Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century

Building Scalable and Global RFID Networks

  • Damith C. Ranasinghe
  • Quan Z. Sheng
  • Sherali Zeadally

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Future of RFID

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter H. Cole, Leigh H. Turner, Zhonghao Hu, Damith C. Ranasinghe
      Pages 3-23
    3. Leonardo W. F. Chaves, Zoltán Nochta
      Pages 25-38
    4. Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Michael Beye, Pedro Peris-Lopez
      Pages 39-63
  3. Data Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Roberto De Virgilio, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Michele Ruta, Floriano Scioscia, Riccardo Torlone
      Pages 111-141
    3. Holger Ziekow, Lenka Ivantysynova, Oliver Günter
      Pages 143-160
  4. Global Information Architectures and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Dieter Uckelmann, M.-A. Isenberg, M. Teucke, H. Halfar, B. Scholz-Reiter
      Pages 163-181
    3. José J. Cantero, Miguel A. Guijarro, Antonio Plaza, Guillermo Arrebola, Janie Baños
      Pages 183-201
    4. Elias Polytarchos, Stelios Eliakis, Dimitris Bochtis, Katerina Pramatari
      Pages 203-227
    5. Michele Ruta, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Floriano Scioscia
      Pages 229-255
    6. Nova Ahmed, Umakishore Ramachandran
      Pages 257-278
  5. Innovative Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Jasser Al-Kassab, Philipp Blome, Gerd Wolfram, Frédéric Thiesse, Elgar Fleisch
      Pages 281-308
    3. Elena Legnani, Sergio Cavalieri, Roberto Pinto, Stefano Dotti
      Pages 309-329
    4. Yoon S. Chang, Chang H. Oh
      Pages 353-365
  6. Business and Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Andriana Dimakopoulou, Katerina Pramatari, Angeliki Karagiannaki, George Papadopoulos, Antonis Paraskevopoulos
      Pages 411-434
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-459

About this book


Are you an engineer or a researcher developing RFID systems? Are you a manager considering deploying RFID-based applications? If so, this book is for you. Covering modern RFID systems, the challenges to RFID implementation are addressed using specific industrial research examples and common integration issues. The primary focus is on answering questions surrounding building scalable global Internet-based RFID networks. Key topics include RFID data management, RFID data processing and integration, Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) and sensors. The book considers the challenges of and solutions to building and exploiting global networks to guarantee one of the most important business drivers for modern RFID technology: traceability. The authors have drawn together RFID applications from the retail supply chain, asset and product lifecycle management, anti-counterfeiting and cold chain management to explore how global traceability networks can be created using RFID and sensor technologies. They present insights from world’s leading research laboratories.


Anti-counterfeiting Global information systems Lightweight cryptography Product authentication RFID RFID Data Management RFID Middleware RFID System Integration RFID Traceability Network RFID network RFID technology Radio frequency identification systems Sensor Network Targeted product recall

Editors and affiliations

  • Damith C. Ranasinghe
    • 1
  • Quan Z. Sheng
    • 2
  • Sherali Zeadally
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical & Electronic, EngineeringUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of Electrical & Electronic, EngineeringUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. Computer Science &, Information TechnologyUniversity of the District of ColumbiaWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03461-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03462-6
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