Title: The design and implementation of data collection middleware for logistics traceability

Authors: Can Tian; Hongzhen Zheng; Fanchao Meng

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, Shandong, China ' Department of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, Shandong, China ' Department of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, Shandong, China

Abstract: Logistics traceability system has complicated business logic, while the underlying RFID reader has distributed and heterogeneous characteristics. In order to simplify the business logic and facilitate the data processing, this paper extracts the general characteristics of logistics traceability, and establishes a logistics traceability model. A dynamic plugin mechanism based on XML is introduced to solve the heterogeneity problem. To summarise, the data collection middleware framework for logistics traceability is designed, the diversity and complexity of RFID readers are shielded and the collection interface is standardised. The data collection middleware for logistics traceability is confirmed to integrate the reader and the application effectively.

Keywords: RFID; logistics traceability; data collection middleware.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2018.091995

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2018 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.245 - 259

Available online: 22 May 2018 *

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