Call for Tutorials and Workshops

The pre-conference “Tutorials and Workshops Day” at IEEE RFID 2016 is a opportunity for the community to learn about the state of the art in emerging or ‘hot’ topics in RFID research. IEEE RFID 2016 is now accepting proposals for both types of pre-conference events:


The tutorial session is an opportunity to learn about a specific area of RFID research from an expert in the field. It is a great chance for senior researchers or principal investigators to disseminate knowledge about advancements in their field while publicizing their research to the community. Tutorials are typically lecture style and are of 3-3.5 hours duration. In the past, IEEE RFID has conducted tutorials on special interest topics such as 5.8 GHz for RFID, advanced UHF tag antenna design, RFID-based sensing as well as general interest tutorials on RFID basics.

If you are interested in organizing a tutorial or have a suggestion on tutorials you would like to see, please send an email to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair.


The workshop session is an opportunity for researchers working in specific areas of RFID to come together and present their latest findings. The workshop session is a great chance to publicize breaking results, present an overview of research activities, foster research collaboration or learn about the latest advancements in a field of interest. Each workshop is typically 3 hours long and has 6-8 invited speakers. In the past, IEEE RFID has conducted workshops on topics such as RFID as an enabler technology for IoT, RFID-based and bio-medical sensing, localization, reader design, emulation and simulation techniques and enhancing the performance of RFID near-metal.

If you are interested in contributing to a workshop or are interested in organizing one in another area, please send an email to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair.

Registration Policies

Tutorial and workshop organizers and workshop speakers will be presented with a complimentary pass to the Tutorial and Workshop Day at IEEE RFID 2016. The pass includes admission to one morning tutorial, one afternoon workshop and food and beverage refreshments during the course of the day. Please note that T/W organizers and speakers will need to register if they wish to attend other days of the conference or co-located RFID journal events.

Conference Guide



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Included Tutorial

Design and Measurement of CMOS RF-DC Energy Harvesting Circuits

bd Dr. Murat Eskiyerli, Revolution Semiconductor

This tutorial starts from the first principles and covers the single and multi-stage CMOS RF to DC rectifier design, efficiency, the simulation methodology and the measurement methods for the chip input impedance — a prerequisite for the design of the optimum tag antenna.

Included Tutorial

Reverse Engineering a Passive UHF RFID Tag

bd Dr. Brian Degnan,
Georgia Tech

Passively-powered RFID tags are limited by the energy in the carrier wave, and custom ASIC implementations give the maximum flexibility and power performance, but at an increase in design time.  This tutorial will give an overview of the circuit requirements for a theoretical tag that was reverse engineered from the Gen2 specification.

Included Workshop

Writing Better Papers and More Successful Proposals

Organized by Shahriar Mirabbasi

Learn the do’s and don’ts for writing better technical papers and more successful grant proposals. Learn views and tips on how to avoid common mistakes that often result in a speedy rejection. And, maybe most importantly, learn how to maximize ethics and minimize honest mistakes like accidental plagiarism.

Financial Sponsor: CRFID