Sample records for mobile banking services

  1. Usability design of Short Message Service (SMS) mobile phone banking 

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    Peevers, Gareth James

    2010-11-24

    The financial services sector is investing considerable sums of money into mobile banking services, but the uptake by customers has been low. The cost to benefit ratio of mobile banking is highly unsatisfactory when the ...

  2. Predicting young consumers' take up of mobile banking services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicole Koenig-Lewis; Adrian Palmer; Alexander Moll

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the barriers for adopting mobile banking services. From a methodological perspective, this paper seeks to build on two widely used models for technology adoption, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Innovation Diffusion Theory and to test a model that is better able to predict consumers' intention to use mobile banking. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A

  3. Measuring the post-adoption customer perception of mobile banking services.

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    Yu, Tai-Kuei; Fang, Kwoting

    2009-02-01

    With liberalization and internalization in the financial market and progress in information technology, banks face dual competitive pressures to provide service quality and administrative efficiency. That these recent developments are fueled by technology might misleadingly suggest that the adoption of mobile banking is largely based on technological criteria. The purpose of this study is to establish a better measurement model for postadoption user perception of mobile banking services. Based on 458 valid responses of mobile banking users, the results show that the instrument, consisting of 21 items and 6 factors, is a reliable, valid, and useful measurement for assessing the postadoption perception of mobile banking. PMID:19018694

  4. Development of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)-based receipt system for mobile banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohd Hilmi Hasan; Aklili Khalid

    2010-01-01

    Mobile devices are becoming more important in daily lives and they also have gained increasing acceptance in banking services, for example Short Messaging Service (SMS)-based m-banking system. In this particular system, an SMS receipt will be delivered to users for any transactions done. Though we could gain many benefits out of it, SMS is considered as informal receipt for banking

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yong-Nyuo Shin; Myung Geun Chun

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Since Apple launched the iPhone service in November 2009 in Korea, smartphone banking users are increasing dramatically, forcing\\u000a lenders to develop new products to deal with such demand. The bank of korea took the lead in jointing together to create a\\u000a mobile banking application that each bank can adapt for its own use. In providing smartphone services, it is of

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

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

    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.

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

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    Shin, Yong-Nyuo; Chun, Myung Geun

    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.

  8. Authentication Methods for USIM-based Mobile Banking Service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jonghyun Baek; Young-Jun Kim; Yoojae Won; HeungYoul Youm

    In current advanced internet and electronic commerce environments, the use of accredited certificates first used in PCs has now been expanded to mobile phones and other mobile devices. Due to the lack of computing power and memory in earlier mobile devices, the use of certificates was limited, but recently this limit has been overcome to the point where we have

  9. Competition and Collaboration in Mobile Banking: A Stakeholder Analysis

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    Kurnia, Sherah

    Competition and Collaboration in Mobile Banking: A Stakeholder Analysis Sangjo Oh Dongyang of mobile technologies offers an opportunity for mobile carriers and banks to offer mobile banking services. However, such convergence of services from mobile carriers and banks raises some issues

  10. Mobile SMS Banking Security Using Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ranbir Soram

    2009-01-01

    Summary Over the past many years several leading banks in India have launched SMS banking services. However, the security of mobile SMS payment and banking has topped the list of concerns for most of the customers. In this paper, I investigate the security loopholes in SMS banking and propose a system to make mobile SMS banking secure using Elliptic Curve

  11. Integrating TTF and UTAUT to explain mobile banking user adoption

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tao Zhou; Yaobin Lu; Bin Wang

    2010-01-01

    Due to its advantages such as ubiquity and immediacy, mobile banking has attracted traditional banks’ interests. However, a survey report showed that user adoption of mobile banking was much lower than that of other mobile services. The extant research focuses on explaining user adoption from technology perceptions such as perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, interactivity, and relative advantage. However,

  12. Development of protected endorsement for online banking using mobile phones

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    Narayana, Galla; Venkateswarlu, Tammineni; Kumar, G. S. P.; Padmavathamma, Mokkala; Sreekanth, G.; Delhibabu, K.; Prasad, A. R.

    2013-03-01

    Securing Online Banking transactions for customer is the primary goal of financial institutions that provides Internet banking facility. Mobile phones play an important role in our society as more and more functions having been integrated within mobile phones, such as Internet browsing, mobile banking, and shopping. Mobiles phones can be used to secure ATM card pins by sending to the customer directly rather than in emails or by other means which has a possibility of hacking. In this paper we have proposed method of generating a Private Key Security Token by bank authentication servers which uses IMSI registers and IMEI number of client's mobile registered. The key is generated by implementing RIPE MD160 and Hex Encode Algorithm. Token received is valid only for that client mobile only and can be generated upon request by customer dynamically. The client is given a PIN and a Master Key when registered to the Online Banking Services. If in case a client's mobile is lost, authentication is done using Unique Master Key, else the Private Key Token is used there by making transactions secured and simple without the need of carrying any USB Tokens. The additional functionality provides the client more security on their transactions. Due to this Phishing attacks by the hackers is avoided.

  13. Application management services: collaboration in branch banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Draeger; A. Gross; F. Miller; E. Wasser

    1992-01-01

    The concept of collaboration between employees in branch banking as facilitated by various software methods is intended to reduce problems with training, turnover, and level of experience encountered with branch bank employees. The authors demonstrate how these problems were reduced by online collaboration between bank branch employees through the use of facilities provided by the NCR Application Management Services (AMS)

  14. Comparing Consumer Resistance to Mobile Banking in Finland and Portugal

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    Laukkanen, Tommi; Cruz, Pedro

    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.

  15. Pricing Online Banking Services amid Network Externalities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Baba Prasad; Patrick Harker

    2000-01-01

    Using the particular example of online banking services, we examine the effects of pricing strategies on the demand for different modes of online banking, given that the market exhibits network externalities. Most literature concerning the economics of networks deals with a single durable good where, in a multi-period setting, the consumer decides whether or not to purchase the good. Once

  16. Assessment of Today's Mobile Banking Applications from the View of Customer Requirements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Schurig

    2004-01-01

    Mobile banking is a subset of electronic banking which underlies not only the determinants of the banking business but also the special conditions of mobile commerce. This paper analyzes customer needs and expectations from the mobile applications' view and from the banking view in order to derive a defined set of requirements. Based on these results, existing mobile banking applications

  17. Mobile police service in mobile government

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hamid-Reza Firoozy-Najafabadi; Saeid Pashazadeh

    2011-01-01

    Mobile government is a subset of electronic government and has produced significant changes in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). Increased development and improvement of portable wireless devices especially cell phone and PDAs has provided the possibility that governments offer some helpful and efficient mobile services for citizens via these devices. Citizens will be able to access offered

  18. Consumers’ attitudes towards online and mobile banking in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sylvie Laforet; Xiaoyan Li

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of this study is to investigate the market status for online\\/mobile banking in China. With the recent and forecasted high growth of Chinese electronic banking, it has the potential to develop into a world-scale internet economy and requires examination. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The demographic, attitudinal and behavioural characteristics of online and mobile bank users were examined. Respondents

  19. Online Banking Authentication Using Mobile Phones

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xing Fang; Justin Zhan

    2010-01-01

    Online banking authentication plays an important role in the field of online banking security. In past years, a number of methods, including password token, short message password, and USB token, have been developed for online banking authentication. In this paper, we introduce a new authentication protocol for online banking. Our approach enhances performance and robustness against various attacks by using

  20. Financial Service of Wealth Management Banking: Balanced Scorecard Approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cheng-Ru Wu; Chin-Tsai Lin; Pei-Hsuan Tsai

    2008-01-01

    Problem Statement: There are four main banking business sectors in Taiwan, involving the areas of consumer, corporate, wealth management, and investment banking. The wealth management banking sector is actively promoted for reaping a risk-free premium. In the proposed model, the dimensions of financial services for wealth management banks have been taken from four perspectives derived from balanced scorecard approach, viz.

  1. Banking services aid tax-exempt investments.

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    Forbes, R W; Leonard, P A

    1987-04-01

    Many not-for-profit hospitals are facing a severe capital shortage. Their traditional sources of funding--government grants, philanthropy, and appropriations--have dramatically declined. Increasingly, these hospitals are turning to the tax-exempt bond market for their capital. It is important for the financial manager to understand the elements and the process of tax-exempt financing. One crucial element is the investment banker who handles the project's financing. This article focuses on the financing services investment banking firms provide to hospitals and explains how much these services will cost. PMID:10280840

  2. 47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...153(n), 332. (a) Public mobile services (part 22 of this chapter...fixed operations that support the mobile systems, but excluding Rural Radio...support these marine and aviation mobile systems; (e) Personal radio...

  3. 47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...153(n), 332. (a) Public mobile services (part 22 of this chapter...fixed operations that support the mobile systems, but excluding Rural Radio...support these marine and aviation mobile systems; (e) Personal radio...

  4. Work Place Banking comparison chart Services TD Bank PNC Rutgers Federal Credit Union Wells Fargo

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    Banking Free free free free Online Bill Payment Free free free free Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) No fee at https://www.wellsfargo.com/credit_cards/ Preferred Interest Rate Savings Account No fee when $250Work Place Banking comparison chart Services TD Bank PNC Rutgers Federal Credit Union Wells Fargo

  5. Mobile map service with scalable vector graphics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wai-yeung Yan

    2004-01-01

    Mobile and wireless technologies have evolved rapidly in recent years, especially the development of hardware devices, such as PDA and Smartphone. Telecommunication service providers, manufacturers, and other developers have launched different kinds of services and applications in these mobile devices. Mobile geographic information system (GIS) and location based service (LBS) appear recently to help people to establish spatial relationship with

  6. Mobility-Induced Service Migration in Mobile Micro-Clouds

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    Leung, Kin K.

    Mobility-Induced Service Migration in Mobile Micro-Clouds Shiqiang Wang, Rahul Urgaonkar, Ting He.zafer.us@ieee.org, §kevin.s.chan.civ@mail.mil Abstract--Mobile micro-cloud is an emerging technology in distributed a centralized service may suffer from poor connectivity and long latency. Different from the traditional cloud

  7. Developing mobile lithotripsy services.

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    Kates, J A; Krella, J M; Schoen, E J

    1990-03-01

    Today's health care environment forces hospitals to seek competitive advantages over other providers in their area, yet circumstances and situations exist where cooperation among providers is the only way to ensure the effective and efficient provision of quality care to area residents. In the case of new and expensive medical technology, cooperation may be necessary to make state-of-the-art treatment modalities available to the patient population in an affordable manner. The role of outside consultants and legal counsel should not be overlooked. Independent consultants can be a valuable resource in dealing with planning agencies and in preparing a Certificate of Need. In addition, reputable firms can lend additional credibility to the conduct of feasibility studies and the preparation of financial projections. Continuity in terms of staffing and committee representatives is also extremely important. In a process that covered a three-and-one-half year time period, participants can lose sight of the original goals of the venture and even interest in the project. Hospitals and physicians in northeastern Pennsylvania combined to provide an alternative to surgical intervention for the removal of kidney stones. The process was a lengthy and complicated one, but one that resulted in a service which, above all, is of benefit to those affected by kidney stone disease. The delivery network currently includes seven facilities, five as partners and two on a fee-for-service basis, with an additional five making application to join the program in the future.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10104392

  8. Security Aware Mobile Web Service Provisioning

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    Srirama, Satish Narayana; Prinz, Wolfgang; Pendyala, Kiran

    2010-01-01

    Mobile data services in combination with profluent web services are seemingly the path breaking domain in current information research. Effectively, these mobile web services will pave the way for exciting performance and security challenges, the core need-to-be-addressed issues. On security front, though a lot of standardized security specifications and implementations exist for web services in the wired networks, not much has been analysed and standardized in the wireless environments. This paper addresses some of the critical challenges in providing security to the mobile web service domain. We first explore mobile web services and their key security issues, with special focus on provisioning based on a mobile web service provider realized by us. Later we discuss state-of-the-art security awareness in the wired and wireless web services, and finally address the realization of security for the mobile web service provisioning with performance analysis results.

  9. Web based mobile internet terminal service platform

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jun Liao; Zizhi Qiao; Da Guo

    2010-01-01

    The deployment of 3G services is depending on mobile internet terminals. It is the carriers common view that smartphone is the most important vehicle for mobile internet services. Traditional smartphones have difficulties to adapt to new services and applications. The carriers are now trying to solve the quick adaptation to new service\\/application problem on devices by develop own operating system

  10. 12 CFR 225.115 - Applicability of Bank Service Corporation Act in certain bank holding company situations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies Interpretations § 225.115 Applicability of Bank Service Corporation...

  11. MOBILE MARKETING USING A LOCATION BASED SERVICE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher Ververidis; George C. Polyzos

    2002-01-01

    Considering the recent convergence of computing and telecommunications technologies with the tremendous success of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Mobile Communications, the next step is expected to be the Mobile Web. The main promise of the Mobile Web is to satisfy user needs for anywhere, anytime access to information and services, including Location Based Services (LBS). This paper

  12. Service-Oriented Architectures and Mobile Services Ivar Jrstad1

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Service-Oriented Architectures and Mobile Services Ivar Jørstad1 , Schahram Dustdar2 and Do van-van.do@telenor.com http://www.item.ntnu.no/~thanhvan Abstract. Service-Oriented architectures and Service-Oriented can benefit from the Service-Oriented paradigm. The paper provides an elucidation of the Service

  13. 12 CFR 225.118 - Computer services for customers of subsidiary banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...State-chartered bank, the laws of the State in which the bank operates, together with any interpretations thereunder rendered by appropriate bank authorities, would govern the right of the bank to provide a particular service. In the...

  14. On the Security of Today's Online Electronic Banking Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joris Claessens; Valentin Dem; Danny De Cock; Bart Preneel; Joos Vandewalle

    2002-01-01

    Current technology is evolving fast and is constantly bringing new dimensions to our daily life. Electronic banking systems provide us with easy access to banking services. The interaction between user and bank has been substantially improved by deploying ATMs, phone banking, Internet banking, and more recently, mobile banking. This paper discusses the security of today’s electronic banking systems. We focus

  15. FACTORS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO ADOPT ONLINE BANKING AND DISENCOURAGING ADOPTERS TO USE ONLINE BANKING SERVICES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chian-Son Yu

    Since the chances of success in launching new Internet-based services increase with understanding the adoption\\/use process of Internet-based services, numerous studies on the adoption of online banking have been conducted in recent years. However, the extant literature suffers from at least two deficiencies. First, current research only focuses on the adoption of online banking. Second, existing research frequently takes all

  16. Basement extension and salt mobility, southern Grand Banks, Newfoundland

    SciTech Connect

    Balkwill, H.R.; Legall, F.

    1986-05-01

    The Grand Banks, an especially wide cratonic segment of the North American Atlantic continental shelf, extended vigorously during Late Triassic-Aptian rift-phase episodes, accompanied by syntectonic basin filling and large-scale structural disruption. Thereafter, the rift-disrupted domain underwent drift-phase subsidence and was buried by a seaward-prograding continental terrace wedge, in which progressively feeble extension is evident. Rift-faulted cratonic basement is perceptible on industry-acquired reflection seismic profiles from the southern Grand Banks. The profiles also show that Carboniferous and Lower Jurassic salt were the main levels of supracrustal detachment during Jurassic and Early Cretaceous extension. Large salt-mobilized structures within the rift-phase succession include fault-zone sheaths, elongate pillows, aligned piercement spires, and immense walls. These elements parallel large extension faults in basement and, in many places, are superposed on the faults. In striking contrast, upper Aptian and younger drift-phase strata are regionally subhorizontal, and are broken to middle and late Tertiary stratigraphic levels by only a few small extension faults and aligned diapirs. The authors interpret the structural/stratigraphic relationships in the southern Grand Banks to indicate that episodic Mesozoic and Cenozoic basement extension was the principal dynamic agent in determining the timing of salt structures, their orientations, and styles of disruption on enclosing strata. This genetic association may be applicable to other parts of the Grand Banks tectonic province, and possibly to other extensional cratonic margin basins.

  17. Multi-Party Payments for Mobile Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Peirce; Donal O'Mahony

    1999-01-01

    As mobile communications become increasingly sophisticated and ubiquitous, traditional mobile billing with its implicit trust relationships, will no longer be adequate. With a large number of mobile networks, a huge variety of value added service providers, and many millions of roaming users, it is desirable to remove any unnecessary trust in order to increase security and to provide incontestable charging.

  18. Service quality perspectives and satisfaction in private banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Walfried M. Lassar; Chris Manolis; Robert D. Winsor

    2000-01-01

    Examines the effects of service quality on customer satisfaction from two distinct methodological perspectives. Specifically, a study utilizing a sample of international private banking customers is conducted wherein service quality is operationalized via two distinct and well-known measures – SERVQUAL and Technical\\/Functional Quality. These two service quality measures are subsequently compared and contrasted as to their ability to predict customer

  19. 10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Provision of mobile medical service. 35.80 Section 35...Technical Requirements § 35.80 Provision of mobile medical service. (a) A licensee providing mobile medical service shall— (1)...

  20. Lower Mainland Food Banks | Updated December 2013 ***Always contact the respective food bank service for hours & updated information.

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    Lower Mainland Food Banks | Updated December 2013 ***Always contact the respective food bank service for hours & updated information. 1 | P a g e Various Locations | Greater Vancouver Food Bank://www.foodbank.bc.ca/ Contact: 604-876-3601 More info: Due to security reasons the Greater Vancouver Food Bank asks that you

  1. A smartphone watch for mobile surveillance service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Won-Ho Chung

    Mobile surveillance service is regarded as one of the Internet applications to which much attention is recently given. However,\\u000a the time and cost problem resulting from using heterogeneous platforms and proprietary protocols must be a burden to developing\\u000a such systems and expanding their services. In this paper, we present a framework of mobile surveillance service for smartphone users. It includes

  2. A Localized and Secure Method for Transferring Bank Information by SMS for Persian Banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammad Hassan Shirali-shahreza

    2008-01-01

    Nowadays m-banking (mobile banking) is widely used in many banks. It has embarked upon supply of various services based on different systems and with the aid of various services such as the Short Message Service (SMS). However in developing countries such as Iran, m-banking is facing some challenges. One of these challenges is the issue of language of this system,

  3. The Development of a Mobile Application in a Collaborative Banking System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristian CIUREA

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a taxonomy of mobile applications with accent on collaborative mobile applications. The development of mobile applications is described in comparison with the other types of informatics applications. Collaborative banking systems are presented in order to create the context in which the Collaborative Multicash Servicedesk (CMS) application will be integrated. The mobile applications are analyzed as auto-adaptive applications

  4. Mobile Banking and Brokerage Systems ) Managing IS Risks in the Beginning 21st Century

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elke Wolf

    2003-01-01

    The beginning 21st century makes high demands on industries dealing with new technologies. Starting from an outline of new challenges of the 21st century, the situation of banks being particularly exposed to these conditions is described. The mobile banking channel is focused as one example of banksbusiness processes involving new technology. 24 banks are identified from the list of the

  5. Avaliação de usabilidade das interfaces dos sites brasileiros de mobile banking para iPhone Usability evaluation of Brasilian sites interface of mobile banking to iPhone

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vanessa Kupczik; Stephania Padovani

    The main retail banks in Brazil launched there customized sites to iPhone during 2008. In order to analize these sites, this exploratory research has started with the objetive of evaluating the usability of the interfaces of these mobile banking sites. It was defined a method that didn't involve real users and tested sites interfaces already done. The conclusion, based upon

  6. Mobile satellite service in the United States

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    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

    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.

  7. Exploring e-service quality: a study of Irish online banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Loonam; Deirdre OLoughlin

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the emergence of self-service banking technology and investigates customers' perceptions of internet banking self-service within the Irish financial services sector. This qualitative study of the Irish retail banking sector explored consumers' e-banking interactions and experiences in addition to assessing the dimensions critical to e-banking service quality. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A purposive

  8. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF SERVICE QUALITY GAP IN BANKING SECTOR USING PZB SERVICE QUALITY MODEL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Reena Roy; Mahalakshmi D

    Objectives: This prospective study was aimed at analyzing the customer satisfaction level and to investigate factors associated with customer satisfaction among the customers of Indian Foreign Banks (with special reference to Standard Chartered Bank, Chennai) using the gap model of service quality as proposed by Parasuraman, Zeithaml, and Berry. In the model, any gap between the expected and perceived service

  9. 12 CFR 225.113 - Services under section 4(a) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...113 Section 225.113 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD...OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE...services it receives “management fees.”...

  10. 12 CFR 225.113 - Services under section 4(a) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...113 Section 225.113 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD...OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE...services it receives “management fees.”...

  11. 12 CFR 225.113 - Services under section 4(a) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...113 Section 225.113 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE...services it receives “management fees.”...

  12. 12 CFR 225.113 - Services under section 4(a) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...113 Section 225.113 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE...services it receives “management fees.”...

  13. 12 CFR 225.113 - Services under section 4(a) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...113 Section 225.113 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE...services it receives “management fees.”...

