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Design and Implementation of a Scalable RFID-Based Attendance System with an Intelligent Scheduling Technique

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology; a convenient and flexible technology which is well suited for fully automated systems, is directing human lifestyle towards automation and reality. Integrating RFID into attendance management systems makes the tasks of both users and administrators easy, smart, convenient, and practical. Earlier implementations of RFID-based attendance systems involve different approaches and facilities. Different intertwined characteristics (i.e., scalability, and automation) are suggested in evaluating the performance of these systems. The coverage of these characteristics appears to be adequate in achieving a good systems implementation. Some of the existing systems present high performance; however, these systems still have gaps in some of the suggested characteristics. In order to mind these gaps, a scalable RFID-based attendance system with an intelligent scheduling technique; called Intelligent and fully Automated Attendance System (IAAS), has been designed and implemented. Finally, the performance of IAAS has been evaluated through a comparison with existing attendance systems.

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Younis, M.I., Al-Tameemi, Z.F.A., Ismail, W. et al. Design and Implementation of a Scalable RFID-Based Attendance System with an Intelligent Scheduling Technique. Wireless Pers Commun 71, 2161–2179 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-012-0929-3

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Keywords

  • RFID
  • Scalability
  • Automation
  • Load-balancing
  • Cross-platform
  • Scheduling