The International Conference on IEEE RFID Technical and Application is organized by IEEE CRFID every year. This time, IEEE RFID TA 2013 will be held from 4-5 of September 2013, at the Zon Regency Hotel by the sea, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.  This conference provides a platform for researchers, scientists, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development.



CORPORATE Minimum of RM50,000.00

1.     Official appointment as the Corporate Sponsor.

2.     Company’s logo prominently displayed on Conference Banners and Website.

3.     Company’s logo displayed on the backdrop for the following:

– Official Opening Ceremony (non-exclusive)

4.     Full Back Cover Page Color Advertisement in the programme book.

5.     Certificate of Appreciation.

6.     Free CD Proceedings.

7.     One free exhibition table.

8.     Opportunity to distribute product at event.

9.     Five (5) complimentary delegate passes.

PLATINUM Minimum of RM30,000.00

1.     Logo prominently displayed on conference website.

2.     Company’s logo, summary of products and services printed in the programme book.

3.     Certificate of Appreciation.

4.     Free CD Proceedings.

5.     One free Exhibition table.

6.     Opportunity to distribute product at event.

7.     Three (3) complimentary delegate passes.

GOLD RM20,000.00

1.     Logo prominently displayed.

2.     Company’s Logo, Summary of Products and Services printed in the programme book.

3.     Invited to the Opening Ceremony.

4.     Certificate of Appreciation.

5.     Free CD Proceedings.

6.     Opportunity to distribute product at event.

7.     Two (2) complimentary delegate passes.

DINNER RM 20,000.00

1.     Logo prominently displayed.

2.     Company’s logo, summary of products and services printed in the programme book.

3.     2 free seats to the Dinner.

4.     Certificate of Appreciation.

SILVER RM10,000.00

1.     Company’s logo, summary of products and services printed in the programme book.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.

3.     Opportunity to distribute product at event.

4.     One (1) complimentary delegate pass

BRONZE RM5, 000.00

1.     Company’s logo, summary of products and services printed in the programme book.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.

3.     Opportunity to distribute product at event.


(Half Page Black & White) | RM4, 000.00

1.     Company’s logo, summary of products and services printed in the programme book.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.


1.     Company’s logo or company’s name on the bag that will be distributed to all attendees.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.

3.     Company’s logo listed in the programme book.


1.     Customized pens will be given to each attendee at the registration desk and will also be placed at all Secretariat registration counters.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.

3.     Company’s listed in the programme book.

NAME BADGE RM2, 000.00

1.     Everyone who attends the Conference must wear a badge to participate at the conference. Let the Conference attendees be your walking advertisement during the    events.

2.     Certificate of Appreciation.

3.     Company’s name listed in the programme book.


Name card size (Colour): 85cm x 50cm RM 500.00

Name card size (Black & White): 85cm x 50cm RM 350.00

1.     Certificate of Appreciation.

2.     Company’s name listed in the programme book.


1 Table with 2 chairs, size 2’ x 6’*: RM2000.00

* Terms and condition apply (Exhibitor have to bring their own banner / bunting)

1.     Certificate of Appreciation.

2.     Company’s name listed in the programme book.

3.     Lunch will be provided for 2 pax only.


1.     Door gift present will be placed in the Conference bags.

2.     Company’s name listed in the programme book.

3.     Sponsored gift for lucky draw such as hamper, cash voucher, product voucher, electric product etc will be given during the Conference.

4.     Certificate of Appreciation.


Click here,to download Patron Invitation Package booklet.

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May 28th, 2013

About Malaysia & Johor



Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula.

Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, whose establishment was followed by the Malay kingdoms becoming British protectorates. The territories on Peninsular Malaysia were first unified as the Malayan Union in 1946. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963, with is being added to give the new country the name Malaysia. Less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation. Since independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.

The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. The government system is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on English Common Law. The constitution declares Islam the state religion while protecting freedom of religion. The head of state is the King, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He is an elected monarch chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

Malaysia contains the southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai. Located in the tropics, it is a megadiverse country, with large numbers of endemic animals, fungi and plants. It is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the East Asia Summit and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and a member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement.




The Southern Gateway

Johor possesses a wide range of attractions, from the exciting metropolitan atmosphere of Johor Bahru to the forests of Endau-Rompin Park. The village of Desaru and the remote and beautiful islands in the South China Sea are favored by vacationers seeking a relaxed and natural holiday environment, while the state’s commercial centres attract businessmen from all over the world.



