IEEE CRFID Educational Mega Challenge: Smart Cities

Finalists of the 2018 IEEE RFID Mega Challenge on Smart Cities have been announced:

University of Pisa

Drexel University

University of Wisconsin-Madison

As finalists in the IEEE CRFID Educational Mega-Challenge, they will present their proposals on Wednesday, April 11th and the winning proposal will be announced.

Mark Roberti, CEO, RFID Journal Live!
Steve Halliday, President, RAIN RFID Alliance
Damla Turgut, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida

Congratulations to the finalists and to all the teams that submitted their works!



The IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID) is excited to announce their second annual Educational Mega-Challenge. This challenge, which is geared towards addressing real-world problems, has been designed to excite and engage the interest of undergraduate students, graduate students and their advisors.

The submitting team should:

  • Accredited, degree-program educational institution
  • At least one IEEE member and one student member
  • A solution using passive UHF RFID.

Teams are asked to prepare as if responding to a request for proposal (RFP).
•    Choose a city and a problem it faces that can be addressed by a smart city solution e.g., traffic flow, mass transit, infrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management, etc.)
•    Identify a solution that uses RFID. As this challenge is partially supported by the RAIN RFID Alliance, RAIN (passive UHF) RFID technologies must be included in the solution.
•    Identify the steps needed to implement the solution.

The 2017 Mega Challenge Finalists and Judges