Technical Presentations

Antennas & Propagation

Self-Reconfigurable RFID Reader Antenna.
Pavel Nikitin (Honeywell, USA)

Slenderly and Conformable Passive UHF RFID Yarn.
Gianfranco Andia Vera (Primo1D, France)

RFID System Exploiting Large Metal Objects as Near Field UHF RFID Antennas.
Shuai Yang (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Low-Cost Low-Profile UHF RFID Reader Antenna with Reconfigurable Beams and Polarizations.
Prabakar Parthiban (Auckland University of Technology; Times-7 Research Ltd, New Zealand)

Applying UHF RFID for Vehicle Identification: Protocol and Propagation Simulation.
Vladimir Vishnevsky (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)


Applications & Software

Towards Low-cost Object Tracking: Embedded RFID In Golf Balls Using 3D Printed Masks.
Sai Nithin Reddy Kantareddy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)


Circuits, Devices, & Readers

A Fast Active Leakage Cancellation Method for UHF RFID Readers.
Kerem Kapucu (EPFL, Switzerland)

A Novel Adaptive Leakage Suppression Method for UHF RFID Reader.
Qiang Guo (Fudan University, P.R. China)

Ultra Low Voltage 1-V RFID Tag Implement in a-IGZO TFT Technology on Plastic.
Ming Hao Hung (AUO, Taiwan)

A Low Power 2.4 GHz Superheterodyne Receiver Architecture with External LO for Wirelessly Powered Backscatter Tags and Sensors.
Joshua Ensworth (University of Washington, USA)

A 500C Tolerant Ultra-High Temperature 2.4 GHz 32 Bit Chipless RFID Tag with a Mechanical BPSK Modulator.
Matthew Reynolds (University of Washington, USA)


Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power

A Fully Integrable Hybrid Power Management Unit for Passive UHF RFID.
Menghan Sun (The University of Adelaide, Australia)


Internet of Things (IoT) & Next-Gen Physical Layer

Beyond the Limits of Classic Backscattering Communications: a Quantum Tunneling RFID Tag.
Francesco Amato (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Perfect Pulses for Ambient Backscatter Communication.
Michael Varner (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Design of Backscatter-Based Tag-to-Tag System.
Yasha Karimi (Stony Brook University, USA)



Real-Time Code-Division Multi-Tag Localization with Centimeter Accuracy.
Xiaonan Hui (Cornell University, USA)

Outdoor meteorological effects on UHF RFID phase shift: experimental simulations.
Mathieu Le Breton (Université Grenoble Alpes & Géolithe Company, France)

UHF-RFID Backscatter Channel Analysis for Accurate Wideband Ranging.
Stefan Hinteregger (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Performance Evaluation and Verification of Spread-Spectrum Based UHF RFID Ranging.
Florian Galler (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

RSS Stabilization Techniques for a Real-Time Passive UHF RFID Pipe Monitoring System for Smart Shipyards.
Paula Fraga-Lamas (University of A Coruña, Spain)

A Hidden Markov Model for Distinguishing between RFID-tagged Objects in Adjacent Areas.
Matthias Hauser (University of Würzburg, Germany)

An RFID-Based Technique for Train Localization with Passive Tags.
Alice Buffi (University of Pisa, Italy)


Protocols & Security

On the Simon Cipher 4-Block Key Schedule as a Hash.
Brian Degnan (Georgia Institute of Technlogy, USA)

SecureConfig: NFC and QR-Code based Hybrid Approach for Smart Sensor Configuration.
Thomas Ulz (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Reverse Engineering the Communications Protocol of an RFID Public Transportation Card.
Paula Fraga-Lamas (University of A Coruña, Spain)

A Better Channel Code than FM0 for Next-Generation RFID.
Gregory Durgin (Georgia Tech, USA)

Secure UHF-RFID Tag for Vehicular Traffic Management System.
Qiang Li (Shanghai Quanray Electronics Co., Ltd, P.R. China)



On Implementing an Unconventional Infant Vital Signs Monitor with Passive RFID Tags.
Shrenik Vora (Drexel University, USA)

