Note: This page contains sample records for the topic mobile banking services from Science.gov.
While these samples are representative of the content of Science.gov,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of Science.gov
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.
Last update: August 15, 2014.
1

A Service Architecture Solution for Mobile Enterprise Resources: A Case Study in the Banking Industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Providing mobility to participants of business processes is an increasing trend in the banking sector. Independence of a physical place to interact with clients, while been able to use the information managed in the banking applications is one, of the benefits of mobile business processes. Challenges arising from this approach include to deal with a scenario of occasionally connected communication; security issues regarding the exposition of internal information on devices-that could be lost-; and restrictions on the capacity of mobile devices. This paper presents our experience in implementing a service-based architecture solution to extend centralised resources from a financial institution to a mobile platform.

Garcia-Gonzalez, Juan P.; Gacitua-Decar, Geronica; Pahl, Claus

2

Integrated Framework for Information Security in Mobile Banking Service Based on Smart Phone  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since Apple launched the iPhone service in November 2009 in Korea, smartphone banking users are increasing dramatically, forcing lenders to develop new products to deal with such demand. The bank of korea took the lead in jointing together to create a mobile banking application that each bank can adapt for its own use. In providing smartphone services, it is of critical importance to take the proper security measures, because these services, while offering excellent mobility and convenience, can be easily exposed to various infringement threats. This paper proposes a security framework that should be taken into account by the joint smartphone-based mobile banking development project. The purpose of this paper lies in recognizing the value of smartphones as well as the security threats that are exposed when smartphones are introduced, and provides countermeasures against those threats, so that an integrated information security framework for reliable smartphone-based mobile financial services can be prepared, by explicitly presenting the difference between personal computers and smartphones from the perspective of security.

Shin, Yong-Nyuo; Chun, Myung Geun

3

Banking & Financial Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is intended for high school business teachers, outlines the plan for a course in which students gain hands-on experience in operating a bank in which students actually deposit money. The document begins with a brief course description, rationale, and list of 11 course objectives. Presented next is background information about…

Warren, Brenda; Sorrell, Lisa

4

Internet banking services and credit union performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Existing empirical evidence indicates internet banks worldwide have underperformed newly chartered traditional banks mainly because of their higher overhead costs. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of internet banking services on credit union activity. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The impact of internet banking services on credit union over the period 1999-2006 was studied and regression equations

Krishnan Dandapani; Gordon V. Karels; Edward R. Lawrence

2008-01-01

5

Banking and Related Financial Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide lists competencies for banking and related financial services occupations, validated by educators and experienced persons in the field in Arizona. The competencies describe the skills required of entry-level workers. The guide is in two parts with one focusing on teller or teller-like positions, and the other focusing on…

Snyder, Les

6

AUSSAT mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of AUSSAT's planned mobile satellite system is given. The development program which is being undertaken to achieve the 1992 service date is described. Both business and technical aspects of the development program are addressed.

Nowland, Wayne L.; Wagg, Michael; Simpson, Daniel

1988-01-01

7

AUSSAT Mobile Satellite Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An overview of AUSSAT's planned mobile satellite system is given. The development program which is being undertaken to achieve the 1992 service date is described. Both business and technical aspects of the development program are addressed.

W. L. Nowland M. Wagg D. Simpson

1988-01-01

8

Aspects Regarding Internet Banking Services in Romania  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks have traditionally been interested in using technology to improve their products, services and efficiency. Over a long time they have been using electronic and telecommunication networks for delivering a wide range of value added products and services. With its increasing popularity, Internet is more and more used by banks as a channel for providing their products and services to

Imola Driga; Dorina Nita; Codruta Dura

2009-01-01

9

Advanced mobile phone service  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advanced mobile phone service (AMPS) system, an FM cellular radio system in the final stages of development, is described. A brief description of the system is followed by a discussion of the control algorithms which are basic to its operation. Finally, a status report is presented on the Chicago developmental system (an operational cellular system) and the cellular test

F. H. Blecher

1980-01-01

10

Mobile Technology in Educational Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of computers and the Internet has successfully enabled the educational institutions to provide their students and staff members with various online educational services. With the recent developments in the mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services via mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By extending the educational services to wireless medium, the educational

Jueming Chen

2005-01-01

11

Comparing Consumer Resistance to Mobile Banking in Finland and Portugal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compares two distinct European countries namely Finland and Portugal in terms of consumer resistance to mobile banking services. We explored how the five adoption barriers namely usage, value, risk, tradition and image, derived from the earlier literature, differ between these two countries. Using an Internet questionnaire a total of 3.597 usable responses was collected. A confirmatory factor analysis was implemented with SEM to build the constructs’ latent score levels. Using non-parametric difference tests we concluded that the resistance is significantly lower among the Portuguese online bank customers in terms of four out of the five barriers. The results can be used for a better understanding and enhancement of adoption of this specific case of mobile communication.

Laukkanen, Tommi; Cruz, Pedro

12

47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Mobile services. 20.7 Section 20.7 Telecommunication...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20.7 Mobile services. The following are mobile...

2012-10-01

13

Customer perceived value in banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to analyse the dimensionality of the concept of perceived value in the banking sector, adapting the GLOVAL scale of measurement of perceived value to the banking services sector. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 200 customers of financial entities were surveyed, and structural equations models were used to verify the reliability and validity

Juan Carlos Fandos Roig; Javier Sanchez Garcia; Miguel Angel Moliner Tena; Jaume Llorens Monzonis

2006-01-01

14

Fee Pricing for Bank Services: Who Benefits?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how banks brave enough to go against conventional wisdom, which says that customers should pay for everything, could end up with greater profits and more customer satisfaction by exchanging free minimum services for minimum reasonable balances. (RM)

Nigro, Peter D.

1984-01-01

15

75 FR 67731 - Federal Reserve Bank Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FedACH EDI plus service via secure e-mail Check payor bank services...management services FedACH EDI via secure e-mail FedLine Command Enhanced...three options: FedLine Web, an Internet connection with Axway Secure Transport Client, or a...

2010-11-03

16

An audit of blood bank services  

PubMed Central

Background: An audit is a written series of simple, direct questions, which when answered and reviewed, tell whether the laboratory is performing its procedures, activities, and policies correctly and on time. Aim: The aim of this study is to briefly highlight the importance of audit in blood bank services. Materials and Methods: An Audit of Blood Bank Services was carried out in a Blood bank of the tertiary care hospital, Central India by using the tool kit, (comprised of checklists) developed by Directorate General of Health Services, Dhaka WHO, July 2008. Results: After going through these checklists, we observed that there is no system for assessing the training needs of staff in the blood bank. There was no provision for duty doctor's room, expert room, medical technologist room and duty care service. There was no checklist for routine check for observation of hemolysis and deterioration of blood and plasma. There was no facility for separate private interview to exclude sexual disease in the donor. Requisition forms were not properly filled for blood transfusion indications. There was no facility for notification of donors who are permanently deferred. There were no records documented for donors who are either temporarily or permanently deferred on the basis of either clinical examination, history, or serological examination. It was found that wearing of apron, cap, and mask was not done properly except in serology laboratory. When the requisition forms for blood transfusions were audited, it was found that many requisition forms were without indications. Conclusion: Regular audit of blood bank services needs to be initiated in all blood banks and the results needs to be discussed among the managements, colleagues, and staffs of blood bank. These results will provide a good opportunity for finding strategies in improving the blood bank services with appropriate and safe use of blood.

Kumar, Alok; Sharma, Satish; Ingole, Narayan; Gangane, Nitin

2014-01-01

17

Anticompetitive Impacts of Expanded Bank Service Lines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is limited to problems of a potentially adverse nature that are inherent when banks offer numerous and diverse services or products. The paper is concerned with three topics. The first is possible adverse impacts from wider service lines. The s...

G. R. Hall

1971-01-01

18

Mobile and Dynamic Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Making mobile phones capable of consuming Web services over wireless networks is a challenging task because of the different\\u000a issues to be addressed and the limited resources of mobile devices. In this paper, we focus on the issue of how to perform\\u000a dynamic discovery and invocation of Web services from mobile phones when a J2ME wireless middleware is used. In

Elena Sánchez-Nielsen; Sandra Martín-Ruiz; Jorge Rodríguez-Pedrianes

19

Towards Anonymous Mobile Community services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current market conditions, network operators are in search of novel value-added services that will increase their revenue. This paper introduces the innovative concept of Anonymous Mobile Community (AMC) services and thoroughly defines and describes a robust platform targeted for their deployment. AMC services take advantage of the terminals’ capabilities to collect information and deliver it to the network.

Konstantinos P. Demestichas; Evgenia F. Adamopoulou; John G. Markoulidakis; Michael E. Theologou

2009-01-01

20

Scenario Analysis of Mobile GI Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technological advances in three basic fields mobile devices, communication, services architecture have helped the vertiginous evolution of mobile GI services. Mobile computing scenario, which take into account the relative position of users, service components, and available resources, encourages the development and deployment of innovation services. As for Mobile GI Services application, the driving factors of system design and development were

Yuanchen Li; Anliang Ning; Dongmei Huang; Weiqun Liu

2009-01-01

21

Measuring Availability of Mobile Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adapting present Web services to the mobile environment has raised new Quality of Service (QoS) challenges for both service provider and requester. In a mobile Web services (MWS) scenario, a successful service invocation will depend on (1) service application (2) condition of mobile network and (3) capabilities of mob ile device. Hence, from a client perspective, the availabil ity of

Kee-leong Tan; S. M. F. D. Syed Mustapha

2006-01-01

22

International financial services: determinants of banks’ foreign assets held by non-banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks’ foreign assets held by non-banks are part of the growing volume of international trade in financial services. This paper investigates, for the first time, the determinants of banks’ assets held by non-banks for Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The underlying model used to measure banks’ foreign assets held by non-banks in this study, is based

Fariborz Moshirian; Ilan Sadeh; Jason Zein

2004-01-01

23

Learning from the past: Measuring Internet banking service quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet has played a pivotal role in transforming banking services into e-services. While several studies have examined the effective measurement of e-banking service quality, their lack of a holistic view has hindered accumulation of past knowledge. To address this issue, this study first reviews and summarizes the methodology, service quality dimensions, suggestions and limitations of seven e-banking service quality studies

Yu-Lung Wu; Yu-Hui Tao; Pei-Chi Yang; Ching-Pu Li

2010-01-01

24

75 FR 49871 - Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service AGENCY: Federal Communications...allocations to the existing Mobile-Satellite allocation. This will lay the groundwork...while also ensuring market-wide mobile satellite capability to serve important needs...

2010-08-16

25

Banking Services for Everyone? Barriers to Bank Access and Use around the World  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information from 209 banks in 62 countries is used to develop new indicators of barriers to banking services around the world, show their correlation with measures of outreach, and explore their association with bank and country characteristics suggested by theory as potential determinants. Barriers such as minimum account and loan balances, account fees, and required documents are associated with lower

Thorsten Beck; Asli Demirgüç-Kunt; Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

2008-01-01

26

Development of the electronic banking services in Romania  

Microsoft Academic Search

Launching in Romania the banking products and services with long-distance access was based on image motives for the Romanian banks, domestic institutions or foreign banks branches. In this way, banks wanted to be innovative and they didn't address necessarily to their clients' needs. Once the long-distance payment instruments diversified and once the clients became aware of the benefits of such

Magdalena Rdulescu

27

Application of DMAIC on Service Improvement of Bank Counter  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, DMAIC (define-measure-analyze-improve-control), the implementation steps for Six Sigma projects are followed to analyze and improve the service quality of bank counter. SIPOC (suppliers - inputs process - outputs - customers) analysis and customer requirements tree are applied to define the process of bank counter service and customer requirement characters. Based on 2-month work of data collection and

Wang Zhiying; Sun Jing

2006-01-01

28

Service, investment, and risk management performance in commercial banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article characterizes the production process of commercial banks as three components:service activities, investment-related activities, and risk management activities, and assesses performance for these components, including service efficiency, investment efficiency, and risk management efficiency. With data from 36 Taiwanese commercial banks in the fiscal year 2009, we demonstrated how all the efficiency indices can be estimated. The major empirical findings

Chih-Ching Yang

2012-01-01

29

Trends in the Mobile Data Services Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies trends in the American mobile data services market and presents forecasts for prevailing prices—both retail and wholesale—in the 2015 timeframe. For purposes of this study, mobile data services consist of messaging and switched data services (including Internet access) offered over cellular\\/personal communications service networks. Initially, information is provided on the mobile data market as it exists today

Gerard A. Brosnan

30

Service quality in the banking sector: the impact of technology on service delivery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of technology in the delivery of banking services is becoming increasingly prevalent as it is being employed to reduce costs and eliminate uncertainties. This research investigates the role that technology plays in Australian banking and its impact on the delivery of perceived service quality. A sample of 440 electronic banking customers was taken and 300 useable questionnaires were

Mathew Joseph; Cindy McClure; Beatriz Joseph

1999-01-01

31

THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES EXTENSION IN BANKING: THE CASE OF E BANKING IN THE ROMANIAN PRACTICE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new technologies in the banking services are part of rapid changes in the way of life and thinking. The banks are aware these new changes are fundamental for their performance improvement. The banks of Romania have rapidly growing and developing e-banking services, especially the Internet information and home and mobile banking. The sites of banks provide specific information, particularly

Danciu Victor

32

The key determinants of Internet banking service quality: a content analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Focuses on the issues associated with Internet banking service quality. Customer anecdotes of critical incidents in Internet banking were content-analyzed. Identified a total of 17 dimensions of Internet banking service quality, which can be classified into three broad categories – customer service quality, banking service product quality, and online systems quality. The derived dimensions include: for customer service quality, ten

Minjoon Jun; Shaohan Cai

2001-01-01

33

47 CFR 20.9 - Commercial mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Commercial mobile radio service. 20.9 Section 20.9 ...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES § 20.9 Commercial mobile radio service. (a) The following...

2012-10-01

34

Integrando los Beneficios para el Cliente de Servicios Bancarios: Banca Tradicional Versus Banca en Internet Integrating the Benefits for Bank Service Customers: Traditional Versus Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Palabras clave: banca en Internet, banca tradicional, imagen, confianza, reputación, seguridad. ABSTRACT. This study examines consumer preferences for bank services in the context of combined banking, that is, internet banking in addition to traditional banking. Consequently, bank offerings are evaluated in terms of both, customer services that are delivered directly by the bank employees and those services that are provided

Eduardo Torres; Arturo Z. Vásquez-Párraga

35

A Study on Service Quality Assurance in Mobile Commerce  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advanced mobile technologies, mobile commerce has developed rapidly. However, mobile commerce users may not gain satisfactory services. It is necessary to study how to evaluate and assure the service quality in mobile commerce, so as to promote mobile commerce develop better. This paper put forward the service system of mobile commerce, and then summarizes the methodology of service

Lifang Peng; Lingling Lai

2009-01-01

36

Efficient Web Services in Mobile Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficient solutions for Web services on mobile devices would allow truly global, platform independent, and interoperable information access, anywhere and at any time. While Web services are continuously gaining ground, they are commonly reserved for use on personal computers and high-capacity servers. However, mobile devices are gradually becoming more advanced in terms of processing resources and wireless communication capabilities, making

Lars Johnsrud; Dinko Hadzic; Trude Hafsoe; Frank T. Johnsen; Ketil Lund

2008-01-01

37

Building mobile apps via Compound Wireless Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile applications (apps), because of their utility, are receiving considerable attention. Manufacturers of mobile terminals and cellular service providers advertise their apps and thereby create incentives to sell their terminals\\/services. Although the apps being built possess options to alter their specific behavior, they are not designed to link with apps developed by other entities. Unless development coordination exists between the

Thaddeus Kobylarz

2010-01-01

38

Customer on the Move: Strategic Implications of Mobile Banking for Banks and Financial Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increased need\\/wish for mobility amongst various sections of the society, particularly amongst professionally active groups, is confronting credit institutions and other enterprises offering financial services, with challenges to adjust their service portfolio in a way to best suit the needs of their customers. On the other hand it also opens up a new arena of opportunities by making it

Rajnish Tiwari; Stephan Buse; Cornelius Herstatt

2006-01-01

39

Mobile satellite service in the United States  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mobile satellite service (MSS) has been under development in the United States for more than two decades. The service will soon be provided on a commercial basis by a consortium of eight U.S. companies called the American Mobile Satellite Consortium (AMSC). AMSC will build a three-satellite MSS system that will offer superior performance, reliability and cost effectiveness for organizations requiring mobile communications across the U.S. The development and operation of MSS in North America is being coordinated with Telesat Canada and Mexico. AMSC expects NASA to provide launch services in exchange for capacity on the first AMSC satellite for MSAT-X activities and for government demonstrations.

Agnew, Carson E.; Bhagat, Jai; Hopper, Edwin A.; Kiesling, John D.; Exner, Michael L.; Melillo, Lawrence; Noreen, Gary K.; Parrott, Billy J.

1988-01-01

40

Sustainability benchmarking of European banks and financial service organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

A benchmark study of European banks and financial service organizations is pre- sented, inquiring into the extent to which they have integrated sustainability into their policies, strategies, products, services and processes. Using a multi-level analysis - beginning with a screening of 127 organizations and finishing with in-depth interviews of eight of them, approaches to integrating sustainability were analysed. Furthermore, five

Olaf Weber

2005-01-01

41

Deploying Mobile Computation in Cloud Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cloud computing advocates a service-oriented computing par- adigm where various kinds of resources are organized in a virtual way. How to specify and execute tasks to make use of the resources efficiently thus becomes an important problem in cloud computing. Mobile computation is often regarded as a good alternative to conventional RPC-based technology for situations where resources can be dynamically bound to computations. In this paper, we propose a middleware framework for cloud computing to deploy mobile computation, especially mobile agent technology, in cloud services. The major issues to enable mobile agent-based services in the service-oriented computing are discussed and the corresponding mechanisms in the framework are introduced.

Li, Xuhui; Zhang, Hao; Zhang, Yongfa

42

Does service quality implementation mediate the relationship between technical service quality and performance: an empirical examination of banks in Jordan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the mediation effect of service quality implementation on the relationship between technical service quality and banks performance. Drawing on relevant literature, the author empirically tested a model of technical service quality, service quality implementation and performance on a sample of 346 managers of banks in Jordan. The study findings have indicated significant implications for banks managers in

Mamoun N. Akroush

2009-01-01

43

Mobile message services and communications policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Something of a design after-thought, mobile phone SMS (Short-Message Services) have been enthusiastically adopted by consumers worldwide, who have created a new text culture. SMS is now being deployed to provide a range of services and transactions, as well as playing a critical role in offering an interactive path for television broadcasting. In this paper we offer a case study

Gerard Goggin; Christina Spurgeon

2005-01-01

44

Security Aware Mobile Web Service Provisioning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile data services in combination with profluent web services are seemingly\\u000athe path breaking domain in current information research. Effectively, these\\u000amobile web services will pave the way for exciting performance and security\\u000achallenges, the core need-to-be-addressed issues. On security front, though a\\u000alot of standardized security specifications and implementations exist for web\\u000aservices in the wired networks, not much

Satish Narayana Srirama; Matthias Jarke; Wolfgang Prinz; Kiran Pendyala

2010-01-01

45

A stage model of mobile video services: Implications from emerging data services in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile broadband services quickly emerged in some of the countries. This trend provides a rich opportunity for mobile video services. As the 3G services and data flat-rate services penetrate, various mobile video services emerge in Japan. The author presents the new business model examples that emerge. The author discusses the implications of the current mobile video service business in Japan.

Toshihiko Yamakami

2010-01-01

46

An update on mental health services in the West Bank.  

PubMed

The continuing development of the mental health services provided in the West Bank over the last fifty years is described. The hospital in Bethlehem was supplemented by the first community clinic in 1974, followed by clinics opening up in all 10 regions of the West Bank. The first Intifada brought actions from many international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). From 1993 the Palestine Authority's Ministry of Health has organized services, although the main addition initially was school counsellors from the Education Ministry. The second Intifada brought a further flurry of disorganized and well-intentioned interventions. A proposal for the reorganization of services from 2004 is in the course of implementation and should influence the training of personnel and structure of services. PMID:16342603

Al-Ashhab, Bassam

2005-01-01

47

Banking and Financial Services Series. Duty Task List.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the occupational duty/task lists for five occupations in the banking and financial services series. Each occupation is divided into seven or eight duties. A separate page for each duty in the occupation lists the tasks in that duty along with its code number and columns to indicate whether that particular duty has been…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

48

Operations, Quality, and Profitability in the Provision of Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a framework for combining strategic benchmarking with efficiency benchmarking of the services offered by bank branches. In particular, a cascade of efficiency benchmarking models is developed guided by the service-profit chain. Three models---based on the nonparametric technique of Data Envelopment Analysis---are developed in order to implement the framework in a practical setting: (i) an operational efficiency model, (ii)

Andreas Soteriou; Stavros A. Zenios

1999-01-01

49

Using Mystery Shopping to Compare the Service Quality of Banks in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the service quality and performance of banks in Turkey. Specifically, by utilizing mystery (secret) shoppers as a benchmarking technique, the study compares the quality of services offered by different types of banks (state, private, and foreign banks) to identify the strong and weak service quality areas. Based on 351 evaluations by university students acting as mystery shoppers,

Musa Pinar; Zeliha Eser; Sandy Strasser

2009-01-01

50

Developing a questionnaire for measuring mobile business service experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, three dimensions are conceptualized to represent elements of mobile business service experience. By combining these perspectives, namely usability, mobile working context and mobile work productivity, we aim to understand the nature of mobile work and how mobile business services could support users in this context. A questionnaire, MoBiS-Q, for measuring these dimensions has been developed and tested

Maiju Vuolle; Mari Tiainen; Titti Kallio; Teija Vainio; Minna Kulju; Heli Wigelius

2008-01-01

51

Understanding consumer acceptance of mobile payment services: An empirical analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile technology has become increasingly common in today’s everyday life. However, mobile payment is surprisingly not among the frequently used mobile services, although technologically advanced solutions exist. Apparently, there is still a lack of acceptance of mobile payment services among consumers. The conceptual model developed and tested in this research thus focuses on factors determining consumers’ acceptance of mobile payment

Paul Gerhardt Schierz; Oliver Schilke; Bernd W. Wirtz

2010-01-01

52

The provision of mobile satellite services in Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Telesat Mobile Inc. (TMI) is a private company authorized to provide mobile satellite services in Canada. TMI will operate a dedicated MSAT satellite to provide mobile telephone, mobile radio and mobile data services to customers on the move in any part of Canada. The baseline TMI system is described in this paper. The network architecture and the signaling system under development to support the mobile services are discussed. The time-scale for procurement of the system is discussed.

Davies, N. G.; Roscoe, O. S.

1990-05-01

53

Mobihealth: Mobile Services for Health Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept behind the MobiHealth project (MobiHealth, 2002). was to bring together the technologies of Body Area Networks\\u000a (BANs), wireless broadband communications and wearable devices to provide mobile healthcare services for patients and health\\u000a professionals. For patients, these technologies enable remote patient care services such as management of chronic conditions\\u000a and detection of health emergencies. For health professionals the technology

Val Jones; Aart van Halteren; Nikolai Dokovsky; George Koprinkov; Jan Peuscher; Richard Bults; Dimitri Konstantas; Ing Widya; Rainer Herzog

2006-01-01

54

Provisioning Web Services from Resource Constrained Mobile Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing processing power, storage and support of multiple network interfaces are promising the mobile devices to host services and participate in service discovery network. A few efforts have been taken to facilitate provisioning mobile Web services. However they have not addressed the issue about how to host heavy-duty services on mobile devices with limited computing resources in terms of

Mahbub Hassan; Weiliang Zhao; Jian Yang

2010-01-01

55

Electronic Sketch Map Services for Mobile Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sketch map may requires lots of time and cost because it has been produced by a manual process using a tool like an image editor. This study proposed a technique that generates the sketch map automatically and dynamically using the existing digital map. The proposed technique can be applied to not only mobile based services but also Web based

Joo Seong Jeon; Ki Jeong Lee

2009-01-01

56

Mobile cosmetics advisor: an imaging based mobile service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Selecting cosmetics requires visual information and often benefits from the assessments of a cosmetics expert. In this paper we present a unique mobile imaging application that enables women to use their cell phones to get immediate expert advice when selecting personal cosmetic products. We derive the visual information from analysis of camera phone images, and provide the judgment of the cosmetics specialist through use of an expert system. The result is a new paradigm for mobile interactions-image-based information services exploiting the ubiquity of camera phones. The application is designed to work with any handset over any cellular carrier using commonly available MMS and SMS features. Targeted at the unsophisticated consumer, it must be quick and easy to use, not requiring download capabilities or preplanning. Thus, all application processing occurs in the back-end system and not on the handset itself. We present the imaging pipeline technology and a comparison of the services' accuracy with respect to human experts.

Bhatti, Nina; Baker, Harlyn; Chao, Hui; Clearwater, Scott; Harville, Mike; Jain, Jhilmil; Lyons, Nic; Marguier, Joanna; Schettino, John; Süsstrunk, Sabine

2010-02-01

57

Inmarsat and personal mobile satellite services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Personal communications - mobile satellite services (PC-MSS) hold much promise as a profitable business opportunity for a number of interested operators and manufacturers. What will be their impact on the overall mobile communications landscape, and what role will they play in the drive towards the universal personal communicator? It is the thesis of this paper that PC-MSS can provide one of the critical enabling technologies to allow a more rapid, global assimilation of personal mobile communications. Terrestrial mobile communications are local by definition, both in terms of service reach and regulatory oversight. It is estimated that cellular, and other forms of terrestrial mobile communications, will cover over 50% of the world's population, but only 15% of the land mass area by the year 2000. PC-MSS will allow 'cellular extension' to interested users in the uncovered parts of the world. The market opportunity is established and technical solutions are available. However 'user cooperation' will be required and cross mapping of market needs to the technology solutions is the key to financially viable solutions. The potential political and regulatory hurdles are daunting. Inmarsat, as the existing global MSS partnership, is already introducing PC-MSS products and services in the 1990s. The widespread use of briefcase satphones (Inm-M), laptop-sized data terminals (Inm-C), and pocket satpagers (Inm-paging) will break new ground in reshaping the international regulatory context of mobile communications, and in initiating the optimal public switched network integration necessary for global interconnect. It is suggested that this evolutionary approach, by means of international consensus-building within a global partnership of operators, is an effective and proven method to ensure both a sufficient financial return for investors, and fair and equitable access of these services for all countries and users.

McDougal, Patrick; Barendse, Victor

58

76 FR 49364 - Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and...Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and...Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz...

2011-08-10

59

Non-par banking: competition and monopoly in markets for payments services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Once the Federal Reserve Banks started providing par interbank funds transfers, their check collection service was unnecessary to bring nationwide par check collection in competitive banking markets. The survival of non-par banks probably reflected the absence of competition in the markets where they operated. The empirical evidence is consistent with this conclusion, since non-par banks typically were monopolists in isolated

Ed Stevens

1998-01-01

60

Framework for Implementing Data Services in Multi-Service Mobile Satellite Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mobile satellite systems being planned for introduction in the early 1990s are expected to be invariably of the multi-service type. Mobile Telephone Service (MTS), Mobile Radio Service (MRS), and Mobile Data Service (MDS) are the major classifications use...

M. O. Ali V. C. M. Leung A. I. Spolsky

1988-01-01

61

Open intermediary analysis in mobile data services: Shift from closed to open intermediary services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constraints, diversity and evolution characterize mobile data services. These factors provide persistent challenges to the development of mobile data services. Recent challenges from Apple AppStore and Google Android also provide a new cornerstone for the construction of mobile ecosystems. Mobile data services continue to change their business models to cope with technological and business model evolution. Intermediary services play an

Toshihiko Yamakami

2010-01-01

62

Teleglobe's international Mobile Earth Terminal service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1990, Teleglobe Canada initiated a developmental Mobile Earth Terminal (MET) service. By the use of the INMARSAT satellite, the service can provide voice and data communication capabilities between lightweight, self-contained terminals and the international public telephone network. Initially, the developmental program provides service to a test group of up to 18 terminals. Plans are under way to introduce a global digital service to the public by 1991-92. Such a service will have the potential to solve communication problems for such users as news media, diplomatic corps, disaster relief teams, construction teams in remote areas, and expeditions. The terminals are briefcase size and include L-band transmitter, receiver, and antenna, a power supply, and batteries. Equipment setup can be easily done in 1-2 minutes. Calls are made by aiming the antenna at the MARECS B2 satellite (covering the Atlantic Ocean region) and dialing the appropriate number.

Duchoeny, Joel

63

29 CFR 2550.408b-6 - Statutory exemption for ancillary services by a bank or similar financial institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...services by a bank or similar financial institution (as defined...the fiduciary bank or similar financial institution or an...service is consistent with sound banking and financial practice, as determined by...

2013-07-01

64

10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Records of mobile medical services. 35.2080 Section...NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL Records § 35.2080 Records of mobile medical services. (a) A...

2009-01-01

65

10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Records of mobile medical services. 35.2080 Section...NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL Records § 35.2080 Records of mobile medical services. (a) A...

2010-01-01

66

Consumer Adoption of Mobile Internet Services: An Exploratory Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides a framework that captures the antecedents of mobile internet adoption and the willingness to pay for such service. The theory of reasoned action and components of a theory of innovation adoption were integrated into a research model of consumer adoption of the mobile internet. The hypothesized model included service quality perceptions (fixed internet and mobile technology service),

Pingjun Jiang

2009-01-01

67

Travel MoCo? A Mobile Community Service for Tourists  

Microsoft Academic Search

The future competitive advantages for a successful travel industry will most probably be built around effective mobile value services. Mobile value services are services which create customer value with the support of context-adapted mobile technology; this in turn is designed to expand the limits of the possible in the structure of everyday routines. The social aspect in tourism is becoming

Christer Carlsson; Pirkko Walden; Fuyi Yang

2008-01-01

68

Mobile Payments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing deployment of wireless networks and the widespread popularity of handheld devices have led to numerous applications ranging from mobile banking to location-based tracking to mobile advertising. With nearly 300 million mobile users worldwide expected to be purchasing content on wireless devices by 2005, many of these emerging services would greatly benefit from infrastructure support for mobile payments. Many

Upkar Varshney

2002-01-01

69

Antisera Evaluation and Other Consultation Services Available in the Blood Bank Center Reference Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A brochure has been prepared describing the various quality control tests of blood group reagents and consultation services available at The Blood Bank Center Reference Laboratory. The role of The Blood Bank Center Reference Laboratory in evaluating blood...