  14. Security Threats of Mobile Service User

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jouni Soitinaho

    The paper studies the security threats involved in using mod- ern mobile phone for accessing Internet services. The capa- bilities of such a phone are explained. Examples of different types of materialised mobile malware are discussed in order to classify them for further analysis. The paper presents un- derlying facts that suggest the growing interest of malicious hackers and money

  15. Admittance Services through Mobile Phone Short Messages

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Josef Noll; Juan Carlos Lopez Calvet; Kjell Myksvoll

    2006-01-01

    A critical issue in the acceptance of wireless services is the authentication to these services. Wireless networks are available, including the home\\/office network, public hot-spots and the mobile networks. They will extend, including new access technologies such as 4G, and WiMax. Service take-up in these networks will be limited, unless seamless service access is guaranteed. The success of GSM, and

  16. A Practical Electronic Payment System for Message Delivery Service in the Mobile Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Iuon-Chang Lin; Chin-Chen Chang

    2007-01-01

    Instead of the traditional credit card payment system, we propose a new electronic payment system for use in a mobile environment.\\u000a The idea behind this payment service is that a user (customer) applies a message delivery service to obtain a varied authentication\\u000a token from a servicing bank through his cell phone. The token is used to ensure the validity of

  17. Marketing Private Banking Services to Family Businesses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dirk R. Dreux IV; Bonnie M. Brown

    1994-01-01

    Family businesses, whether private or public, are a major component of the global economic system. Since shares tend to be closely held, these owners constitute a unique private banking market of highly concentrated wealth that has, to date, been undeserved. Given the pending, worldwide retirement of the Cold War generation, many of these businesses will either recapitalize or change hands,

  18. Exploring and Mobilizing the Gene Bank Biodiversity for Wheat Improvement

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    Sehgal, Deepmala; Vikram, Prashant; Sansaloni, Carolina Paola; Ortiz, Cynthia; Pierre, Carolina Saint; Payne, Thomas; Ellis, Marc; Amri, Ahmed; Petroli, César Daniel; Wenzl, Peter; Singh, Sukhwinder

    2015-01-01

    Identifying and mobilizing useful genetic variation from germplasm banks to breeding programs is an important strategy for sustaining crop genetic improvement. The molecular diversity of 1,423 spring bread wheat accessions representing major global production environments was investigated using high quality genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) loci, and gene-based markers for various adaptive and quality traits. Mean diversity index (DI) estimates revealed synthetic hexaploids to be genetically more diverse (DI= 0.284) than elites (DI = 0.267) and landraces (DI = 0.245). GBS markers discovered thousands of new SNP variations in the landraces which were well known to be adapted to drought (1273 novel GBS SNPs) and heat (4473 novel GBS SNPs) stress environments. This may open new avenues for pre-breeding by enriching the elite germplasm with novel alleles for drought and heat tolerance. Furthermore, new allelic variation for vernalization and glutenin genes was also identified from 47 landraces originating from Iraq, Iran, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The information generated in the study has been utilized to select 200 diverse gene bank accessions to harness their potential in pre-breeding and for allele mining of candidate genes for drought and heat stress tolerance, thus channeling novel variation into breeding pipelines. This research is part of CIMMYT’s ongoing ‘Seeds of Discovery’ project visioning towards the development of high yielding wheat varieties that address future challenges from climate change. PMID:26176697

  19. Supporting Mobile Service Usage through Physical Mobile Interaction Gregor Broll1

    E-print Network

    [16] or NFC [10], Physical Mobile Interaction is increasingly gaining importance: It reduces mobile-mode FeliCa service for example combines mobile phones with built-in NFC- chips and a service framework

  20. The security challenges for mobile ubiquitous services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adrian Leung; Yingli Sheng; Haitham Cruickshank

    2007-01-01

    It is envisaged that in future mobile ubiquitous environments, users will be able to seamlessly, search, access and consume a rich offering of services and content from an array of Service\\/Content Providers, whilst they are on the move, anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, this new computing paradigm also brings along new and unique security challenges. Novel security solutions are therefore required. But,

  1. Face feature processor on mobile service robot

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ahn, Ho Seok; Park, Myoung Soo; Na, Jin Hee; Choi, Jin Young

    2005-12-01

    In recent years, many mobile service robots have been developed. These robots are different from industrial robots. Service robots were confronted to unexpected changes in the human environment. So many capabilities were needed to service mobile robot, for example, the capability to recognize people's face and voice, the capability to understand people's conversation, and the capability to express the robot's thinking etc. This research considered face detection, face tracking and face recognition from continuous camera image. For face detection module, it used CBCH algorithm using openCV library from Intel Corporation. For face tracking module, it used the fuzzy controller to control the pan-tilt camera movement smoothly with face detection result. A PCA-FX, which adds class information to PCA, was used for face recognition module. These three procedures were called face feature processor, which were implemented on mobile service robot OMR to verify.

  2. 12 CFR 250.403 - Service of member bank and real estate investment company.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...false Service of member bank and real estate investment company. 250.403...403 Service of member bank and real estate investment company. (a...regarding the question whether proposed real estate investment companies...

  3. Towards Service Continuity for Generic Mobile Ivar Jrstad1

    E-print Network

    Dustdar, Schahram

    . The underlying mechanism for achieving service continuity is called handover or handoff. With the increasing units for a given service. MobileService ServiceLogic ServiceData ServiceContent ServiceProfile 1 1 1 1 components; Service content and Service profile. Service content refers to data that are the product

  4. Understanding the behavior of mobile data services consumers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Se-joon Hong; James Y. L. Thong; Jae-Yun Moon; Kar Yan Tam

    2008-01-01

    Due to rapid advances in the Internet and wireless technologies, a ubiquitous computing world is becoming a reality in the form of mobile computing. At the center of this phenomenon is mobile data services which arise from the convergence of advanced mobile communication technologies with data services. Despite the rapid growth in mobile data services, research into consumers’ usage behavior

  5. Personalized Mobile Multimodal Services: CHAT Project Experiences

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giovanni Frattini; Federico Ceccarini; Fabio Corvino; Ivano De Furio; Francesco Gaudino; Pierpaolo Petriccione; Roberto Russo; Vladimiro Scotto Di Carlo; Gianluca Supino

    2008-01-01

    Despite optimistic expectations, the spread of multimodal mobile applications is proceeding slowly. Nevertheless the power\\u000a of new high-end devices gives the opportunity to create a new class of application with advanced synergic multimodal features.\\u000a In this paper we present the results the CHAT group achieved in defining and building a platform for developing synergic mobile\\u000a multimodal services. CHAT is a

  6. Benefit from Web services in the mobile Internet industry

    E-print Network

    Ikeda, Daizo, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    Over the past five years, mobile Internet services in Japan have seen major expansion as a result of collaboration between mobile operators acting as mobile portal providers, and their complementors, namely, content ...

  7. Supporting service processes with semantic mobile applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Markus Aleksy; Bernd Stieger

    2010-01-01

    The increasing complexity of industrial products, an aging workforce, and tremendous amount of product information from enterprise information systems as well as the emerging Internet of Things are some of the challenges that have to be faced in the area of industrial field service. Mobile and semantic technologies may help to provide the right information, at the right time, in

  8. Proximity Services Supporting Network Virtual Memory in Mobile Devices

    E-print Network

    Bogliolo, Alessandro

    Proximity Services Supporting Network Virtual Memory in Mobile Devices Emanuele Lattanzi Andrea digital assistants, cell-phones or sensor nodes are typically memory constrained devices. This limitation Management, Measurement, Performance Keywords Proximity service, Mobility management, Network swap- ping

  9. 10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...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...

  10. 10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 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...

  11. 10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 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...

  12. 10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 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...

  13. 10 CFR 35.2080 - Records of mobile medical services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 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...

  14. Inmarsat and personal mobile satellite services

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McDougal, Patrick; Barendse, Victor

    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.

  15. Schemes for updating mobile service agents in virtual home environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thierno Bah; Samuel Pierre; Roch H. Glitho

    2002-01-01

    The virtual home environment (VHE) is a concept for service mobility. Several tool kits are under standardization for its realization. Beyond these tool kits, it is worth researching mobile agents. A few mobile agent based architectures have been proposed for VHE. In these architectures, mobile agents carry services and customized data and follow roaming end-users, by relocation or cloning. This

  16. Users as Service Innovators: The Case of Banking Services

    E-print Network

    von Hippel, Eric A.

    2009-11-12

    Many services can be self-provided. An individual user or a user firm can, for example, choose to do its own accounting – choose to self-provide that service - instead of hiring an accounting firm to provide it. Since ...

  17. Making the Fun of Fishing Legal with Mobile Value Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christer Carlsson; Arild Havnen; Pirkko Walden

    2008-01-01

    Abstract 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 Braudel Rule]. Buying fishing permits for

  18. A mobile application based on software agents and mobile web services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zakaria Maamar

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of the research is to discuss the design and development of a mobile application using two technologies known as software agent (SA) and mobile web services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The objectives were achieved by testing the integration of SAs and mobile web services into mobile applications. The approach suggested in the paper has relied on some modeling

  19. 12 CFR 811.7 - Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities; payment of interest; payment at maturity...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities...and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR FEDERAL FINANCING BANK SECURITIES § 811.7 Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank...

  20. 12 CFR 811.7 - Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities; payment of interest; payment at maturity...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities...and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR FEDERAL FINANCING BANK SECURITIES § 811.7 Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank...

  1. 12 CFR 811.7 - Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities; payment of interest; payment at maturity...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities...and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR FEDERAL FINANCING BANK SECURITIES § 811.7 Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank...

  2. 12 CFR 811.7 - Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities; payment of interest; payment at maturity...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities...and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR FEDERAL FINANCING BANK SECURITIES § 811.7 Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank...

  3. 12 CFR 811.7 - Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities; payment of interest; payment at maturity...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank securities...and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR FEDERAL FINANCING BANK SECURITIES § 811.7 Servicing book-entry Federal Financing Bank...

  4. 75 FR 67060 - Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-01

    ...current-generation or better mobile voice and Internet service for consumers...wireless services that include voice telecommunications service...least support needed and enable identification of the providers that will...will have some level of mobile voice service, while other...

  5. Experience from Mobile Application Service Framework in WIP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shinyoung Lim; Youjin Song

    2002-01-01

    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

  6. A Service Architecture for Monitoring Physical Objects Using Mobile Phones

    E-print Network

    A Service Architecture for Monitoring Physical Objects Using Mobile Phones C. Frank, C. Roduner, P such attractive services. In this paper we describe an object management system using mobile phones, so called which allow to set up mobile phones for local object tracking as well as to configure the behaviour

  7. 47 CFR 80.106 - Intercommunication in the mobile service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Intercommunication in the mobile service. 80.106 Section 80.106...80.106 Intercommunication in the mobile service. (a) Each public coast...acknowledge and receive all communications from mobile stations directed to it, transmit...

  8. 47 CFR 80.106 - Intercommunication in the mobile service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Intercommunication in the mobile service. 80.106 Section 80.106...80.106 Intercommunication in the mobile service. (a) Each public coast...acknowledge and receive all communications from mobile stations directed to it, transmit...

  9. A Trust Model Based on Service Classification in Mobile Services

    E-print Network

    Liu, Yang; Xia, Feng; Lv, Xiaoning; Bu, Fanyu

    2010-01-01

    Internet of Things (IoT) and B3G/4G communication are promoting the pervasive mobile services with its advanced features. However, security problems are also baffled the development. This paper proposes a trust model to protect the user's security. The billing or trust operator works as an agent to provide a trust authentication for all the service providers. The services are classified by sensitive value calculation. With the value, the user's trustiness for corresponding service can be obtained. For decision, three trust regions are divided, which is referred to three ranks: high, medium and low. The trust region tells the customer, with his calculated trust value, which rank he has got and which authentication methods should be used for access. Authentication history and penalty are also involved with reasons.

  10. Ticket-Based Service Access Scheme for Mobile Users

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hua Wang; Jinli Cao; Yanchuan Zhang

    2002-01-01

    Security is one of the important issues in mobile computing, especially in mobile database systems since mobile environments are dynamic and traditional protection mechanisms do not work very well in such environments. For mobile database access across multiple service domains, the traditional access mechanisms rely on the concept of starting home location and cross domain authentication using roaming agreements. However,

  11. The provision of services, interest margins and loan pricing in European banking

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 The provision of services, interest margins and loan pricing in European banking Laetitia Lepetit Cedex, France December 2006 Abstract This paper assesses the implications on bank interest margins of the expansion into non- traditional fee-based activities in European banking. We use a sample of 602 European

  12. E-Business Value Creation in Jordanian Banking Services Industry: An Empirical Analysis of Key Factors

    E-print Network

    E-Business Value Creation in Jordanian Banking Services Industry: An Empirical Analysis of Key an extended conceptual research model for assessing the value of e-business at the bank level environment) that may affect value creation of carrying out e- business in Jordanian banking sector. Survey

  13. The measurement of end-user computing satisfaction of online banking services: empirical evidence from Finland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kari Pikkarainen; Tero Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – Although research into the adoption and use of online banking services has grown in many parts of the world, the centre of attention has been largely on determinants of online banking adoption, not on users' satisfaction with use. This paper aims to test and validate the End-User Computing Satisfaction (EUCS) model in order to investigate online banking users'

  14. E-Business Strategy in an Online Banking Services: A Case Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdullah S. Al-Mudimigh

    Banks today are aware of both the threat and the opportunity that the Web represents. No traditional bank would dare face investment analysts without an Internet strategy. But even a detailed and thoughtful approach to the Web does not guarantee business success. The main purpose behind the launching of online banking services is to provide the customers with an alternative,

  15. National Task Bank. Tasks in Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services, Administration, Money Payments.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Washington, DC.

    The National Task Bank of 547 tasks in the public welfare field was developed from tasks written by eight states and by the Social and Rehabilitation Service. This document describes the background and development of the bank and outlines the procedures used. The task bank illustrates 13 functional cagegories of data, people, and things for…

  16. Autonomy and Intelligence - Opportunistic Service Delivery in Mobile Computing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jiangyan Chen; Michael J. O'grady; Gregory M. P. O'hare

    2006-01-01

    Significant opportunities exist for mobile network operators to enhance and refine those services they offer their subscribers. Developments in mobile devices have rendered it feasible to deploy solutions that incorporate an intelligent agent component. The use of agents is particularly apt in those situations that facilitate what may be termed opportunistic services provision. Such services are suited to certain domains

  17. Case Study of Mobile Clients for Location Based Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aditya Arya

    Faced with an increasingly difficult challenge in growing both average revenue per user (ARPU) and numbers of subscribers, wireless carriers and their partners are developing a host of new products, services, and business models based on data services. The main focus of the developer and user community is, on real world mobile web services in an emerging mobile application field

  18. Cloud Security Service Providing Schemes Based on Mobile Internet Framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lian-chi Zhou; Chun-di Xiu

    2012-01-01

    This paper deals with the issues about dynamic cloud security services in mobile internet framework, where some important differences compared with traditional cloud security service exist, such as the complexity, mobility, openness and instability of the user groups. In view of these features, different enterprises and users may have different demands for cloud security services. Therefore, in order to provide

  19. Toward service innovation : An investigation of the business potential of mobile video services in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rong Chen; Zang Li; Chao-Hsien Chu

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the business potential of mobile video services in China via the case study of M-Vzone.com. It answers two research questions: what are the important factors that affect the adoption of mobile video services for individuals and enterprises? How much the value was added along the mobile video service chain and

  20. Service Level Agreement for the QoS Guaranteed Mobile IPTV Services over Mobile WiMAX Networks

    E-print Network

    Chowdhury, Mostafa Zaman; Jang, Yeong Min; Kim, Young-Il; Ryu, Won

    2011-01-01

    While mobile IPTV services are supported through the mobile WiMAX networks, there must need some guaranteed bandwidth for the IPTV services especially if IPTV and non-IPTV services are simultaneously supported by the mobile WiMAX networks. The quality of an IPTV service definitely depends on the allocated bandwidth for that channel. However, due to the high quality IPTV services and to support of huge non-IPTV traffic over mobile WiMAX networks, it is not possible to guarantee the sufficient amount of the limited mobile WiMAX bandwidth for the mobile IPTV services every time. A Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the mobile IPTV service provider and mobile WiMAX network operator to reserve sufficient bandwidth for the IPTV calls can increase the satisfaction level of the mobile IPTV users. In this paper, we propose a SLA negotiation procedure for mobile IPTV users over mobile WiMAX networks. The Bandwidth Broker controls the allocated bandwidth for IPTV and non-IPTV users. The proposed dynamically reserved ...

  1. A service level model and Internet mobility monitor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christer Åhlund; Stefan Wallin; Karl Andersson; Robert Brännström

    2008-01-01

    Mobility is gaining a tremendous interest among Internet users and wireless access networks are increasingly being installed\\u000a to enable mobile usage. Internet mobility requires solutions to move between access networks with maintained network connectivity.\\u000a Seamless mobility in turn means that the experience of using a service is unaffected while being mobile. Communication in\\u000a next generation networks will use multiple access

  2. Development of superconductive microwave filters for mobile communications and filter banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Marcilhac; Y. Lemaitre; D. Mansart; J. C. Mage

    1999-01-01

    The development of superconductive microwave filters connected to the use of cooled electronics is now in the critical phase of system integration. All the different steps of filter development, design and fabrication must be controlled, reproducible and technically realisable by conventional microelectronics tools. We developed filters for mobile communications and filter banks with the goal of optimising these aspects. Lanthanum

  3. Application of the Java Message Service in Mobile Monitoring Environments

    E-print Network

    Kansas, University of

    Application of the Java Message Service in Mobile Monitoring Environments Martin Kuehnhausen............................................................................................. 2 B. Message Security and Integrity............................................................................................................ 3 B. Transportation Security Sensor

  4. Prototyping of Task-Oriented Mobile Navigation System with Real Scale Mobile Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Munehiko Sasajima; Koichiro Furutani; Yoshinobu Kitamura; Takefumi Naganuma; Shoji Kurakake; Riichiro Mizoguchi

    Because present methods for mobile service navigation are insufficient to guide users efficiently to the services they need, the authors have been investigating a task- oriented menu, which enables users to search for mobile internet services not by category but by what they want to do. Construction of the task-oriented menu is based on a task ontology modeling method which

  5. User needs for location-aware mobile services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eija Kaasinen

    2003-01-01

    ?Mobile contexts of use vary a lot, and may even be continuously changing during use. The context is much more than location, but its other elements are still difficult to identify or measure. Location information is becoming an integral part of different mobile devices. Current mobile services can be enhanced with location-aware features, thus providing the user with a smooth

  6. Internet and Mobile Services Patrick Clara, Manuel Piubelli

    E-print Network

    Ricci, Francesco

    Domotics Internet and Mobile Services Patrick Clara, Manuel Piubelli 2010/11 Abstract People do and are considered to be annoying. Domotics, a J2ME mobile application provides a way to accomplish these tasks by a few keyboard hits from any place using the mobile phone. Moreover, Domotics implements an intelligence

  7. Providing Connection-Oriented Network Services to Mobile Hosts1

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1993-01-01

    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-

  8. Assessing and differentiating the quality of Internet-based services: a case of online banking in Taiwan

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chian-Son Yu

    2008-01-01

    This study investigates the assessment and differentiation of the quality of online banking services. A hypothesis is developed, followed by the presentation of a methodology that combines a service quality measurement model and an importance–performance matrix to help banks differentiate service quality and thus effectively increase the satisfaction of existing customers (old customers). Competitive features among banks are also incorporated

  9. 10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Provision of mobile medical service. 35.80 Section 35.80 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL General Technical...Requirements § 35.80 Provision of mobile medical service. (a) A licensee...

  10. Web services for Groupware in Distributed and Mobile Collaboration

    E-print Network

    Dustdar, Schahram

    Web services for Groupware in Distributed and Mobile Collaboration Schahram Dustdar, Harald Gall. Keywords: Web services, Groupware, Distributed and Mobile Collaboration 1 Introduction Since the late 1960s Groupware aims at suppor- ting various group activities of individuals embedded in multiple teams within

  11. A Secure Mobile-Based Authentication System for e-Banking

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rifà-Pous, Helena

    Financial information is extremely sensitive. Hence, electronic banking must provide a robust system to authenticate its customers and let them access their data remotely. On the other hand, such system must be usable, affordable, and portable. We propose a challenge-response based one-time password (OTP) scheme that uses symmetric cryptography in combination with a hardware security module. The proposed protocol safeguards passwords from keyloggers and phishing attacks. Besides, this solution provides convenient mobility for users who want to bank online anytime and anywhere, not just from their own trusted computers.

  12. 76 FR 74721 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-01

    ...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...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2006-01-01

    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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1999-01-01

    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

  15. T-Mobile Germany launches mobile social web services on web'n'walk Feb 12, 2008

    E-print Network

    Deutschmann, Rainer

    services T-Mobile International will extend its open mobile internet experience web'n'walk with unlimited-enter user name and password," says Rainer Deutschmann, Executive Vice President Mobile Internet at T-Mobile, watch and share latest videos and photos and of course, use all available mobile Internet services

  16. Distributed services for mobile ad hoc networks 

    E-print Network

    Cao, Guangtong

    2005-11-01

    A mobile ad hoc network consists of certain nodes that communicate only through wireless medium and can move arbitrarily. The key feature of a mobile ad hoc network is the mobility of the nodes. Because of the mobility, communication links form...

