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MobiDE 2006
Fifth International ACM Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access
June 25, 2006, Chicago, Illinois (in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2006)
   
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MobiDE 2006 Invited Talk

A Data Architecture for Consumer RFID Applications
Gaetano Borriello
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington

Abstract
We are developing a large-scale experimental testbed for consumer applications of long-range passive RFID tags. Unlike supply-chain applications, in the consumer space we must pay much more attention to issues of privacy. Our data architecture emphasizes these concerns and implements two basic models: one based on local broadcast of tag reads and another based on archival of transformed tag reads on a centralized server. Our data architecture allows tags to be limited to particular applications and can be used to develop higher level events for use by application logic. We report on our experience in developing our system and highlight several lessons we have learned in the process as well as describing a few applications we are developing that demonstrate the need for the various features.

Speaker Bio:
Gaetano Borriello, Professor, has a BS in EE from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (1979), an MS in EE from Stanford University (1981), and a PhD in CS from the Unversity of California at Berkeley (1988). He was a member of the research staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center from 1980-87. He joined the Department in 1988.

Gaetano Borriello is known primarily for his work in automatic synthesis of digital circuits, reconfigurable hardware, and embedded systems development tools. Recently, Borriello was PI for the Portolano Expedition, a DARPA-sponsored investigation on invisible computing. He was on partial leave from 2001 to 2003 to found and direct the Intel Research Seattle laboratory which has developed into one of the premiere labs for research in usage models and applications of ubiquitous computing. The focus of Borriello's current research interests are in location-based systems, sensor-based inferencing, and tagging objects with passive and active tags.

Borriello has served as program chair of numerous conferences and workshops. His most recent community activities include being program chair for the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp02), serving on the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing magazine, and contributing to a study, called "Embedded, Everywhere", commissioned by the Computer Science Technology Board of the National Research Council on Networked Systems of Embedded Computers.