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Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts (2 Volumes)

Release Date: April, 2011. Copyright © 2011. 1584 pages.
ISBN13: 9781609600426|ISBN10: 1609600428|EISBN13: 9781609600433|
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6
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Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela, and Fernando Moreira. "Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts (2 Volumes)." IGI Global, 2011. 1-1584. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6

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Cruz-Cunha, M. M., & Moreira, F. (2011). Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts (2 Volumes) (pp. 1-1584). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6

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Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela, and Fernando Moreira. "Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts (2 Volumes)." 1-1584 (2011), accessed December 20, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6

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Mobility and Computing have experienced an amazing evolution during the last decade, impacting business, economy, and society, enabling new organizational models, new ways of working, new inter-organizational dynamics, increased flexibility, efficiency, and effectiveness in all sectors of activity.

The Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this explosive range of new developments and applications, in constant evolution, and impacting every organization and society as a whole. This two volume handbook supports post-graduate students, teachers, and researchers, as well as IT professionals and managers. It is a valuable addition to any research collection.

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Foreword
Nuno Lopes
Preface
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Fernando Moreira
Chapter 1
Davide Menegon, Stefano Mizzaro, Elena Nazzi, Luca Vassena
The authors discuss the evaluation of highly interactive and novel context-aware system with a methodology based on a TREC-like benchmark. We take... Sample PDF
Evaluating the Context Aware Browser: A Benchmark for Proactive, Mobile, and Contextual Web Search
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Chapter 2
Milos Stojmenovic
Routing is the process of finding a path from a source node to a destination node. Since each node has a limited transmission range, the message is... Sample PDF
Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
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Chapter 3
Crescenzio Gallo, Michele Perilli, Michelangelo De Bonis
Mobile communication networks have become an integral part of our society, significantly enhancing communication capabilities. Mobile ad hoc... Sample PDF
Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Protocol Design and Implementation
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Chapter 4
Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, Rensleigh Chris, Ndlovu Mandla
The convergence of wireless applications presents a greater hope for consolidating e-Government (ICT-enabled or online government) applications even... Sample PDF
Convergence of Wireless Technologies in Consolidating E-Government Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Chapter 5
Kathryn J. Hayes, Ross Chapman
This chapter considers the potential for absorptive capacity limitations to prevent SME manufacturers benefiting from the implementation of Ambient... Sample PDF
Process Innovation with Ambient Intelligence (AmI) Technologies in Manufacturing SMEs: Absorptive Capacity Limitations
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Chapter 6
Fernando Lopez-Colino, Jose Colas
This work presents the design of a distributed sign language synthesis architecture. The main objective of this design is to adapt the synthesis... Sample PDF
Providing Ubiquitous Access to Synthetic Sign Language Contents over Multiple Platforms
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Chapter 7
Andreas Ahrens, César Benavente-Peces
This chapter reviews the basic concepts of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems and analyses their performance within... Sample PDF
The impact of MIMO Communication on Non-Frequency Selective Channels Performance
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Chapter 8
Zhonghai Wang, Seyed (Reza) Zekavat
This chapter introduces node localization techniques in ad-hoc networks including received signal strength (RSS), time-of-arrival (TOA) and... Sample PDF
Node Localization in Ad-hoc Networks
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Chapter 9
Eirik Årsand, Naoe Tatara, Gunnar Hartvigsen
The technological revolution that has created a vast health problem due to a drastic change in lifestyle also holds great potential for individuals... Sample PDF
Wireless and Mobile Technologies Improving Diabetes Self-Management
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Chapter 10
Abid Yahya, Othman Sidek, Farid Ghani, R. Badlishah Ahmad, M. F. M. Salleh