  17. Critical Business Model Issues in Deploying NFC Technology for Mobile Services: Case Mobile Ticketing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antero Juntunen; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen; Sakari Luukkainen

    2012-01-01

    New mobile ticketing services include travel card functionality in mobile phones, providing users with numerous benefits. However, several open issues still pose limitations for these services, including the diffusion of the enabling technology called Near Field Communication (NFC), concerns about security and privacy, as well as uncertainties in the related value networks and business models. In this study, the authors

  18. iGSM: VoIP service for mobile networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Herman C. H. Rao; Yi-Bing Lin; Sheng-Lin Cho

    2000-01-01

    This article proposes iGSM: a voice-over-IP value-added service for the mobile network. The iGSM service provides user mobility to subscribers, which allows them to use either GSM handsets or H.323 terminals (IP phones or PCs) to access telecommunications services. We describe how the iGSM registration, deregistration, and call delivery procedures can be implemented without modifying the GSM network. We study

  19. Towards a Service Platform and Business Model for Mobile Participation

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  20. Quality of Service Evaluation for Mobile Internet Access via the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Adams; Michael Meyer; Joachim Sachs

    1998-01-01

    The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is an extension of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) designated to support packet- oriented data transmission. GPRS will allow a much better access to the Internet compared to existing circuit switched bearer services. This paper investigates the influence of certain parameters on the Quality of Service GPRS can offer to mobile users.

  1. Architectural Solutions for Mobile RFID Services for the Internet of Things

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Peter Michael; Mohsen Darianian

    2008-01-01

    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

  2. Personal Environment Service for Mobile Users Jongtaek Oh

    E-print Network

    Haas, Zygmunt J.

    services [1]. When a user roams to other than his network, the same user's interface is recreatedPersonal Environment Service for Mobile Users Jongtaek Oh Dept. Information & Communications://wnl.ece.cornell.edu Abstract--The Personal Environment Service (PES) configures user's computing and communication

  3. MOCA: a service framework for mobile computing devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Beck; Alain Gefflaut; Nayeem Islam

    1999-01-01

    MOCA is an adaptable service framework targeting mobile computing devices with limited memory footprint. TO ensure portability across a large spectrum of these devices, it is written in Java.%4OCA is based on the notion of serrices, and assumes that applications can be decomposed into sets of cooperating services. A service is a loadable software component that performs a specific function

  4. 12 CFR 250.403 - Service of member bank and real estate investment company.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS INTERPRETATIONS Interpretations of Section 32 of the Glass-Steagall Act § 250.403 Service of member bank and real estate investment company. (a) The Board...

  5. 12 CFR 250.403 - Service of member bank and real estate investment company.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS INTERPRETATIONS Interpretations of Section 32 of the Glass-Steagall Act § 250.403 Service of member bank and real estate investment company. (a) The Board...

  6. Relationships between service quality and behavioral outcomes : A study of private bank customers in Germany

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ugur Yavas; Martin Benkenstein; Uwe Stuhldreier

    2004-01-01

    This study examines the nature of relationships between service quality, background characteristics, and satisfaction and selected behavioral outcomes by using retail banking in Germany as its setting. Study results show that service quality is at the root of customer satisfaction and is linked to such behavioral outcomes as word of mouth, complaint, recommending and switching. However, different aspects of service

  7. Low cost satellite land mobile service for nationwide applications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Weiss, J. A.

    1978-01-01

    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.

  8. Are Mobile Payment and Banking the Killer Apps for Mobile Commerce?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiangpei Hu; Wenli Li; Qing Hu

    2008-01-01

    Mobile commerce had been expected to become a major force of e-commerce in the 21st century. However, the rhetoric has far exceeded the reality so far. While academics and practitioners have presented many views about the lack of rapid growth of mobile commerce, we submit that the anticipated mobile commerce take-off hinges on the emergence of a few killer apps.

  9. 47 CFR 64.402 - Policies and procedures for the provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio service providers. 64.402 Section...provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio service providers. Commercial mobile radio service providers that elect to...

  10. 47 CFR 64.402 - Policies and procedures for the provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio service providers. 64.402 Section...provision of priority access service by commercial mobile radio service providers. Commercial mobile radio service providers that elect to...

  11. Supporting Mobile Service Usage through Physical Mobile Interaction

    E-print Network

    technologies such as RFID, NFC (Near Field Communication) or visual markers and b) on the increasing for the Physical Mobile Interaction techniques Touching (through NFC, see Figure 1), Pointing (through visual

  12. A Performance Evaluation of Mobile Web Services Security

    E-print Network

    Srirama, Satish Narayana; Prinz, Wolfgang

    2010-01-01

    It is now feasible to host basic web services on a smart phone due to the advances in wireless devices and mobile communication technologies. The market capture of mobile web services also has increased significantly, in the past years. While the applications are quite welcoming, the ability to provide secure and reliable communication in the vulnerable and volatile mobile ad-hoc topologies is vastly becoming necessary. Even though a lot of standardized security specifications like WS-Security, SAML exist for web services in the wired networks, not much has been analyzed and standardized in the wireless environments. In this paper we give our analysis of adapting some of the security standards, especially WS-Security to the cellular domain, with performance statistics. The performance latencies are obtained and analyzed while observing the performance and quality of service of our Mobile Host.

  13. A mobile network operator-independent mobile signature service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antonio Ruiz-Martínez; Juan Sánchez-Montesinos; Daniel Sánchez-Martínez

    2011-01-01

    Electronic signature (e-signature) is an important element in electronic commerce and government applications because it guarantees non-repudiation of transactions. E-signatures generated in a secure signature creation device can be considered legally equivalent to a handwritten signature. Mobile devices based on SIM\\/USIM cards, which are broadly extended, are the ideal devices to create these e-signatures (named mobile signatures or m-signatures). Furthermore,

  14. Multilateral Security in Mobile Applications and Location Based Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mario Hoffmann; Jan Peters; Ulrich Pinsdorf

    Due to the many current weaknesses of security mechanisms in mobile technology, location based services essentially depend on security aware middleware and reliable multilateral security concepts. Neither the latest operating systems of mobile devices nor current concepts in wireless communication GPRS, WLAN, or Bluetooth meet the security requirements needed to establish sustainable trust between consumers and producers. This paper presents

  15. Mobile Interaction with Web Services through Associated Real World Objects

    E-print Network

    , NFC, Touching, Pointing, Direct Input 1. INTRODUCTION: MOBILE SERVICES AND PHYSICAL MOBILE INTERACTION from the dissemination of technologies such as RFID [2], NFC (Near Field Communication) [3], Bluetooth by touching NFC-tags or taking pictures of visual markers. In this context, the proposed demonstration

  16. The diffusion of mobile telecommunications services in the European Union

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harald Gruber; Frank Verboven

    2001-01-01

    We study the technological and regulatory determinants of the diffusion of mobile telecommunications services in the European Union, using a logistic model of diffusion. We find that the transition from the analogue to the digital technology during the early 1990s, and the corresponding increase in spectrum capacity, had a major impact on the diffusion of mobile telecommunications. Countries which granted

  17. A Secure Authentication Infrastructure for Mobile Communication Services

    E-print Network

    von Bochmann, Gregor

    A Secure Authentication Infrastructure for Mobile Communication Services over the Internet Thesis everywhere, with various types of terminals, possibly mobile. In this thesis, we propose to secure for their cooperation and friendship. I think I should specially mention Khalil El-Khatib and Ronggong Song

  18. Virtualized in-cloud security services for mobile devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jon Oberheide; Kaushik Veeraraghavan; Evan Cooke; Jason Flinn; Farnam Jahanian

    2008-01-01

    Modern mobile devices continue to approach the capa- bilities and extensibility of standard desktop PCs. Unfor- tunately, these devices are also beginning to face many of the same security threats as desktops. Currently, mobile security solutions mirror the traditional desktop model in which they run detection services on the device. This approach is complex and resource intensive in both com-

  19. Challenges for Quality of Service in Next Generation Mobile Networks

    E-print Network

    Sreenan, Cormac J.

    networks such as wireless LANs and Bluetooth, to cellular signals, to radio and TV broadcastingChallenges for Quality of Service in Next Generation Mobile Networks Adrian Duda, Cormac J. Sreenan}@cs.ucc.ie Abstract Next generation mobile networks, commonly referred to as 4G, are envisaged as a multitude

  20. 12 CFR 5.35 - Bank service companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831v) and section 115 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (12 U.S.C. 1820a). (i) Investment limitations. A bank may not invest more than ten percent of its capital and surplus in a bank...

  1. Quality of service and mobility for the wireless internet

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Antonio García-Macías; Franck Rousseau; Gilles Berger-Sabbatel; Leyla Toumi; Andrzej Duda

    2001-01-01

    Our paper explores the issue of how to provide appropriate qualityof Service mechanisms closely integrated with flexible mobilitymanagement in wireless local area networks. We consider them asaccess networks of choice for the high performance Wireless MobileInternet. We present a hierarchical QoS architecture that extendsDifferentiated Services (DiffServ) to mobile hosts in awireless environment. Our approach is based on controlling severalparameters of

  2. Exploring Technology Design Issues for Mobile Web Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman; Guadalupe Flores Hernández

    \\u000a As IP-based 3G+ mobile networks increasingly become available, attention in research is shifting towards middleware and service\\u000a platform-related issues (Killström et al. 2006; Popescu-Zeletina et al. 2003). At the same time, web services technology and underlying service-oriented architecture have enhanced flexibility and interoperability\\u000a in service development in the fixed Internet and traditional IT world. A logical next step in making

  3. Mobile-PKI Service Model for Ubiquitous Environment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jeun, Inkyung; Chun, Kilsoo

    One of the most important things in PKI(Public Key Infrastructure) is the private key management issue. The private key must be deal with safely for secure PKI service. Even though PKI service is usually used for identification and authentication of user in e-commerce, PKI service has many inconvenient factors. Especially, the fact that storage media of private key for PKI service is limited to PC hard disk drive or smart card users must always carry, gives an inconvenience to user and is not suitable in ubiquitous network. This paper suggests the digital signature service using a mobile phone(m-PKI service) which is suitable in future network. A mobile phone is the most widely used for personal communication means and has a characteristic of high movability. We can use the PKI service anytime and anywhere using m-PKI.

  4. Generating ideas for new mobile tv services: accepting and socializing mobile television

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lene Sørensen; Hanne Westh Nicolajsen

    2010-01-01

    Mobile TV is still in its infancy in respect to identifying new services\\/content, which deploy the technology convergence of broadcasting, Internet and radio while satisfying the user with respect to interactivity, sociability and content, and at the same time fit the small screen of a mobile phone. This paper reports on a semi-field trial performed with a group of young,

  5. Location information services in mobile ad hoc networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tracy Camp; Jeff Boleng; Lucas Wilcox

    2002-01-01

    In previous years, many location based routing protocols have been developed for ad hoc networks. Some of these protocols assume a location service exists which provides location information on all the mobile nodes in the network. We evaluate three location service alternatives. One is a reactive protocol; the other two are proactive protocols. Of the proactive protocols, one sends location

  6. Accountable Anonymous Service Usage in Mobile Communication Systems \\Lambda

    E-print Network

    Bencsáth, Boldizsár

    Accountable Anonymous Service Usage in Mobile Communication Systems \\Lambda Levente Butty Abstract We introduce a model that allows of anonymous yet accountable service usage in mo­ bile revocable anonymity for users, which means that the identity of misbehaving users can be revealed. 1

  7. An Empirical Investigation to Analyze the Brand Equity and Resonance of Banking Services: Evidence from India

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vikas Gautam; Mukund Kumar

    2012-01-01

    This study attempts to verify the determinants of brand equity of services based on consumers’ perception of a banking service. The present study is based on customer-based brand equity called the Brand Resonance model suggested by Keller (2001), which comprises six brand equity constructs, such as: brand resonance; brand judgements; brand feelings; brand performance; brand imagery; brand salience. Exploratory factor

  8. About Banking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pieslak, Raymond F.

    The student manual for high school level special needs students was prepared to provide deaf students with the basic fundamentals of banking. Five units are presented covering the topics of banks and banking services, checking accounts, other services of banks, savings accounts, and other investments. Each lesson was carefully written for easy…

  9. Mobile Agent System Architecture for Supporting Mobile Market Application Service in Mobile Computing Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phyoung Jung Kim; Young Ju Noh

    2003-01-01

    Mobile application can be defined as an Internet application that fits well in the mobile computing environment. Mobile agent systems can supports more efficient execution in the mobile computing environments although its environment having wireless network can cause signal disturbance, spurious disconnection by handoff, voluntary disconnection to use power efficiently, and unpredictable transmission error, etc. For the mobile application surrounded

  10. Anonymous handover mechanism for service mobility in heterogeneous wireless networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Toshiyuki Fujisawa; Masaki Inamura; Toshiaki Tanaka

    2009-01-01

    Various handover technologies for heterogeneous wireless networks have been proposed. Most of these technologies are based on mobile IP technology, which reduces the processing time of handovers, network authentication, and service authentication. However, guaranteeing continuity with real-time services and\\/or video-on-demand services is difficult, particularly when the processing time is reduced by separating the node and network sides. Cooperative processing is

  11. Update of RAM Mobile Data's packet data radio service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. A. Kilpatrick

    1992-01-01

    The state of the service is presented, including coverage; the accelerated build-out schedule; current users of the service; the types of terminals and applications available; and how the Mobitex-based packet-switched radio data service system is being constructed. In addition, some of the technical details of the open Mobitex air interface are described in order to show how mobile terminals effectively

  12. Should mobile Internet services be an extension of the fixed Internet? Context-of-use, fixed-mobile reinforcement and personal innovativeness

    E-print Network

    Twente, Universiteit

    Should mobile Internet services be an extension of the fixed Internet? Context-of-use, fixed-mobile on their mobile phone as on the fixed Internet can explain the intention to adopt mobile services. Specifically innovativeness and context-of-use on intention to adopt mobile services. We compare basic Internet services

  13. Service sharing in mobile sensing systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pramita Mitra; Christian Poellabauer

    2011-01-01

    Today's modern mobile devices, (such as smart-phones and tablets) present great potential for growth of many novel, powerful, but also highly demanding applications. However, most mobile devices\\/users operate in isolation from one another, i.e., they are not aware of the presence of other devices in their proximity. There are numerous situations where proximity-awareness (i.e., a device is aware of other

  14. MOTA: engineering an operator agnostic mobile service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Supratim Deb; Kanthi Nagaraj; Vikram Srinivasan

    2011-01-01

    There are two emerging trends in the mobile data world. First, mobile data is exploding at a rapid rate with analysts predicting 25-50X growth by the year 2015. The second trend is that users are demanding greater degree of flexibility in selecting their operators at fine timescales. Across Asia, dual-SIM phones have become popular, while Apple is rumored to be

  15. The land mobile services of Inmarsat

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bell, J.-C.

    1991-07-01

    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.

  16. Multipurpose Mobility Services for the Future Internet Francisco A. Gonzalez-Horta, 1

    E-print Network

    Mejia-Alvarez, Pedro

    1 Multipurpose Mobility Services for the Future Internet Francisco A. Gonzalez-Horta, 1 Pedro Mejia Internet. Current solutions provide mobility services, such as seamless mobility, adaptive mobility, always mobility 1. Introduction The Future Internet denotes a communication system that is present anywhere

  17. Context-aware mobile systems for managing services

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Roening, Juha; Riekki, Jukka P.

    2001-10-01

    We propose context-aware mobile systems for managing and using services on the behalf of the user. Context-aware mobile systems perceive environmental signals, infer the context (i.e. the state of the system and its local environment) from these signals, and calculate appropriate actions for the detected context. In its simplest form, such a system can be a mobile telephone adjusting its profile based on the noise level and brightness of the environment. A personal robot equipped with a vision system and a manipulator is a more complex example of a context-aware mobile system. Context-aware mobile systems both manage the available services and use them on behalf of the user or guide the user in using them. A portable system offers a single interface for a variety of services. The role of a personal robot is to enhance some services so as to make them more suitable to the user. Both portable and robotic systems are controlled by a system capable of recognizing the user's context and reasoning out actions that would optimally serve the user in the situation at hand. In this paper, we will present our software architecture for context-aware service management and utilization, our approach for controlling personal robots, and our work on virtual and natural interfaces for interacting with a personal robot.

  18. Contextualized mobile recommendation service based on interactive social network discovered from mobile users

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason J. Jung

    2009-01-01

    Personal context is the most significant information for providing contextualized mobile recommendation services at a certain time and place. However, it is very difficult for service providers to be aware of the personal contexts, because each person’s activities and preferences are very ambiguous and depending on numerous unknown factors. In order to deal with this problem, we have focused on

  19. Enhancing Mobility: Integrating New Services into Your Library's Mobile Platform to Increase Traffic

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Felts, John W., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Kimbel Library launched its mobile environment and ran it in full production for several months yet usage patterns were quite low and flat. The library only saw a substantial increase in usage when new, value-added services were integrated into this platform. Upon implementing and integrating discovery services, chat and SMS capabilities, and…

  20. Secure Communication and Access Control for Mobile Web Service Provisioning

    E-print Network

    Srirama, Satish Narayana

    2010-01-01

    It is now feasible to host basic web services on a smart phone due to the advances in wireless devices and mobile communication technologies. While the applications are quite welcoming, the ability to provide secure and reliable communication in the vulnerable and volatile mobile ad-hoc topologies is vastly becoming necessary. The paper mainly addresses the details and issues in providing secured communication and access control for the mobile web service provisioning domain. While the basic message-level security can be provided, providing proper access control mechanisms for the Mobile Host still poses a great challenge. This paper discusses details of secure communication and proposes the distributed semantics-based authorization mechanism.

  1. A quality of service protocol for mobile ad hoc networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Elshakankiri; Y. Damroury

    2003-01-01

    A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes where each node is free to move about arbitrarily. The ad hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) routing protocol is one of the well-known and efficient on-demand MANET protocols. AODV currently does not support quality of service (QoS) and also has no load balancing mechanism, the propose some enhancements

  2. An Acceptance Model of Wireless Mobile Data Services in China: Combining TAM with Consumer Behavior Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jing Tan; Jiayin Qi

    2009-01-01

    With the development of mobile communication technology, wireless mobile data services have experienced a rapid growth in China. But the acceptance of those services is not well enough. In this paper, we considered the wireless mobile data services as an integrated service, and constructed an acceptance model by combining the technology acceptance model with Hawkins's consumer behavior model to analyze

  3. Auditory icon and earcon mobile service notifications: intuitiveness, learnability, memorability and preference

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stavros Garzonis; Simon Jones; Tim Jay; Eamonn O'neill

    2009-01-01

    With an ever increasing number of mobile services, mean- ingful audio notifications could effectively inform users of the incoming services while minimising undesired and in- trusive interruptions. Therefore, careful design of mobile service notification is needed. In this paper we evaluate two types of audio (auditory icons and earcons) as mobile service notifications, by comparing them on 4 measures: intuitiveness,

  4. A framework for implementing data services in multi-service mobile satellite systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ali, Mohammed O.; Leung, Victor C. M.; Spolsky, Andrew I.

    1988-01-01

    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 used to categorize the many user applications to be supported. The MTS and MRS services encompass circuit-switched voice communication applications, and may be efficiently implemented using a centralized Demand-Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) scheme. Applications under the MDS category are, on the other hand, message-oriented and expected to vary widely in characteristics; from simplex mode short messaging applications to long duration, full-duplex interactive data communication and large file transfer applications. For some applications under this service category, the conventional circuit-based DAMA scheme may prove highly inefficient due to the long time required to set up and establish communication links relative to the actual message transmission time. It is proposed that by defining a set of basic bearer services to be supported in MDS and optimizing their transmission and access schemes independent of the MTS and MRS services, the MDS applications can be more efficiently integrated into the multi-service design of mobile satellite systems.

  5. Low earth orbit satellite/terrestrial mobile service compatibility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    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.

  6. Applying Lean Six Sigma and TRIZ methodology in banking services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fu-Kwun Wang; Kao-Shan Chen

    2010-01-01

    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

  7. Personalized Mobile Services with Lightweight Security in a Sports Association

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Vossaert; Jorn Lapon; Bart De Decker; Vincent Naessens

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a This paper presents an attractive solution to integrate multiple services in the context of sports associations. The mobile\\u000a solution is tailored to youngsters and makes use of a contactless RFID chip embedded in a bracelet. It realizes a reasonable\\u000a trade-off between multiple (often conflicting) requirements, namely low-cost and low-power, security, privacy and flexibility\\u000a to allow for easily adding new services.

