A Virtual Community for Mobile Agents

A Virtual Community for Mobile Agents

Sheng-Uei Guan (Brunel University, UK) and Fangming Zhu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch072
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Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is booming with the increasing accessibility of the Internet. E-commerce is revolutionizing the concept of carrying out business functions. By using a Web browser, buyers are able to access numerous e-commerce Web sites, where they can make purchases within a reasonable price range. Suppliers realize that e-commerce is essential to the success and competitiveness of their businesses. The benefits of conducting business online include reduction of the cost for many transactions and streamlining of operations. However, there are also some obstacles to the success of e-commerce. Firstly, buyers may be lost in the ocean of the items available. Secondly, it is a tedious task to search for a specific product through the Internet and it is difficult to bargain within the current infrastructure. Thirdly, some transactions are so complicated that they are too difficult to be dealt with. For instance, merchants often negotiate transactions with multiple issues of concern such as price, quantity, and method of delivery. Many strategies are adopted to accomplish these tasks, and both the negotiating counterparts and the environment can affect the choice of the strategies. However, in many existing auction Web sites, price is the main focus for both bidders and sellers. Bidders and sellers are seldom given a chance to negotiate the other issues, and many commercial opportunities are neglected. This chapter discusses SAFER for e-commerce (secure agent fabrication, evolution & roaming for e-commerce), which uses secure agents to alleviate problems in e-commerce.

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Editorial Advisory Board
Chapter 1
Ch. Z. Patrikakis, P. Fafali, N. Minogiannis, N. Kourbelis
Use of mobile devices for supporting our everyday communication has become part of our daily routine. Recent statistics illustrate that the... Sample PDF
Ubiquitous Access to Information Through Portable, Mobile and Handheld Devices
Chapter 2
Stephanie Teufel, Patrick S. Merten, Martin Steinert
This encyclopedia on mobile computing and commerce spans the entire nexus from mobile technology over commerce to applications and end devices. Due... Sample PDF
Mobile Computing and Commerce Framework
Chapter 3
Samuel Pierre
Mobile electronic commerce (or m-commerce) is generally defined as the set of financial transactions that can be carried out over a wireless mobile... Sample PDF
Mobile Electronic Commerce
Chapter 4
Nikhilesh Dholakia, Morten Rask, Ruby Roy Dholakia
In this keynote chapter, we provide an overview of the emerging global landscape of mobile communications and mobile commerce, circa 2005. We... Sample PDF
Mobile Communications and Mobile Commerce: Conceptual Frames to Grasp the Global Tectonic Shifts
Chapter 5
Ranjan B. Kini, Subir K. Bandyopadhyay
Mobile commerce (or in short, m-commerce) is currently at the stage where e-commerce was a decade ago. Many of the concerns consumers had regarding... Sample PDF
Adoption and Diffusion of M-Commerce
Chapter 6
George K. Lalopoulos, Ioannis P. Chochliouros, Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou-Chochliourou
The tremendous growth in mobile communications has affected our lives significantly. The mobile phone is now pervasive and used in virtually every... Sample PDF
Evolution of Mobile Commerce Applications
Chapter 7
Jun Sun, Marshall Scott Poole
Advances in wireless network and multimedia technologies enable mobile commerce (m-commerce) information service providers to know the location and... Sample PDF
Context-Awareness in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 8
Eleni Christopoulou
This chapter presents how the use of context can support user interaction in mobile applications. It argues that context in mobile applications can... Sample PDF
Context as a Necessity in Mobile Applications
Chapter 9
Indrit Troshani, Sally Rao Hill
Mobile services are touted to create a significant spectrum of business opportunities. Acceptance of these services by users is, therefore, of... Sample PDF
A Proposed Framework for Mobile Services Adoption: A Review of Existing Theories, Extensions, and Future Research Directions
Chapter 10
Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, Patrivan K. Yuen
The mobile revolution is finally here. The evidence of mobile penetration and adoption is irrefutable: smartphones, personal digital assistants... Sample PDF
Mobile Learning: Learning on the Go
Chapter 11
Han-Chieh Chao, Tin-Yu Wu, Michelle T.C. Kao
As we enter the electronic age, technologies enabling e-learning have increased flexibility of learning location. Wireless communication... Sample PDF
Environments for Mobile Learning
Chapter 12
Holger Nösekabel
Mobile education, comprising learning, teaching, and education related administrative services delivered via mobile technologies, has incited... Sample PDF
Mobile Education: Lessons Learned
Chapter 13
Mark van ‘t Hooft, Graham Brown-Martin, Karen Swan
In a world that is increasingly mobile and connected, the nature of information resources is changing. The new information is networked, unlimited... Sample PDF
Anywhere, Anytime Learning Using Highly Mobile Devices
Chapter 14
J. P. Shim, Kyungmo Ahn, Julie M. Shim
The purpose of this chapter is to present an overview of wireless mobile technology, its applications, with a focus on digital multimedia... Sample PDF
Current Status of Mobile Wireless Technology and Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Chapter 15
Mobile Portals  (pages 171-180)
Ofir Turel, Alexander Serenko
The diffusion of mobile services is one of important technological phenomena of the twenty-first century (Dholakia & Dholakia, 2003). According to... Sample PDF
Mobile Portals
Chapter 16
Alexander Serenko, Ofir Turel
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze mobile portals (m-portals) as an innovation. M-portals are wireless Web pages that help portable device... Sample PDF
Mobile Portals as Innovations
Chapter 17
Hans Lehmann, Ulrich Remus, Stefan Berger
More and more people leave their fixed working environment in order to perform their knowledgeintensive tasks at changing locations or while they... Sample PDF
Mobile Portals for Knowledge Management
Chapter 18
Volker Derballa, Key Pousttchi
Whereas knowledge management (KM) has gained much attention in the field of management science and practice as the eminent source of competitive... Sample PDF
Mobile Knowledge Management
Chapter 19
Thomas, Thomas, Schlick, Christopher Alexander, Alexander Sievert, Dieter Leyk
This chapter describes the interdependence between locomotion while walking and human input performance in mobile Human-Computer- Interaction (HCI).... Sample PDF
Assessing Human Mobile Computing Performance by Fitts' Law
Chapter 20
Chris Baber
In this chapter the evaluation of human computer interaction (HCI) with mobile technologies is considered. The ISO 9241 notion of ‘context of use’... Sample PDF
Evaluating Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
Chapter 21
Chris Galloway
Public relations is about the “ethical and strategic management of communication and relationships” (Johnston & Zawawi, 2004, p. 6) with individuals... Sample PDF
Mobile Public Relations Strategies
Chapter 22
M. Halid Kuscu, Ibrahim Kushchu, Betty Yu
This chapter introduces the mobile government concept and creates a context for discussing various applications, services, and the relevant... Sample PDF
Introducing Mobile Government
Chapter 23
Stuart J. Barnes, Eusebio Scornavacca
The growth and convergence of wireless telecommunications and ubiquitous networks has created a tremendous potential platform for providing business... Sample PDF
Key Issues in Mobile Marketing: Permission and Acceptance
Chapter 24
Nopparat Srikhutkhao, Sukumal Kitisin
In the past few years, the mobile phone’s performance has increased rapidly. According to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone 2004-2008 Forecast and... Sample PDF
Dynamic Pricing Based on Net Cost for Mobile Content Services
Chapter 25
Dennis Lee, Ralf Muhlberger
In the last decade, the explosive growth and adoption of mobile phones has become commonplace in our everyday lives (Haghirian, Madlberger, &... Sample PDF
A Technology Intervention Perspective of Mobile Marketing
Chapter 26
Eui Jun Jeong, Dan J. Kim
In the emerging wireless environment of digital media communications represented as ubiquitous and convergence, rapid distribution of handheld... Sample PDF
Definitions, Key Characteristics, and Generations of Mobile Games
Chapter 27
Mobile Agents  (pages 296-304)
Kamel Karoui
The concept of mobile agent is not new; it comes from the idea of OS process migration firstly presented by Xerox in the 1980’s. The term mobile... Sample PDF
Mobile Agents
