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RFID Infrastructure Design: A Case Study of Two Australian RFID Projects
January/February 2009 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 14-21
John P.T. Mo, RMIT University
Quan Z. Sheng, University of Adelaide
Xue Li, University of Queensland
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia
The design, implementation, and deployment of large-scale RFID infrastructures can occur only through innovative solutions that address RFID challenges at all levels, including device, data processing, and data integration. The authors present and discuss several design issues associated with two Australian national RFID projects, implemented based on the EPCglobal Network. Using practical experience gained from these projects, they identify several areas of improvement and research opportunities for future large-scale RFID implementations and deployments.

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Index Terms:
RFID, RFID system integration, electronic product code, EPCglobal network, event tracing, radio frequency identification, RFID Meets the Internet
Citation:
John P.T. Mo, Quan Z. Sheng, Xue Li, Sherali Zeadally, "RFID Infrastructure Design: A Case Study of Two Australian RFID Projects," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 14-21, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.18
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