RFID stakeholders from across China and the Far East are being urged to attend a free one-day seminar in Shanghai on 1 December to contribute their opinions on global RFID standardization. The seminar is being hosted by the EU Framework 7 CASAGRAS project on RFID and the development of the Internet of Things.

A full day of presentations by project partners from the UK, China, Germany, Korea and France will cover the European 4-Channel Plan; a framework model for the Internet of Things; the role of RFID within the Internet of Things; networking and interfacing with the physical world; the need for global coding and resolution schemes; the nature and evolution of federated network services; privacy, security and governance; and a Chinese perspective on RFID and the Internet of Things.

The seminar will be held at the Broadway Mansion Hotel, Shanghai, from 09.30 to 17.00. To view the seminar agenda visit www.rfidglobal.eu and for free registration e-mail Amanda Brooke at amanda.brooke@aidc.org. There will also be presentations from GRIFS, the Global RFID Standards Forum, ahead of a joint GRIFS/CASAGRAS workshop being held in Hong Kong on December 4 (see www.grifs-project.eu.

Commenting on the importance of the Shanghai seminar, CASAGRAS project co-coordinator Ian G. Smith said, “CASAGRAS is charged with making recommendations regarding future standards and a framework for RFID. To do so, we need to reflect the views and concerns of practitioners globally. China and the Far East is probably the world’s most dynamic technology region and it is vital we gather the widest-possible range of opinion. I urge anyone with an interest in the development of RFID and the Internet of Things to join us in Shanghai.”