Chapter 28
Sheng-Uei Guan
One hindrance to the widespread adoption of mobile agent technology is the lack of security. Security will be the issue that has to be addressed... Sample PDF
Protection of Mobile Agent Data
Chapter 29
Panayiotis Bozanis
Mobile computing emerged as a new application area due to recent advances in communication and positioning technology. As David Lomet (2002)... Sample PDF
Indexing Mobile Objects: An Overview of Contemporary Solutions
Chapter 30
N. Marsit, A. Hameurlain, Z. Mammeri, F. Morvan
The technological evolution of networks together with the development of positioning systems has contributed to the emergence of numerous... Sample PDF
Database Queries in Mobile Environments
Chapter 31
Say Ying Lim, David Taniar, Bala Srinivasan
In this chapter, we present an extensive study of database operations on mobile devices which provides an understanding and direction for processing... Sample PDF
A Taxonomy of Database Operations on Mobile Devices
Chapter 32
Pankaj Kamthan
Mobile access has opened new vistas for various sectors of society including businesses. The ability that anyone using (virtually) any device could... Sample PDF
Addressing the Credibility of Mobile Applications
Chapter 33
Jason Gan
This chapter examines the convergence of mobile technologies based on smart client architecture. To improve the usability and accessibility of... Sample PDF
Developing Smart Client Mobile Applications
Chapter 34
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Zakaria Maamar
Conventional desktop software applications are usually designed, built, and tested on a platform similar to the one on which they will be deployed... Sample PDF
Engineering Wireless Mobile Applications
Chapter 35
Matthew W. Guah
The significance of aligning IT with corporate strategy is widely recognised, but the lack of an appropriate framework often prevents practitioners... Sample PDF
Conceptual Framework for Mobile-Based Application in Healthcare
Chapter 36
Julián Fernández Navajas, Antonio Valdovinos Bardají, Robert S.H. Istepanian, José García Moros, José Ruiz Mas, Eduardo Antonio Viruete Navarro
An enhanced mobile healthcare multi-collaborative system operating over Third Generation (3G) mobile networks is presented. This chapter describes... Sample PDF
Design of an Enhanced 3G-Based Mobile Healthcare System
Chapter 37
Phillip Olla, Joseph Tan
The reference model presented in this article encourages the breakdown of M-Health systems into the following five key dimensions: (1) Communication... Sample PDF
The M-Health Reference Model: An Organizing Framework for Conceptualizing Mobile Health Systems
Chapter 38
Zakaria Maamar, Qusay H. Mahmoud
Mobile information systems (MISs) are having a major impact on businesses and individuals. No longer confined to the office or home, people can use... Sample PDF
Design Methodology for Mobile Information Systems
Chapter 39
Roland Wagner, Franz Gruber, Werner Hartmann
After the enormous success of the internet and mobile networks, the next upcoming boost for information technology will be the combination of both.... Sample PDF
Distribution Patterns for Mobile Internet Applications
Chapter 40
Degan Zhang, Yuan-chao Li, Huaiyu Zhang, Xinshang Zhang, Guangping Zeng
As a new kind of computing paradigm, pervasive computing will meet the requirements of human being that anybody maybe obtain services in anywhere... Sample PDF
Web-Based Seamless Migration for Task-Oriented Mobile Distance Learning
Chapter 41
Bhaskar Sardar, Debashis Saha
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), the most popular transport layer communication protocol for the Internet, was originally designed for wired... Sample PDF
TCP Enhancements for Mobile Internet
Chapter 42
Zhigang Hua, Xing Xie, Hanqing Lu, Wei-Ying Ma
Through pervasive computing, users can access information and applications anytime, anywhere, using any device. But as mobile devices such as... Sample PDF
A Cooperative Framework for Information Browsing in Mobile Environment
Chapter 43
Anne Tseng, Jukka Kallio, Markku Tinnilä
Mobile operators play a central role in the development of the mobile data services market. They have primary access to the customer relationship, a... Sample PDF
Describing the Critical Factors for Creating Successful Mobile Data Services
Chapter 44
Pedro Antunes
Mobile collaboration involves people working together and moving in space. Research in mobile collaboration has primarily focused on technical... Sample PDF
A Design Framework for Mobile Collaboration
Chapter 45
Susy S. Chan, Xiaowen Fang
Effective interface design for mobile handheld devices facilitates user adoption of mobile commerce (m-commerce). Current wireless technology poses... Sample PDF
Interface Design Issues for Mobile Commerce
Chapter 46
Wen-Chen Hu, Lixin Fu, Hung-Jen Yang, Sheng-Chien Lee
It is widely acknowledged that mobile commerce is a field of enormous potential. However, it is also commonly admitted that the development in this... Sample PDF
Handheld Computing and Palm OS Programming for Mobile Commerce
Chapter 47
Song Han, Vidyasagar Potdar, Elizabeth Chang, Tharam Dillon
This article introduces a new transaction protocol using mobile agents in electronic commerce. The authors first propose a new model for... Sample PDF
Privacy-Preserving Transactions Protocol Using Mobile Agents with Mutual Authentication
Chapter 48
R.M. Shubair, K.O. AlMidfa, A. Al-Marri, M. Al-Nuaimi
This paper presents a tool for the modelling, analysis and simulation of direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation and adaptive beamforming needed in... Sample PDF
Robust Algorithms for DOA Estimation and Adaptive Beamforming in Wireless Mobile Communications
Chapter 49
Witold Abramowicz, Krzysztof Banaskiewicz, Karol Wieloch, Pawel Zebrowski
Information filtering techniques have been continuously developed to meet challenges arisen from new requirements of Information Society. These... Sample PDF
Mobile Information Filtering
Chapter 50
Amrish Vyas, Victoria Yoon
Recent rise in the level of comfort and demand to access various types of information using mobile devices can be attributed to the advancements in... Sample PDF
Information Management in Mobile Environments Using a Location-Aware Intelligent Agent System
Chapter 51
Robert Statica, Fadi P. Deek
We discuss an interconnectivity framework for data and content delivery to mobile devices that allows data of higher priority to reach the mobile... Sample PDF
Topology for Intelligent Mobile Computing
Chapter 52
Gordon Fraser, Gerald Steinbauer, Jörg Weber, Franz Wotawa
An appropriate control architecture is a crucial premise for successfully achieving truly autonomous mobile robots. The architecture should allow... Sample PDF
Robust Intelligent Control of Mobile Robots
Chapter 53
Anand Kuppuswami
Wide area network (WAN) offers advantages like providing myriad services available on globally diversified computers with reasonably simple process.... Sample PDF
A Neural Network-Based Mobile Architecture for Mobile Agents
Chapter 54
Vagan Terziyan
Among traditional users of Web resources, industry has a growing set of smart industrial devices with embedded intelligence. Just like humans, they... Sample PDF
Semantic Web Services for Smart Devices Based on Mobile Agents
Chapter 55
Stamatis Karnouskos
As we move towards service-oriented complex infrastructures, what is needed, security, robustness, and intelligence distributed within the network.... Sample PDF
Towards Autonomic Infrastructures via Mobile Agents and Active Networks
Chapter 56
Samuel Pierre
This chapter analyzes and proposes some mobility management models and schemes by taking into account their capability to reduce search and location... Sample PDF
Mobility Management in Mobile Computing and Networking Environments
Chapter 57
Vilmos Simon, Sándor Imre
In the next generation, IP-based mobile networks, one of the most important QoS parameters, are the delay and the delay variation. The cell handover... Sample PDF
Location Area Design Algorithms for Minimizing Signalling Costs in Mobile Networks
Chapter 58
Jarkko Vesa
This chapter introduces a novel analytical framework called Mobile Services Matrix (MOSIM), which is used as the basis of a comparative analysis... Sample PDF
Market Configuration and the Success of Mobile Services: Lessons from Japan and Finland
Chapter 59
Zhiyong Weng, Thomas Tran
This article proposes a mobile intelligent agentbased e-business architecture that allows buyers and sellers to perform business at remote... Sample PDF
A Mobile Intelligent Agent-Based Architecture for E-Business
Chapter 60
Javier García-Guzmán, María-Isabel Sánchez-Segura, Antonio de Amescua-Seco, Mariano Navarro
This chapter introduces a framework for designing, distributing, and managing mobile applications that uses and updates information coming from... Sample PDF
A Framework for Information Systems Integration in Mobile Working Environments
Chapter 61
Klas Roggenkamp
This chapter looks at mobility and the term government to describe influencing factors for the process of designing mobile government. A detailed... Sample PDF
"It's the Mobility, Stupid": Designing Mobile Government
Chapter 62
Mohamed Ally
As the world becomes mobile, the ability to access information on demand will give individuals a competitive advantage and make them more productive... Sample PDF
Design of Government Information for Access by Wireless Mobile Technology
Chapter 63
Abbass Ghanbary
Emerging mobile technologies have changed the way we conduct business. This is because communication, more than anything else, has become extremely... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Mobile Technologies in the Context of Their Applications, Limitations, and Transformation
Chapter 64
Panjak Kamthan
Mobile applications today face the challenges of increasing information, diversity of users and user contexts, and ever-increasing variations in... Sample PDF
Knowledge Representation in Semantic Mobile Applications
Chapter 65
David Parsons
Mobile portals have become a common entry point to the mobile Internet, and take a number of forms. They may be service provider portals, such as... Sample PDF
Mobile Portal Technologies and Business Models
Chapter 66
Diane M. Gayeski
While educational and corporate training environments have made large investments in getting wired to high-speed Internet connections, our work and... Sample PDF
Mobile Learning Technologies
Chapter 67
Marsha Berry, Margaret Hamilton, Naomi Herzog, Lin Padgham, Ron Van Schyndel
The mission of this chapter is to explore ways in which mobile computing via the employment of Tablet PCs can assist the human computer interaction... Sample PDF
Enhancing Learning Through Mobile Computing
Chapter 68
Jason Caudill
Mobile learning (m-learning) is the most recently developed category of electronic learning (e-learning), both of which are valuable tools in... Sample PDF
Mobile Technology and its Applications in Instructional Conversation
Chapter 69
John F. Bradley, Conor Muldoon, Gregory M.P. O’Hare, Michael J. O’Grady
A significant rise in the use of mobile computing technologies has been witnessed in recent years. Various interpretations of the mobile computing... Sample PDF
Embedded Agents for Mobile Services
Chapter 70
Lei Song, Xining Li, Jingbo Ni
The number of services that will become available in distributed networks (in particular, on the Internet) is expected to grow enormously. Besides... Sample PDF
A Database Service Discovery Model for Mobile Agents
Chapter 71
Yip Yee Shing, Chan Lit Tin, Shiu Ka Wai, Indranil Bose, Wang Ping, Mok Wai Shan
Owing to the rapid development of mobile technology over the past few decades, there have been many different kinds of mobile devices emerging in... Sample PDF
Databases for Mobile Applications
Chapter 72
Sheng-Uei Guan, Fangming Zhu
Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is booming with the increasing accessibility of the Internet. E-commerce is revolutionizing the concept of carrying... Sample PDF
A Virtual Community for Mobile Agents
Chapter 73
Zakaria Maamar
Today, Internet technologies are enabling a wave of innovations that have an important impact on the way businesses deal with their partners and... Sample PDF
Concepts and Operations of Two Research Projects on Web Services and Mobile Web Services
Chapter 74
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, I-Lung Kao, Yapin Zhong
Mobile commerce or m-commerce is defined as the exchange or buying and selling of commodities, services, or information on the Internet through the... Sample PDF
Handheld Computing and J2ME Programming for Mobile Handheld Devices
Chapter 75
Yang Li, Scott Klemmer, James A. Landay
We introduce informal prototyping tools as an important way to speed up the early-stage design of mobile interactions, by lowering the barrier to... Sample PDF
Tools for Rapidly Prototyping Mobile Interactions
Chapter 76
Wayne Piekarski
This chapter presents a series of new augmented reality user interaction techniques to support the capture and creation of 3D geometry of large... Sample PDF
Real-Time 3D Design Modelling of Outdoor Structures Using Mobile Augmented Reality Systems
Chapter 77
Mobile Ad Hoc Network  (pages 952-960)
Subhankar Dhar
A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a temporary, self-organizing network of wireless mobile nodes without the support of any existing infrastructure... Sample PDF
Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Chapter 78
G. Sivaradje, I. Saravanan, P. Dananjayan
Today, we find a large number of wireless networks based on different radio access technologies (RATs). Every existing RAT has its own merits. Now... Sample PDF
Convergence Technology for Enabling Technologies
Chapter 79
Sari Mäkinen
Wireless networks and new tools utilizing mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) challenge the theories and practices of document... Sample PDF
Document Management, Organizational Memory, and Mobile Environment
Chapter 80
David Wright
A major development in the enabling technologies for mobile computing and commerce is the evolution of wireless communications standards from the... Sample PDF
Business and Technology Issues in Wireless Networking
Chapter 81
Anders Henrysson, Mark Ollila, Mark Billinghurst
Mobile phones are evolving into the ideal platform for augmented reality (AR). In this chapter, we describe how augmented reality applications can... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone Based Augmented Reality
Chapter 82
Pen-Based Mobile Computing  (pages 998-1003)
Bernie Garret
The original idea of a portable computer is credited to Alan Kay of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center who suggested the idea in the 1970s (Kay... Sample PDF
Pen-Based Mobile Computing
Chapter 83
Claus Dietze
This chapter gives an introduction into the smart card technology and its history by outlining the role of the smart card in mobile communications... Sample PDF
The Smart Card in Mobile Communications: Enabler of Next-Generation (NG) Services
Chapter 84
Panu Korpipää, Jukka Linjama, Juha Kela, Tapani Rantakokko
Gesture control of mobile devices is an emerging user interaction modality. Large-scale deployment has been delayed by two main technical... Sample PDF
Unobtrusive Movement Interaction for Mobile Devices
Chapter 85
Michael J. O’Grady, Gregory M.P. O’Hare
Mobility is, as the name suggests, the defining characteristic of mobile computing and the primary differentiator between it and other computer... Sample PDF
Positioning Technologies for Mobile Computing
Chapter 86
Richard Schilhavy, A. F. Salam
This chapter explores how a mobile tracking technology is able to further streamline the integrated supply chain. Previous technologies which have... Sample PDF
Emerging Mobile Technology and Supply Chain Integration: Using RFID to Streamline the Integrated Supply Chain
Chapter 87
Spiridoula Koukia, Maria Rigou, Spiros Sirmakessis
The contribution of context information to content management is of great importance. The increase of storage capacity in mobile devices gives users... Sample PDF
Content Personalization for Mobile Interfaces
Chapter 88
Sylvain Giroux, Hélène Pigot, Jean-François Moreau, Jean-Pierre Savary
The mobile device presented here is designed to offer several services to enhance autonomy, security, and communication for the cognitively impaired... Sample PDF
Distributed Mobile Services and Interfaces for People Suffering from Cognitive Deficits
Chapter 89
Janne Lahti, Utz Westermann, Marko Palola, Johannes Peltola
Video management research has been neglecting the increased attractiveness of using cameraequipped mobile phones for the production of short home... Sample PDF
Context-Aware Mobile Capture and Sharing of Video Clips
Chapter 90
Jason Gallo
Surveillance is the act or process of observing, tracking, or recording personal details for the purpose of exercising control over the individual... Sample PDF
From CCTV to Biometrics through Mobile Surveillance
Chapter 91
Zhou Wang, Hend Koubaa
Accessing multimedia services from portable devices in nomadic environments is of increasing interest for mobile users. Service discovery mechanisms... Sample PDF
Discovering Multimedia Services and Contents in Mobile Environments
Chapter 92
Sai Ho Kwok
Mobile multimedia has been promoted as a promising service and application in mobile e-commerce (m-commerce) by many mobile operators and mobile... Sample PDF
DRM Technology for Mobile Multimedia
Chapter 93
Holger Nösekabel, Wolfgang Röckelein
This chapter presents the use of mobile multimedia for marketing purposes. Using V-Card, a service to create personalized multimedia messages, as an... Sample PDF
V-Card: Mobile Multimedia for Mobile Marketing
Chapter 94
Victor I. Khashchanskiy, Andrei L. Kustov
One of the applications of m-commerce is mobile authorization, that is, rights distribution to mobile users by sending authorization data (a token)... Sample PDF
Acoustic Data Communication with Mobile Devices
Chapter 95
Pieter Ballon, Olivier Braet
Mobile television is potentially the most anticipated mass-market mobile application across Europe. This chapter examines the business model design... Sample PDF
The Design of Mobile Television in Europe
Chapter 96
David Beer
MP3 players are often described as music collections in our pockets or the pocket jukebox. Indeed, it would seem that MP3 players have significantly... Sample PDF
The MP3 Player as a Mobile Digital Music Collection Portal
Chapter 97
David Wright
At the time of writing (1Q06) most countries have a small number (2-6) of major cellular operators offering competing 2.5G and 3G cellular services.... Sample PDF
Wireless Technologies for Mobile Computing and Commerce
Chapter 98
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, Hung-Jen Yang, Chung-wei Lee
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of... Sample PDF
Mobile Handheld Devices for Mobile Commerce
Chapter 99
Kin Choong Yow, Nitin Mittal
In a mobile-commerce world, shops could provide product brochures, cards, sounds, songs and so forth in the form of multimedia messaging... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce Multimedia Messaging Peer
Chapter 100
Wen-Chen Hu, Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Jyh-haw Yeh, Weihong Hu
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject... Sample PDF
Mobile and Electronic Commerce Systems and Technologies
Chapter 101
Giancarlo Fortino, Alfredo Garro, Wilma Russo
The Internet offers a unique opportunity for e-commerce to take central stage in the rapidly growing online economy. With the advent of the Web, the... Sample PDF
E-Commerce Services Based on Mobile Agents
Chapter 102
Antonio Grillo, Alessandro Lentini, Gianluigi Me
The B-POS (Bluetooth Point of Sale) is the prototype of a secure, mobile macropayment system. Since heterogeneous wireless network technologies such... Sample PDF
B-POS Secure Mobile Payment System
Chapter 103
Cheon-Pyo Lee, Merrill Warkentin
The last decade has witnessed the rapid growth of mobile communication devices and wireless technologies across the globe. The convergence of mobile... Sample PDF
Mobile Banking Systems and Technologies
Chapter 104
Bernard Mark Garrett
The School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia has more than 300 nursing students engaged in supervised clinical practice in hospital... Sample PDF
Mobile Clinical Learning Tools Using Networked Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
Chapter 105
Eric T.T. Wong, Carrison K.S. Tong
Teleradiology is the technology of remote medical consultation using X-ray, Computed Tomographic or Magnetic Resonance images. It was commonly... Sample PDF
3G Mobile Medical Image Viewing
Chapter 106
Hannu Verkasalo
This study utilized a newly developed handsetbased mobile end-user research platform and obtained data from 548 Finnish smartphone users in 2006. In... Sample PDF
Dynamics of Mobile Service Adoption
Chapter 107
Ioanna D. Constantiou, Maria Bina
Mobile data services seem a promising revenue source for the stakeholders that have heavily invested in mobile communications infrastructures.... Sample PDF
Exploring the Use of Mobile Data Services in Europe: The Cases of Denmark and Greece
Chapter 108
Michelle W.L. Fong
Technology leapfrogging by a late adopter of technologies means skipping intermediate technologies and adopting the latest technologies. In this... Sample PDF
The Mobile Phone Telecommunications Service Sector in China
Chapter 109
Mats Samuelsson, Nikhilesh Dholakia, Sanjeev Sardana
Somewhat behind in the mobile telephony adoption than leading European and Asian markets, the U.S. market caught up in the 2000s. While simple types... Sample PDF
United States of America: Renewed Race for Mobile Services
Chapter 110
Simon So
The Internet is a major driver of e-learning advancement and there was an estimate of over 1000 million Internet users in 2004. The ownership of... Sample PDF
M-Learning with Mobile Phones
Chapter 111
Jonna Häkkilä, Jenine Beekhuyzen
Information technology (IT), computer science, and other related disciplines have become signifi- cant both in society and within the field of... Sample PDF
Using Mobile Communication Technology in Student Mentoring
Chapter 112
A Mobile Portal for Academe  (pages 1359-1366)
Hans Lehmann, Stefan Berger, Ulrich Remus
Today, many working environments and industries are considered as knowledge-intensive, that is, consulting, software, pharmaceutics, financial... Sample PDF
A Mobile Portal for Academe
Chapter 113
Anna Trifonova
This chapter has the aim to point out an important functionality of a ubiquitous mobile system, and more specifically, its application in the... Sample PDF
Accessing Learning Content in a Mobile System: Does Mobile Mean Always Connected?
Chapter 114
Pamela T. Northrup, William T. Harrison Jr.
This chapter introduces the use of a learning objects content development tool, the eLearning Objects Navigator, (eLONTM) as a strategy for... Sample PDF
Using Learning Objects for Rapid Deployment to Mobile Learning Devices for the U.S. Coast Guard
Chapter 115
Matt Jones, Gary Marsden, Dominic Gruijters
This chapter investigates how to create ad hoc audience response systems using nonspecialist devices. The chapter revolves around two case studies... Sample PDF
Using Mobile Phones and PDAs in Ad Hoc Audience Response Systems
Chapter 116
Astrid M. Oddershede, Rolando A. Carrasco
In this chapter the user interface perception and resources for mobile technology (MT) support in health care service activities is investigated.... Sample PDF
Perception of Mobile Technology Provision in Health Service
Chapter 117
Henrique M.G. Martins, Matthew R. Jones
Mobile information and communication technologies (MICTs) are widely promoted as increasing the efficiency of work practices in many business... Sample PDF
Relevance of Mobile Computing in the Field of Medicine
Chapter 118
Yu Jiao, Ali Hurson, Thomas E. R. Potok, Barbara G. Beckerman
In this chapter, we discuss issues related to ehealth and focus on two major challenges in distributed healthcare database management: database... Sample PDF
Integrating Mobile-Based Systems with Healthcare Databases
Chapter 119
Bill Doolin, Eman Al Haj Ali
The increasing utilization of mobile commerce technologies in e-business raises the question of their use in supply chain integration and... Sample PDF
Adoption of Mobile Technology in the Supply Chain: An Exploratory Cross-Case Analysis
Chapter 120
Umar Ruhi, Ofir Turel
In recent years, the prospect of information exchange independent of time and place has been a compelling driver for organizations worldwide to... Sample PDF
Enabling the Glass Pipeline: The Infusion of Mobile Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
Chapter 121
Holger Hoffman, Jan Marco Leimeister, Helmut Krcmar
In this chapter we describe the systematic development and implementation of mobile services in the automotive sector. This includes a design... Sample PDF
Mobile Automotive Cooperative Services (MACS): Systematic Development of Personalizable Interactive Mobile Automotive Services
Chapter 122
Marko Horvat, Mario Žagar
This article describes the functional and technical side of Railways Ltd. mobile terminals project. The advantage of mobile terminals lies in the... Sample PDF
Using the Railway Mobile Terminals in the Process of Validation and Vending Tickets
Chapter 123
Ben Coaker, Candace Deans
The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidelines for city governments considering implementing large-scale wireless networks to provide Internet... Sample PDF
An Evaluation of U.S. City Government Wireless Networks for Mobile Internet Access
Chapter 124
Ala M. Abu-Samaha, Yara Abdel Samad
This chapter aims to assess the viability of mobile governmental services in Jordan as a precursor to embracing mobile government as a complementing... Sample PDF
The Prospects of Mobile Government in Jordan: An Evaluation of Different Delivery Platforms
Chapter 125
Paul Moore Olmstead, Gertraud Peinel, Dirk Tilsner, Witold Abramowicz, Andrzej Bassara, Agata Filipowska
This chapter introduces the USE-ME.GOV project that supports and encourages the authorities with the access to new e-government services at any time... Sample PDF
Usability Driven Open Platform for Mobile Government (USE-ME.GOV)
Chapter 126
Anastasis Sofokleous, Marios C. Angelides, Christos Schizas
The ubiquitous nature of modern mobile computing has made “any information, any device, any network, anytime, anywhere” a well-known reality.... Sample PDF
Mobile Computing for M-Commerce
Chapter 127
Krassie Petrova
The potential advantages of mobile commerce applications have been discussed extensively in the recent literature, with many industries offering... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce Applications and Adoption
Chapter 128
N. Raghavendra Rao
Information and telecommunication technologies are the major stimulus for changes in trade and commerce. Recent convergence of the above... Sample PDF
