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RFID Journal Selects Judges for the Industry's Most Prestigious Awards

The leading source of RFID news and strategic insights has selected industry-renowned academics and thought leaders to evaluate submissions and select winners for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards.
Dec 01, 2010RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID), today announced that it has selected the majority of individuals who will make up the panel of judges to evaluate submissions and select the winners of the 2011 RFID Journal Awards. Submissions are being accepted through the Jan. 31, 2011, deadline, and the winners will be awarded at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, to be held on Apr. 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

The RFID Journal Awards recognize companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification. This year, the judges for the six categories will be:

Most Innovative Use of RFID
• Harold Boeck, Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
• J.T. (Tom) Cain, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
• Florian Michahelles, Associate Director, Auto-ID Lab St. Gallen
• Pankaj Sood, Founder and Manager, McMaster RFID Applications Lab

Best RFID Implementation
• Robb Clarke, Associate Professor of Packaging, Michigan State University
• Christian Floerkemeier, Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
• Bill Hardgrave, Dean, Auburn University College of Business
• Antonio Rizzi, Director, RFID Lab, University of Parma
• Sanjay Sarma, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder, Auto-ID Center

Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service
• Kevin Berisso, Director, AIDC Lab, Ohio University
• Elgar Fleisch, Co-Chair, Auto-ID Labs, ETH Zürich / University of St. Gallen
• Dimitris Kiritsis, Computer-Aided Design & Production Lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
• Stephen Miles, Research Affiliate, Auto-ID Labs at MIT

Best in Show
• Gisele Bennett, Director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
• Erick C. Jones, Executive Director, RFID and Supply Chain Lab
• Marlin H. Mickle, Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh; Executive Director, RFID Center for Excellence
• Justin Patton, Director, RFID Research Center, University of Arkansas
• Fred Riggins, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Special Achievement
• Hong BongHee, Professor, Pusan National University
• Tali Freed, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, California Polytechnic State University; Founding Director, Global Automatic Identification Technologies Research and Development Laboratory
• Sue Hutchinson, Director of Industry Adoption, EPCglobal US
• Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

RFID Green Award
• Dr. Samuele Astuti, Project Manager, Lab#ID, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)
• Peter J. Hawrylak, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Tulsa
• Neeraj Sood, Researcher, University of Toronto
• Paul Prince, Executive Editor, RFID Journal

Submissions are due no later than Jan. 31, 2011. An awards ceremony will be held at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, and the winning entries will also be featured in RFID Journal magazine. To learn more about the RFID Journal Awards, please visit www.rfidjournalawards.com. For sponsorship information, please contact RFID Journal's sales team: Alan McIntosh (amcintosh@rfidjornal.com) or Matthew Singer (msinger@rfidjournal.com). And for more information regarding RFID Journal LIVE! 2011, visit www.rfidjournalevents.com/live.

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