Title: If objects could talk: a novel resource discovery approach for pervasive environments

Authors: Michele Ruta, Tommaso Di Noia, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Floriano Scioscia, Giacomo Piscitelli

Addresses: SisInfLab, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. ' SisInfLab, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. ' SisInfLab, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. ' SisInfLab, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. ' SisInfLab, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Abstract: We propose to extend standard Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) usage by storing semantically annotated data within RFID tags memory, so that objects may actually |describe themselves| in a variety of scenarios. In particular here we exploit our approach to carry out an advanced matchmaking process using metadata stored in RFIDs. A |fully backward compatible| modification to the original RFID data exchange protocol is presented, allowing to implement an advanced resource discovery framework. A compression algorithm specifically devised to ease embedding of annotated DIG description is also proposed. Motivations and benefits of the approach are outlined in a tracking of agricultural and food products case study.

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; semantic web; matchmaking; pervasive computing; resource discovery; metadata; product tracking; agricultural products; food products.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2007.016221

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2007 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.199 - 217

Available online: 09 Dec 2007 *

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