Keynote – Secure RFID for Trusting Devices and Data


Wednesday, May 10 2017
8:30 – 10:00

IEEE RFID Opening Plenary Session – North Building, Level 2, Room 222C 

René Martinez, Honeywell

René Martinez is an Engineering Fellow at Honeywell.  He has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering specializing in RF circuits and antennas. René has worked as a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Research Staff Member at IBM Research, and Chief Technologist at Intermec Technologies.  He has over 20 patents and over 25 papers in RFID, Satellite communications, and RADAR, and he has been an invited speaker at Stanford, MIT, AT&T Bell Labs, FAA, FCC and Homeland Security.  René was the co-chair of the new “Gen 2 Version 2” standard for RFID that supports cryptographic security.



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IEEE RFID Mega Challenge

Finalists of the 2017 IEEE RFID Mega Challenge on Smart Cities have been announced
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DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due:
    January 18, 2017
  • Workshop proposals due:
    January 27, 2017
  • Mega Challenge submissions due:
    January 31, 2017
  • Paper notifications of acceptance:
    February 27, 2017
  • Poster submissions due:
    March 8, 2017
  • Poster notifications of acceptance:
    March 16, 2017
  • Paper publication-ready versions due:
    March 20, 2017
  • Poster publication-ready versions due:
    March 23, 2017
  • Conference:
    May 9-11, 2017 at Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA