From basic concepts to research grade material and future directions, the Near Field Communications Handbook provides comprehensive technical coverage of this rapidly emerging field. Walking readers through emerging applications, it offers a glimpse at a future in which near field communication (NFC) technology is fully integrated into daily life. Containing cutting-edge contributions from 50 experts from around the world, the book covers the range of topics related to NFC. It begins with an overview of the basics in digital, biometric, and mobile identity and security. Next, it reviews NFC applications with an all-in-one device and provides detailed guidelines for designing NFC applications with high levels of acceptance in consumer markets. Investigates the role of NFC in the development of pervasive universities and ubiquitous citiesExamines privacy-preserving receipt management with NFC phones-proposing a policy-based approach for managing user transaction history Considers the empirically grounded design of a nutrition tracking system for patients with eating disordersCompares the performance of four traditional mobile payment service concepts The handbook includes coverage of the StoLPAN Consortium and its contribution to industry progress, as well as the use of RFID/NFC for pervasive serious games. Capturing the state-of-the-art in NFC technology, this reference provides you with ready access to the information required to advance the field. Its well-illustrated and organized structure also makes it suitable as a text for graduate-level and research-oriented courses dealing with NFC.