F. R. Camp I. G. Shirley M. E. McPeak M. J. Levan V. R. Coley

1972-01-01

70

Adoption of Personalisation Mobile Services: Evidence from Young Australians  

Microsoft Academic Search

The adoption of mobile services is often studied at a generic level and limited research has addressed personalisation service adoption. This paper proposes a framework for assessing the likely success or failure of personalisation mobile services. It was found that enjoyment and usefulness are the most important factors in attracting users to adopt personalisation services. Comparing these findings with those

Sally Rao Hill; Indrit Troshani

71

Active network services for mobile wireless environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Active networks are a novel approach to network architecture that break from the traditional networking paradigm by allowing for the injection of customized computations into the network nodes. They provide a flexible network infrastructure that can be extended at runtime to implement the sophisticated network services needed to support the digitized battlespace of the future. This paper presents the design of an active network architecture that leverages the existing IP infrastructure to implement capabilities for the deployment of user-specified computations within an IP network. The Common Active Network Services (CANS) framework, described in this paper, allows for user- specified computations in the form of Java code only to be injected into the network. Such computations are executed at strategic points within the network to implement new services targeted for mobile wireless applications.

Ramanujan, Ranga S.; Hagelstrom, Ryan; Kaddoura, Maher; Takkella, Sid; Thurber, Ken; Wu, John

2000-08-01

72

Profile for Effective Service Management on Mobile Cloud Computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Mobile Cloud Computing has become as a new IT paradigm because of the growth of mobile device like smartphone and appearance\\u000a of Cloud Computing environment. This mobile cloud environment provides various services and IT resources according to users‘\\u000a requests, so an effective management of service and IT resources is required. Hence, this paper designs a profile on mobile\\u000a cloud service

Changbok Jang; Hyokyung Chang; Hyosik Ahn; Yongho Kang; Euiin Choi

73

Clustering the consumers on the basis of their perceptions of the Internet banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to explore Internet banking services (IBS), consumers availing the services and the potential development possibilities of the services in the challenging operational environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – On the basis of exploratory interviews, previous Internet banking studies and relating literature, seven dimensions of IBS ranging from very practical to more hedonic are developed and

Katariina Mäenpää

2006-01-01

74

Adoption of Internet services in the Acceding and Candidate Countries, lessons from the Internet banking case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little is known about the dynamics of adoption of Internet services in general in the Acceding and Candidate Countries 1 (ACCs). Retail Internet banking, however, is one of the most developed e-services and, the drivers and barriers for the adoption of Internet banking are likely to be relevant to other sectors e-services. They may also shed light on the underlying

Clara Centeno

2004-01-01

75

Service Quality in Internet e-Banking: A User-Based Core Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a user-based core framework for evaluating service quality in Internet e-banking. Empirical results suggest that perceived usefulness, ease of use, reliability, responsiveness, security and privacy, and continuous improvement of e-banking services significantly influence customer attitudes towards Internet e-banking. Given the presence of numerous obstacles, it is imperative to identify the determinants of service quality in order to

Ziqi Liao; Michael Tow Cheung

2005-01-01

76

Experience from Mobile Application Service Framework in WIP  

Microsoft Academic Search

As there is a rapid growth of service market and technologies of mobile applications, many kinds of platforms, service, business\\u000a models, devices, and requirements for mobile business service are under consideration. In case of Korea, it has been experienced\\u000a for years in applying mobile application service to the real world. In technical domain, one of the hot issues in development

Shinyoung Lim; Youjin Song

2002-01-01

77

An examination of the relationship between service quality dimensions, overall internet banking service quality and customer satisfaction : A New Zealand study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships among three dimensions of service quality that influence overall internet banking service quality and its subsequent effect on customer satisfaction in a New Zealand banking context. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Internet banking service customers of a national bank in New Zealand completed a self-administered questionnaire. Data obtained from the customers

Michel Rod; Nicholas J. Ashill; Jinyi Shao; Janet Carruthers

2009-01-01

78

An Empirical Test of the Mobile Services Acceptance Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a mobile services acceptance model, which includes aspects of trust, contextual fit, and personal initiatives and characteristics in addition to perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use from the technology acceptance model (TAM). The proposed research model was empirically tested using data collected from a survey of 25 users of a mobile service called Mobile Student Information

Shang Gao; Sindre Paulsrud Moe; John Krogstie

2010-01-01

79

Internet vs mobile services: comparisons of gender and ethnicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate US consumers' adoption of mobile services from the perspectives of channel extension (mobile vs internet) as well as with considerations of ethnic and gender difference. Specifically, this paper examines the effects of gender and ethnicity in consumers' current usages in different types of mobile services, the relationships between consumers' current

Hyun-Hwa Lee; Seung-Eun Lee

2010-01-01

80

A factor analytic approach towards determining mobile tourism services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tourism sector is one of the world's most important economic sectors, and the increasing popularity of mobile devices presents an opportunity for developing innovative mobile tourism services. While there is much research on the development and evaluation of mobile tourism applications and on generalized tourist needs and behavior, there is little work on understanding the types of services tourists

Dion H. Goh; Rebecca P. Ang; Y. K. Chua Alton; Chu Keong Lee

2009-01-01

81

Commercial Service Discovery in Mobile E-Business Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to recent developments in mobile E-business networks and devices, many researches are on going to apply commercial services to mobile network environments. This paper proposes a novel distributed commercial service discovery algorithm in mobile E-business environments. This method is based on the concepts of social relationship overlay. At each node, the request is replicated and forwarded to several neighbors,

Guangwei Fang

2010-01-01

82

Service capabilities and customer relationship management: an investigation of the banks in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study seeks to explain the influence of several individual service capabilities and their interactions on customer relationship management (CRM) performance in the banking industry. Two samples are analysed (bank staff and bank customers) and an empirical study is carried out using a multiple interaction regression approach. The findings show the main effect of human resources, information knowledge and marketing

Yi-Feng Yang

2012-01-01

83

Service capabilities and customer relationship management: an investigation of the banks in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study seeks to explain the influence of several individual service capabilities and their interactions on customer relationship management (CRM) performance in the banking industry. Two samples are analysed (bank staff and bank customers) and an empirical study is carried out using a multiple interaction regression approach. The findings show the main effect of human resources, information knowledge and marketing

Yi-Feng Yang

2011-01-01

84

Improving Service Performance in Banking using Quality Adjusted Data Envelopment Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this research is to describe the application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to the performance evaluations of bank branches. Special attention is focused on how to incorporate the quality dimension into branch efficiency. DEA will apply to a set of micro-data from a Czech commercial bank branch network. In the banking sector, providing services quality is one

Juraj Kopecsni

2010-01-01

85

Mobility management in IP networks providing real-time services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evolution of IP toward the complete interworking among fixed and mobile hosts is called mobile IP. Several issues related to different aspects of the mobile IP definition have been singled out: impact of mobility on TCP\\/IP performance, route optimisation, authentication, reliability, location, addressing, etc. An important topic in the IP evolution is the provisioning of real-time services by employing

C. Andreoli; N. Blefari-Melazzi; M. Listanti; M. Palermo

1996-01-01

86

M-Hippocrates: Enabling Reliable and Interactive Mobile Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lack of reliable communication is still an obstacle for enhanced mobile health services. The new m-Hippocrates software architecture aims to significantly improve mobile health applications using an application-level communication technology called Always Best Packet Switching.

Vittorio Ghini; Stefano Ferretti; Fabio Panzieri

2012-01-01

87

Metropolitan Area Mobile Services to Support Virtual Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

More and more cities and municipal organizations start to offer services restricted to their metropolitan area. Today, many of these service are located in the field of e-government, allowing citizens to perform many of their administrative duties online. However, with wireless networks and mobile devices becoming more powerful and much less expensive, a broad variety of new mobile services can

Ulrich Walther; Stefan Fischer

2002-01-01

88

Resource allocation for security services in mobile cloud computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile cloud is a machine-to-machine service model, where a mobile device can use the cloud for searching, data mining, and multimedia processing. To protect the processed data, security services, i.e., encryption, decryption, authentications, etc., are performed in the cloud. In general, we can classify cloud security services in two categories: Critical Security (CS) service and Normal Security (NS) service. CS

Hongbin Liang; Dijiang Huang; Lin X. Cai; Xuemin Shen; Daiyuan Peng

2011-01-01

89

Internet ? The Future Delivery Channel for Banking Services?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much has happened in the world of Internet banking since we started examining the parameters of bank participation and the potential risks involved in Internet banking from a customer's point of view in our previous study. In order to assess the importance of the Internet as a future delivery mechanism for the banking industry, we now focus on the potential

Gloria Yan; Joseph C. Paradi

1998-01-01

90

A new methodology to mobile green spatial information service grid based on mobile agent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new methodology of mobile green spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the methodology, including grid computing, mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, global positioning system (GPS), code division multiple access (CDMA), transfer control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order to deal with the narrow bandwidth and instability of the wireless internet, limited processing speed and low memory of mobile devices, a new mobile agent based mobile green spatial information service grid model is further proposed that has good load balance, high processing efficiency, less network communication and thus suitable for mobile green spatial information service. It can provide applications of green spatial information grid computing and mobile service. The theories and technologies architecture of mobile green spatial information service grid are built originally from the base, including green spatial information mobile agent model, distributed green grid geographic information system (GIS) server model, mobile agent server model and mobile green GIS client model. An application system for mobile green spatial information service grid is therefore developed authorship by visual c++ and embedded visual c++. A field test is carried out through this system in Shanghai, and the results show that the proposed model and methods are feasible and adaptable for mobile green spatial information service.

Tian, Gen; Liu, Miaolong; Tong, Xiaohua

2007-08-01

91

Composable Mediation for Security-Aware Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article shows how service mediation can be used to add security features to services in a mobile service platform. This base platform takes care of security, charging, and other basic functions, which are then configured for services at runtime using a pluggable mediator framework. Service providers can focus on content, and thus leverage the signaling and mediation capabilities of

Sasu Tarkoma; Christian Prehofer; Sampo Sovio; Pekka Laitinen

2007-01-01

92

Valuing the Potential Transformation of Banks into Financial Service Conglomerates: Evidence from the Citigroup Merger  

Microsoft Academic Search

The merger between Citicorp and Travelers Group on April 6, 1998 could have emitted two relevant signals for firms that provide financial services. The first signal is the endorsement by two prominent financial institutions that benefits from cross-selling of bank services with insurance services, brokerage services, and other financial services can be realized. The second signal is that regulators will

Jarrod Johnston; Jeff Madura

2000-01-01

93

Do Online Services Contribute to Establishing Brand Equity Within the Retail Banking Context?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this article is to investigate the relationship between online service quality factors and brand equity within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banking context. This article is the first in the literature to investigate the role of online service quality in establishing bank equity. There had been some speculation on the link between online quality and equity,

Mohammad Ahmad Al-Hawari

2011-01-01

94

Being new-customer friendly: determinants of service perceptions in retail banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the attributes that influence perceptions of customer service in the retail banking setting from a non-customer perspective. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research employs a mystery shopping approach to identify and measure key service attributes that predict the likelihood of an individual's choosing a banking location. Findings – The measures employed accurately

Brandon Roberts; Randall C. Campbell

2007-01-01

95

International Organizations to Enable World-Wide Mobile Satellite Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Numbers of systems exist or have been proposed to provide world-wide mobile satellite services (MSS). Developers of these systems have formulated institutional structures they consider most appropriate for profitable delivery of these services. MSS system...

R. L. Anglin

1993-01-01

96

THE-MUSS: Mobile u-health service system.  

PubMed

In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system called THE-MUSS. THE-MUSS supports the development and running of u-health services with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Aiming to achieve reusability and evolvability design goals, basic modules to support bio-signal capturing, processing, analysis, diagnosis, and feedback are developed and stacked in the layered architecture of THE-MUSS. A U-health service platform, design tool, portal, and matrix-based disease group identification method are the major components constituting the THE-MUSS architecture. We confirmed that THE-MUSS is practically useful for mobile u-health services by developing mobile stress and weight management services on THE-MUSS. The more u-health services are developed in THE-MUSS, the better services it can provide in the future. PMID:19762108

Han, Dongsoo; Lee, Minkyu; Park, Sungjoon

2010-02-01

97

Mobile satellite communications in the Forest Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are usually some places within a forest that do not have adequate communication coverage due to line-of-sight or other reasons. These areas are generally known by the foresters and radio technicians and allowances are made for that when working or traveling in those areas. However, when wildfire or other emergencies occur, communications are vital because wildfires can require hundreds of firefighters and cover thousands of acres. During these emergency operations, the existing communications are not adequate and complete radio systems are moved into the area for the conduct of fire communications. Incident command posts (ICPs) and fire camps are set up in remote locations and there is constant need for communications in the fire area and to agency headquarters and dispatch offices. Mobile satellite communications would be an ideal supplement to the Forest Service's current communications system in aiding forest fire control activities.

Warren, John R.

1988-05-01

98

Mobile satellite communications in the Forest Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are usually some places within a forest that do not have adequate communication coverage due to line-of-sight or other reasons. These areas are generally known by the foresters and radio technicians and allowances are made for that when working or traveling in those areas. However, when wildfire or other emergencies occur, communications are vital because wildfires can require hundreds of firefighters and cover thousands of acres. During these emergency operations, the existing communications are not adequate and complete radio systems are moved into the area for the conduct of fire communications. Incident command posts (ICPs) and fire camps are set up in remote locations and there is constant need for communications in the fire area and to agency headquarters and dispatch offices. Mobile satellite communications would be an ideal supplement to the Forest Service's current communications system in aiding forest fire control activities.

Warren, John R.

1988-01-01

99

Robotic mobile servicing platform for space station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The semi-autonomous inspection and servicing of the Space Station's major thermal, electrical, mechanical subsystems are critical needs for the safe and reliable operation of the station. A conceptual design is presented of a self-intelligent, small and highly mobile robotic platform. Equipped with suitable inspection sensors (cameras, ammonia detectors, etc.), this system's primary mission is to perform routine, autonomous inspection of the Station's primary subsystems. Typical tasks include detection of leaks from thermal fluid or refueling lines, as well as detection of micro-meteroid damage to the primary structure. Equipped with stereo cameras and a dexterous manipulator, simple teleoperator repairs and small On-orbit Replacement Unit (ORU) changeout can also be accomplished. More difficult robotic repairs would be left to the larger, more sophisticated Mobile Remote Manipulator System (MRMS). An ancillary function is to ferry crew members and equipment around the station. The primary design objectives were to provide a flexible, but uncomplicated robotic platform, one which caused minimal impact to the design of the Station's primary structure but could accept more advanced telerobotic technology as it evolves.

Lowenthal, S. H.; Vanerden, L.

1987-01-01

100

Security Specification and Implementation for Mobile e-Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Different IT applications require different security services. We have been working in the area of e-health applications in a mobile environment, and we have needed to integrate specific security services. We present those security services for mobile e-health services and how we have implemented them. First, the different security threats specially oriented to the e-health applications are described, like patients'

Ramon Martí; Jaime Delgado; Xavier Perramon

2004-01-01

101

Providing Connection-Oriented Network Services to Mobile Hosts1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile computers using wireless networks, along with multimedia applications, are two emerging trends in computer systems. This new mobile multimedia computing environ- ment presents many challenges, due to the requirements of multimedia applications and the mobile nature of hosts. We present several alternative schemes for maintaining net- work connections used to provide multimedia service, as hosts move through a nano-cel-

Kimberly Keeton; Bruce A. Mah; Srinivasan Seshan; Randy H. Katz; Domenico Ferrari

1993-01-01

102

75 FR 41381 - Private Land Mobile Radio Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RM-9332; FCC 10-119] Private Land Mobile Radio Services AGENCY: Federal Communications...the narrowbanding of private land mobile radio licensees in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512...the narrowbanding of private land mobile radio licensees in the 150-174 MHz and...

2010-07-16

103

Service Discovery Protocol Interoperability in the Mobile Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of portable computers and wireless technologies has introduced new challenges for middleware. Mobility brings new requirements and is becoming a key characteristic. Mobile devices may move around differ- ent areas and have to interact with different types of networks, services and may be exposed to new communication paradigms. Thus, mobile distributed systems need to dynamically detect and adapt

Yérom-david Bromberg; Valérie Issarny

2004-01-01

104

Adaptive Secure Access to Remote Services in Mobile Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the inception of service-oriented computing paradigm, we have witnessed a plethora of services deployed across a broad spectrum of applications, ranging from conventional RPC-based services to SOAP-based Web services. Likewise, the proliferation of mobile devices has enabled the remote \\

Hanping Lufei; Weisong Shi; Vipin Chaudhary

2008-01-01

105

Service Composition for Mobile Personal Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalised networks (PN) introduce new mobility management challenges since individual devices participating in a PN may exhibit different mobility behaviour relative to one another and to human users. Mobility events may result in devices either leaving or joining the PN. In this paper we propose that PN mobility be managed by redirecting ongoing application data streams between endpoint devices in

Stephen Herborn; Aruna Seneviratne

2006-01-01

106

Research on Switching Behavior of Mobile Communication Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the mobile communications market, the homogeneity phenomenon of product's service appears. The paper combines the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Switching Cost Theory to construct the Convert Selection Model about the mobile communication services for users, which mainly analyzed from five dimensions: perceived switching costs, differences in perceived usefulness, differences in perceived ease of use, perceived difference between the

Qianfan Zhang; Shuiping Mao; Zhangshu Jia

2010-01-01

107

Semantics-Aware Services for the Mobile Computing Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's wireless networks and devices support the dynamic composi- tion of mobile distributed systems according to networked services and re- sources. This has in particular led to the introduction of a number of computing paradigms, among which the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) seems to best serve these objectives. However, common SOA solutions restrict consid- erably the openness of dynamic mobile systems

Nikolaos Georgantas; Sonia Ben Mokhtar; Ferda Tartanoglu; Valérie Issarny

2004-01-01

108

Provision of data (IP) services in third generation mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Third-generation mobile networks will enable services which are regularly available through fixed networks (WWW, Internet) to be offered into the mobile domain. The impact IP data services may have on the base station is, at this time, unclear. Coupled with this is a particularly poor performance characteristic achieved with TCP over (lossy) wireless links. Starting with results from IMT-2000 proposals,

C. G. Ware; J. F. Chicharo; G. J. Anido

1999-01-01

109

Toward a North American Standard for Mobile Data Services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The rapid introduction of digital mobile communications systems is an important part of the emerging digital communications scene. These developments pose both a potential problem and a challenge. On one hand, these separate market driven developments can result in an uncontrolled mixture of analog and digital links which inhibit data modem services across the mobile/Public Switched network (PSTN). On the other hand, the near coincidence of schedules for development of some of these systems, i.e., Digital Cellular, Mobile Satellite, Land Mobile Radio, and ISDN, provides an opportunity to address interoperability problems by defining interfaces, control, and service standards that are compatible among these new services. In this paper we address the problem of providing data services interoperation between mobile terminals and data devices on the PSTN. The expected data services include G3 Fax, asynchronous data, and the government's STU-3 secure voice system, and future data services such as ISDN. We address a common architecture and a limited set of issues that are key to interoperable mobile data services. We believe that common mobile data standards will both improve the quality of data service and simplify the systems for manufacturers, data users, and service providers.

Dean, Richard A.; Levesque, Allen H.

1991-01-01

110

Towards a Service Platform and Business Model for Mobile Participation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to bring citizens closer to governments, electronic participation services are increasingly receiving attention. Despite technological advances regarding smartphones and georeferencing, mobile extensions to e-participation solutions are lacking. We propose a generic service platform called mGeoWiki, which will provide a mobile interface for several participation services. Within this paper, we describe the first stages of the design research

Mark de Reuver; Stefan Stein; Felix Hampe; Harry Bouwman

2010-01-01

111

THE-MUSS: Mobile U-Health Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system, named THE-MUSS, which supports u-health service development\\u000a and running, with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Basic\\u000a modules to support bio-signal capturing, processing, analysis, diagnosis, feedbacks are prepared and stacked in the system.\\u000a Reusability and evolvability are elicited as the primary design goals

Dongsoo Han; Sungjoon Park; Minkyu Lee

2008-01-01

112

THE-MUSS: Mobile u-health service system  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system called THE-MUSS. THE-MUSS supports the development and running of u-health services with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Aiming to achieve reusability and evolvability design goals, basic modules to support bio-signal capturing, processing, analysis, diagnosis, and feedback are developed and stacked in the

Dongsoo Han; Minkyu Lee; Sungjoon Park

2010-01-01

113

Reaching out: Access to and use of banking services across countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a first attempt at measuring financial sector outreach and investigating its determinants. First, we present new indicators of banking sector outreach across 99 countries, constructed from aggregate data provided by bank regulators. Second, we show that our indicators closely predict harder-to-collect micro-level statistics of household and firm use of banking services, and are associated with measures of

Thorsten Beck; Asli Demirguc-Kunt; Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

2007-01-01

114

A new distributed computing model of mobile spatial information service grid based on mobile agent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new distributed computing model of mobile spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the model, including mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, grid computing, spatial data model, location based service (LBS), global positioning system (GPS), code division multiple access (CDMA), transfer control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order to deal with the narrow bandwidth and instability of the wireless internet, distributed organization of tremendous spatial data, limited processing speed and low memory of mobile devices, a new mobile agent based mobile spatial information service grid (MSISG) architecture is further proposed that has good load balance, high processing efficiency, less network communication and thus suitable for mobile distributed computing environment. It can provide applications of spatial information distributed computing and mobile service. The theories and technologies architecture of MSISG are built originally from the base, including spatial information mobile agent model, distributed grid geographic information system (GIS) server model, mobile agent server model and mobile GIS client model. An application system for MSISG is therefore developed authorship by visual c++ and embedded visual c++. A field test is carried out through this system in Shanghai, and the results show that the proposed model and methods are feasible and adaptable for mobile spatial information service.

Tian, Gen; Liu, Miao-long

2009-10-01

115

Design of MOBILE MOM: Message Oriented Middleware Service for Mobile Computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Message oriented middleware (MOM) is a specific class of middleware that operates on the principles of message passing or message queuing. Existing MOM system doesn't support the function for mobile computing environment. In the near future, requirements of mobile computing will increase and a more dynamic service for mobile computing will be required. And interacting with wireless networks is becoming

Do-guen Jung; Kwang-jin Paek; Tai-yun Kim

1999-01-01

116

Providing Network Video Service to Mobile Clients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile computing and multimedia are two emerging trends in computer systems. One foreseeable application suggested by these two trends is the playback of stored video on both mobile devices and conventional workstations. A system supporting such an application must provide performance-guaranteed delivery of video data to different types of clients, some of which may be mobile. In this paper, we

Bruce A. Mah; Srinivasan Seshan; Kimberly Keeton; Randy H. Katz; Domenico Ferrari

1993-01-01

117

75 FR 15770 - Fifth Meeting-Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services meeting...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. DATES: The...

2010-03-30

118

75 FR 63534 - Seventh Meeting-Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services meeting...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. DATES: The...

2010-10-15

119

77 FR 48584 - Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. DATES: The...

2012-08-14

120

76 FR 66350 - Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222 Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222 Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services meeting...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services for the Eighth...

2011-10-26

121

77 FR 30046 - Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. DATES: The...

2012-05-21

122

75 FR 39724 - Sixth Meeting-Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY: Federal Aviation...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services meeting...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services. DATES: The...

2010-07-12

123

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...recipient addresses. (7) Mobile Service Commercial Message...subscriber of a commercial mobile service (as such term is...message is presumed to be a mobile service commercial message...information, or safety or security information with respect...

2010-10-01

124

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...recipient addresses. (7) Mobile Service Commercial Message...subscriber of a commercial mobile service (as such term is...message is presumed to be a mobile service commercial message...information, or safety or security information with respect...

2009-10-01

125

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. 64.3100...COMMON CARRIERS Restrictions on Unwanted Mobile Service Commercial Messages § 64.3100 Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages....

2012-10-01

126

76 FR 74721 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services AGENCY: Federal Communications...facilities-based providers of commercial mobile data services to offer data roaming...

2011-12-01

127

76 FR 63561 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services; Public Information Collection...resolving data roaming disputes with commercial mobile data service providers. DATES: 47 CFR...

2011-10-13

128

An empirical investigation of the Turkish consumers’ acceptance of Internet banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

An exploratory study of consumer acceptance of Internet banking (IB) services is conducted in a Turkish bank. Examines both consumer-related factors that may affect the adoption of an innovation or a product (such as complexity, perceived risk, and relative advantage) as well as organizational factors such as marketing effort. The results suggest that IB not only reduces operational cost to

Vichuda Nui Polatoglu; Serap Ekin

2001-01-01

129

Adaptively Construct Banking Process with Tags Upon Services-Oriented Grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's highly competitive financial markets, financial innovation and bank's merge and acquisition activities are growing much. How to quickly construct business process upon IT infrastructure becomes the kernel of competition. As one of the classic application of service-oriented architecture, the grid technology can considerably help banks to improve the efficiency of constructing business process. In this paper, a tag-based

Li Qi; Song Wu

2009-01-01

130

A national study of the provision of oncology sperm banking services among Canadian fertility clinics.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to survey the current state of oncology sperm banking services provided by fertility clinics across Canada. A total of 78 Canadian fertility facilities were invited to complete a questionnaire related to the availability, accessibility, affordability and utilisation of sperm banking services for cancer patients. The total response rate was 59%, with 20 (69%) in vitro fertilisation clinics and 26 (53%) other fertility centres returning the survey. A total of 24 responding facilities accepted oncology sperm banking referrals. The time frame to book the first banking appointment for 19 (79%) facilities was within 2 days. Inconsistent practice was found regarding the consent process for cancer patients who are of minority age. Eight (33%) facilities did not provide any subsidy and charged a standard banking fee regardless of patients' financial situations. Overall, the utilisation of oncology sperm banking services was low despite its availability and established efficacy, suggesting that Canadian cancer patients are notably underserved. The study has highlighted some important issues for further consideration in improving access to sperm banking services for cancer patients, especially for adolescents. Better collaboration between oncology and reproductive medicine to target healthcare providers would help to improve sperm banking rates. PMID:23374018

Yee, S; Buckett, W; Campbell, S; Yanofsky, R A; Barr, R D

2013-07-01

131

A Framework for Mobile Services Supporting Mobile Non-office Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile services supporting mobile work among non-office workers have received limited attention. To support designers to map\\u000a out possible mobile services supporting work among such workers, we have developed a framework that groups work into primary\\u000a and secondary activities. A primary activity is directly associated with the primary, or main, objective of the work. A secondary\\u000a activity has a more

Bente Skattør; Lasse Berntzen; Tore Engvig; Per Hasvold

2007-01-01

132

A practical system for regional mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Regional Mobile Satellite (MSAT) concept proposes a worldwide, interconnected mobile satellite service (MSS) network in which MSAT-type satellites provide the space segment services to separate regions (i.e., one or a few countries). Using this concept, mobile communications users across entire continents can now be served by a handful of regionally controlled satellites in geostationary earth orbit (GEO). All requirements, including hand-held telephone capabilities, can be cost-effectively provided using proven technologies. While other concepts of regional or global mobile communications continue to be explored, the Hughes Regional MSAT system demonstrates the near-term viability of the GEO approach.

Glein, Randall; Leverson, Denis; Olmstead, Dean

1993-01-01

133

Determinants of behavioral intentions in the mobile internet services market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the theoretical and empirical meaningfulness of a composite model of behavioral intentions in a pure mobile internet services context. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper starts by investigating the influence of seven service quality determinants on overall service quality perceptions, employing a qualitative research design. Next, these determinants are embedded in a

Pavlos A. Vlachos; Adam P. Vrechopoulos

2008-01-01

134

Adoption of Mobile Devices\\/Services - Searching for Answers with the UTAUT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The future of mobile telephony is expected to rely on mobile services and the use of mobile services will be an integral part of the revenues to be generated by third generation mobile telephony. The adoption of new mobile services contradicts this proposition as it has been much slower than expected, especially in Europe. Basic services such as SMS, ring

Christer Carlsson; Joanna Carlsson; Kaarina Hyvönen; Jussi Puhakainen; Pirkko Walden

2006-01-01

135

Providing Enterprise Development and Financial Services to Women. A Decade of Bank Experience in Asia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper contributes to the World Bank's internal dialogue on institutional approaches to providing enterprize development and financial services (EDFS/W) to low income clients, particularly women. Patterns and trends in the EDFS/W project portfolio are ...

L. Bennett M. Goldberg

1993-01-01

136

Users' adoption of e-banking services: the Malaysian perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the determinants of users' adoption momentum of e-banking in Malaysia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A questionnaire with four-point Likert scale is applied to 324 usable responses. Ten attributes are tested, namely convenience of usage, accessibility, features availability, bank management and image, security, privacy, design, content, speed, and fees and charges. Findings –

Wai-Ching Poon

2008-01-01

137

Monitoring and Improving Greek Banking Services Using Bayesian Networks: an Analysis of Mystery Shopping Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mystery shopping is a well known marketing technique used by companies and marketing analysts to measure quality of service, and gather information about products and services. In this article, we analyse data from mystery shopping surveys via Bayesian networks in order to examine and evaluate the quality of service offered by the loan departments of Greek banks. We use mystery

Claudia Tarantola; Paola Vicard; Ioannis Ntzoufras

2012-01-01

138

Low cost satellite land mobile service for nationwide applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A satellite land mobile system using mobile radios in the UHF band, and Ku-band Communications Routing Terminals (earth stations) for a nationwide connection from any mobile location to any fixed or mobile location, and from any fixed location to any mobile location is proposed. The proposed nationwide satellite land mobile service provides: telephone network quality (1 out of 100 blockage) service, complete privacy for all the users, operation similar to the telephone network, alternatives for data services up to 32 Kbps data rates, and a cost effective and practical mobile radio compatible with system sizes ranging from 10,000 to 1,000,000 users. Seven satellite alternatives (ranging from 30 ft diameter dual beam antenna to 210 ft diameter 77 beam antenna) along with mobile radios having a sensitivity figure of merit (G/T) of -15 dB/deg K are considered. Optimized mobile radio user costs are presented as a function of the number of users with the satellite and mobile radio alternatives as system parameters.

Weiss, J. A.

1978-01-01

139

US Mobile Operators and their Content Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States the content and media industries are strong. The mobile market is characterised by different 2G and 3G-technologies and by many mobile operators, four of which operate on a national level. The calling plans typically have special add-ons for messaging (e.g., SMS), data traffic and content. Practically all mobile phones are branded by the operator. Reuse of

Tanja Storsul; Pål Sørgaard

2006-01-01

140

Architectural Solutions for Mobile RFID Services for the Internet of Things  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile RFID services for Internet of Things can be created by using RFID as an enabling technology on mobile devices. Humans, devices and things are the content providers and users of these services. Mobile RFID services can be provided either on mobile devices as stand-alone services or combining with end- to-end systems. When different service solutions are considered, there are

Martin Peter Michael; Mohsen Darianian

2008-01-01

141

6. DETAIL OF DRIVE TRUCK ASSEMBLY. MOBILE SERVICE STRUCTURE SPANNING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

6. DETAIL OF DRIVE TRUCK ASSEMBLY. MOBILE SERVICE STRUCTURE SPANNING LAUNCHER BUILDING WITH FLAME DUCT FAR RIGHT; VIEW TO NORTHWEST. - Cape Canaveral Air Station, Launch Complex 17, Facility 28416, East end of Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL

142

Next Step Mobile: Strategy, Services, & PRM  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As emerging information technologies have driven demand for new library communication channels, there has been increased interest in the use of mobile tools to promote interaction, expand outreach, market programs, and enhance the library experience. Libraries today are at widely different levels of mobile engagement, a gap poised to grow as…

Thomas, Lisa Carlucci

2012-01-01

143

A Programmable Service Architecture for Mobile Medical Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces MobiCare - a novel service architec- ture that enables a wide range of health-related services for effi- cient and mobile patient care. These services include: (1) health- related services in medical devices and sensors to remotely install, self-activate, reconfigure or even self-repair with new health ser- vices and applications, (2) secure and reliable dynamic software upgrade or

Rajiv Chakravorty

2006-01-01

144

Service Quality's Impact on Mobile Satisfaction and Intention to Use 3G Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Third generation of mobile technology (3G), being an instantaneous communication medium, is related to mobile commerce (MC) and this has grown rapidly and spread around the globe. IT researchers often place their focus on users' acceptance and its antecedents. Yet factors that influence satisfaction in MC are rarely seen. Viewing 3G service as a mobile technology, this paper has applied

Yung-ming Li; Yung-shao Yeh

2009-01-01

145

THE-MUSS: Mobile U-Health Service System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system, named THE-MUSS, which supports u-health service development and running, with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Basic modules to support bio-signal capturing, processing, analysis, diagnosis, feedbacks are prepared and stacked in the system. Reusability and evolvability are elicited as the primary design goals to achieve in developing THE-MUSS after the understanding of u-health service characteristics. U-health service platform, u-health ontology incorporated u-health service design tool, Matrix based disease group identification framework, and u-health portal are the major components constructing the layered architecture of THE-MUSS. Mobile stress and weigh management services are developed on THE-MUSS to confirm and evaluate the usefulness of THE-MUSS in developing mobile u-health services. According to the evaluation, it turned out that THE-MUSS has strength in reusability and evolvability, but also in system flexibility, adaptability, interoperability, and guideline provision for developing u-health services.

Han, Dongsoo; Park, Sungjoon; Lee, Minkyu

146

The land mobile services of Inmarsat  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is pointed out that the Inmarsat Standard-C system provides a unique global solution to the land mobile communication requirements of a wide range of users. Its international coverage permits mobile users to operate throughout the world, crossing national frontiers while still making use of the same equipment. Vehicle accuracy requirements, disaster relief and preparedness communication, remote monitoring and control, river basin management, and sewage system management and water pollution control are among some of the applications and issues discussed here.

Bell, J.-C.

1991-07-01

147

MAWS: A platform-independent framework for mobile agents using Web services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a framework for a multiplatform mobile agent system based on Web services. The framework includes a mobile agent factory, the mobile agents, and the host Web services. The mobile agents are created at the factory, migrate between Web services-enabled hosts, and execute at the destination hosts through invocation by XML-RPC. The transfer of mobile agents is accomplished

Hassan Artail; Elie Kahale

2006-01-01

148

Mobilisatie van Zware Metalen in Riviersediment door Nitrilotriazijnzuur (NTA) bij Oeverinfiltratie (Mobilization of Heavy Metals in River Sediment by Nitrilotriacetic Acid (NTA) during Bank Infiltration).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The mobilization of heavy metals in river water and sediment by NTA during river bank filtration was investigated in the laboratory. Experiments were carried out with oxygen-deficient river water and sediment, a common situation in river bank filtration. ...

J. P. G. Loch P. Lagas C. M. Bom S. van den Berg P. Slingerland

1983-01-01

149

Governing mobile service innovation in co-evolving value networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile service innovation requires a broad set of resources and capabilities that are not controlled by one single actor. Equipment manufacturers, operators, content providers and application developers have to work together in so-called value networks in order to develop and offer services to end-users. There is serious debate as to how the collective actions of these interdependent but legally separate

M. De Reuver

2009-01-01

150

Service Learning on Wheels: The Nightingale Mobile Clinic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mobile clinic providing health care services in rural Georgia is also a service learning laboratory for associate degree nursing students. The program enhances partnerships with community agencies, gives students a taste of community health careers, and provides preventive care to underserved rural residents. (SK)

Hurst, Carol P.; Osban, Linda B.

2000-01-01

151

MAPPING OF OBJECT AWARENESS USING MOBILE VISION SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the context of mapping and mobile vision services, the recognition of objects of the urban infrastructure plays an important role. E.g., the recognition of buildings can foster pointers to relevant information spaces, such as, annotation services, it can provide a semantic index for scene understanding, and can enable more efficient navigation by direct reference to landmark buildings. The presented

Lucas Paletta; Gerald Fritz; Katrin Amlacher; Patrick Luley; Harald Stelzl; Alexander Almer

152

VISUAL OBJECT RECOGNITION IN THE CONTEXT OF MOBILE VISION SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the context of mapping and mobile vision services, the recognition of objects of the urban infrastructure plays an important role. E.g., the recognition of buildings can foster pointers to relevant information spaces, such as, annotation services, it can provide a semantic index for scene understanding, and can enable more efficient navigation by direct reference to landmark buildings. The presented

Lucas Paletta

153

The Global System for Mobile Communications Short Message Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

This tutorial presents an overview of the Global System for Mobile Communications Short Message Service from the viewpoint of implementing new telematic services. The SMS offers the users of GSM networks the ability to exchange alphanumeric messages up to the limit of 160 characters. The tutorial is motivated by an acute absence of research publications in this field. The information

C. Peersman; S. Cvetkovic; P. Griffiths; H. Spear

2000-01-01

154

Resolving Mobility Constraints Impeding Rural Seniors' Access to Regionalized Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rural and small town places in developed economies are aging. While attention has been paid to the local transportation needs of rural seniors, fewer researchers have explored their regional transportation needs. This is important given policies that have reduced and regionalized many services and supports. This article explores mobility constraints impeding rural seniors' access to regionalized services using the example

Laura Ryser; Greg Halseth

2012-01-01

155

ENABLING CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR MOBILE USERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an architecture that offers a set of gen eric services for building context-aware mobile app lications. We present two realized prototypes that recognize user 's context, learn his routines, use context informa tion to constrain service discovery as well as to find relevant infor mation, and manage connectivity on the basis of the given policy. Further, the user

Jukka Riekki; Oleg Davidyuk; Jari Forstadius; Junzhao Sun; Jaakko Sauvola

156

Service quality in Internet banking: the importance of customer role  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the key challenges of the Internet as a service delivery channel is how service firms can manage service quality as these remote formats bring significant change in customer interaction and behaviour. Drawing on theoretical frameworks of service quality and adapting these to particularly reflect the remote delivery format of the Internet, this study proposes and tests a service

Anne J. Broderick; Supattra Vachirapornpuk

2002-01-01

157

Developments in land mobile satellite service in Europe  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The evolution of land mobile radio has reached a stage to benefit from satellite communications. The provision of a service on a pan-European basis makes the use of satellites a viable proposition. The paper describes the European position on both system and space segment aspects of the land mobile satellite service. Also, some of the functions of the European institutions, such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the Conference of European Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), and the Commission of European Communities (CEC), in establishing these services are identified.

Jayasuriya, D. A. R.

1990-01-01

158

47 CFR 80.333 - Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service. 80.333 Section 80.333...333 Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service. The provisions of...earth stations in the maritime mobile-satellite...

2013-10-01

159

Mobile Agent-Based Service Provision in Distributed Data Archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a An agent-based architecture of an active Digital Library (DL) is first described, to illustrate how electronic service provision\\u000a can be supported through the use of agents. The use of mobile agents is presented as a key enabler for allowing services to\\u000a be combined from a variety of providers, each of which provide a subset of the total required service. Load

Christos Georgousopoulos; Omer F. Rana

2004-01-01

160

Possible Determinants Affecting the Use of Mobile Tourism Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

For this study a field trial was conducted to identify possible determinants affecting tourists’ intended or actual use of\\u000a mobile tourism services. Three trial services targeting tourists on tour were set up, in this case on the Åland Islands in\\u000a Finland. We identified that the major barrier for the non usage of the trial services was linked to the value

Niklas Eriksson; Peter Strandvik

2009-01-01

161

The effect of automated service quality on Australian banks' financial performance and the mediating role of customer satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – First, to investigate the relationship between customer perception of service quality and bank financial performance in the new context of the automated banking environment in Australia. Second, to test for the mediating role of customer satisfaction in that relationship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Reviews a very large literature and numerous previous empirical investigations of service quality. Defines automated service quality.

Mohammed Al-Hawari; Tony Ward

2006-01-01

162

European Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS): A regional system for Europe  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The European Space Agency is presently procuring two L-band payloads in order to promote a regional system for the provision of European Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS). These are the EMS payload on the Italsat I-F2 satellite and the LLM payload on the ARTEMIS satellite. Telecommunication system studies have been concentrating on mobile applications where full European geographical coverage is required. Potential applications include high priority Private Mobile Radio networks requiring national or European coverage, such as civil security, fire brigades, police and health services, as well as a dedicated system for provision of Air Traffic Services to the civil aviation community. A typical application is an intelligent road traffic management system combining a geographically selective traffic data collection service based on probe vehicles with a geographically selective traffic information broadcast service. Network architectures and bearer services have been developed both for data only and voice/data services. Vehicle mounted mobile transceivers using CDMA access techniques have been developed. The EMSS operational phase will start with the EMS payload in orbit in 1996 and continue with the LLM payload in 1997.

Loisy, C.; Edin, P.; Benedicto, F. J.

1995-01-01

163

Mobility impairments and use of screening and preventive services.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: Primary care for people with disabilities often concentrates on underlying debilitating disorders to the exclusion of preventive health concerns. This study examined use of screening and preventive services among adults with mobility problems (difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or standing for extended periods). METHODS: The responses of non-institutionalized adults to the 1994 National Health Interview Survey, including the disability and Healthy People 2000 supplements, were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regressions predicted service use on the basis of mobility level, demographic characteristics, and indicators of health care access. RESULTS: Ten percent of the sample reported some mobility impairment; 3% experienced major problems. People with mobility problems were as likely as others to receive pneumonia and influenza immunizations but were less likely to receive other services. Adjusted odds ratios for women with major mobility difficulties were 0.6 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.4, 0.9) for the Papanicolaou test and 0.7 (95% CI = 0.5, 0.9) for mammography. CONCLUSIONS: More attention should be paid to screening and preventive services for people with mobility difficulties. Shortened appointment times, physically inaccessible care sites, and inadequate equipment could further compromise preventive care for this population.

Iezzoni, L I; McCarthy, E P; Davis, R B; Siebens, H

2000-01-01

164

USDA Forest Service mobile satellite communications applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The airborne IR signal processing system being developed will require the use of mobile satellite communications to achieve its full capability and improvement in delivery timeliness of processed IR data to the Fire Staff. There are numerous other beneficial uses, both during wildland fire management operations or in daily routine tasks, which will also benefit from the availability of reliable communications from remote areas.

Warren, John R.

1990-01-01

165

Governance of mobile service innovation after the walled gardens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to study how interorganizational governance mechanisms within mobile eco-systems are affected by the end of the walled gardens and what this implies for developing mobile internet services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Starting from concepts on interorganizational governance, the paper conducts an extensive case study on how the Dutch walled garden i-mode portal evolved in an open WAP-based

Mark de Reuver

2011-01-01

166

Understanding Key Attributes in Mobile Service: Kano Model Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated how customers perceive currently available 3G mobile services. More specifically, by using the Kano\\u000a model, it tried to categorize them into five quality attributes: Attractive, One-Dimensional, Must-Be, Indifferent, and Reverse.\\u000a The results showed that picture messaging, instant messaging, navigational aid, and mobile internet are considered as “one-dimensional\\u000a quality attributes”. That is, the higher the level of fulfillment

Seung Ik Baek; Seung Kuk Paik; Weon Sang Yoo

2009-01-01

167

A Survey of Quality of Service in Mobile Computing Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The specification and management of Quality of Service (QoS) is important in networks and distributed computing systems, particularly to support multimedia applications. The advent of portable lap-top computers, palmtops and Personal Digital Assistants with integrated communication capabilities facilitates mobile computing. This paper is a survey of QoS concepts and techniques for mobile distributed computing environments. The QoS attributes typically specified

Dan Chalmers; Morris Sloman

1999-01-01

168

Applying Lean Six Sigma and TRIZ methodology in banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service operations now comprise more than 80% of the GDP in the United States and are rapidly growing around the world. The cost to maintain and service an application is typically more than the initial purchase price. The revenue growth potential of improving the speed and quality of service often overshadows the cost reduction opportunities. The Lean Six Sigma approach

Fu-Kwun Wang; Kao-Shan Chen

2010-01-01

169

Game theoretic modeling of cooperation among service providers in mobile cloud computing environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile cloud computing aims at improving the performance of mobile applications and to enhance the resource utilization of service providers. In this paper, we consider a mobile cloud computing environment in which the service providers can form a coalition to create a resource pool to support the mobile applications. First, an admission control mechanism is used to provide services of

Dusit Niyato; Ping Wang; Ekram Hossain; Walid Saad; Zhu Han

2012-01-01

170

Low earth orbit satellite/terrestrial mobile service compatibility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Digital cellular mobile 'second generation' systems are now gradually being introduced into service; one such example is GSM, which will provide a digital voice and data service throughout Europe. Total coverage is not expected to be achieved until the mid '90's, which has resulted in several proposals for the integration of GSM with a geostationary satellite service. Unfortunately, because terrestrial and space systems have been designed to optimize their performance for their particular environment, integration between a satellite and terrestrial system is unlikely to develop further than the satellite providing a back-up service. This lack of system compatibility is now being addressed by system designers of third generation systems. The next generation of mobile systems, referred to as FPLMTS (future public land mobile telecommunication systems) by CCIR and UMTS (universal mobile telecommunication system) in European research programs, are intended to provide inexpensive, hand-held terminals that can operate in either satellite, cellular, or cordless environments. This poses several challenges for system designers, not least in terms of the choice of multiple access technique and power requirements. Satellite mobile services have been dominated by the geostationary orbital type. Recently, however, a number of low earth orbit configurations have been proposed, for example Iridium. These systems are likely to be fully operational by the turn of the century, in time for the implementation of FPLMTS. The developments in LEO mobile satellite service technology were recognized at WARC-92 with the allocation of specific frequency bands for 'big' LEO's, as well as a frequency allocation for FPLMTS which included a specific satellite allocation. When considering integrating a space service into the terrestrial network, LEO's certainly appear to have their attractions: they can provide global coverage, the round trip delay is of the order of tens of milliseconds, and good visibility to the satellite is usually possible. This has resulted in their detailed investigation in the European COST 227 program and in the work program of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). This paper will consider the system implications of integrating a LEO mobile service with a terrestrial service. Results will be presented from simulation software to show how a particular orbital configuration affects the performance of the system in terms of area coverage and visibility to a terminal for various locations and minimum elevation angle. Possible network topologies are then proposed for an integrated satellite/terrestrial network.

Sheriff, R. E.; Gardiner, J. G.

1993-01-01

171

Mobihealth: Mobile Health Services Based on Body Area Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this chapter we describe the concept of MobiHealth and the approach developed during the MobiHealth project (MobiHealth,\\u000a 2002). The concept was to bring together the technologies of Body Area Networks (BANs), wireless broadband communications\\u000a and wearable medical devices to provide mobile healthcare services for patients and health professionals. These technologies\\u000a enable remote patient care services such as management of

Val Jones; Aart van Halteren; Ing Widya; Nikolai Dokovsky; George Koprinkov; Richard Bults; Dimitri Konstantas; Rainer Herzog; R. H. Istepanian; S. Laxminarayan; C. S. Pattichis

2006-01-01

172

Presence Aware Location-Based Service For Managing Mobile Communications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presence technology based on Session Initiation Protocol can be used as an enabling platform for delivering communication and providing event-based services. We present a mobile workforce management solution which integrates fleet management with presence-based communication to show how presence technology can be used to realize location-based communication services. In particular, our solution integrates a user's presence information with their vehicle's

Vishal Kumar Singh; Henning Schulzrinne; Piotr Boni; Boris Elman; David Kenneson

2007-01-01

173

An examination of the relationship between service quality perception and customer satisfaction : A SEM approach towards Malaysian Islamic banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study attempts to examine the relationship between service quality perception and customers' satisfaction in Malaysian Islamic banking using the SEM approach. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This model starts with SERVQUAL measurement scales consisting of six dimensional structures: tangibles, reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy, and plus the compliance dimensions to measure Malaysian Islamic banking service quality. Respondents are the customers

Muslim Amin; Zaidi Isa

2008-01-01

174

Motives and Barriers Affecting the Use of Mobile Data Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studying the adoption and acceptance of mobile data services (MDS) has been an intriguing endeavour for quite some time. Much of the related literature is inspired by the technology acceptance model and its heirs. The study presented in this paper adopts an alternative perspective and proposes the study of MDS actual usage patterns under the lens of the Triandis theory

Maria Bina; Dimitrios C. Karaiskos; George M. Giaglis

2007-01-01

175

E-health Services with Secure Mobile Agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper established a new security mechanism for online communications using mobile agents. E-health has been widely used as a communication system and information changes to deliver health services to the users through the Internet. However, the Internet imposes threats that will risk the information in transit. Therefore it is important to ensure that the communication is safe and the

Rossilawati Sulaiman; Xu Huang; Dharmendra Sharma

2009-01-01

176

A system architecture for managing mobile streaming media services  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mobile streaming media content delivery network (MSM-CDN) overlay system provides a scalable method for delivering media streams to a large number of clients. With the availability of such a streaming infrastructure, it becomes possible to implement enhanced media services. For example, the wide range and variability of network conditions, as well as processing and display capabilities of these devices

Sumit Roy; Michele Covell; John Ankcorn; Susie Wee; Takeshi Yoshimura

2003-01-01

177

International Competition in Services: Banking Building Software Know-How.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The international infrastructure for services has become critical for the long-term competitiveness of U.S. firms in many industries. More than 70 percent of all Americans work in the service sector of the economy. In nations otherwise as different as the...

1987-01-01

178

A robust signalling system for land mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Presented here is a signalling system optimized to ensure expedient call set-up for satellite telephony services in a land mobile environment. In a land mobile environment, the satellite to mobile link is subject to impairments from multipath and shadowing phenomena, which result in signal amplitude and phase variations. Multipath, caused by signal scattering and reflections, results in sufficient link margin to compensate for these variations. Direct signal attenuation caused by shadowing due to buildings and vegetation may result in attenuation values in excess of 10 dB and commonly up to 20 dB. It is not practical to provide a link with sufficient margin to enable communication when the signal is blocked. When a moving vehicle passes these obstacles, the link will experience rapid changes in signal strength due to shadowing. Using statistical models of attenuation as a function of distance travelled, a communication strategy has been defined for the land mobile environment.

Irish, Dale; Shmith, Gary; Hart, Nick; Wines, Marie

1989-01-01

179

EUTELTRACS: The European experience on mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

EUTELTRACS is Europe's first commercially operated Mobile Satellite Service. Under the overall network operation of EUTELSAT, the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization, EUTELTRACS provides an integrated message exchange and position reporting service. This paper describes the EUTELTRACS system architecture, the message exchange and the position reporting services, including the result of recent analysis of message delivery time and positioning accuracy. It also provides an overview of the commercial deployment, the regulatory situation for its operation within Europe and new applications outside its target market, the international road transportation.

Colcy, Jean-Noel; Steinhaeuser, Rafael

1993-01-01

180

Determinants of the continued use of self-service technology: The case of Internet banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on buyers’ continued use of self-service technology (SST). This area is often neglected because most studies focus on buyers’ adoption or acceptance of SST. In comparison to new buyer acquisition, continued use is a cost-effective market strategy aimed at retaining buyers. Based on a sample of 1831 Estonian Internet banking customers, we find that continued use of

Kent Eriksson; Daniel Nilsson

2007-01-01

181

Test of a service profit chain model in the retail banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has shown that organizational subunits where employee perceptions are favourable enjoy superior business performance. The service profit chain model of business performance (Heskett, Sasser, & Schlesinger, 1997) has identified customer satisfaction as a critical intervening variable in this relationship. This paper examines the relationships between organizational climate, employee attitudes, customer satisfac- tion, and sales performance in the retail-banking sector.

Garry A. Gelade; Stephen Young

2005-01-01

182

Evaluating customer perceptions towards ATM services in financial institutions; A case study of Pakistani Banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Use of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) has seen a tremendous rise in the past few years in Pakistan. This investigation is based on establishing reasons of this increasing trend from the perspective of new technologies being introduced by service sector organizations especially banks in this country. The research was based on lessons learnt in use of ATMs in other countries

Kausar Fiaz Khawaja; I. Manarvi

2009-01-01

183

The effects of customer service management on business performance in Malaysian banking industry: an empirical analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to examine the degree of how customer service management (CSM) affects perceived business performance measures (PBPM) in Malaysian banks and finance companies. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The aim was achieved through an empirical study involving a survey. Of 700 questionnaires sent out, 128 were returned. The dataset from the sample underwent series of statistical

Khong Kok Wei; Mahendhiran Nair

2006-01-01

184

Image-based mobile service: automatic text extraction and translation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a new mobile service for the translation of text from images taken by consumer-grade cell-phone cameras. Such capability represents a new paradigm for users where a simple image provides the basis for a service. The ubiquity and ease of use of cell-phone cameras enables acquisition and transmission of images anywhere and at any time a user wishes, delivering rapid and accurate translation over the phone's MMS and SMS facilities. Target text is extracted completely automatically, requiring no bounding box delineation or related user intervention. The service uses localization, binarization, text deskewing, and optical character recognition (OCR) in its analysis. Once the text is translated, an SMS message is sent to the user with the result. Further novelties include that no software installation is required on the handset, any service provider or camera phone can be used, and the entire service is implemented on the server side.

Berclaz, Jérôme; Bhatti, Nina; Simske, Steven J.; Schettino, John C.

2010-02-01

185

Mobile Messaging Services-Based Personal Electrocardiogram Monitoring System  

PubMed Central

A mobile monitoring system utilizing Bluetooth and mobile messaging services (MMS/SMSs) with low-cost hardware equipment is proposed. A proof of concept prototype has been developed and implemented to enable transmission of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and body temperature of a patient, which can be expanded to include other vital signs. Communication between a mobile smart-phone and the ECG and temperature acquisition apparatus is implemented using the popular personal area network standard specification Bluetooth. When utilizing MMS for transmission, the mobile phone plots the received ECG signal and displays the temperature using special application software running on the client mobile phone itself, where the plot can be captured and saved as an image before transmission. Alternatively, SMS can be selected as a transmission means, where in this scenario, dedicated application software is required at the receiving device. The experimental setup can be operated for monitoring from anywhere in the globe covered by a cellular network that offers data services.

Tahat, Ashraf A.

2009-01-01

186

Mobile messaging services-based personal electrocardiogram monitoring system.  

PubMed

A mobile monitoring system utilizing Bluetooth and mobile messaging services (MMS/SMSs) with low-cost hardware equipment is proposed. A proof of concept prototype has been developed and implemented to enable transmission of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and body temperature of a patient, which can be expanded to include other vital signs. Communication between a mobile smart-phone and the ECG and temperature acquisition apparatus is implemented using the popular personal area network standard specification Bluetooth. When utilizing MMS for transmission, the mobile phone plots the received ECG signal and displays the temperature using special application software running on the client mobile phone itself, where the plot can be captured and saved as an image before transmission. Alternatively, SMS can be selected as a transmission means, where in this scenario, dedicated application software is required at the receiving device. The experimental setup can be operated for monitoring from anywhere in the globe covered by a cellular network that offers data services. PMID:19707531

Tahat, Ashraf A

2009-01-01

187

47 CFR 90.185 - Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PRIVATE LAND MOBILE RADIO SERVICES Policies Governing the Assignment of Frequencies § 90.185 Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio...

2013-10-01

188

Fourth Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1993 Congress created the statutory classification of Commercial Mobile Services To promote the consistent regulation of mobile radio services that are similar in nature. At the same time, Congress established the promotion of competition as a fundamen...

1999-01-01

189

Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1993, Congress created the statutory classification of Commercial Mobile Services to promote the consistent regulation of mobile radio services that are similar in nature. At the same time, Congress established the promotion of competition as a fundame...

2000-01-01

190

Second Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Congress created the statutory classification of Commercial Mobile Radio Services in 1993 to promote the consistent regulation of similar mobile radio services, and also required that the Commission establish rules that promote competitive market conditio...

1997-01-01

191

Low Earth Orbit satellite/terrestrial mobile service compatibility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Currently the geostationary type of satellite is the only one used to provide commercial mobile-satellite communication services. Low earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems are now being proposed as a future alternative. By the implementation of LEO satellite systems, predicted at between 5 and 8 years time, mobile space/terrestrial technology will have progressed to the third generation stage of development. This paper considers the system issues that will need to be addressed when developing a dual mode terminal, enabling access to both terrestrial and LEO satellite systems.

Sheriff, Ray E.; Gardiner, John G.

1993-01-01

192

A Mobile Service Robot for Life Science Laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we presents a project that is developing a mobile service robot to assist users in biological and pharmaceutical laboratories by executing routine jobs such as filling and transporting microplates. A preliminary overview of the design of the mobile platform with a robotic arm is provided. Safety aspects are one focus of the project since the robot and humans will share a common environment. Hence, several safety sensors such as laser scanners, thermographie components and artificial skin are employed. These are described along with the approaches to object recognition.

Schulenburg, Erik; Elkmann, Norbert; Fritzsche, Markus; Teutsch, Christian

193

International organizations to enable world-wide mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Numbers of systems exist or have been proposed to provide world-wide mobile satellite services (MSS). Developers of these systems have formulated institutional structures they consider most appropriate for profitable delivery of these services. MSS systems provide niche services and complement traditional telecommunications networks; they are not integrated into world-wide networks. To be successful, MSS system operators must be able to provide an integrated suite of services to support the increasing globalization, interconnectivity, and mobility of business. The critical issue to enabling 'universal roaming' is securing authority to provide MSS in all of the nations of the world. Such authority must be secured in the context of evolving trends in international telecommunications, and must specifically address issues of standardization, regulation and organization. Today, only one existing organization has such world-wide authority. The question is how proponents of new MSS systems and services can gain similar authority. Securing the appropriate authorizations requires that these new organizations reflect the objectives of the nations in which services are to be delivered.

Anglin, Richard L., Jr.

1993-01-01

194

Field strength prediction for mobile radio with the aid of a topographic data bank  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Okumura's classical study (1968) and numerous measurements in Germany are used to develop a field strength prediction method for mobile radio. A topographic data bank is developed that contains information on the altitude above sea level and the environmental clutter for areas of 100 x 150 sq m. The work is restricted to quasi-smooth terrain, and special attention is paid to the influence of environmental clutter and the range of field strength fluctuations. The prediction errors are indicated and values for the local probabilities are listed for two different kinds of built-up areas, forests and open terrain. Some discrepancies between measured values and the predicted values of the Okumura model are also explained.

Lorenz, R. W.

195

Design for Social Presence and Exploring Its Mediating Effect in Mobile Data Communication Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mobility, flexibility, convenience, and ubiquity of mobile data services (MDS) have contributed to their enormous growth and popularity with users. MDS allow users to communicate through mobile texting (mTexting), mobile Instant Messaging (mIM), multimedia messaging services (MMS), and email. A unique feature of MDS that enhances its…

Ogara, Solomon Omondi

2011-01-01

196

An empirical investigation of mobile ticketing service adoption in public transportation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present results from a study of mobile ticketing service adoption in public transportation. The theoretical background of the study is based on technology adoption and trust theo- ries, which are augmented with concepts of mobile use context and mobility. Our empirical findings from analyses of a survey data suggest that compatibility of the mobile ticketing service

Niina Mallat; Matti Rossi; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen; Anssi Öörni

2008-01-01

197

Just-in-Time Delivery of Events in Event Notification Service Systems for Mobile Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Advances in wireless network technology and the increasing number of handheld mobile devices enable service providers to offer\\u000a several services to mobile users. Event notification service (ENS) system is a useful mean to push information to selective\\u000a users and the same service can also be extended to mobile users. But mobility may cause delay in transferring subscriptions\\u000a from the previous

Chit Htay Lwin; Hrushikesha Mohanty; R. K. Ghosh

2004-01-01

198

Explaining Mobile Internet Services Adoption by Context-of-Use and Lifestyle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whether or not mobile Internet services add value depends on the context and objective in which they are used. In this paper, we examine whether consumer attitudes towards the added value of mobile services in specific contexts has a positive impact on their general intention to adopt mobile Internet services, by analyzing the results of a large-scale consumer survey. The

Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman

2010-01-01

199

47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. 22.409 Section 22.409 Telecommunication...authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. The FCC may grant applications...a new Public Mobile Service or a new technology not regularly authorized...

2011-10-01

200

47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. 22.409 Section 22.409 Telecommunication...authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology. The FCC may grant applications...a new Public Mobile Service or a new technology not regularly authorized...

2012-10-01

201

Generic Architecture and Functionality to Support Downloadable Service Provision to Mobile Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evolution of 3 rd generation mobile systems introduces a new era in advanced multimedia service provision to mobile users. The concepts of service adaptability, downloadability and network reconfigurability based on terminal and user profiles and capabilities are aspects to be considered in the context of future mobile systems and networks enabling new approaches in service provision. In this paper,

Spyridon Panagiotakis; Nikolaos Houssos; Athanasia Alonistioti

2001-01-01

202

A qualitative cross-national study of cultural influences on mobile data service design  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the use of mobile data services has spread across the globe, the effect of cultural differences on user requirements has become important issue. To date, however, little research has been conducted on the role cultural factors play in the design of mobile data services. This paper proposes a set of critical design attributes for mobile data services that takes

Boreum Choi; Inseong Lee; Jinwoo Kim; Yunsuk Jeon

2005-01-01

203

Mobile service and phone as consumption system - the impact on customer switching  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile telecommunications service sector is, in spite of providing high service quality and striving for customer satisfaction, characterized by dynamic customer activities and provider switching. In this research with data from Slovenia we explore the impact of usage, budgetary constraints, involvement and customer characteristics on customers' intention to switch mobile service provider. By using the consumption system perspective on mobile

Mitja Pirc

204

Software and messaging for a mobile data service project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A trial of satellite based mobile data service (MDS) communications in the North American trucking industry is proposed for the first quarter of 1990. This paper describes the network configuration, the system software, communications protocols, and the user interfaces. The MDS will consist of 3,000 mobile earth terminals linked via C and L-band Marecs B2 satellite communications to a single hub earth station which will use a terrestrial X.25 network to connect 25 remote customer dispatch centers. The communications system is based on a modification of Immarsat Standard C communications, coding and formats. The major differences are that the hub will serve the dual purpose of network control station and coastal earth station, and a three frame multislot protocol was adopted to permit a workable access format for the short and frequent messaging activity typical of the land mobile environment.