Johor is the third largest (19,984 sq km) and one of the most developed states in Peninsular Malaysia. It is situated at the southern tip of the peninsula, just across the Straits of Johor from Singapore (with which it is connected by a road and rail causeway). Johor’s population exceeds two million people, comprising an ethnic mix of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other groups. Its capital is Johor Bahru.



Johor Bahru is a vibrant and exciting commercial city, offering a host of sporting events, a pulsing nightlife, outstanding shopping and accommodations, and a wide array of fine restaurants. The city also contains a number of cultural and historical attractions, including the Sultan Abu Bakar mosque, the imposing civic space of the Dataran Bandaraya, the State Secretariat Building, and most notably the Royal Abu Bakar Museum in the Grand Palace. Johor Bahru is linked to Singapore via its 1,056-meter causeway, a dramatic road, rail, and pedestrian link across the Straits of Johor.

April 16th, 2013



LEGOLAND Malaysia, which opened to the public on 15th September 2012, is the sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world and the very first in Asia. Designed for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, LEGOLAND Malaysia features more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. LEGOLAND Parks are based on the universally popular LEGO building toy and offer families the opportunity to push the boundaries of their imaginations and creativity, and have fun while learning, all while enjoying hands-on, interactive experiences. Families are immersed in a unique mix of child powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO models, family-friendly coasters and shows that pull the audience into the action.



Welcome to Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

The first Sanrio Hello Kitty theme park outside of Japan, consists of various walk-through attractions, interactive activities and rides which follow the Hello Kitty theme. Key features include, Black Wonder, a hi-tech interactive themed experience and Kitty House, an iconic Hello Kitty house complete with living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Visitors can also look forward to the “Purrfect” stage which will house Hello Kitty and her friends where they will showcase a live performance.

Say ‘Hello’ to an unforgettable experience

At the Wishful Studio, visitors can enjoy jewelry making, costume dress up at the photo studio as well as visit the nail salon where they can decorate their nails with Sanrio characters nail art. In addition, visitors can make Hello Kitty shaped cookies at the cookie studio and make their own Hello Kitty doll at the doll factory at the Wishful Studio.

Visitors can experience Friendship Land with its playground, enjoy tea cup rides and have photo opportunities with Hello Kitty and friends, while children can also have an unforgettable birthday celebration with Hello Kitty at Apple and Strawberry Party Rooms.




Johor Premium Outlets®

Johor Premium Outlets® is a collection of 80 designer and name brand outlet stores featuring saving of 25% to 65% every day. The center is held by “Genting Simon Sdn Bhd” (GSSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Simon Genting Ltd (“SGL”). SGL in turn is a 50:50 joint venture between Azzon Ltd (“Azzon”), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Plantations Bhd, and Premium Outlets®, the outlet division of Simon Property Group.

What Is Premium Outlets®?

Premium Outlets® is a portfolio of outlet shopping centers which brings together the finest brands in unique outdoor settings and offers impressive savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. Each center is a shopping attraction and destination in its own right offering:

  • Factory-direct savings of 25% to 65% every day
  • A distinctive, upscale store mix of leading designers and quality name brands
  • A location that is easily accessible and near other attractions
  • An attractive setting making shopping an exciting and pleasant experience for the whole family



Tour package is priced at RM 230 (Malaysian) and USD 80 (International). Visit will be held on September 6 2013. Please do not hesitate to contact 2013 IEEE RFID TA Secretariat for further information and booking.

April 16th, 2013

Getting to The Zon Regency Hotel by the sea, Johor Bahru

From Senai International Airport, Johor
a. Take an Airport Taxi from Senai International Airport to The Zon Regency Hotel.
b. Take a Causeway Link express shuttle bus from Senai International Airport to Kota Raya II Bus Terminal. Then take a taxi to The Zon Regency Hotel.

From Changi Airport, Singapore 

a. Take a taxi from Changi Airport to Taxi Station in Johor Bahru using Registered Taxi . Then take another taxi to The Zon Regency Hotel.
b. Take a taxi from Changi Airport to Woodlands Bus Interchange in Singapore . Then take a bus (Bus No. SMRT 950) from Woodlands to Kota Raya Bus Station, Johor Bahru . Then take a taxi to The Zon Regency Hotel .
c. From Changi Airport direct to Kota Raya II Bus Terminal, by Transtar Cross Border Service (TS1). Using taxi to The Zon Regency Hotel .

