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International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications
International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications


Special Issue on: "RFID Security: Advances and Challenges"

Guest Editors:
John Hale, Mauricio Papa and Peter Hawrylak, University of Tulsa, USA

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is rapidly becoming pervasive within society as the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves. As RFID moves beyond the traditional supply chain applications and becomes integrated into everyday life, new security challenges must be addressed. These include the blending of RFID with sensors and the subsequent integration into the IoT.

Ultimately, the IoT will encompass critical infrastructure and control systems, e.g. SCADA systems. The effect of blending or adding RFID capability to such systems must be understood to prevent the introduction of new vulnerabilities into them. Making RFID systems secure requires new approaches to security because of the low cost and power requirements of RFID tags, coupled with their wide deployment.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Authentication of RFID interrogators (readers) and tags
  • Access control policy and enforcement models for RFID systems
  • Public key infrastructures for RFID networks
  • Monitoring and surveillance in RFID systems
  • Trust in RFID-enabled environments (e.g. supply chain)
  • Secure message routing
  • Privacy issues
  • Novel low power and low resource encryption methods
  • Physical layer security
  • Digital forensics in RFID environments
  • Logging and event correlation
  • Threat and vulnerability modelling and analysis
  • Sensor security
  • Security of RFID tag data
  • Secure integration of RFID with SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts due: 30 June, 2011

Reviewer reports expected: 31 August, 2011

Revised manuscripts due: 15 October, 2011