Penney, Brian K.; Seymour, John

205

Homo Biometricus: Biometric Recognition Systems and Mobile Internet Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biometric procedures are already accepted by millions of people every day on a variety of (social) internet platforms. Biometric identification procedures and their potential applications in everyday life. Currently there is a lot of research in biometrics. In the future also the use of the biometric recognition procedure is going to increase. [DB research]. URL:[http:\\/\\/www.dbresearch.com\\/PROD\\/DBR_INTERNET_EN-PROD\\/PROD0000000000290317\\/Homo+biometricus%3A+Biometric+recognition+systems+and+mobile+internet+services.pdf].

Thomas F Dapp

2012-01-01

206

Mobile technologies among people with serious mental illness: opportunities for future services.  

PubMed

Several national bodies have proposed using mobile technology to improve mental health services. But rates of current use and interest in using technology to enhance services among individuals with serious mental illness are uncertain. The authors surveyed 1,592 individuals with serious mental illness regarding their use of mobile devices and interest in using mobile technologies to enhance mental health services. Seventy-two percent of survey respondents reported currently owning a mobile device, a rate approximately 12 % lower than the general adult population. The most common uses were for talking, followed by texting, and internet activities. Both mobile device users and nonusers expressed interest in future mobile services. PMID:22648635

Ben-Zeev, Dror; Davis, Kristin E; Kaiser, Susan; Krzsos, Izabela; Drake, Robert E

2013-07-01

207

Mobile agent based online integration modeling for traffic information services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the rapid development of urban economy and urbanization construction in China, traffic load rises sharply because of the larger vehicle occupancy within many urban areas, which has already led to serious traffic congestion problem. GIS-T is an efficient technological solution and core information infrastructure for solving modern urban transportation problems. High-level traffic systems must integrate real-time traffic information and spatial data of road to supply timely and efficient public services and guarantee a better orderly transportation. However, for traffic information is multisource, complex and massive, traffic information service must have fast, powerful capabilities for online integration processing. Online integration of traffic information emphasizes the traffic resources share and services optimization, and solve assignment, scheduling, monitoring and feedback of integration computing tasks in dynamic and distributed network. This paper firstly analyzes traffic data and existing problems of online integration, and then discusses mobile agent technology, and finally proposes a mobile agent based unified online integration model of traffic information. This model will achieve cooperative computing and more accessible, flexible and reliable traffic information services.

Li, Qingquan; Gao, Dequan; Fang, Zhixiang; Li, Lianying

2007-08-01

208

47 CFR 25.143 - Licensing provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz mobile-satellite service and 2 GHz mobile-satellite...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz mobile-satellite service and 2 GHz mobile-satellite service. 25.143 Section 25.143 Telecommunication...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2009-10-01

209

47 CFR 25.143 - Licensing provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz Mobile-Satellite Service and 2 GHz Mobile-Satellite...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz Mobile-Satellite Service and 2 GHz Mobile-Satellite Service. 25.143 Section 25.143 Telecommunication...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2013-10-01

210

47 CFR 25.143 - Licensing provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz mobile-satellite service and 2 GHz mobile-satellite...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...provisions for the 1.6/2.4 GHz mobile-satellite service and 2 GHz mobile-satellite service. 25.143 Section 25.143 Telecommunication...COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2010-10-01

211

Design of Intelligence Mobile Cloud Service Platform Based Context-Aware  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Mobile Cloud Computing has become as a new IT paradigm because of the growth of mobile device like smartphone and appearance\\u000a of Cloud Computing environment. This Mobile Cloud environment provides various services and IT resources according to users’\\u000a requests, so an effective management of service and IT resources is required. Hence, this paper designs a context-aware knowledge\\u000a Mobile Cloud service

Hyokyung Chang; Euiin Choi

212

Performance of Different Mobile Payment Service Concepts Compared with a NFC-Based Solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper compares the performance of different traditional mobile payment service concepts with a state of the art NFC-based mobile payment solution. The goal is to evaluate the different mobile payment concepts, not their software implementation, from a performance and end-to-end service duration time point of view. Overall, there have been five different mobile payment services developed, implemented and benchmarked

Michael Massoth; Thomas Bingel

2009-01-01

213

An investigation of consumer acceptance of M-banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to identify and test the key motivators and inhibitors for consumer acceptance of mobile phone banking (M-banking), particularly those that affect the consumer's attitude towards, and intention to use, this self-service banking technology. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A web-based survey was undertaken where respondents completed a questionnaire about their perceptions of M-banking's ease of use, usefulness, cost,

Lisa Wessels; Judy Drennan

2010-01-01

214

Face to face makes a difference: recommendation practices of users of mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mobile app stores and markets provide companies, independent developers and researchers alike with possibilities to distribute innovative designs for mobile devices on a global scale. However, reaching a large numbers of users does not in itself ensure a large number of users adopting the mobile application or service. Large-scale adoption depends on additional factors such as novelty in service

Zeynep Ahmet; Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio Mattila

2011-01-01

215

Mechanically-steered disk antenna for mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes a low-profile disk antenna for vehicular mounting that accommodates L-Band (1525-1660.5 MHz) mobile satellite service requirements. The antenna uses a rotatable printed circuit array mechanically-steered in azimuth via an external tracking system. A shaped elevation beam inherent to the antenna design provides continuous coverage with a minimum gain of 9 dBic between elevation angles of 25-degrees and 60-degrees measured above the horizon. A brief background on the theory, design, and performance for this antenna is discussed.

McCarrick, Charles D.

1995-01-01

216

Using RESTful web-services and cloud computing to create next generation mobile applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we will examine the architectural considerations of creating next generation mobile applications using Cloud Computing and RESTful Web Services. With the advent of multimodal smart mobile devices like the iPhone, connected applications can be created that far exceed traditional mobile device capabilities. Combining the context that can be ascertained from the sensors on the smart mobile device

Jason H. Christensen

2009-01-01

217

48 CFR 206.302-3 - Industrial mobilization, engineering, developmental, or research capability, or expert services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Industrial mobilization, engineering, developmental, or research capability, or expert services...Open Competition 206.302-3 Industrial mobilization, engineering, developmental, or research capability, or expert...

2013-10-01

218

Design and Implementation of an Open Sourced Location Service System for the Aglets Mobile Agent System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile agent technologies can be applied in many fields, including electronic commerce, personal assistance, secure brokering, distributed information retrieval, telecommunication network services, monitoring and notification, etc. Since most of the mobile agents rely on a location service system to communicate with each other in the network environment, the location service system must provide reliable location information and guarantee the message

Yi-Hsung Li; Chyi-Ren Dow; Kuo-Hua Chang; Kuang-Ho Chen

2007-01-01

219

MEASURES FOR STIMULATING COMPETITION ON MOBILE SERVICES MARKET IN ROMANIA TO MAXIMIZE BENEFITS FOR END USERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last years, the market of mobile services in Romania had a huge success; the number of users of this type of services is constantly growing. The interest of the investors who were encouraged by statistics and have recently appeared on the market shows that Romanians are leaders in mobile services and that people are very attached to their

Camelia Budac; Lia Baltador

2010-01-01

220

An alternative resource sharing scheme for land mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A preliminary comparison between the two competing channelization concepts for the Land Mobile Satellite Services (LMSS), namely frequency division (FD) and code division (CD), is presented. Both random access and demand-assigned approaches are considered under these concepts. The CD concept is compared with the traditional FD concept based on the system consideration and a projected traffic model. It is shown that CD is not particularly attractive for the first generation Mobile Satellite Services because of the spectral occupancy of the network bandwidth. However, the CD concept is a viable alternative for future systems such as the personal access satellite system (PASS) in the Ka-band spectrum where spectral efficiency is not of prime concern. The effects of power robbing and voice activity factor are incorporated. It was shown that the traditional rule of thumb of dividing the number of raw channels by the voice activity factor to obtain the effective number of channels is only valid asymptotically as the aggregated traffic approaches infinity.

Yan, Tsun-Yee; Sue, Miles K.

1990-01-01

221

47 CFR 25.142 - Licensing provisions for the non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service. 25.142 Section 25.142...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and Licenses...non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service. (a) Space station...

2009-10-01

222

47 CFR 25.142 - Licensing provisions for the non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service. 25.142 Section 25.142...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and Licenses...non-voice, non-geostationary mobile-satellite service. (a) Space station...

2010-10-01

223

Selecting the Best Mobile Information Service with Natural Language User Input  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Information services accessed via mobile phones provide information directly relevant to subscribers’ daily lives and are an area of dynamic market growth worldwide. Although many information services are currently offered by mobile operators, many of the existing solutions require a unique gateway for each service, and it is inconvenient for users to have to remember a large number of such gateways. Furthermore, the Short Message Service (SMS) is very popular in China and Chinese users would prefer to access these services in natural language via SMS. This chapter describes a Natural Language Based Service Selection System (NL3S) for use with a large number of mobile information services. The system can accept user queries in natural language and navigate it to the required service. Since it is difficult for existing methods to achieve high accuracy and high coverage and anticipate which other services a user might want to query, the NL3S is developed based on a Multi-service Ontology (MO) and Multi-service Query Language (MQL). The MO and MQL provide semantic and linguistic knowledge, respectively, to facilitate service selection for a user query and to provide adaptive service recommendations. Experiments show that the NL3S can achieve 75-95% accuracies and 85-95% satisfactions for processing various styles of natural language queries. A trial involving navigation of 30 different mobile services shows that the NL3S can provide a viable commercial solution for mobile operators.

Feng, Qiangze; Qi, Hongwei; Fukushima, Toshikazu

224

Deploying NFC Technology for Mobile Ticketing Services ? Identification of Critical Business Model Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a promising new communication technology that, among other things, allows mobile phones to emulate smart cards such as the travel cards used in public transportation. Bringing the travel card into mobile phone creates numerous benefits for both end users and service providers, which is why mobile ticketing with NFC technology has been considered a promising

Antero Juntunen; Sakari Luukkainen; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen

2010-01-01

225

Evolutionary Approach to Organizing after Market Services for Mobile Phones in Asia Pacific.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

After market services for mobile phones has grown in size and importance, 'in the shadow' of the mobile phone business. Today it is both a significant motive in customer behavior and an immense cost factor to the mobile phone supplier. Nevertheless, after...

H. Linnarinne

2001-01-01

226

Bridging Aglets and Web Services to Create a Common Platform for Mobile Agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project proposes and implements a system for seamless integration of HP Web Services E-services and IBM Aglet mobile agent applications onto a common platform. The developed software enables all applications written in Aglets and HP Web Services to create joint services across the two platforms. It establishes an environment for collaboration, intercommunication, translation, and bridging. The whole design is

Jon Tong-Seng Quah

2006-01-01

227

Towards flexible mobile payment via mediator-based service model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Applications and digital goods for mobile devices have been around for more than a decade. Recent technology development has also driven the use of mobile commerce technology. Mobile commerce is another form of payment but it has the ability to embrace new ideas concerning digital money as mobile device have grown to become an essential personal needs. A range of

Charles Chong; Hui-na Chua; Cheng-suan Lee

2006-01-01

228

A Hybrid Service Discovery for Improving Robustness in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research in mobile ad hoc networks has mainly concentrated on MAC, routing, and TCP protocols. However, service discovery is also an important issue for unreliable ad hoc networks, where the mobile nodes may join and leave the network at any time, causing the change of network topology. Although several protocols have been proposed to support service discovery in ad

Chang-Seok Oh; Young-Bae Ko; Jai-Hoon Kim

2004-01-01

229

Impact of license fees on the prices of mobile voice service  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to rapidly growing demand for wireless services, regulatory agencies have introduced license fees to enhance the efficiency of spectrum use. The impact of such fees on the market for mobile services is poorly understood. Under certain conditions, license fees are sunk and thus inconsequential for firm decisions. Given the economic and institutional setup of the mobile markets real

Johannes M. Bauer

2003-01-01

230

Determinants of Actual Use of Mobile Web Browsing Services in Korea: An Empirical Examination  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile web browsing services have garnered tremendous momentum worldwide. However, every national market has differences. The Korean market represents one of these unique markets where the Korean IT consumer has been seen to be both a world innovator but also unique in adoption behavior. Understanding the unique factors predicting the widespread use of mobile web browsing services in a specific

Byung Geun Kim; Haejung Yun; Choong C. Lee; William J. Kettinger

2010-01-01

231

Physical Posters as Gateways to Context-aware Services for Mobile Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept described in this paper is the usage of physical posters as gateways to mobile services that are related to advertisements and information presented on these posters. In our approach the user can interact through a mobile device with services that are represented by a poster. Our aim is to create a system that allows seamless and natural interaction

232

MoVES: Incorporating Developmental Services on a Pediatric Mobile Health Care Clinic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mobile Van Evaluation and Screening (MoVES) program was established in 1994 by Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) to provide developmental screening and evaluation services to children receiving primary medical care from the Georgetown University Pediatric Mobile Clinic. This article describes the developmental services offered by the…

Soderstrom, Elaine K.; And Others

1997-01-01

233

Examining Postadoption Usage of Mobile Services From a Dual Perspective of Enablers and Inhibitors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Users' postadoption usage is crucial to the success of mobile service providers. From a dual perspective, this research examined the effects of trust, satisfaction as enablers, and switching barrier as inhibitors on the postadoption usage of mobile services. A survey was used to collect data, and data analysis was conducted with structural equation modeling. The results indicated that trust, satisfaction,

Tao Zhou; Yaobin Lu

2011-01-01

234

Examining Post-adoption Usage of Mobile Services from a Dual Perspective of Enablers and Inhibitors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Users' post-adoption usage is crucial to the success of mobile service providers. From a dual perspective, this research examined the effects of trust, satisfaction as enablers and switching barrier as inhibitors on the post-adoption usage of mobile services. We used survey to collect data and conducted data analysis with structural equation modeling (SEM). The results indicated that trust, satisfaction and

Tao Zhou

2011-01-01

235

A service-oriented approach towards context-aware mobile Learning Management Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thanks to the public and low cost availability of wireless high speed internet access students are increasingly equipped with mobile internet enabled devices to connect to university services like Learning Management System (LMS). But the applications services like LMS are still unable to adapt themselves to modern mobile devices with restrictions like reduced display size. By recognizing the device and

Philipp Lehsten; Raphael Zender; Ulrike Lucke; Djamshid Tavangarian

2010-01-01

236

Terminal-Aware Grid Resource and Service Discovery and Access Based on Mobile Agents Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile agents can provide a suitable framework for supporting resource and service discovery in grid platforms, and can support optimal access and interaction with the user through heterogeneous terminals, differing in terms of memory capacity, computational resources, display characteristics, allowed connection mode, etc. We deal with the utilization of Web services technology to discover and optimally access mobile grid resources

Rocco Aversa; Beniamino Di Martino; Nicola Mazzocca; Salvatore Venticinque

2004-01-01

237

Analogous realization of wireless time service technology on WAP mobile telephone  

Microsoft Academic Search

The working principle, systematic structure of wireless application protocol (WAP) and its application to wireless time service via mobile telephone are introduced. The program is written with WML and VC++ and the wireless time service is completed using wireless application protocol and dynamic link. The users, who have a WAP mobile telephone, can obtain time information quickly and conveniently, as

Dang-Li Zhao; Ting-Gao Yang

2002-01-01

238

An SMDP-Based Service Model for Interdomain Resource Allocation in Mobile Cloud Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile cloud computing is a promising technique that shifts the data and computing service modules from individual devices to a geographically distributed cloud service architecture. A general mobile cloud computing system is comprised of multiple cloud domains, and each domain manages a portion of the cloud system resources, such as the Central Processing Unit, memory and storage, etc. How to

Hongbin Liang; Lin X. Cai; Dijiang Huang; Xuemin Shen; Daiyuan Peng

2012-01-01

239

Analysis of differences of the consumption of mobile voice service based on quantile regression model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper researches the demand function of the per capita consumption of mobile voice service by fixed effect quantile regression model. Results show that both price elasticity and income elasticity vary between different consumption-level consumer groups. For low-consumption consumers, income is the most important factor that impacts their consumption, while the price of mobile voice service and the price of

Wang Rong; Tang Xiao-wo; Pan Jing-ming

2010-01-01

240

COMPASS2008: An Intelligent Multilingual and Multimodal Mobile Information Service System for Beijing Olympic Games  

Microsoft Academic Search

We will demonstrate a novel information service system, which is designed and realized for meeting the demanding challenges posed by international mega-events. The system COMPASS 2008 is planned to be the mobile digital companion for participants and visitors of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Mobile personalized, multilingual and multimodal services will assist foreign visitors in typical situations such as

Hans Uszkoreit; Feiyu Xu; Ilhan Aslan; Jörg Steffen

241

LLS: a locality aware location service for mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coping with mobility and dynamism is one of the biggest challenges in ad hoc networks. An essential requirement for such networks is a service that can establish communication sessions between mobile nodes whose location is unknown. A location service for ad hoc networks is a distributed algorithm that allows any source node s to know the location of any destination

Ittai Abraham; Danny Dolev; Dahlia Malkhi

2004-01-01

242

Explaining the Adoption of Mobile Information Services from a Cultural Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little research has been done to explore the adoption of mobile information services from a cultural perspective. This research is designed to study mobile information services adoption from a cultural perspective. Based on the three cultural dimensions (individualism\\/collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, and power distance), three research hypotheses are presented. To examine these hypotheses, an exploratory study is carried out with a

Shang Gao; John Krogstie

2011-01-01

243

Integrating Personalized and Community Services for Mobile Travel Planning and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Personalized and community services have been noted as keys to enhance and facilitate e-tourism as well as mobile applications.\\u000a This paper aims at proposing an integrated service framework for combining personalized and community functions to support\\u000a mobile travel planning and management. Major mobile tourism related planning and decision support functions specified include\\u000a personalized profile management, information search and notification, evaluation

Chien-Chih Yu

2010-01-01

244

Mobile satellite services: International co-ordination, co-operation and competition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the context of a discussion of international cooperation, coordination and competition regarding mobile satellite services, it is asserted that: there will be more than one civil mobile satellite service in the 1990's; competition between these separate mobile satellite systems is inevitable; no system should enjoy monopoly protection or subsidies; and coordination and cooperation are desirable and necessary, since the available L-band spectrum is in short supply.

Lundberg, Olof

1988-01-01

245

A Dynamic Service Range Management Strategy for Improving Mobile Multicast Protocol Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many challenges when providing multicast services to mobile hosts (MHs) since host’s mobility may cause tree reconstruction,\\u000a non-optimal routing and the disruption of multicast services. Generally, frequent modifications to multicast tree are avoided\\u000a as the expense of multicast routing inefficiency and vice versa. Two basic mechanisms, proposed by the IETF in Mobile IP to\\u000a support multicasting, are two

Ping Wang; Yunze Cai; Jinjie Huang; Xiaoming Xu

2006-01-01

246

Internet banking versus other banking channels: Young consumers’ view  

Microsoft Academic Search

Financial institutions offer new banking channels to their customers, as technology adds new dimensions to the classic banking systems. One of the most popular self-service banking technologies is Internet banking. This study examines how young consumers perceive Internet banking in relation to other six banking channels (brick and mortar, automated teller machine (ATM), phone banking, wireless application protocol (WAP), electronic

Fethi Calisir; Cigdem Altin Gumussoy

2008-01-01

247

The Internet and services marketing – the case of Danish retail banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines various aspects of the motives, perceptions and expectations connected with the introduction of Internet banking in Danish retail banking. Responses from 60 key managers in the largest retail banks in Denmark show that they believe that Internet banking will become more important in the future, whereas all other distribution channels are predicted to become less important. Describes further the

Niels Peter Mols

2000-01-01

248

Theoretical regime equations for mobile gravel-bed rivers with stable banks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A system of rational regime equations is developed for gravel-bed rivers with stable banks using the optimality theory (OT). The optimality theory is based on the premise that equilibrium river geometry is characterised by an optimum configuration, defined here as maximum sediment-transport efficiency. Theoretical dimensionless equations are derived for width, depth, slope, width/depth ratio, and meandering-braiding transition. Independent dimensionless variables comprise discharge, sediment concentration, and relative bank strength, ?', which is defined as the ratio of the critical shear stresses for the bank and bed sediments. Discharge exponents and general form of the equations agree well with previously developed empirical relations. Relative bank strength, ?', is used to parameterise the influence of riparian vegetation on bank strength and is evaluated by calibrating against observed width/depth ratio. Once calibrated, the hydraulic geometry of natural gravel rivers is well described by the theoretical equations, including discrimination between meandering and braiding channels. The results provide strong support for the assumption that equilibrium or regime river behavior is equivalent to an optimal state and underline the importance of bank strength and sediment load as controls on hydraulic geometry.

Millar, Robert G.

2005-01-01

249

A SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE TO INTEGRATE MOBILE ASSESSMENT IN LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Learning (M-Learning) is an approach to E-Learning that utilizes mobile devices. Learning Management System (LMS) should enable M-Learning. Unfortunately, M- Learning is not the same at each educational institution. Assessment is one of the learning activities that can be achieved electronically and via mobile device. Mobile assessment relies on services that are not part of the LMS. Integrating different

A. M. RIAD

2008-01-01

250

Task clarification, performance feedback, and social praise: Procedures for improving the customer service of bank tellers  

PubMed Central

Customer service for bank tellers was defined in terms of 11 verbal behavior categories. An audio-recording system was used to track the occurrence of behaviors in these categories for six retail banking tellers. Three behavior management interventions (task clarification, performance feedback, and social praise), applied in sequence, were designed to improve overall teller performance with regard to the behavioral categories targeted. Clarification was accomplished by providing clear delineation of the various target categories, with specific examples of the behaviors in each. Feedback entailed presentation of ongoing verbal and visual information regarding teller performance. Praise consisted of verbal recognition of teller performance by branch managers. Results showed that clarification effects emerged quickly, producing an overall increase in desired behaviors of 12% over baseline. Feedback and praise effects occurred more gradually, resulting in overall increases of 6% and 7%, respectively. A suspension of all procedures led to a decline in overall performance, whereas reinstatement of feedback and praise was again accompanied by performance improvement. These findings extend the generality of behavior management applications and help to distinguish between possible antecedent and consequent effects of performance feedback.

Crowell, Charles R.; Anderson, D. Chris; Abel, Dawn M.; Sergio, Joseph P.

1988-01-01

251

76 FR 27296 - Private Land Mobile Radio Service Regulations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...mobile radio equipment utilizing...403 of the Communications Act of 1934...Telecommunications Carriers (except...10. RF Equipment Manufacturers...and wireless communications equipment...pagers, cellular phones, mobile...Channel Frequency band (MHz...90.210 Emission...

2011-05-11

252

High performance mobility without agent infrastructure for connection oriented service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently it is very difficult for connection oriented applications to use a mobile environment. One reason is that Mobile IP requires intermediate software agents to be deployed in the Internet. This infrastructure based mobility scheme offers connectivity to itinerant hosts but incurs significant handoff and tunneling delays along with deployment costs. These delays are particularly harmful for connection oriented applications.

Javed I. Khan; Sandeep Davu; Raid Y. Zaghal

2008-01-01

253

Mobile Information Services Marketing to Serve the BOP Market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wireless technologies have created an unprecedented opportunity for direct marketing to communicate with customers in an instantaneous, interactive and customized way. At present the number of mobile customers in the world have already exceeded 3 billion and among them two third of the customers are coming from the developing countries where there is high growth of mobile penetration and mobile

Shahriar Akter; Fumiyo N. Kondo

2007-01-01

254

A new mobile payment scheme for roaming services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the advance of mobile network technologies, mobile personal devices are used to perform electronic payment. This paper proposes a new on-line payment scheme for mobile network. The proposed scheme is not only performed in the home domain, but also can be performed in visited domain. Our scheme provides consumer anonymity, authentication, non-repudiation and data integrity properties. The consumer

Ren-junn Hwang; Sheng-hua Shiau; Ding-far Jan

2007-01-01

255

Mobile Home Automation - Merging Mobile Value Added Services and Home Automation Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we study mobile home automation, a field that emerges from an integration of mobile application platforms and home automation technologies. In a conceptual introduction we first illustrate the need for such applications by introducing a two-dimensional conceptual model of mobility. Subsequently we suggest an architecture and discuss different options of how a user might access a mobile

Andreas Rosendahl; J. Felix Hampe; Goetz Botterweck

2007-01-01

256

Mobile cloud computing service based on heterogeneous wireless and mobile P2P networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, an investigation toward mobile P2P architecture brings a new insight to realize future mobile cloud computing systems. Although mobile devices capacity in storing data and running computational process is very limited, the main problem for implementing mobile cloud computing environment is still motivated by the classic issue of information proper- ties query process. Heterogeneous wireless networks (HWNs)

Yanuarius Teofilus Larosa; Jiann-Liang Chen; Der-Jiunn Deng; Han-Chieh Chao

2011-01-01

257

Mobile service distribution from the end-user perspective: the survey study on recommendation practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vast amounts of mobile services and applications are being offered to end users via app stores and service providers' web sites. In addition, users take part in the distribution of services by recommending services to each other, i.e. through various word-of-mouth practices. To understand the current patterns of user-initiated service distribution, we conducted an exploratory survey study (N=203) to investigate

Zeynep Ahmet; Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio Mattila

2012-01-01

258

A research on the psychological contract structure between service enterprises and customers : An empirical research on China's banking industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper, taking banking as the research object, is to build up a psychology covenant model for service enterprises and customers and to seek the form of the construction dimension in the psychology covenant between the service enterprise and the customer. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – SPSS16.0 was used for the exploratory factor analysis and AMOS7.0 for the

Yang Li; Yang Lin

2010-01-01

259

Security of Internet Banking Services and its Linkage with Users' Trust: A Case Study of Parsian Bank of Iran and CIMB Bank of Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays technology is growing fast and always adds new dimensions to our daily lives. In this way, Internet banking systems allow users to manage financial affairs such as checking account balances and transferring money between accounts as fast and easy as it can be. This study is done in Iran and Malaysia, the basic structure in Malaysia causes more concern,

Ali Sanayei; Ali Noroozi

2009-01-01

260

Performance analysis of Web services in mobile environment using SWN and WAP protocol  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the Internet becomes an essential tool for our daily activities, Web service, a new form of software technology to use remote services, is emerging. Web Services receive significant research recently from both academia and industry due to its broad applications and flexible architecture. Usually they are accessible through standard internet protocols like HTTP, but within mobile communication networks it

Fatoumata Balde; Mbaye Sene; Youssou Kasse

2010-01-01

261

User and Concept Studies as Tools in Developing Mobile Communication Services for the Elderly  

Microsoft Academic Search

The basis of this study was the ageing of the population all over the world. The study concentrated on finding out the key service needs of elderly people. The service needs from the end users’ as well as the experts’ perspective were gathered by means of various group methods such ideation sessions. Four mobile communication service concepts were created using

M. Mikkonen; S. Väyrynen

2002-01-01

262

Corporate image measurement : A further problem for the tangibilization of Internet banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study and measurement of image especially in the Internet banking field has become an important tool to help the management of the banks operating on the Internet to make decisions. As there are no previous scales in existence to enable the image of this type of bank to be measured, our paper is centered on developing and proposing a

Carlos Flavián; Eduardo Torres; Miguel Guinalíu

2004-01-01

263

The Internet and Services Marketing--The Case of Danish Retail Banking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines various aspects of the motives, perceptions, and expectations connected with the introduction of Internet banking in Danish retail banking. Responses from questionnaires and results from a factor analysis and a hierarchical cluster analysis indicate a belief that Internet banking will become more important in the future. (Author/LRW)

Mols, Niels Peter

2000-01-01

264

Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) Message and Voice Access Request Transit Delay.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The development of standards for the use of satellite communications in aviation is supported by FAA. A preliminary analysis and simulation of the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) were conducted to determine message transit delay of the system...

T. F. Dehel

1991-01-01

265

Service-oriented Approach towards Context-aware Mobile Learning Management Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Thanks to the public and low cost availability of wireless high speed internet access students are increasingly equipped with mobile internet enabled devices to connect to university services like Learning Management System (LMS). But the applications ser...

D. Tavangarian P. Lehsten R. Zender U. Lucke

2010-01-01

266

77 FR 28797 - Redundancy of Communications Systems: Backup Power Private Land Mobile Radio Services: Selection...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Systems: Backup Power Private Land Mobile Radio Services: Selection and Assignment of Frequencies, and Transition of the Upper...collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,'' pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief...

2012-05-16

267

A mobile bazaar for wide-area wireless services  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce MoB, an infrastructure for collaborative wide-area wireless data services. MoB proposes to change the current\\u000a model of data services in the following fundamental ways: (1) it decouples infrastructure providers from services providers\\u000a and enables fine-grained competition, (2) it allows service interactions on arbitrary timescales, and, (3) it promotes flexible\\u000a composition of these fine-grained service interactions based on user

Rajiv Chakravorty; Sulabh Agarwal; Suman Banerjee; Ian Pratt

2007-01-01

268

The Wellness Mobile: Bringing Preventative Health Services to Rural Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Wellness Mobile transports medical supplies, equipment, informational materials, and staff to rural Saskatchewan communities to assist them in developing wellness programs that stress disease prevention. Staff from the Wellness Mobile offer health-risk screening and appraisal to community members and work with local practitioners and schools…

Nilson, Ralph; And Others

1996-01-01

269

IMPACTS OF MVNOs ON MOBILE DATA SERVICE MARKET  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intension of the European regulatory framework is to increase competition and consumer welfare on the European communications markets. Competition is also seen as a driver for increased innovation. Accordingly to the objectives, competition increased on the mobile operator markets where the framework has been implemented in action, e.g. Finland and Denmark. The amount of the players on the mobile

Annukka Kiiski

270

MobiSense - mobile network services for coordinated participatory sensing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cellular and Wi-Fi networks now form a global substrate that provides billions of mobile phone users with consistent, location-aware communication and multimedia data access. On this substrate is emerging a new class of mobile phone applications that use the phones location, image and acoustic sen- sors, and enable people to choose what to sense and when to share data about

Sasank Reddy; Vidyut Samanta; Jeff Burke; Deborah Estrin; Mark H. Hansen; Mani B. Srivastava

2009-01-01

271

Mobile Technology and the Unsettled Ocean of Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile technology is one of several currents that upset the relatively placid world of admitting, enrolling, advising, serving, and graduating students. The authors have been involved with technology since they began in the profession. Technology is not really new to them. But with mobile technology, "so much" is new--indeed, foreign--to many…

Flood, Tim; Black, Tom

2011-01-01

272

Three Proposed Initiatives for Improving Mobility, Quality of Life, and Economic Growth in the West Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What might be one way to improve life in the West Bank? Most people might not immediately think of a new infrastructure corridor, but the RAND Corporation thinks that might be part of the solution. The RAND Corporation has been working with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to encourage economic development in the region, while also advancing the U.S. policy agenda in the Middle East. This 20-page paper offers a few practical suggestions based on five years of consultations between RAND and the PA. Their suggestions include creating a regional transit system for the West Bank, the creation of several new urban districts, and a design of the first national physical plan for Palestine. The bulk of the report consists of artistic renderings of these new environments, along with a general overview of this plan.

