RFID Convergence: The Internet of Things 2.0

Abstract

RFID represents a significant improvement over other automated identification technologies (such as bar coding) in that RFID readers do not require line of sight to tags nor do RFID systems require human assistance when functioning properly. These and other attributes make RFID an excellent candidate for convergence with a variety of networking technologies, and recent research has paired RFID in a broad range of mashup-like partnerships with IP networks, sensor networks, the Internet, mobile phones, wireless networking, Bluetooth, social networks, peer-to-peer, SMS and others. While other studies have provided overviews of RFID security and privacy [1], relevant protocols [2] and overall technical introductions [3], this appears to be the first work to survey the landscape of RFID’s increasing convergence with other networking technologies.

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@inproceedings{Goshey2008RFIDCT, title={RFID Convergence: The Internet of Things 2.0}, author={Michael Goshey}, year={2008} }