NFC Workshop in Zurich

Our last post introduced you to the art of NFC / QR tagging on Android phones. If, like us, since then you can’t stop tagging things then you might consider submitting you awesome prototypes to this workshop our colleagues from ETH are setting up:

5th International Workshop on Near Field Communication – NFC 2013

Call for Papers
NFC 2013 is the 5th International Research Workshop with focus on Near Field Communication (NFC). This workshop covers the entire technological area, beginning from RF and hardware, smartcards approach, security, applications and services, business processes, up to usability and user experience.

February 5th 2013
ETH Zurich
Raemi Street, CH-8092 Zurich, Europe

Selective Topics of Interest

RF & Hardware Related Topics:
High-speed RF interfaces; Modulation techniques; Circuits and antenna design; Power aware design; Modeling and simulation; NFC tests & measurements; Protocol analyses and verification methods; Physical interfaces & architectures; Interoperability between NFC devices, tags and smartcards; RF system-on-chip designs, Wireless charching

Smartcards / SIM cards / Security:
Single wire protocol (SWP); Global platform; Multi-application platforms (SIM centric or not); Secure & multi-secure elements; Secure over the air (OTA) services; Security solutions for readers and terminals; System security solutions

Software Platforms for NFC Development:
Solutions with NFC add-ons and NFC stickers, Software architectures; Smartphones and NFC for location based information services; NFC and augmented reality platforms; NFC m-payment and m-transfer architecture; Interaction systems in ubiquitous information systems; Interoperability between NFC applications and services

New Applications & Services:
NFC and social media; NFC applications for consumers and citizens; Mobile value added services (VAS) using NFC; NFC ecosystems (e.g. tag management); NFC in business processes; Integration of NFC into “Internet Of Things” (IOT); Street and POS marketing with NFC; NFC services in education

Usability & User Experience:
NFC and digital cities, airports, homes; Wellness; Homecare; Business usage & leisure activities; User interaction models for NFC applications; Acceptance of NFC devices and services; Field trials and pilots; Secure NFC ecosystem; Virtual ticketing and couponing with NFC; Fidelization NFC cards; NFC experiences of NFC applications

Submission Guidelines
All papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE double column format. All submissions will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a PDF file and submit it through the reviewing system EasyChair.
All submissions will be reviewed and participants will be selected based on their contribution. Accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings of this workshop.

Important Dates
Submission: October 1st 2012
Notification: November 16th 2012
Final Version: December 14th 2012

For more information please follow this link to the workshop’s website:

Organization Committee
General Chair: Florian Michahelles (ETH Zurich)
Technical Co-Chairs: Josef Langer (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria) & Tuomo Tuikka (VTT)
Publicity Chair: Stefan Grünberger (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria)
Local Arrangements: Irena Pletikosa (ETH Zurich)
Publication Chair: Stephan Karpischek (ETH Zurich)

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