Finger-Augmented RFID System to Restore Peripheral Thermal Feeling.
Veronica Di Cecco (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)

A Dual-Band Wireless Power Transfer and Backscatter Communication Approach for Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices.
Eleftherios Kampianakis (University of Washington, USA)

Chipless RFID Temperature Threshold Sensor and Detection Method.
Marcos Martinez (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA)


Smart Cities

Focusing Through Walls: An E-shaped Patch Antenna Improves Whole-Home Radio Tomography.
Peter Hillyard (University of Utah, USA)


Poster Session

Development of a mobile payment system using Smartphones with integrated NFC (Near Field Communication) and Open-Sources Tools: Android, Arduino and APP Inventor
Ernesto Maldonado (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)

A Low Power 2.4 GHz Superheterodyne Receiver Architecture with External LO for Wirelessly Powered Backscatter Tags and Sensors
Alexander Hoang (University of Washington, USA)

A Retrodirective Feed Network for BackscatterRFID Tags Using a Rat-Race Coupler
Mohammad Alhassoun (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

A Dual-Band Wireless Power Transfer and Backscatter Communication Approach for Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices
Eleftherios Kampianakis (University of Washington, USA)

A Real-Time Pipe Monitoring Cyber-Physical System for the Shipyard of the Future
Paula Fraga-Lamas (University of A Coruña, Spain)

An FPGA-based ISO18000-6C/ EPC Gen 2 ASIC Development Testbed with Fiber Optic Tamper Detection and Hardware AES Encryption
Thang Phu (University of Washington, USA)

RF Bar Coding of PE Pipes Using Alternating Conductive Structures
Jordan Trewitt (University of Tulsa, USA)

SARFID: a versatile localization technique in UHF-RFID systems
Alice Buffi (University of Pisa, Italy)

Implementation of Smart Cold Chain Tag Application Using a Wi-Fi Backscatter Communication System
Young-Han Kim (Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Korea)

A 500C Tolerant Ultra-High Temperature 2.4 GHz 32 Bit Chipless RFID Tag with a Mechanical BPSK Modulator
Matthew Reynolds (University of Washington, USA)

Using Machine Learning and RFID Localization for Advanced Logistic Applications
Florian Geigl (Detego GmbH)

Distributed Sensing for Space Applications Using Modulated Backscatter
Lucas Schamber (Northwest Nazarene University, USA)

3D Backscatter Imaging with Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO
Matthew Reynolds (University of Washington, USA)

RFID in the Classroom: Design of a Battery-Free Sensing Platform
Evan Rose (Valparaiso University, USA)

Design and Applications for a Large-Area UHF RFID Reader Antenna System
Xiaotian Li (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)

Smart Packaging for the Internet of Things: Passive UHF RFID Yarn
Gianfranco Andia Vera (Primo1D, France)

UHF RFID Based Gesture Control System for Smart City Transportation
Wenhai Zhang (University of Macau, Macao)

Tolling in the Air: An ETC solution for overcrowded public bus transportations in Beijing
Yinuo Zhao (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

Missing State-Data Recovery in the HIMR RFID Localization and Tracking System
Qian Yang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Controllable Resonators for Enhanced Detection of Chipless RFID Sensors
Marcos Martinez (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA)

Environmental and Commercial Impact of City-Wide Reusable Food Container System
Austin Lynch (California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, USA)

Securing the Global Supply Chain with the Container Security Device
Christopher Valenta (Georgia Tech Research Institute; Electro-optical Systems Laboratory, USA)

Backscatter Sensor Localization Via Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging
Xiaojie Fu (University of Washington, USA)

RFID Interrogation Zone Filtering with a Differential Phase Measurement and Posterior Cluster Analysis
Kohei Yamamoto (Keio University, Japan)

Inventory Inaccuracy In Warehouses: A Simulation
Megan Garcia (California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo  (Cal Poly), USA)


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IEEE RFID Mega Challenge

Finalists of the 2017 IEEE RFID Mega Challenge on Smart Cities have been announced
The 2017 challenge will be focused on the use of RFID in a Smart Cities solution. .
The top 4 finalists of the competition are eligible for the Student Travel Grant
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