A multi-agent-based RFID framework for smart-object applications

Chi Kong Chan, Harry K H Chow, Winson S H Siu, Hung Lam Ng, Terry H S Chu, Chun Bun Henry Chan

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Abstract

Coupled with software agent technology, RFID can transform everyday objects into smart objects. Currently, in most applications, agent definitions are not encoded directly on the tags due to tag memory limitations, and RFID technology is used purely for identification. Such approaches cannot provide the benefits of flexibility and modularization supplied by smart object systems. In this paper, we present a system called A-FRED for effectively encoding smart object data and agent definitions onto RFID tags. An XML-based memory-efficient encoding method is implemented and a behavior-based encoding scheme is adopted. The system provides an alternative framework for representing smart objects on passive RFID tags in general, and on memory limited low-cost UHF tags in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages356-361
Number of pages6
Volume2195
ISBN (Print)9789881925114
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2012 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Mar 201216 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference2012 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2012
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period14/03/1216/03/12

Keywords

  • RFID
  • Smart Objects
  • Software Agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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