An Application of NFC Technology on Class Attendance Systems

  • Sasivimon Sukaphat
  • Wachirawit Chaipuvaphat
  • Suphisra Ketsuthi
  • Sathinee Paisopa
  • Sirinoot Teanrungroj
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 843)


Currently, the class attendance checking process of Computer Science program in Srinakharinwirot University still performs manually by calling student’s name one by one. This process is impractical and such a waste of time especially in a large class. Therefore, we aim to present an alternative way for the class attendance checking by applying the wireless technology in smartphone, NFC, to help the lecturers manage their class at ease. The proposed system consisted of two modules: the NFC module and the web module. The NFC module performs on the mobile site which transfers the student’s personal data from the student’s smartphone to the lecturer’s smartphone by tapping both phones to each other. The web module performs on the server site which contains the class attendance database. Moreover, the web module also provides class attendance application which will be used for some students who do not have NFC supported in their smartphones. All class attendant information can be represented on the web application. The proposed system will help the lecturers to reduce their time spending in class attendance process and this system can be in the other faculties.


E-learning Quality assurance Student engagement Student satisfaction Android platform Class attendance system NFC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceSrinakharinwirot UniversityBangkokThailand

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