Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2 Volumes)

David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)
Release Date: April, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 1176
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-002-8
ISBN13: 9781599040028|ISBN10: 1599040026|EISBN13: 9781599040035
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Description & Coverage

The Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce is the leading reference source for innovative research on mobile applications and commerce. This two-volume encyclopedia set presents current trends in mobile computing and their potential use in business and commerce. Hundreds of internationally renowned scholars and practitioners have written comprehensive articles exploring the latest concepts, technologies, and innovations in this rapidly expanding field. Thousands of definitions and references to additional literature have been included to stimulate further research. The Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce is an indispensable reference work for every academic, public, and private library.


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

  • Enabling technologies and applications
  • Mobile commerce and business
  • Mobile computing in learning
  • Mobile enterprise implications for society
  • Mobile entertainment
  • Mobile Gaming
  • Mobile GIS
  • Mobile information systems
  • Mobile multimedia
  • Mobile to consumer applications
  • Mobile virtual communities
  • Service technologies
  • Transaction Management
  • Wireless Security
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
Reviews and Testimonials

"Taniar's two-volume encyclopedia, providing thorough essays on the current trends, technologies, applications, and concepts of mobile computing and commerce, is one of a kind. It is a worthwhile resource to consult when learning the basics of mobile technologies and how businesses use them. Essays also include a highly useful and more extensive list of references than other encyclopedias, as well as a section devoted to key terms (with definitions) used throughout the essays. Recommended."

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 06 (2008)

The Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (EMCC) is an excellent reference to those who are active in the field of mobile computing along with its multiple application domains such as commerce, learning, and health (a.k.a. m-commerce, m-learning, and m-health respectively).

– Zakaria Maamar, PhD, College of Information Technology, Zayed University, Dubai, U.A.E

The Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce is a book that I highly recommend for everyone, be they researchers looking for future directions to pursue when examining issues in the field, or practitioners interested in applying pioneering concepts in practical situations and looking for the perfect tool.

– Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, PhD, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

In a convenient format and presentation the encyclopedia is an essential reference giving a crisp and substantial view of the domain for both the researcher and the student as well as for the engineer and the manager. It is an indispensable tool for academics and professionals.

– Stephane Bressan, PhD, National University of Singapore

With the increasing trend in mobile communication technologies, this book will serve as a good source for researchers and developers involved in mobile communication and mobile computing.

– Muhammad Younas Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Mobility is perhaps the most important market and technological trend in information and communication technology. This encyclopedia answers many of the previously unresolved challenges regarding these new technologies.

– David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

This is a timely reference and source to readers, researchers or practitioners interested in pursuing the future direction or in applying pioneering concepts in practical situations or lookin for the perfect tools.

– Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

This encyclopedia presents a broad array of information on current issues impacting mobile computing, wireless technology, an its use in business and commerce. Hundreds of authors from around the world contributed over 170 articles, providing this reference work with an international scope.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39
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Editor/Author Biographies
David Taniar received his PhD in Databases from Victoria University (Australia, 1997) and is now a Senior Lecturer at Monash University (Australia). He has published more than 100 research articles and edited a number of books in the Web technology series. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, including Data Warehousing and Mining, Business Intelligence and Data Mining, Mobile Information Systems, Mobile Multimedia, Web Information Systems, and Web and Grid Services. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute for Management of Information Systems (UK).
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Editorial Review Board
Bernady O. Apduhan
Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan

Irfan Awan
University of Bradford, UK

Leonard Barolli
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Stephane Bressan
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kuo-Ming Chao
Coventry University, UK

Mieso Denko
University of Guelph, Canada

Mustafa Mat Deris
College University Technology Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Arjan Durresi
Louisiana State University, USA

John Goh
Monash University, Australia

D. Frank Hsu
Fordham University, USA

Hai Jin
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Kevin H Liu
EMC Corporation, USA

Ismail Khalil Ibrahim
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Jianhua Ma
Hosei University, Japan

Zakaria Maamar
Zayed University, UAE

Joseph K. Ng
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Wenny Rahayu
La Trobe University, Australia

Elhadi Shakshuki
Acadia University, Canada

Timothy K. Shih
Tamkang University, Taiwan

Nguyen Manh Tho
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Austria

Laurence T. Yang
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Muhammad Younas
Oxford Brookes University, UK