RFID: An ideal technology for ubiquitous computing?

Ciaran O'Driscoll, Daniel MacCormac, Mark Deegan, Fred Mtenzi, Brendan O'Shea

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This paper presents a review of RFID based approaches used for the development of smart spaces and smart objects. We explore approaches that enable RFID technology to make the transition from the recognized applications such as retail to ubiquitous computing, in which computers and technology fade into the background of day to day life. In this paper we present the case for the use of RFID technology as a key technology of ubiquitous computing due to its ability to embed itself in everday objects and spaces. Frameworks to support the operation of RFID-based smart objects and spaces are discussed and key design concepts identified. Conceptual frameworks, based on academic research, and deployed frameworks based on real world implementations are reviewed and the potential for RFID as a truly ubiquitous technology is considered and presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 5th International Conference, UIC 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2008 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5061 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2008


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