Event Processing for RFID &

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Event Processing for RFID &
Sensor Driven Environments

Thoughts on Roundtable Agenda

Wednesday March 15
th


Agenda


Presentations


Dr In K. Mun, Director, Hospital Research HRI, MIT


RFID for Hospital Asset Tracking


Mark Tsimelzon, President and CTO, Coral8


RFID for Personal Security in Theme Parks


Tom Abraham, Director of Solutions, Xterprise


Multiple Event Streams in Supply Chain Applications


Dieter Gawlick, Architect, Oracle


ChemSecure Use Case


Tao Lin, Director AutoID Infrastructure, SAP Labs


RFID, Event Processing and Business Applications

Goals


Define use cases where event processing can be
applied to RFID


Identify weaknesses in event processing
concepts and technologies with respect to RFID


Identify opportunities for RFID with event
processing concepts


Are sensor applications the next Event
Processing sweet spot?

RFID Concepts (relevant to EP)


Serialized identifier for assets


Identifier structure (tag content)


No line of sight requirement


Filtering & Collection


Event Granularity


Other types of Sensors and event input


Event Processing & RFID Events


Event Collection


Raw Read


Reader Controller/Management


Capture Applications


Correlate


Retrieve and apply context


To other events (same tag)


To different asset class


To other event streams


React


Event Report/Analysis


Higher level business messages to application ecosystem


Higher level event correlation


Event Repository


Archive/Consolidate


Support track and trace with required level of detail

Tag &

EPC



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Tag

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EPC
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Scale

Printer

Digital I/O

Lightstack

PLC

DeviceNet

Optical

Profibus

Counter

RFID

Mobile Device

Data Store

Device


Device Middleware



EPC Data Management

Manufacture

Execution

Asset

Maintenance

Logistics

Transportation

Planning

Analytics

RFID/EPC Applications


Applications


Supply Chain


Inventory tracking


Surveillance


Asset Management


Security


Locating


Pedigree Tracking



Industries


CP


Retailer


Health


Aerospace and
defense


Utility


Pharma


Use Case 1: Cold Chain
Compliance in Supply Chain

Sample Business Cases


Warehousing / Supply Chain /
Transportation


Creates a chain of custody to determine where in the
cold chain a temperature breach has occurred if at all


With integration, this solution can tell operators in
real time, to accept, reject, or accelerate the product
through the supply chain (dynamic queuing

not
limited to FIFO or Expiration Date)


Disaster Planning and Recovery


Allows companies to understand the temperature
changes in products when an anticipated power
outage takes place. Executed at retail stores with a
handheld and tags in the coolers / freezers.


Web Based Reporting (Secured)

Sample Business Case Benefits

Accountability / Profitability


Financial obligation for refused product is placed on the
correct source in the chain of custody because there is a
correlation between the cold chain breach and the time
it took place

Quality


The shelf life of temperature sensitive products is
impacted in a negative manner by variations in
temperature.


In understanding the impact temperature has on shelf
life, the amount of time that the product was in an
unacceptable temperature range must be known (degree
minutes).

Sample Business Case Benefits,
cont’d

In
-
stock Position


Cold chain breaches are identified immediately
versus when the recipient opens the product and
determines that it is unacceptable. That product
must be immediately reordered and increases the
safety stock levels.


Food Safety Liability


Microbial activity starts at an exponential rate at
temperatures over 40
°
F



The consequences of infecting a customer with this
type of illness are detrimental, not only from a
financial sense but a company’s reputation is
tarnished.

Use Case 2: Asset
Management (Hospital)


Patient Wristband


Blood Product Management


ER, OR, ICU Management


Point of Care


Pharmaceutical Pedigree


Combating Counterfeit Drugs


Asset Management

RFID Applications At Hospitals


National average utilization of mobile equipment is 45%
-

Universal Hospital Services



Hospitals can lose nearly $1 million a year in medical
equipment thefts alone
-

HCPro Healthcare Marketplace




Five to fifteen percent of hospital inventory is written off
each year since it can no longer be located or more
importantly serviced
-

Frost & Sullivan



“Equipment moving from patient to patient without going
through decontamination in between has become a
significant issue to JCAHO in regard to infection control in
hospitals”
-

JCAHO Sentinel Alert



To prevent infant mix
-
up



To build an infrastructure

Why Asset Management?


Location Identification


Security


Inventory Management


Utilization


Requisition / Distribution


Rentals


Safety / Risk Management


Transport


Equipment Cleaning


Regulatory Compliance


Clinical Engineering


Financing / Accounting

Business
Process
Management

RFID
Positioning
System

RFID
-
Enabled
Equipment
Management
Application

Asset

Tracking

Equipment Management

Use Case 3


People
Tracking/Security

Losing a Child is a HUGE Problem


Kids get lost everywhere: amusement
parks, shopping malls, stadiums, skiing
areas, etc.


Kids tend to wander away


Kids are sometimes kidnapped


If a child is missing, EVERY SECOND
COUNTS


Solution Overview


1.
Enrich RFID data by doing a DB subquery


Reader locations


Family information

2.
Split the enriched stream into Parents
and

Children streams

3.
Join Parents and Children streams and
select the pairs that are far apart

Location
-
based RFID
Applications: Lessons Learned


Must analyze large volumes of data at
high data rates


Must provide real
-
time response


Must enrich real
-
time data with
reference data from databases


Must provide functionality to make
distance
-
based correlation easy

Summary

Common Themes for Sensors &
EP


Interfacing with Real World


Volumes, incomplete data, out of order


Temporal Horizons


Some short


Some longer term


Deriving Higher Level Events


At different levels in the information chain


Environments with Multiple Streams


Event Processing Driving Process Management
in Dynamic Environments

Goals


Define use cases where event processing can be
applied to RFID


Identify weaknesses in event processing
concepts and technologies with respect to RFID


Identify opportunities for RFID with event
processing concepts


Are sensor applications the next Event
Processing sweet spot?

Challenges for EP in RFID


Cost


Is there COTS opportunity?


It’s a hardware world …


Do enterprises realize that they have an
event based problem?


Implementing hierarchical filtering and
correlation

Event Processing for RFID &
Sensor Driven Environments

Thoughts on Roundtable Agenda

Wednesday March 15th