  8. Loss profiles: a quality of service measure in mobile computing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Krishanu Seal; Suresh Singh

    1996-01-01

    this paper we identify a new QOS parameter for the mobile environment, called loss profiles, thatensures graceful degradation of service (for applications that can tolerate loss) in situations where userdemands exceed the network's capacity to satisfy them. A new transport sub-layer is proposed thatefficiently implements this new QOS parameter. We also show how this protocol can be easily incorporatedinto existing

  9. Embedded computer control system for service mobile robots

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marko Uojic; Misel Brezak; Ivan Retrovic

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes design concept of an embedded computer system for service mobile robots. The system is made modular so there are several different modules that are used to control different subsystems of the robot. There are power management module, sonar management module with twelve ultrasonic sensors, motor control module and module for charging batteries which is part of a

  10. Consistency Mechanisms for a Distributed Lookup Service supporting Mobile Applications

    E-print Network

    Lindemann, Christoph

    a general-purpose distributed lookup service, denoted Passive Distributed Indexing (PDI). PDI stores entries by epidemic dissemination of popular index entries. By exploiting node mobility, PDI can resolve most queries locally without sending messages outside the radio coverage of the inquiring node. Thus, PDI reduces

  11. Mobile and wireless Internet services: putting the pieces together

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. P. Macker; V. D. Park; M. S. Corson

    2001-01-01

    There are a variety of emerging technologies and protocol enhancements designed to extend Internet services to mobile users, including operation over more dynamic, heterogeneous wireless interconnections. Many different approaches and protocols have been proposed, and there are even multiple standardization efforts within the Internet Engineering Task Force that address portions of the overall goal. This article highlights some of the

  12. 47 CFR 90.185 - Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...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...

  13. 47 CFR 90.185 - Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...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...

  14. 47 CFR 90.185 - Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...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...

  15. 47 CFR 90.185 - Multiple licensing of radio transmitting equipment in the mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...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...

  16. DMSK Receiver For Mobile/Satellite Service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Davarian, Faramaz; Simon, Marvin K.; Sumida, Joe T.

    1989-01-01

    Receiver for 2.4-kbit/s differential minimum-shift keying (DMSK) and Gaussian minimum-shift keying(GMSK) suitable for communication between land-mobile stations via geostationary satellites. Operating on phase-shifted signal in 800-MHz band, in presence of fading and Doppler frequency shifts, receiver compact, makes efficient use of frequency spectrum, and wastes little power. Receiver design implemented in very-large-scale-integrated circuits. Basic DMSK receiver design relies on baseband rather than intermediate-frequency processing of in-phase and quadrature signal components because phase errors due to differential delays smaller at baseband.

  17. Business process re-engineering at the Cooperative Bank improving personal customer service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wyn Dignan

    1995-01-01

    The Co-operative Bank strategy of encouraging its customers to telephone or write to its account management centre, rather than the branches, proved successful. Volumes grew rapidly, placing pressure on service quality resulting in lost telephone calls, correspondence backlogs and duplication of effort as work was handed off to other areas. A project team was formed to re-engineer fundamentally business processes

  18. GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing and Integration

    E-print Network

    Buyya, Rajkumar

    GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing and Integration Alexander Barmouta Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Western and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne

  19. A new approach to standardize multicenter studies: mobile lab technology for the German Environmental Specimen Bank.

    PubMed

    Lermen, Dominik; Schmitt, Daniel; Bartel-Steinbach, Martina; Schröter-Kermani, Christa; Kolossa-Gehring, Marike; von Briesen, Hagen; Zimmermann, Heiko

    2014-01-01

    Technical progress has simplified tasks in lab diagnosis and improved quality of test results. Errors occurring during the pre-analytical phase have more negative impact on the quality of test results than errors encountered during the total analytical process. Different infrastructures of sampling sites can highly influence the quality of samples and therewith of analytical results. Annually the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) collects, characterizes, and stores blood, plasma, and urine samples of 120-150 volunteers each on four different sampling sites in Germany. Overarching goal is to investigate the exposure to environmental pollutants of non-occupational exposed young adults combining human biomonitoring with questionnaire data. We investigated the requirements of the study and the possibility to realize a highly standardized sampling procedure on a mobile platform in order to increase the required quality of the pre-analytical phase. The results lead to the development of a mobile epidemiologic laboratory (epiLab) in the project "Labor der Zukunft" (future's lab technology). This laboratory includes a 14.7 m(2) reception area to record medical history and exposure-relevant behavior, a 21.1 m(2) examination room to record dental fillings and for blood withdrawal, a 15.5 m(2) biological safety level 2 laboratory to process and analyze samples on site including a 2.8 m(2) personnel lock and a 3.6 m2 cryofacility to immediately freeze samples. Frozen samples can be transferred to their final destination within the vehicle without breaking the cold chain. To our knowledge, we herewith describe for the first time the implementation of a biological safety laboratory (BSL) 2 lab and an epidemiologic unit on a single mobile platform. Since 2013 we have been collecting up to 15.000 individual human samples annually under highly standardized conditions using the mobile laboratory. Characterized and free of alterations they are kept ready for retrospective analyses in their final archive, the German ESB. PMID:25141120

  20. An integrated mobile RFID service architecture between B2B and B2C networks

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    Sangkeun Yoo; Junseob Lee; Yongwoon Kim; Hyungjun Kim

    2007-01-01

    This paper proposes mobile RFID service architecture using RFID tags of B2B. To use RFID tags of B2B in mobile RFID service network, two approaches may be available. One is that network entities in mobile RFID service network access to network entities in B2B network and uses contents of B2B for mobile RFID service. The other is that only UII

  1. An experiment to enable commercial mobile satellite service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lovell, R. R.; Knouse, G. H.; Weber, W. J.

    1982-01-01

    A Mobile Satellite Experiment (MSAT-X) is described, based on a planned cooperative U.S./Canadian program. The experiment would establish network architecture, develop system and ground-segment technology, and define the technical characteristics needed to help structure the regulatory/institutional framework needed to enable a first-generation commercial satellite service. A satellite of this type would augment terrestrial systems, both cellular and noncellular, in the thin-route/rural areas of the country where service is either unavailable or inadequate. Applications range from wide-area radio/dispatch (e.g., oil exploration and interstate trucking) to extension of the public mobile telephone service. Market estimates are provided and experiment objectives and requirements are delineated. The requirements are being developed in close coordination with the Department of Communications (DOC) of Canada and with industry and potential-user organizations. The paper closes with a development plan and milestone chart.

  2. 76 FR 63561 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...

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    2011-10-13

    ...Providers and Other Providers of Mobile Data Services; Public Information...roaming disputes with commercial mobile data service providers. DATES...202) 418-0214 or via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc...roaming rule requiring commercial mobile data service providers to...

  3. The SIM card as an Enabler for Security, Privacy, and Trust in Mobile Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carsten RUST; Stefano SALSANO; Lars SCHNAKE

    The paper describes an architecture for mobile services where the SIM card is integrated for providing basic services related to security, privacy, and trust. The presented work is part of a cooperative research initiative aiming at an open architecture for mobile services. Nowadays, the security of mobile networks is mainly established through the SIM card. It provides an identity and

  4. 47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...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...

  5. 47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...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...

  6. 47 CFR 22.409 - Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile Service or technology.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...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...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Boreum Choi; Inseong Lee; Jinwoo Kim; Yunsuk Jeon

    2005-01-01

    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

  8. Modifying Adoption Research for Mobile Internet Service Adoption: Cross-Disciplinary Interactions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Per E. Pedersen; Rich Ling

    2003-01-01

    One often meets the argument that the adoption of mobile Internet services is difficult to understand due to a lack of relevant research. However, much research has already been conducted on the adoption of basic mobile and traditional Internet services that are likely to converge into the services provided by the mobile Internet. In this article, we try to categorize

  9. Mobile Mapping Service Using Scalable Vector Graphics on the Human Geographic

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jin-suk Kang; Yonghee You; Mee Young Sung; Taikyeong T. Jeong

    2008-01-01

    Mobile and wireless technologies have evolved rapidly in recent years, especially the development of hardware devices, such as PDA and Smartphone. Telecommunication service providers, manufacturers and other developers have launched different kinds of services and applications in these mobile devices. Mobile Geographic Information and Location Based Service appear recently to help people to establish spatial relationship with the surroundings. Map,

  10. THE SLEEPING GIANT - A LONGITUDINAL STUDY SURVEYING THE MOBILE SERVICE MARKET IN FINLAND

    Microsoft Academic Search

    PIRKKO WALDEN; SHENGNAN HAN; CHRISTER CARLSSON

    Foresight scenarios indicated already in the late 1990es that mobile commerce would become a main- stream business with the growing number of mobile phones in the world; the estimate now is that we will reach 3 billion mobile phones by 2008. The reasoning is simple: with a global technology plat- form and growing numbers of developed mobile services, mobile commerce

  11. Mobile messaging services-based personal electrocardiogram monitoring system.

    PubMed

    Tahat, Ashraf A

    2009-01-01

    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

  12. Beyond mobile number portability: measuring consumer preferences for service portability in Japan's mobile phone market

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takanori Ida

    2012-01-01

    Japan's mobile phone market has been oligopolized by three incumbents who are seeking vertically integrated business models, which may prevent competitors from using platform layers to provide original services. We conduct two types of conjoint analysis to measure consumer stated preferences and draw two main conclusions from the analyses. First, the average consumer is willing to pay more than JPY

  13. Beyond mobile number portability: measuring consumer preferences for service portability in Japan's mobile phone market

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takanori Ida

    2011-01-01

    Japan's mobile phone market has been oligopolized by three incumbents who are seeking vertically integrated business models, which may prevent competitors from using platform layers to provide original services. We conduct two types of conjoint analysis to measure consumer stated preferences and draw two main conclusions from the analyses. First, the average consumer is willing to pay more than JPY

  14. International organizations to enable world-wide mobile satellite services

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    Anglin, Richard L., Jr.

    1993-01-01

    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.

  15. System services and architecture of the TMI satellite mobile data system

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    Gokhale, D.; Agarwal, A.; Guibord, A.

    1993-01-01

    The North American Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) system being developed by AMSC/TMI and scheduled to go into service in early 1995 will include the provision for real time packet switched services (mobile data service - MDS) and circuit switched services (mobile telephony service - MTS). These services will utilize geostationary satellites which provide access to mobile terminals (MT's) through L-band beams. The MDS system utilizes a star topology with a centralized data hub (DH) and will support a large number of mobile terminals. The DH, which accesses the satellite via a single Ku band beam, is responsible for satellite resource management, for providing mobile users with access to public and private data networks, and for comprehensive network management of the system. This paper describes the various MDS services available for the users, the ground segment elements involved in the provisioning of these services, and a summary description of the channel types, protocol architecture, and network management capabilities provided within the system.

  16. Cross-Layer Quality Assessment of Scalable Video Services on Mobile Embedded Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kyungtae Kang; Won Jong Jeon; Kyung-Joon Park; Roy H. Campbell; Klara Nahrstedt

    2010-01-01

    The recent development of high-speed data transmission over wireless cellular networks has enabled the delivery of multimedia broadcasting services to mobile users. These services involve a range of interactions among different system components, including the wireless channel, the network, and mobile devices, making it crucial for the service provider to verify the model, design, and behavior of a new service

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Massoth; Thomas Bingel

    2009-01-01

    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

  18. Mobile antenna system for Ku-band satellite Internet service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Seong Ho Son; Ung Hee Park; Soon Ik Jeon; Chang Joo Kim

    2005-01-01

    This paper introduces the mobile antenna system for Ku-band satellite Internet service as well as DBS reception on the vehicle. The antenna type is an active phased array with mechanical rotation of which scanning range is the electronic ±10deg in elevation and the mechanical 360deg unlimited in azimuth. The G\\/T and EIRP are 7 dB\\/K and 34 dBW, respectively, and

  19. Mobile Task Computing: Beyond Location-Based Services and EBooks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Liagouris; Spiros Athanasiou; Alexandros Efentakis; Stefan Pfennigschmidt; Dieter Pfoser; Eleni Tsigka; Agnès Voisard

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Mobile devices are a promising platform for content delivery considering the (i) variety of attached sensors, (ii) widespread\\u000a availability of wireless networks, (iii) even increasing screen estate and hardware specs. What has been missing so far is\\u000a the adequate coupling of content to those devices and their users’ actions. This is especially apparent in the area of Location-based\\u000a Services (LBS),

  20. Internet Banking System Prototype

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    Alnaqeib, Rami; Jalab, Hamid A; Zaidan, M A; Hmood, Ali K

    2010-01-01

    Internet Banking System refers to systems that enable bank customers to access accounts and general information on bank products and services through a personal computer or other intelligent device. Internet banking products and services can include detailed account information for corporate customers as well as account summery and transfer money. Ultimately, the products and services obtained through Internet Banking may mirror products and services offered through other bank delivery channels. In this paper, Internet Banking System Prototype has been proposed in order to illustrate the services which is provided by the Bank online services.

  1. 47 CFR 73.6020 - Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service. 73.6020 Section 73.6020 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Class A...

  2. 47 CFR 73.6020 - Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service. 73.6020 Section 73.6020 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Class A...

  3. 47 CFR 73.6020 - Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Protection of stations in the land mobile radio service. 73.6020 Section 73.6020 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES Class A...

  4. Employee Self-Service Banking Entry for Direct Deposit All employees have access to initiate and update direct deposit information online once they receive a computing ID.

    E-print Network

    Acton, Scott

    Employee Self-Service Banking Entry for Direct Deposit All employees have access to initiate and update direct deposit information online once they receive a computing ID. Self-Service is available 24. 4) Click on the "Banking Information" link. A. Initial setup for deposit to one bank account 1

  5. Societal perspectives on community pharmacy services in West Bank - Palestine

    PubMed Central

    Khdour, Maher R.; Hallak, Hussein O.

    Background Understanding the public's view of professional competency is extremely important; however little has been reported on the public's perception of community pharmacists in Palestine Objective To determine the perception of Palestinian consumers of the community pharmacist and the services they offer. Methods This project used the survey methodology administered by structured interviews to consumers who attended the 39 randomly selected pharmacies, in six main cities in Palestine. The questionnaire had range of structured questions covering: Consumers' patronage patterns, consumers’ interaction with community pharmacists, consumers’ views on how the pharmacist dealt with personal health issues, procedure with regard to handling private consultations. Results Of 1,017 consumers approached, 790 consumers completed the questionnaire (77.7 %). Proximity to home and presence of knowledgeable pharmacist were the main reasons for patients to visit the same pharmacy. Physicians were identified as the preferred source of advice by 57.2% and pharmacists by 23.8%. Only 17% of respondents considered pharmacists as health professionals who know a lot about drugs and are concerned about and committed to caring for the public. In addition, 49% indicated that pharmacists spoke more quietly cross the counter during counseling and almost one third reported that the pharmacist used a private area within the pharmacy. The majority of respondents would be happy to receive different extended services in the community pharmacy like blood pressure monitoring. Conclusions Palestinian consumers have a positive overall perception of community pharmacists and the services they offer. Awareness should be created amongst the public about the role of pharmacist and the added value they can provide as health care professional. There is a need to consider privacy when giving patient counseling to increase user satisfaction. PMID:24155812

  6. Mobile Phone Applications in Academic Library Services: A Students' Feedback Survey

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    Karim, Nor Shahriza Abdul; Darus, Siti Hawa; Hussin, Ramlah

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: This study seeks to explore the utilization of mobile phone services in the educational environment, explore the nature of mobile phone use among university students, and investigate the perception of university students on mobile phone uses in library and information services. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a review of…

  7. Cross-Cultural Design of Mobile Mathematics Learning Service for South African Schools

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    Walsh, Tanja; Vainio, Teija; Varsaluoma, Jari

    2014-01-01

    In the era of mobile devices and services, researchers in the educational domain have been interested in how to support learning with mobile technology in both local and global contexts. Recent human-computer interaction (HCI) research in the educational domain has particularly focused on how to develop mobile learning services and how to evaluate…

  8. Wireless and IP integrated system architectures for broadband mobile multimedia services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masahiro UMEHIRA; Masamitsu NAKURA; Makoto UMEUCHI; Junichi MURAYAMA; T. Murai; Hiroyuki HARA

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses wireless and IP integrated system architectures for broadband mobile multimedia services. Possible wireless IP network architectures are given and discussed, taking mobility support into account. This paper also proposes a new ATM-based wireless IP network architecture with handover capability for broadband mobile multimedia services

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason H. Christensen

    2009-01-01

    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

  10. On service differentiation in mobile Ad Hoc networks.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Shun-liang; Ye, Cheng-qing

    2004-09-01

    A network model is proposed to support service differentiation for mobile Ad Hoc networks by combining a fully distributed admission control approach and the DIFS based differentiation mechanism of IEEE802.11. It can provide different kinds of QoS (Quality of Service) for various applications. Admission controllers determine a committed bandwidth based on the reserved bandwidth of flows and the source utilization of networks. Packets are marked when entering into networks by markers according to the committed rate. By the mark in the packet header, intermediate nodes handle the received packets in different manners to provide applications with the QoS corresponding to the pre-negotiated profile. Extensive simulation experiments showed that the proposed mechanism can provide QoS guarantee to assured service traffic and increase the channel utilization of networks. PMID:15323003

  11. Satisfaction with school dental service provided by mobile dental squads.

    PubMed

    Othman, Noormi; Razak, Ishak Abdul

    2010-10-01

    Feedback on satisfaction with dental care is vital for continuous improvement of the service delivery process and outcome. The objective of this study was to assess the satisfaction with school dental service (SDS) provided via mobile dental squads in Selangor, Malaysia, under 4 domains of satisfaction: patient-personnel interaction, technical competency, administrative efficiency, and clinic setup using self-administered questionnaires. Among the 607 participants who had received treatment, 62% were satisfied with the services provided. In terms of domains, technical competency achieved the highest satisfaction score, whereas clinic setup was ranked the lowest. As for items within the domains, the most acceptable was "dental operator did not ask personal things which were not dentally related," whereas privacy of treatment was the least acceptable. In conclusion, whereas children were generally satisfied with the SDS, this study indicates that there are still areas for further improvement. PMID:20462854

  12. Helping oneself by helping others: evaluation of a service credit banking demonstration.

    PubMed

    Feder, J; Howard, J; Scanlon, W

    1992-01-01

    Between 1987 and 1990, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded six service credit banking demonstration programs among the elderly in which participants delivered services in return for credits, entitling them to later service. This evaluation of the demonstrations found that these six sites successfully attracted elders for the delivery of household support services to a relatively old, frail population with potentially limited social networks. Evidence on the significance of the "credit" in attracting volunteers was mixed, but the programs have attracted new volunteers, and have not substituted for other volunteer activities. Program development has entailed considerable staff investment in volunteer support; programs are better understood as community membership organizations than as mechanical exchanges. PMID:10186814

  13. C# - Connecting a Mobile Application to Oracle Server via Web Services

    E-print Network

    Ilea, Daniela

    2009-01-01

    This article is focused on mobile development using Visual Studio 2005, web services and their connection to Oracle server, willing to help programmers to realize simple and useful mobile applications.

  14. 48 CFR 206.302-3 - Industrial mobilization, engineering, developmental, or research capability, or expert services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 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...

  15. 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 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...

  16. Quality of Service (QoS) security in mobile ad hoc networks 

    E-print Network

    Lu, Bin

    2006-10-30

    With the rapid proliferation of wireless networks and mobile computing applications, Quality of Service (QoS) for mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) has received increased attention. Security is a critical aspect of QoS ...

  17. A Service-Oriented Medical Framework for Fast and Adaptive Information Delivery in Mobile Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hyo Suk Nam

    2009-01-01

    The need for fast treatment of patients in critical conditions motivates the use of mobile devices to provide prompt and consistent communication between hospitals and physicians. We propose a framework that supports ubiquitous access to medical systems using personalized mobile services and integrated medical systems. The proposed service-oriented medical framework provides dynamically composed services that are adapted to contextual variables

  18. Mobile Service Platforms: Comparing Nokia OVI and Apple App Store with the IISIn Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen; Tuure Tuunanen; Jouni Piispanen

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we describe and analyze two of the most popular mobile services platforms, Nokia Ovi and Apple App Store. Analyses of these platforms are based on the IISI n model, that is, the model for ICT Intensive Service Innovations in many-sided markets. In addition to the actual mobile service platforms, we look at the networked market users of

  19. RESEARCH ON THE KEY TECHNIQUES OF REMOTE SENSING INFORMATION MOBILE SERVICES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yuefeng Liu; Min Lu; Ting Liu; Hanyu Xiang

    2006-01-01

    The remote sensing information can present many good features when used in mobile location-based service. It has a vast application and market prospect, but it is not easy to implement because of technique limitation and other problems. In this paper, we would first picture an application prospect of remote sensing information mobile service, including some examples in travel service, disaster

  20. Combined Connection Admission Control and Packet Transmission Scheduling for Mobile Internet Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wha Sook Jeon; Dong Geun Jeong

    2006-01-01

    Mobile Internet access is expected to be the most popular communication service in the near future. In this paper, we investigate radio resource management for mobile Internet multimedia systems that use the orthogonal frequency division multiple access and adopt the adaptive modulation and coding technique. It is assumed that real-time (RT) service such as streaming video and best-effort (BE) services

  1. Mechanically-steered disk antenna for mobile satellite service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McCarrick, Charles D.

    1995-01-01

    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.

