Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Middleware Building Blocks for Architecting RFID Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_31,
        author={Nikos Kefalakis and Nektarios Leontiadis and John Soldatos and Didier Donsez},
        title={Middleware Building Blocks for Architecting RFID Systems},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={RFID Middleware Architecture EPCglobal Business Event Generation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_31}
    }
    
  • Nikos Kefalakis
    Nektarios Leontiadis
    John Soldatos
    Didier Donsez
    Year: 2012
    Middleware Building Blocks for Architecting RFID Systems
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_31
Nikos Kefalakis1,*, Nektarios Leontiadis1,*, John Soldatos1,*, Didier Donsez2,*
  • 1: Athens Information Technology
  • 2: Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble
*Contact email: nkef@ait.edu.gr, nele@ait.edu.gr, jsol@ait.edu.gr, Didier.Donsez@imag.fr

Abstract

RFID middleware is a cornerstone of non-trivial RFID deployments in complex heterogeneous environments. In this paper we present the principal middleware building blocks specified in the scope of the EPCglobal architecture. Alternative protocols and implementation frameworks for realizing these middleware blocks are also presented. At the same time we outline several middleware extensions to the EPCglobal architecture, towards meeting common requirements of automatic identification applications. Furthermore, we classify RFID applications into various categories based on their complexity, as well as based on their closed or open loop nature. Accordingly, we highlight the middleware blocks that are most important to each application category.