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Giving RFID a REST: Building a Web-Enabled EPCIS

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Executive Summary

The Electronic Product Code Information Service (EPCIS) is a standard which defines interfaces enabling RFID events to be captured and queried. The query interface, implemented with WS- Web services, enables business applications to consume and share data within and across companies, to form a global network of independent EPCIS instances. However, the interface limits the application space to the rather powerful platforms which understand WS- Web services. In this paper, the authors propose seamlessly integrating this network into the Web by designing RESTful (REpresentational State Transfer) architecture for the EPCIS.

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