Thanks for Attending IEEE RFID 2015!

See you next year in Orlando!


Download slides from our Keynote and Invited Speakers.

Conference Awards

Best Paper Award: “Coding for Tag Collision Recovery” by Hessam Mahdavifar and Alexander Vardy, University of California San Diego, CA won $500 from ThingMagic!

Best Poster Award: “Every Smart Phone is a Backscatter Reader: Modulated Backscatter Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) Devices” by Joshua Ensworth and Matthew Reynolds, University of Washington

Rectenna Shootout Winner: “Team Drexel”, Damiano Patron from Drexel University won $500 from Ricoh Innovations!

See the best pictures from the conference right here!

Tutorials and Workshops

On Wednesday, April 15, attend one of four tutorials or workshops. Each 3-hour tutorial provides 3 IEEE Professional Development Hours to fulfill any continuing education requirements you may have. Workshops do not provide professional development hours.

To register for any tutorial or workshop, simply indicate the session you want in the onlineregistration process.

Technical Paper and Poster Sessions

See this year’s nominees for Best Paper Award sponsored by ThingMagic!

This year, 26 papers were accepted after a very thorough double-blind review process, leading to an average acceptance ratio of 33%. Our 63 TPC Members provided a total of 243 reviews (3.3 per paper) along with a very vigorous discussion phase. The acceptance ratio reflects both the competitive nature of IEEE RFID conferences and the high quality of the papers presented this year. For the Poster and Demo Session, which gives authors the opportunity to present preliminary and exploratory research, 20 submissions were accepted. IEEE RFID continues to be an international conference, with 48% of the submissions from the United States, 35% from Europe, Middle East, and Africa, 15% from the Asia/Pacific region, as well 2% from Latin America.

Technical content this year will present ground-breaking new research and projects in these topical areas:

  • Internet of Things (IoT): RFID provisioning and lost connection handling, RFID networking standards, communications standards, RFID-enabled devices, ubiquitous tracking and positioning, IoT/RFID system architectures
  • Antennas & Propagation: MIMO and diversity techniques, Antenna theory and designs, channel measurements and modeling, ultra-wideband backscattering, hybrid ultra-wideband RFID tags and interrogators
  • Applications & Software: RFID software, middleware, network applications, scientific studies on operational experience of RFID applications, unconventional RF “identification”
  • Circuits, Devices, & Interrogators: Circuit designs, non-silicon and chipless RFID, interrogator architecture, multi-interrogator coordination and interference reduction
  • Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power: Ambient RF harvesting, efficiency improvements, power-optimized waveforms, RFID tags using kinetic, thermal, or optical power-harvesting
  • Localization: Performance bounds, novel system approaches, technologies, and algorithms in RFID tag and reader localization, RF Tomography and Environmental Sensing
  • Protocols & Security: Coding, anti-collision, cryptography and privacy-enhancing techniques, medium/multiple access schemes
  • Sensors: Integration of sensors with RFID tags, including active, passive, or chipless mechanisms; RFID sensor modeling and analysis, new sensors for RFID

Conference Features

RFID Journal Live! 2015

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