Date Added: May 2013
The rapid proliferation of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) systems realizes integration of physical world with the cyber ones. One of the most promising is the Internet of Things (IoT), a vision in which the Internet extends into the people daily activities through wireless networks of uniquely identifiable objects. Given that modern RFID systems are being deployed in large-scale for different applications, without optimizing reader's distribution, many of the readers will be redundant, resulting waste of energy. Additionally, eliminating redundant readers can also decrease probability of reader collisions, as a result, enhancing system performance and efficiency.