  2. Introducing Sim-Based Security Tokens as Enabling Technology for Mobile Real-Time Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heiko Roßnagel; Jan Muntermann

    2009-01-01

    We address inhibiting factors of mobile real-time services. Since research provides evidence that perceived risk is one major\\u000a inhibiting factor for the adoption of mobile services, we explore current approaches that should safeguard existing security\\u000a requirements. First, we develop a classification scheme of mobile real-time applications. We then empirically explore practical\\u000a and security requirements for the different service classes. Our

  3. Mobile Web services authentication using SAML and 3GPP generic bootstrapping architecture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kalid Elmufti; Dasun Weerasinghe; Muttukrishnan Rajarajan; Veselin Rakocevic; Sanowar Khan; John A. Macdonald

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we present a platform for the direct consumption of web services by a Mobile Station. We give an architectural\\u000a solution where Mobile Operators play the role of Trusted Third Parties supplying service credentials that allow a co-located\\u000a 3GPP Network Application Function and Liberty-enabled Identity Provider entity to implement a controlled Shopping Mall service\\u000a to Mobile Stations from

  4. A new modeling approach investigating the diffusion speed of mobile telecommunication services in EU15

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Apostolos N. Giovanis; Christos H. Skiadas

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of the time-delay effect on the diffusion of mobile telecommunication\\u000a services in EU. It has been proved from several studies that the time-delay between the awareness and the adoption phase of\\u000a mobile services-potential users determines the speed of the mobile telecommunication service diffusion and can be used effectively\\u000a for ranking

  5. Florida Human Service Task Bank. Volume 2. Final Report of the Florida Board of Regents Office of Career Planning and Curriculum Development for the Human Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.

    This practical guide for training and personnel specialists working in the human service agencies provides an understanding of how the Human Service Task Bank and the Manpower Management Information System (MMIS) (described in HE 007 310) can be used to address personnel and training problems. The Manpower Management Information System and the…

  6. MTALK-A Multimodal Browser for Mobile Services Michael Johnston, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Simon Urbanek

    E-print Network

    Fisher, Kathleen

    ), environmental conditions (proximity, ambient light sensors), etc. Although most of today's high-end mobileMTALK- A Multimodal Browser for Mobile Services Michael Johnston, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, Simon of mobile multimodal interfaces combining natural modalities such as speech, touch, and gesture

  7. A Distributed MAC Scheme Supporting Voice Services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks1

    E-print Network

    Zhuang, Weihua

    and propagation loss between any two nodes. QoS support in mobile ad hoc networks in- cludes two approaches, the function of MAC is to coordinate the channel access in an orderly manner among the mobile nodesA Distributed MAC Scheme Supporting Voice Services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks1 Hai Jiang , Ping Wang

  8. Integrated Social and Quality of Service Trust Management of Mobile Groups in Ad Hoc Networks

    E-print Network

    Chen, Ing-Ray

    and misbehaving nodes. Keywords--trust management; mobile ad hoc networks; QoS trust; social trust; trust bias communication networks to obtain a composite trust metric as a basis for evaluating trust of mobile nodesIntegrated Social and Quality of Service Trust Management of Mobile Groups in Ad Hoc Networks Ing

  9. Exploring the Impact of Usefulness and Enjoyment on Mobile Service Acceptance: A Comparative Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susanne J. B. Niklas; Stefan Strohmeier

    2011-01-01

    Mobile technology has opened up new chances to create organizational communication and customer value. The consumer-sided adoption of mobile technology and services not only increased interest among practitioners, but also among researchers of different disciplines. To analyze antecedents of mobile technology adoption and usage intention prior studies mainly applied the Technology Acceptance Model to evaluate the intention to use a

  10. Handover Re-routing Schemes for Connection Oriented Services in Mobile ATM Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bui A. J. Banh; Gary J. Anido; Eryk Dutkiewicz

    1998-01-01

    Wireless ATM (WATM) will be used to support broadband applications for future generation mobile services. To achieve this, the existing ATM protocol must be augmented with mobility management capabilities. One of the important components of mobility management is the ability of the network to seamlessly re-route existing connections to different parts of the network. To date, a number of schemes

  11. Physical Posters as Gateways to Context-Aware Services for Mobile Devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Enrico Rukzio; Albrecht Schmidt; Heinrich Hussmann

    2004-01-01

    In this paper we describe 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 of users

  12. A Mobile Service Oriented Multiple Object Tracking Augmented Reality Architecture for Education and Learning Experiences

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    Rattanarungrot, Sasithorn; White, Martin; Newbury, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the design of our service-oriented architecture to support mobile multiple object tracking augmented reality applications applied to education and learning scenarios. The architecture is composed of a mobile multiple object tracking augmented reality client, a web service framework, and dynamic content providers. Tracking of…

  13. Evaluating the usefulness of mobile services based on captured usage data from longitudinal field trials

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kasper Løvborg Jensen; Lars Bo Larsen

    2007-01-01

    It is widely discussed whether the usefulness of mobile sys- tems and services should be evaluated in the field or in the lab. The aim of this paper is to make a case for conduct- ing longitudinal field trials when evaluating the usefulness of mobile services, and to partly base such evaluations on quan- titative usage data automatically captured on

  14. Protocol-independent multicast packet delivery improvement service for mobile Ad hoc networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chien-chung Shen; Sundaram Rajagopalan

    2007-01-01

    This paper addresses the issue of improving multicast packet delivery in mobile ad hoc networks and proposes an adap- tive mechanism called Protocol-Independent Packet Delivery Improvement Service (PIDIS) to recover lost multicast pack- ets. PIDIS provides its packet-delivery improvement services to any multicast routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks by exploiting the mechanism of swarm intelligence to make intelligent

  15. Using Intentions and Plans of Mobile Activities to Guide Geospatial Web Service Composition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bo Yu; Guoray Cai

    2010-01-01

    Mobile applications are increasingly taking advantages of the diverse geospatial web services to meet the information needs of their users. However, matching available web services to user's information needs is not a trivial task, as there are many contextual factors that may influence the fitness of use. In addition, mobile activities can be highly dynamic and interleaving, which demand certain

  16. Firewalls anomalies' detection system based on web services \\/ mobile agents interactions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fakher Ben Ftima; Kamel Karoui; Henda Ben Ghzela

    2008-01-01

    Firewalls are core elements in network security. However, detecting anomalies, particularly in distributed firewalls has become a complex task. Mobile agents promise an interesting approach for communications between different distributed systems specially Web services applications. In this work, we propose a firewall anomaliespsila detection system based on interactions between the Web services and the mobile agents technologies. Then, we highlight

  17. Design and Evaluation of a Support Service for Mobile, Wireless Publish/Subscribe Applications

    E-print Network

    Wolf, Alexander L.

    Design and Evaluation of a Support Service for Mobile, Wireless Publish/Subscribe Applications of a support service for mobile, wireless clients of a distributed publish/subscribe system. A distributed publish/subscribe system is a networked communication infrastructure where messages are published

  18. EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY DESIGN ISSUES IN BUSINESS MODELS FOR MOBILE WEB SERVICES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman; Guadalupe Flores Hernández

    As IP-based, 3G+ mobile networks are increasingly becoming available, attention in research is shifting towards middleware and service platform related issues (Killström et al., 2006; Popescu- Zeletina et al., 2003). At the same time, web services technology and underlying service oriented architecture have enhanced flexibility and interoperability in service development in the fixed Internet world. Therefore, a logical next step

  19. An authentication scheme for consumer electronic devices accessing mobile IPTV service from home networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hyosun Roh; Souhwan Jung

    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes an authentication scheme for consumer electronic devices such as smart phones, PMPs, PDAs, and laptops accessing mobile IPTV service from home network. Security requirements such as content protection, service protection, handover authentication, and confidentiality are required to provide secure IPTV services. The CAS or DRM widely used for IPTV services in a wired network has difficulties for

  20. EasyLife: A Location-Aware Service Oriented Mobile Information System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. M. Shen; Michael J. O'grady; Gregory M. P. O'hare

    2008-01-01

    Many examples of Location-aware services have been developed in recent years as the enabling technologies mature. However, these services frequently exist in isolation and address specific niche markets. The diversity of the mobile computing community suggests that enabling dynamic combinations of location-area services would be an appropriate deployment strategy. In this way, customers could subscribe to those services that address

  1. On the adaptability of LTE services in mobile satellite communications systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xianghui Hu; Xiaohan Xia; Hongguang Lan; Jianjun Wu

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we mainly discuss the adaptability of LTE services in satellite communications systems. Four groups of LTE services are introduced, including the service aspects and transport requirements. Meanwhile several satellite systems are also listed in this paper. Based on these parameters and conditions, the adaptability of LTE services in mobile satellite communications systems is preliminarily discussed in terms

  2. 47 CFR 95.1 - The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL...is a land mobile radio service available...short-distance two-way communications to facilitate...is a two-way radio service authorized...licensees to provide communication service to...

  3. 47 CFR 95.1 - The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL...is a land mobile radio service available...short-distance two-way communications to facilitate...is a two-way radio service authorized...licensees to provide communication service to...

  4. 47 CFR 95.1 - The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL...is a land mobile radio service available...short-distance two-way communications to facilitate...is a two-way radio service authorized...licensees to provide communication service to...

  5. 47 CFR 95.1 - The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL...is a land mobile radio service available...short-distance two-way communications to facilitate...is a two-way radio service authorized...licensees to provide communication service to...

  6. 47 CFR 95.1 - The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED...SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL...is a land mobile radio service available...short-distance two-way communications to facilitate...is a two-way radio service authorized...licensees to provide communication service to...

  7. Role of mobile multimedia messaging service (MMS) in trauma and orthopaedic telediagnosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. A. Syed; Z. Sadiq; Y. R. Shah; M. Al-Saeed; M. H. Wetherill

    2007-01-01

    Introduction  Mobile Multi Media Messaging Service (MMS) is globally available for sending pictures over public mobile phone networks. Use\\u000a of this technology in different fields of medicine so far has been limited because of the low resolution of capturing camera\\u000a and small size of mobile phone displays. Use of this service can improve patient care as waiting times would be reduced

  8. Context-Aware Regulation of Context-Aware Mobile Services in Pervasive Computing Environments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Evi Syukur; Seng Wai Loke

    2006-01-01

    \\u000a This paper discusses concepts, the design and prototype implementation of a context-aware policy system that governs mobile\\u000a services visibility and execution in pervasive computing environments. We view a pervasive environment as a collection of\\u000a mobile users, mobile services, contexts, policies and roles. Applicable policies are selected depending on the context of\\u000a users i.e., location, activity and the user’s role, and

  9. A Brand-New Mobile Value-Added Service: M-Check

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jung-San Lee; Bo Li; Yung-Chen Chou

    2009-01-01

    For the explosive development of mobile technologies, mobile stations have become an important role in our daily life. People can use cellular phone not only for communications including message, voice, and video, but also for trade. In this article, we aim to propose a brand-new value-added service for mobile subscribers, M-check. A subscriber can apply the new service to trade

  10. OBSTACLES REVEAL THE NEEDS OF MOBILE INTERNET SERVICES OOPS: ONTOLOGY-BASED OBSTACLE, PREVENTION AND SOLUTION MODELING FRAMEWORK

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Munehiko Sasajima; Yoshinobu Kitamura; Takefumi Naganuma; Kunihiro Fujii; Shoji Kurakake; Riichiro Mizoguchi

    Growth in the mobile internet services industry has seen a marked increase in the number of mobile internet services provided, and this has made proper structuring and organization of the services difficult. Present methods of service provision have proven insufficient to guide users efficiently to the services they need. To solve this problem, a task-oriented menu, which enables users to

  11. Cost Structure, Customer Profitability, and Retention Implications of Self-Service Distribution Channels: Evidence from Customer Behavior in an Online Banking Channel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dennis Campbell; Frances Frei

    2010-01-01

    his paper uses the context of online banking to investigate the consequences of using self-service distribution channels to alter customer interactions with the firm. Using a sample of retail banking customers observed over a 30-month period at a large U.S. bank, we test whether changes in service consumption, cost to serve, and custome r profitability areassociate d with theadoption of

  12. 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

    2010-04-01

    ...Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? 256.26 Section 256.26...Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? Yes. If you meet the eligibility...you require Category B services and your mobile home has exterior walls of less...

  13. 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

    2011-04-01

    ...Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? 256.26 Section 256.26...Improvement Program services if I am living in a mobile home? Yes. If you meet the eligibility...you require Category B services and your mobile home has exterior walls of less...

  14. Physical Posters as Gateways to Context-aware Services for Mobile Devices Enrico Rukzio, Albrecht Schmidt, Heinrich Hussmann

    E-print Network

    Physical Posters as Gateways to Context-aware Services for Mobile Devices Enrico Rukzio, Albrecht 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

  15. A Privacy Enhancing Service Architecture for Ticket-based Mobile Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Oliver Jorns; Oliver Jung; Gerald Quirchmayr

    2007-01-01

    Network operators gradually open their interfaces to formerly hidden services. This fosters the development of a new class of mobile applications that take into account user's location and presence information. However, this development also raises problems especially the lack of protection of privacy in location-based services. This paper proposes a service architecture that is aimed at overcoming some of the

  16. Adam Smith Goes Mobile: Managing Services Beyond 3G with the Digital Marketplace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Irvine

    The next generation of mobile communications systems is expected to offer new business opportunities to existing and new market players. A market-based middleware framework has been recently proposed whereby service providers, independent of network operators, are able to tender online service contracts to network operators in a dynamic and competitive manner. This facilitates a seamless service provision over disparate networks

  17. Seepage erosion mechanisms of bank collapse: three-dimensional seepage particle mobilization and undercutting

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Seepage flow initiates undercutting, similar to development and headward migration of internal gullies, by liquefaction of soil particles, followed by mass wasting of the bank. Although seepage erosion has three-dimensional characteristics, two-dimensional lysimeters have been used in previous resea...

  18. International accounting harmonization, banking regulation, and Islamic banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

    2001-01-01

    Islamic banks perform both commercial and investment banking services but do not establish firewalls to separate these two services legally, financially, and managerially. Unlike conventional commercial banks, Islamic banks are prohibited from charging or paying of interest. Instead, Islamic banks offer profit-sharing investment accounts, such that investors' return depends on the return on the assets financed by the investors' funds.

  19. Scalable Quality of Service Support for Mobile Users Inauguraldissertation

    E-print Network

    Braun, Torsten

    ;#12;Contents Introduction 1 Difficulties of Providing QoS in Mobile Environments . . . . . . . . . 3 Approaches and Authorisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Handover Optimisation in Mobile IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hierarchical Bandwidth Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 QoS-aware Handovers

  20. Randomized location service in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks 

    E-print Network

    Bhattacharya, Sangeeta

    2003-01-01

    Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETS) are networks of mobile hosts that do not have a fixed infrastructure. Communication between these hosts is made difficult by the continuously changing topology. A node in the network can ...

  1. Personalized Mobile Multimedia meets Location-Based Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susanne Boll; Jens Krösche; Ansgar Scherp

    2004-01-01

    When traveling and visiting new places, tourists are mobile as they wander around and follow tours through cities and landscapes. Location-based mobile systems today typically provide and deliver the the same information to all users which how- ever does not necessarily meet the individual user's needs. In the presented approach, we aim to address the limitations of mobile devices, the

  2. Multicast and Individual Service Provisioning in Mobile TV

    Microsoft Academic Search

    André Deuker; Mike Radmacher

    2008-01-01

    While mobile TV in most parts of Europe is still in infancy, Italy as the first country of the European Union started to broadcast a mobile receivable TV program in June 2006. At the end of 2006 the number of subscribers reached 500,000. A classical direct revenue model was used. The acceptance of mobile TV is determined by the relation

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

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    1992-01-01

    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

  4. Multicast Routing with Quality of Service in Mobile Ad hoc Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mohammed Saghir; Tat Chee Wan; Rahmat Budiarto

    Recently, multimedia and group-oriented computing become increasingly popular for the users of wireless mobile networks. Quality of service (QoS) issues has initiated to be studied in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) to support multimedia and real-time applications. MANETs can provide users with the mobility they demand, if efficient QoS multicasting strategies are to be developed. In this paper, we study

  5. Future Trends in Mobile Commerce: Service Offerings, Technological Advances and Security Challenges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ali Grami; Bernadette Schell

    2004-01-01

    Driven by the ubiquitous deployment of mobile systems, the widespread use of the Internet, the rapid advances in wireless technologies, the insatiable demand for high-speed interactive multimedia services, and the growing need for secure wireless machine-to-machine communications, mobile commerce is rapidly approaching the business forefront. In this paper, future trends in major aspects of mobile commerce are discussed. In light

  6. 75 FR 22338 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-28

    ...terrestrial networks, or also encompass satellite providers of mobile data services (either by satellite or ancillary terrestrial component...Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite). Since 2007, the Census Bureau...

  7. Mobile Intelligence: Enabling a New Class of Context-aware Services

    E-print Network

    Hammerton, James

    Mobile Intelligence: Enabling a New Class of Context- aware Services G. M. P. O'Hare, M.J. O'Grady of Computer Science, University College Dublin (UCD), Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. {gregory.ohare, michael

  8. Design and Implementation of a Short Message Service Data Channel for Mobile Systems

    E-print Network

    Waterloo, University of

    Design and Implementation of a Short Message Service Data Channel for Mobile Systems Earl Oliver- tographic session keys, etc. As a data channel, SMS is greatly inferior to EVDO and GPRS/EDGE cellular data

  9. 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.

  10. Soft handover mechanism based on RTP parallel transmission for mobile IPTV services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qi Qi; Yufei Cao; Tonghong Li; Xiaomin Zhu; Jingyu Wang

    2010-01-01

    Mobile Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) provides users with multimedia content through wireless access technologies whenever they want and wherever they are. However, vertical handover in heterogeneous networks results in long interruption time and large packet loss rate, which poses a challenge for seamless mobile IPTV service. The existing solutions that make use of the heterogeneous access networks to transmit multimedia

  11. Mobile devices and intelligent agents - towards a new generation of applications and services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael J. O'grady; Gregory M. P. O'hare

    2005-01-01

    If mobile computing is to become the predominant computer usage paradigm in the coming years as is widely anticipated, a substantial increase in the demand for mobile computing applications and services will arise. How best to engineer such applications remains an open question and is naturally the focus of much research. In this article, we propose the use of intelligent

  12. A Partition Prediction Algorithm for Service Replication in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdelouahid Derhab; Nadjib Badache; Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah

    2005-01-01

    Due to the mobility of nodes in ad hoc networks, network topology is dynamic and unpredictable, which leads to frequent network partitioning. This partitioning disconnects many nodes from the centralized server. Being aware of future partitioning can help to provide a continuous service availability for all mobile nodes. In this paper, we propose a partition prediction algorithm, based on: (i)

  13. Development of a Cross-Platform Ubiquitous Language Learning Service via Mobile Phone and Interactive Television

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fallahkhair, Sanaz; Pemberton, L.; Griffiths, R.

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the development processes for a cross-platform ubiquitous language learning service via interactive television (iTV) and mobile phone. Adapting a learner-centred design methodology, a number of requirements were gathered from multiple sources that were subsequently used in TAMALLE (television and mobile phone assisted language…

  14. Phero-Trail: a bio-inspired location service for mobile underwater sensor networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luiz Filipe M. Vieira; Uichin Lee; Mario Gerla

    2008-01-01

    A SEA Swarm (Sensor Equipped Aquatic Swarm) moves as a group with water current and enables 4D (space and time) monitoring of local underwater events such as contaminants and intruders. For prompt alert reporting, mobile sensors forward events to mobile sinks (i.e., autonomous underwater vehicles) via geographic rout- ing, thus requiring a location service. In this paper, we analyze various

  15. Providing Differentiated Services to Mobile IP Users Torsten Braun and Gnther Stattenberger

    E-print Network

    Braun, Torsten

    Differentiated Services (DiffServ) configuration of the involved routers. If the user becomes mobile and leaves its home sub-network, bandwidth brokers responsible for managing DiffServ routers in the involved benefit from DiffServ support. This approach avoids changing lower level protocols such as Mobile IP. 2

  16. Presentation and Economic Evaluation of Implementation of Positioning Service in 3G Mobile Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Lukic; Miroslav L. Duki?; M. L. Jankovic

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides a general description of the service for positioning of potential users, as well as the evaluation of cost-effectiveness of the utilization and integration in the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) of the company Telekom Srbija. It also offers a comparative analysis of potential markets for mobile network operators in Macedonia, Slovenia and Montenegro, who could also be

  17. Evolution of Charging and Billing Models for GSM and Future Mobile Internet Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Cushnie; David Hutchison; Huw Oliver

    2000-01-01

    Mobile telephone communications and the Internet are converging and may eventually operate on a common technical platform, using TCP\\/IP networks as the main backbone medium. Mobile telephones are converging to Internet terminals, allowing the user access to email, Web browsing and all the other Internet services currently available from a desktop computer environment. In order to provide improved infrastructure for

  18. User acceptance of NFC mobile phone service: an investigation based on the UTAUT model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kai-Ying Chen; Meng-Lin Chang

    2011-01-01

    Near-field communication (NFC) is a technology with service applications that include location-based service, mobile payment, peer gaming, and targeted advertising. Using the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model, this study explores the factors that affect consumer acceptance of mobile phones with built-in NFC capability. The results indicate that Effort Expectancy has a positive effect on Performance Expectancy.

