Wen-Chen Hu

Wen-Chen HuWen-Chen Hu received a BE, an ME, an MS, and a PhD, all in Computer Science, from Tamkang University, Taiwan, the National Central University, Taiwan, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1984, 1986, 1993, and 1998, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, for years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) and an associate editor of the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), and has acted as editors and editorial advisory/review board members for over 30 international journals/books and served more than 30 tracks/sessions and program committees for international conferences. He has also won a couple of awards of best papers, best reviewers, and community services. Dr. Hu has been teaching more than 10 years at the US universities and over 10 different computer/IT-related courses, and advising more than 50 graduate students. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings, books, and encyclopedias, edited seven books and conference proceedings, and solely authored a book titled Internet-Enabled Handheld Devices, Computing, and Programming: Mobile Commerce and Personal Data Applications. His current research interests include handheld/mobile/smartphone/tablet computing, location-based services, Web-enabled information system such as search engines and Web mining, electronic and mobile commerce systems, and Web technologies. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

Publications

Design and Implementation of a Location-Based Service With Emphasis on a Geographical Database
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2021. 14 pages.
One of the most popular apps is location-based services (LBSs) such as navigation, location-based social networks, and location-based advertisements. However, building an LBS is...
An Empirical Study of Mobile/Handheld App Development Using Android Platforms
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2019. 15 pages.
Mobile application stores (or app stores) sell or provide mobile applications/services for handheld devices such as smartphones or tablet computers. A wide variety of mobile...
An Empirical Study of Mobile/Handheld App Development Using Android Platforms
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2018. 13 pages.
Mobile application stores (or app stores) sell or provide mobile applications/services for handheld devices such as smartphones or tablet computers. A wide variety of mobile...
Location-Based Advertising Using Location-Aware Data Mining
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hongyu Guo, AbdElRahman Ahmed ElSaid. © 2018. 16 pages.
This chapter describes how mobile advertisements are critical for both mobile users and businesses as people spend more time on mobile devices than on PCs. However, how to send...
Privacy-Preserving Spatial Trajectory Prediction Based on a Novel Matrix Representation
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang, S. Hossein Mousavinezhad. © 2016. 25 pages.
Since the introduction of iPhone in 2007, smartphones have become very popular (e.g., the number of worldwide smartphone sales has surpassed the number of PC sales in 2011). The...
An Empirical Study of NoSQL Databases for Big Data
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hongyu Guo, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2016. 17 pages.
Relational databases have dominated the database markets for decades because they perform extremely well for traditional applications like electronic commerce and inventory...
Handbook of Research on Software-Defined and Cognitive Radio Technologies for Dynamic Spectrum Management
Naima Kaabouch, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2015. 927 pages.
The inadequate use of wireless spectrum resources has recently motivated researchers and practitioners to look for new ways to improve resource efficiency. As a result, new...
Big Data Management, Technologies, and Applications
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch. © 2014. 342 pages.
Due to the tremendous amount of data generated daily from fields such as business, research, and sciences, big data is everywhere. Therefore, alternative management and...
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2014. 305 pages.
The development of new information and communication technologies has a considerable impact on the way humans interact with each other and their environment. The proper use of...
Incremental Location Matching for Human Travel Route Anomaly Detection
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Lei Chen, Ming Yang. © 2013. 22 pages.
According to a forecast, the worldwide smartphone sales surpassed the world PC sales at the end of 2011. Smartphones are a kind of mobile handheld devices with phone capability...
Mobile and Handheld Computing Solutions for Organizations and End-Users
Wen-Chen Hu, S. Hossein Mousavinezhad. © 2013. 446 pages.
Mobile and Handheld Computing Solutions for Organizations and End-Users discusses a broad range of topics in order to advance handheld knowledge and apply the proposed methods to...
Smartphone Data Protection Using Mobile Usage Pattern Matching
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2012. 17 pages.
Handheld devices like smartphones must include rigorous and convenient handheld data protection in case the devices are lost or stolen. This research proposes a set of novel...
A Technological Perspective of Mobile and Electronic Commerce Systems
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Naima Kaabouch, Lei Chen. © 2012. 20 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Mobile...
