Smart University Home > Near Field Communication (NFC)
Module designed and coordinated by Serge Miranda, Professor, University of Nice
Sophia-Antipolis (France).

Dates & Location:

2 days - September 22-23, 2009, Sophia-Antipolis (French Riviera)

Who should attend?
Marketing managers, Project managers, mobile operators, service providers.

What will you learn?
This module aims to deal with the following topics: market issues and forecasts, overview of major NFC deployments, key technologies and standards, interoperability, architecture and developments, applications & services, and academic NFC projects.

Key topics:
Communicating objects - standards - architectures - industrial overview


We entered the Mobile Internet era. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new short-range wireless connectivity technology with high expectations for innovative information services that emerged from the combination of contactless identification (RFID Radio Frequency Identification) and cell phones. NFC was launched on 2004 by Philips (NXP), Sony and Nokia. NFC can be used with a large variety of devices for touching connectivity: consumer electronics, mobile devices, and PCs. Consumers will be able to easily access a variety of services (payment, transport, travel, infotainment, culture...) and conveniently exchange information with a simple touch gesture utilizing NFC technology.

The NFC technology is revolutionizing the mobile services world and you have to know its technical aspects to exploit it today in your projects.

We will thus be able to use our cell phone as a method of payment, virtual vouchers and transport tickets, couponing, a cultural information point, a traceability or medical follow-up tool… Sky is the limit in terms of innovative services of our digital future where they will be location -based and touch-based!
You have an NFC development project and you want to acquire the essential technical basis?
You want to know how your company can take advantage of the last evolutions within a strategic vision? Concrete proofs of concepts projects developed at the university of Nice Sophia Antipolis in the MBDS Innovation lab will illustrate this course.


DAY 1: September 22nd, 2009

9.00 am - 12.30 am
Strategic vision on wireless information services of the future integrating communicating objects (RFID , NFC, captors/sensors, ...)
Serge Miranda, Professor, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

• Major trends: BIP, TAG, AVI S, ...
• Convergence: IP, Multimedia, mobiles
• Communicating objects and their integration in added-value information services (fast and simple): touch based and location based
• 1DL live demos (art) and videos on POC projects developed at the University of Nice in the area of Health, Travel, m-Payment, fair trade and cars

2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
NFC standards and NFC Forum
Thomas de Lazzari, NFC Project Manager, Winner (City Life category) of the NFC Awards in 2007 and 2nd in 2008 with the TicketTap application (OTA)

• Radio Frequency Identification (RFID ) NFC and Touch based services from an architectural point of view
• NFC standards comparison:
  - Contactless 13,56Mhz, Type A, B and Sony
  - Mifare, Felica, Topaz formats

• NFC market and availability
• Complementarity with Bluetooth
• Security SIM /Smart card
• Interoperability, standards, GSM association and ETSI vision

DAY 2: September 23rd, 2009

9.00 am - 12.30 am
Architecture and development kits JAVA/J2ME prerequesite
Thomas de Lazzari

• Development kits (SDK) and JSR 257
• Development platforms
• An application development example on the new Nokia 6131
• Reading and Writing an NF C tag
• Present issues in NF C application development (certification...)

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Round table The NFC market in 2009 and the Initiatives

Stéphane Lebas - SFR,
Vincent Berge - Mobile Distillery (TBC)
Moderator: Serge Miranda

• NFC: New services and integrators
• The future of NFC by the key players
• The NFC in France in 2009

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