  19. Non-repudiation of consumption of mobile Internet services with privacy support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. S. Hasan

    2005-01-01

    Today's Internet technology is able to support different quality-of-service (QoS) classes to meet different application and user requirements. Combined with the support of user mobility, service providers offer differentiated services not only to their own customers, but also to roaming users. This offer is accompanied normally by more complex pricing schemes which require a complex accounting of the real service

  20. Non-repudiation of Consumption of Mobile Internet Services with Privacy Support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Burkhard Stiller

    Today's Internet technology is able to support different Quality-of-Service (QoS) classes to meet different application and user requirements. Combined with the support of user mobility, service providers offer differentiated services not only to their own customers, but also to roaming users. This offer is accompanied normally by more complex pricing schemes which require a complex accounting of the real service

  1. MuSIC: Mobility-Aware Optimal Service Allocation in Mobile Cloud Computing

    E-print Network

    Venkatasubramanian, Nalini

    execute cooperatively on mobile clients and the tiered cloud architecture while considering multi- ple QoS of a growing mo- bile user population. One of the main bottlenecks in ensuring mobile QoS is the level. The goal is to offload compute and data intensive tasks from resource-poor mobile devices to cloud nodes

  2. Name Service in IPv6 Mobile Ad-hoc Network Jaehoon Jeong, Jungsoo Park, Hyoungjun Kim, and Kishik Park

    E-print Network

    Jeong, Jaehoon "Paul"

    Name Service in IPv6 Mobile Ad-hoc Network Jaehoon Jeong, Jungsoo Park, Hyoungjun Kim, and Kishik,pjs,khj,kipark}@etri.re.kr, WWW home page: http://www.adhoc.6ants.net/ Abstract. In this paper, we propose an architecture of name service system which can provide mobile nodes in IPv6 mobile ad-hoc network with the name

  3. Providing ConnectionOriented Network Services to Mobile Hosts Page 1 Providing ConnectionOriented Network Services to Mobile Hosts 1

    E-print Network

    California at Berkeley, University of

    Providing Connection­Oriented Network Services to Mobile Hosts Page 1 Providing Connection­Oriented92] rely on connection­oriented networks and resource reservation. Per­ connection resource allocation in a connection­oriented network is necessary to ensure that guarantees will not be violated under

  4. Scalable Schemes for Mobile Networks with Multiple Services \\Lambda

    E-print Network

    Telek, Miklós

    @informatik.uni­erlangen.de 3 Department of Telecommunications, Technical University of Budapest, H­1521 Budapest, Hungary life. The mobile telephony has introduced a major breakthrough in the communication industry and, therefore, the cellular mobile telecommunication is one of the most developing areas in the field

  5. Distributed directory service and message routing for mobile agents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luc Moreau

    2001-01-01

    Research about networks and agents has identified the need for a layer that provides a uniform protocol to communicate with fixed and mobile agents. In order to preserve the compatibility with existing infrastructures, proposed solutions have involved a “home agent”, which forwards messages to a mobile entity. The mechanism of a home agent puts a burden on the infrastructure, which

  6. IMPACTS OF MVNOs ON MOBILE DATA SERVICE MARKET

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Annukka Kiiski

    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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nilson, Ralph; And Others

    1996-01-01

    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…

  8. Mobile Technology and the Unsettled Ocean of Student Services

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flood, Tim; Black, Tom

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. 3 THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING OF MOBILE DATA SERVICES: Developing an

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of this transformation have changed the business rules of the telecommunications industry. Nowadays, themajorchallenges are identified along with their interrelationships and rules in the telecommunication service business model in telecommunications. Employing the developed ontology would systemize mobile service engineering functions and make

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chang, Shuchih Ernest; Pan, Ying-Hui Vera

    2011-01-01

    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…

  11. Exploring business opportunities from mobile services data of customers: An inter-cluster analysis approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Indranil Bose; Xi Chen

    2010-01-01

    We use customer clustering to explore the behavioral patterns of customers who subscribe to mobile services. Two clustering techniques, K-means and KVQ, are used to cluster customers using knowledge about attributes that are broadly grouped under usage, revenue, services, and user categories. We used inter-cluster analysis on the clusters generated from the two techniques to compare the distribution of customers

  12. Modeling the Mobile Service Market of the Region and Control Problems Solution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander B. Blinov; Andrey I. Koblov; Vladimir I. Shiryaev

    This paper presents a system dynamics approach for the analysis of the mobile service competitive market model. The model evaluates dynamic competition between major operators: the dominant operator and the others. Their market share, as per the number of subscribers, is influenced by the pricing policy, service quality, subscriber base, potential subscribers, marketing, etc. The method for the identification of

  13. MobiCare: A Programmable Service Architecture for Mobile Medical Care

    E-print Network

    Liblit, Ben

    MobiCare: A Programmable Service Architecture for Mobile Medical Care Rajiv Chakravorty Rajiv Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA ABSTRACT We introduce MobiCare -- a remote wireless patient-area wireless communication networks to pro- vide better healthcare services in a wide-range of scenarios. MobiCare

  14. A Cross-Layer Interworking of DVB-T and WLAN for Mobile IPTV Service Delivery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ismail Djama; Toufik Ahmed

    2007-01-01

    The convergence between existing and emerging technologies such as broadband, mobile, and broadcast networks is considered as a promising opportunity for existing network operators to increase theirs services' audiences. An important research effort is undertaken by main industry actors to face the multidimensional (transport technology, session signaling, and QoS provisioning) heterogeneity in the Next Generation Network (NGN). The per-session service

  15. Forecasting the Market for Cellular Mobile Services by Linear Regression Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ÅKE ARVIDSSON

    2009-01-01

    We consider the problems of explaining and forecasting the penetration and the traffic in cellular mobile networks. To this end, we create two regression models, viz. one to predict the penetration from service charges and network effects and another one to predict the traffic from service charges and diffusion and adoption effects. The results of the models can also be

  16. A simulation-based studio for (re) engineering business processes enabled by mobile services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yan Wang

    We view mobile services as emerging enablers for business engin- eering. Therefore, the term of ''business process engineering enabled by mo- bile services'' (BEeMS) is defined in this paper. We see a number of chal- lenges in the research field of BEeMS and there is a lack of decision support environments for organizations in dealing with those challenges. In this

  17. Adoption of the mobile Internet: An empirical study of multimedia message service (MMS)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chin-Lung Hsu; Hsi-Peng Lu; Huei-Hsia Hsu

    2007-01-01

    Multimedia message service (MMS) provides more multimedia communication with entertainment effects than current text-based short message service (SMS). While many reports indicate that the mobile Internet market will be huge, little is known about whether people will accept MMS. This study applies innovation diffusion theory to examine the factors that influence the adoption of MMS. The proposed model was empirically

  18. Political Mobilization and Conflict among Western Urban and Reservation Indian Health Service Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brod, Rodney L.; LaDue, Ronald

    1989-01-01

    Recent cutbacks in Indian Health Service (IHS) funding, particularly for urban programs, generated political mobilization and intergroup conflict among several Indian groups with IHS-funded programs. A Montana survey revealed gross underestimation of urban Indian population and high levels of unmet needs for health care services. Contains 27…

  19. The Design and Engineering of Mobile Data Services: Developing an Ontology Based on Business Model Thinking

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Al-Debei, Mutaz M.; Fitzgerald, Guy

    This paper addresses the design and engineering problem related to mobile data services. The aim of the research is to inform and advise mobile service design and engineering by looking at this issue from a rigorous and holistic perspective. To this aim, this paper develops an ontology based on business model thinking. The developed ontology identifies four primary dimensions in designing business models of mobile data services: value proposition, value network, value architecture, and value finance. Within these dimensions, 15 key design concepts are identified along with their interrelationships and rules in the telecommunication service business model domain and unambiguous semantics are produced. The developed ontology is of value to academics and practitioners alike, particularly those interested in strategic-oriented IS/IT and business developments in telecommunications. Employing the developed ontology would systemize mobile service engineering functions and make them more manageable, effective, and creative. The research approach to building the mobile service business model ontology essentially follows the design science paradigm. Within this paradigm, we incorporate a number of different research methods, so the employed methodology might be better characterized as a pluralist approach.

  20. Layered Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Mobile Web Services via Converged Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks

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    Zhonghong Ou; Meina Song; Hui Chen; Junde Song

    2008-01-01

    Mobile communication technology is rapidly developed with the enhanced networking capacities as well as the expanding population of mobile subscribers. Providing Web services via converged mobile cellular and Ad Hoc networks has attracted growing attentions. In this paper, a layered peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture is designed for providing Web services via converged mobile cellular and Ad Hoc networks. To speed up

  1. Self-service technology for sales purposes in branch banking : The impact of personality and relationship on customer adoption

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    Sven C. Berger

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – This article aims to explain the adoption of self-service technology with pro-active sales applications (automated teller machines or kiosk systems) in brick-and-mortar outlets with special respect to personality traits, relationship characteristics and previous online banking usage. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A theoretical framework is proposed, extending well proven technology adoption models by moderating effects from personality traits and customer relationship

  2. Banking on the Internet.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Internet Research, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Electronic ground was broken in 1995 with the development of the completely Internet-based bank Security First Network Bank. This article discusses the need for developing online services, outlines the reasons for the formation of an Internet-based bank and argues that to remain competitive financial services providers must provide easier customer…

  3. An Empirical Study of Service Quality Perspectives in Public and Private Banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ch. Spathis; E. Petridou; N. Glaveli

    \\u000a During the past decade the banking sector has undergone drastic changes, resulting in a high competitive market place. The\\u000a resulting margin squeeze and disintermediation have emphasised the need for quality. A proper understanding of the determinants\\u000a of quality can be seen to have an increasing interest for banks in the competitive environment. The present empirical study\\u000a undertaken in Greek banks

  4. Communication satellite studies applicable to mobile telephone services

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    Anderson, R. E.; Milton, R. T.; Brown, J. P.

    1979-01-01

    The potential use of satellites as extensions of existing terrestrial land mobile systems is discussed. Compatibility, particularly with cellular type systems, is considered. Sample technical and cost parameters and market assessments are also presented.

  5. Balanced MVC Architecture for Developing Service-Based Mobile Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hyun Jung La; Soo Dong Kim

    2010-01-01

    A mobile device such as Android device is emerging as a convenient client computing device with mobility and context-sensing capability. However, the computing power and hardware resource of the devices are limited due to the small form-factor. Consequently, large-scaled applications could not be deployed on these devices. To remedy the limitations, it is desirable to deploy some heavy-weight functionality on

  6. Hierarchical Location Service for Mobile Ad-Hoc Wolfgang Kie

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    by a location service. In this paper, we propose a novel location service called HLS (Hier- archical Location Service). HLS divides the area covered by the network into a hierarchy of regions. The top level region containing the current position of £ . Because of its hierarchical approach HLS is highly scalable

  7. 76 FR 59144 - National Practitioner Data Bank; Name Change of Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) to Continuous...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration...Query AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration...2007, the Health Resources and Services Administration...Department of Health and Human Services...

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdulkarim S. Al-Eisa; Abdulla M. Alhemoud

    2009-01-01

    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

  9. Global Practices of Financial Services with Reference to Banking in India

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    Suriyamurthi S; Karthik R; Mahalakshmi V

    2012-01-01

    The Indian banking and finance system will be globally competitive. For this the market players will have to be financially strong and operationally efficient. Capital would be a key factor in building a successful institution. The banking and finance system will improve competitiveness through a process of consoli-dation, either through mergers and acquisitions through strategic alliances. Technology would be the

  10. The Impact Of Globalisation On Banking Service Quality In Zimbabwe (2003-2008)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kosmas Njanike

    2010-01-01

    The study sought to investigate the impact of globalization on the quality of products in a developing economy banking sector. The objectives of the research were to ascertain whether globalisation helps restore or maintain confidence in the banking sector; ensure a sound financial sector; helps reduce fraudulent activities and whether the implementation of global measures improves the quality of products

  11. 12 CFR 225.104 - “Services” under section 4(c)(1) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies... (2) In the second case, Corporation Y, a nonbanking subsidiary of a bank holding...time sales paper into cash; but Corporation Y made no loans or purchases of sales...

  12. 12 CFR 250.403 - Service of member bank and real estate investment company.

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    2010-01-01

    ...judgment that should be exercised by the bank in appraising its credits and might cause the company to be so identified in the minds of the public with the bank that any financial reverses suffered by the company might affect the confidence of the public...

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

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

    1990-01-01

    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.

  14. New Model for Quality of Service in Mobile Ad Hoc Network

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    Jitendranath Mungara; S. P. Setti; G. Vasanth

    2009-01-01

    A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes where each node is free to move about arbitrarily. The Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector AODV) routing protocol is one of the well-known and efficient on-demand MANET protocols. AODV currently does not support Quality of Service (QoS) and also has no load balancing mechanism. We propose some enhancements

  15. A Speech Mashup Framework for Multimodal Mobile Services

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    Giuseppe DiFabbrizio; Jay G. Wilpon; Thomas Okken

    2009-01-01

    Amid today?s proliferation of Web content and mobile phones with broadband\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009data access, interacting with small-form factor devices is still\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009cumbersome. Spoken interaction could overcome the input limitations\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009of mobile devices, but running an automatic speech recognizer with\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009the limited computational capabilities of a mobile device becomes\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009an impossible challenge when large vocabularies for speech recognition\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009must often be updated

  16. An optimized bandwidth efficient demand assigned protocol for integrated Mobile Satellite Services

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    Yan, T.-Y.; Wang, C. C.

    1985-01-01

    This paper describes the design of a demand assigned protocol based on bandwidth efficiency for integrated services of a Mobile Satellite System (MSS). An MSS provides data (closed-ended) and voice (open-ended) communications services for a large number of mobile users dispersed over a wide geographical area. Each mobile requests its desired service through a designated set of channels to a network management center. Either pure or slotted ALOHA random access scheme can be used to make connection requests, while data and voice communications are demand assigned. All channels have equal bandwidth and can be adaptively used for reservation requests, data connections or voice connections to maximize the bandwidth utilization. In this paper, perfect communications channels are assumed. It has been shown that, for the case considered, using the slotted ALOHA scheme for making connection requests can save about 30 percent on the total number of channels over using the pure ALHOA scheme.

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

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    Freibaum, Jerry

    1990-01-01

    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.

  18. Examining the adoption, usage and outcomes of mobile money services: the case of M-PESA in Kenya 

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    Morawczynski, Olga

    2011-07-04

    This thesis will examine the adoption, usage and outcomes of a mobile money service called MPESA. Since being launched in 2007, the service has seen phenomenal growth in Kenya. Over 7.5 million users, or 34% of the adult ...

  19. Extended Quality-of-Service for Mobile Networks

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    Jukka Manner; Kimmo E. E. Raatikainen

    2001-01-01

    Guaranteed QoS for multimedia applications is based on reserved resources in each intermediate node on the whole end-to-end\\u000a path. This can be achieved more effectively for stationary nodes than for mobile nodes. Many multimedia applications become\\u000a useless if the continuity is disturbed due to end-to-end or slow re-reservations of resources each time a mobile node moves\\u000a so that its point-of-presence

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  1. NDR: Name Directory Service in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Jae-Hoon Jeong, Jung-Soo Park, Hyoung-Jun Kim

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    Jeong, Jaehoon "Paul"

    NDR: Name Directory Service in Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Jae-Hoon Jeong, Jung-Soo Park, Hyoung-Jun Kim the name service architecture called as name directory service (NDR) for the exchange of domain name, IP service for mobile user in the environment of mobile ad-hoc network where the current dedicated name

  2. Service-Oriented Heterogeneous Resource Sharing for Optimizing Service Latency in Mobile Cloud

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    Mandayam, Narayan

    @winlab.rutgers.edu ABSTRACT Fog computing is expected to be an enabler of mobile cloud computing, which extends the cloud computing paradigm to the edge of the network. In the mobile cloud, not only central data centers but also-1-4503-2206-5/13/07 ...$15.00. Keywords cloud computing, mobile cloud, fog computing, heteroge- neous resource sharing

  3. Near-field communication-based secure mobile payment service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kiran S. Kadambi; Jun Li; Alan H. Karp

    2009-01-01

    The loss of customer account information makes headlines all too often. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) has generated resistance from merchants because of its cost and complexity. Unfortunately, innovating in the Point of Sale (PoS) space is hard because the protocols have been standardized, tightly constraining new ideas. Using mobile phones as payment devices opens up

  4. DoKumobility: Web services for the mobile worker

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    Jonathan Trevor; Gene Golovchinsky

    2005-01-01

    Mobile users often require access to their documents while away from the office. While preloading documents in a repository can make those documents available remotely, people need to know in advance which documents they might need. Furthermore, it may be difficult to view, print, or share the document through a portable device such as cell phone. We implemented DoKumobility, a

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

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    Nommensen, Elisabeth

    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…

  6. Aeronautical mobile satellite service: Air traffic control applications

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    Sim, Dave

    1990-01-01

    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.

  7. AN EFFICIENT FRAMEWORK FOR ROBUST MOBILE SPEECH RECOGNITION SERVICES

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    Rose, Richard

    robust acoustic modeling techniques is demonstrated for situatiohs when the use of specialized acoustic transducers on the mobile devices is not practical. It is shown that unsupervised acoustic nor- malization databases where issues of database security and integrity make it impractical to distribute representations

  8. Composable Proxy Services to Support Collaboration on the Mobile Internet

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2003-01-01

    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

  9. Supporting Mobile Education for Pre-Service Teachers

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    Newhouse, C. Paul; Williams, P. John; Pearson, Jennifer

    2006-01-01

    Mobile computing devices are increasingly finding a place in universities, putting the pressure on teacher education to consider how best to incorporate the use of these technologies. At the same time there is pressure from the requirement for teacher education students to develop skills and experience in using digital technologies to support…

  10. ADS-Directory Services for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Based on an Information Market Model

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    Hutter, Christian; Rothkugel, Steffen

    2007-01-01

    Ubiquitous computing based on small mobile devices using wireless communication links is becoming very attractive. The computational power and storage capacities provided allow the execution of sophisticated applications. Due to the fact that sharing of information is a central problem for distributed applications, the development of self organizing middleware services providing high level interfaces for information managing is essential. ADS is a directory service for mobile ad-hoc networks dealing with local and nearby information as well as providing access to distant information. The approach discussed throughout this paper is based upon the concept of information markets.

  11. The role of standards in innovation and diffusion of broadband mobile services: The case of South Korea

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    Youngjin Yoo; Kalle Lyytinen; Heedong Yang

    2005-01-01

    We explore the evolution of the mobile infrastructure in South Korea through the lens of actor network theory. In particular, we analyze the roles of standards in promoting, enabling and constraining innovation in broadband mobile services over a 10-year period. During this period, Korea moved from the position of a follower to the forefront of the mobile computing revolution by

  12. 12 CFR 225.104 - “Services” under section 4(c)(1) of Bank Holding Company Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...and general sense, the legislative history of the Bank Holding Company Act indicates...organizations, operations, preparing tax returns, personnel, and many others...many others”). This legislative history and the context in which the...

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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

  14. A Fault-Tolerant Home-Based Naming Service For Mobile Agents Camron Tolman and Carlos A. Varela

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    Varela, Carlos

    A Fault-Tolerant Home-Based Naming Service For Mobile Agents Camron Tolman and Carlos A. Varela Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 12180, USA {tolmac,cvarela}@cs.rpi.edu Abstract A naming service is in charge of locating a mobile agent in a distributed system given its name. Three critical characteristics

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

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    MATTHEW O. ADIGUN

    2009-01-01

    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

  16. 75 FR 69374 - Supplement to Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund

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    ...services that include voice telecommunications...support needed and enable identification of the providers...Application contents. (1) Identification of the party seeking...support is requested and identification of its authorization...transmissions supporting voice and data to and...

  17. A Secure Privacy-Preserving Hierarchical Location Service for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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    Xinghua Ruan; Boyang Yu; Jingdong Xu; Lin Yang

    2007-01-01

    Recently, position-based routing has proven to be a scalable and efficient way for packet routing in mobile ad hoc networks.\\u000a To enable position-based routing, a node must be able to discover the location of the intended destination node. This can\\u000a typically be accomplished by a location service. By far there have been many efficient location service algorithms such as\\u000a the

  18. Packet scheduler for mobile Internet services using high speed downlink packet access

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    Wha Sook Jeon; Dong Geun Jeong; Bonghoe Kim

    2004-01-01

    Internet services are becoming essential in the third- and fourth-generation cellular mobile networks. In order to provide effectively the packet data service with scarce radio resource, several systems, including the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) enhancement of wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA), have been proposed. In this paper, we design an Internet Protocol (IP) packet scheduler for high-speed packet

  19. Designing viable business models for context-aware mobile services

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    Mark De Reuver; Timber Haaker

    2009-01-01

    Technologies of 3G and beyond open up new opportunities to develop and commercialize context-aware services that utilize information like user location and social context. Although initial expectations were high, the adoption and diffusion of context-aware services have thus far been limited. Existing literature points to failing business models to explain part of the disappointing uptake. However, most authors focus on

  20. What's your preference? : An exploratory examination of the effect of human vs ATM vs online interactions on overall consumer satisfaction with banking services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Diana L. Haytko; Christina S. Simmers

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of human interaction versus interactions with technology in overall customer satisfaction with banking services, specifically, tellers versus Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) vs online transactions. All types of interactions are important in services, yet their level of importance is changing as the environment change. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two studies were

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

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    Fong, Ee-May; Chung, Wan-Young

    2013-01-01

    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

  2. Global Mobile Satellite Service Interference Analysis for the AeroMACS

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    Wilson, Jeffrey D.; Apaza, Rafael D.; Hall, Ward; Phillips, Brent

    2013-01-01

    The AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System), which is based on the IEEE 802.16-2009 mobile wireless standard, is envisioned as the wireless network which will cover all areas of airport surfaces for next generation air transportation. It is expected to be implemented in the 5091-5150 MHz frequency band which is also occupied by mobile satellite service uplinks. Thus the AeroMACS must be designed to avoid interference with this incumbent service. Simulations using Visualyse software were performed utilizing a global database of 6207 airports. Variations in base station and subscriber antenna distribution and gain pattern were examined. Based on these simulations, recommendations for global airport base station and subscriber antenna power transmission limitations are provided.

