6-8 November 2007 . Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam . Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Preconference Seminars:

RFID in the Cold Chain

The Cold Chain Seminar is designed to educate end users and implementers about the benefits of using RFID in the cold chain and the technology needed to achieve those benefits.

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2007 features two preconference seminars providing in-depth information on specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through either the Full Conference Pass or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.

November 6, 2007


Working Lunch: RFID Basics
This session is designed for all preconference seminar attendees who want to gain the foundational knowledge of RFID needed to engage vendors and begin to develop a business case. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems. The need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session also includes a very brief overview of the EPCglobal Network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC, including the latest EPC generation 2 standard, will be presented.

Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal




RFID's Role in the Cold Chain
This session explains what RFID technology is available for use in the cold chain today, how it can be leveraged and what the basic cold chain applications are in various industries, including produce and pharmaceuticals. You will see samples of the RFID data that can be collected, where it can be collected and how it can be used, and you will learn why RFID temperature sensors offer some benefits over existing temperature loggers.

Bill Hardgrave, Director, RFID Research Center, University of Arkansas


Temperature Sensitive Products Available for Cold Chain Monitoring
The problem of how organizations should assess their 'cold chain' performance has been challenging for many years. Consequently the right choice of the equipment, the processes and the information management used to protect chilled and frozen foods is an important step in the cold chain design. Based on this premises, the proposed approach strives to give an overview on the main makers of temperature-sensitive products and on managerial approaches to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.

Roberto Montanari, Professor of Industrial Plants, University of Parma


Refreshments in Foyer


RFID Temperature Sensors Improves Food Quality
Semi-passive RFID data loggers offer new ways to measure the temperature of packed trucks or containers at many points at a reasonable cost. Tests reveal that the temperature at different points within typical transport containers can vary significantly. These variations could affect the quality of foods and perishable products. Learn how improved temperature tracking with semi-passive RFID tags can improve the quality of food and reduce losses from spoilage.

Reiner Jedermann, Research Associate, University of Bremen


Quantifying RFID's Cold Chain Benefits
Researchers from two academic institutions have been studying the potential benefits of RFID temperature sensors. The researchers will discuss the findings of various research projects and discuss the challenges in properly implementing a temperature monitoring system. Learn how and where RFID can deliver real benefits in the cold chain today.


RFID in the Cold Chain Preconference Seminar Concludes

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