Mobile Computing: An Enabler in International Financial Services
Chapter 129
Charlie Chen, Samuel C. Yang
E-commerce applications are primarily used at home and in the workplace. Utilitarian elements, including cognitive beliefs of perceived usefulness... Sample PDF
E-Commerce and Mobile Commerce Applications Adoptions
Chapter 130
Niina Mallat, Tomi Dahlberg
As payments by mobile phones are an enabling technology, the adoption of mobile payments is believed to significantly influence the successful... Sample PDF
Consumer and Merchant Adoption of Mobile Payment Solutions
Chapter 131
Sheng-Uei Guan
With electronic commerce revolutionizing the traditional way of doing business, electronic auction service has been one of the many business models... Sample PDF
An Electronic Auction Service Framework Based on Mobile Software Agents
Chapter 132
Tawfik Jelassi, Albrecht Enders
This chapter is based on research conducted in cooperation with 12Snap, the leading European mobile marketing company, which has implemented... Sample PDF
Mobile Advertising: A European Perspective
Chapter 133
Nir Kshetri, Nicholas Williamson, David L. Bourgoin
China is emerging as a global capital of m-commerce applications. China is the world’s biggest mobile market in terms of subscriber base and the... Sample PDF
China: M-Commerce in World's Largest Mobile Market
Chapter 134
Detlev Zwick
This chapter sketches the Canadian mobile commerce space. Relative to other parts of the world, Canadians have been slower in their embrace of the... Sample PDF
Canada: Mobile Commerce Under Construction
Chapter 135
Anesh Maniraj Singh
The last decade has seen a rush among businesses to get onto the Internet. Since its introduction, e-commerce has grown in leaps and bounds. The... Sample PDF
Mobile Commerce in South Africa
Chapter 136
Youngsun Kwon, Changi Nam
This chapter introduces three mobile payment plans that have been launched in Korea: mobile banking service, mobile prepaid electronic cash service... Sample PDF
Mobile Payment Issues and Policy Implications: The Case of Korea
Chapter 137
Jon T.S. Quah, Winnie C.H. Leow, Chee Chye Ong
The Internet, especially the World Wide Web, is moving from a free, academic domain to a profitable commercial world. This underscores the... Sample PDF
Payment Mechanism of Mobile Agent-Based Restaurant Ordering System
Chapter 138
Ankur Tarnacha, Carleen Maitland
This article examines the structural effects of platform certification on the supply of complementary products. Drawing on the exploratory case of... Sample PDF
Structural Effects of Platform Certification on a Complementary Product Market: The Case of Mobile Applications
Chapter 139
Guillermo de Haro, José María García
In 1999 Jorge Mata, vice president of Broadvision and former expert in interactive solutions for Banco Santander and McKinsey, decided to leave... Sample PDF
Buongiorno! MyAlert: Creating a Market to Develop a Mobile Business
Chapter 140
Christopher Ververidis, George C. Polyzos
Advances in wireless communications and information technology have made the mobile Web a reality. The mobile Web is the response to the need for... Sample PDF
Location-Based Services in the Mobile Communications Industry
Chapter 141
Mobile Virtual Communities  (pages 1763-1770)
Glauber Ferreira, Hyggo Almeida, Angelo Perkusich, Evandro Costa
The establishment of collective relationships is a native characteristic of individuals. Living in a recluse way cannot be considered part of human... Sample PDF
Mobile Virtual Communities
Chapter 142
Jalal Kawash, Christo El Morr, Hamza Taha, Wissam Charaf
Commuting forms an integral part of our lives, whether we are commuting for leisure or business. The use of location-based services and mobile... Sample PDF
Mobile Virtual Communities of Commuters
Chapter 143
Jun Sun
In mobile commerce (m-commerce), consumers engage a ubiquitous computing environment that allows them to access and exchange information anywhere... Sample PDF
Wireless Local Communities in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 144
Patricia McManus, Craig Standing
Edith Cowan University, Australia Sample PDF
From Communities to Mobile Communities of Values
Chapter 145
Kerem Tomak
University of Texas at Austin, USA Sample PDF
Economics of Immediate Gratification in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 146
Amy Carroll, Stuart J. Barnes, Eusebio Scornavacca
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; University of East Anglia, UK; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Sample PDF
Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Mobile Marketing
Chapter 147
Su-Fang Lee, Yuan-Cheng Tsai, Wen-Jang (Kenny) Jih
Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, Taiwan; Da-Yeh University, Taiwan; Middle Tennessee State University, USA Sample PDF
An Empirical Examination of Customer Perceptions of Mobile Advertising
Chapter 148
Wen-Jang (Kenny) Jih
Middle Tennessee State University, USA Sample PDF
Effects of Consumer-Perceived Convenience on Shopping Intention in Mobile Commerce: An Empirical Study
Chapter 149
Anne-Marie Ranft
University of Technology, Australia Sample PDF
Factors Influencing Segmentation and Demographics of Mobile-Customers
Chapter 150
Torsten Brodt
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Sample PDF
Identified Customer Requirements in Mobile Video Markets—A Pan-European Case
Chapter 151
Jari Salo, Jaana Tähtinen
Mobile advertising, or m-advertising, refers to ads sent to and presented on mobile devices such as cellular phones, PDAs (personal digital... Sample PDF
Special Features of Mobile Advertising and Their Utilization
Chapter 152
HY Sonya Hsu, Songpol Kulviwat
Southern Illinois University, USA; Hofstra University, USA Sample PDF
Personalization and Customer Satisfaction in Mobile Commerce
Chapter 153
Parissa Haghirian, Maria Madlberger
Sophia University, Japan; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria Sample PDF
Cross-Cultural Consumer Perceptions of Advertising via Mobile Devices: Some Evidence from Europe and Japan
Chapter 154
Veronica Liljander, Pia Polsa, Kim Forsberg
Not until very recently has mobile phone technology become sophisticated enough to allow more complex customized programs, which enable companies to... Sample PDF
Do Mobile CRM Services Appeal to Loyalty Program Customers?
Chapter 155
Robert Willis, Alexander Serenko, Ofir Turel
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the effect of contractual obligations between users and providers of mobile services on customer loyalty.... Sample PDF
Contractual Obligations Between Mobile Service Providers and Users
Chapter 156
Pankaj Kamthan
The increasing affordability of devices, advantages associated with a device always being handy while not being dependent on its location, and being... Sample PDF
Accessibility of Mobile Applications
Chapter 157
Imar de Vries
In this chapter, visions of mobile communication are explored by focussing on idealised concepts surrounding wireless technology. By examining... Sample PDF
Propagating the Ideal: The Mobile Communication Paradox
Chapter 158
Paul Crowther, Martin Beer
Mobile computing gives a learner the ability to engage in learning activities when and where they wish. This may be formal learning, where the... Sample PDF
Portals Supporting a Mobile Learning Environment
Chapter 159
Hannakaisa Isomäki, Kirsi Päykkönen, Hanna Räisänen
During the past few years, mobile technologies have become common in everyday life. Almost everyone carry some kind of mobile technological... Sample PDF
Secure Collaborative Learning Practices and Mobile Technology
Chapter 160
Shintaro Okazaki
The rapid pace of adoption of Web-enabled mobile handsets in worldwide markets has become an increasingly important issue for information systems... Sample PDF
Gender Difference in the Motivations of Mobile Internet Usage
Chapter 161
Vimala Balakrishnan, P. H.P. Yeow
A total of 110 participants were interviewed to investigate the effect of hand measurements and gender on mobile phone messaging satisfaction.... Sample PDF
Hand Measurements and Gender Effect on Mobile Phone Messaging Satisfaction: A Study Based on Keypad Design Factors
Chapter 162
Eija Kaasinen
Personal mobile devices are increasingly being used as platforms for interactive services. User acceptance of mobile services is not just based on... Sample PDF
User Acceptance of Mobile Services
Chapter 163
Dean Mohamedally, Panayiotis Zaphiris, Helen Petrie
Mobile computing and wireless communications continue to change the way in which we perceive our lifestyles and habits. Through an extensive... Sample PDF
User-Centered Mobile Computing
Chapter 164
Hanna Stelmaszewska, Bob Fields, Ann Blandford
This chapter reports on a qualitative study into people’s use of camera phones for social interaction in co-present settings. The study examined... Sample PDF
User Experience of Camera Phones in Social Contexts
Chapter 165
Murray Crease, Robert Longworth