273

Dynamics of a subtropical seagrass landscape: links between disturbance and mobile seed banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Disturbance is a well known modifier of landscapes. In marine systems hurricanes may not only remove or bury subtidal seagrasses\\u000a but they may also impact the seed banks of these taxa. We ask whether seagrass landscape pattern and seed dispersal are influenced\\u000a by physical disturbance in a subtropical deep water setting. We examined the spatial dynamics of an offshore landscape

Susan S. Bell; Mark S. Fonseca; W. Judson Kenworthy

2008-01-01

274

76 FR 26199 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...PCS), and Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) Telephony services.\\14\\ Of these...auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800 MHz...800 MHz and 900 MHz bands. The 900 MHz SMR was completed in 1996. Sixty bidders...

2011-05-06

275

Performance Analysis for Data Service in Third Generation Mobile Telecommunication Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The data traffic in wireless networks for the third generation (3G) mobile telecommunication systems should take into account a variety of services (voice, data, video) and environments (e.g.: private, outdoors, indoors) as well as the user mobility behavior. A good evaluation of measures of performance can help a sys- tem designer to make its strategic decisions concern- ing cell size

Aloizio Pereira Da Silva; Geraldo Robson Mateus

2002-01-01

276

Towards business model and technical platform for the service oriented context-aware mobile virtual communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of existing virtual communities is centered on a particular product or social interaction and the role of mobile devices is restricted to exchange a limited amount of contents. Herewith we envisage that the upcoming virtual communities will exploit the potential of social interaction and context information to offer personalized services to its members and mobile devices will play

Pravin Pawar; Julien Subercaze; Pierre Maret; Bert-jan Van Beijnum; Dimitri Konstantas

2008-01-01

277

Explaining intention to use mobile chat services: moderating effects of gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In this article the authors aim to investigate the moderating effects of gender in explaining intention to use mobile chat services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An extended adoption model based on the technology acceptance model and theory of reasoned action is applied for pin-pointing the antecedents of intention to use mobile chat services and for revealing cross-gender differences. The hypotheses

Herbjørn Nysveen; Per E. Pedersen; Helge Thorbjørnsen

2005-01-01

278

Context-aware Service Coordination for Mobile e-Health Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: In this paper, we present a general architecture for service delivery and coordination,in intelligent peer-to-peer (IP2P) environments,that has,been developed,within the CASCOM research project. Our essential approach,is an innovative combination of agent technology, Semantic Web Services, peer-to-peer, context-awareness, and mobile computing for intelligent peer-to-peer mobile

Federico Bergenti; César Cáceres; Alberto Fernández; Nadine Fröhlich; Heikki Helin; Oliver Keller; Ari Kinnunen; Matthias Klusch; Heimo Laamanen; António Lopes; Sascha Ossowski; Heiko Schuldt; Michael Schumacher

2006-01-01

279

Lithology, stratigraphy, and paleoenvironments of the Mobil 312-1 well, Georges Bank Basin, US North Atlantic outer continental shelf  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Mobil 312-1 hydrocarbon exploratory well, southeastern Georges Bank Basin penetrated a section entirely composed of sedimentary rocks that range from Middle to Pliocene age. Carbonates are the dominant lithologies in the intervals at 6096-3444 m, 2560-2096 m and 1067-887 m; siliciclastics make up most of the remaining section. Although inferred paleoenvironments range primarily from supratidal to outer neritic, thin lignitic coal beds at 2204-2195 m and 1929-1920 m record brief periods of nonmarine sedimentation. Middle and Upper Jurassic calcarenites, the drilling targets of the well, have little or no visible porosity and underwent at least three episodes of cementation. -from Authors

Poppe, L. J.; Poag, C. W.; Stanton, R. W.

1992-01-01

280

Privacy in Mobile Computing for Location-Sharing-Based Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Location-Sharing-Based Services (LSBS) complement Location-Based Services by using locations from a group of users, and not\\u000a just individuals, to provide some contextualized service based on the locations in the group. However, there are growing concerns\\u000a about the misuse of location data by third-parties, which fuels the need for more privacy controls in such services. We address\\u000a the relevant problem of

Igor Bilogrevic; Murtuza Jadliwala; Kübra Kalkan; Jean-Pierre Hubaux; Imad Aad

281

An Evolving Mobile E-Health Service Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

ion With the wide spread use of cellular phones and the increased interests in the well-being of people, many vendors of cellular phones start to embed a variety of e-health services in their cellular phones. While the e-health services look different from the service point of view, they share many common features at various levels such as, service structure, unit

Dongsoo Han; Sungjoon Park; Smita Kurkuri

2006-01-01

282

Service Standards for the Mobile/Social Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Customer service is at the core of everything librarians do in libraries. They strive to create positive customer relationships and to provide added value to the library services offered to their patrons. Emerging technologies offer opportunities for creative integration with library services. Staff should be encouraged to explore, learn, and…

Thomas, Lisa Carlucci

2010-01-01

283

SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES FOR SMART DEVICES BASED ON MOBILE AGENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among traditional users of Web resources industry has also a growing set of smart industrial devices with embedded intelligence. As well as humans they need online services, e.g. for condition monitoring, remote diagnostics, maintenance, etc. In this paper we present one possible implementation framework for such Web services. Assumed that such services should be Semantic Web enabled and form a

Vagan Terziyan

2004-01-01

284

75 FR 69374 - Supplement to Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...standard simultaneous multiple-round (SMR) auction format for the A, B, D, and E Block licenses and an SMR auction design with hierarchical package...auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800...

2010-11-12

285

75 FR 67060 - Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...standard simultaneous multiple-round (SMR) auction format for the A, B, D, and E Block licenses and an SMR auction design with hierarchical package...auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800...

2010-11-01

286

Toward a North American Standard for Mobile Data Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The rapid introduction of digital mobile communications systems is an important part of the emerging digital communications scene. These developments pose both a potential problem and a challenge. On one hand, these separate market driven developments can...

R. A. Dean A. H. Levesque

1991-01-01

287

Data bank for short-length red oak lumber. Forest Service research paper (Final)  

SciTech Connect

The data bank for short-length lumber (less than 8 feet long) contains information on board outlines and defect size and quality for 426 4/4-inch-thick red oak boards. The Selects, 1 Common, 2A Common, and 3A Common grades are represented in the data bank. The data bank provides the kind of detailed lumber description that is required as input by computer programs that analyze rough mill yield.

Wiedenbeck, J.K.; Gatchell, C.J.; Walker, E.S.

1994-10-01

288

Bank Mergers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week's In the News exaimnes the recent flurry of merger activities in the banking sector. The ten resources discussed provide the details of the recent three big banking mergers and the likely effects on efficiency, lending and consumers. On April 6, 1998, Citibank, the second largest bank in America, announced that it will be merging with Travelers Group, a large financial services firm, in a deal worth $80 billion -- the largest merger deal ever. Only a week later, BankAmerica announced it would merge with NationsBank to create the first coast-to-coast bank in America, in a deal worth $60 billion. The third deal took place on the same day, when First Chicago NBD and Banc One announced they will be merging in a deal valued at $30 billion.

Ng, Thiam H.

289

A content-centric, publish-subscribe architecture delivering mobile context-aware health services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this paper is to report on the design of a novel content-centric future Internet platform that can support added value services incorporating mobility, context awareness and enhanced security and privacy. We present the proposed platform together with a use case study, dealing with the provision of added-value health services, consisting in the safe and accurate management of

Panagiotis K. Gkonis; Charalampos Z. Patrikakis; Angelos-Christos G. Anadiotis; Dimitra I. Kaklamani; Maria Teresa Andrade; Andrea Detti; Giuseppe Tropea; Nicola Blefari Melazzi

2011-01-01

290

Multisensor-Based Human Detection and Tracking for Mobile Service Robots  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of fundamental issues for service robots is human-robot interaction. In order to perform such a task and provide the desired services, these robots need to detect and track people in the surroundings. In this paper, we propose a solution for human tracking with a mobile robot that implements multisensor data fusion techniques. The system utilizes a new algorithm for

Nicola Bellotto; Huosheng Hu

2009-01-01

291

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Orientation and Mobility Services in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The related service areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and orientation and mobility share some areas of professional practice but are quite distinct in the way services allow children with disabilities to fully participate in contemporary school environments. This article presents an overview of the roles and responsibilities of…

Neal, J; Bigby ,L; Nicholson, R

2004-01-01

292

Web Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture for Mobility Support in Prescription Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents Web service-oriented enterprise architecture to support access of authorized physicians, pharmacists, and patients to prescription management system via mobile devices and Web browsers on a 24 × 7 basis. The paper also presents our demonstration prototype of the prescription management system using J2ME Web services. The key functions implemented in the demonstration prototype include detecting drug interactions

Gilda Pour; Anupama Rao; Cindy Nguyen; Reginald Mangoba

2005-01-01

293

A unified perspective on the factors influencing usage intention toward mobile financial services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research proposes that the factors influencing the intention to use mobile financial services (MFS) include general technology perceptions, technology-specific perceptions, user characteristics, and task-user characteristics. Most previous research examines customer satisfaction with MFS. However, this research does not explain why MFS is expanding relatively more slowly than Internet financial services in general. Therefore, this study investigates this issue by

Yong-Ki Lee; Jong-Hyun Park; Namho Chung; Alisha Blakeney

294

Mobile Health Care over 3G Networks: the MobiHealth Pilot System and Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health care is one of the most prominent areas for the application of wireless technologies. New services and applications are today under research and development targeting different areas of health care, from high risk and chronic patients’ remote monitoring to mobility tools for the medical personnel. In this direction the MobiHealth project developed and trailed a system and a service

Katarzyna Wac; Richard Bults; Dimitri Konstantas; Halteren van Aart; Val Jones; Ing Widya; Rainer Herzog

2004-01-01

295

Exploring Factors Influencing Mobile Users' Intention to Adopt Multimedia Messaging Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While short messaging service (SMS) is discussed often in recent literature, multimedia messaging service (MMS), a media rich successor of SMS, is seldom heard or understood by mobile users in Taiwan. The adoption rates of MMS are far from satisfactory, implying that there might be some factors keeping the potential users away from using MMS. This…

Chang, Shuchih Ernest; Pan, Ying-Hui Vera

2011-01-01

296

A quality of service approach based on neural networks for mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose an intelligent quality of service (QoS) model named GQOS, with service differentiation based on neural networks in mobile ad hoc networks. The model is composed of two plans: the GQOS kernel plan and the intelligent learning plan. New mechanisms have been developed and integrated in the kernel plan in order to ensure the detection and

L. Khoukhi; S. Cherkaoui

2005-01-01

297

A Fuzzy ELECTRE Approach for Evaluating Mobile Payment Business Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considering the significant growth in mobile phone use by customers and its high accessibility, this device can be considered as the most suitable tool in payment category. To implement a mobile payment service, there are many actors involved such as: bank, operator and service provider. As an effective interaction role and in order to optimize efficient parameters for implementing a

Fatemeh Asghari; Ali Asghar Amidian; Jafar Muhammadi; HamidReza Rabiee

2010-01-01

298

The Mobile Reference Service: a case study of an onsite reference service program at the school of public health*  

PubMed Central

The School of Public Health at Saint Louis University is located at a greater distance from the library than other programs on the main medical center campus. Physical distance diminishes the ease of access to direct reference services for public health users. To bridge the gap, the library developed the Mobile Reference Service to deliver onsite information assistance with regular office hours each week. Between September 2006 and April 2007, a total of 57 in-depth reference transactions took place over 25 weeks, averaging 2 transactions per week in a 2-hour period. Overall reference transactions from public health users went up 28%, while liaison contacts with public health users doubled compared to the same period the year before. The Mobile Reference Service program has improved library support for research and scholarship, cultivated and strengthened liaison relationships, and enhanced marketing and delivery of library resources and services to the Saint Louis University School of Public Health.

Tao, Donghua; McCarthy, Patrick G.; Krieger, Mary M.; Webb, Annie B.

2009-01-01

299

The Mobile Reference Service: a case study of an onsite reference service program at the School of Public Health.  

PubMed

The School of Public Health at Saint Louis University is located at a greater distance from the library than other programs on the main medical center campus. Physical distance diminishes the ease of access to direct reference services for public health users. To bridge the gap, the library developed the Mobile Reference Service to deliver on-site information assistance with regular office hours each week. Between September 2006 and April 2007, a total of 57 in-depth reference transactions took place over 25 weeks, averaging 2 transactions per week in a 2-hour period. Overall reference transactions from public health users went up 28%, while liaison contacts with public health users doubled compared to the same period the year before. The Mobile Reference Service program has improved library support for research and scholarship, cultivated and strengthened liaison relationships, and enhanced marketing and delivery of library resources and services to the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. PMID:19159004

Tao, Donghua; McCarthy, Patrick G; Krieger, Mary M; Webb, Annie B

2009-01-01

300

Energy-Aware Mobile Service Overlays: Cooperative Dynamic Power Management in Distributed Mobile Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

With their increasingly powerful computational re- sources and high-speed wireless communications, future mobile systems will have the ability to run sophisticated ap- plications on collections of cooperative end devices. Mobil- ity, however, requires dynamic management of these plat- forms' distributed resources, and such management can also be used to meet application quality requirements and prolong application lifetimes, the latter by

Balasubramanian Seshasayee; Ripal Nathuji; Karsten Schwan

2007-01-01

301

Multilingual Mobile-Phone Translation Services for World Travelers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This demonstration introduces two new multilingual translation services for mo- bile phones. The rst translation service provides state-of-the-art text-to-text trans- lations of Japanese as well as English con- versational spoken language in the travel domain into 17 languages using statistical machine translation technologies trained automatically from a large-scale multilin- gual corpus. The second demonstration is a speech translation service between

Michael Paul; Hideo Okuma; Hirofumi Yamamoto; Eiichiro Sumita; Shigeki Matsuda; Tohru Shimizu; Satoshi Nakamura

2008-01-01

302

Mobile Cloud Web-Service for U-City  

Microsoft Academic Search

U-City aims at the smart future city where the citizen can use a variety of U-City services anytime and anywhere. U-City also does self-administration and yet is under the full control of human beings. In order to offer various kinds of U-City services to the citizen, U-City services often should process large amount of data. We try to use cloud

Jong Won Park; Chang Ho Yun; Seong Woo Rho; Yong Woo Lee; Hae Sun Jung

2011-01-01

303

Decentralized Services Orchestration Using Intelligent Mobile Agents with Deadline Restrictions  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The necessity for better performance drives service orchestration towards decentralization. There is a recent approach where\\u000a the integrator - that traditionally centralizes all corporative services and business logics - remains as a repository of\\u000a interface services, but now lacks to know all business logics and business workflows. There are several techniques using this\\u000a recent approach, including hybrid solutions, peer-to-peer solutions

Alex Magalhães; Lau Cheuk Lung; Luciana Rech

2010-01-01

304

A comparative empirical study on mobile ICT services, social responsibility and the protection of children.  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the Spanish mobile phone industry to determine how mobile phone companies and certain institutions can improve protection for children who use mobile phones. We carried out a multivariate statistical analysis using anonymous primary data from mobile phone companies, and institutions and associations that protect children, to compare these stakeholders' opinions and to put forward solutions. We proved that, even though some European countries have made an effort to provide safer ICT services, all stakeholders still need to cooperate and agree on solutions to the commercial problems associated with children using mobile phones. This can be done by signing codes of conduct. We found that even though some companies implement measures to protect children from accessing harmful content via their mobile phones, they do so for reasons of legal and not social responsibility. PMID:20237861

De-Miguel-Molina, María; Martínez-Gómez, Mónica

2011-06-01

305

Environmental accounting as a tool of qualitative improvement of banks' services: the case of Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, in the banking sector, consideration of corporate environmental information has been increasingly incorporated into the decision-making process. This trend is a result of the relationship between environmental and credit risk and the growing demand from banks for this information. Information of this kind is, as a rule, disclosed to the sector through ad hoc environmental accounting methods. Lately, the

Ioannis E. Nikolaou

2007-01-01

306

Using a multiple-attribute approach for measuring customer satisfaction with retail banking services in Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to attempt to identify the most salient attributes that influence customer satisfaction with retail banks in Kuwait and to determine the level of the overall satisfaction of the customers of these banks. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A multiple-attribute approach proposed by Shin and Elliott in 2001 was employed. This approach was applied in the

Abdulkarim S. Al-Eisa; Abdulla M. Alhemoud

2009-01-01

307

Advanced adaptability and profile management framework for the support of flexible mobile service provision  

Microsoft Academic Search

The long-term vision of beyond 3G wireless communications describes a mobile service provision environment dramatically different from that of today. Users are expected to raise their demands to a significantly higher level, towards the situation-aware provision of ubiquitous personalized multimedia services. From this perspective, the need is emerging to apply, in a systematic way, adaptability and reconfigurability concepts for service

N. Houssos; A. Alonistioti; L. Merakos; M. Dillinger; M. Fahrmair; M. Schoenmakers

2003-01-01

308

Functional Architecture of Mobile Gateway and Home Server for Virtual Home Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a With the progress of portable appliances such as cell phone and handheld PC, it can be foreseen the popularization of Personal\\u000a Area Network (PAN) and the diversification of services that are based on Personal Mobile Gateway (PMG). Although inter-operability\\u000a among home appliances reached a service stage, researches about virtual home services and middlewares for a new small scale\\u000a network such

Hyuncheol Kim; Seong-jin Ahn

2005-01-01

309

Mobile agents based infrastructure for Web Services composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web services (WSs) are emerging as a major technology to enable dynamic service discovery, composition, and invocation. Although WSs are convenient in integrating and interoperating among applications, the functionalities of individual WS are limited and cannot satisfy some practical user requirements. The true potential can be achieved if WSs are used to dynamically compose some existing\\/new WSs. Moreover, WS technology

Mohammed Ketel

2008-01-01

310

Mobilizing victim services: the role of reporting to the police.  

PubMed

Victim assistance programs have grown dramatically in response to the victim's rights movement and concern over difficulty navigating victim services. Evidence, however, indicates that very few victims seek assistance. The present study examined factors associated with victim service use including reporting to the police, the victim's demographic characteristics, the victim's injury, offender's use of a weapon, the victim's relationship to the offender, and the victim's mental and physical distress. Data came from a subset of the National Crime Victimization Survey 2008-2011 (N = 4,746), a stratified multistage cluster sample survey of persons age 12 years and older in the United States. Logistic regression models indicated that fewer than 10% of victims of violent crime sought help from victim services. Reporting to the police increased the odds of seeking services by 3 times. In addition, the odds of victims attacked by an intimate partner seeking services were 4.5 times greater than victims attacked by strangers. Findings suggest that additional exploratory work is needed in uncovering the mechanism of police involvement in linking victims to services. Specifically, do police understand what services are available to victims and why are police more likely to inform some types of victims about services more than others? PMID:24811112

Zaykowski, Heather

2014-06-01

311

The role of the restructured Mobile Remote Service Base System (MBS) in support of Space Station maintenance and servicing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The critical parameters resulting from the restructuring of Space Station Freedom which necessitated the redesign of the Mobile Remote Service Base System (MBS) are described. These include optimization of robotic attachment locations for access to the Space Station truss-mounted orbital replacement units, transport of logistics carriers to the maintenance sites, minimization of EVA overhead associated with maintenance, self-maintenance of other

T. Darlington; K. Krukewich

1992-01-01

312

47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the Mobile-Satellite Service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...terrestrial components in the Mobile-Satellite Service networks operating in the 1...1.6/2.4 GHz and 2 GHz Mobile-Satellite Service. 25.149 Section 25.149...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2013-10-01

313

25 CFR 256.26 - Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...receive any of the Housing Improvement Program services identified in §...

2009-04-01

314

25 CFR 256.26 - Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...receive any of the Housing Improvement Program services identified in §...

2013-04-01

315

25 CFR 256.26 - Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile...receive any of the Housing Improvement Program services identified in §...

2010-04-01

316

47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...1.6/2.4 GHz and 2 GHz mobile-satellite service. 25.149 Section 25.149...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2010-10-01

317

47 CFR 25.149 - Application requirements for ancillary terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...terrestrial components in the mobile-satellite service networks operating in the 1...1.6/2.4 GHz and 2 GHz mobile-satellite service. 25.149 Section 25.149...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Applications and...

2009-10-01

318

A Fuzzy Controller for a Health Services Mobile Robot  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to present the devolvement of a fuzzy control applied for a hospitals and health care centres mobile concept robot, the i-MERC. The robot and fuzzy controller models are presented as well as simulation results. The simulation application that was developed included the possibility to change de bending radius of the curves. To analyze the

Fernando Carreira; Tomé Canas; Joao Sousa; Carlos Cardeira

2007-01-01

319

A Rural and Remote Children's Mobile Service--Wanaaring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the Contact Children's Mobile, a program developed in 1987 to provide educational and social enrichment opportunities for children from birth to 12 years who live in a large remote region surrounding Wanaaring, Australia. Two teachers travel an average of 800 kilometers weekly to make home visits or hold daylong educational…

Nommensen, Elisabeth

320

Experiments in Composing Proxy Audio Services for Mobile Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: This paper describes an experimental study in the use of acomposable proxy framework to improve the quality of interactive audiostreams delivered to mobile hosts. Two forward error correction (FEC)proxylets are developed, one using block erasure codes, and the otherusing the GSM 06.10 encoding algorithm. Separately, each type of FECimproves the ability of the audio stream to tolerate errors in

Philip K. Mckinley; Udiyan I. Padmanabhan; Nandagopal Ancha

2001-01-01

321

Composable Proxy Services to Support Collaboration on the Mobile Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design and operation of a composable proxy infrastructure that enables mobile Internet users to collaborate via heterogeneous devices and network connections. The approach is based on detachable Java I\\/O streams, which enable proxy filters and transcoders to be dynamically inserted, removed, and reordered on a given data stream. Unlike conventional Java I\\/O streams, detachable streams can

Philip K. Mckinley; Udiyan I. Padmanabhan; Nandagopal Ancha; Seyed Masoud Sadjadi

2003-01-01

322

Aeronautical mobile satellite service: Air traffic control applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Canada's history both in aviation and in satellite communications development spans several decades. The introduction of aeronautical mobile satellite communications will serve our requirements for airspace management in areas not served by line-of-sight radio and radar facilities. The ensuing improvements in air safety and operating efficiency are eagerly awaited by the aviation community.

Sim, Dave

1990-01-01

323

Mobile Payment Service Development - Managerial Implications Of Consumer Value Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, a number of new payment solutions have been introduced with little success. The solutions have mostly been technology driven at the cost of convenience and value to the consumer. In this research in progress we investigate what characteristics of mobile payment solutions increase or decrease consumers' willingness to adopt these solutions. We also specify managerial implications for

Tom Dahlberg; Niina Mallat

2002-01-01

324

47 CFR 25.213 - Inter-Service coordination requirements for the 1.6/2.4 GHz mobile-satellite service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...service. (a) Protection of the radio astronomy service in the 1610.6-1613.8...Positioning System. During periods of radio astronomy observations, land mobile earth stations...160 km radius of the following radio astronomy sites: Observatory Latitude...

2011-10-01

325

System considerations, projected requirements and applications for aeronautical mobile satellite communications for air traffic services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The projected application and requirements in the near term (to 1995) and far term (to 2010) for aeronautical mobile services supporting air traffic control operations are addressed. The implications of these requirements on spectrum needs, and the resulting effects on the satellite design and operation are discussed. The U.S. is working with international standards and regulatory organizations to develop the necessary aviation standards, signalling protocols, and implementation methods. In the provision of aeronautical safety services, a number of critical issues were identified, including system reliability and availability, access time, channel restoration time, interoperability, pre-emption techniques, and the system network interfaces. Means for accomplishing these critical services in the aeronautical mobile satellite service (AMSS), and the various activities relating to the future provision of aeronautical safety services are addressed.

Mcdonald, K. D.; Miller, C. M.; Scales, W. C.; Dement, D. K.

1990-01-01

326

The microstructure and regulation of mobile data service market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data service is the trend of future telecommunications industry and its new business model has brought about a great challenge to existing telecoms regulation regime. The overview of the two-sided market theory has been studied. Then this paper puts forward that both securities market and data service market are typical two-sided market. Base on the specific feature of two-sided market,

Li Bao-sheng; Ning Lian-ju; Zhu Zhen-zhong

2008-01-01

327

An Evolving Mobile E-Health Service Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the wide spread use of cellular phones and the increased interests in the well-being of people, many vendors of cellular phones start to embed a variety of e-health services in their cellular phones. In this paper, we propose an e-health platform on which e-health services can be systematically developed by utilizing various functions and features, and by following guidelines

Dong-Soo Han; In-Young Ko; Sungjoon Park

2007-01-01

328

Mobile satellite service communications tests using a NASA satellite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Emerging applications of commercial mobile satellite communications include satellite delivery of compact disc (CD) quality radio to car drivers who can select their favorite programming as they drive any distance; transmission of current air traffic data to aircraft; and handheld communication of data and images from any remote corner of the world. Experiments with the enabling technologies and tests and demonstrations of these concepts are being conducted before the first satellite is launched by utilizing an existing NASA spacecraft.

Chambers, Katherine H.; Koschmeder, Louis A.; Hollansworth, James E.; ONeill, Jack; Jones, Robert E.; Gibbons, Richard C.

1995-01-01

329

The application of mobile satellite services to emergency response communications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The application of an integrated satellite/terrestrial emergency response communications system in disaster relief operations is discussed. Large area coverage communications capability, full-time availability, a high degree of mobility, plus reliability, are pointed out as criteria for an effective emergency communications system. Response time is seen as a major factor determining the possible survival and/or protection of property. These criteria, can not be met by existing communications systems and complete blackouts were experienced during the past decades caused by either interruption or destruction of existing power lines, and overload or inadequacy of remaining lines. Several emergency cases, caused by either hurricanes, tornados, or floods, during which communication via satellite was instrumental to inform rescue and relief teams, are described in detail. Seismic Risk Maps and charts of Major Tectonic Plates Earthquake Epicenters are given, and it is noted that, 35 percent of the U.S. population is living in critical areas. National and international agreements for the implementation of a satellite-aided global Search and Rescue Program is mentioned. Technological and economic breakthroughs are still needed in large multibeam antennas, switching circuits, and low cost mobile ground terminals. A pending plan of NASA to initiate a multiservice program in 1982/83, with a Land Mobile Satellite capability operating in the 806 - 890 MHz band as a major element, may help to accelerate the needed breakthroughs.

Freibaum, J.

1980-01-01

330

Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Communications Security in a Mobile E-health Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper discusses the implementation and performance evaluation of the security services in a mobile healthcare system.\\u000a The system consists of a number of sensors attached to the patient, which collect data that are sent via 2.5G or 3G mobile\\u000a telephony to a hospital or healthcare centre for monitoring. Security is an essential requirement of the system due to the

Juan C. Sánchez; Xavier Perramon; Ramon Martí; Jaime Delgado

2004-01-01

331

Design and Performance Evaluation of a Price-Based Cache Algorithm for Mobile Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Due to the vast size, real-time requirement, QoS consideration, etc., of mobile devices, techniques like WAP and i-mode are\\u000a developed to satisfy the need of surfing the WWW using mobile devices. However, the lack of bandwidth may make a lot of media\\u000a services become out of quality because the excessive losses result from network congestion. Web cache is a better

Chung-ming Huang; Tz-heng Hsu

2003-01-01

332

Distributed Redundancy or Cluster Solution? An Experimental Evaluation of Two Approaches for Dependable Mobile Internet Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Third generation mobile networks are offering the user access to Internet services. The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)\\u000a is being deployed for establishing, modifying, and terminating those multimedia sessions. Mobile operators put high requirements\\u000a on their infrastructure, in particular – and in focus of this paper – on availability and reliability of call control. One\\u000a approach to minimize the impact of

Thibault Renier; Hans-peter Schwefel; Marjan Bozinovski; Kim Lynggaard Larsen; Ramjee Prasad; Robert Seidl

2004-01-01

333

Mobile satellite services for public safety, disaster mitigation and disaster medicine  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Between 1967 and 1987 nearly three million lives were lost and property damage of $25 to $100 billion resulted form natural disasters that adversely affected more than 829 million people. The social and economic impacts have been staggering and are expected to grow more serious as a result of changing demographic factors. The role that the Mobile Satellite Service can play in the International Decade is discussed. MSS was not available for disaster relief operations during the recent Loma Prieta/San Francisco earthquake. However, the results of a review of the performance of seven other communication services with respect to public sector operations during and shortly after the earthquake are described. The services surveyed were: public and private telephone, mobile radio telephone, noncellular mobile radio, broadcast media, CB radio, ham radio, and government and nongovernment satellite systems. The application of MSS to disaster medicine, particularly with respect to the Armenian earthquake is also discussed.

Freibaum, Jerry

1990-01-01

334

A novel resource management method of providing operating system as a service for mobile transparent computing.  

PubMed

This paper presents a framework for mobile transparent computing. It extends the PC transparent computing to mobile terminals. Since resources contain different kinds of operating systems and user data that are stored in a remote server, how to manage the network resources is essential. In this paper, we apply the technologies of quick emulator (QEMU) virtualization and mobile agent for mobile transparent computing (MTC) to devise a method of managing shared resources and services management (SRSM). It has three layers: a user layer, a manage layer, and a resource layer. A mobile virtual terminal in the user layer and virtual resource management in the manage layer cooperate to maintain the SRSM function accurately according to the user's requirements. An example of SRSM is used to validate this method. Experiment results show that the strategy is effective and stable. PMID:24883353

Xiong, Yonghua; Huang, Suzhen; Wu, Min; Zhang, Yaoxue; She, Jinhua

2014-01-01

335

A Novel Resource Management Method of Providing Operating System as a Service for Mobile Transparent Computing  

PubMed Central

This paper presents a framework for mobile transparent computing. It extends the PC transparent computing to mobile terminals. Since resources contain different kinds of operating systems and user data that are stored in a remote server, how to manage the network resources is essential. In this paper, we apply the technologies of quick emulator (QEMU) virtualization and mobile agent for mobile transparent computing (MTC) to devise a method of managing shared resources and services management (SRSM). It has three layers: a user layer, a manage layer, and a resource layer. A mobile virtual terminal in the user layer and virtual resource management in the manage layer cooperate to maintain the SRSM function accurately according to the user's requirements. An example of SRSM is used to validate this method. Experiment results show that the strategy is effective and stable.