From Batam Center Ferry Terminal, Indonesia

Ferry ride from Batam Center Ferry Terminal to The Zon Ferry Terminal Stulang Laut . The Zon Ferry Terminal is located next to The Zon Regency Hotel in Stulang Laut area.




For participants from the countries which are not the South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) member, you have to apply for VISA from the Malaysian Embassy in your original country to enter Malaysia. Acceptance Letter for your paper and Invitation Letter to attend 2013 IEEE RFID TA  will be provided by the 2013 IEEE RFID TA organising committee after your registration process – full paper submission, online registration, and payment – has been completed. If you need additional documents or letter(s) for your travel to Malaysia, please do not hesitate to contact 2013 IEEE RFID TA secretariat.

April 16th, 2013

Hotel Accommodation

map the zon

The ZON Regency Hotel by the sea (Venue)
88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut
P.O. Box 161, 80720
Johor Bahru 

Tel : +607 221 9999
Fax : +607 221 0999
Malaysia Toll-Free: 1800-880 500

For general enquiries:
For room reservations:
Website  :

Deluxe Single : RM180.00
Deluxe Twin : RM190.00

Others Hotel Nearby

Suria City Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor
10 Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tanjung Puteri,
80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel : +6019-730 0105
Email :
Website :

Deluxe Puteri Twin : RM140.00
Deluxe Puteri King : RM140.00 

AmanSari Express Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor
No. 9N, Jalan Tenteram, Bukit Meldrum,
80300 Johor Bahru, Johor,
Tel : +607-221 6163,
Email :
Website :

Superior Twin : RM128.00
Studio Deluxe Twin : RM188.00 

Grand Bluewave Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor
9R, Jalan Bukit Meldrum,
90300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel : +607-221 6666
Fax : +607-222 9473
Website :

Studio Room : RM232.00
Superior Room : RM255.20 

The Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor
Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim,
‘The Kotaraya’, PO Box 293,
0730 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel : +607-219 9999
Fax : +607-219 9998
Email :
Website :

Princess Deluxe : RM278.40
Imperial Deluxe : RM313.20


JB Central Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor
Merlin Tower, Jalan Meldrum,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel : +607-222 2833
Website :

Standard King : RM145.00
Deluxe King : RM145.00 


April 16th, 2013

Keynote Speakers


Professor Manos M. Tentzeris

Professor Manos M. Tentzeris

He is currently a Professor with the School of ECE, Georgia Tech. He is currently the Head of the Electromagnetics Technical Interest Group of the School of ECE, Georgia Tech. He has served as the Georgia Electronic Design Center Associate Director for RFID/Sensors research from 2006-2010 and as the GT-Packaging Research Center (NSF-ERC) Associate Director for RF research and the leader of the RF/Wireless Packaging Alliance from 2003-2006. Also, Dr. Tentzeris is the Head of the A.T.H.E.N.A. Research Group (20 students and researchers) and has established academic programs in Highly Integrated/Multilayer Packaging for RF and Wireless Applications using ceramic and organic flexible materials, paper-based RFID’s and sensors, inkjet-printed electronics, nanostructures for RF, wireless sensors, power scavenging and wireless power transfer, Microwave MEM’s, SOP-integrated (UWB, mutliband, conformal) antennas and Adaptive Numerical Electromagnetics (FDTD, MultiResolution Algorithms).

 Title : Inkjet-Printed Nanotechnology-enabled RFID, Internet of Things and “Zero-Power” Wireless Sensor Nodes

Nanotechnology and Inkjet-printed flexible electronics and sensors fabricated on paper , plastic and other polymer substrates are introduced as a sustainable ultra-low-cost solution for the first paradigms of Internet of Things, “Smart Skins” and “Zero-Power” applications. The talk will cover examples from UHF up to the millimeter-wave frequency ranges (mmID’s), while it willl include the state of the art of fully-integrated wireless sensor modules on paper or flexible polymers and show the first ever 2D sensor integration with an RFID tag module on paper, as well as numerous 3D multilayer paper-based and LCP-based RF/microwave structures, that could potentially set the foundation for the truly convergent wireless sensor ad-hoc networks of the future with enhanced cognitive intelligence and “zero-power” operability through ambient energy harvesting and wireless power transfer. Examples from wearable (e.g. biomonitoring) antennas and RF modules will be reported, as well as the first integration of inkjet-printed nanotechnology-based sensors on paper and organic substrates. The talk will also present challenges for inkjet-printed high-complexity modules as well as future directions in the area of environmentally-friendly (“green”) RF electronics and “smart-house” conformal sensors.



