Ubiquitous RFID: Where are we?

Quan Z. Sheng, Sherali Zeadally, Zongwei Luo, Jen Yao Chung, Zakaria Maamar

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After over a half century of development, radio-frequency identification (RFID) is beginning to move into mainstream applications for automatic identification. RFID is widely seen today as one of the key enabling technologies of the "Internet of Things". However, many challenges still need to be addressed before we can fully benefit from this nascent and ubiquitous technology. In this paper, we present the state of the art of RFID technology and discuss the challenges and open issues in developing next generation RFID applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-490
Number of pages6
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Internet of things
  • RFID data integration
  • RFID data management
  • RFID framework
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
  • Security and privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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