This chapter presents an adaptive Multicarrier Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (MCFH-SS) system employing proposed Quasi Cyclic Low Density Parity... Sample PDF
Adaptive Multicarrier Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Combined with Channel Coding
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Chapter 11
Chad Lin, Hao-Chiang Koong Lin, Geoffrey Jalleh, Yu-An Huang
Although B2B e-commerce provides healthcare organizations a wealth of new opportunities and ways of doing business, it also presents them with a... Sample PDF
Key Adoption Challenges and Issues of B2B E-Commerce in the Healthcare Sector
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Chapter 12
Juan Álvaro Muñoz Naranjo, Justo Peralta López, Juan Antonio López Ramos
This chapter presents a novel access control mechanism for sensitive information which requires permission from different entities or persons to be... Sample PDF
A Pervasive Polling Secret-Sharing Based Access Control Protocol for Sensitive Information
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Chapter 13
Mahsa Ghafourian, Hassan A. Karimi
Mobile devices, including cell phones, capable of geo-positioning (or localization) are paving the way for new computer assisted systems called... Sample PDF
Mobile Location-Based Recommender: An Advertisement Case Study
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Chapter 14
Montserrat Mateos Sánchez, Roberto Berjón Gallinas, Encarnación Beato Gutierrez, Miguel Angel Sánchez Vidales, Ana María Fermoso García
Mobile devices have become a new platform with many possibilities to develop studies and implement projects. The power and current capabilities of... Sample PDF
Success Cases for Mobile Devices in a Real Universitary Scenario
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Chapter 15
Sohail Anwar, Chongming Zhang
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have experienced an amazing evolution during the last decade. Compared with other wired or wireless networks... Sample PDF
Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Chapter 16
Célia Menezes, Fernando Moreira
At the beginning of the 21st century in a world dominated by technology it is essential to enhance and update the school, creating conditions for... Sample PDF
M-English – Podcast: A Tool for Mobile Devices
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Chapter 17
Public Safety Networks  (pages 267-284)
Giuliana Iapichino, Daniel Câmara, Christian Bonnet, Fethi Filali
Disaster can be defined as the onset of an extreme event causing profound damage or loss as perceived by the afflicted people. The networks built in... Sample PDF
Public Safety Networks
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Chapter 18
Maria Luisa Perez-Guerrero, Jose Maria Monguet-Fierro, Carmina Saldaña-Garcia
The purpose of the chapter is the analysis of mobile applications as performance and informal learning support tools that facilitate the development... Sample PDF
Mobile Applications as Mobile Learning and Performance Support Tools in Psychotherapy Activities
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Chapter 19
Hassan A. Karimi, Mahsa Ghafourian
Location-based services (LBSs) are impacting different aspects of human’s life. To date, different LBSs have been emerged, each supporting a... Sample PDF
CampusLocator: A Mobile Location-Based Service for Learning Resources
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Chapter 20
The Future of WiMAX  (pages 314-326)
Dennis Viehland, Sheenu Chawla
WiMAX is being promoted as a potential solution to a number of problems that have plagued the wired and wireless broadband industry since it... Sample PDF
The Future of WiMAX
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Chapter 21
Maria Borges Tiago, Francisco Amaral
Our work conceptualizes and highlights the determinants of customers’ loyalty in the Portuguese mobile market. We raise questions about the... Sample PDF
Determinants of Loyalty Intention in Portuguese Mobile Market
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Chapter 22
Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo
Current technological advances and the increasing diffusion of its use for scientific, financial and social activities, make Internet the de facto... Sample PDF
Mobile Agents: Concepts and Technologies
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Chapter 23
Daniel Câmara, Nikolaos Frangiadakis, Fethi Filali, Christian Bonnet
Traditional networks suppose the existence of some path between endpoints, small end to end round-trip Delay time, and loss ratio. Today, however... Sample PDF
Vehicular Delay Tolerant Networks
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Chapter 24
Francisco Rodríguez-Díaz, Natalia Padilla Zea, Marcelino Cabrera
Many studies defend the use of New Technologies in classrooms. It has been substantially proven that computer operation can be learnt at an early... Sample PDF
Monitoring the Learning Process through the use of Mobile Devices
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Chapter 25
Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Luigina Ciolfi, Breda Gray
Computer technologies, especially ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies), have become ubiquitous in people’s lives. Nowadays, mobile... Sample PDF
The Making of Nomadic Work: Understanding the Mediational Role of ICTs
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Chapter 26
Rummenigge Dantas, Luiz Marcos Gonçalves, Claudio Schneider, Aquiles Burlamaqui, Ricardo Dias, Hugo Sena, Julio cesar Melo
We present in this chapter the I-GATE architecture, a new approach, which includes a set of rules and software architecture, to connect users from... Sample PDF
I-Gate: Interperception - Get all the Environments
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Chapter 27
Pedro Almeida, Jorge Ferraz Abreu, Margarida Almeida, Maria Antunes, Lidia Silva, Melissa Saraiva, Jorge Teixeira, Fernando Ramos
The widespread and availability of increasingly powerful mobile devices is contributing for the incorporation of new services and features on our... Sample PDF
Connector: A Geolocated Mobile Social Service
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Chapter 28
Miguel Edo, Alejandro Canovas, Miguel Garcia, Jaime Lloret
Nowadays, triple-play services are offered in both wireless and wired networks. The network convergence and the new services such as VoIP (Voice... Sample PDF
Providing VoIP and IPTV Services in WLANs
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Chapter 29
Juan Carlos González Moreno, Loxo Lueiro Astray, Rubén Romero González, Cesar Parguiñas Portas, Castor Sánchez Chao
In recent years, the incessant development of new communication technologies has provided a better way for accessing information and also a lot of... Sample PDF
SIe-Health, e-Health Information System
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Chapter 30
Greg Wilson, Scott McCrickard
The popularity of mobile computing creates new opportunities for information sharing and collaboration through technologies like radio frequency... Sample PDF
Combining Location Tracking and RFID Tagging toward an Improved Research Infrastructure
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Chapter 31
Cristina Rodriguez-Sanchez, Susana Borromeo, Juan Hernandez-Tamames
The appearance of concepts such as “Ambient Intelligent”, “Ubiquitous Computing” and “Context-Awareness” is causing the development of a new type of... Sample PDF
Model and Infrastructure for Communications in Context-Aware Services
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Chapter 32
Rui Rijo, Nuno Veiga, Silvio Bernardes
The use of mobile devices with possible connection to the Internet is increasing tremendously. This mobility poses new challenges at various levels... Sample PDF
Network Mobility and Mobile Applications Development
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Chapter 33
Hamilton Turner, Jules White, Brian Dougherty, Doug Schmidt
Wireless sensor networks are composed of geographically dispersed sensors that work together to monitor physical or environmental conditions, such... Sample PDF
Building Mobile Sensor Networks Using Smartphones and Web Services: Ramifications and Development Challenges
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Chapter 34
Edson Moreira, Roberto Yokoyama, Renata Maria Vanni, Bruno Kimura
Modern life makes people internet-dependents. They want to move connected and care for always getting the best options for connectivity, hoping... Sample PDF
Technologies to Improve the Quality of Handovers: Ontologies, Contexts and Mobility Management
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Chapter 35
Teddy Mantoro, Media Ayu, Maarten Weyn
In smart environment, making a location-aware personal computing working accurately is a way of getting close to the pervasive computing vision. The... Sample PDF
Making Location-Aware Computing Working Accurately in Smart Spaces
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Chapter 36
Teddy Mantoro, Media Ayu
Context-aware computing is a class of mobile computing that can sense its physical environment and adapt its behavior accordingly; it is a component... Sample PDF
User Pro-Activities Based on Context History
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Chapter 37
Aysegul Cayci, João Bártolo Gomes, Andrea Zanda, Ernestina Menasalvas, Santiago Eibe
Advances in wireless, sensor, mobile and wearable technologies present new challenges for data mining research on providing mobile applications with... Sample PDF
Research Challenge of Locally Computed Ubiquitous Data Mining
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Chapter 38
Raúl Aquino, Luis Villaseñor, Víctor Rangel, Miguel García, Artur Edwards
This chapter describes the implementation and performance evaluation of a novel routing protocol called Pandora, which is designed for social... Sample PDF
Emerging Wireless Networks for Social Applications
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Chapter 39
Carlo Bertolli, Daniele Buono, Gabriele Mencagli, Marco Vanneschi
