RFID Technologies & Internet of Things

Luigi Patrono
2013 Journal of Communications Software and Systems  
The next-generation of the Internet aims to integrate heterogeneous wireless technologies and low-cost embedded devices in order to contribute to assert the concept of Internet of Things (IoT). The main idea behind the IoT concept is to have worldwide interconnected objects, each one individually discovered and addressed as a resource in the network. In this new scenario, the Human-to-Machine paradigm (H2M) is increasingly moving toward the new Machine-to-Machine (M2M) paradigm, so leading to
more » ... improvement of several aspects in everyday life. Certainly, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are playing a fundamental role as IoT enabling technologies. A very intersting research topic is focused on the integration between RFID and WSN in order to spread smart environments able to capture, in a pervasive way, all useful information from the real world. This special issue on RFID Technology and Internet of Things of the JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS aims to report on the recent advancement and developments in various aspects of the IoT such as RFID, NFC, tracing and tracking systems, supply chain, security in IoT, WSN, integration between RFID and WSN, and so on. Fifteen papers were submitted and ten of them have been recommended for publication based on the standard reviewing process. Papers published in this special issue of JCOMSS cover most research topics previuosly reported. In the work "Performance Evaluation of a Novel Animals Tracking System based on UHF RFID Technology" [1], the authors Luca Catarinucci, Riccardo Colella, Luca Mainetti, Vincenzo Mighali, Luigi Patrono, Ilaria Sergi, and Luciano Tarricone, demonstrate that passive RFID technology in UHF band can be efficiently used to create an innovative tracking system for laboratory animals, in order to support the researcher in the behavioral analysis of this animals. They deeply investigated all aspects of RFID technology in the UHF band and designed a complete system, both hardware and software, able to precisely track mice that move in a cage. The experimental results, reported in this work, demonstrate the appropriateness of the proposed approach. In the work "An information-centric and REST-based approach for EPC Information Services" [2], the authors propose an implementation of the EPCIS specifications based on the adoption of Linked Data and REST principles. They argue that the adoption of such principles in the EPCIS domain will improve information sharing across organizational boundaries and ease the development of web-EDITORS Luigi Patrono (luigi.patrono@unisalento.it) received his MS in
doi:10.24138/jcomss.v9i1.152 fatcat:scd2xs2n7nehlmdkupwda75a4a