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Important Dates
  • 1st Call For Papers: July, 1st, 2011
  • Submission start date: Closed
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline Extended: November, 11th, 2011
  • Author Notification: December, 9th, 2011
  • Proceedings Version: February, 3rd, 2012
  • Registration: March, 2nd, 2012
  • Conference/Workshop: March, 13th, 2012

Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Finland Section

In Collaboration with WIMA

NFC 2012 is 4th International Research Workshop with focus on Near Field Communication (NFC). This conference covers the entire technological area, beginning from RF and hardware, smartcards approach, security, applications and services, business processes, up to usability and user experience. NFC 2012 is ideal for addressing the challenges facing multidisciplinary research, development, design, and proof of concepts, pilot projects, deployment and fundamental limits of the NFC technology.

March 13th, 2012
10:30 - 17:00
Helsinki, Finland
Restaurant Pääposti

NFC 2012 is in conjunction with:
Open Forum 14.3.2012 NFC - Uusi kaupunkimedia haltuun
Smart Urban Spaces event 14.3.2012

Selective Topics of Interest

RF & hardware related topics:
High-speed RF interfaces; Modulation techniques; Circuits and antenna design; Power aware design; Modelling and simulation; NFC tests & measurements; Protocol analyses and verification methods; Physical interfaces & architectures; Interoperability between NFC devices, tags and smartcards; RF system-on-chip designs; Wireless charging
Smartcards / SIM cards / Security:
Single wire protocol (SWP); Global platform; Multi-application platforms (SIM centric or not); Secure & multi-secure elements; Secure over the air (OTA) services; Security solutions for readers and terminals; System security solutions
Software platforms for NFC development:
Solutions with NFC add-ons and NFC stickers, software architectures; Smartphones and NFC for location based information services, NFC and augmented reality platforms, NFC m-payment and m-transfer architecture, Interaction systems in ubiquitous information systems; Interoperability between NFC applications and services
New applications & services:
NFC and social media (Facebook, Twitter...); NFC applications for consumers and citizens; Mobile value added services (VAS) using NFC; NFC ecosystems (e.g. tag management); NFC in business processes; Integration of NFC into “Internet Of Things” (IOT); Street and POS marketing with NFC; NFC services in education
Pilot projects, usability and user experience:
NFC and digital cities, airports, homes; Wellness; Homecare; Business usage & leisure activities; User interaction models for NFC applications; Acceptance of NFC devices and services; Field trials and pilots; Secure NFC ecosystem; Virtual ticketing and couponing with NFC, fidelization of NFC cards; User experiences of NFC applications

Submission Guidelines and Publication

Paper submission is now closed.


Registration fee is €250 (includes conference proceedings).
Register here.


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NFC 2012 - 4th International Workshop on Near Field Communication is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Finland Section