Huang, Suzhen; Wu, Min; Zhang, Yaoxue; She, Jinhua

2014-01-01

336

Implementation of a system to provide mobile satellite services in North America  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper describes the implementation of the ground network to support Mobile Satellite Services (MSS). The system is designed to take advantage of a powerful new satellite series and provides significant improvements in capacity and throughput over systems in service today. The system is described in terms of the services provided and the system architecture being implemented to deliver those services. The system operation is described including examples of a circuit switched and packet switched call placement. The physical architecture is presented showing the major hardware components and software functionality placement within the hardware.

Johanson, Gary A.; Davies, N. George; Tisdale, William R. H.

1993-01-01

337

A crowdsourcing based mobile image translation and knowledge sharing service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Travelers in countries that use an unfamiliar script cannot use pocket translators or online translation services to understand menus, maps, signs and other important information, because they are unable to write the text they see. Solutions based on optical character recognition provide very limited performance in real-world situations and for complex scripts such as Chinese and Japanese. In this paper,

Yefeng Liu; Vili Lehdonvirta; Mieke Kleppe; Todorka Alexandrova; Hiroaki Kimura; Tatsuo Nakajima

2010-01-01

338

Mobile social network services for families with children with developmental disabilities.  

PubMed

As Internet technologies evolve, their applications have changed various aspects of human life. Here, we attempt to examine their potential impact on services for families with developmentally delayed children. Our research is thus designed to utilize wireless mobile communication technologies, location services, and search technology in an effort to match families of specific needs with potential care providers. Based on the investigation conducted by our counselors, this paper describes a platform for smooth communication between professional communities and families with children with developmental disabilities (CDD). This research also looks into the impact of management of mobile social network services and training on the operation of these services. Interaction opportunities, care, and support to families with CDD are introduced. PMID:21606040

Chou, Li-Der; Lai, Nien-Hwa; Chen, Yen-Wen; Chang, Yao-Jen; Yang, Jyun-Yan; Huang, Lien-Fu; Chiang, Wen-Ling; Chiu, Hung-Yi; Shin, Haw-Yun

2011-07-01

339

Multicast Delivery of File Download Services in Evolved 3G Mobile Networks With HSDPA and MBMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents and analyzes the multicast transmission problem of file download services to several users simultaneously in 3G mobile networks with MBMS (multimedia broadcast multicast services). MBMS is the second major enhancement in the downlink of the 3G standard after HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access). Whereas HSDPA supports high speed point-to-point (p-t-p) transmissions up to several Mb\\/s, with MBMS

David Gomez-Barquero; Ana Fernandez-Aguilella; NarcÍs Cardona

2009-01-01

340

Multicast delivery of file download services in 3G mobile networks with MBMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates the efficient transmission of file download services to several users simultaneously in 3G mobile networks with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services). HSDPA supports high speed point-to-point (p-t-p) transmissions (up to several Mb\\/s), whereas with MBMS the same content can be transmitted with a point-to-multipoint (p-t-m) connection to multiple users in a

D. Gomez-Barquero; A. F. Aguilella; N. Cardona

2008-01-01

341

Intelligent QoS management for multimedia services support in wireless mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a new intelligent cross-layer QoS support for wireless mobile ad hoc networks. The solution, named FuzzyQoS, exploits fuzzy logic for improving traffic regulation and the control of congestion to support both real-time multimedia (audio\\/video) services and non-real-time traffic services. FuzzyQoS includes three contributions: (1) a fuzzy logic approach for best-effort traffic regulation (FuzzyQoS-1), (2) a

Lyes Khoukhi; Soumaya Cherkaoui

2010-01-01

342

MDE-URDS-A mobile device enabled service discovery system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Component-Based Software Development (CSBD) has gained widespread importance in recent times, due to its wide-scale applicability in software development. System developers can now pick and choose from the pre-existing components to suit their requirements in order to build their system. For the purpose of developing a quality-aware system, finding the suitable components offering services is an essential and critical step.

Ketaki A Pradhan

2011-01-01

343

The Adoption of Mobile Health Management Services: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

As their populations age, many countries are facing the increasing economic pressure of providing healthcare to their people.\\u000a In Taiwan, this problem is exacerbated by an increasing rate of obesity and obesity-related conditions. Encouraging the adoption\\u000a of personal health management services is one way to maintain current levels of personal health and to efficiently manage\\u000a the distribution of healthcare resources.

Ming-Chien Hung; Wen-Yuan Jen

344

Patient Mobility Beyond Calais: Health Services Under WTO Law  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In 2003, British citizen Yvonne Watts of Bedford travelled to Calais in France for hip surgery. She did so because she did\\u000a not want to wait until this treatment was offered to her in Britain according to waiting list policy of the National Health\\u000a Service (NHS). Upon her return, Mrs Watts claimed reimbursement of the costs of her treatment in

Markus Krajewski

345

Mobile Cloud-Computing-Based Healthcare Service by Noncontact ECG Monitoring  

PubMed Central

Noncontact electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement technique has gained popularity these days owing to its noninvasive features and convenience in daily life use. This paper presents mobile cloud computing for a healthcare system where a noncontact ECG measurement method is employed to capture biomedical signals from users. Healthcare service is provided to continuously collect biomedical signals from multiple locations. To observe and analyze the ECG signals in real time, a mobile device is used as a mobile monitoring terminal. In addition, a personalized healthcare assistant is installed on the mobile device; several healthcare features such as health status summaries, medication QR code scanning, and reminders are integrated into the mobile application. Health data are being synchronized into the healthcare cloud computing service (Web server system and Web server dataset) to ensure a seamless healthcare monitoring system and anytime and anywhere coverage of network connection is available. Together with a Web page application, medical data are easily accessed by medical professionals or family members. Web page performance evaluation was conducted to ensure minimal Web server latency. The system demonstrates better availability of off-site and up-to-the-minute patient data, which can help detect health problems early and keep elderly patients out of the emergency room, thus providing a better and more comprehensive healthcare cloud computing service.

Fong, Ee-May; Chung, Wan-Young

2013-01-01

346

Mobile cloud-computing-based healthcare service by noncontact ECG monitoring.  

PubMed

Noncontact electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement technique has gained popularity these days owing to its noninvasive features and convenience in daily life use. This paper presents mobile cloud computing for a healthcare system where a noncontact ECG measurement method is employed to capture biomedical signals from users. Healthcare service is provided to continuously collect biomedical signals from multiple locations. To observe and analyze the ECG signals in real time, a mobile device is used as a mobile monitoring terminal. In addition, a personalized healthcare assistant is installed on the mobile device; several healthcare features such as health status summaries, medication QR code scanning, and reminders are integrated into the mobile application. Health data are being synchronized into the healthcare cloud computing service (Web server system and Web server dataset) to ensure a seamless healthcare monitoring system and anytime and anywhere coverage of network connection is available. Together with a Web page application, medical data are easily accessed by medical professionals or family members. Web page performance evaluation was conducted to ensure minimal Web server latency. The system demonstrates better availability of off-site and up-to-the-minute patient data, which can help detect health problems early and keep elderly patients out of the emergency room, thus providing a better and more comprehensive healthcare cloud computing service. PMID:24316562

Fong, Ee-May; Chung, Wan-Young

2013-01-01

347

Adding Value to the Network: Exploring the Software as a Service and Platform as a Service Models for Mobile Operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The environments of software development and software provision are shifting to Web-based platforms supported by Platform/Software as a Service (PaaS/SaaS) models. This paper will make the case that there is equally an opportunity for mobile operators to identify additional sources of revenue by exposing network functionalities through Web-based service platforms. By elaborating on the concepts, benefits and risks of SaaS and PaaS, several factors that should be taken into consideration in applying these models to the telecom world are delineated.

Gonçalves, Vânia

348

Personalized Location-Based Recommendation Services for Tour Planning in Mobile Tourism Applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Travel and tour planning is a process of searching, selecting, grouping and sequencing destination related products and services including attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and activities. Personalized recommendation services aim at suggesting products and services to meet users’ preferences and needs, while location-based services focus on providing information based on users’ current positions. Due to the fast growing of user needs in the mobile tourism domain, how to provide personalized location-based tour recommendation services becomes a critical research and practical issue. The objective of this paper is to propose a system architecture and design methods for facilitating the delivery of location-based recommendation services to support personalized tour planning. Based on tourists’ current location and time, as well as personal preferences and needs, various recommendations regarding sightseeing spots, hotels, restaurants, and packaged tour plans can be generated efficiently. An application prototype is also implemented to illustrate and test the system feasibility and effectiveness.

Yu, Chien-Chih; Chang, Hsiao-Ping

349

RIA Optimization to Support Web Service Invocations on Mobile Safari for iPhone  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rich Internet applications are a technology which allows the content presentation of Web applications in a similar way to desktop applications. This technology has taken a great importance for the development of all kinds of Web applications, including the Web services. In this work, a mechanism for RIA optimization in mobile devices is proposed. Furthermore, we propose an architecture for

Giner Alor-Hernandez; Cristian Aaron Rodriguez-Enriquez; Ruben Posada-Gomez; Ulises Juarez-Martinez; Anselmo Osorio-Mirón; Juan Miguel Gomez; Myriam Mencke; Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez

2009-01-01

350

An Empirical Study of Consumer Adoption on Mobile Data Services (MDS) in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Focused on the mobile data service market, influence factors of customer behavior intention are discussed in this paper. Through reviewing on the previous research papers, a conceptual model of customer adoption is developed and seven important factors are proposed, namely perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived security, perceived price, perceived enjoyment, need of uniqueness, social influence. Then we conduct

Du Huiying; Lu Tingjie; Andrew B. Whinston; Liu Jiale

2010-01-01

351

Investigating the Role of Mobile Devices in a Blended Pre-Service Teacher Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research study was to investigate if and how mobile devices could be used to support the required program outcomes in a blended pre-service teacher education degree. All students enrolled in an educational technology course during the fall 2011 semester were provided with ViewSonic tablets. Through faculty interviews, student…

Vaughan, Norman; Lawrence, Kimberley

2013-01-01

352

A Design and Implementation of USN-Based Mobile Web Services Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensor web which is called new trend of nowadays, the development of wireless network environment and minimization of sensor make practical monitoring on physical environment possible. Sensor is being a clear technical trend which autonomously senses increase of usefulness on access of wireless and mobile network, and distributed network. Therefore, Web-service which is about sensor network including data management of

Yong-tae Kim; Yoon-su Jeong; Jung-hwan Hwang; Ki-Jeong Lee; Randy S. Tolentino; Sang-Ho Lee; Gil-cheol Park

2008-01-01

353

Migrating Department of Defense (DoD) Web Service Based Applications to Mobile Computing Platforms.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis explores techniques for extending Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology (IT) capability from web-based desktop clients to mobile platforms. Specifically, we examine how existing data services can be consumed by native and web-base...

P. A. Lafranchise

2012-01-01

354

Technical design and service aspects of digital mobile satellite communication systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The key technical elements in designing digital mobile satellite communication systems are identified, and tradeoff studies on the transmission parameters of the satellite link, which were based on experience with an experimental system and the results of field trials, on digital maritime and aeronautical satellite communication systems, are described. The future evolution of the various new communication services to be

Yutaka YASUDA; Masayoshi OHASHI; Fumiaki SUGAYA; Yasuo HIRATA

1988-01-01

355

Employment and Educational Services in the Mobilization for Youth Experience. The New Social Work Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a record of the efforts in the areas of employment and educational services, of the Mobilization For Youth (MFY) Program, a project to remediate juvenile delinquency in New York City's Lower East Side. An introductory section describes the historical origin of the racial components of the Lower East Side slums. Following, are papers…

Weissman, Harold H., Ed.

356

SaaAS - The mobile agent based service for cloud computing in internet environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current cloud computing systems always focus on the high bandwidth local area network environment, for example, an LAN of a corporation. This paper uses mobile agent to implement the software and data service for cloud user in Internet environment, and make the cloud computing system adaptable to work in Internet environment, such as an international corporation with branches all over

Gaoyun Chen; Jun Lu; Jian Huang; Zexu Wu

2010-01-01

357

The mobility value of internet services in a wireless city: the case of Taipei, Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigates whether the provision of citywide outdoor wireless Internet services (WISs) in the world's first wireless city, Taipei in Taiwan, creates mobility value for its users. In addition, demographic trait differences between current WISs users and local residents in this modern Confucian city are also explored. The research employs a survey method to collect data from Taipei Wi-Fi

Angelina Nhat-Hanh Le; Michael Chih-Hung Wang; Julian Ming-Sung Cheng; Stella Chien-Fang Huang

2012-01-01

358

Service Oriented Architecture to Support Mexican Secondary Education through Mobile Augmented Reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a mobile augmented reality system that allows Mexican secondary education students to access additional educational contents related to their textbooks. Our system recognizes the images printed in the book as part of regular taught topics and shows multimedia contents that complement the topics covered in the book. These contents are generated through a service-oriented architecture. Initial usability

Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla; Miguel A. García-Ruiz; Ricardo Acosta-Diaz; Celso U. Juárez

2012-01-01

359

Implementation of mobile satellite services in developing countries: The Mexican experience  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis of the differences between Developing Countries (DCs) and Industrialized Countries (ICs), in the context of Mobile Satellite Services (MSSs) providers and regulators, is presented. Additionally, a series of recommendations that may improve the odds for a successful implementation of MSSs in DCs are provided.

Reimers, Alexis; Weitzner, Jorge

1990-01-01

360

Consumers' Perspectives on Effective Orientation and Mobility Services for Diabetic Adults Who Are Visually Impaired  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors interviewed and videotaped diabetic adults with visual impairments about their perceptions of orientation and mobility (O&M) services that they had received. The visual impairments of these middle-aged adults ranged from totally blind to low vision. The interview questions focused on demographic information about the interviewees, the…

Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Kelley, Pat; Matlock, Dwayne; Page, Anita

2006-01-01

361

Design and implementation of low-cost service robot mobile platform for intelligent space  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper designs a low-cost service robot mobile platform for intelligent space. First of all, according to the basic requirements of the platform, its design is proposed. Then aiming at low cost and high performance, based on ARM controller and embedded real-time operating system, the control system is implemented and the prototype for this platform is developed. A large number

Fengyu Zhou; Guohui Tian; Yang Yang; Hairong Xiao; Xuewei Wang; Wei Wang

2010-01-01

362

A vision-based navigation control system for a mobile service robot  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe the development of a control system for autonomous navigation of a mobile service robot. Visual information from a single color CCD camera are utilized together with range sensors to perceive the robot dynamic environment. The target is extracted from the image by its known color, and its properties are then measured and fed to the

Mohamed Abdellatif

2007-01-01

363

Mobile Services and ICT4D To the Network Economy - Bridging the Digital Divide, Ethiopia's Case  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a development paradigm for Ethiopia, based on appropriate services and innovative use of mobile communications technologies via applications tailored for sectors like business, finance, healthcare, governance, education and infotainment. The experience of other developing countries like India and Kenya is cited so as to adapt those to the Ethiopian context. Notable application areas in the aforementioned sectors

Naod Duga; Henok Getachew

364

Design and implementation of web service-based mobile reply testing management system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper introduces the design and implementation of a reply testing management system that based-on C#, Web Service and ASP .Net. With the system, teachers can manage reply site through Windows Mobile, judges can grade onscene by visiting WAP site through GPRS. Then this paper discusses details of the implementation and key technologies of the system.

Gao, Liang; Han, Yu-min

2013-03-01

365

Design of Location Service for a Hybrid Network of Mobile Actors and Static Sensors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Location services are essential to many applications running on a hybrid of wirelessly-networked mobile actors and static sensors, such as surveillance systems and the Pursuer and Evader Game (PEG). To our best knowledge, there has been no previous locati...

K. G. Shin M. Cho Z. Chen

2006-01-01

366

Integrating Personalized and Community Services for Mobile Travel Planning and Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Personalized and community services have been noted as keys to enhance and facilitate e-tourism as well as mobile applications. This paper aims at proposing an integrated service framework for combining personalized and community functions to support mobile travel planning and management. Major mobile tourism related planning and decision support functions specified include personalized profile management, information search and notification, evaluation and recommendation, do-it-yourself planning and design, community and collaboration management, auction and negotiation, transaction and payment, as well as trip tracking and quality control. A system implementation process with an example prototype is also presented for illustrating the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed system framework, process model, and development methodology.

Yu, Chien-Chih

367

FRAMEWORK FOR A CONTEXT-AWARE MOBILE E- HEALTH SERVICE DISCOVERY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL\\/SUBURBAN HEALTHCARE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research efforts have produced a lot of applications and hardware devices for healthcare services especially in the developed world. However, much still left to be desire in mobile wireless healthcare research that produces semantic web services applications solution especially for the developing African countries. The first successful implementation of a mobile wireless application for the healthcare industry in the United

MATTHEW O. ADIGUN

2009-01-01

368

25 CFR 256.26 - Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? 256.26 Section 256.26 Indians...26 Can I receive Housing Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? Yes. If you meet the...

2011-04-01

369

Customer churn analysis: Churn determinants and mediation effects of partial defection in the Korean mobile telecommunications service industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Retaining customers is one of the most critical challenges in the maturing mobile telecommunications service industry. Using customer transaction and billing data, this study investigates determinants of customer churn in the Korean mobile telecommunications service market. Results indicate that call quality-related factors influence customer churn; however, customers participating in membership card programs are also more likely to churn, which raises

Jae-Hyeon Ahn; Sang-Pil Han; Yung-Seop Lee

2006-01-01

370

Expansion of antiretroviral treatment to rural health centre level by a mobile service in Mumbwa district, Zambia  

PubMed Central

Abstract Problem Despite the Government’s effort to expand services to district level, it is still hard for people living with HIV to access antiretroviral treatment (ART) in rural Zambia. Strong demands for expanding ART services at the rural health centre level face challenges of resource shortages. Approach The Mumbwa district health management team introduced mobile ART services using human resources and technical support from district hospitals, and community involvement at four rural health centres in the first quarter of 2007. This paper discusses the uptake of the mobile ART services in rural Mumbwa. Local setting Mumbwa is a rural district with an area of 23?000 km2 and a population of 167?000. Before the introduction of mobile services, ART services were provided only at Mumbwa District Hospital. Relevant changes The mobile services improved accessibility to ART, especially for clients in better functional status, i.e. still able to work. In addition, these mobile services may reduce the number of cases “lost to follow-up”. This might be due to the closer involvement of the community and the better support offered by these services to rural clients. Lessons learnt These mobile ART services helped expand services to rural health facilities where resources are limited, bringing them as close as possible to where clients live.

Dube, Christopher; Hayakawa, Tadao; Kakimoto, Kazuhiro; Yamada, Norio; Simpungwe, James B

2010-01-01

371

Emergency healthcare process automation using mobile computing and cloud services.  

PubMed

Emergency care is basically concerned with the provision of pre-hospital and in-hospital medical and/or paramedical services and it typically involves a wide variety of interdependent and distributed activities that can be interconnected to form emergency care processes within and between Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies and hospitals. Hence, in developing an information system for emergency care processes, it is essential to support individual process activities and to satisfy collaboration and coordination needs by providing readily access to patient and operational information regardless of location and time. Filling this information gap by enabling the provision of the right information, to the right people, at the right time fosters new challenges, including the specification of a common information format, the interoperability among heterogeneous institutional information systems or the development of new, ubiquitous trans-institutional systems. This paper is concerned with the development of an integrated computer support to emergency care processes by evolving and cross-linking institutional healthcare systems. To this end, an integrated EMS cloud-based architecture has been developed that allows authorized users to access emergency case information in standardized document form, as proposed by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profile, uses the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) standard Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Hospital Availability Exchange (HAVE) for exchanging operational data with hospitals and incorporates an intelligent module that supports triaging and selecting the most appropriate ambulances and hospitals for each case. PMID:22205383

Poulymenopoulou, M; Malamateniou, F; Vassilacopoulos, G

2012-10-01

372

PKI-based secure mobile access to electronic health services and data.  

PubMed

Recent research works examine the potential employment of public-key cryptography schemes in e-health environments. In such systems, where a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is established beforehand, Attribute Certificates (ACs) and public key enabled protocols like TLS, can provide the appropriate mechanisms to effectively support authentication, authorization and confidentiality services. In other words, mutual trust and secure communications between all the stakeholders, namely physicians, patients and e-health service providers, can be successfully established and maintained. Furthermore, as the recently introduced mobile devices with access to computer-based patient record systems are expanding, the need of physicians and nurses to interact increasingly with such systems arises. Considering public key infrastructure requirements for mobile online health networks, this paper discusses the potential use of Attribute Certificates (ACs) in an anticipated trust model. Typical trust interactions among doctors, patients and e-health providers are presented, indicating that resourceful security mechanisms and trust control can be obtained and implemented. The application of attribute certificates to support medical mobile service provision along with the utilization of the de-facto TLS protocol to offer competent confidentiality and authorization services is also presented and evaluated through experimentation, using both the 802.11 WLAN and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks. PMID:16340094

Kambourakis, G; Maglogiannis, I; Rouskas, A

2005-01-01

373

Message handling system concepts and services in a land mobile satellite system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A network architecture containing the capabilities offered by the Message Handling System (MHS) to the PRODAT Land Mobile Satellite System (LMSS) is described taking into account the constraints of a preexisting satellite system which is going to become operational. The mapping between MHS services and PRODAT requirements is also reported and shows that the supplied performance can be significantly enhanced to both fixed and mobile users. The impact of the insertion of additional features on the system structure, especially on the centralized control unit, are also addressed.

Barberis, S.; Settimo, F.; Giralda, A.; Mistretta, I.; Loisy, C.; Parmentier, J. L.

1990-01-01

374

A theory of banking structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a theory to analyze the specialization of banking activities based upon the different functions that banks perform when rendering a variety of financial services. The functional difference in the services performed by banks is based upon two dimensions: the degree of information asymmetry involved in providing the service, and the degree of verifiability of the value of

Sanjiv R. Das; Ashish Nanda

1999-01-01

375

Computer simulation and performance assessment of the packet-data service of the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The ICAO Aeronautical Mobile Communications Panel (AMCP) completed the drafting of the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP's) and the associated Guidance Material and submitted these documents to ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) for ratification in May 1994. This effort, encompassed an extensive, multi-national SARP's validation. As part of this activity, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored an effort to validate the SARP's via computer simulation. This paper provides a description of this effort. Specifically, it describes: (1) the approach selected for the creation of a high-fidelity AMSS computer model; (2) the test traffic generation scenarios; and (3) the resultant AMSS performance assessment. More recently, the AMSS computer model was also used to provide AMSS performance statistics in support of the RTCA standardization activities. This paper describes this effort as well.

Ferzali, Wassim; Zacharakis, Vassilis; Upadhyay, Triveni; Weed, Dennis; Burke, Gregory

1995-01-01

376

Global Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few sectors of the global economy have experienced the dynamic and structural change that has occurred over the past several decades in banking and financial services or as much turbulence and damage to the economy and to ordinary people. Regulatory and technological changes have been among the main catalysts of change in the financial industry worldwide, making entrenched competitive structures

Roy C. Smith; Ingo Walter; Gayle DeLong

377

47 CFR 27.1136 - Protection of mobile satellite services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz bands.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Protection of mobile satellite services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200... § 27.1136 Protection of mobile satellite services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200...received from duly authorized mobile satellite service operations in these bands....

2013-10-01

378

Perception of Influencing Factors on Acceptance of Mobile Health Monitoring Service: A Comparison between Users and Non-users  

PubMed Central

Objectives To improve and promote mobile health monitoring services, this study investigated the perception of various factors influencing the acceptance of services between users and non-users. Methods This study drew 9 variables from studies related to mobile health monitoring services and the unified theory of acceptance and the use of technology model. A total of 219 samples were collected by a paper-based survey from users (n = 106) and non-users (n = 113). Analysis was carried out using a two-independent samples t-test. Results The findings indicate that users have a more positive perception of service benefits than non-users. Although there were difference between users and non-users, all respondents had a positive perception of the service benefits. After users used the service, they were less concerned about the risks involved with it. However, both users and non-users had a high negative perception of service risk. Users also had a more positive perception of intimacy and communication associated with the services than non-users. Both users and non-users had a high behavioral intention to use the services. Finally, this study observed that older subjects tended to recognize the higher value of the services. Conclusions This study provides insights to improve and invigorate mobile health monitoring services. This study also offers insights into how to increase the number of users of mobile health monitoring services in South Korea.

Lee, Jaebeom

2013-01-01

379

Importance-performance analysis of service attributes and its impact on decision making in the mobile telecommunication industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Customer relationship management (CRM) strategies rely heavily on the importance and performance of the attributes that define a service. The aim of this paper is first to investigate the asymmetric relationship between performance of service attributes and customer satisfaction, and second, through a case study in the mobile telecommunication industry to prove that the importance of a service

Vahid Pezeshki; Alireza Mousavi; Susan Grant

2009-01-01

380

Military Service and Economic Mobility: Evidence from the American Civil War  

PubMed Central

How did geographic and occupational mobility after the Civil War differ between Union Army veterans and nonveterans? By 1880, Union veterans were more likely to migrate to a different state or region than nonveterans. The higher geographic mobility of veterans is likely attributable to their experience of traveling away from their hometowns while in service. Union veterans who held unskilled jobs prior to enlistment were more likely to move up to white-collar or farming jobs by 1880 than unskilled nonveterans. In contrast, unskilled veterans were less likely to become artisans than nonveterans. The differences in occupational mobility by veteran status might be explained by the effects of military experiences such as learning from comrades in the company.

2012-01-01

381

Canadian development and commercialization of a North American mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Canada recognized early the value of mobile satellite communications, originally through the planning of a military system and subsequently through the development of the Canadian Mobile Satellite (MSAT) systems. Acting on behalf of the government, the Department of Communications (DOC) defined and carried out a complete plan for the implementation of Mobile Satellite Services (MSS). Based on an extensive dialogue between government, industry, and users and encompassing all technical, economic regulatory, and institutional aspects, this plan resulted in the completion by 1986 of a comprehensive business plan and a decision for commercial MSS delivery. The Canadian lead for a commercial system was quickly followed by others, and in particular the U.S., giving rise to the concept of North American MSS.

Athanassiadis, Demetre

1990-01-01

382

A service protocol for post-processing of medical images on the mobile device  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With computing capability and display size growing, the mobile device has been used as a tool to help clinicians view patient information and medical images anywhere and anytime. It is uneasy and time-consuming for transferring medical images with large data size from picture archiving and communication system to mobile client, since the wireless network is unstable and limited by bandwidth. Besides, limited by computing capability, memory and power endurance, it is hard to provide a satisfactory quality of experience for radiologists to handle some complex post-processing of medical images on the mobile device, such as real-time direct interactive three-dimensional visualization. In this work, remote rendering technology is employed to implement the post-processing of medical images instead of local rendering, and a service protocol is developed to standardize the communication between the render server and mobile client. In order to make mobile devices with different platforms be able to access post-processing of medical images, the Extensible Markup Language is taken to describe this protocol, which contains four main parts: user authentication, medical image query/ retrieval, 2D post-processing (e.g. window leveling, pixel values obtained) and 3D post-processing (e.g. maximum intensity projection, multi-planar reconstruction, curved planar reformation and direct volume rendering). And then an instance is implemented to verify the protocol. This instance can support the mobile device access post-processing of medical image services on the render server via a client application or on the web page.

He, Longjun; Ming, Xing; Xu, Lang; Liu, Qian

2014-03-01

383

Bahrain's offshore banking center  

SciTech Connect

The economic effects of Bahrain's schemes for licensing offshore banking units (OBUs) were the immediate response of major international banks and the financial services the banking center has rendered by improving regional money and exchange markets at a time when a Middle East link was needed to service the increasing demand for oil-wealth banking services. Bahrain's leadership also created a favorable climate. Aggressive competition from banks in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have caused some friction, but informal supervision by the Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) should be able to avoid serious difficulty. Bahrain's success required a banking infrastructure, a free-enterprise system, a willingness to maintain banking standards, a country small enough to benefit directly from OBU income, and a gap in nearby competing centers. 39 references, 1 figure, 5 tables. (DCK)

Gerakis, A.S.; Roncesvalles, O.

1983-01-01

384

Communications quality of service for ad-hoc mobile optical free-space networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Optical Free Space networks are an emerg- ing technology that will offer low-delay and high speed con- nectivity using air-borne and ground wireless laser terminals. The time-variable link capacity and dynamic topology make Quality of Service provisioning a difficult problem. We present an architecture for end-to-end statistical delay guarantees. We describe a delay model that uses the concept of

Ionut Cardei; Allalaghatta Pavan; Riccardo Bettati

2006-01-01

385

Mobile Cloud Computing based on service oriented architecture: Embracing network as a service for 3RD party application service providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent emergence of Cloud Computing in the IT world has opened doors for new revenue streams and business models. The movement towards a service-oriented architecture and an all-IP based communication system has led to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) being accepted as the Next Generation Networks (NGN) service control-provisioning platform. The Telco 2.0 domain can benefit from service enhancement

Michael Andres Feliu Gutierrez; Neco Ventura

2011-01-01

386

Glycoconjugate Data Bank:Structures--an annotated glycan structure database and N-glycan primary structure verification service  

PubMed Central

Glycobiology has been brought to public attention as a frontier in the post-genomic era. Structural information about glycans has been accumulating in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) for years. It has been recognized, however, that there are many questionable glycan models in the PDB. A tool for verifying the primary structures of glycan 3D structures is evidently required, yet there have been no such publicly available tools. The Glycoconjugate Data Bank:Structures (GDB:Structures, http://www.glycostructures.jp) is an annotated glycan structure database, which also provides an N-glycan primary structure (or glycoform) verification service. All the glycan 3D structures are detected and annotated by an in-house program named ‘getCARBO’. When an N-glycan is detected in a query coordinate by getCARBO, the primary structure of the glycan is compared with the most similar entry in the glycan primary structure database (KEGG GLYCAN), and unmatched substructure(s) are indicated if observed. The results of getCARBO are stored and presented in GDB:Structures.

Nakahara, Taku; Hashimoto, Ryo; Nakagawa, Hiroaki; Monde, Kenji; Miura, Nobuaki; Nishimura, Shin-Ichiro

2008-01-01

387

New service development competence in retail banking: Construct development and measurement validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

New service development (NSD) has emerged as an important area of research in service operations management. However, NSD empirical investigations have been hindered by the lack of psychometrically sound measurement items and scales. This paper reports a two-stage approach for the development and validation of new multi-item measurement scales reflecting a multidimensional construct called NSD competence. NSD competence reflects an

Larry J. Menor; Aleda V. Roth

2007-01-01

388

A Middleware Based Approach to Dynamically Deploy Location Based Services onto Heterogeneous Mobile Devices Using Bluetooth in Indoor Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Several methods for providing location based service (LBS) to mobile devices in indoor environment using wireless technologies like WLAN, RFID and Bluetooth have been proposed, implemented and evaluated. However, most of them do not focus on heterogeneity of mobile platforms, memory constraint of mobile devices, the adaptability of client or device to the new services it discovers whenever it reaches a new location. In this paper, we have proposed a Middleware based approach of LBS provision in the indoor environment, where a Bluetooth enabled Base Station (BS) detects Bluetooth enabled mobile devices and pushes a proper client application only to those devices that belong to some registered subscriber of LBS. This dynamic deployment enables the mobile clients to access any new service without having preinstalled interface to that service beforehand and thus the client's memory consumption is reduced. Our proposed work also addresses the other issues like authenticating the clients before providing them LBSs and introducing paid services. We have evaluated its performance in term of file transfer time with respect to file size and throughput with respect to distance. Experimental results on service consumption time by the mobile client for different services are also presented.

