1st International Workshop on Near Field Communication - NFC'09

In conjunction with NFC Congress 2009 Hagenberg, Austria, February 24th - 26th, 2009

If you are looking for the NFC Business and Applications Conference or the NFC Developer Day of the NFC Congress 2009, please go the NFC Congress' Webpage

Date:February 24th, 2009
Location:Hagenberg, Austria, Europe
Chair Men:Josef Langer, University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg
Heikki Ailisto, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland
Thomas Grechenig, Technical University of Vienna
Withold Jacak, University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg
Josef Scharinger, Johannes Kepler University
Description:The International Workshop on NFC 2009 is the first scientific workshop, which is focusing on the area of Near Field Communication (NFC). The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of RF & hardware related topics, smartcards & security, applications & services and usability & user experience. The WS-NFC is ideal for addressing the challenges facing the research, development, design, manufacture, deployment and fundamental limits. The workshop aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of Near Field Communication as an integrative concept that covers amongst hardware, software, security, usability and different fields of applications.

Key Note

We are very proude to announce Prof. Dr. Bruno Buchberger as the Keynote Speaker for our workshop. He is this year's winner of ACM's prestiguous Kanellaksi Award.

Selective Topics of Interest

- RF & hardware related topics:
power aware design; enhance data-rate interfaces; modulation techniques; circuits & antenna design; modelling and simulation of circuits and antenna; NFC tests & measurements; protocol analysis and verification methods; physical interfaces & architectures; interoperability between NFC devices, tags and smartcards; systems-on-chip designs

- Smartcards, SIM cards & Security:
single wire protocol (SWP); global platform (GP); multiapplications; secure elements; secure over the air (OTA) services; security solutions for readers and terminals; system security solutions

- Applications & Services:
NFC in ubiquitous environments; integration of NFC into “internet of things” (IOT) applications, NFC applications for social and elderly care; NFC applications for consumers, mobile value added services (VAS) using NFC device; commercial NFC services, managing NFC ecosystems; NFC’s place in the optimisation of business processes

- Usability & User Experience:
field trials & pilots; NFC and city life, wellness, homecare, business usage & leisure activities; user interaction models for NFC applications; acceptance of NFC devices and services; smart touch; secure NFC ecosystems


Morning Session I; - NFC Smart Environments 09:00 - 11:00

Room SRA 1.0, Chair: Josef Langer

Coffee Break; 11:00 - 11:30

Morning Session II - NFC in Health Care and Eduction; 11:30 - 13:00

Room SRA 1.0, Chair: Heikki Alisto

Lunch Break; 13:00 - 14:00

Afternoon Session Ia - NFC in Operator Networks; 14:00 - 15:00

Room SRA 1.0, Chair: Gerald Madlmayr

Afternoon Session Ib - Hardware; 14:00 - 15:00

Room SRA 2.0, Chair: Christian Saminger

Coffee Break; 15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Session IIa -NFC in Retail; 15:30 - 17:00

Room SRA 1.0, Chair Tuomo Tuikka

Afternoon Session IIb - Security; 15:30 - 17:00

Room SRA 2.0, Chair: Josef Scharinger

Program Committe

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2008, Extended to October 20th, 2008 - Submission Closed
Author Notification: November, 26th, 2008
Author Registration: December, 15th, 2008
Proceedings Version: December, 15th, 2008
Conference/Workshop: February, 24th, 2009

Conference Fees

The conference fees are valid for authors (per paper) as well as workshop participants. The student fee is not eligible for Authors. Students are required to show a valid (international) student ID at the registration desk.

Registration until Jannaury 26th, 2008: 270 EUR (Students: 150 EUR) + 10 % VAT
Registration until February 15th, 2009: 300 EUR (Students: 180 EUR) + 10 % VAT
On-Site Registration: 350 EUR (Students: 200 EUR)

Full Fare



The Workshop is orgainzed by the NFC Research Lab Hagenberg at the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria

For further question please contact gerald.madlmayr "replace with at-char" fh-hagenberg.at

Submission Guidlines and Publication

Please upload your paper into our conference management system. Instructions about styles and paper submission can be found here. All accepted papers will be published as proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society/available at IEEE Explorer.

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. Submission papers must not have more than 6 pages representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Contact author must provide the following information for the NFC 09 Workshop web site: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.

For our blind review process, we kindly ask authors to submit anonymized papers only!

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

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