Could RFID-based systems be regarded as multi-agent systems?

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has received overwhelming attention in recent years. RFID tags could be regarded as ubiquitous or pervasive computing devices, which can send or receive radio frequency signal and can store a number of data. It is in fact not a new technology because its first military application can be found in the Second World War. Recently, RFID-based systems are linked to multiagents systems such that RFID-based devices are considered as agents, in particular mobile agents. However, reported literature is related to, relatively, high-level conceptual applications of RFID technology in agent-based systems. The answers to the following questions are still unclear: whether RFID-based systems could be represented as multiagent systems or not? If this is not true, what are the missing components in RFID-based systems in contrast to multi-agent systems? In other words, how RFID-based systems could be enhanced to become multi-agent systems? The objective of this chapter is to address these questions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpert Systems Research Trends
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781600216886
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Agent
  • Identification
  • Pervasive
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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