Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce: Applications, Concepts and Technologies

Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce: Applications, Concepts and Technologies

Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA) and Yanjun Zuo (University of North Dakota, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 530
ISBN13: 9781615207619|ISBN10: 1615207619|EISBN13: 9781615207626|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-761-9


With the advent of the World Wide Web, electronic commerce has revolutionized traditional commerce, boosting sales and facilitating exchanges of merchandise and information. The emergence of wireless and mobile networks has made possible the introduction of electronic commerce to a new application and research area: mobile commerce.

Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce: Applications, Concepts and Technologies offers 22 outstanding chapters from 71 world-renowned scholars and IT professionals covering themes such as handheld computing for mobile commerce, handheld computing research and technologies, wireless networks and handheld/mobile security, and handheld images and video. It includes research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of handheld computing. This book is essential for IT students, researchers, and professionals seeking to better understand handheld devices and concepts, thereby producing more useful and effective handheld applications and products.

Topics Covered

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

  • AmbientTalk
  • Handheld computing
  • ISO9126 Software Quality Standard
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Security
  • Mobile Web
  • Peer-to-Peer Service
  • RFID
  • Symbian vs. Linux Mobile Operating Systems
  • Wireless Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

The book Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce: Applications, Concepts and Technologies is a long awaited book for readers interested in handheld computing and mobile commerce. It covers a broad range of handheld topics for mobile commerce, both in depth and breadth. It is a must-read book for IT personnel and students who want to keep up with the fast-evolving IT.

– Wenchang Fang, National Taipei University, Taiwan

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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).