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Smart Spaces and Next Generation Wired/Wireless Networking

Volume 6869 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 165-177

Architecture and Comparison of Two Different User-Centric NFC-Enabled Event Ticketing Approaches

  • Serge ChaumetteAffiliated withLaBRI, University of Bordeaux
  • , Damien DubernetAffiliated withLaBRI, University of Bordeaux
  • , Jonathan OuobaAffiliated withLaBRI, University of Bordeaux
  • , Erkki SiiraAffiliated withVTT
  • , Tuomo TuikkaAffiliated withVTT

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Abstract

This paper describes two different approaches to use Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile phones in a ticketing system dedicated to event management: (i) a offline version where some equipments are not connected to the Internet ; (ii) a online version where an Internet connection is available on all the equipments composing the infrastructure. These two propositions are compared so as to evaluate their pros and cons in terms of user experience, security, economical aspects, reliability and speed of use. We also identified a scenario with six use cases and decided to focus on ticket issuance and ticket presentation.

Keywords

Events E-ticketing NFC Mobile Phone Secure Element