The design of a lightweight RFID middleware

Fengqun Lin, Bocheng Chen, Ching Yuen Chan, C. H. Wu, W. H. Ip, Andy Mai, Hongyang Wang, Wenhuang Liu

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) middleware is often regarded as the central nervous system of RFID systems. In this paper, a lightweight RFID middleware is designed and implemented without the need of an Application Level Events (ALE) structure, and its implementation process is described using a typical commerical enterprise. A short review of the current RFID middleware research and development is also included. The characteristics of RFID middleware are presented with a two-centric framework. The senarios of RFID data integration based on the simplified structure are provided to illuminats the design and implementation of the lightweight middleware structure and its development process. The lightweight middleware is easy to maintain and extend because of the simplified and streamlined structure and the short development cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Business Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009


  • ALE module replacement
  • Data extraction
  • Lightweight middleware
  • RFID
  • Two centric framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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