Program Information

The sixth annual IEEE conference on RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA) will be held September 16-18, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan providing…

  • A venue for leading researchers, developers, and businessmen to discuss the latest developments in RFID technology.
  • Insight into best practices for utilizing RFID for your business.
  • Access to the 17th AutoID and Communications Expo, the largest trade show in Japan related to automatic identification technology such as RFID, barcode, and sensors.

RFID-TA 2015 offers one workshop/tutorial day along with two days of technical presentations. The technical conference has the following six tracks:

  • Industrial Deployment and Pilot Experiments
  • Linked Data and RFID Information Systems
  • Networking and Communications Protocols
  • Power Harvesting for Active RFID and Sensors
  • Printable Electronics and Chipless RFID
  • Localization and its Applications

Twenty-nine technical papers will be presented at this year’s conference along with eight poster presentations. Accepted papers came from a total of 18 countries world-wide with the largest number of submissions from China, the United States, and Japan. The acceptance rate was approximately 44%.  Thanks to our technical program committee for all of their hard work and reviews!

Tutorials and Workshops

Come learn from experts in the field about the latest and greatest in RFID!

Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer Applications

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Keita SHIMANUKI, Senior Executive Officer of Logistic Business at Rakuten, and Mr. Ram RAMPALLI, Global Head of Content Acquisition at @WalmartLabs, will be our keynote speakers. Biographies and talk titles are located on on our Keynote Speakers page.

Roundtable Discussion

Immediately following the keynotes, our speakers along with other experts will participate in an intriguing roundtable discussion.

‘How can we leverage information and communications technology (ICT) in supply chain management and marketing?’

Electric commerce and mobile communications have been changing traditional consumer shopping behaviors. In omni-channel marketing, unified brand establishment, social media, and web content provide timely purchasing opportunities and are the indispensable parts of modern marketing. Accommodating such dynamic shopping behaviors demands solid and resilient supply chain management, in which real-time visibility of inventory and transportation are available. In this roundtable, visionaries and practitioners discuss their experiences in how we can leverage ICT in the modern marking and supply chain management.

Roundtable Participants

  • Jun MURAI, Keio University
  • Keita SHIMANUKI, Rakuten
  • Ram RAMPALLI, Walmart
  • Masashi SHIMIZU, UPR
  • Hitoshi Nishino, IBM

Joint Session with the Auto-ID Expo

We are pleased to announce that IEEE RFID-TA will be having a joint session with the Auto-ID Expo titled “Personal information protection in IoT era – Japanese regulations, Food labeling, and Healthcare.” This session will be held in the Japanese language and attendance is available for participants with full registration and workshop only registration. Please see the joint session page for additional information.

Session Speakers

  • Fumio SHIMPO, Keio University
  • Shigenobu IKEDO, Miyagi University
  • Masatomo SUZUKI, Niigata University

Featured program brochure can be download from workshops


A conference program at a glance is shown here. Additionally, a more complete program listing is located on our program page. Please note that time tables may change.


Conference Venuetokyo_big_site

The conference will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight in the Ariake district in Tokyo Bay. Also known as the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, this convention center is Japan’s largest and is located on Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.


Conference Banquet

Tokyo_bay_side_washington_HotelThe conference banquet will provide a forum to casually interact with like-minded colleagues to discuss the latest in RFID technology, form partnerships for new projects, and network for your career. Furthermore, the banquet will provide a venue to present the best paper and best poster awards. The banquet will take place at the Washington Hotel Ariake, which is located a short five minute walk from the Tokyo Big Site.

Banquet Entertainment

We are happy to announce special entertainment during the banquet.Tokyo_Geisha_with_Shamisen_c1870s, A tradition Japanese Shami-sen performance is sure to delight. Shami-sen is a three-stringed musical instrument. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia).




Hotels and Accommodations

There are numerous hotels nearby the conference venue. We invite you to visit the accommodations page for more information.

Visiting Tokyo and Japan

We invite conference attendees to visit the following websites for tourist information on Japan and on Tokyo in particular.

Go Tokyo


Registration Information

See our Registration Page for additional information.