ITU-T Workshop on "Networked RFID: Systems and Services"
Geneva, 14-15 February 2006
ITU-T hosted the workshop "Networked RFID: Systems and Services", in collaboration
with ITU’s Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU), in Geneva, 14-15 February 2006 at the
International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) http://www.cicg.ch
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the much-touted system that enables
data to be transmitted by a tiny portable device, called a tag, which is read by
an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application.
The development of RFID systems creates new possibilities for the support of
object-to-object communications. Analysts predict that RFID will revolutionize
areas of industry including supply chain management, security and mobile telecommunication
services. Additionally, RFID is expected to play an important role in the realization
of the Ubiquitous Network Society. All this will create a yet unquantified demand on
Currently, the market for RFID standards is extremely fragmented. Special standards
for certain limited fields of applications exist as well as quasi-proprietary or
proprietary standards. Many RFID applications still lack global standards for data
formats, compatibility, interoperability, interference problems, personal information
protection, authentication, key management and others.
The event focused on the use of RFID technology in networked environments, and reviewed
international standardization. Particular emphasis was given to the impact that networked RFID applications have on telecommunication networks, especially on network and service
capability requirements and interworking aspects.
Webcasting/archive (audio only) of this workshop is available here.
- Present the status of RFID technology and identify future trends
- Review current and future applications, services and business models leveraging networked RFIDs (NRFIDs)
- Identify NRFID aspects relevant to telecommunications (services and network capabilities,
architecture, QoS, performance, security, etc.)
- Analyse how far existing standards can support NRFID applications and services,
and identify where enhanced or new standards might be needed
- Identify elements for a roadmap for a standardization framework, including the
clarification of the role of applicable SDOs, forums and consortia