SEAFOODplus and InnovaRFID joint workshop

November 20 - 21, 2006 in Trondheim, Norway

Workshop Summary

The SEAFOODplus TraceTech workshop in Trondheim in November 2006 was arranged in cooperation with the Norwegian project InnovaRFID. InnovaRFID is partly financed by the Norwegian Research Council with Gilde Norsk Kjøtt (a major Norwegian meat producer) as the contract partner and SINTEF as the research partner. The main project objective for InnovaRFID is defined as: Develop innovative processes and solutions for operations and documentation by testing and implementing new wireless technologies for identification, data capture, sensors and location systems in a demanding industrial environment.

As the seafood and meat sectors have common fields of interests in this area, this was an opportunity to gather participants from the two projects and other invited parties. The main objective of the workshop was to exchange experiences and share ideas on future applications. Several topics were addressed:


- The current status of RFID technology and experiences from pilot studies in various industry sectors

- How can we utilize the emerging new technologies (wireless sensor networks, real-time location systems)

- The handling of the increased flow of information generated in the value chain



Monday's Presentations


Jostein Storøy, SINTEF

Background and technology status

Gunnar Senneset, SINTEF

Gilde Norsk Kjøtt case

Egil Sørflaten, Gilde Norsk Kjøtt

Pack & Sea RFID solution

Lars M. Jankowski, Lyngsøe Systems

Traceability experiences using RFID in fresh fish and “porc to ham” sectors in Spain

Begonia Perez Villareal, AZTI

Cool chain monitoring case

Terry Myers, Infratab

Tuesday's Presentations

Cold chain integrity - an exiting business case for RFID

Jan M Olsson, TraceTracker Innovation ASA

Current and future technology and applications for sensor networks

Arne Lie, SINTEF

Challenges in storing and retrieving vast amounts of product and process data

Kjell Bratbergsengen, NTNU/IDI

The rise of M2M and its impact on Telcos

Edvin Holsæter, Telenor

How to improve processes and increase product differentiation

Egil Sørflaten, Gilde Norsk Kjøtt

Plenary discussion

How do we utilize the technology and all this information? What are the industry application areas in 5 years? Focus areas for SEAFOODplus and InnovaRFID?