The Smart University Experience: An NFC-Based Ubiquitous Environment


EHEA guidelines are promoting the modernization of the universities all over Europe, focusing on the implementation of new technologies to get services offered by universities closer to society. With this idea in mind, the Technical University of Cartagena is deeply involved in the development and implementation of the so-called Smart University model: a ubiquitous computing platform based on NFC, where NFC devices and applications interact with each other to provide an intelligent environment. Before dealing with this ambitious project, a study to know the impact of the NFC technology in the university society was carried out. Positive results encouraged the idea of the Smart University, and two innovative NFC projects have been addressed: a NFC-attendance-registering-system and a NFC-administrative-fees-payment-system.

2012 Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, PP. 799–804, DOI: 10.1109/IMIS.2012.110