The evaluation of mobile applications is increasingly taking into account the users of such applications’ mobility (e.g., Mizobuchi, Chignell, &... Sample PDF
Mobile Evaluations in a Lab Environment
Chapter 166
Sirkka Heinonen
Telework, or e-work as it is now more frequently called in Europe, means working outside one’s regular workplace, utilising sophisticated ICT.... Sample PDF
Mobile E-Work to Support Regional and Rural Communities
Chapter 167
Mobile Phone and Autonomy  (pages 2066-2078)
Theptawee Chokvasin
This chapter is to offer a critical study of what the human living condition would be like in a new era of hi-tech mobilization, especially the... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone and Autonomy
Chapter 168
Steve Sawyer, Andrea Tapia
In this article we discuss the sociotechnical nature of mobile computing as used by three policing agencies within the United States. Mobile... Sample PDF
The Sociotechnical Nature of Mobile Computing Work: Evidence from a Study of Policing in the United States
Chapter 169
Andrew P. Ciganek, K. Ramamurthy
The purpose of this chapter is to explore and suggest how perceptions of the social context of an organization moderate the usage of an innovative... Sample PDF
Social Context for Mobile Computing Device Adoption and Diffusion: A Proposed Research Model and Key Research Issues
Chapter 170
Ishraga Khattab, Steve Love
Recently, the ubiquitous use of mobile phones by people from different cultures has grown enormously. For example, mobile phones are used to perform... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone Use Across Cultures: A Comparison Between the United Kingdom and Sudan
Chapter 171
Shirley Chan, Douglas Vogel, Louis C.K. Ma
In most parts of the world, it is generally considered impolite or even rude to pick up an incoming mobile phone call and to have a longer (and... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone Communication Innovation in Multiple Time and Space Zones: The Case of Hong Kong Culture
Chapter 172
Louise Barkhuus
This chapter introduces a qualitative study of the use of mobile text messaging (SMS) and reflects on how SMS influences social interaction. It... Sample PDF
Mobile Networked Text Communication: The Case of SMS and Its Influence on Social Interaction
Chapter 173
Khimji Vaghjiani, Jenny Teoh
In this chapter we explore the concept of enterprise, or organisational mobility. We examine how mobility in a business can provide a competitive... Sample PDF
Comprehensive Impact of Mobile Technology on Business
Chapter 174
Mobile Business Applications  (pages 2163-2168)
Cheon-Pyo Lee
As an increasing number of organizations and individuals are dependent on mobile technologies to perform their tasks, various mobile applications... Sample PDF
Mobile Business Applications
Chapter 175
Volker Derballa, Key Pousttchi, Klaus Turowski
Mobile technology enables enterprises to invent new business models by applying new forms of organization or offering new products and services. In... Sample PDF
Business Model Typology for Mobile Commerce
Chapter 176
Indranil Bose, Chen Xi
With the appearance of advanced and mature wireless and mobile technologies, more and more people are embracing mobile “things” as part of their... Sample PDF
Business Strategies for Mobile Marketing
Chapter 177
Dinesh Arunatileka
This chapter discusses the impact of mobile technologies on service delivery processes in a banking environment. Advances in mobile technologies... Sample PDF
Applying Mobile Technologies to Banking Business Processes
Chapter 178
Xin Luo, Merrill Warkentin
Consumer preferences, attitudes, and behavior concerning product choice can be of vital importance in the development process and implementation of... Sample PDF
Consumers' Preferences and Attitudes Toward Mobile Office Use: A Technology Trade-Off Research Agenda
Chapter 179
Susy S. Chan, Jean Lam
The Internet has served as an effective channel for companies to build and manage relationships with customers. The mobile channel, emerging from... Sample PDF
Customer Relationship Management on Internet and Mobile Channels: An Analytical Framework and Research Directions
Chapter 180
Minna Pura, Kristina Heinonen
Mobile services have evolved into an important business area and many companies in various industries are offering mobile services. However, formal... Sample PDF
Exploring Mobile Service Business Opportunities from a Customer-Centric Perspective
Chapter 181
Ragnar Schierholz, Lutz M. Kolbe, Walter Brenner
In this chapter we analyze how companies define their customer value proposition and how the selection of successful mobile customer services is... Sample PDF
Strategy Aligned Process Selection for Mobile Customer Services
Chapter 182
Stamatis Karnouskos, András Vilmos
An old saying coming from the telecom world states that nothing can be really considered as a service unless you are able to charge for it. The last... Sample PDF
Universal Approach to Mobile Payments
Chapter 183
Dinesh Arunatileka, Abbass Ghanbary, Bhuvan Unhelkar
Organizations are globalizing their business primarily due to the communications capabilities offered by Internet technologies. As a result, there... Sample PDF
Influence of Mobile Technologies on Global Business Processes in Global Organizations
Chapter 184
Rohit Prasad, Varadharajan Sridhar
With 225 million subscribers, India has the world’s third largest mobile subscriber base in the world. The Indian mobile industry is also one of the... Sample PDF
Optimal Number of Mobile Service Providers in India: Trade-Off between Efficiency and Competition
Chapter 185
Chandana Unnithan, Bardo Fraunholz
Electronic business is a concept that has been adopted by businesses all over the world. The developing world takes it as a viable economic... Sample PDF
Evolution of Telecommunications and Mobile Communications in India: A Synthesis in the Transition from Electronic to Mobile Business
Chapter 186
Tong-Seng Quah, Chye-Huang Leow
In a highly competitive business environment, every organization is trying to achieve more using fewer resources. This is particularly true in this... Sample PDF
Linking Businesses for Competitive Advantage: A Mobile Agent-Based Approach
Chapter 187
Bhuvan Unhelkar, Ming-Chien Wu, Abbass Ghanbary
This chapter investigates opportunities to integrate mobile technologies within an organization’s enterprise architecture (EA), with an emphasis on... Sample PDF
Integrating Mobile Technologies in Enterprise Architecture with a Focus on Global Supply Chain Management Systems
Chapter 188
Dieter Hertweck, Asarnusch Rashid
There is an ongoing debate about the value of mobile applications for the optimization of business processes in European hospitals. Thus finding... Sample PDF
Mobile Business Process Reengineering: How to Measure the Input of Mobile Applications to Business Processes in European Hospitals
Chapter 189
Christopher C. Yang, Fu Lee Wang
In this information-centric age, an organization needs to access the most update and accurate information for fast decision making. Mobile access to... Sample PDF
Information Delivery for Mobile Business: Architecture for Accessing Large Documents through Mobile Devices
Chapter 190
Uta Wehn Montalvo, Els van de Kar, Carleen Maitland
The advent of new electronic platforms, such as fixed and mobile Internet, is forcing firms from a range of industries to come together in so-called... Sample PDF
Resource-Based Interdependencies in Value Networks for Mobile E-Services
Chapter 191
Risto Rajala, Matti Rossi, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Janne Vihinen
In this chapter, we explore the revenue logics and related product distribution models of mobile game developer companies. Mobile gaming is facing a... Sample PDF
Channel Choices and Revenue Logics of Software Companies Developing Mobile Games
Chapter 192
Dimitris Katsianis, Theodoros Rokkas, Dimitris Varoutas, Thomas Sphicopoulos
Digital convergence brings new players in the telecom market and the Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) are an alternative way for companies to... Sample PDF
3G Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs): Business Strategies, Regulation, and Policy Issues
Chapter 193
Stefan Berger, Ulrich Remus
This chapter discusses the use of mobile applications in knowledge management (mobile KM). Today more and more people leave (or have to leave) their... Sample PDF
A Mobile Portal Solution for Knowledge Management
Chapter 194
Jin Ki Kim, Heasun Chun
As the growth of the mobile market decreases and the market competition intensifies, mobile carriers have been trying to find new business models to... Sample PDF
Strategies of Mobile Value-Added Services in Korea
Chapter 195
Soe-Tsyr Yuan, Pei-Hung Hsieh
A location model represents the inclusive objects and their relationships in a space and helps engender the values of location based services (LBS).... Sample PDF
Semantic Location Modeling for Mobile Enterprises
Chapter 196
E. S. Samundeeswari, F. Mary Magdalene Jane