Emergent Trends in Personal, Mobile, and Handheld Computing Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2012. 432 pages.
Personal computing has taken many forms over recent years, as trends have seen the emergence of mobile and tablet technologies taking over the PC marketplace. Emergent Trends in...
Sustainable ICTs and Management Systems for Green Computing
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch. © 2012. 495 pages.
One way to reduce the greenhouse gas from IT is green computing, which is the practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated...
Energy-Aware Systems and Networking for Sustainable Initiatives
Naima Kaabouch, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2012. 469 pages.
It is more important than ever to be concerned with energy related efforts, especially on what we as individuals can do now to help protect our future. With research coming out...
Contemporary Issues in Handheld Computing Research
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Lei Chen, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2012. 22 pages.
Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in today’s society. However, mobile users are no longer satisfied with simple phones but instead expect ever more powerful functions to be...
Essential Technologies for Location-Aware Mobile, Online Map Prefetching, and Caching
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Lei Chen, Ming Yang. © 2012. 21 pages.
Map navigation is one of the most popular applications used by mobile users. At the same time, it is also one of the time- and resource-consuming applications. Various methods...
Applied Cryptography in E-mail Services and Web Services
Lei Chen, Wen-Chen Hu, Ming Yang, Lei Zhang. © 2011. 16 pages.
E-mail services are the method of sending and receiving electronic messages over communication networks. Web services on the other hand provide a channel of accessing interlinked...
Security and Privacy Issues in Secure E-Mail Standards and Services
Lei Chen, Wen-Chen Hu, Ming Yang, Lei Zhang. © 2011. 12 pages.
Secure e-mail standards, such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME), apply cryptographic algorithms to provide secure and...
Trust-Based Information Risk Management in a Supply Chain Network
Yanjun Zuo, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2011. 16 pages.
Information risk management is crucial for an organization operating in an increasingly integrated and intensively communicated environment to mitigate risks and ensure core...
Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce: Applications, Concepts and Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo. © 2010. 530 pages.
With the advent of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce, boosting sales and facilitating exchanges of merchandise and information. The...
Contemporary Issues in Handheld Computing Research
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Lei Chen, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2010. 23 pages.
Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in today’s society. However, mobile users are no longer satisfied with simple phones but instead expect ever more powerful functions to be...
A Technological Perspective of Mobile and Electronic Commerce Systems
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Naima Kaabouch, Lei Chen. © 2010. 20 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Mobile...
Technologies and Systems for Web Content Adaptation
Wen-Chen Hu, Naima Kaabouch, Hung-Jen Yang, Weihong Hu. © 2010. 16 pages.
The world has witnessed the blossom of mobile commerce in the past few years. Traditional Web pages are mainly designed for desktop or notebook computers. They usually do not...
Internet-Enabled Handheld Devices, Computing, and Programming: Mobile Commerce and Personal Data Applications
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 414 pages.
The computing power and Internet connectivity of handheld devices has increased exponentially, creating a vast realm of potential applications in mobile commerce and personal...
Selected Readings on Electronic Commerce Technologies: Contemporary Applications
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 542 pages.
Education and research in the field of electronic commerce technology can prove problematic without the proper resources and tools on the most relevant issues, trends, and...
Trust-Based Information Risk Management in a Supply Chain Network
Yanjun Zuo, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 16 pages.
Information risk management is crucial for an organization operating in an increasingly integrated and intensively communicated environment to mitigate risks and ensure core...
Adaptive Mobile Web Browsing Using Web Mining Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Lei Chen, Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang. © 2009. 10 pages.
Using mobile handheld devices such as smart cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to browse the mobile Internet is a trend of Web browsing. However, the small...
Handheld Programming Languages and Environments
Wen-Chen Hu, Yanjun Zuo, Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Yapin Zhong. © 2009. 10 pages.
Mobile commerce is defined as the exchange or buying and selling of commodities, services, or information on the Internet through the use of mobile, handheld devices such as...
Mobile Commerce Technology
Chung-wei Lee, Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh. © 2009. 6 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information. Recently...
Fundamentals of Mobile Commerce Systems
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 25 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce revolutionized traditional commerce, boosting sales and facilitating exchanges of merchandise and information....
