Special Issue "New Developments in RFID Technologies and Applications and Their Integration into IoT"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: energy-efficient front-end design; radio frequency; energy harvesting; communications systems; 5G communications; sensor design; localisation-based services; signal processing; optimisation process; MIMO system design; health hazards; propagations, antennas and electromagnetic computational techniques
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The quest in the research community to achieve scalable, energy-efficient, and robust ubiquitous system and applications, has inadvertently brought to fore the many desirable potentials of RFID. RFID, which supports the easy identification of physical objects and people, is a fast-paced research. Moreover, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm, the integration of RFID systems in many wireless and ubiquitous applications has resulted in the development of many exciting, innovative and automated system. Furthermore, the introduction of IoT in healthcare to foster quality and safe healthcare applications, the need to elevate the many traditional applications of RFID becomes a reality requisite. Therefore, the field of RFID is gaining continued momentum in research and design, with the general acceptance as an efficient technology capable of ameliorating the many drawbacks of several technologies.
RFID, though widely accepted as an exciting technology, presents several significant design challenges and issues to engineers and researchers. These issues arise from the context-aware processing of RFID data, achieving efficient matching and read range, developing novel smart IoT-based applications, achieving smart and human interaction, and privacy and security issue of RFID data within the IoT context.
This Special Issue solicits original papers that contribute to the understanding of RFID and its impact on the design, development and use of applications in ubiquitous environments.
Submission can focus on the conceptual and applied research in topics including, but not limited to:
- Antenna and propagation in the RFID frequencies
- Signal processing of data in RFID system
- Pervasive applications in mobile and ubiquitous environments for identification and monitoring
- RFID in eHealth
- Touchless identification
- RFID in Biomedical Applications
- RFID inside a living body
- Security on RFID technology
- RFID and the Internet of Things
- Passive and Active RFID Technologies and Applications
Submission should be high quality for an international journal, and should not have submitted or published elsewhere. However, the extended versions of conference papers that show significant improvement (minimal of over 30%) can be considered for review to this special issue.
Technical Programme Committee members:
1. Professor Peter Excell, Wrexham University
2. Professor Rami Qahwaji, University of Bradford
3. Professor Simon Shepherd, University of Bradford
4. Professor Jonathan Rodriguez, South Wales University
5. Professor Irfan Awan, University of Bradford
6. Professor Neil McEwan, University of Bradford
7. Dr James M Noras, University of Bradford
8. Dr Chan H See, University of Bolton
9. Dr Rameez Asif, University of Bradford/ Visibility Asset Management Solutions Co., UK
10. Dr Atojoko Achimugu Alpha, University of Bradford/ Avery.com, UK
Prof. Raed A. Abd-Alhameed
Manuscript Submission Information
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