International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

Now International Journal of Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology, and Flexible Electronics (IJMDWTFE)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 8 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9158|EISSN: 1947-9166|DOI: 10.4018/IJHCR
Out of print.


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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Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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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


Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Asif Baba, Tuskegee University, United States
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Associate Editors
Christos Grecos, Independent Imaging Consultant, United Kingdom
Chung-wei Lee, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Emmanuel Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Fan Wu, Tuskegee University, United States
Hung-Jen Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Naima Kaabouch, University of North Dakota, United States
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Reza Fazel-Rezai, University of North Dakota, United States
Yanjun Zuo, University of North Dakota, United States
Yapin Zhong, Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sport, China
Ziad Hunaiti, Knowledge Well, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ashraf M. A. Ahmad, Princess Sumya University for Technology, Jordan
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Bimal Kumar, Fiji National University, Fiji ORCID
Carmen Santoro, ISTI - CNR Institute, Italy
Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research Brazil, Brazil ORCID
Dave Singelee, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bulgaria
Eliamani Sedoyeka, The Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania, United Republic Of ORCID
Enrica Zola, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Filipe Pinto, PT Inovação, Portugal
Hongchi Shi, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States
Hongyu Guo, University of Houston - Victoria, United States
Jaimie Watts, IGI Global, United States
Jianjun Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
John Garofalakis, CTI and Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Univ. of Patras, Greece
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait ORCID
Lambert Spaanenburg, Comoray AB, Sweden
Lixin Fu, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, United States
Luca Foschini, Università di Bologna, Italy ORCID
Marco Mamei, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Maria Andréia Rodrigues, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil
Martin Fleury, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Mohammad Alnabhan, Mu'tah University, Jordan
Mubashir Husain Rehmani, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan ORCID
Nan Jing, Shanghai University, China
Nicolas Sommer, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Ruay-Shiung Chang, Natioanl Taipei University of Business, Taiwan
Ruili Geng, Southern Methodist University, USA
S B Goyal, City University, Malaysia, Malaysia ORCID
sambasivam gnanasekaran, Pondicherry University, India
Wayne Lin, Takming University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Weihong Hu, Shandong Sport University, China
Wenchang Fang, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Yi Ren, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University, United States
Zongmin Ma, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China ORCID

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