Mobile Commerce Systems

Mobile Commerce Systems

Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA), Chung-wei Lee (Auburn University, USA) and Jyh-haw Yeh (Boise State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-182-7.ch001
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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 or constructing a mobile commerce system is an arduous task because the system involves a wide variety of disciplines and technologies. To facilitate understanding and constructing such a system, this chapter divides a mobile commerce system into six components: (i) mobile commerce applications, (ii) mobile stations, (iii) mobile middleware, (iv) wireless networks, (v) wired networks, and (vi) host computers. Elements in these components specifically related to the subject are described in detail and lists of technologies for component construction are given. Other important issues, such as mobile security, are also discussed.

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