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11th Annual IEEE International Coference on RFID, May 9 – 11, 2017

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

11th Annual IEEE International Coference on RFID, May 9 – 11, 2017

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ,

The IEEE Technical Council for RFID (CRFID) invites the IEEE Phoenix Section to converge at the 2017 IEEE International Conference (IEEE RFID 2017) -11, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The 11th annual

multi-disciplinary RFID conference is held in conjunction with RFID Journal LIVE! and provides academic and industry

perspectives from around the world and facilitates face-to-face interaction with the top researchers and scientists

working on RFID.

Program Topic/Specialty Areas

Antennas & Propagation – Antenna Theory & Designs, Channel Measurements and Modeling, including MIMO, UWB and Hybrid RFID

Applications & Software – RFID Software, middleware, network applications, various applications of RFID in Smart Cities,, Scientific Studies on operational experience of RFID applications, unconventional RF “identification”

Circuits, Devices & Readers – Circuit designs, radar architecture, non-silicon and chipless RFID, multi-reader co-ordination and interference reduction

Energey Harvesting & Wireless Power – Ambient RF Harvesting, Efficiency improvements, power-optimized waveforms, kinetic, thermal, optical and other power-harvesting methods

Internet of Thingss (IoT) & Next-Gen Physical Layer – RFID-enabled devices, IoT/RFID system architectures, MIMO, hybrid and UWB RFID systems novel networking and communication concepts

Localization – Performance bounds, novel system approaches, technoloogies and algoriths in RFID tag and radar localization, RF tomography and environmental sensing

Protocols & Security – Coding anti-collision, cryptography and privacy-enhancing techniques, medimum/multiple access schenes

Sensors – Integration of sensors with RFID tags, including active, passive or chipless mechanisms; RFID sensor molding and analysis, new sensors for RFID

Smart Cities – RFID system designs for smart citiesincluding data minimg, smart grids management, traffic flow control, mass transit monitoring nfrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management. The use of RFID is smart cities.

What to Expect from IEEE RFID 2017

Gain Experience from leading experts during interactive and hands-on Workshops and Tutorials

Receive Insight on the highest quality, original, high-impact research results in RFID-related topics

Acquire Knowledge on the latest and newest RFID-related work presented during the Poster Session

Engage in Discussion with the IEEE CRFID Smart Cities Mega-Challenge finalists’ as they present their RFID Smart

Cities Proposals

IEEE RFID YP Special Event Invitation Network with Your Peers at the IEEE RFID Young Professionsla Meet-Up and the Annual Networking Dinner. Kick

back and relax with other conference attendees, industry and academicians.

2017 IEEE RFID Keynote Speakers

Don’t miss these respected thought leaders expanding on key research and innovation about today’s most relevant RFID

and RFID related systems topics in this constantly evolving technology that is being widely implemented to solve local

and global problems in multiple disciplines and specialty areas.

Secure RFID for Trusting Devices and Data – Dr. Rene Martinez, Honeywell

Near Zero Power Radio Frequency Receivers – Dr. (Troy) Roy H Olssen III, DARPA

Special Access to RFID Journal LIVE!

The IEEE RFID 2017 conference is co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! this year and your IEEE registration provides

special access to many LIVE! networking events and sessions including the opening reception, awards, and exhibition.

Register to attend IEEE RFID 2017 and RFID Journal LIVE!

SusTech Poster Contest 2016 – Deadline Extended

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

SusTech 2016 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest.

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2016 Student Poster Session, on Sunday October 9, being held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The deadline to submit poster abstractscall-for-abstracts-poster-sustech-2016 is midnight US Mountain Time, September 23,2016.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out within two days of submission.


Poster authors must be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received their respective engineering or scientific degree.


  • Internet of Things – IOT (e.g.: Sensors, computing, control, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics, drones)
  • Smart Grid (e.g. communication, control, power electronics, energy storage, demand control and response)
  • Waste: (e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, reuse, harvesting, managing product lifecycle)
  • Renewable Energy (e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal, power distribution)
  • Water (e.g. Sourcing & distribution, conservation, harvesting, waste disposal, recycling)
  • Electronics (e.g. components and systems, sustainable manufacturing, automotive and industrial applications)
  • Energy Efficiency (e.g. sensing and measurement, energy saving, auto electrification & fuel economy, data centers)
  • Transportation (e.g. electric & autonomous vehicles, aviation, motors, drive controls, batteries)
  • Societal Implications / Quality of Life (e.g. global warming, sustainability education, human resources, risk-management, remediation, public policy)


To participate in the contest students should write a 2-page (500-700-word) description (abstract) of the poster, along with authors names, respective university and contact details; and submit it using the SusTech website (include hyperlink here once weblink is created) by the specified deadline. The abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified by Sept 20th if they will be presenting at SusTech. If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, please contact session chairs Dr. Phani Vallabhajosyula, and Prof Michael Goryll at and Contestants will need to prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches and on a tri-fold board.


Key Dates Sept. 23, 2016 Submission deadline for poster abstract
Abstract Submission date + 2days Notification of Acceptance
Oct. 9, 2016 Final Poster Display During Conference


Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as determined by the judges. First place $750; second $500; third $250. Information on the winners will be posted on the SusTech and IEEE Region 6 websites.


  1. Poster authors must be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
  2. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
  3. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received their engineering or scientific degree.
  4. The poster abstract should not be previously published or presented at another conference which has assigned copyright. If any plagiarism or copyright issues are found for the abstract, it will not be accepted.
  5. Poster abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. Abstracts submitted afterward will not be considered for evaluation.
  6. The organizing/review committee of the SusTech 2016 Student Poster Contest reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract without assigning any reason.


  1. Posters must be tri-fold and may be no larger than 36”x48”
  2. Posters will be placed to stand alone on the tables


  1. Set up begins at 2:30 pm. At least one of the authoring students must be present at the SusTech Conference.
  2. Poster boards will be numbered.  Presenters should attach their posters to the board number corresponding to the number assigned to their poster.
  3. Judging will occur from 5:30-6:00pm.
  4. Poster session is open 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
  5. Take down by presenters no later than 7:10 pm.  Posters not removed by 7:10 pm will be taken to the Registration area.
  6. If selected as one of the winning posters, you will receive a ribbon on your poster and will also be notified via email.
  7. The SusTech Conference may request that prize posters be held temporarily for public display.

Phoenix is a great place to hold your conference and get out of the SNOW

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Having a conference coming up? Phoenix and Scottsdale are warm and beautiful, even when it is snowing in other parts of the country. Prices are much more reasonable than other places making this an ideal place to hold your conference.
Phoenix IEEE will support and assist you in holding your conferences.
Please contact for further information.