Mobile Commerce Applications
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 20 pages.
Commerce, the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation of goods from place to place, benefits from the convenience and ubiquity...
Mobile Handheld Devices
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 49 pages.
Mobile users interact with mobile commerce applications by using small wireless Internet-enabled devices, which come with several aliases such as handhelds, palms, PDAs, pocket...
Essential Mobile-Commerce Technology
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 43 pages.
Without ways to conduct secure commercial information exchange and safe electronic financial transactions over mobile networks, neither service providers nor potential customers...
Mobile World Wide Web Content
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 23 pages.
As handheld computing is a fairly new computing area, there is as yet no generally accepted formal definition. For the purposes of this book, therefore, it will be defined as...
WML (Wireless Markup Language)
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 18 pages.
Wireless application protocol (WAP) (Open Mobile Alliance, 2003) is a suite of network protocols that specifies ways of sending data across the airwaves. A wireless device is...
Advanced WML
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 27 pages.
Chapter VI discusses the creation of static web pages, which have a fixed content at all times. In order to change static web pages to dynamic ones, it is necessary to implement...
WMLScript
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 22 pages.
WML is a markup language used for text formatting and displaying (Open Mobile Alliance, 2001). However, the functions of a markup language are limited if there is no support from...
Database-Driven Mobile Web Content Construction
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 31 pages.
Numerous server-side handheld applications are available for devices. Some popular applications include: • Instant messages, which require service providers to relay the...
Client-Side Handheld Computing and Programming
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 25 pages.
There are two kinds of handheld computing and programming, namely client- and server- side handheld computing and programming. The most popular applications of the latter are...
Java ME (Java Platform, Micro Edition) Programming
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 20 pages.
Most client-side handheld programming uses either Java or C/C++. This chapter introduces Java ME (previously known as J2ME), which is a version of Java (Sun Microsystem Inc....
Advanced Java ME Programming
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 27 pages.
Chapter XI introduced the basics of Java ME programming. This chapter will build on this, focusing on advanced Java ME programming. The following two major topics will be...
Palm OS Programming
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 18 pages.
Programming for Palm devices is not a trivial task and it is especially hard for beginners starting their first assignment. This chapter is not intended to be a comprehensive...
Advanced Palm OS Programming
Wen-Chen Hu. © 2009. 21 pages.
The introduction to Palm OS programming given in the previous chapter provided an overview of its structure and basic concepts. This chapter examines an advanced aspect of Palm...
Handheld Computing and Palm OS Programming for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Lixin Fu, Hung-Jen Yang, Sheng-Chien Lee. © 2009. 12 pages.
It is widely acknowledged that mobile commerce is a field of enormous potential. However, it is also commonly admitted that the development in this field is constrained. There...
Handheld Computing and J2ME Programming for Mobile Handheld Devices
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, I-Lung Kao, Yapin Zhong. © 2009. 11 pages.
Mobile commerce or m-commerce is defined as the exchange or buying and selling of commodities, services, or information on the Internet through the use of Internet-enabled mobile...
Mobile Handheld Devices for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, Hung-Jen Yang, Chung-wei Lee. © 2009. 11 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information. Recently...
Mobile and Electronic Commerce Systems and Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu, Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Jyh-haw Yeh, Weihong Hu. © 2009. 22 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Understanding...
Security Issues and Possible Countermeasures for a Mobile Agent Based M-Commerce Application
Jyh-haw Yeh, Wen-Chen Hu, Chung-wei Lee. © 2009. 19 pages.
With the advent of wireless and mobile networks, the Internet is rapidly evolving from a set of connected stationary machines to include mobile handheld devices. This creates new...
Security and Privacy Issues in Secure E-Mail Standards and Services
Lei Chen, Wen-Chen Hu, Ming Yang, Lei Zhang. © 2009. 13 pages.
Secure e-mail standards, such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME), apply cryptographic algorithms to provide secure and...
Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
Francisco José García-Peñalvo. Est. 2008.
The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) presents comprehensive interdisciplinary and refereed research on the most emerging and breakthrough areas of information...
