International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on ADVANCES IN RFID FOR SMART CITIES

International Journal of RF Technologies: Research & Applications will establish a forum for exchanging information and research results regarding RF technology deployment, data analytics, and business value creation.

For technology deployment, articles should focus on how to deploy the technology to ultimately create business value. Potential technologies that will be covered in the Journal include Radio frequency identification (RFID), Real time location sensing (RTLS), Near-field communication (NFC), RF-based sensors, RF applications in the IoT, RF applications in Industry 4.0 environments and RF applications in smart buildings.

For data analytics, the Journal will publish articles that focus on how and where to capture the data (e.g. real-time, at the device, on the server etc.), present approaches for finding patterns in the data which may reveal process anomalies or areas for improvement, and examine the development and use of software related to RF technologies.

Ultimately, all articles should have a clear link to the creation of business value. Business value is taken in its broadest context as the management, operational or supporting set of linked activities that create value by transforming an input into a more valuable output. It can thus be transferred to different industries or different business functions, including retail, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, public administration and logistics providers, among others.

Although grounded on solid scientific backgrounds, the Journal will only publish innovative and challenging papers that have a clear applicability to the business world and are focussed on driving business value.

Both original papers and review articles are welcomed. All papers will be peer-reviewed.

Antonio Rizzi, Prof. Ph.D.
University of Parma

Associate Editors
Eleonora Bottani    
University of Parma

Dursun Delen    
Oklahoma State University

Bill Hardgrave    
Auburn University

Selwyn Piramuthu    
University of Florida

Frédéric Thiesse    
University of Würzburg

Dieter Uckelmann    
University of Stuttgard

Editorial Board
John Acken    
Oklahoma State University

John Aloysius    
University of Arkansas

Chin-Ling Chen 
Chaoyang University of Technology

Samuel Fosso Wamba    
NEOMA Business School, Rouen

Angappa Gunasekaran    
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Gaurav Kapoor    
CSTEP, Bangalore

Farhad Moeeni    
Arkansas State University

Asil Oztekin    
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Alexander Pflaum    
Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg

Fred Riggins    
North Dakota State University

Rinaldo Rinaldi    
University of Florence

Agusti Solanas    
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona

Ismail Uysal    
University of South Florida

Alp Üstündağ    
Istanbul Technical University

Giuseppe Vignali    
University of Parma

Andrea Volpi    
University of Parma

Wei Zhou    
ESCP Europe, Paris


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References must be listed alphabetically in APA style:
Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of
               Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258–281.
Anderson, A. K., Christoff, K., Panitz, D., De Rosa, E., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2003). Neural correlates of
                the automatic processing of threat facial signals.Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 5627–5633.
Armony, J. L., & Dolan, R. J. (2002). Modulation of spatial attention by fear-conditioned stimuli: An event-related
                fMRI study.Neuropsychologia, 40, 817–826.
Beck, A. T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R. A. (1988). An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety:
                Psychometric properties.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56,893–897.
Calvo, M. G., & Lang, P. J. (2004). Gaze patterns when looking at emotional pictures: Motivationally
               biased attention.Motivation and Emotion, 28, 221–243.
Carretie, L., Hinojosa, J. A., Martin-Loeches, M., Mecado, F., & Tapia, M. (2004). Automatic attention
                to emotional stimuli: Neural correlates.Human Brain Mapping, 22, 290–299.


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