Paper Sessions Q&A

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Paper Sessions, Workshops/Tutorials, and Poster Schedule

Online event via Gatherly:
Passwords for the event will be sent via email.

INT 1 – 8:00-9:30 AM (Atlanta, EDT)

RFID in Healthcare IoT (H-IoT)

  • Desk A: RFitness: Enabling Smart Yoga Mat for Fitness Posture Detection with Commodity Passive RFIDs. Wei Sun (Ohio State University, USA).
  • Desk B: Orthopedic Fixture-integrated RFID Temperature Sensor for the Monitoring of Deep Inflammations. Priscilla Avaltroni (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy); Simone Nappi (University of Rome Tor Vergata & Radio6ense SRL, Italy); Gaetano Marrocco (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy).
  • Desk C: Dual-chip RFID On-skin Tag for Bilateral Breath Monitoring. Carolina Miozzi and Giorgia Stendardo, Giulio M. Bianco, Francesco Montecchia, Gaetano Marrocco (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy).

 Applications & Software

  • Desk D: ReaDmE: Read-Rate Based Dynamic Execution Scheduling for Intermittent RF-Powered Devices. Yang Su and Damith C. Ranasinghe (The University of Adelaide, Australia).

Circuit, Devices & Reader

  • Desk E: A 125μmx245μm Mainly Digital UHF EPC Gen2 Compatible RFID tag in 55nm CMOS process. Kirti Bhanushali (Microsoft, USA); Wenxu Zhao, W. Shepherd Pitts and Paul Franzon (North Carolina State University, USA).
  • Desk F: A Wideband Directive Filter For LO Leakage Reduction in UWB Frequency-domain Chipless RFID Readers. Mohammadali Forouzandeh and Javad Aliasgari (Monash University, Australia); Nemai Karmakar (Monash University, Australia).

INT 2 – 10:00-11:30 AM (Atlanta, EDT)

Antenna & Propagation Track

  • Desk A: UHF RFID chip impedance and sensitivity measurement using a transmission line transformer. Florian Muralter (University of Deusto, Spain); Michael Franz Hani (Technische Universität München & Fakultät für Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Germany); Hugo Landaluce (Av. Universidades, 24, Facultad de Ingeniería, Spain & Universidad de Deusto, Spain); Asier Perallos (University of Deusto, Spain); Erwin Biebl (Technische Universität München, Germany).
  • Desk B: Miniaturized Sequentially Rotated Curved PIFA Circular Array for Portable Handheld RFID Readers. Daniele Inserra (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China); Guangjun Wen (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China).


  • Desk C: Single and bulk identification of plastics in the recycling chain using Chipless RFID tags. Fatima Villa Gonzalez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA & Tecnun – University of Navarra, Spain); Rahul Bhattacharyya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Sanjay Sarma (MIT Auto-ID Center, USA).
  • Desk D: Wearable Deformation Sensor with Ambient Interference Rejection Using Differential Backscattered RFID Signals. Siqi Dai, Tingzhe Wang, Yulong Liu and Terry Ye (Southern University of Science and Technology, China).
  • Desk E: A novel method to improve the subcarrier frequency accuracy for UHF RFID sensing system. Kuanfeng Tang, Chao Zhang, Maodong Wang, Shengliang Xu, Shujiang Ji, Na Yan and Hao Min (State Key Lab of ASIC & System, Fudan University, China); Jin Mitsugi (Keio, Japan)

INT 3 – 12:00-1:30 PM (Atlanta, EDT)

Wireless Energy Harvesting

  • Desk A: Design and Experimentation of a Novel Five Coil Asymmetric Magnetic Resonance Wireless Power Transfer System. Rafael R Figueroa III, Allen G Morinec, Jr, Ethan J Jones, Sebastian Tapias, Lancina Djibo, and Gregory Durgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).
  • Desk B: Channel Inversion Method for Optimum Power Delivery in RF Harvesting Backscatter Systems. Rui Chen, Shuai Yang, Richard Penty, Michael J Crisp (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Desk C: Synthesis of Compact, Low-loss Beam-forming Networks for RF Energy Harvesting. Blake Marshall and Gregory Durgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).

Wireless Motion Capture and Fine-Scale Localization (Part 1 of 2)

  • Desk D: Underdetermined Beam-space Compressed Sensing DOA Estimation. Amgad Salama (Alexandria University, Egypt).
  • Desk E: Self-Locating RFID Robot for Tag Localization in Retails. Andrea Motroni, Fabio Bernardini, Alice Buffi, Paolo Nepa and Bernardo Tellini (University of Pisa, Italy).
  • Desk F: Robust RFID Localization in Multipath with Phase-Based Particle Filtering and a Mobile Robot. Evangelos Giannelos, Emmanouil Andrianakis and Konstantinos Skyvalakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece); Antonis G Dimitriou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Aggelos Bletsas (Technical University of Crete, Greece).

