WCSE 2017
ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.230

A Universal Interface for Programming Electronic Shelf Labels in Retailing Contexts

I-Ching Chen, Shueh-Cheng Hu

Abstract— In contrast to traditional paper price tags, electronic shelf label (ESL) has made dynamic pricing feasible and efficient in brick-and-mortar retailers. Even better, ESLs enabling two-way communication with shoppers in front of shelf are able to realize some innovative business strategies, with involvement of merchants, shoppers, advertising agents, and other business partners. However, to make ESLs programmable and easily integrable by heterogeneous information systems, a universal interface is necessary. This article examines various application scenarios of ESLs in retailing contexts and accordingly proposes a universal interface for programming these ESLs.

Index Terms— Electronic shelf label; interactive IOT object; restful interface; retailers.

I-Ching Chen
Department of Information Management Chung Chou University of Science and Technology Chang Hua, TAIWAN
Shueh-Cheng Hu
Department of Computer Science & Comm. Engineering Providence University Taichung, TAIWAN

ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.17Xsrc="http://www.wcse.org/uploadfile/2019/0823/20190823055609629.png" style="width: 120px; height: 68px;" />[Download]

Cite: I-Ching Chen, Shueh-Cheng Hu, "A Universal Interface for Programming Electronic Shelf Labels in Retailing Contexts," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 1324-1331, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.