Mobile and Electronic Commerce Systems and Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu, Chyuan-Huei T. Yang, Jyh-haw Yeh, Weihong Hu. © 2008. 20 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Understanding...
Mobile Handheld Devices for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, Hung-Jen Yang, Chung-wei Lee. © 2008. 11 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information. Recently...
Mobile Commerce Security and Payment Methods
Chung-wei Lee, Weidong Kou, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2008. 15 pages.
Without secure commercial information exchange and safe electronic financial transactions over mobile networks, neither service providers nor potential customers will trust...
Handheld Computing and Palm OS Programming for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Lixin Fu, Hung-Jen Yang, Sheng-Chien Lee. © 2008. 10 pages.
It is widely acknowledged that mobile commerce is a field of enormous potential. However, it is also commonly admitted that the development in this field is constrained. There...
Online Analytical Processing and Data-Cube Technologies
Lixin Fu, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2008. 9 pages.
Since the late ’80s and early ’90s, database technologies have evolved to a new level of applications: online analytical processing (OLAP), where executive management can make...
Mobile Commerce Security and Payment Methods
Chung-wei Lee, Weidong Kou, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2008. 8 pages.
Without secure commercial information exchange and safe electronic financial transactions over mobile networks, neither service providers nor potential customers will trust...
Security Issues and Possible Countermeasures for a Mobile Agent Based M-Commerce Application
Jyh-haw Yeh, Wen-Chen Hu, Chung-wei Lee. © 2008. 19 pages.
With the advent of wireless and mobile networks, the Internet is rapidly evolving from a set of connected stationary machines to include mobile handheld devices. This creates new...
Mobile Handheld Devices for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh, Hung-Jen Yang, Chung-wei Lee. © 2006. 7 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information. Recently...
Mobile Internet and Handheld Devices for Virtual Communities
Wen-Chen Hu, Hung-Jen Yang, Jyh-haw Yeh. © 2006. 7 pages.
With the introduction of the Internet, virtual communities have revolutionized traditional communities and boosted sharing and exchanges of information, and common interests...
Systems, Handheld Devices, and Payment Methods for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Tom Wiiggen, Hung-Jen Yang. © 2006. 19 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Understanding...
Advances in Security and Payment Methods for Mobile Commerce
Wen-Chen Hu, Chung-wei Lee, Weidong Kou. © 2005. 364 pages.
Recently, the emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the admission of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce, defined...
Mobile Commerce Security and Payment Methods
Chung-wei Lee, Weidong Kou, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2005. 18 pages.
Without secure commercial information exchange and safe electronic financial transactions over mobile networks, neither service providers nor potential customers will trust...
World Wide Web Usage Mining
Wen-Chen Hu, Hung-Jen Yang, Chung-wei Lee, Jyh-haw Yeh. © 2005. 7 pages.
World Wide Web data mining includes content mining, hyperlink structure mining, and usage mining. All three approaches attempt to extract knowledge from the Web, produce some...
Mobile Commerce Technology
Chung-wei Lee, Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-haw Yeh. © 2005. 6 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information. Recently...
World Wide Web Search Technologies
Wen-Chen Hu, Hung-Jen Yang, Jyh-haw Yeh, Chung-wei Lee. © 2005. 7 pages.
The World Wide Web now holds more than six billion pages covering almost all daily issues. The Web’s fast growing size and lack of structural style present a new challenge for...
Mobile Commerce Security and Payment
Chung-wei Lee, Weidong Kou, Wen-Chen Hu. © 2005. 7 pages.
With the introduction of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce and boosted sales and exchanges of merchandise and information....
Mobile Commerce Systems
Wen-Chen Hu, Chung-wei Lee, Jyh-haw Yeh. © 2004. 23 pages.
The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research subject: mobile commerce. Understanding...
World Wide Web Search Engines
Wen-Chen Hu, Jyh-Haw Yeh. © 2003. 15 pages.
The World Wide Web now holds more than 800 million pages covering almost all issues. The Web’s fast growing size and lack of structural style present a new challenge for...
Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ)
George Kelley. Est. 1988.
The Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) , which has been published for over 30 years, serves as a prestigious gateway for original state-of-the-art research articles...