2010

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is wireless technology that has been designed to automatically identify tagged objects using a reader. Several applications of this technology have been introduced in past literature such as pet identi-fication and luggage tracking which have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of each environment into which it was integrated. However, due to the ambiguous ture of the captured information with the existence of missing, wrong and duplicate readings, the wide-scale adoption of the architecture is limited to commercial sectors where the integrity of the observations can tolerate ambiguity. In this work, we propose an application of RFID to take the reporting of class attendance and to integrate a predictive classifier to extract high level meaningful information that can be used in diverse areas such as scheduling and low student retention. We conclude by providing an alysis of the core strengths and opportunities that exist for this concept and how we might extend it in future research.