11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
6 - 10, May 2009            Milan, Italy
Workshops Deadlines
Regular Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: deadline expired
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The 3rd International Workshop on
RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges (IWRT 2009)

6-7 May, 2009 - Milan, Italy

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2009)

Michael Sheng
The University of Adelaide

Zakaria Maamar
Zayed University

Sherali Zeadally
University of the District of Columbia

Katerina Mitrokotsa
Technical University of Delft
The Netherlands

Publicity Chair
Yanbo Wu
The University of Adelaide

Background and Goals
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems are emerging as one of the most pervasive computing technologies due to their low cost and their broad applicability. RFID systems consist of tiny integrated circuits equipped with antennas (RFID tags) that communicate with their reading devices (RFID readers) using radio-frequency waves without line of sight. This creates tremendous opportunities for linking various objects from real world. These objects are numbered, identified, cataloged, and tracked. RFID systems present many advantages and features that cannot be found in other ubiquitous computing environments. RFID communication is fast, convenient and its application can substantially save time, improve services, reduce labor cost, thwart product counterfeiting and theft, increase productivity gains and maintain quality standards. Common applications range from highway toll collection, supply chain management, public transportation,controlling building access, animal tracking, developing smart home appliances and remote keyless entry for automobiles to locating children. In addition, RFID technology also offers a viable approach to implement physical user interfaces. The services available in the local environment are advertised by RFID tags. Users browse the services and activate the desired service by simply touching the corresponding tag with a mobile terminal that is equipped with an RFID reader. In the near future, these user interfaces would introduce RFID tags into our everyday lives.

While RFID provides promising benefits such as inventory visibility and business process automation, some significant challenges need to be overcome before these benefits can be realized. One important issue is how to process and manage RFID data, which is typically in large volume, noisy and unreliable, time-dependent, dynamically changing, and of varying ownership. Another issue is how to seamlessly integrate low-level RFID data into (existing) enterprise information infrastructures (e.g., upper-level business processes). Finally, RFID systems present a number of inherent vulnerabilities with serious potential security implications. Indeed, given the ability of inexpensively tagging and thus monitoring a large number of items and/or people, RFID raises some serious security and privacy concerns. RFID systems are vulnerable to a broad range of malicious attacks ranging from passive eavesdropping to active interference. RFID privacy and security are stimulating research areas that involve rich interplay among many disciplines, such as signal processing, hardware design, supply-chain logistics, privacy rights, and cryptography.

The workshop's objective is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and users to exchange new ideas, developments, and experience on issues related to this emerging field.

Topics of Interest
We welcome papers that focus on novel RFID technologies and applications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

- Data management issues in RFID applications
- Innovative RFID-enabled applications
- RFID and physical user interfaces
- Security/privacy and RFID
- RFID and sensor networks
- Web services and RFID
- RFID and semantic Web
- RFID standards
- RFID case studies and field trials
- RFID middleware
- Next generation RFID technologies
- Commercial experience with RFID
- RFID network management
- COTS and Open Source RFID infrastructure
- Integration of RFID with other applications
- Performance evaluation
- Business process redesign and RFID
- Intrusion Detection in RFID systems
- Behavior analysis
- Situation awareness

Important Dates
Regular Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: deadline expired
Final Paper Submission and Registration: deadline expired

Workshop Program Committee
Thierry Bodhuin, University of Sannio, Italy
Leonid Bolotnyy, University of Virginia, USA
Julio Cesar Hernandez Castro, University of Portsmouth, UK
Adriana Lopez de la Cruz,  Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, USA
Rajit Gadh, UCLA, USA
Sozo Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan
Roger Jiao, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Mohamed Latrach, ESEO, France
Xue Li, The University of Queensland, Australia
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Australia
Tao Lin, SAP Research, USA
Pedro Peris Lopez, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Tom Karygiannis, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
John Mo, RMIT University, Australia
Jukka Riekki, University of Oulu, Finland
Nicolas Sklavos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Fusheng Wang, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Thijs Veugen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia
Holger Ziekow, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the topics listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the conference Paper Templates web page. Please also check the web page with the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris

Publication / Journal
All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.
Best papers of the workshop will be considered for further publication in a forthcoming Special issue of a well-known international journal planned shortly after the workshop.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by March 17, 2009 the paper will not be published in the workshop proceedings book.

Secretariat Contacts
ICEIS Workshops - IWRT 2009
e-mail: workshops@iceis.org


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