International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

Editor-in-Chief: Wen-Chen Hu (University of North Dakota, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 8 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9158|EISSN: 1947-9166|DOI: 10.4018/IJHCR


The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) combines research from academicians and industrialists across the globe on advanced tools and technologies that perform wireless or mobile operations. Useful to scholars, researchers, and practitioners involved in related fields, this journal provides the latest developments in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, application, and standards of handheld computing. A comprehensive study of the handheld computing is given in this journal, which includes three themes: (i) mobile handheld devices, (ii) handheld computing and programming, and (iii) mobile applications using handheld devices.

Topics Covered

  • Android systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Browsing the mobile web
  • Client-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Context/location-based services, computing, and applications
  • Embedded systems, computing, and applications
  • Energy saving
  • Handheld components such as microbrowsers, cameras, scanners, data synchronization like infrared and Bluetooth wireless communication, and batteries
  • Handheld devices, architecture, and systems
  • Handheld hardware and software integration
  • Handheld input and output methods and components and peripherals
  • Handheld specifications, standards, guidelines, software, and tools
  • iOS systems, computing, applications, and programming
  • Mobile advertising and sales
  • Mobile and wireless networks
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Mobile commerce applications and systems
  • Mobile commerce, business, and banking
  • Mobile instructions and classrooms
  • Mobile inventory management and resource planning
  • Mobile messaging, emailing, broadcasting, and blogging
  • Mobile offices, management, and services
  • Mobile semantic and intelligent web
  • Mobile social networks and virtual communities
  • Mobile traffic, travel, and weather reports
  • Mobile Web 2.0 and plus
  • Mobile web and data mining
  • Mobile web and internet
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet algorithms and methodologies
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet computing for big data
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet data management
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet entertainment and gaming
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet human computer interface and user interface design and implementation
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet operating systems and platforms
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet programming languages and environments
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet security and payment methods
  • Mobile/handheld/tablet/embedded database systems
  • Remote intranet access
  • Server-side mobile-commerce computing, applications, and programming
  • Windows phone systems, computing, applications, and programming

Mission and Scope

Mobile handheld devices such as smartphones are extremely popular. People carry handheld devices anytime, anywhere and use them to perform daily activities like making phone calls, checking emails and schedules, and browsing the mobile Web. According to market research reports, the number of smartphones shipped worldwide has surpassed the number of PCs and servers shipped in 2011 and the gap between them is expected to grow. Emerging smartphones have created many applications that are not possible or convenient for PCs and servers, even laptops. Though handheld devices prevail, the technologies used are mostly unknown to users because they involve various complicated, fast-evolving disciplines like wireless and mobile networks and mobile operating systems. The mission of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is to explore recent advances related to handheld computing by bringing together researchers and practitioners who work on the tools, methodologies, technologies, designs, software, standards, and applications in this area.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research is a long waited journal for readers interested in handheld computing. This journal covers a broad range of handheld topics, both in depth and breadth. It is a must-read journal for IT personnel and students who want to keep up with the fast-evolving IT.

– Hung-Jen Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) is a very timely journal in the field since it clearly identifies issues, analyses them and suggests novel solutions for a range of multimedia aspects unique to handheld computing. Among the key aspects covered are network adaptation for mobile terminals, algorithmic optimisations, interfaces for handheld devices and programming language issues. As such, this journal is necessary reading for academics and industrialists in the field, who will greatly benefit from the presented developments in the fast moving world of IT.

– Christos Grecos, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Given the growing and growing relevance of portable devices and of mobile services provisioned to them, there is the need for a specific and technically excellent journal capable of collecting relevant contributions in this very active and hot research topic. The International Journal of Handheld Computing Research will achieve that goal, by specifically concentrating, differently from other publications in the distributed systems area, on all the methodological and technological issues related to the realization of portable devices and services on their top.

– Paolo Bellavista, Università di Bologna, Italy


Editor(s)-in-Chief 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).

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Asif Baba, Tuskegee University, United States
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Associate Editors
Emmanuel Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Reza Fazel-Rezai, University of North Dakota, United States
Christos Grecos, Independent Imaging Consultant, United Kingdom
Ziad Hunaiti, Knowledge Well, United Kingdom
Naima Kaabouch, University of North Dakota, United States
Chung-wei Lee, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Hung-Jen Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Yapin Zhong, Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sport, China
Yanjun Zuo, University of North Dakota, United States
Editorial Review Board
Ashraf M. A. Ahmad, Princess Sumya University for Technology, Jordan
Mohammad Alnabhan, Mu'tah University, Jordan
Yuki Arase, Osaka University, Japan
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
Ruay-Shiung Chang, Natioanl Taipei University of Business, Taiwan
Lei Chen, Sam Houston State University, United States
Steve Chiu, Idaho State University, United States
Catalina Danis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Gerry Vernon Dozier, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
John Fang, RMIT University, Australia
Wenchang Fang, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Robert Farrell, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Martin Fleury, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Luca Foschini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Lixin Fu, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, United States
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Ruili Geng, Southern Methodist University, USA
Hongyu Guo, University of Houston - Victoria, United States
Weihong Hu, Shandong Sport University, China
Jhilmil Jain, Google, United States
Nan Jing, Shanghai University, China
Juuso Karikoski, Alto University, Finland
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Weidong Kou, IBM, China
Bimal Kumar, Fiji National University, Fiji
James Lee, Seattle University, United States
Wayne Lin, Takming University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Zongmin Ma, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Marco Mamei, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, Idaho State University, United States
Rachad Nassar, Alstom Transport, France
Jordán Pascual Espada, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research Center, Brazil
Filipe Pinto, PT Inovação, Portugal
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Christian Prause, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Mubashir Husain Rehmani, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Yi Ren, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Maria Andréia Rodrigues, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil
Michael Rohs, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Assim Sagahyroon, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Suresh Sankaranarayanan, SRM University, India
Carmen Santoro, ISTI - CNR Institute, Italy
Eliamani Sedoyeka, The Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania, United Republic Of
Hongchi Shi, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States
Dave Singelee, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bulgaria
Nicolas Sommer, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Lambert Spaanenburg, Comoray AB, Sweden
Makoto Takizawa, Hosei University, Japan
Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney, Australia
Flora Tsai, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Hoggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Jianjun Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Sandra I. Woolley, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fan Wu, Tuskegee University, United States
Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan
Dongsong Zhang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, United States
Junyang Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Wenwu Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
Enrica Zola, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain


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International Journal of Handheld Computing Research

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