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Workshop Agenda

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TECHNOLOGIES: A WORKSHOP

May 10-11, 2004

Watertown Hotel

Seattle, Washington

Monday, May 10

8:45–9:00 a.m.

Introduction and Overview

Lynette Millett, Study Director, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board

Gaetano Borriello, Chair, Committee on Radio Frequency Identification Technologies

9:00–10:15

Session 1: Brief History and Overview of RFID Technology—Where We Stand

Moderator: Bill Schilit (Scribe: Gaetano Borriello)

  • What are the technical realities of RFID? (What is its current functionality? What is it useful/not useful for?)

  • What are adjacent technologies and their complementary/competing roles (e.g., contactless smart cards and active tags)?

  • What is the spectrum of RFID and RFID-related technologies?

Panelists: Kevin Ashton, Tim Harrington, Roy Want

10:15–10:30

Break

10:30–12:30 p.m.

Session 2: Business Case for and Against RFID Technologies

Moderator: Paul Zipkin (Scribe: Bill Schilit)

  • What are the business implications of RFID technologies? (For example, how does RFID work in the supply chain? What are the economics of it? How is it likely to be used in industry?)



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