Several complex and time-critical applications require the existence of novel distributed, heterogeneous and dynamic platforms composed of a variety... Sample PDF
An Approach to Mobile Grid Platforms for the Development and Support of Complex Ubiquitous Applications
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Chapter 40
Jorge Barbosa, Fabiane Dillenburg, Alex Garzão, Gustavo Lermen, Cristiano Costa
Mobile computing is been driven by the proliferation of portable devices and wireless communication. Potentially, in the mobile computing scenario... Sample PDF
Towards a Programming Model for Ubiquitous Computing
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Chapter 41
H. Özgür Ünver, Bahram Lotfi Sadigh
The Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a collaboration model between multiple business partners in a value chain that aims to cope with turbulent business... Sample PDF
An Agent-Based Operational Virtual Enterprise Framework enabled by RFID
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Chapter 42
Gonzalo Aranda-Corral, Joaquín Borrego-Díaz
In this chapter, we advance, from the point of view of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, an analysis of which ontological dimensions are... Sample PDF
Ontological Dimensions of Semantic Mobile Web 2.0: First Principles
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Chapter 43
Vincenzo Pallotta
Unobtrusiveness is a key factor in usability of mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. These systems are made of several ambient and mobile... Sample PDF
Unobtrusive Interaction with Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Systems through Kinetic User Interfaces
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Chapter 44
Luis Serrano, Jose Costa, Manuel Silva
It is a fact that bench tests or a chassis dynamometer allow a fine control of the operation conditions; however the simulation is not as real as on... Sample PDF
Impact of Advances on Computing and Communication Systems in Automotive Testing
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Chapter 45
Diogo Simões, Vitor Rodrigues, Luis Veiga, Paulo Ferreira
This chapter describes the most important aspects of RFID and NFC technology, illustrating their applicative potential, and provides a vision of the... Sample PDF
RFID and NFC in the Future of Mobile Computing
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Chapter 46
Jakub Piotrowski, Carmen Ruthenbeck, Florian Harjes, Bernd Scholz-Reiter
The chapter examines a multi-loop development process for a wearable computing system within a new paradigm in logistic applications. The... Sample PDF
A Multi-Loop Development Process for a Wearable Computing System in Autonomous Logistics
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Chapter 47
Andreas Ahrens, Jelena Zašcerinska, Olaf Bassus
A proper development of computing which penetrate our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services is provided by varied... Sample PDF
Collaboration within Social Dimension of Computing: Theoretical Background, Empirical Findings and Practical Development
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Chapter 48
Violeta Chirino-Barceló, Arturo Molina
Many factors converge when attempting to define the most adequate mobile learning model to be applied in a face-to-face university environment. As... Sample PDF
Critical Factors in Defining the Mobile Learning Model: An Innovative Process for Hybrid Learning at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, a Mexican University
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Chapter 49
Pedro Campos
Regarding the mobile tourism domain, we studied the impact of media visibility, the impact of novel interaction paradigms. Regarding the mobile... Sample PDF
Critical Human Factors on Mobile Applications for Tourism and Entertainment
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Chapter 50
Paula Vicente, Elizabeth Reis
This chapter describes the positive features of the Internet for survey activity and examines some of the challenges of conducting surveys via the... Sample PDF
Internet Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges
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Chapter 51
Marcus Bjelkemyr, Antonio Maffei, Mauro Onori
The rationale for EPS is based on current road mapping efforts, which have clearly underlined that true industrial sustainability requires far... Sample PDF
Evolvable Production Systems: A Coalition-Based Production Approach
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Chapter 52
Jiaxiang Gan, Jairo A. Gutiérrez
As mobile applications increase in popularity, the issue of how to build viable business models for the m-commerce industry is becoming a clear... Sample PDF
Viable Business Models for M-Commerce: The Key Components
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Chapter 53
José Carlos Martins Delgado
This chapter presents and discusses a resource-based and service-oriented metamodel and EA framework, in which mobility is introduced naturally from... Sample PDF
A Service-Based Framework to Model Mobile Enterprise Architectures