William Lumpkins

Senior Member, IEEE Chair of Committee on RFID, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Standards Chair, IEEE P1874 WG Chair. VP of Engineering, O & S Services Inc., and Senior Applications Analyst for Wi2Wi Inc.

William is an innovative technical problem solving professional with 20 years’ experience designing circuit boards related to telecommunications, military and computer peripheral markets, both in the US and Japan.  He has taken projects from concept to RTL verification to board creation. He is a big picture manager with focus on providing customer training, developing documentation (white papers & application notes), systems development, and promoting customer satisfaction.

His key technical skills include speaking conversational Japanese, Versatile Analog & Digital Engineer, and active participant of the following standards DLNA, UPnP, UWB 802.15.3, 802.11, 802.3, and P1874. He is an active user of the following technologies MPEG 2, 4, H.264, GSM, DRM, I2C, SPI, UART, LCD, IR, Ethernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 3.0/4.0, Video codec’s, low power/battery-based design skills and RF analog design, PCI, USB 2.0, ATA/ATAPI, SDIO, Wireless USB, UWB, Serial ATA, PCI express, DLNA, UPnP, RFID, Energy Harvesting, Synopsis Design Compiler, Altera/Xilinx FPGA software, schematic/PCB/Router, Timing Designer, and Lab View



Dion Wiggins

Dion Wiggins is a highly experienced ICT industry visionary, entrepreneur, analyst and consultant. He has an impressive knowledge in the fields of software development, architecture and management, as well as an in-depth understanding of Asian ICT markets. He is an accomplished speaker and has a high media profile for his perceptive analysis of ICT in Asia/Pacific.

Previously Dion was Vice President and Research Director for Gartner based in Hong Kong, where he was the most senior and highly-respected analyst based in all of Asia. Dion’s research reports on ICT in China helped change the way the world views this market.

Dion is also a well-known pioneer of the Asian Internet Industry, being the founder of one of Asia’s first ever ISPs (Asia Online in Hong Kong). In his role at Gartner and in various other consulting positions prior to that, Dion advised literally hundreds of enterprises on their ICT strategy.

Dion was a founder of The ActiveX Factory, where he was recipient of the Chairman’s Commendation Award presented by Microsoft’s Bill Gates for the best showcase of software developed in the Philippines. The US Government has recognized Dion as being in the top 5% of his field worldwide and he is a former holder of a US O1 Extraordinary Ability Visa.


Professor Sureswaran Ramadass


Professor Sureswaran Ramadass is a Professor and the Director of the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6) at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

He obtained his BsEE/CE (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He graduated as the top student in the College of Engineering for his Bachelors Degree. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2000 while serving as a full time faculty in the School of Computer Sciences.

Prof Sureswaran started his career in 1990 as head of technical support and customer relations manager for ComputerBanc Inc, a company with a chain of 7 stores in South Florida. He later joined MODCOMP, Florida as a senior member of the research team. MODCOMP, a wholly owned subsidiary of AEG Daimler Benz, was focused on the research, development and deployment of real-time operating systems. Their customers included Jet Propultion Labs (JPL) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their remote space vehicles. He later joined ICON Business System, Inc (Florida) as Senior Consultant in 1991. He was subsequently promoted as Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the entire engineering and R&D divisions of ICON. In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join USM as a lecturer. In 1993, he formed and grew the Network Research Group to become a world recognized research center. In 2005, he became the first director of NAv6 (the Next Generation Internet Center) in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).


John Tay

John Tay is the Director, Digital Initiatives Division in Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and has been with the Commission for the past 10 years. John Tay has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry and holds a B.Sc degree in Computer Science from USA and MBA from Australia. John has worked overseas for many years in the Healthcare, Biopharmaceutical and Aerospace Defense industry. Other ICT exposures locally are in Banking, Oil and Gas, IT Services, Advertising and Telecommunications industries.

In MCMC, John Tay is responsible for promoting and facilitating the Digital Lifestyle Malaysia(DLM) Initiative on Connected Lifestyles and Internet of Things(IoT) adopting RFID, WSN, NFC as a technology enabler. John is familiar with the development of Malaysian RFID market and worked closely facilitating RFID adoption with the industry.