  3. NEW E-LEARNING SERVICES BASED ON MOBILE AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: UBI-LEARN PROJECT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -up to design physical-digital interactions. #12;New applications for ubiquitous learning will provided us their learning, both in and out of class. Simulations, learning games, threaded discussions, and videoNEW E-LEARNING SERVICES BASED ON MOBILE AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: UBI-LEARN PROJECT Mona Laroussi 1

  4. A novel virtual machine based approach for hosting NFC services on mobile devices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Benyo?; B. So?dor; A. Vilmos; G. Fo?rdo?s

    2010-01-01

    NFC is one of the latest wireless communication technologies, making possible variety of business opportunities. At Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) a generalized approach for NFC application development has been elaborated, where the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), as well as service providers can make their own application and run it in the proposed common environment. The developed a

  5. Autonomous mobile robot with displacements in a vertical plane and applications in cleaning services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Alexandrescu; T. C. Apostolescu; C. Udrea; D. Duminica?; L. A. Cartal

    2010-01-01

    Robotic systems have lead to important progress in the vast field of automation. Even if industrial robots prevailed initially, service robots intended to perform various activities, including domestic tasks, have brought a substantial contribution in the latest two decades. Autonomous mobile robots used for vertical surface cleaning involve the most complex mechanical structures from the point of view of displacement

  6. The use of handheld mobile devices: their impact and implications for library services

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    Joel Cummings; Alex Merrill; Steve Borrelli

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to carry out a survey in order to better understand the nature of handheld mobile computing use by academic library users and to determine whether there is a significant demand for using the library services with these small screen devices. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey is created to measure whether people want to

  7. The Mobile Street Food Service Practice in the Urban Economy of Kumba, Cameroon

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cletus Acho-Chi

    2002-01-01

    The mobile food service practice is one of multiple survival strategies adopted by poor urban households in Cameroon to maintain and expand the base of subsistence incomes, especially in the current surge of economic crisis. Though a fast-growing informal sector enterprise, it is still at an artisanal stage in urban Cameroon, creating an urgent need for a supportive policy environment

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  9. Exploring Business Opportunities from Mobile Service Data of Customers Using Inter-cluster Analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Indranil Bose; Chen Xi

    2006-01-01

    Customer clustering is used to understand customers' preferences and behaviors by examining the differences and similarities between customers. Kohonen vector quantization (KVQ), Kohonen self organizing map (SOM) and K-means are used in this research to find interesting behaviors of customers who subscribe to mobile services. Clustering is followed by inter-cluster analysis in order to identify possible business opportunities

  10. Development of a retrospective/fortuitous accident dosimetry service based on OSL of mobile phones.

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    Smith, R W; Eakins, J S; Hager, L G; Rothkamm, K; Tanner, R J

    2015-04-01

    Work is presented on the development of a retrospective/fortuitous accident dosimetry service using optically stimulated luminescence of resistors found in mobile phones to determine the doses of radiation to members of the public following a radiological accident or terrorist incident. The system is described and discussed in terms of its likely accuracy in a real incident. PMID:25841040

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

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    Vaughan, Norman; Lawrence, Kimberley

    2013-01-01

    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…

  12. Service-Oriented Middleware for the Mobile Internet of Things: A Scalable Solution

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Service-Oriented Middleware for the Mobile Internet of Things: A Scalable Solution Sara Hachem.issarny}@inria.fr Abstract--The Internet of Things (IoT) is characterized by a wide penetration in the regular user's life and fulfill users' queries for Thing-based measurements/actions. I. INTRODUCTION The Internet of today

  13. Performance of DASH and WebRTC Video Services for Mobile Users

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    Panwar, Shivendra S.

    Performance of DASH and WebRTC Video Services for Mobile Users Fraida Fund, Cong Wang, Yong Liu the challenge of the decade. Dy- namic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) and WebRTC are new and evolving. In this work, we describe measurements collected from DASH and WebRTC implementations while moving at walking

  14. Consultant-as-a-Service: An Interactive and Context-driven Approach to Mobile Decision

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    Sartipi, Kamran

    interfaces that coach the user, who is not familiar with an organization, to effectively select the desired, government, healthcare, and on-line shopping. A prototype mobile service has been developed using iOS for i, requiring them to expand their marketing departments and hire more information desk employees. On the other

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

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    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

    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

  16. Task Behavior and Interaction Planning for a Mobile Service Robot that Occasionally Requires Help

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    Veloso, Manuela M.

    Task Behavior and Interaction Planning for a Mobile Service Robot that Occasionally Requires Help Abstract In our work, a robot can proactively ask for help when necessary, based on its awareness of its sensing and ac- tuation limitations. Approaches in which humans pro- vide help to robots do

  17. Mobile Device Intervention for Student Support Services in Distance Education Context--FRAME Model Perspective

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    Kumar, Lalita S.; Jamatia, Biplab; Aggarwal, A. K.; Kannan, S.

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports the findings of a study conducted to analyse the effect of mobile device intervention for student support services and to gauge its use for enhancing teaching--learning process as a future study in the context of offer of Distance Education programmes. The study was conducted with the learners of the coveted Post Graduate…

  18. Investigation of Energy Consumption of Mobile Station for Instant Messaging Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yun Won Chung

    2011-01-01

    Recently, instant messaging service has been widely used by many users. In instant messaging, mobile users need to notify their instant messaging server of activity infor- mation periodically, so that their status should be managed and displayed as active at instant messengers of their buddies. The periodic notification, however, prevents instant messenger from entering sleep mode, and thus, results in

  19. The Impact on the Education Service of Teacher Mobility: A Report.

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    Le Metais, Joanna

    In December 1988 the Council of the European Communities adopted a directive to promote teacher mobility throughout the European Community (EC) by defining mutual qualifications. The purpose of this report is to assess the impact of the initiative on educational services. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 examines teacher recruitment…

  20. A Resource Mobility Scheme for Service-Continuity in the Internet of Things

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    Barnaghi, Payam M.

    A Resource Mobility Scheme for Service-Continuity in the Internet of Things Frieder Ganz, Ruidong and Communications Technology Koganei-shi, 184-8795 Japan {lrd, harai}@nict.go.jp Abstract--In the Internet of Things. INTRODUCTION The Internet of Things (IoT) enables the integration of real world objects into the virtual world

  1. Design and Evaluation of a Support Service for Mobile, Wireless Publish\\/Subscribe Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mauro Caporuscio; Antonio Carzaniga; Alexander L. Wolf

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents the design and evaluation of a support service for mobile, wireless clients of a distributed publish\\/ subscribe system. A distributed publish\\/subscribe system is a networked communication infrastructure where messages are published by senders and then delivered to the receivers whose subscriptions match the messages. Communication therefore does not involve the use of explicit addresses, but rather emerges

  2. A crowdsourcing based mobile image translation and knowledge sharing service

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2010-01-01

    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,

  3. Context-Aware Service Composition for Mobile Network Environments*

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    Helal, Abdelsalam

    resources, a piece of computation, and even a human being. A value-added, composite service can also University, Seoul, Republic of Korea {lee,archit01,mixxer}@hanyang.ac.kr 2 Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea wlee@korea.ac.kr 3 Dept. of Computer and Information

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

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    Kambourakis, G; Maglogiannis, I; Rouskas, A

    2005-01-01

    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

  5. The Adoption of Mobile Health Management Services: An Empirical Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ming-Chien Hung; Wen-Yuan Jen

    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.

  6. Mining multilevel and location-aware service patterns in mobile web environments.

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    Tseng, Shin-Mu; Tsui, Ching-Fu

    2004-12-01

    In this correspondence, we address the issue of efficiently mining multilevel and location-aware associated service patterns in a mobile web environment. In terms of multilevel concept, we consider the complex problem that locations and services are of hierarchical structures. We propose a new data mining method named two-dimensional multilevel (2-DML) association rules mining, which can efficiently discover the associated service request patterns by taking into account the multilevel properties of locations and services. The discovered patterns can be effectively utilized in real applications like location-based and personalized services. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work addressing this research issue. Some variations of the 2-DML method with different properties in terms of execution efficiency and memory efficiency were also developed. Through empirical evaluation, the proposed methods are shown to deliver good performance in terms of efficiency and scalability under various system conditions. PMID:15619947

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1990-01-01

    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.

  8. Assessing Quality of Experience while comparing competing mobile broadband services from the user perspective

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    Madruga, Ewerton L.; David, Rodrigo; Sabóia de Souza, Rodolfo; Dantas, Romulo

    2015-01-01

    The growth of mobile traffic is exploding globally, and users can already choose their best smartphone or tablet options from a handful of manufacturers based on specific criteria such as price and usability. It is much less clear when the user needs to pick from various mobile broadband service providers when choices are available. After all, how does one know what is the best provider for a given usage profile? This work uses drive tests to investigate the variation of radio frequency conditions and relate them to the quality of experience from the viewpoint of the user.

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

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Jaebeom

    2013-01-01

    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. PMID:24175115

  10. The Evolution of Online Banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Douglas Ross

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the success of U.S. banks in utilizing online banking as a distribution channel for their products and services. The emergence of the Internet as a distribution medium of revolutionary potential in the mid-1990s was greeted by the majority of banks with reservation and caution. At the beginning of this era banks were

  11. 12 CFR 225.118 - Computer services for customers of subsidiary banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Computer services for customers of subsidiary...Companies Interpretations § 225.118 Computer services for customers of subsidiary...presented that the service company owns a computer which it utilizes to furnish...

  12. 12 CFR 225.118 - Computer services for customers of subsidiary banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Computer services for customers of subsidiary...Companies Interpretations § 225.118 Computer services for customers of subsidiary...presented that the service company owns a computer which it utilizes to furnish...

  13. 12 CFR 225.118 - Computer services for customers of subsidiary banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Computer services for customers of subsidiary...Companies Interpretations § 225.118 Computer services for customers of subsidiary...presented that the service company owns a computer which it utilizes to furnish...

  14. MobileSOA: A Service Oriented Web 2.0 Framework for Context-Aware, Lightweight and Flexible Mobile Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anuraj Ennai; Siddhartha Bose

    2008-01-01

    Current enterprise application mobility approaches tend to extend desktop paradigms to the mobile space. We believe that enterprise application mobility needs to evolve to a mobile-oriented business computing paradigm, where business functions and relevant collaboration options are made available to a large number of mobile users in the most appropriate manner. In this paradigm, users get just enough information and

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

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

    1995-01-01

    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.

  16. SmartMal: A Service-Oriented Behavioral Malware Detection Framework for Mobile Devices

    PubMed Central

    Wu, Zhizhong; Li, Xi; Zhou, Xuehai; Wang, Aili; Hung, Patrick C. K.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents SmartMal—a novel service-oriented behavioral malware detection framework for vehicular and mobile devices. The highlight of SmartMal is to introduce service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts and behavior analysis into the malware detection paradigms. The proposed framework relies on client-server architecture, the client continuously extracts various features and transfers them to the server, and the server's main task is to detect anomalies using state-of-art detection algorithms. Multiple distributed servers simultaneously analyze the feature vector using various detectors and information fusion is used to concatenate the results of detectors. We also propose a cycle-based statistical approach for mobile device anomaly detection. We accomplish this by analyzing the users' regular usage patterns. Empirical results suggest that the proposed framework and novel anomaly detection algorithm are highly effective in detecting malware on Android devices. PMID:25165729

  17. Proposal for the Award of a Contract for the Provision of GSM Mobile Telephone Services

    E-print Network

    2003-01-01

    This document concerns the award of a contract for the provision of GSM mobile telephone services. Following a call for tenders (IT-3121/IT) sent on 11 March 2003 to ten firms in five Member States, CERN had received, by the closing date, two tenders from two firms in one Member State. The Finance Committee is invited to agree to the negotiation of a contract with TDC SWITZERLAND (CH), the lowest bidder, for the provision of GSM mobile telephone services for a period of six years, for a total amount not exceeding 2 308 630 Swiss francs, not subject to revision. The contract will include options for two one-year extensions beyond the initial six-year period. The firm has indicated the following distribution by country of the contract value covered by this adjudication proposal: CH - 100%.

  18. SmartMal: a service-oriented behavioral malware detection framework for mobile devices.

    PubMed

    Wang, Chao; Wu, Zhizhong; Li, Xi; Zhou, Xuehai; Wang, Aili; Hung, Patrick C K

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents SmartMal--a novel service-oriented behavioral malware detection framework for vehicular and mobile devices. The highlight of SmartMal is to introduce service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts and behavior analysis into the malware detection paradigms. The proposed framework relies on client-server architecture, the client continuously extracts various features and transfers them to the server, and the server's main task is to detect anomalies using state-of-art detection algorithms. Multiple distributed servers simultaneously analyze the feature vector using various detectors and information fusion is used to concatenate the results of detectors. We also propose a cycle-based statistical approach for mobile device anomaly detection. We accomplish this by analyzing the users' regular usage patterns. Empirical results suggest that the proposed framework and novel anomaly detection algorithm are highly effective in detecting malware on Android devices. PMID:25165729

  19. Military positions and post-service occupational mobility of Union Army veterans, 1861–1880

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Chulhee

    2009-01-01

    Although the Civil War has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention, little is known about how different wartime experiences of soldiers influenced their civilian lives after the war. This paper examines how military rank and duty of Union Army soldiers while in service affected their post-service occupational mobility. Higher ranks and non-infantry duties appear to have provided more opportunities for developing skills, especially those required for white-collar jobs. Among the recruits who were unskilled workers at the time of enlistment, commissioned and non-commissioned officers were much more likely to move up to a white-collar job by 1880. Similarly, unskilled recruits assigned to white-collar military duties were more likely to enter a white-collar occupation by 1880. The higher occupational mobility of higher-ranking soldiers is likely to have resulted from disparate human capital accumulations offered by their military positions rather than from their superior abilities. PMID:20234792

  20. Cost\\/revenue optimisation in multi-service mobile broadband systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fernando J. Velez; Luis M. Correia

    2002-01-01

    Multi-service traffic has a strong impact in mobile broadband systems (MBS) revenues, allowing one to obtain merit functions for optimisation purposes. A 'net cost' model is presented for the design trade-offs between re-use pattern, K, the coverage distance, R, and the spectral efficiency, Sef(R). It allows for the determination of the revenue per basic channel, R384, that achieves a given

  1. Utilization of L-band frequencies for the maritime mobile-satellite service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Das; J. Gilsenan

    1975-01-01

    A portion of the L-Band frequencies has been allocated for the maritime mobile-satellite service. The advantages and disadvantages of using 1.6\\/1.5 GHz, 6\\/4 GHz and 14\\/11 GHz bands between land earth station and satellite are reviewed. A double-hop or an inter-satellite link would be necessary to complete some communications links and limited experiments show no deleterious effect of a double-hop

  2. Bandwidth adaption algorithms with multi-objectives for adaptive multimedia services in wireless\\/mobile networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Taekyoung Kwon; Yanghee Choi; Sajal K. Das

    1999-01-01

    There is a growing interest in adaptive multimedia services in wireless\\/mobile networks where the bandwidth of an ongoing call is variable dun’ng its lijetime. We analyze the diverse objectives of adaptive multimedia jramework and propose two bandwidth adaptation algorithms (BAAS) that can satisfy these objectives: BAA-RA and BAA-RF. The BAA-RA takes into consideration revenue and anti-adaptation where the anti-adaptation is

  3. A Cascade-Hybrid Music Recommender System for mobile services based on musical genre classification and personality diagnosis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aristomenis S. Lampropoulos; Paraskevi S. Lampropoulou; George A. Tsihrintzis

    In this paper, we present a Cascade-Hybrid Music Recommender System intended to operate as a mobile service. Specifically,\\u000a our system is a middleware that realizes the recommendation process based on a combination of music genre classification and\\u000a personality diagnosis. A mobile user is able to query for music files by simply sending an example music file from his\\/her\\u000a mobile device.

  4. 78 FR 25858 - National Practitioner Data Bank

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    2013-05-03

    ...0906-AA87 National Practitioner Data Bank AGENCY: Health Resources and Services...entitled ``National Practitioner Data Bank'' which appeared in the April 5, 2013...Director, Division of Practitioner Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions,...

  5. Policy #3310 Allowance for Usage of Personal Mobile Devices and Wireless Service for University Business 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Policy #3310 ­ Allowance for Usage of Personal Mobile Devices and Wireless Service for University Business 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #3310 ALLOWANCE FOR USAGE OF PERSONAL MOBILE for Administration and Finance Date of Current Revision or Creation: January 24, 2014 A. PURPOSE The purpose

  6. Application of the aeronautical mobile satellite service (AMSS) and the providers of the service

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    Brangier, Francis

    1991-07-01

    The paper describes the different potential users of the AMSS, their requirements, and foreseen applications. The AMSS will be provided by several satellite-communication organizations, including INMARSAT, ARINC, SITA, and various national companies. Consideration is given to air-traffic-control services, aircraft operations communication, administrative communication, passenger communication services, and the problem of compatibility among these components.

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Naderi, F. (editor)

    1982-01-01

    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.

  8. A cloud system for mobile medical services of traditional Chinese medicine.

    PubMed

    Hu, Nian-Ze; Lee, Chia-Ying; Hou, Mark C; Chen, Ying-Ling

    2013-12-01

    Many medical centers in Taiwan have started to provide Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services for hospitalized patients. Due to the complexity of TCM modality and the increasing need for providing TCM services for patients in different wards at distantly separate locations within the hospital, it is getting difficult to manage the situation in the traditional way. A computerized system with mobile ability can therefore provide a practical solution to the challenge presented. The study tries to develop a cloud system equipped with mobile devices to integrate electronic medical records, facilitate communication between medical workers, and improve the quality of TCM services for the hospitalized patients in a medical center. The system developed in the study includes mobile devices carrying Android operation system and a PC as a cloud server. All the devices use the same TCM management system developed by the study. A website of database is set up for information sharing. The cloud system allows users to access and update patients' medical information, which is of great help to medical workers for verifying patients' identification and giving proper treatments to patients. The information then can be wirelessly transmitted between medical personnel through the cloud system. Several quantitative and qualitative evaluation indexes are developed to measure the effectiveness of the cloud system on the quality of the TCM service. The cloud system is tested and verified based on a sample of hospitalized patients receiving the acupuncture treatment at the Lukang Branch of Changhua Christian Hospital (CCH) in Taiwan. The result shows a great improvement in operating efficiency of the TCM service in that a significant saving in labor time can be attributable to the cloud system. In addition, the cloud system makes it easy to confirm patients' identity through taking a picture of the patient upon receiving any medical treatment. The result also shows that the cloud system achieves significant improvement in the acupuncture treatment. All the acupuncture needles now can be removed at the time they are expected to be removed. Furthermore, through the cloud system, medical workers can access and update patients' medical information on-site, which provides a means of effective communication between medical workers. These functions allow us to make the most use of the portability feature of the acupuncture service. The result shows that the contribution made by the cloud system to the TCM service is multi-dimensional: cost-effective, environment-protective, performance-enhancing etc. Developing and implementing such a cloud system for the TCM service in Taiwan symbolizes a pioneering effort. We believe that the work we have done here can serve as a stepping-stone toward advancing the TCM service quality in the future. PMID:24081559

  9. 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

    2013-01-01

    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/. PMID:23452691

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

    PubMed

    Faghih, Mohammad Mehdi; Moghaddam, Mohsen Ebrahimi

    2011-01-01

    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

  11. 76 FR 43585 - Bank Secrecy Act Regulations; Definitions and Other Regulations Relating to Money Services...

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    ...guidance and rulings, current business operations, evolving technologies, and merging lines of business; and separating the provisions...proceedings, or in the conduct of intelligence or counterintelligence matters...Relating to Money Services Businesses, 74 FR 22129 (May 12,...