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Chapter 54
Nabeel Ahmad
Although mobile phones have become an extension of the workplace, organizations are still exploring their effectiveness for employee training and... Sample PDF
Research-Based Insights Inform Change in IBM M-Learning Strategy
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Chapter 55
Nuno André Osório Liberato, João Eduardo Quintela Alves de Sousa Varajão, Emanuel Soares Peres Correia, Maximino Esteves Correia Bessa
Location-based mobile services (LBMS) are at present an ever growing trend, as found in the latest and most popular mobile applications launched.... Sample PDF
Location Based E-commerce System: An Architecture
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Chapter 56
José María De Fuentes, Ana Isabel González-Tablas, Arturo Ribagorda
Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) are a promising communication scenario. Several new applications are envisioned, which will improve traffic... Sample PDF
Overview of Security Issues in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
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Chapter 57
Michael Decker
Access control in the domain of information system security refers to the process of deciding whether a particular request made by a user to perform... Sample PDF
Modelling of Location-Aware Access Control Rules
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Chapter 58
Abdellah Touhafi, An Braeken, Gianluca Cornetta, Nele Mentens, Kris Steenhaut
The aim of this chapter is to give a thorough overview of secure remote reconfiguration technologies for wireless embedded systems, and of the... Sample PDF
Secure Techniques for Remote Reconfiguration of Wireless Embedded Systems
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Chapter 59
Kaj Grahn, Jonny Karlsson, Göran Pulkkis
The evolution of computer networking is moving from static wired networking towards wireless, mobile, infrastructureless, and ubiquitous networking.... Sample PDF
Secure Routing and Mobility in Future IP Networks
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Chapter 60
Carlos Quental, Luis Gouveia
The MLE enables one to use the mobile phone as a constant way of learning. As a consequence it is possible to use every spare time to learn, no... Sample PDF
Evaluation of a Mobile Platform to Support Collaborative Learning: Case Study
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Chapter 61
Gianluca Cornetta, Abdellah Touhafi, David J. Santos, José Manuel Vázquez
Wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks are experiencing a widespread diffusion due to their flexibility and broad range of potential uses. Nowadays... Sample PDF
Power Issues and Energy Scavenging in Mobile Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
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Chapter 62
João Paulo Carmo, José H. Correia
This chapter cover the following topics: • the focus and application of the wireless sensor network; • the implications of the radio system; • the... Sample PDF
A Low Cost Wireless Sensors Network with Low-Complexity and Fast-Prototyping
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Chapter 63
Luciana Arantes, Fabíola Greve, Pierre Sens
Failure detection is an important abstraction for the development of fault-tolerant middleware, such as group communication toolkits, replication... Sample PDF
Unreliable Failure Detectors for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
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Chapter 64
Jérôme Lacouture, Ismael Bouassida Rodriguez, Jean-Paul Arcangeli, Christophe Chassot, Thierry Desprats, Khalil Drira, Francisco Garijo, Victor Noel, Michelle Sibilla, Catherine Tessier
Adaptation of communication is needed to maintain the connectivity and quality of communication in group-wide collaborative activities. This becomes... Sample PDF
Mission-Aware Adaptive Communication for Collaborative Mobile Entities
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Chapter 65
Giovani Librelotto, Iara Augustin, Jonas Gassen, Guilherme Kurtz, Leandro Freitas, Ricardo Martini, Renato Azevedo
In the last years ontologies are being used in the development of pervasive computing applications. It is habitual their use for facilitating the... Sample PDF
OntoHealth: An Ontology Applied to Pervasive Hospital Environments
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Chapter 66
Osvaldo Garcia, Maria Cunha
This chapter deals with the adoption of mobile technology. The case illustrated here is the implementation of mobile and wireless technology – MIT... Sample PDF
Adoption of Mobile and Information Technology in an Energy Utility in Brazil
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Chapter 67
Hugo Feitosa de Figueirêdo, Tiago Eduardo da Silva, Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva, José Eustáquio Rangel de Queiroz, Cláudio De Souza Baptista
Context-aware mobile applications are becoming popular, as a consequence of the technological advances in mobile devices, sensors and wireless... Sample PDF
Infrastructures for Development of Context-Aware Mobile Applications
