2nd International Workshop on Near Field Communication - NFC2010

In conjunction with WIMA 2010 in Monaco, April 20th - 22th, 2010

Date:April 20th, 2010
Location:Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Europe
Chair Men:Josef Langer, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg
Heikki Ailisto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tuomo Tuikka, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Florian Michahelles, Auto-ID Labs, ETH Zurich
Witold Jacak, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg
Description:The International Workshop on NFC 2010 is the second scientific workshop with focus 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. It aims to provide a forum for a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of Near Field Communication as an integrative concept that covers hardware, software, security, usability and different fields of applications.
NFC2010 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Austria Section and the published proceedings will be available at IEEE Xplore.

NFC2010 Programme

TimeTrack 1: Applications, Services, Hardware & Security
ChairTim Jefferson (The Human Chain)
09:30-10:00Jef Neefs, Frederik Schrooyen, Jeroen Doggen, and Karel Renckens:
"Paper ticketing vs. Electronic Ticketing based on off-line system '’Tapango'"
10:00-10:30Pilar Castro Garrido, Guillermo Matas Miraz, Irene Luque Ruiz, and Miguel Ángel Gómez-Nieto:
"A Model for the Development of NFC Context-Awareness Applications on Internet of Things"
10:30-11:00Rainer Steffen, Jörg Preißinger, Tobias Schöllermann, Armin Müller, and Ingo Schnabel:
"Near Field Communication (NFC) in an Automotive Environment"
11:00-11:30Coffee break
ChairPeter Thompson (The Human Chain)
11:30-12:00Michael Lunglmayr and Mario Huemer:
"Least Squares Equalization for RFID"
12:00-12:30Michael Gebhart and Reinhard Szoncso:
"Optimizing Design of Smaller Antennas for Proximity Transponders"
12:30-13:00M. Vergara, P. Díaz-Hellín, J. Fontecha, R. Hervás, C. Sánchez-Barba, C. Fuentes, and José Bravo
"Mobile Prescription: An NFC-Based Proposal for AAL"
ChairHajo Sandschneider (COMPRION)
14:00-14:30S. Cecil, G. Schmid, K. Lamedschwandner, J. Morak, G. Schreier, A. Oberleitner, and M. Bammer:
"Numerical Assessment of Specific Absorption Rate in the Human Body Caused by NFC Devices
14:30-15:00B. Benyó, B. Sódor, G. Fördös, L. Kovás, and A. Vilmos:
"A Generalized Approach for NFC Application Development"
CANCELLED PRESENTATIONS (because of the volcanic eruption in iceland)
Hassen Aziza:
"NFC technology in Mobile Phone next-Generation Services"
Heljä Franssila:
"User Experiences and Acceptance Scenarios of NFC Applications in Security Service Field Work"
Erkki Siira and Vili Törmänen:
"The Impact of NFC on Multimodal Social Media Application"
Michael Roland and Josef Langer:
"Digital Signature Records for the NFC Data Exchange Format"
Wei Dar Chen, G.P. Hancke, K.E. Mayes, Y. Lien, and J.-H. Chiu:
"NFC Mobile Transactions and Authentication Based on GSM Network"
Felix Köbler, Philip Koene, Helmut Krcmar, Matthias Altmann, and Jan Marco Leimeister:
"LocaTag - An NFC-Based System Enhancing Instant Messaging Tools with Real-Time User Location"
Zhe Lou
"NFC Enabled Smart Postal System"

Selective Topics of Interest

- RF & hardware related topics:
high-speed RF interfaces; modulation techniques; circuits and antenna design; power aware design; modelling and simulation; NFC tests & measurements; protocol analyses and verification methods; physical interfaces & architectures; Interoperability between NFC devices, tags and smartcards; RF systems-on-chip designs

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

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

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

Registration & Fees

Conference Pass includes: access to NFC2010 Workshop, printed proceedings, presentations (in PDF and subject to author approval), coffee breaks, lunch, WiFi and access to the WIMA Networking Tool. The registration needs to be done via the WIMA website.

Authors and Delegates: 300 EUR + 19,6% VAT
Students: 150 EUR + 19,6% VAT

Registration fees are valid for authors (per paper) as well as delegates. Students are required to show a valid (international) student ID.

Program Committee

Important Dates


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

Organization Committee

For further questions please contact lab(at)nfc-research.at

Submission Guidlines and Publication

Please upload your paper into our conference management system. Instructions about paper submission can be found here, the IEEE style template can be downloaded here. All accepted papers will be published as proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS)/available at IEEE Xplore.

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) 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 2010 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.

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.