A survey of RFID data processing

Charu C. Aggarwal, Jiawei Han

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a new technology which allows a sensor (reader) to read, from a distance, and without line of sight, a unique product identification code (EPC) associated with a tag. Such tags are very useful in inventory management and logistics, because they can be used in order to track the movement and locations of large volumes of items in a cost effective way. This leads to massive streams of noisy data, which can be used in the context of a variety of data management and event processing algorithms. The use of RFID also has a number of privacy challenges associated with it, because a tag on an item being carried by a person, also becomes a unique location tag for that person. Therefore, methods need to to be designed to increase the privacy and security of RFID technology. This chapter will provide a broad overview and survey of a variety of RFID data management, mining and processing techniques. We will also discuss the privacy and security issues associated with the use of RFID technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging and Mining Sensor Data
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463092
ISBN (Print)1461463084, 9781461463085
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • RFID Data
  • RFID Mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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