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Chapter 68
Riikka Vuokko
This study explores users’ experiences during an organizational implementation. The implementation of a new mobile information technology took place... Sample PDF
A Practice Perspective on Transforming Mobile Work
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Chapter 69
João Barreto, Paulo Ferreira
We analyze state-of-the art solutions, discussing their strengths and weaknesses along three main effectiveness dimensions: (i) faster strong... Sample PDF
Data Replication Support for Collaboration in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Environments
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Chapter 70
Diana Bri, Hugo Coll, Sandra Sendra, Jaime Lloret
Wireless Local Area Networks are very useful for the most applications based on network. Nowadays, these types of networks are the most powerful in... Sample PDF
Providing Outdoor and Indoor Ubiquity with WLANs
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Chapter 71
Cristina Diaz Busch, Alberto Moreiras Lorenzo, Iván Mourelos Sánchez, Betania Groba González, Thais Pousada García, Laura Nieto Riveiro, Javier Pereira Loureiro
At present, the main advances in mobile technology have been aimed at improving multimedia-messaging services and reproducing videos and music. This... Sample PDF
In-TIC for Mobile Devices: Support System for Communication with Mobile Devices for the Disabled
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Chapter 72
Carlos Ferrás, Yolanda García, Mariña Pose
We also intend to carry out an in-depth empirical and theoretical study of the territorial and social effects linked to the development of the... Sample PDF
New Ways to Buy and Sell: An Information Management Web System for the Commercialization of Agricultural Products from Family Farms without Intermediaries
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Chapter 73
José Ramón Cerquides Bueno, Antonio Foncubierta Rodriguez
The continuous growth of the available throughput, specially in the uplink of mobile phone networks is opening the doors to new services and... Sample PDF
Broadcast Quality Video Contribution in Mobility
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Chapter 74
C. Brad Crisp, Michael L. Williams
Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the most common interface for accessing network resources (Hall 2008). By 2015 the average 18-year old will... Sample PDF
Mobile Device Selection in Higher Education: iPhone versus iPod Touch
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Chapter 75
Pierre Kirisci, Ernesto Morales Kluge, Emanuel Angelescu, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
During the last two decades a lot of methodology research has been conducted for the design of software user interfaces (Kirisci, Thoben 2009).... Sample PDF
Design of Wearable Computing Systems for Future Industrial Environments
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Chapter 76
Vincent Naessens, Bart De Decker
In 2002, Belgium has adopted an electronic identity card as one of the first countries in Europe. By the end of 2009, the roll-out of the eID card... Sample PDF
Extending the Scope of eID Technology: Threats and Opportunities in a Commercial Setting
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Chapter 77
Victor M. Gonzalez, Antonis Demetriou
Mobile information work, an extreme type of information work, is progressively becoming commonplace in various corporations. The availability of... Sample PDF
Mobility and Connectivity: On the Character of Mobile Information Work
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Topics Covered

  • Collaborative Work
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Mobile Technologies
  • New business models
  • Security
  • Social Networks
  • Standards and Reference Models
  • Studies of Impact on Organizations, Society, and Individuals
  • Studies on Adoption
  • Wireless Data Communication Networks
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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates on international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Board and Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
Fernando Moreira is graduated in Computer Science (1992), M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering (1997) and Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering (2003), both at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. He is a member of the Dep. Informatics at Universidade Portucalense since 1992, currently as Associated Professor. He is a (co-)author of several scientific publications with peer-review on national and international conferences. He has already regularly serves as a member of the Programme and Organizing Committees of national and international workshops and conferences, namely CAPSI, ISEIS, CISTI and CENTRI. He conducts his research activities in Communication Networks, Quality of Services, eLearning and m-Learning. He is the coordinator of the M.Sc. of Informatics. He is associated with NSTICC, ACM and IEEE.