Over the years, computer systems have evolved from centralized monolithic computing devices supporting static applications, into client-server... Sample PDF
Mobile Code and Security Issues
Chapter 197
Security of Mobile Code  (pages 2583-2599)
Zbigniew Kotulski, Aneta Zwierko
The recent development in the mobile technology (mobile phones, middleware, wireless networks, etc.) created a need for new methods of protecting... Sample PDF
Security of Mobile Code
Chapter 198
Chua Fang Fang, G. Radhamani
Agent technologies have grown rapidly in recent years as Internet usage has increased tremendously. Despite its numerous practical benefits and... Sample PDF
Security in Mobile Agent Systems
Chapter 199
Jyh-haw Yeh, Wen-Chen Hu, Chung-wei Lee
With the advent of wireless and mobile networks, the Internet is rapidly evolving from a set of connected stationary machines to include mobile... Sample PDF
Security Issues and Possible Countermeasures for a Mobile Agent Based M-Commerce Application
Chapter 200
Jaakko Kangasharju, Tancred Lindholm, Sasu Tarkoma
In the wireless world, there has recently been much interest in alternate serialization formats for XML data, mostly driven by the weak capabilities... Sample PDF
XML Security with Binary XML for Mobile Web Services
Chapter 201
Samuel Pierre
Electronic commerce or e-commerce can be briefly defined as a financial transaction or commercial information between two parties based on data... Sample PDF
Security Issues Concerning Mobile Commerce
Chapter 202
Kaj Grahn, Göran Pulkkis, Jonny Karlsson, Dai Tran
Mobile Internet users expect the same network service quality as over a wire. Technologies, protocols, and standards supporting wired and wireless... Sample PDF
Security Architectures of Mobile Computing
Chapter 203
Christoforos Ntantogian, Christos Xenakis
The integration of heterogeneous mobile/wireless networks using an IP-based core network materializes the beyond third generation (B3G) mobile... Sample PDF
Security Architectures for B3G Mobile Networks
Chapter 204
Christer Andersson, Leonardo A. Martucci, Simone Fischer-Hübner
Providing privacy is often considered a keystone factor for the ultimate take up and success of mobile ad hoc networking. Privacy can best be... Sample PDF
Privacy and Anonymity in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Chapter 205
Sheng-Uei Guan
One hindrance to the widespread adoption of mobile-agent technology is the lack of security. Security will be the issue that has to be addressed... Sample PDF
Integrity Protection of Mobile Agent Data
Chapter 206
György Kálmán, Josef Noll
This chapter deals with challenges raised by securing transport, service access, user privacy, and accounting in wireless environments. Key... Sample PDF
Key Distribution and Management for Mobile Applications
Chapter 207
H. Hamidi, K. Mohammadi
A mobile agent is a software program which migrates from a site to another site to perform tasks assigned by a user. For the mobile agent system to... Sample PDF
Modeling Fault Tolerant and Secure Mobile Agent Execution in Distributed Systems
Chapter 208
Christos Xenakis
The global system for mobile communications (GSM) is the most popular standard that implements second generation (2G) cellular systems. 2G systems... Sample PDF
Security in 2.5G Mobile Systems
Chapter 209
Symeon Chatzinotas, Jonny Karlsson, Göran Pulkkis, Kaj Grahn
During the last few years, mobile broadband access has been a popular concept in the context of fourth generation (4G) cellular systems. After the... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Security Architectures for Mobile Broadband Access
Chapter 210
Sashi Nand
This chapter looks at how a public key infrastructure (PKI) can increase the wireless network’s security by requiring certificate-based... Sample PDF
Developing a Theory of Portable Public Key Infrastructure (PORTABLEPKI) for Mobile Business Security
Chapter 211
Josef Noll, György Kálmán
Converging networks and mobility raise new challenges towards the existing authentication, authorisation, and accounting (AAA) systems. Focus of the... Sample PDF
Authentication, Authorisation, and Access Control in Mobile Systems
Chapter 212
Dan J. Kim
Despite the importance of trust in electronic commerce including mobile commerce, there is insufficient theory and model concerning the determinants... Sample PDF
Antecedents of Consumer Trust in B2C Electronic Commerce and Mobile Commerce
Chapter 213
Mike Burmester
This chapter introduces the notion of trust as a means to establish security in ubiquitous mobile network systems. It argues that trust is an... Sample PDF
Trust Models for Ubiquitous Mobile Systems
Chapter 214
Winston K.G. Seah, Hwee-Xian Tan
Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) form a class of multi-hop wireless networks that can easily be deployed on-the-fly. These are autonomous systems... Sample PDF
Quality of Service in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Chapter 215
Nalin Sharda
The focus of this chapter is on the quality of service (QoS) aspects involved in transmitting multimedia information via mobile systems. Multimedia... Sample PDF
Quality of Service Issues in Mobile Multimedia Transmission
Chapter 216
Ankur Jain, Lalit Wangikar, Martin Ahrens, Ranjan Rao, Suddha Sattwa Kundu, Sutirtha Ghosh
In this article we discuss how we have predicted the third generation (3G) customers using logistic regression analysis and statistical tools like... Sample PDF
Classification of 3G Mobile Phone Customers
Chapter 217
Dan Steinberg, Mikhaylo Golovnya, Nicholas Scott Cardell
Mobile phone customers face many choices regarding handset hardware, add-on services, and features to subscribe to from their service providers.... Sample PDF
Mobile Phone Customer Type Discrimination via Stochastic Gradient Boosting
Chapter 218
Hanny Yulius Limanto, Tay Joc Cing, Andrew Watkins
With the recent introduction of third generation (3G) technology in the field of mobile communications, mobile phone service providers will have to... Sample PDF
An Immune Systems Approach for Classifying Mobile Phone Usage
Chapter 219
Jari Veijalainen
The number of mobile subscribers in the world is soon reaching the three billion mark. According to the newest estimates, majority of the... Sample PDF
Mobile Ontologies: Concept, Development, Usage, and Business Potential
Chapter 220
Miao-Ling Wang, Hsiao-Fan Wang
With the ever-increasing and ever-changing flow of information available on the Web, information analysis has never been more important. Web text... Sample PDF
Web Mining System for Mobile-Phone Marketing
Chapter 221
Vasileios Baousis, Vassilis Spiliopoulos, Elias Zavitsanos
The requirement for ubiquitous service access in wireless environments presents a great challenge in light of well-known problems like high error... Sample PDF
Semantic Web Services and Mobile Agents Integration for Efficient Mobile Services
Chapter 222
Michele Ruta, Tommaso Di Noia, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Francesco Maria Donini, Giacomo Piscitelli
New mobile architectures allow for stable networked links from almost everywhere; and more and more people make use of information resources for... Sample PDF
Advanced Resource Discovery Protocol for Semantic-Enabled M-Commerce
Chapter 223
Yongjian Fu, Hironmoy Paul, Namita Shetty
In this article; we propose to use N-gram models for improving Web navigation for mobile users. N-gram models are built from Web server logs to... Sample PDF
Improving Mobile Web Navigation Using N-Grams Prediction Models
Chapter 224
Ki-Sik Kong, Sung-Ju Roh, Chong-Sun Hwang
The performance of IP mobility protocols is highly dependent on the change of mobile nodes’ (MNs’) mobility and traffic-related characteristics.... Sample PDF
A Study on the Performance of IPv6-Based Mobility Protocols: Mobile IPv6 vs. Hierarchical Mobile IPv6
Chapter 225
S. Shanmugavel, C. Gomathy
As mobile computing gains popularity, the need for ad hoc routing also continues to grow. In mobile ad hoc networks, the mobility of nodes and error... Sample PDF
A Novel Fuzzy Scheduler for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Chapter 226
R. C. Joshi, Manoj Misra, Narottam Chand
Caching at the mobile client is a potential technique that can reduce the number of uplink requests, lighten the server load, shorten the query... Sample PDF
Energy-Efficient Cache Invalidation in Wireless Mobile Environment
Chapter 227
Shin Parker, Zhengxin Chen
Data management in mobile computing has emerged as a major research area, and it has found many applications. This research has produced interesting... Sample PDF
Ensuring Serializability for Mobile-Client Data Caching
Chapter 228
Jianliang Xu
Location-based services (LBS) are services that answer queries based on the locations with which the queries are associate; normally the locations... Sample PDF
Mobile Caching for Location-Based Services
Chapter 229
James E. Wyse
Location-based mobile commerce incorporates location-aware technologies, wire-free connectivity, and locationalized Web-based services to support... Sample PDF
