(email@example.com) University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Prof. Riku Jäntti
(firstname.lastname@example.org) School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
Recent advancements in communication technologies and the continuous growth of IoT devices aimed at connecting our physical world to the virtual world are disclosing unpredictable scenarios in entertainment, industry and healthcare. One critical challenge toward this vision is to build
devices that can be easily deployed in the environment and run autonomously without impacts on energy supply, infrastructures and costs. Backscatter communication is gaining popularity as a suitable solution to fulfil such needs, especially in case ambient signals already available are
exploited. In this perspective, the forthcoming Fifth and Sixth Generation (5G-6G) wireless communication systems that pledge to provide high bandwidth, low latency, and multigigabitpersecond data rates encourage the deployment of massive IoT solutions and could offer the possibility to improve interoperability among platforms, and spatial and technological flexibility such to overcome the actual limitations of HF-NFC-UHF RFID.
The aim of the special session is hence to give an overview on the latest research on backscattering communications and 5G infrastructures, such to stimulate a fruitful discussion, open new applicative scenarios and foster the development of new electronics and standard for supporting
next gen RFID platforms.