International Workshop Series on RFID

- Information Sharing and Privacy -

Workshop 1: November 10, 2004
Workshop 2: December  6, 2004

Morito Memorial Hall, Tokyo University of Science
Kagurazaka, Tokyo, Japan

Organized by:
Joint Forum for Strategic Software Research (SSR)
and System LSI Research Center of Kyushu University


The emergence of the radio frequency identification (RFID) technology introduces new opportunities and risks in our everyday life. In order to make the best use of the technology, relevant technological, social, and physical infrastructures need to be rethought.
This workshop aims to provide an academic forum for system designers, hardware/software/security/HCI researchers, economists, and social scientists to:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

[Models] Theoretical foundations and practical models for building systems that allow people to share the 'right' information at the 'right' time at the 'right' place in the 'right' way among the 'right' people

[Technology and tools]  What kinds of core technology and tools are needed? How can they be integrated in different social and physical context?

[Contextual factors] How should RFID systems respond to changing personal, social and physical context? For example, how can systems understand a reasonable balance between privacy and safety for the elderly with decreasing cognitive abilitie

[Collaboration] How can service providers, technology vendors and consumers collaborate and create a win-win situation?

[End-user needs] How can we understand consumers' views and incorporate their privacy and information needs in the design and evolution of RFID systems?

[Lessons learned] What are lessons learned from successes and failures of early RFID trials?

[New paradigms] Is the RFID technology merely an extension of the barcode technology? How will concepts such as Smart Artefacts challenge the current paradigm of RFID applications?

[Design principles and solutions] Can we propose design principles and methodologies based on the discussions and investigations on the above issues?

This workshop series includes the following two workshops, each of which will last for one full day:

Workshop 1: Issues, Models and Tools (November 10, 2004)

The first workshop will take place on November 10, 2004 to identify and discuss key issues, relevant ideas, models and tools for enhancing privacy and advancing information sharing in RFID systems. People who are interested in topics such as models, technology and tools, contextual factors, and collaboration should participate this workshop.

Workshop 2: Toward a New Paradigm (December 6, 2004)

The second workshop will take place on December 6, 2004 to extend and integrate different ideas as a first step towards shaping a new paradigm for RFID Systems and Applications. People who are interested in topics such as end-user needs, lessons learned, new paradigms, and design principles and solutions should participate this workshop.

Each workshop will include two sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, and will be limited to about 70 participants not including workshop organizers. Each session includes invited talks and short presentations that share a similar topic.


Workshop 1

Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado, USA)

Frank Stajano (University of Cambridge, UK)

Workshop 2

George Roussos (University of London, UK)

Norbert Streitz (Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany)


Click here to access the registration form. If you want to present at the workshop, please email your position paper to the contact address below. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.


Workshop 1

Position paper due: October 15, 2004  October 25, 2004 [Closed]

Notification of acceptance: October 25, 2004 October 28, 2004 [Closed]

Registration due: October 31, 2004  [Closed]

Workshop date: November 10, 2004

Workshop 2

Position paper due: November 5, 2004 November 19, 2004 [Closed]

Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2004 November 23, 2004 [Closed]

Registration due: November 19, 2004 November 26, 2004 December 5, 2004 [Closed]

Workshop date: December 6, 2004


1,000 Japanese Yen (Waived for people affiliated with the sponsor organizations)


Morito Memorial Hall, Tokyo University of Science

1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku,

Tokyo 162-8601, Japan

For more information, please visit:


Hiroto Yasuura (Kyushu University)

Sozo Inoue (Kyushu University)

Shin'ichi Konomi (University of Colorado)

Toyohisa Morita (Hitachi)

Kenjiro Naemura (Toshiba Solutions)

Yusuke Nakano (Kagawa University)

Akihiko Shinozaki (Kyushu University)

Hiroyuki Tarumi (Kagawa University)

Isamu Yamada (Fujitsu Laboratories)

Hiroki Yamaguchi (Kyushu University)

Hisashi Yomiya (Toshiba)


Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd.



NEC Corporation

IBM Japan, LTD