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IEEE Committee on RFID Newsletter
 April 2016
In this issue
  • From the Editor
  • Upcoming Conferences
  • Council on RFID
  • New CRFID Officers
  • Member Society Representatives
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From the Editor
by Vasileios Lakafosis, Editor in Chief, CRFID Newsletter

2015 was certainly an interesting and productive year. In mid-June the Council on RFID came into existence and since last January, six new member Societies were added. Additionally, CRFID was approved in November to sponsor the IEEE Journal on RFID; expected to be published in 2017.

Going forward in 2016, more and more exciting things are ahead of us! The organizing committees for IEEE RFID 2016 (held in May in Orlando) and RFID-TA 2016 (held in September in Guangzhou) are already hard at work. In January, CRFID was approved for its first official Chapter, namely the "IEEE Singapore Section Council on RFID Chapter."

As much as I have enjoyed serving the position of newsletter editor and would like to continue doing so, I need to pass this honorary service on to someone who can devote the full time it deserves. I would like to congratulate Prof. Shashikant Patil for accepting the position of the new Editor-in-Chief! We are looking forward to Shashikant's effort to make this newsletter grow further.

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Conferences and Calls for Papers

IEEE RFID 2016

The conference will take place 3-5 May 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. Our attendance boasts an outstanding mix of practitioners and researchers from industry and academia. IEEE RFID 2016 is an opportunity to share, discuss, and witness research results in all areas of RFID technologies and their application.


Registration is now open



IEEE RFID-TA 2016


IEEE RFID-TA 2016 will take place 21-23 September 2016 at the Marriott in Shunde, Foshan City, China.

RFID-TA 2016 will provide a forum for the advancement of RFID technology and practice, and aims to strengthen relations between industry, research institutions and academia. Authors are invited to submit a maximum six-page original, high impact paper presenting their latest research and practical information in all areas of RFID.

CALL FOR PAPERS is now open!

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Sensor Integrated RFID Tags
  • Wearable RFID and Biomedical Applications
  • On-Chip RFID Antennas
  • RFID Data Capturing and Information Management
  • MEMS Techniques for RFID Tags
  • Advances in RFID Industrial Implementation
  • RFID in the Internet of Things
  • Energy Harvesting in RFID Systems
  • Next Generation RFID Systems: RTLS Tags and Mesh WSN RFID
  • Printable and Chipless RFID Systems
  • Smart and On-Tag Data Processing RFID Technologies
  • Advances in RFID Antenna Design
  • Novel Industrial Applications of RFID Technology
  • RFID Services Infrastructure
Accepted and presented papers will be included in IEEE conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:
  • Paper Submissions due (six-page PDF): 29 April 2016
  • Notifications of Acceptance: 15 June 2016
  • Final camera-ready papers due: 15 July 2016
  • Conference: 21-23 September 2016


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Introducing Our New CRFID Adcom Members



Chen Zhi Ning

National University of Singapore Professor Chen Zhi Ning is the representative from IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society. He was chosen by the CRFID Adcom 27 August 2015 meeting to be the VP Member Services. This position provides guidance and oversight for any member services which includes, but is not limited to: Chapter support, creation and funding, Distinguished Lecturer program, educational activities and cooperation with both IEEE and non-IEEE entities.


Magdy Bayoumi

University of Louisiana Professor Magdy Bayoumi was selected as VP Technical Activities. He provides direction for the Technical Activities of the Council, including but not limited to technical studies, standards, policies, guidance and other products and services. The CRFID Technical Activities Committee may also sponsor technical committees.



Rui Zhang

Rui received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2007. He is now an associate professor with the ECE Department of National University of Singapore. His current research interests include energy-efficient and energy-harvesting enabled wireless communications, wireless information and power transfer, and wireless 5G techniques. He was the recipient of the 6th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, and the co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2015. He is now an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in 2015.


Jean-Luc Gaudiot

Professor Jean-Luc Gaudiot received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique, Paris, France in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977 and 1982, respectively.

He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Irvine, CA, USA. He was Chair of the Department from 2003 to 2009. During his tenure, the department underwent significant changes. These include the hiring of twelve new faculty members (three senior professors) and the remarkable rise in the US News and World Report® rankings of the Computer Engineering program from 42 to 28 (46 to 36 for the Electrical Engineering program). He is President-Elect, IEEE Computer Society.

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In Remembrance

William A. Gruver


Our colleague and friend Bill Gruver passed away on Monday February 29, 2016 in his home. The service was held on Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 pm, at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. Bill, our representative from the Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, was one of the original supporters of RFID in IEEE. Bill was integral to the founding of CRFID. He loved working with students and urged them to engage in RFID-related educational disciplines. He traveled frequently to East Asia. He was part of our small group that organized the very first RFID-TA in Guangzhou. Bill provided us the structure and outline for our Distinguished Lecturer program. More recently, he urged CRFID to connect with social media, especially Wiebo and Wechat in China. On recognizing Bill and his contributions, CRFID plans on contributing to the new Engineering Science Student Award being established at SFU in Bill's honor in lieu of flowers.


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