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Technology, Standards, and Real-World Deployments of the EPC Network
March/April 2009 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 36-43
Frédéric Thiesse, University of St. Gallen
Christian Floerkemeier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Harrison, University of Cambridge
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich
Christof Roduner, ETH Zurich
The EPC Network is a global RFID data sharing infrastructure based on standards that are built around the Electronic Product Code (EPC), an unambiguous numbering scheme for the designation of physical goods. The authors present the fundamental concepts and applications of the EPC Network, its integration with enterprise systems, and its functionality for data exchange between organizations in the supply chain.

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Index Terms:
RFID, Electronic Product Code, EPC Network, Electronic Data Interchange, Supply Chain Management, Internet of Things
Frédéric Thiesse, Christian Floerkemeier, Mark Harrison, Florian Michahelles, Christof Roduner, "Technology, Standards, and Real-World Deployments of the EPC Network," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 36-43, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.46
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