Advances in information and communication technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), mobile and wireless mesh networks, bring us closer to the vision of “Internet of Things”, a global network of people, products or objects that can be easily readable, recognizable, locatable, and manageable over the world wide web. Such a network can provide ubiquitous and real-time information on movements of objects; and object tracking systems monitor the moving objects and register their on-going location in the context of higher-level applications, such as supply chain management, food traceability and retail, where monitoring of objects is required. This paper investigates information quality of object tracking systems and proposes an analytical model that measures the degree of information completeness of object tracking systems based on the scope and depth of their data capturing capabilities. We demonstrate that the information completeness of object tracking systems is influenced by the configuration of object tracking systems. The model may be used for both ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of object tracking systems, under the auspices of their information quality requirements, considering that their use is expected to blossom in the “Internet-of- Things” era.
Bardaki, Cleopatra; Kourouthanassis, Panos; Pramatari, Katerina; and Doukidis, Georgios I., "MODELING THE INFORMATION QUALITY OF OBJECT TRACKING SYSTEMS" (2010). MCIS 2010 Proceedings. 10.