Auto-ID Lab


Whereas the global Auto-ID Labs Network with its Labs at MIT, ETH/HSG, Keio, Cambridge, Fudan, ICU (Korea), and Adelaide, is co-chaired by Prof. Sanjay Sarma, MIT, and Prof. Elgar Fleisch, ETH/HSG, the ETH/HSG Auto-ID Lab is currently run by its Assistant Director Ass. Prof. Alexander Ilic. The St. Gallen / Zürich Auto-ID Labs research interests are centered on the Internet of Things in the retail industry, with a special focus on Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) applications for the end-consumer, mobile phone applications, the extension of the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Architecture Framework for sensing capabilities, and technical approaches to combat counterfeiting. For more information please see and

Additional Informations

Commencement Date1 April 2003
Contributors Fleisch, Elgar (Project Manager) & Ilic, Alexander (Project Manager)
Datestamp 16 Sep 2022 10:57
Completion Date 31 December 2016
Publications Wiechert, Thomas: RFID unterstützte Prozesse in Einzelhandelsfilialen. EPC/RFID live! in Prozessen und Technik. Köln, Deutschland, 7 November 2007.
Fleisch, Elgar: What is the Internet of Things? : An Economic Perspective. , 2010,
Fleisch, Elgar (2010) What is the Internet of Things? : An Economic Perspective. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 5 (2). 125-157. ISSN 1842-3191
Dada, Ali; Rau, Anton; Konkel, Matthias; Staake, Thorsten & Fleisch, Elgar: The Potential of the EPC Network to Monitor and Manage the Carbon Footprint of Products : Part 2: Dynamic Carbon Footprint Demonstrators. Business Processes & Applications, 2010, 2.
Karpischek, Stephan; Michahelles, Florian & Fleisch, Elgar: The not so unique Global Trade Identification Number : Exploring inconsistencies in online product information sources. 2011. - RFID SysTech 2011 7th European Workshop on Smart Objects. - Dresden, Deutschland.
Pletikosa Cvijikj, Irena; Dubach Spiegler, Erica & Michahelles, Florian: The Effect of Post Type, Category and Posting Day on User Interaction Level on Facebook. 2011. - 3rd International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2011). - Boston, USA.
Keywords RFID, Electronic Product Code, Ubiquitous Computing
Methods Evaluating, develop and implementing mobile phone applications that support the customers concepts.
Funders other
Id 35158
Project Range HSG Internal
Project Status ongoing
Subjects business studies
Topics The St. Gallen Lab with offices both at University of St. Gallen and ETH Zurich currently conducts research on different topics ranging from more near term questions such as how to efficiently manage and maintain large scale EPC-Networks to the development of future EPC-Network features such as adding uncertainty, location and sensors.
Project Type applied research project
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