Role and Application of RFID Technology in Internet of Things: Communication, Authentication, Risk, and Security Concerns


1 1-Faculty of Electronics and Informatics, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria 2-Laboratory of Research, INPTIC, Algiers, Algeria

2 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

3 Faculty of Electronics and Informatics, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a very encouraging and fast-growing area that brings together the benefits of wireless systems, sensor networks, actuators, etc.
A wide range of IoT applications have been targeted and several aspects of this field have been identified to address specific issues, as well as technologies and standards developed in various domains such as in radio frequency identification(RFID), sensors, and mobile telephony, to name a few. This article aims to talk specifically about the RFID technology and its accompanying communication, authentication, risk, and security concerns while applied to the IoT field. An important part of this work is indeed focused on security aspects that derive from the use of RFID in IoT, especially in IoT networks. The results of our research work highlighted an excellent integration of RFID in the field of Internet of things, particularly in healthcare systems.


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