INT 4 – 2:00-3:30 PM (Atlanta, EDT)

Wireless Motion Capture and Fine-Scale Localization (Part 2 of 2)

  • Desk A: Preliminary Analysis of RFID Localization System for Moving Precast Concrete Units using Multiple-Tags and Weighted Euclid Distance k-NN algorithm. Barrett Durtschi, Mahesh Mahat, Mustafa Mashal and Andrew Chrysler (Idaho State University, USA).
  • Desk B: Real-time RFID Positioning System Using Tunneling Tags. Cheng Qi (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Francesco Amato (ITIS Galileo Galilei Roma, Italy); Gregory Durgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).
  • Desk C: On Fast and Accurate 3D RFID Mobile Localization. Hankai Liu, Yongtao Ma, Yue Jiang, Yunlei Zhang and Xiuyan Liang (Tianjin University, China).
  • Desk D: A Backscatter Channel Sounder Using Tunneling RFID Tags. Cheng Qi (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Francesco Amato (ITIS Galileo Galilei Roma, Italy); Yiliang Guo and Ying Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Gregory Durgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).
  • Desk E: Intra-Spacecraft RFID Localization. Joel Simonoff, Jesse Berger, Aidan Abdullali and Osher Lerner (NASA, USA); Lazaro Rodriguez (NASA JSC, USA); Patrick Fink (NASA, USA)
  • Desk F: Estimating physical work-load on ED clinicians and staff using real-time location systems. Anoushka Kapoor (University of Minnesota, USA); Moein Enayati (Mayo Clinic, USA); Alisha Chaudhry (University of Minnesota, USA); Nasibeh Zanjirani Farahani, Shivaram Arunachalam, David Nestler and Kalyan Pasupathy (Mayo Clinic, USA).

INT 5 – 4:00-5:30 PM (Atlanta, EDT)

Next-Generation RFID

  • Desk A: When a Single Chip becomes the RFID Reader: An Ultra-low-cost 60 GHz Reader and mmID System for Ultra-accurate 2D Microlocalization. Charles A Lynch III and Ajibayo Adeyeye (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Jimmy Hester (Atheraxon, USA); Manos M. Tentzeris (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Desk B: Folded Comb-line Array for Healthcare 5G-RFID-based IoT applications. Jack Hughes (University of Kent, United Kingdom); Cecilia Occhiuzzi (University of Roma Tor Vergata & DICII, Italy); John Batchelor (University of Kent, United Kingdom); Gaetano Marrocco (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy).
  • Desk C: Achieving Long-Range Ambient Scatter Communication Networks: A Primary User Interference Perspective. Michael Varner and Gregory Durgin (Georgia Tech, USA).
  • Desk D: Reliable Flooding in Dense Backscatter-based Tag-to-Tag Networks. Dilushi Piumwardane and Christian Rohner (Uppsala University, Sweden); Thiemo Voigt (Swedish Institute of Computer Science & Uppsala University, Sweden).
  • Desk E: Achieving Multistate Vector Scattering with Unmodified Digital Input/Output Pins. Stewart Thomas and James Howe (Bucknell University, USA).

Protocols and Security

  • Desk F: Towards Parallel Decoding with Compressive Sensing in Multi-reader Large-scale RFID System. Wei Sun (Ohio State University, USA).

INT 6 – 6:00 -7:00 PM (Atlanta, EDT)

GS1 Round Table Q&A: The role of global standards in the RFID world

Claude Tetelin (Director AIDC, GS1 Global Office), Kevin Stark (Sr. Director, Innovation at GS1 ) and Craig Alan Repec (Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID) discuss some of the major hot topics of RFID technology in relation to standards. The panel discuss the major role RFID has played in a number of key global sectors and highlights many future key areas that can benefit from the co-creation of RFID and standards to benefit our business and daily lives.


Registration for the conference is closed. See you next year for IEEE RFID 2022!

Important Dates

Paper Submission:  Jan. 25, 2021 Feb. 1, 2021 Feb. 8, 2021
Paper Acceptance: Mar. 15, 2021 Mar. 16, 2021
Poster Submission: Mar. 22, 2021
Poster Acceptance: Mar. 29, 2021
Final Paper Submission: Apr. 5, 2021
Video Submission: Apr. 20, 2021 Apr. 22, 2021
Conference: Apr. 27-29, 2021


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