Sadhukhan, Pampa; Sen, Rijurekha; Das, Pradip K.

389

Changes in paediatric hospital ENT service utilisation following the implementation of a mobile, indigenous health screening service.  

PubMed

In 2009, we established a mobile ear-screening service for children in a remote community approximately 350 km north-west of Brisbane. We compared pre-implementation health service utilisation data (2006-2008) with data for the following three years. The study included only children in schools that had participated in screening since the start of the screening programme and for which data for the 6-year study period were available. In the baseline period there were 329 ear, nose and throat (ENT) outpatient appointments at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Brisbane for children from the selected catchment area. Of these, 166 (51%) were failure-to-attends (FTAs). In the following three years, there were 105 appointments, of which 40 (38%) were FTAs. In the baseline period, 100 children received surgical procedures at the RCH; in the following three years there were 43. In the three years following implementation, 136 children were booked to receive surgical procedures locally at the Cherbourg hospital, and 117 (86%) were completed. Since no other major health service changes occurred in the region during the study period, we conclude that the telemedicine-enabled screening service improved access to specialist care in the community and resulted in fewer outpatient and surgical appointments at the tertiary centre in Brisbane. PMID:24218353

Smith, Anthony C; Armfield, Nigel R; Wu, Wei-I; Brown, Cecil A; Mickan, Brooke; Perry, Chris

2013-10-01

390

Lessons in Combat Service Support Tactical Mobility: The Afghanistan Conflict, Falklands War and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This monograph examines lessons in combat service support (CSS) tactical mobility during the Afghanistan Conflict, the Falklands War, and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The unique environments of these operations have significant differences in ter...

C. D. Clair

1993-01-01

391

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of a Waterless Food Service Sanitation System Used by Military Mobile Kitchen Trailer Crews.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The feasibility and efficacy of a waterless sanitation system (WSS) for cleaning food service utensils and removing bacteria were demonstrated in the laboratory and tested in the field under actual conditions during Army training exercises with Mobile Kit...

E. M. Powers A. Hoikala M. Cioffi C. Lee

1993-01-01

392

SOMM: A new service oriented middleware for generic wireless multimedia sensor networks based on code mobility.  

PubMed

Although much research in the area of Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs) has been done in recent years, the programming of sensor nodes is still time-consuming and tedious. It requires expertise in low-level programming, mainly because of the use of resource constrained hardware and also the low level API provided by current operating systems. The code of the resulting systems has typically no clear separation between application and system logic. This minimizes the possibility of reusing code and often leads to the necessity of major changes when the underlying platform is changed. In this paper, we present a service oriented middleware named SOMM to support application development for WMSNs. The main goal of SOMM is to enable the development of modifiable and scalable WMSN applications. A network which uses the SOMM is capable of providing multiple services to multiple clients at the same time with the specified Quality of Service (QoS). SOMM uses a virtual machine with the ability to support mobile agents. Services in SOMM are provided by mobile agents and SOMM also provides a t space on each node which agents can use to communicate with each other. PMID:22346646

Faghih, Mohammad Mehdi; Moghaddam, Mohsen Ebrahimi

2011-01-01

393

Performance Analysis of a Preemptive and Priority Reservation Handoff Scheme for Integrated Service-Based Wireless Mobile Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose an analytical model for integrated real-time and non-real-time service in a wireless mobile network with priority reservation and preemptive priority handoff schemes. We categorize the service calls into four different types, namely, real-time and non-real-time service originating calls, and real-time and non real-time handoff service request calls. Accordingly, the channels in each cell are divided

Jingao Wang; Qing-an Zeng; Dharma P. Agrawal

2003-01-01

394

77 FR 43428 - Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Minority Bank Deposit Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...c)(2)(A)), the Financial Management Service solicits comments...Abstract: This form is used by financial institutions to apply for participation...the request for Office of Management and Budget approval....

2012-07-24

395

Public views of mobile medical devices and services: A US national survey of consumer sentiments towards RFID healthcare technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 2007 national public opinion survey of 1404 Americans revealed variations in sentiments concerning the desirability of several mobile healthcare technologies based on RFID. The survey appears to be the first reasonably national public opinion survey of US adults con- cerning their attitudes towards mobile healthcare technology. The survey revealed high levels of interest in emergency intervention services, but much

James E. Katz; Ronald E. Rice

2009-01-01

396

search GenBank: interactive orchestration and ad-hoc choreography of Web services in the exploration of the biomedical resources of the National Center For Biotechnology Information  

PubMed Central

Background Due to the growing number of biomedical entries in data repositories of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), it is difficult to collect, manage and process all of these entries in one place by third-party software developers without significant investment in hardware and software infrastructure, its maintenance and administration. Web services allow development of software applications that integrate in one place the functionality and processing logic of distributed software components, without integrating the components themselves and without integrating the resources to which they have access. This is achieved by appropriate orchestration or choreography of available Web services and their shared functions. After the successful application of Web services in the business sector, this technology can now be used to build composite software tools that are oriented towards biomedical data processing. Results We have developed a new tool for efficient and dynamic data exploration in GenBank and other NCBI databases. A dedicated search GenBank system makes use of NCBI Web services and a package of Entrez Programming Utilities (eUtils) in order to provide extended searching capabilities in NCBI data repositories. In search GenBank users can use one of the three exploration paths: simple data searching based on the specified user’s query, advanced data searching based on the specified user’s query, and advanced data exploration with the use of macros. search GenBank orchestrates calls of particular tools available through the NCBI Web service providing requested functionality, while users interactively browse selected records in search GenBank and traverse between NCBI databases using available links. On the other hand, by building macros in the advanced data exploration mode, users create choreographies of eUtils calls, which can lead to the automatic discovery of related data in the specified databases. Conclusions search GenBank extends standard capabilities of the NCBI Entrez search engine in querying biomedical databases. The possibility of creating and saving macros in the search GenBank is a unique feature and has a great potential. The potential will further grow in the future with the increasing density of networks of relationships between data stored in particular databases. search GenBank is available for public use at http://sgb.biotools.pl/.

2013-01-01

397

Optimization of Mobile IPv6Based Handovers to Support VoIP Services in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The support of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in next-generation wireless systems requires the coupling of mobility with quality of service. The mobile node can experience disruptions or even intermittent disconnections of an ongoing real-time session due to handovers. The duration of such interruptions is called disruption time or handover delay and can heavily affect user satisfaction. Therefore, this

Hanane Fathi; Shyam S. Chakraborty; Ramjee Prasad

2007-01-01

398

Verification of 3D mobile broadcasting service based on depth-image based rendering technique in terrestrial-DMB  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a 3D (three dimensional) mobile broadcasting service based on depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) technique in terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB). In designing and developing a 3D visual service based on mobile broadcasting system, we must consider system requirements such as the minimization of additional bit-rates for 3D depth information due to the limitation of transmission channel bandwidth, the

Gwangsoon Lee; Hyun Lee; Kugjin Yun; Bongho Lee; Namho Hur; Jin Woong Kim; Kwanghee Jung; Young Kyung Park; Joong Kyu Kim

2009-01-01

399

Land Mobile Satellite Service (LMSS): A conceptual system design and identification of the critical technologies. Part 1: Executive summary  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system design for a satellite aided land mobile service is described. The advanced system is based on a geostationary satellite which employs a large UHF reflector to communicate with small user antennas on mobile vehicles. It is shown that the system through multiple beam antennas and frequency reuse provides for radiotelephone and dispatch channels. It is concluded that the system is technologically feasible to provide service to rural and remote regions.

Naderi, F. (editor)

1982-01-01

400

Understanding e-learning service quality of a commercial bank by using Kano's model  

Microsoft Academic Search

To identify user requirements regarding e-learning services, this study applied Kano's model to sort the e-learning service quality elements into various quality categories and calculate customer satisfaction index including the Better\\/Worse values, and also considered the importance weighting of each quality element for identifying the key elements for maximising learner satisfaction and minimising learner dissatisfaction based on investigation of a

Ling-Hsiu Chen; Ying-Feng Kuo

2011-01-01

401

The User Interface as a Supplier of Intertwined e-Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, much of the world economy is focused on the service sector (Stafford and Saunders 2004). One of the changes driving service economic growth has been the rapid development in computer technology, mobile technology and the Internet (ibid.). There are e.g. mobile positioning services, traffic information services and intermediary services such as banking services on the Internet. With the help of channels such as the Internet and mobile telecommunications, information and functionalities are delivered by service providers, and are used by customers with the help of information technology (IT) systems. Many of these services have a characteristic where customers can meet and communicate with each other.

Hultgren, Göran; Eriksson, Owen

402

Emotional Intelligence And Its Impact On Service Quality - Empirical Evidence From The Pakistani Banking Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, describe, identify, learn from, manage, understand and explain emotions. - S.Hein, 2007 Emotional intelligence and service quality--this study was designed to examine the relationship between the said two variables. While using teacher made tools from the body of knowledge, data was collected through a self administered questionnaire from

Hummayoun Naeem

403

Incentive-Rewarding Mechanism for User-position Control in Mobile Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When the number of users in a service area increases in mobile multimedia services, no individual user can obtain satisfactory radio resources such as bandwidth and signal power because the resources are limited and shared. A solution for such a problem is user-position control. In the user-position control, the operator informs users of better communication areas (or spots) and navigates them to these positions. However, because of subjective costs caused by subjects moving from their original to a new position, they do not always attempt to move. To motivate users to contribute their resources in network services that require resource contributions for users, incentive-rewarding mechanisms have been proposed. However, there are no mechanisms that distribute rewards appropriately according to various subjective factors involving users. Furthermore, since the conventional mechanisms limit how rewards are paid, they are applicable only for the network service they targeted. In this paper, we propose a novel incentive-rewarding mechanism to solve these problems, using an external evaluator and interactive learning agents. We also investigated ways of appropriately controlling rewards based on user contributions and system service quality. We applied the proposed mechanism and reward control to the user-position control, and demonstrated its validity.

Yoshino, Makoto; Sato, Kenichiro; Shinkuma, Ryoichi; Takahashi, Tatsuro

404

World Bank Annual Report 2005 (Volumes 1 and 2).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This World Bank Annual Report highlights the focus of the Bank activities in addressing worldwide poverty, describing the Bank work in promoting sustainable, economic growth, and in channeling needed services to poor people. Also detailed is the Bank's wo...

2005-01-01

405

GENDER AND POLITICAL DYNAMICS MEDIATING MOBILITY AND ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN RURAL NEPAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on original ethnographic and microdemographic data collected in two distinct geographical regions of Nepal, this paper examines the gendered dynamics that mediate female mobility and access to health services. Fieldwork was conducted in the highland region of north-east Nepal, following the building of a road linking communities with local and central health services. It revealed a constellation of factors

Kate Molesworth

406

Accuracy of Health and Wellness Messages Provided by "ChaCha", the Mobile Answers Text Message Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A relatively new mobile text message service, "ChaCha," describes itself as "a smart search engine powered by human intelligence." The service claims to provide high-quality, accurate information, yet there is no research published to date substantiating this claim. The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which health and…

Bliss, Kadi; Lodyga, Marc; Bochantin, Shelley; Null, Dawn

2010-01-01

407

Lost Opportunity - Why Has Dominant Design Failed to Emerge for the Mobile Payment Services Market in Finland?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The approximately 10 year history of mobile payment services is characterized by numerous failures and promising but yet uncertain future. Against this background we take a look at why a dominant design has not emerged for this payment services market in Finland, despite dozens of efforts and continuous user interest even when necessary technologies, competencies, attitudes, regulation and opportunities have

Tomi Dahlberg; Milla Huurros; Antti Ainamo

2008-01-01

408

U-FIPI: Ubiquitous Sensor Network Service Infra Supporting Bidirectional Location-Awareness between Mobile Nodes and Fixture Nodes  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce a ubiquitous sensor network system, called U-FIPI, to monitor the early symptom of fire and intruder in indoor environment. Especially, this system adapts a novel approach to provide bidirectional location- awareness service between various mobile nodes and U-FIPI fixture nodes making it suitable for total service as a new concept of building management system.

Baek-Gyu Kim; Tae-Hyon Kim; Soon-Ju Kang; Jae Shin Lee; Jin Ho Shon; Sang Chul Go

2009-01-01

409

A Knowledge Navigation Method for the Domain of Customers' Services of Mobile Communication Corporations in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rapidly increasing amount of mobile phone users and types of services leads to a great accumulation of complaining information. How to use this information to enhance the quality of customers' services is a big issue at present. To handle this kind of problem, the paper presents an approach to construct a domain knowledge map for navigating the explicit and tacit knowledge in two ways: building the Topic Map-based explicit knowledge navigation model, which includes domain TM construction, a semantic topic expansion algorithm and VSM-based similarity calculation; building Social Network Analysis-based tacit knowledge navigation model, which includes a multi-relational expert navigation algorithm and the criterions to evaluate the performance of expert networks. In doing so, both the customer managers and operators in call centers can find the appropriate knowledge and experts quickly and exactly. The experimental results show that the above method is very powerful for knowledge navigation.

Wu, Jiangning; Wang, Xiaohuan

410

"Just like I'm saving money in the bank": client perspectives on care coordination services.  

PubMed

Older adults face many challenges to community living. The literature has not sufficiently explored the roles of care coordination in the maintenance of housing and access to health care among older adults, particularly from their own perspectives. This qualitative study analyzes the findings from 25 interviews and 6 focus group discussions (48 participants) with a multiethnic sample of older adults in the New York City area. Care coordination services appear to assist older adults access health care, and to a lesser extent, maintain affordable housing. Disparities in access to care coordination appear to remain for immigrant, minority and suburban populations. PMID:21967141

Freij, Maysoun; Weiss, Linda; Gass, Jonathon; Trezza, Claudia; Wiener, Abigail; Melly, Jeannine; Volland, Patricia

2011-10-01

411

High precision mobile location framework and its service based on virtual reference station of GPS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The wireless communication technology and space technology are synchronously developed in recent years, which bring up the development of location based service (LBS). At present, many location technology methods were developed. However, all these methods can only provide a relative poor location precision and depend on high cost. The technology of Virtual Reference Station (VRS) of GPS is then involved in this paper. One of the objective in this paper is aim to give the LBS position structure to improve the mobile location position when a mobile position instrument is connected with VRS network. The cheaper GPS built-in Personal Designer Aid (PDA) is then used to achieve a higher precision by using RTCM data from existing VRS network. In order to obtain a high precision position when using the low-cost GPS receiver as a rover, the infrusture of the mobile differential correction system is then put forward. According to network transportation of RTCM via internet protocol (NTRIP), the message is communicated through wireless network, such as GPRS, CDMA and so on. The rough coordinate information is sent to VRS control center continuously, and then the VRS correction information is replied to rover in the data format of RTCM3.1. So the position will be updated based on mathematic solution after the decoding of RTCM3.1 data. The thought of LBS position can improve the precision, and can speed the LBS.

Liu, Chun; Sun, Liangyu; Yao, Lianbi

2008-11-01

412

The possibilities for mobile and fixed services up to the 20/30 GHz frequency bands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Satellite Communications and broadcasting is presently in a period of considerable change. In the fixed service there is strong competition from terrestrial fiber optic systems which have virtually arrested the growth of the traditional satellite market for long distance high capacity communications. The satellite has however made considerable progress in areas where it has unique advantages; for example, in point to multipoint (broadcasting), multipoint to point (data collection) and generally in small terminal system applications where flexibility of deployment coupled with ease of installation are of importance. In the mobile service, in addition to the already established geostationary systems, there are numerous proposals for HEO, MEO and LEO systems. There are also several new frequency allocations as a result of the WARC 92 to be taken into account. At one extreme there are researchers working on Ka band 20/30 GHz mobile systems and there are other groups who foresee no future above the L-band frequency allocations. Amongst all these inputs it is difficult to see the direction in which development activities both for satellites and for earth segment should be focused. However, as an aid to understanding, this paper seeks to find some underlying relationships and to clarify some of the variables.

Hughes, Clifford D.; Feliciani, F.; Spiller, J.

1993-01-01

413

Global maritime mobile service via satellite - The INMARSAT system now and in the future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The business and technical aspects of the INMARSAT (International Maritime Satellite Organization) system are reviewed along with its present capabilities and services and future developments now being considered. The initial phase of maritime mobile satellite communications began with the introduction by the U.S. of the Marisat system in 1976, satisfying a commitment made by COMSAT (Communications Satellite Corp.) in 1973 to provide a maritime satellite service. The Marisat Consortium, spun off by COMSAT, launched three satellites in 1973 - one to serve shipping in the Atlantic, one for the Pacific, and the third as a spare; the spare was subsequently positioned over the Indian Ocean so that the three provided almost global coverage. Each satellite was served by a coast earth station with a 13-m antenna; satellite-earth station links operated in the 6 and 4-GHz bands and the ship-satellite links were at 1.5 and 1.6 GHz. Superceding the limited Marisat system, the INMARSAT Organization, established in July 1979 and first in service on Feb. 1, 1982, now provides communications through a system of Marecs, Intelsat-V, and Marisat satellites. With 41 Signatories by mid-1985, the organization consists of an Assembly, a Council, and a Directorate. Services provided include: telephone; facsimile; low-speed data; high-speed data; telex; telegram; distress, urgency and safety communications; shore-to-ship group calls; various information and assistance services. Coast earth stations, ship earth stations, network coordination stations, and the London headquarters and operations control center are described. Future developments will include an expanded capacity network, digital services, and a role in the Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System that will use radio beacons that will automatically transmit distress messages to land-based emergency centers in the event of a disaster at sea.

Snowball, A. E.

1986-06-01

414

38 CFR 11.81 - Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks. 11.81 Section 11.81 Pensions...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS LOANS BY BANKS ON AND PAYMENT OF ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES Loans by Banks on Adjusted Service Certificates...

2013-07-01

415

Bank Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bank Information Center (BIC) is a nonprofit, independent, non-governmental organization that "provides information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements throughout the world on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)." The organization's Website contains information about BIC's ongoing activities and offers useful publications and toolkits for those interested in and involved with MDBs. The Toolkits for Activists section includes fact sheets that explain the inner workings of the World Bank, covering topics such as basic information about the World Bank, the Country Assistance Strategy, World Bank policy framework, and information on World Bank's lending. Each fact sheet is available in both .pdf and HTML formats. The publications section offers a variety of resources including papers, case studies, and meeting reports, many of which are available online. Also provided are links to other monitoring organizations around the world and several online forums. An information services page will be added soon.

416

Land Mobile Satellite Service (LMSS): A conceptual system design and identification of the critical technologies: Part 2: Technical report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A conceptual system design for a satellite-aided land mobile service is described. A geostationary satellite which employs a large (55-m) UHF reflector to communicate with small inexpensive user antennas on mobile vehicles is discussed. It is shown that such a satellite system through multiple beam antennas and frequency reuse can provide thousands of radiotelephone and dispatch channels serving hundreds of thousands of users throughout the U.S.

Naderi, F. (editor)

1982-01-01

417

Verification of 3D mobile broadcasting service based on depth-image based rendering technique in terrestrial-DMB  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a 3D (three dimensional) mobile broadcasting service based on depth-image-based rendering (DIBR) technique in terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB). In designing and developing a 3D visual service based on mobile broadcasting system, we must consider system requirements such as the minimization of additional bit-rates for 3D depth information due to the limitation of transmission channel bandwidth, the assurance of backward compatibility with existing T-DMB, and the maximization of 3D effect while reducing eye fatigue. Therefore, the 3D mobile broadcasting service based on DIBR technique can be one of the solutions to meet such requirements because the allocated bit-rates of depth image with DIBR scheme is less than additional video bit-rates of another 3D format, while keeping 3D quality and guaranteeing backward-compatibility with T-DMB. In this paper, we introduce an implementation of DIBR-based 3D T-DMB system that supports the real-time rendering with good image quality and depth effect at the receiver, verifying that it could be available in the mobile broadcasting. The verification is achieved through objective and subjective evaluation, based on the simulation and implementation of the system. Finally, we will confirm that DIBR-based 3D mobile broadcasting service would be commercialized in near future.

Lee, Gwangsoon; Lee, Hyun; Yun, Kugjin; Lee, Bongho; Hur, Namho; Kim, Jin Woong; Jung, Kwanghee; Park, Young Kyung; Kim, Joong Kyu

2009-02-01

418

Uptake of Mobile ICT Health Services: Has the Time Come to become Commodity?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Personalized healthcare (pHealth) is a collective term aiming to reflect all modes of patient-centric healthcare delivery via advanced technology means. Personalized health involves the utilization of micro and nanotechnology advances, molecular biology, implantable sensors, textile innovations and mobile information & communication technology (mICT) to create individualized monitoring and treatment plans. pHealth proactively endorses the sense of “one-to-one” communication to elevate healthcare delivery, optimize patient services and ensure seamless from the patient point of view information exchange. Patient awareness, policy planning and technology progress are favoring phealth market penetration, while financing issues, political commitment, and unavailability of technology infrastructures are fundamentally prohibiting its expansion. This paper explores the drivers and barriers to the adoption of phealth delivery schemes, including a discussion on interoperability issues. It also presents case study results.

Angelidis, Pantelis A.

419

Efficacy of a mobile lithotripsy service: A one-year review of 222 patients.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the management of choice for ureteric and renal stones 20 mm or smaller, with a stone clearance rate of up to 89%. This study determined whether such a high success rate could apply to centres using mobile ESWL, by reviewing the performance at one centre that provides such a service. Material and methods. Between July 2011 and July 2012, 222 patients (median age 51 years, range 18-90 years) underwent one to five sessions of ESWL for ureteric and renal stones (mean size 15 mm, range 4-22 mm). Stone clearance was regarded as residual fragments 2 mm or smaller after completion of sessions. Results. In total, 110 out of 222 patients (49%) were clear of stones. Stones were radiopaque in 198 (89%) and radiolucent in 24 patients (11%), with clearance rates of 48% and 63%, respectively. Regarding size, 36 (16%) were 1-5 mm, 144 (65%) 5-10 mm, 28 (12%) 10-15 mm, eight (4%) 15-20 mm and six (3%) larger than 20 mm, with clearance rates of 61%, 55%, 18%, 13% and 50%, respectively. In total, 173 (78%) were renal stones and 49 (22%) ureteric, with respective clearance rates of 49% and 51%. For kidney stones, 15 (9%) were in the upper, 32 (18%) in the mid, 75 (43%) in the lower pole and 51 (30%) in the pelvis, with clearance rates of 52%, 59%, 49% and 41%; for ureteric stones, 32 (65%) were in the upper, 10 (20%) in the mid and seven (15%) in the lower ureter, with clearance rates of 47%, 70% and 43%, respectively. Conclusion. The performance of mobile ESWL was significantly poorer than expected, and this may be related to a lack of clinical ownership. The authors believe that such a service should be permanently placed on site. PMID:24521183

Nafie, Shady; Dyer, James Edward; Minhas, Jatinder Singh; Mills, Jonathan Arthur; Khan, Masood Ahmed

2014-06-01

420

A review of acoustic vibration criteria compared to in-service experience with steam generator in-line tube banks  

SciTech Connect

Tube banks of operating steam generators were evaluated for resonant acoustic vibration in the transverse acoustic mode, using a number of published vibration criteria and a range of Strouhal numbers. Theoretical predictions based on computer simulations were compared to available experimental data for nonvibrating and vibrating banks. It is shown that large differences exist among the predictive methods, and most do not fully predict acoustic resonances. On a relative basis, prediction criteria of Y.N. Chen and Grotz and Arnold, with Fitzhugh-Strouhal numbers, offer the best results for steam generator tube banks.

Eisinger, F.L.; Sullivan, R.E.; Francis, J.T. (Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Clinton, NJ (United States))

1994-02-01

421

Bank acquisitions of security firms: the early evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

A bank acquisition affects the combination of financial services that are offered, and the potential synergy between services. Consequently, an acquisition can affect the performance and risk of the bank. While much research is focused on bank acquisitions and other financial institutions, there is very little research on the performance following bank acquisitions of securities firms. Until recently, banks were

Aigbe Akhigbe; Jeff Madura

2004-01-01

422

Analyzing the Factors that Influence the Adoption of Internet Banking in Mauritius  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the factors that influence the adoption of internet banking for the case of the emerging African economy of Mauritius. Results based on the analysis of data relating to 200 respondents indicate that the mostly used services are inter account transfer, payment to other personal account, transfer to credit card account, recharge mobile phones among others. Compar- ing

Boopen Seetanah

2007-01-01

423

Investigating into the factors that influence the adoption of internet banking in Mauritius  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses the factors that influence the adoption of internet banking for the case of Mauritius, the future IT-hub of Africa. Results based on the analysis of data relating to 200 respondents indicate that the mostly used services are inter account transfer, payment to other personal account, transfer to credit card account, recharge mobile phones among others. Comparing demographic

2008-01-01

424

12 CFR 303.46 - Financial education programs that include the provision of bank products and services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...purpose of each program is financial education. For example...program would be considered to be financial education if the program is...students the principles of personal financial management, banking operations,...

2010-01-01

425

12 CFR 303.46 - Financial education programs that include the provision of bank products and services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...purpose of each program is financial education. For example...program would be considered to be financial education if the program is...students the principles of personal financial management, banking operations,...

2009-01-01

426

A VHE architecture for advanced value-added service provision in 3rd generation mobile communication networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the emerging era of 3rd generation mobile communication networks, it is expected that operator differentiation in the market will highly depend on the advanced provision of value-added services, including the successful implementation of the virtual home environment (VHE) concept. In this paper, after discussing some issues critical to VHE realization, we introduce a distributed application platform architecture, capable of

Nikos Houssos; Maria Koutsopoulou; Sibylle Schaller

2000-01-01

427

Self-Study and Evaluation Guide/1968 Edition. Section D-2B: Orientation on Mobility Services. (Dog Guide Program Only).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-study and evaluation guide on orientation and mobility services (dog guide program emphasis) is one of 28 guides designed for organizations undertaking a self-study as part of the process for accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC) for agencies serving the blind and visually handicapped. Provided are lists of…

National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.

428

A Mobile Program to Provide Mental Health Services to Students of an Inner-City School and Their Families.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A two-year (1977-1979) program was developed to increase mental health services to students and their families in an inner city school. The counseling supervisor from the school district and the director of a mental health agency developed a mobile mental health program. Students and their families were not always able to go to the agency for…

Barksdale, Agnes W.

429

77 FR 39435 - Connect America Fund, A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, Universal Service Reform-Mobility...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Broadband Plan for...CONTACT: Wireless Telecommunications...Spectrum Access Division...voice and broadband services...2012. The Wireless Telecommunications...rates and access to advanced...consumers have access to reasonably...generation wireless networks...ubiquitous mobile broadband depends...

2012-07-03

430

The Mobility of Professionals in Urban Public Service: A Demographic Analysis of Teachers Careers, 1850-1960.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although it is a commonplace observation that urban-industrial growth necessitated the development of the police and the schools as the family, church and personal cross-class relations became inadequate to the task of social control, socialization, and the channeling of mobility, studies of the growth of these urban public-service organizations…

Farkas, George

431

The Occupational Structure of New York City Municipal Hospitals. Health Services Mobility Study. Text and Appendixes. Research Report Number 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two volume report is the first of a five-part study to determine ways and means of facilitating horizontal and vertical mobility within New York City's Health Services Administration and selected private hospitals. It seeks to answer two questions: (1) Does the structure of the municipal hospital system permit the efficient planning,…

Gilpatrick, Eleanor, G.; Corliss, Paul K.

432

A Model of Mobile Agent Services Enhanced for Resource Restrictions and Security  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile agent technologies are getting popular as means for an efficient way to access network resources. Because an application using mobile agents has some unique prob- lems caused by frequent creation, migration and disappear- ance of mobile agents, a mobile agent platform has to pro- vide not only agents and their execution engines but some functions and mechanisms which are

Tomoya Taka; Tadanori Mizuno; Takashi Watanabe

1998-01-01

433

A Service Oriented Architecture to Integrate Mobile Assessment in Learning Management Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile Learning (M-Learning) is an approach to E-Learning that utilizes mobile devices. Learning Management System (LMS) should enable M-Learning. Unfortunately, M-Learning is not the same at each educational institution. Assessment is one of the learning activities that can be achieved electronically and via mobile device. Mobile assessment…

Riad, A. M.; El-Ghareeb, H. A.

2008-01-01

434

Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use multivariate logistic regressions to identify factors affecting adoption of Internet banking. These factors include membership in a bank holding company, an urban location, and relatively higher premises and other fixed expenses to net operating revenue, higher noninterest income, and greater accounting cost efficiency than non-Internet banks. More profitable banks were more likely to adopt Internet banking after Quarter

Karen Furst; William W. Lang; Daniel E. Nolle

2002-01-01

435

Mobile payment in mobile e-commerce  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main problem of Chinese mobile e-commerce at present is its insufficient modes of payment. Therefore, the research on brand-new and high-efficiency form of mobile payment is very important for the development of Chinese mobile e-commerce. There are two forms of mobile payment in China at present, namely mobile fee account payment and bank card mobile payment. The paper brings

Qinghua Zhang

2008-01-01

436

Integration of PON and 4G mobile WiMAX networks to provide broadband integrated services to end users  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Passive Optical Network (PON) and Mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) are two emerging broadband technologies for the next-generation (NG) access networks. Integration of PON and Mobile WiMAX might be an efficient solution to broadband network access that can take advantage of the bandwidth benefit of fiber communications, and the mobile and non-line-of-sight features of wireless communications. By leveraging the advantages of both of these access technologies combined on an integrated architecture platform, NG converged-access solutions can meet the demand for mobility, bandwidth, reliability, security, and flexibility. By combining the practically unlimited capacity of optical fiber networks with the ubiquity and mobility of wireless networks, NG Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) networks will enable the support of a wide range of emerging and unforeseen fixed-mobile applications and services independent of the access infrastructure. PON and 4G Mobile WiMAX integrated architecture enables differentiated bandwidth allocation to end users that can provide more network capacity at reduced operational cost as compared to other existing technologies.

