Emergent Trends in Personal, Mobile, and Handheld Computing Technologies

Emergent Trends in Personal, Mobile, and Handheld Computing Technologies

Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: April, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 432
ISBN13: 9781466609211|ISBN10: 1466609214|EISBN13: 9781466609228|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0921-1


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 Personal, Mobile, and Handheld Computing Technologies offers a vital compendium of the latest research within the field of personal computing, highlighting the latest trends in research and development of personal technology. As tablets and mobile phones begin to replace traditional hardware, it is important to stay abreast of the latest market research to keep your institution on the technological cutting-edge. This collection of case studies, best practices, and research offers chapters from experts from around the world, offering a critical resource for practitioners and academics alike.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Identity Management
  • Location based service
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Mobile Development
  • Mobile device management
  • mobile VPN
  • mobileers
  • PDA/enterprise digital assistant
  • tablet computing
  • Ubiquitous Computing

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Wen-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).