Location-Aware Query Resolution for Location-Based Mobile Commerce: Performance Evaluation and Optimization
Chapter 230
Panayotis Fouliras
Data dissemination today represents one of the cornerstones of network-based services and even more so for mobile environments. This becomes more... Sample PDF
Data Dissemination in Mobile Environments
Chapter 231
A. R. Hurson, Y. Jiao
The advances in mobile devices and wireless communication techniques have enabled anywhere, anytime data access. Data being accessed can be... Sample PDF
Data Broadcasting in a Mobile Environment
Chapter 232
Surendra Kumar Sivagurunathan, Mohammed Atiquzzaman
With the proliferation of wireless data networks, there is an increasing interest in carrying multimedia over wireless networks using portable... Sample PDF
Multimedia over Wireless Mobile Data Networks
Chapter 233
Hesham A. Ali, Tamer Ahmed Farrag
Due to the rapidly increasing number of mobile devices connected to the Internet, a lot of research is being conducted to maximize the benefit of... Sample PDF
High Performance Scheduling Mechanism for Mobile Computing Based on Self-Ranking Algorithm
Chapter 234
Maria de Fátima Queiroz Vieira Turnell, José Eustáquio Rangel de Queiroz, Danilo de Sousa Ferreira
This chapter presents a method for the evaluation of user interfaces for mobile applications. The method is based upon an approach that combines... Sample PDF
Multilayered Approach to Evaluate Mobile User Interfaces
Chapter 235
Say Ying Lim, David Taniar, Bala Srinivasan
As more and more servers appearing in the wireless environment provide accesses to mobile users, more and more demand and expectation is required by... Sample PDF
Mobile Information Processing Involving Multiple Non-Collaborative Sources
Chapter 236
Mostafa El-Said
In the current 3G systems and the upcoming 4G wireless systems, missing neighbor pilot refers to the condition of receiving a high-level pilot... Sample PDF
A Bio-Inspired Approach for the Next Generation of Cellular Systems
Chapter 237
Loreno Oliveira, Emerson Loureiro, Hyggo Almeida, Angelo Perkusich
The growing popularity of powerful mobile devices, such as modern cellular phones, smart phones, and PDAs, is enabling pervasive computing (Weiser... Sample PDF
Bridging Together Mobile and Service-Oriented Computing
Chapter 238
Anind K. Dey, Jonna Häkkilä
Context-awareness is a maturing area within the field of ubiquitous computing. It is particularly relevant to the growing sub-field of mobile... Sample PDF
Context-Awareness and Mobile Devices
Chapter 239
S. Rajeev, S. N. Sivanadam, K. V. Sreenaath
Mobile computing is associated with mobility of hardware, data and software in computer applications. With growing mobile users, dynamicity in... Sample PDF
Policy-Based Mobile Computing
Chapter 240
Adrian Stoica, Georgios Fiotakis, Dimitrios Raptis, Ioanna Papadimitriou, Vassilis Komis, Nikolaos Avouris
This chapter presents a usability evaluation method for context aware mobile applications deployed in semi-public spaces that involve collaboration... Sample PDF
Field Evaluation of Collaborative Mobile Applications
Chapter 241
Katie A. Siek
The global population of older people is steadily growing and challenging researchers in the human computer interaction community to design... Sample PDF
Mobile Design for Older Adults
Chapter 242
Nikolaos Tselios, Ioanna Papadimitriou, Dimitrios Raptis, Nikoletta Yiannoutsou, Vassilis Komis, Nikolaos Avouris
This chapter discusses the design challenges of mobile museum learning applications. Museums are undoubtedly rich in learning opportunities to be... Sample PDF
Design for Mobile Learning in Museums
Chapter 243
Paulo Marques, Luís Silva
One central problem preventing widespread adoption of mobile agents as a code structuring primitive is that current mainstream middleware... Sample PDF
Component Agent Systems: Building a Mobile Agent Architecture That You Can Reuse
Chapter 244
D. Scott McCrickard, Miten Sampat, Jason Chong Lee
An emerging challenge in the design of interfaces for mobile devices is the appropriate use of information about the location of the user. This... Sample PDF
Building Applications to Establish Location Awareness: New Approaches to Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Mobile and Ubiquitous Interfaces
Chapter 245
Jeni Paay, Benjamin E. Erlandson
This chapter proposes a way of informing creative design of mobile information systems by acknowledging the value of ethnography in HCI and tackling... Sample PDF
From Ethnography to Interface Design
Chapter 246
Tin-Yu Wu, Han-Chieh Chao
This article develops an environment for mobile e-learning that includes an interactive course, virtual online labs, an interactive online test, and... Sample PDF
Mobile e-Learning for Next Generation Communication Environment
Chapter 247
Cheng-Huei Yang, Li-Yeh Chuang, Cheng-Hong Yang, Jun-Yang Chang
Morse code has been shown to be a valuable tool in assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication, and rehabilitation for some... Sample PDF
An Interactive Wireless Morse Code Learning System
Chapter 248
Masoud Mohammadian, Ric Jentzsch
The cost of health care continues to be a world wide issue. Research continues into ways and how the utilization of evolving technologies can be... Sample PDF
A Mobile Computing Framework for Passive RFID Detection System in Health Care
Chapter 249
Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria, Massimiliano Margarone
Diffusion of radio frequency identification (RFID) promises to boost the added value of assistive technologies for mobile users. Visually impaired... Sample PDF
Widely Usable User Interfaces on Mobile Devices with RFID
Chapter 250
Bernhard Holtkamp, Norbert Weißenberg, Manfred Wojciechowski
This chapter describes the use of ontologies for personalized situation-aware information and service supply of mobile users in different... Sample PDF
Matching Dynamic Demands of Mobile Users with Dynamic Service Offers
Chapter 251
Kun Chang Lee, Namho Lee
This chapter proposes a new type of multi-agent mobile negotiation support system named MAMNSS in which both buyers and sellers are seeking the best... Sample PDF
A Multi-Agent System Approach to Mobile Negotiation Support Mechanism by Integrating Case-Based Reasoning and Fuzzy Cognitive Map
Chapter 252
Michael J. O’Grady, Gregory M.P. O’Hare
In this chapter; the practical issue of realizing a necessary intelligence quotient for conceiving intelligent user interfaces (IUIs) on mobile... Sample PDF
Intelligent User Interfaces for Mobile Computing
Chapter 253
Anette Hallin, Kristina Lundevall
This chapter presents the mCity Project; a project owned by the City of Stockholm; aiming at creating user-friendly mobile services in collaboration... Sample PDF
mCity: User Focused Development of Mobile Services Within the City of Stockholm
Chapter 254
Mobile Speech Recognition  (pages 3468-3493)
Dirk Schnelle
This chapter gives an overview of the main architectures for enabling speech recognition on embedded devices. Starting with a short overview of... Sample PDF
Mobile Speech Recognition
Chapter 255
Louise E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith
The use of a voice interface; along with textual; graphical; video; tactile; and audio interfaces; can improve the experience of the user of a... Sample PDF
Voice-Enabled User Interfaces for Mobile Devices
Chapter 256
Aishah Abdul Razak, Mohamad Izani Zainal Abidin, Ryoichi Komiya
This article proposes an application of emotion recognizer system in telecommunications entitled voice driven emotion recognizer mobile phone... Sample PDF
Voice Driven Emotion Recognizer Mobile Phone: Proposal and Evaluations
Chapter 257
Nina Reeves, Sally Jo Cunningham, Laura Jefferies, Catherine Harris
Aphasia is a speech disorder usually caused by stroke or head injury (Armstrong; 1993). Related communication difficulties can include word finding;... Sample PDF
Mobile Multimedia for Speech and Language Therapy
Chapter 258
Jason T. Black, Lois Wright Hawkes
This chapter presents a tool for collaborative elearning using handheld devices that incorporates pair communication via text and speech input. It... Sample PDF
A Proposed Tool for Mobile Collaborative Reading
Chapter 259
Frada Burstein, J. Cowie
The wide availability of advanced information and communication technology has made it possible for users to expect a much wider access to decision... Sample PDF
Mobile Decision Support for Time-Critical Decision Making
Chapter 260
Hermann Rohling
The orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission technique can efficiently deal with multi-path propagation effects especially in... Sample PDF
OFDM Transmission Technique: A Strong Candidate for the Next Generation Mobile Communications
Chapter 261
Thomas M. Chen, Cyrus Peikari
This chapter examines the scope of malicious software (malware) threats to mobile devices. The stakes for the wireless industry are high. While... Sample PDF
Malicious Software in Mobile Devices
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