Radio Frequency Identification and Security Techniques

Submission Deadline: 30 July 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Radio Frequency Identification and Security Techniques.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems have been receiving much attention in the latest few decades due to their effective role in our everyday life. They propose different solutions to many vital applications. Moreover, RIFD systems are the backbone of modern Internet-of-Things (IoTs) and Near-Field Communication (NFC) systems. Extending the capacity of such systems and making them more secure is the desired objective of the research community.

Meanwhile, RF security systems are being considered as a potential solution to data security and counterfeiting problems. Hardware embedded and on-chip security systems, that are based on physical unclonable functions (PUFs), can be cost-effective and simple in realization. Relying on the 3D chip integration techniques, PUFs can be implemented within the process of chip fabrication. Nanostructured hardware security has recently been proposed as a promising PUF security solution for such purpose as well.

The major aim of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to collect researchers latest advancement on demonstrating how RF techniques can be utilized to introduce novel concepts of identification and security simultaneously. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Chipless RFID Tags
  • RFID Antenna Design
  • Printed Electronic RFID Tags
  • RFID Grids
  • Advances in RFID Reader Design
  • RFID Encoding Techniques
  • UWB RFID Systems
  • Energy Harvesting Techniques for RFIDs
  • RFID Collision Avoidance Techniques
  • Backscatter Communications
  • RF Fingerprinting
  • RF-DNA
  • Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
  • Nanostructured PUFs
  • Hardware Intrinsic Security
  • RF Embedded Chip Security
  • Secure Near-Field Communications
  • Applied Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Securing M2M Communications
  • Securing IoTs


We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.


Associate Editor: Mohamed Kheir, IMS Connector Systems GmbH, Germany

Guest Editors:

  1. Nemai Karmakar, Monash University, Australia
  2. Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milano, Italy
  3. Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Security and Privacy for Vehicular Networks


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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