John’s role is to spearhead the development and implementation of SKMM’s Digital Lifestyle Malaysia (DLM) using infocomm technologies and content services. His role is to promote a connected DLM ecosystem society via mobile info-based apps to further enhance user experience, quality of life, lead change, drive innovation and contribute to national economy.

March 19th, 2013

Online Registration

Online registration and payment can be made via our Online Payment

Payment by Credit Card:


All crossed cheque / bank draft should be made payable to Account Name : UTMSPACE

Account Number : 0116-0000426-10-7

Bank Name : CIMB Bank Berhad | Branch : UTM Skudai, Johor

Swift Code :

  • CTBBMYKL (CIMB Islamic Bank)

March 19th, 2013


Conference Committe IEEE RFID TA 2013


General Chair : Abdul Hanan Abdullah
Pervasive Computing Research Group
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Vice General Chair : Sureswaran Ramadass
National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAv6)
Universiti Sains MalaysiaAli Selamat
Professor and Research Dean
Faculty of Computing
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Organisation Chair          : Toni Anwar
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Vice Organisation Chair : Wan Tat Chee
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Emily Sopensky

Finance & Registration Chair : Robert Shapiro,


Technical Program Committee:-
Chair :

  • Widad Ismail, USM, Malaysia
  • Zaini Abd. Halim, USM, Malaysia
  • Muhd Kamal A. Halim, UTM, Malaysia
  • Klaus Solbach, Uni. Duisburg Essen/ UKM, Germany
  • Chan Basaruddin, UI, Indonesia
  • Siwaruk Siwamogsatham, NECTEC, Thailand
  • Gopinah Rao Siniah, MIMOS, Malaysia
  • Dith Nimol, Cambodia
  • Selvakumar Manickam, NAv6, Malaysia
  • Shukor Abd. Razak, UTM, Malaysia
  • Mohd. Murtadha, UTM Malaysia
  • Ca Tran, National Council of Science and Policy, Vietnam
  • Raja Kumar Murugesan, Taylor University, Malaysia
  • Kumar Murugesan, Taylor University, Malaysia
  • Ismail Fauzi Isnin, UTM, Malaysia
  • Jarensri L. Mitrpanont, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Boonsit Yimwadsana, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Smail Tedjini, Grenoble-inp.Lcis
  • Moh.Abd.Razzaque, UTM Malaysia

International Advisory Committee:-

  • Manos Tentzeris, Georgia Tech, USA (CRFID)
  • Leena Ukkonen, Tempere University of Technology, Finland
  • William A. Gruver, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • William Lumpkins, Standard Chair , IEEE Consumer Electronic, USA
  • Shahriar Mirabbasi, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Paul H. Frisch, FHIMSS, Memorial Sloan Kattering Cancer Center, USA
  • Rolf H. Jansen, GAST & RWTH Aachen, Germany &SEA
  • Otto Spaniol, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Lawrence Wong, NUS, Singapore
  • Adi Tedjasaputra, RFID Asia, Singapore
  • John Tay, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia

March 19th, 2013

Call For Papers

Call For Paper
Papers describing original work in, but not limited to, the following areas will be considered for oral and poster presentations:
1. Antenna theory and design
2. Chipless & emerging technologies
3. Chip and Reader design
4. Security and privacy
5. Protocols & software
6. Sensing
7. Pervasive Systems
8. Applications
9. Propagation & Localization
10. NFC
11. Standard & Regulation
12. Other topics

Paper Submission

Manuscripts 4-6 A4-pages must be submitted in PDF format and English language in order to be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Once manuscripts accepted for presentation, authors are requested to submit the final version. All papers must follow the IEEE conference style guide and be no more than 6 pages in length. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore and will be eligible for Best Paper Awards. All published papers will be recommended for a SCOPUS/ISI indexed journal. The website with the author’s instruction is or


Important Dates

Submission of Full Paper : 27 May 2013
Notification of Acceptance : 17 June 2013
Submission on Camera Ready Manuscripts  : 23 July 2013
Early Bird Registration : 23 July 2013

Presenters are required to create user account before they can submit their abstracts, final papers, presentation material and payment online.
Participants are encouraged to create user account for online payment.
No payment will be charged for creating user account.

For registration and paper submission, click here

March 18th, 2013