Hussain, Shahab; Zaidi, Syed R.; Ali, M. A.; Sana, Ajaz; Saddawi, Samir

2010-01-01

437

The diffusion of Internet banking among Singapore consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet banking is a form of self-service technology, costing millions of dollars, which leading retail banks have made available in the recent past. An understanding of why users are more accepting of Internet banking services should help bank managers implement this self-service technology. This study identifies eight characteristics which influenced the rate of adoption. Two of these characteristics, namely accessibility

Philip Gerrard; J. Barton Cunningham

2003-01-01

438

Reaching the Unreachable: Providing STI Control Services to Female Sex Workers via Mobile Team Outreach  

PubMed Central

Background As part of a community-randomized trial of a multicomponent intervention to prevent sexually transmitted infections, we created Mobile Teams (MTs) in ten intervention cities across Peru to improve outreach to female sex workers (FSW) for strengthened STI prevention services. Methods Throughout 20 two-month cycles, MTs provided counseling; condoms; screening and specific treatment for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and vaginal Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infections; and periodic presumptive metronidazole treatment for vaginal infections. Results MTs had 48,207 separate encounters with 24,814 FSW; numbers of sex work venues and of FSW reached increased steadily over several cycles. Approximately 50% of FSW reached per cycle were new. Reported condom use with last client increased from 73% to 93%. Presumptive metronidazole treatment was accepted 83% of times offered. Over 38 months, CT prevalence declined from 15·4% to 8·2%, and TV prevalence from 7·3% to 2·6%. Among participants in ?9 cycles, CT prevalence decreased from 12·9% to 6·0% (p <0·001); TV from 4·6% to 1·5% (p <0·001); and NG from 0·8% to 0·4% (p =0·07). Conclusions Mobile outreach to FSW reached many FSW not utilizing government clinics. Self-reported condom use substantially increased; CT and TV prevalences declined significantly. The community-randomized trial, reported separately, demonstrated significantly greater reductions in composite prevalence of CT, NG, TV, or high-titer syphilis serology in FSW in these ten intervention cities than in ten matched control cities.

Campos, Pablo E.; Buffardi, Anne L.; Carcamo, Cesar P.; Garcia, Patricia J.; Buendia, Clara; Chiappe, Marina; Garnett, Geoff P.; Xet-Mull, Ana Maria; Holmes, King K.

2013-01-01

439

Orientation and Mobility Services for Persons with Visual Impairments: South African Orientation and Mobility Practitioners' Eye View  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Orientation and mobility (O&M) practice is important because the population of persons with visual impairments is large enough to warrant planned action on measures to help them acquire independence and sustain their livelihoods. Most O&M practitioners in South Africa are full-time employees in non-governmental organizations. The few who work in…

Maguvhe, Mbulaheni O.; Dzapasi, Alphonce; Sabeya, Paula

2012-01-01

440

An efficient identity-based cryptosystem for end-to-end mobile security  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the next generation mobile telecommunications, any third party that provides wireless data services (e.g., mobile banking) must have its own solution for end-to-end security. Existing mobile security mechanisms are based on public-key cryptosystem. The main concern in a public-key setting is the authenticity of the public key. This issue can be resolved by identity-based (ID-based) cryptography where the public

Jing-Shyang Hwu; Rong-Jaye Chen; Yi-Bing Lin

2006-01-01

441

12 CFR 225.145 - Limitations established by the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the activities and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...225.145 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the...companies by combining banking services with financial services not...

2010-01-01

442

12 CFR 225.145 - Limitations established by the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the activities and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...225.145 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the...companies by combining banking services with financial services not...

2009-01-01

443

48 CFR 6.302-3 - Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability...302-3 Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability...To establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development...

2013-10-01

444

Toward interactive mobile synchronous learning environment with context-awareness service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile synchronous learning is a new challenge in the e-learning domain. While popular mobile communication devices, such as cell phones, cannot directly accommodate traditional synchronous content due to the major limitation of display size, other constraints also restrict convenient interactions while using mobile devices in a synchronous learning environment. These problems have motivated the authors of this study to design

Yueh-min Huang; Yen-hung Kuo; Yen-ting Lin; Shu-chen Cheng

2008-01-01

445

Toward Interactive Mobile Synchronous Learning Environment with Context-Awareness Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile synchronous learning is a new challenge in the e-learning domain. While popular mobile communication devices, such as cell phones, cannot directly accommodate traditional synchronous content due to the major limitation of display size, other constraints also restrict convenient interactions while using mobile devices in a synchronous…

Huang, Yueh-Min; Kuo, Yen-Hung; Lin, Yen-Ting; Cheng, Shu-Chen

2008-01-01

446

Towards QoS-Awareness of Context-Aware Mobile Applications and Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our current connected wireless world, mobile devices are enabled to use various networking facilities. Although this enables mobile users to communicate any time and any place, it may also be very intrusive. There is a high need to manage the information stream a user receives on his\\/her mobile device. Context-awareness seems to be a promising way to manage this

Katarzyna Wac; R. Meersman; Z. Tari

2005-01-01

447

Changes in students' perceptions of interdisciplinary practice reaching the older adult through mobile service delivery.  

PubMed

This study examined students' perceptions of interdisciplinary health care practice in a facilitated, community-based practicum experience. Students' perceptions of interdisciplinary practice relative to their own profession and other health disciplines were examined before and after involvement in mobile service delivery to the older adult in a collaborative team approach. The Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale was used to collect data before and after planned and facilitated interdisciplinary experiences of students enrolled in health professional programs (nursing, dietetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, health education, social work, and physician assistant). Univariate repeated-measures analysis of variance revealed significant pretest to posttest and discipline effects following the interdisciplinary interaction of students in the practicum experience. Univariate analysis revealed a significant change in students' perceptions of professional competence and autonomy, actual cooperation and resource sharing within and across professions, and understanding of the value and contributions of other professionals from pretest to posttest. The findings support the need for educators to facilitate communication through innovative interdisciplinary clinical opportunities for health professions students to influence perceptions that promote active participation in a team approach to care delivery in an increasingly complex health care system. PMID:16529181

Hayward, Karen S; Kochniuk, Linda; Powell, Linda; Peterson, Teri

2005-01-01

448

Satellite applications to electric-utility communications needs. [land mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Significant changes in the Nation's electric power systems are expected to result from the integration of new technology, possible during the next decade. Digital communications for monitor and control, exclusive of protective relaying, are expected to double or triple current traffic. A nationwide estimate of 13 Mb/s traffic is projected. Of this total, 8 Mb/s is attributed to the bulk-power system as it is now being operated (4 Mb/s). This traffic could be accommodated by current communications satellites using 3- to 4.5-m-diameter ground terminals costing $35,000 to $70,000 each. The remaining 5-Mb/s traffic is attributed to new technology concepts integrated into the distribution system. Such traffic is not compatible with current satellite technology because it requires small, low-cost ground terminals. Therefore, a high effective isotropic radiated power satellite, such as the one being planned by NASA for the Land Mobile Satellite Service, is required.

Horstein, M.; Barnett, R.

1981-01-01

449

A comparison of metropolitan and non-metropolitan employment characteristics: Indications of the size of non-metropolitan mobile communication services user classes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The similarities and differences between areas inside and outside U.S. metropolitan areas were evaluated in terms of their commercial/industrial and government employment characteristics. The comparison focuses on the levels, shares, and composition of employment in the commercial/industrial and government sectors that represent potential classes of land mobile communications users. The major findings of the analysis are as follows: (1) non-metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services exist in significant numbers; (2) the compositions of non-metropolitan and metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services closely resemble each other; (3) non-metropolitan areas have significant levels of the government user classes that represent potential markets for land mobile communication services; and (4) non-metropolitan local governments have a significantly larger proportion of their employment in the primary user classes of private land mobile radio service than do metropolitan local governments.

Wilcox, R. E.

1985-01-01

450

Barriers to Internet banking adoption: a qualitative study among corporate customers in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many Thai banks are currently implementing Internet banking. Banks that offer service via this channel claim that it reduces costs and makes them more competitive. However, many corporate customers are not highly enthusiastic about Internet banking. An understanding of why corporate customers do not accept Internet banking can assist banks to implement this self-service technology more efficiently. In-depth qualitative interviews

Siriluck Rotchanakitumnuai; Mark Speece

2003-01-01

451

12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...closely related to banking. (a) Effective...transmission services for banking, financial and economic data...or transmission of banking, financial or economic data...

2009-01-01

452

12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...closely related to banking. (a) Effective...transmission services for banking, financial and economic data...or transmission of banking, financial or economic data...

2010-01-01

453

LOOPUS Mob-D: System concept for a public mobile satellite system providing integrated digital services for the Northern Hemisphere from an elliptical orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new concept for a satellite based public mobile communications system, LOOPUS Mob-D, is introduced, whereby most of the classical problems in mobile satellite systems are approached in a different way. The LOOPUS system will offer a total capacity of 6000 high rate channels in three service areas (Europe, Asia, and North America), covering the entire Northern Hemisphere with a set of group special mobile (GSM) compatible mobile services, eventually providing the 'office in the car'. Special characteristics of the LOOPUS orbit and the communications network architecture are highlighted.

Kuhlen, H.; Horn, P.

1990-01-01

454

MAGNA-a DPE-based platform for mobile agents in electronic service markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The global telecommunications environment is rapidly changing to a highly dynamic open environment, where a multitude of competing and\\/or cooperating service providers offer a steadily growing number of increasingly powerful communication and information services. The need for integration, ubiquitous service access and rapid service provisioning requires an open, universal service platform which supports both telecommunications and management applications. The development

Sven Krause; F. Morais de Assis Silva; T. Magedanz; R. Popescu-Zeletin; O. Mina Falsarella; C. Raul Arias Mendez

1997-01-01

455

A MOBILE AGENTS BASED INFRASTRUCTURE TO DELIVER VALUE ADDED SERVICES IN SOAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of Web Services and Software Agents brings new opportunities to deliver value added services in SOAs. This paper describes the functional model, the architecture design and the prototypal implementation of a platform for services adaptation and delivery. Agents technology is exploited to reconfigure the server platform to adapt the service provision to heterogeneous and handled devices. Virtual services

ROCCO AVERSA; BENIAMINO DI MARTINO; SALVATORE VENTICINQUE; NICOLA MAZZOCCA

456

Contraception and Clean Needles: Feasibility of Combining Mobile Reproductive Health and Needle Exchange Services for Female Exotic Dancers  

PubMed Central

Young women engaged in exotic dancing have a higher need for reproductive health services than women not in this profession, and many also use drugs or exchange sex for money or drugs. Few report receiving reproductive health services. We describe a public health, academic, and community partnership that provided reproductive health services on needle exchange mobile vans in the “red light district” in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Women made 220 visits to the vans in the first 21 months of the program’s operation, and 65% of these visits involved provision of contraception. Programmatic costs were feasible. Joint provision of needle exchange and reproductive health services targeting exotic dancers has the potential to reduce unintended pregnancies and link pregnant, substance-abusing women to reproductive care, and such programs should be implemented more widely.

Moore, Eva; Han, Jennifer; Serio-Chapman, Christine; Mobley, Cynthia; Watson, Catherine; Terplan, Mishka

2013-01-01

457

78 FR 46949 - FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal...Advisory Committee on Community Banking...Advisory Committee on Community Banking (``the Committee'') is...of community banks to extend financial services in their local...

2013-08-02

458

76 FR 48162 - FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal...Advisory Committee on Community Banking...Advisory Committee on Community Banking (``the Committee'') is...of community banks to extend financial services in their local...

2011-08-08

459

Costs, effects and cost-effectiveness analysis of a mobile maternal health care service in West Kiang, The Gambia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of a new mobile maternal care service offered in The Gambia at a government-run health centre in Karantaba were compared with the usual pattern of maternal care offered (at Ngayen Sanjal). Routinely collected data were supplemented by research on time allocation of staff by activity, use of drugs, medical consumables and vehicles, out-of-pocket payments by

Julia A. Fox-Rushby; Frances Foord

1996-01-01

460

World Bank Glossary: English-French-Spanish.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This second edition of the World Bank Glossary has been revised and expanded by the Terminology Unit of the Bank's Language Services Division in close collaboration with the English, French and Spanish Translation Sections. The glossary is primarily inten...

1981-01-01

461

An Empirical Analysis of Weekly Behaviors of Monthly Subscription-Based Mobile Video Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mobile Internet has become a first-class citizen of the Internet in many advanced countries. It is also increasing its broadband capabilities with the penetration of 3G. As increased penetration and bandwidth leverage mobile application business opportunities, it is important to identify methodologies for serving mobile-specific demands. Regularity is one of the important means of retaining and enclosing easy-come, easy-go

Toshihiko Yamakami

2010-01-01

462

Évaluation du délai dans un réseau mobile Ad hoc multi-services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Les réseaux mobiles ad hoc ou MANET (Mobile Ad hoc NETwork) sont constitués de terminaux mobiles qui peuvent se déplacer de manière aléatoire et à des vitesses quelconques. Cette mobilité des noeuds rend difficile l’évaluation du délai pris par les informations pour se rendre d’une source à une destination. Dans cet article, nous proposons une méthode d’évaluation du délai dans

Ronald Beaubrun; Badji Molo

2008-01-01

463

Ground operation of the mobile servicing system on Space Station Freedom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Space Station Freedom (SSF) will be assembled in the 1995 to 2000 time period, when permanently manned capability (PMC) will be achieved. During the build phase and after PMC, the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) will be used as a tool to assist crew in the building and in assembly and all maintenance aspects of SSF. Operation of the MSS will be executed and controlled by on-orbit crew, thereby having an impact on the limited crew time and resources. The current plan specifies that the MSS will not be operable when crew are not present. Simulations have been carried out to quantify the maintenance workload expected over the life of SSF. These simulations predict a peak in maintenance demand occurring even before PMC is achieved. The MSS is key to executing those maintenance tasks, and as a result, the demands on MSS crew resource will likely exceed availability, thereby creating a backlog of maintenance actions and negatively impacting SSF effectiveness. Ground operated telerobotics (GOT), the operation of the MSS from the ground, is being proposed as an approach to reducing the anticipated maintenance backlog, along with reducing crew workload when the MSS is executing simple or repetitive tasks. GOT would be implemented in a phased approach, both in terms of the type of activity carried out and the point of control gradually passing from on-orbit crew to ground personnel. The benefits of GOT are expressed in terms of reduced on-orbit crew workload, greater availability of the MSS during the post-PMC period, and the ability to significantly reduce or even eliminate any maintenance action backlog. The benefits section compares GOT with crew operation timelines, and identifies other benefits of GOT. Critical factors such as safety, space-ground communication latency, simulation, operations planning, and design considerations are reviewed.

Wojcik, Z. A.

1992-11-01

464

Customer's loyalty and perception of ISO 9001 in online banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether ISO 9001 certification by banks affects customers' perceptions of e-service quality (and hence customer satisfaction and loyalty) in online banking services. In pursuit of this objective, the study also investigates: the validity of a modified scale for measuring e-service quality in online banking services; and the factors that might

Luc Honore Petnji Yaya; Frederic Marimon; Marti Casadesus

2011-01-01

465

Internet Banking Adoption in Thailand: A Delphi Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, the Internet is playing a major role for the world of business including the banking industry. Technology has become an important part of corporations. Banks have been using the Internet as one of their distribution channels because Internet Banking services benefit both the banks and their customers. It has become the most profitable distribution channel of the banks because

Boonyarat Samphanwattanachai

466

Perceived Electronic Service Quality: Some Preliminary Results From a Cross-National Study in Mobile Internet Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work on how consumers evaluate electronic service quality is both topical and important due to the well-accepted criticality of electronic channels in selling products and services. However, most of the relevant research on electronic research quality is preoccupied with the website Internet context and most of the studies are single-country studies, inhibiting conclusions of generalizibility. Theoretically rooted in the Nordic

Pavlos A. Vlachos; George Giaglis; Inseong Lee; Adam P. Vrechopoulos

2011-01-01

467

Enhancing telecommunications service engineering with mobile agent technology and formal methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to be competitive, telecommunications service providers need new technologies that facilitate the rapid introduction of validated services in a cost-effective manner. Service engineering is a new discipline in which the telecommunications sector addresses the technologies and engineering processes required for service creation. Concurrent with these studies the development of applications in the Internet shows a new way to

Marie-Pierre Gervais; A. Diagne

1998-01-01

468

The Health Services Mobility Study Method of Task Analysis and Curriculum Design. Research Report No. 11. Volume IV. Developing Curriculum Objectives from Task Data: A Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Volume 4 presents the Health Services Mobility Study (HSMS) curriculum design method. It covers the conceptual framework and components of the method and presents a model of the developmental processes of education. The volume includes a manual for the pr...

E. Gilpatrick C. Gullion

1977-01-01

469

A Study of SCTP Services in a Mobile-IP Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recently standardized transport protocol - SCTP and the Mobile IP standard for IPv4 are examined. Both these protocols have been suggested as offering some additional functionality to mobile users over and above that which is currently available from TCP\\/IP. Here, the interaction of these two new protocols is investigated through the examination of traffic flows through a number of

James Noonan; Philip Perry; John Murphy

2002-01-01

470

Beyond usability: the OoBE dynamics of mobile data services markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

With processors imbedded in appliances, cars, books, and other retail products, modern society has entered the world of pervasive computing. Yet few consumers are able to set up new digital devices and integrate them into everyday life. From this perspective, the data-enabled mobile phone leads the way. In many markets, mobile phones have a product life cycle of 12 months or

A. Lee Gilbert; Sunanda Sangwan; Hilda Han Mei Ian

2005-01-01

471

A review of Quality of Service (QoS) routing protocols for mobile Ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) consists of a collection of mobile nodes that communicate in a multi-hop way without a fixed infrastructure. Owing to its uniqueness such as easy deployment and self-organizing ability, it has shown great potential in many civil and military applications. As MANETs are gaining popularity, their need to support real time and multimedia applications is

R. Asokan

2010-01-01

472

Mobile Learning Environment with Short Messaging Service: Application to a Campus Environment in a Developing Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to integrate secure, open-source and mobile-based system with the Moodle learning management system (MLMS) then describe the implementation of a campus-wide mobile learning environment with short messaging system (SMS) and how this platform is incorporated with the student's learning…

Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. Gayan N.

2013-01-01

473

Analyzing the Elements of the Business Model for Mobile Payment Service Provision  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we use literature review and multi case study analysis in order to identify and analyze different elements of a mobile payment business model. The result is a set of six partial models:: market model, value proposition model, implementation model, capital model, distribution and communication model, and threat model. These models allow for categorization of any given mobile

Max Schiessler; Dietmar G. Wiedemann

2007-01-01

474

Meeting Community Health Worker Needs for Maternal Health Care Service Delivery Using Appropriate Mobile Technologies in Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background Mobile health applications are complex interventions that essentially require changes to the behavior of health care professionals who will use them and changes to systems or processes in delivery of care. Our aim has been to meet the technical needs of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and midwives for maternal health using appropriate mobile technologies tools. Methods We have developed and evaluated a set of appropriate smartphone health applications using open source components, including a local language adapted data collection tool, health worker and manager user-friendly dashboard analytics and maternal-newborn protocols. This is an eighteen month follow-up of an ongoing observational research study in the northern of Ethiopia involving two districts, twenty HEWs, and twelve midwives. Results Most health workers rapidly learned how to use and became comfortable with the touch screen devices so only limited technical support was needed. Unrestricted use of smartphones generated a strong sense of ownership and empowerment among the health workers. Ownership of the phones was a strong motivator for the health workers, who recognised the value and usefulness of the devices, so took care to look after them. A low level of smartphones breakage (8.3%,3 from 36) and loss (2.7%) were reported. Each health worker made an average of 160 mins of voice calls and downloaded 27Mb of data per month, however, we found very low usage of short message service (less than 3 per month). Conclusions Although it is too early to show a direct link between mobile technologies and health outcomes, mobile technologies allow health managers to more quickly and reliably have access to data which can help identify where there issues in the service delivery. Achieving a strong sense of ownership and empowerment among health workers is a prerequisite for a successful introduction of any mobile health program.

Little, Alex; Medhanyie, Araya; Yebyo, Henock; Spigt, Mark; Dinant, Geert-Jan; Blanco, Roman

2013-01-01

475

38 CFR 11.80 - Sale or discount of note by holding bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Sale or discount of note by holding bank. 11.80 Section 11.80 Pensions...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS LOANS BY BANKS ON AND PAYMENT OF ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES Loans by Banks on Adjusted Service Certificates...

2013-07-01

476

75 FR 22263 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...way that push-to- talk service is provided on their cell phones and in their calling plans. As the Commission...specialized telecommunications services, such as satellite tracking, communications telemetry, and radar station...

2010-04-28

477

Economic Aspects of Electronic Commerce in Financial Services and Advantageous Steps to Extended Offers in Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we report on the results of two projects our research group is presently conducting. We start our with sketching preliminary results of a long-term government project geared to reveal efficiency conditions for successful electronic commerce particularly in the financial services field. We address questions relating to the innovative use of new channels for distributing financial services focusing

Hans Ulrich Buhl; Andreas Will

1998-01-01

478

Using Banks: Teaching Banking Skills to Low-Income Consumers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of six on teaching consumer matters to low-income adults, discusses banking skills. Topics include banking services (savings accounts, safety deposit boxes, Christmas clubs, loans, etc.), checking accounts (deposits, checkwriting, check registers, opening an account), how to use the check register (cancelled checks, deposits),…

Shurtz, Mary Ann; LeFlore, Ann Becker

479

Delivery of mobile clinic services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers: a review of practice models for community-academic partnerships.  

PubMed

Farmworkers in the US are a medically underserved group, who are largely uninsured, foreign-born, and working in a hazardous industry. This review addresses the challenges of providing health services for this priority population to study the numerous health access barriers that face migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW), evaluates the services provided at mobile clinics, summarizes practice models for community-academic partnerships, and synthesizes the literature on effective partnership approaches to deliver these services. Because MSFW are a difficult group to reach and access, mobile farmworker clinics provide an opportunity for unique student training experiences, in addition to small survey and feasibility studies. A literature search was conducted to identify articles for the review. Out of 196 articles identified by the article databases and manual search techniques, 18 articles were finally selected for the review based on predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Half of the articles were classified as case studies or descriptive studies with lessons learned. Only three articles were classified as research studies, and six articles were not classified as research studies, but rather descriptions of the clinics only. Many of the partnership models were structured with the lead agency as either the academic partner or an Area Health Education Center. The academic partner was usually a nursing school, and less frequently a medical school. Other service partners frequently mentioned were federally-qualified Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, and health departments. The review found that service partnerships were characterized by collaboration between academic institutions and community organizations, with a lead agency driving sustainability efforts. PMID:23054421

Luque, John S; Castañeda, Heide

2013-04-01

480

Bankers' Perspectives Bankers' Perspectives Bankers' Perspectives Bankers' Perspectives on Internet Banking on Internet Banking on Internet Banking on Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

In every industry, E-commerce is revolutionizing the way business is conducted. New business models are replacing outdated ones and organizations are rethinking business process designs and customer relationship management strategies. Banks are no exception to this transformation. This study examines bankers’ views on providing banking services to cus

Ravi Nath; Paul Schrick; Monica Parzinger

2001-01-01

481

XML Based Integration of Web, Mobile and Desktop Components in a Service Oriented Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Component autonomy and easy composition are two of the main purposes of Service oriented Architectures. Recently, some multilayer\\u000a frameworks supporting service abstraction and tier-integration facilities have been developed. They are especially useful\\u000a for developing ubiquitous software systems where the presentation layers for different visualization devices are decoupled\\u000a from the business logic layer, but services provided by this one can be

Antonio Lillo Sanz; María N. Moreno García; Vivian F. López Batista

2008-01-01

482

DO WE REALLY NEED CENTRAL BANKS?  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of economic theory and economic history suggests that central banks, with a monopoly of money-issuing services, are not necessary. The often-levelled arguments against private banks issuing money in competition with each other and with central banks do not stand up to close scrutiny. Copyright (c) 2009 The Author. Journal compilation (c) Institute of Economic Affairs 2009. Published by

Roland Vaubel

2009-01-01

483

Central banking, monetary stability and financial stability  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of economic theory and economic history suggests that central banks, with a monopoly of money-issuing services, are not necessary. The often-levelled arguments against private banks issuing money in competition with each other and with central banks do not stand up to close scrutiny.

Roland Vaubel

2009-01-01

484

Water resources management. World Bank policy paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water resources have been one of the most important areas of World Bank lending during the past three decades. Through its support for sector work and investments in irrigation, water supply, sanitation, flood control, and hydropower, the Bank has contributed to the development of many countries and helped provide essential services to many communities. Moreover, the Bank and governments have

K. W. Easter; G. Feder; G. Le Moigne; A. M. Duda; E. Forsyth

1993-01-01

485

Banking on cord blood stem cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

Umbilical cord blood gifted to non-profit public cord blood banks is now routinely used as an alternative source of haematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation for children and adults with cancer, bone marrow failure syndromes, haemoglobinopathies and many genetic metabolic disorders. Because of the success and outcomes of public cord banking, many companies now provide private cord banking services. However,

Michael J. Sullivan

2008-01-01

486

Do We Keep Driving? Effectiveness of Rural Augmentative and Alternative Communication Mobile Service Delivery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation of a program that traveled to various sites in rural New Mexico to evaluate special education students for augmentative and alternative communication needs revealed that parents and teachers were positive about the quality of services provided. Additionally, graduate students involved in providing services were positive about their…

Stuart, Sheela; Massey, Anne

1995-01-01

487

Information Retrieval Quantification of a Mobile Agent-Based Adaptive Information Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: As we migrate from platform-centric computing to network-centering computing, the current state of wide area network technologies are increasingly becoming inefficient to cope with the high demand of service provision and utilization. Users now look forward to anytime anywhere services on the Internet. Various techniques are being researched to address the issue. One such technique involves fading the information

I Ahmed; M. J Sadiq

488

International Student Mobility in Hong Kong: Private Good, Public Good, or Trade in Services?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International student mobility has emerged as a key source of societal and educational transformations in the booming economies of East Asia. International competencies are increasingly valued by employees and employers alike. Given the uneven distribution of international student flows, and the inequitable levels of benefit that they bring to…

Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Cheng, Kai-Ming; Yip, Hak-Kwong

2013-01-01

489

A FRAMEWORK OF CALL ADMISSION CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR INTEGRATED SERVICES MOBILE WIRELESS NETWORKS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This paper presents a general framework for a wide range of call admission control (CAC) algorithms. For several CAC schemes, which are a subset of this general framework, an analytical performance evaluation is presented for a multi-traffic mobile wireless network. These CAC algorithms consider a variety of mechanisms to prioritize traffic in an attempt to support differe nt levels

Ashraf S. Hasan Mahmoud; Salman A. AlQahtani; ARABIAN MINERALS

490

75 FR 22338 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800 MHz...800 MHz and 900 MHz bands. The 900 MHz SMR was completed in 1996. Sixty bidders claiming...geographic area licenses in the 900 MHz SMR band. The 800 MHz SMR auction for the...

2010-04-28

491

A Mobile English-Chinese\\/Chinese-English Learning System Based on Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information technologies have brought a new learn- ing environment. Although learning a language is a challenging task, with the help of electronic devices learning a language could be more ecient. Mobile devices such as cell phones, personal digital assistant (PDA), and pocket PCs made it possible to learn anytime and anywhere. \\

Chin-chih Chang

2007-01-01

492

IP Services over Bluetooth: Leading the Way to a New Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present protocol concepts for an extension of IP for mobility issues in Bluetooth networks. The protocol is called BLUEPAC IP, where BLUEPAC stands for “BLUEtooth Public ACcess”. “Public access” means access to various kinds of information in public areas, e.g. airplane, train, hotel room, department store, museum. Bluetooth will reside in low-cost chips that provide wireless communication up to

Markus Albrecht; Matthias Frank; Peter Martini; Markus Schetelig; Asko Vilavaara; Andre Wenzel

1999-01-01

493

A Simple QoS Signaling Protocol for Mobile Hosts in the Integrated Services Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

With advances in packet routing technology, and resource reservation protocols, the Internet is expected to provide ubiquitous integrated transport of speech, audio, video, and other real-time multimedia data in addition to the current best effort data traffic. Such integrated transport will also need to be supported for the increasing number of mobile users who access the internet over wireless access

Andreas Terzis; Mani B. Srivastava; Lixia Zhang

1999-01-01

494

Security for IP Multimedia Services in the 3GPP Third Generation Mobile System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an overview of the security architecture of the IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS) of the third generation mobile system, known in Europe as UMTS. Discusses IMS security requirements; IMS security architecture; authentication between IMS user and home network; integrity and confidentiality for IMS signalling; and future aspects of…

Horn, G.; Kroselberg, D.; Muller, K.

2003-01-01

495

Consumer perceptions of risk and uncertainty and the implications for behaviour towards innovative retail services: The case of Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the consumer perceptions of innovative offerings has tended to focus on products as opposed to services. Perceived risk has generally not been awarded a major role while uncertainty, which is viewed here as distinct from risk, has for the most part been disregarded. The study reported in this paper strives to identify some of the major risks and

Dale Littler; Demetris Melanthiou

2006-01-01

496

The Impact of Practical Relevance on Training Transfer: Evidence from a Service Quality Training Program for German Bank Clerks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The management literature provides a variety of recommendations as to how workers' customer orientation might be improved, including through training. Crucial factors in the process of transferring the contents of service quality training programs to practice, however, have not yet been sufficiently analysed. This study proposes and tests a model…

Liebermann, Susanne; Hoffmann, Stefan

2008-01-01

497

The FDI Race in European Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a brief overview of the European banking market in the 1990s and highlights various issues surrounding FDI in the sector. A varied literature covers the main factors influencing cross-border activity in banking and this suggests that regulatory, information and other barriers inhibit cross-border trade in banking services. This suggests that cross-border activity in banking is mainly characterised

Philip Molyneux

498

Mobile Customer Relationship Management and Mobile Security  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study is twofold. First, in order to guarantee a coherent discussion about mobile customer relationship management (mCRM), this paper presents a conceptualization of mCRM delineating its unique characteristics because of Among the variety of mobile services, considerable attention has been devoted to mobile marketing and in particular to mobile customer relationship management services. Second, the authors discusses the security risks in mobile computing in different level(user, mobile device, wireless network,...) and finally we focus on enterprise mobile security and it's subgroups with a series of suggestion and solution for improve mobile computing security.

Sanayei, Ali; Mirzaei, Abas

499

Mobility Times. Volume 7.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Purpose: The Mobility Times periodical is published quarterly by Mobility Concepts Agency (MCA) located at Fort Monroe, Virginia. MCA is a multi-Service organization sponsored by the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Air Mobility Command...

1996-01-01

500

Mobility Times. Volume 8.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Mobility Times periodical is published quarterly by Mobility Concepts Agency (MCA) located at Fort Monroe, Virginia. MCA is a multi-Service organization sponsored by the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Air Mobility Command (AMC). T...

1996-01-01