An optimized RFID-based academic library

Fennani, A.
Hamam, Habib
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
We present a solution for integrating RFID technology in academic libraries by offering cost-effectiveness and good quality of service. On the one hand, we challenge hardware issues which include optimization of the layout of the RFID system by minimizing the total number of used devices, avoiding collision between them and capturing all tags. On other hand, the main challenge in designing powerful RFID middleware is the use of a modular and generic programming method that enables reusing some software parts in various applications, offering flexibility, to a large extent, in introducing new equipments like readers and sensors and allowing for the use of devices from different suppliers. We succeeded in developing a user-friendly application that enables full automatic management of the library as well as a test bed for real time optimizing the layout of our RFID system. © 2008 IEEE.
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Academic libraries, Automatic managements, Generic programmings, One hands, Real times, Rfid middlewares, RFID systems, RFID technologies, Software parts, Test beds, Applications, Cost effectiveness, Equipment testing, Libraries, Middleware, Sensor networks, Sensor, Wireless networks, Wireless sensor network, Quality of service
Fennani, A., & Hamam, H. (2008). An optimized RFID-based academic library. In Proceedings - 2nd Int. Conf. Sensor Technol. Appl., SENSORCOMM 2008, Includes: MESH 2008 Conf. Mesh Networks; ENOPT 2008 Energy Optim. Wireless Sensors Networks, UNWAT 2008 Under Water Sensors Systems (pp. 44–48).