  12. Applying the TOC five-step focusing process in the service sector : A banking subsystem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard A. Reid

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive descriptive analysis of the sequential application of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) five-step focusing process in improving the effectiveness of a service process that was limiting the performance of the entire service system. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The five-step approach is schematically presented with each step being described and evaluated

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tomi Dahlberg; Milla Huurros; Antti Ainamo

    2008-01-01

    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

  15. China’s financial services industry: The intra-industry effects of privatization of the Bank of China Hong Kong

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhian Chen; Donghui Li; Fariborz Moshirian

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss and apply some of the key issues and lessons from similar privatization in other parts of the world to the partial privatization of the Bank of China Hong Kong (BOCHK). The empirical results of this paper indicate that some of the banks and non-bank financial institutions reacted negatively to the partial privatization

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Boopen Seetanah

    2007-01-01

    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

  17. Sink-oriented Dynamic Location Service Protocol for Mobile Sinks with an Energy Efficient Grid-Based Approach.

    PubMed

    Jeon, Hyeonjae; Park, Kwangjin; Hwang, Dae-Joon; Choo, Hyunseung

    2009-01-01

    Sensor nodes transmit the sensed information to the sink through wireless sensor networks (WSNs). They have limited power, computational capacities and memory. Portable wireless devices are increasing in popularity. Mechanisms that allow information to be efficiently obtained through mobile WSNs are of significant interest. However, a mobile sink introduces many challenges to data dissemination in large WSNs. For example, it is important to efficiently identify the locations of mobile sinks and disseminate information from multi-source nodes to the multi-mobile sinks. In particular, a stationary dissemination path may no longer be effective in mobile sink applications, due to sink mobility. In this paper, we propose a Sink-oriented Dynamic Location Service (SDLS) approach to handle sink mobility. In SDLS, we propose an Eight-Direction Anchor (EDA) system that acts as a location service server. EDA prevents intensive energy consumption at the border sensor nodes and thus provides energy balancing to all the sensor nodes. Then we propose a Location-based Shortest Relay (LSR) that efficiently forwards (or relays) data from a source node to a sink with minimal delay path. Our results demonstrate that SDLS not only provides an efficient and scalable location service, but also reduces the average data communication overhead in scenarios with multiple and moving sinks and sources. PMID:22573964

  18. Sink-oriented Dynamic Location Service Protocol for Mobile Sinks with an Energy Efficient Grid-Based Approach

    PubMed Central

    Jeon, Hyeonjae; Park, Kwangjin; Hwang, Dae-Joon; Choo, Hyunseung

    2009-01-01

    Sensor nodes transmit the sensed information to the sink through wireless sensor networks (WSNs). They have limited power, computational capacities and memory. Portable wireless devices are increasing in popularity. Mechanisms that allow information to be efficiently obtained through mobile WSNs are of significant interest. However, a mobile sink introduces many challenges to data dissemination in large WSNs. For example, it is important to efficiently identify the locations of mobile sinks and disseminate information from multi-source nodes to the multi-mobile sinks. In particular, a stationary dissemination path may no longer be effective in mobile sink applications, due to sink mobility. In this paper, we propose a Sink-oriented Dynamic Location Service (SDLS) approach to handle sink mobility. In SDLS, we propose an Eight-Direction Anchor (EDA) system that acts as a location service server. EDA prevents intensive energy consumption at the border sensor nodes and thus provides energy balancing to all the sensor nodes. Then we propose a Location-based Shortest Relay (LSR) that efficiently forwards (or relays) data from a source node to a sink with minimal delay path. Our results demonstrate that SDLS not only provides an efficient and scalable location service, but also reduces the average data communication overhead in scenarios with multiple and moving sinks and sources. PMID:22573964

  19. Determinants and Outcomes of Internet Banking Adoption

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mei Xue; Lorin M. Hitt; Pei-Yu Sharon Chen

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the drivers of adoption of Internet banking and the linkages among adoption drivers and outcomes (product acquisition, service activity, profitability, loyalty). We relate Internet banking adoption to customer demand for banking services, the availability of alternative channels, customers' efficiency in service coproduction (\\

  20. Mobile Nurse Practitioner: A Pilot Program to Address Service Gaps Experienced by Homeless Individuals.

    PubMed

    Fraino, Joan Alviar

    2015-07-01

    An estimated 2.3 to 3.5 million individuals are homeless in the United States, many of whom have chronic medical and mental illnesses. Underserved individuals who are homeless experience gaps in services, resulting in poor health care outcomes and readmission to the hospital setting, often presenting in crisis through the emergency department. The financial state of hospitals is negatively impacted by the burden of patients returning to the hospital due to unresolved issues. The current article presents the role of a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner as part of a pilot program, Opportunity Village Mobile Health, that provides a comprehensive approach to meet the physical and mental health challenges of homeless individuals who are discharged from inpatient to outpatient services. Continuity of health care services are made available to this unique patient population to reduce hospital readmission rates and provide much needed transitional care. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(7), 38-43.]. PMID:26182208

  1. A layer-2 trigger to improve QoS in content and session-oriented mobile services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emiliano Casalicchio; Valeria Cardellini; Salvatore Tucci

    2005-01-01

    In present wireless networks, mobile users frequently access continuous and session-oriented Internet services. During the handover, the management of session-related information introduces additional overheads and delays, due to context transfer procedures. Such delays may affect the QoS perceived by mobile users, making more difficult to realize seamless handover procedures. In this paper, we propose a framework to design a layer-2

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Naderi, F. (editor)

    1982-01-01

    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.

  3. Mobile Phone Middleware Architecture for Energy and Context Awareness in Location-Based Services

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    Galeana-Zapién, Hiram; Torres-Huitzil, César; Rubio-Loyola, Javier

    2014-01-01

    The disruptive innovation of smartphone technology has enabled the development of mobile sensing applications leveraged on specialized sensors embedded in the device. These novel mobile phone applications rely on advanced sensor information processes, which mainly involve raw data acquisition, feature extraction, data interpretation and transmission. However, the continuous accessing of sensing resources to acquire sensor data in smartphones is still very expensive in terms of energy, particularly due to the periodic use of power-intensive sensors, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. The key underlying idea to design energy-efficient schemes is to control the duty cycle of the GPS receiver. However, adapting the sensing rate based on dynamic context changes through a flexible middleware has received little attention in the literature. In this paper, we propose a novel modular middleware architecture and runtime environment to directly interface with application programming interfaces (APIs) and embedded sensors in order to manage the duty cycle process based on energy and context aspects. The proposed solution has been implemented in the Android software stack. It allows continuous location tracking in a timely manner and in a transparent way to the user. It also enables the deployment of sensing policies to appropriately control the sampling rate based on both energy and perceived context. We validate the proposed solution taking into account a reference location-based service (LBS) architecture. A cloud-based storage service along with online mobility analysis tools have been used to store and access sensed data. Experimental measurements demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of our middleware, in terms of energy and location resolution. PMID:25513821

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

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

    2011-10-01

    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

  5. Directed sibling cord blood banking for transplantation: the 10-year experience in the national blood service in England.

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    Smythe, Jon; Armitage, Sue; McDonald, Dorothy; Pamphilon, Derwood; Guttridge, Martin; Brown, Juliette; Green, Ann; Brown, Colin; Warwick, Ruth M; Lankester, Alan; Fehily, Deirdre; Contreras, Marcela; Navarrete, Cristina; Watt, Suzanne M

    2007-08-01

    Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. Although UCB is often collected from unrelated donors, directed umbilical cord blood (DCB) from sibling donors also provides an important source of UCB for transplantation. This report summarizes the experience in collection, testing, storage, and transplantation of DCB units by the National Blood Service for England and North Wales over 10 years. Eligibility for collection was based on an existing sibling suffering from a disease that may be treated by stem cell transplantation or a family history that could result in the birth of a sibling with a disease that could be treated by stem cell transplantation. Collections were made on the provision that the sibling's clinician was willing to financially support the collection and to take responsibility for medical review of the mother and potential recipient. Given the high investment in UCB banking and the introduction of new regulations and mandatory licensing under the European Union Tissues and Cells Directive and those proposed in the U.S., this report details the procedures that we have used for DCB donations, the outcome data where donations have been used for transplantation, and it provides some timely recommendations for best practices. Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article. PMID:17510215

  6. The Diffusion of Online Banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laura Bradley; Kate Stewart

    2003-01-01

    The financial services environment has been subject to changes on many fronts. Technological change and the advent of the Internet are among the most dramatic and challenging areas of change for the sector. This paper looks at retail banking and its adoption of online banking, in particular the factors driving and inhibiting adoption by banks. An international Delphi study confirms

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

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

    2009-02-01

    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.

  8. Cost Evaluation of Reproductive and Primary Health Care Mobile Service Delivery for Women in Two Rural Districts in South Africa

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    Schnippel, Kathryn; Lince-Deroche, Naomi; van den Handel, Theo; Molefi, Seithati; Bruce, Suann; Firnhaber, Cynthia

    2015-01-01

    Background Cervical cancer screening is a critical health service that is often unavailable to women in under-resourced settings. In order to expand access to this and other reproductive and primary health care services, a South African non-governmental organization established a van-based mobile clinic in two rural districts in South Africa. To inform policy and budgeting, we conducted a cost evaluation of this service delivery model. Methods The evaluation was retrospective (October 2012–September 2013 for one district and April–September 2013 for the second district) and conducted from a provider cost perspective. Services evaluated included cervical cancer screening, HIV counselling and testing, syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), breast exams, provision of condoms, contraceptives, and general health education. Fixed costs, including vehicle purchase and conversion, equipment, operating costs and mobile clinic staffing, were collected from program records and public sector pricing information. The number of women accessing different services was multiplied by ingredients-based variable costs, reflecting the consumables required. All costs are reported in 2013 USD. Results Fixed costs accounted for most of the total annual costs of the mobile clinics (85% and 94% for the two districts); the largest contributor to annual fixed costs was staff salaries. Average costs per patient were driven by the total number of patients seen, at $46.09 and $76.03 for the two districts. Variable costs for Pap smears were higher than for other services provided, and some services, such as breast exams and STI and tuberculosis symptoms screening, had no marginal cost. Conclusions Staffing costs are the largest component of providing mobile health services to rural communities. Yet, in remote areas where patient volumes do not exceed nursing staff capacity, incorporating multiple services within a cervical cancer screening program is an approach to potentially expand access to health care without added costs. PMID:25751528

  9. Promoting Socio-Economic Development: How Mobile Telephony Is an Agent for Creating High-Paying Jobs in Ghana from the Service Providers' Perspective

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    Boateng, Ofori

    2011-01-01

    This exploration study examined solely, mobile telephony (which is an important aspect of ICTs) and how it promotes the creation of high-paying jobs that positively impact socio-economic development in Ghana from the service providers. perspective. This academic study focusing solely on Ghana mobile telephony service providers is the first of its…

  10. Use of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders in Health Care Services: A Narrative Literature Review

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    Koivunen, Marita Hannele; Välimäki, Maritta Anneli

    2014-01-01

    Background Mobile text messages are a widely recognized communication method in societies, as the global penetration of the technology approaches 100% worldwide. Systematic knowledge is still lacking on how the mobile telephone text messaging (short message service, SMS) has been used in health care services. Objective This study aims to review the literature on the use of mobile phone text message reminders in health care. Methods We conducted a systematic literature review of studies on mobile telephone text message reminders. The data sources used were PubMed (MEDLINE), CINAHL, Proquest Databases/ PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and hand searching since 2003. Studies reporting the use of SMS intended to remind patients in health services were included. Given the heterogeneity in the studies, descriptive characteristics, purpose of the study, response rates, description of the intervention, dose and timing, instruments, outcome measures, and outcome data from the studies were synthesized using a narrative approach. Results From 911 initial citations, 60 studies were included in the review. The studies reported a variety of use for SMS. Mobile telephone text message reminders were used as the only intervention in 73% (44/60) of the studies, and in 27% (16/60) of the remaining studies, SMS was connected to another comprehensive health intervention system. SMS reminders were sent to different patient groups: patients with HIV/AIDS (15%, 9/60) and diabetes (13%, 8/60) being the most common groups. The response rates of the studies varied from 22-100%. Typically, the text message reminders were sent daily. The time before the specific intervention to be rendered varied from 10 minutes (eg, medication taken) to 2 weeks (eg, scheduled appointment). A wide range of different evaluation methods and outcomes were used to assess the impact of SMS varying from existing databases (eg, attendance rate based on medical records), questionnaires, and physiological measures. About three quarters of the studies (77%, 46/60) reported improved outcomes: adherence to medication or to treatment reportedly improved in 40% (24/60) of the studies, appointment attendance in 18% (11/60) of the studies, and non-attendance rates decreased in 18% (11/60) of the studies. Other positive impacts were decreased amount of missed medication doses, more positive attitudes towards medication, and reductions in treatment interruptions. Conclusions We can conclude that although SMS reminders are used with different patient groups in health care, SMS is less systematically studied with randomized controlled trial study design. Although the amount of evidence for SMS application recommendations is still limited, having 77% (46/60) of the studies showing improved outcomes may indicate its use in health care settings. However, more well-conducted SMS studies are still needed. PMID:25326646

  11. Understanding registration influences for electronic banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Durkin

    2007-01-01

    The growth in online or e-banking has resulted in customers interacting with their banks through remote technological channels to a greater extent. That said, there is much variation in online banking registration and adoption levels and little is understood about actual customer motivators and perceived barriers to registration for online banking services. As part of a larger study exploring the

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Angelidis, Pantelis A.

    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.

  13. A reliable pipelining protocol for the message service of the Mobile Satellite Experiment

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    Li, V. O. K.; Yan, T.-Y.

    1986-01-01

    This paper describes and analyzes a pipelining protocol for the data message communications of MSAT-X, a proposed experimental satellite-based mobile communications network. A demand assigned multiple access protocol using pure ALOHA for making reservation requests has been developed for MSAT-X under error-free assumptions. Preliminary propagation studies indicate that the short term bit error rate of satellite channels in a mobile environment can be as high as 0.001. Therefore, error-control schemes must be developed to ensure reliable transmissions. A retransmission scheme using selective repeat to minimize the end-to-end delay is proposed. Slotted ALOHA for making reservation requests is used to increase the overall system throughput. Since the number of channels available for reservation and data channels is essentially fixed for a given voice call blocking probability and a fixed call arrival rate, the analysis presented in this paper is also applicable to the integrated voice and data services of MSAT-X. Various operational scenarios have been investigated.

  14. Diffusion of Broadband Mobile Services in Korea: The Role of Standards and Its Impact on Diffusion of Complex Technology System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heedong Yang; Kalle Lyytinen; Joong-Ho Ahn

    In this study, we seek (a) to offer theoretical explanations for the pattern of diffusion of broadband mobile services in Korea and (b) to gain new theoretical insights on the diffusion of innovation of complex technology systems. In particular, we are interested in the role of standards and their impact on the diffusion of complex technology systems innovations. We use

  15. A description of results from the handbook on signal fade degradation for the land mobile satellite service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julius Goldhirsh; Wolfhard J. Vogel

    1990-01-01

    During the period 1983 to 1988 a series of experiments were undertaken by the Electrical Engineering Research Laboratory of the University of Texas and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University in which propagation impairment effects were investigated for the Land Mobile Satellite Service (LMSS). The results of these efforts have appeared in a number of publications, technical

  16. Adaptive mobile access protocol (AMAP) for the message service of a land mobile satellite experiment (MSAT-X)

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    Li, V. O. K.; Yan, T.-Y.

    1984-01-01

    This paper describes a feasibility study of the adaptive mobile access protocol (AMAP) for MSATA-X, a proposed experimental mobile satellite communication network. The mobiles are dispersed over a wide geographical area and the channel data rate is limited due to the size and cost limitations of mobile antennas. AMAP is a reservation based multiple-access scheme. The available bandwidth is divided into subchannels, which are divided into reservation and message channels. The ALOHA multiple-access scheme is employed in the reservation channels, while the message channels are demand assigned. AMAP adaptively reallocates the reservation and message channels to optimize system performance. It has been shown that if messages are generated at a rate of one message per hour, AMAP can support approximately 2000 active users per 2400 bit/s channel with an average delay of 1.4 s.

  17. Integration of PON and 4G mobile WiMAX networks to provide broadband integrated services to end users

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    Hussain, Shahab; Zaidi, Syed R.; Ali, M. A.; Sana, Ajaz; Saddawi, Samir

    2010-01-01

    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.

  18. Routing and quality of service support for mobile Ad hoc networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shayesteh Tabatabaei; K. Tabatabaei

    2010-01-01

    A Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes that can communicate with each other using multi hop wireless links without utilizing any fixed based-station infrastructure and centralized management. The topology of a MANET can be very dynamic due to the mobility of mobile nodes. Because of the dynamic topology and wireless link characteristics, the Quality of

  19. Consumer acceptance of online banking: an extension of the technology acceptance model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tero Pikkarainen; Kari Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

    2004-01-01

    Advances in electronic banking technology have created novel ways of handling daily banking affairs, especially via the online banking channel. The acceptance of online banking services has been rapid in many parts of the world, and in the leading e- banking countries the number of e-banking contracts has exceeded 50 percent. Investigates online banking acceptance in the light of the

  20. How Mobility Increases Mobile Cloud Computing Processing Capacity

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    How Mobility Increases Mobile Cloud Computing Processing Capacity Anh-Dung Nguyen, Patrick S--In this paper, we address a important and still unanswered question in mobile cloud computing "how mobility the resilience of mobile cloud computing services. Keywords--Mobile cloud computing, mobility, quality of service

  1. Comparison between two mobile pre-hospital care services for trauma patients

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Objectives Pre-hospital care (PH) in Brazil is currently in the phase of implementation and expansion, and there are few studies on the impacts of this public health service. The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of care and severity of trauma among the population served, using trauma scores, attendance response times, and mortality rates. This work compares two pre-hospital systems: the Mobile Emergency Care Service, or SAMU 192, and the Fire Brigade Group, or CB. Method Descriptive study evaluating all patients transported by both systems in Catanduva, SP, admitted to a single hospital. Results 850 patients were included, most of whom were men (67.5%); the mean age was 38.5 ± 18.5 years. Regarding the use of PH systems, most patients were transported by SAMU (62.1%). The trauma mechanisms involved motorcycle accidents in 32.7% of cases, transferred predominantly by SAMU, followed by falls (25.8%). Regarding the response time, CB showed the lowest rates. In relation to patient outcome, only 15.5% required hospitalization. The average score on the Glasgow Coma Scale was 14.7 ± 1.3; average RTS was 7.7 ± 0.7; ISS 3.8 ± 5.9; and average TRISS 97.6 ± 9.3. The data analysis showed no statistical differences in mortality between the groups studied (SAMU - 1.5%; CB - 2.5%). The trauma scores showed a higher severity of trauma among the fatal victims. Conclusion Trauma victims are predominantly young and male; the trauma mechanism that accounted for the majority of PH cases was motorcycle accidents; CB responded more quickly than SAMU; and there was no statistical difference between the services of SAMU and CB in terms of severity of the trauma and mortality rates. PMID:23531089

  2. A comparison of metropolitan and non-metropolitan employment characteristics: Indications of the size of non-metropolitan mobile communication services user classes

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    Wilcox, R. E.

    1985-01-01

    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.

  3. 62 FR 48471 - Water Bank Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    1997-09-16

    ...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation...Service 7 CFR Part 633 Water Bank Program AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of...responsibility for the Water Bank Program (WBP)...

  4. Customer's loyalty and perception of ISO 9001 in online banking

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luc Honore Petnji Yaya; Frederic Marimon; Marti Casadesus

    2011-01-01

    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

  5. Software Services By Michal Antkiewicz

    E-print Network

    Czarnecki, Krzysztof

    management Business Service: Provide credit rating Organization Unit: A Bank Organization Unit: A Credit · For example, a bank provides ­ Chequing accounts ­ Credit cards #12;Align the modules to business services. 2002 #12;Example: a Bank · Business services of the bank are supported by software services: ­ Chequing

  6. Item Banking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rudner, Lawrence

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using item banks while providing useful information to those who are considering implementing an item banking project in their school district. The primary advantage of item banking is in test development. Also describes start-up activities in implementing item banking. (SLD)

  7. Environmental determinants of banking efficiency in Austria

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Franz R. Hahn

    2007-01-01

    The great majority of Austrian banks operate on a regional or local basis and only a few banks provide their services on a\\u000a national or even international scale. Obviously, the market environments regional or local banks face are different from that\\u000a of nationwide operating banks. Casual evidence suggests that local markets condition is a very important external determinant\\u000a of banking

  8. A retransmission protocol for the message service of a land mobile satellite experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yan, T.-Y.; Li, V. O. K.

    The objectives of NASA's land mobile satellite experiments are discussed. The assigned multiple access protocol combined with a retransmission scheme is to provide reliable transmission of data messages from mobiles to base stations (BSs). The sequences for communication between mobiles and BSs, mobiles and the network management center (NMC), and BSs and NMC are examined, and an example of mobiles/BSs communication is provided. The performance of the retransmission protocol and data message reservation and message channels delays are analyzed. A bit error rate of 0.001 is observed for satellite channels in a mobile environment and the message error probability is between 0-0.1.

  9. A retransmission protocol for the message service of a land mobile satellite experiment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yan, T.-Y.; Li, V. O. K.

    1985-01-01

    The objectives of NASA's land mobile satellite experiments are discussed. The assigned multiple access protocol combined with a retransmission scheme is to provide reliable transmission of data messages from mobiles to base stations (BSs). The sequences for communication between mobiles and BSs, mobiles and the network management center (NMC), and BSs and NMC are examined, and an example of mobiles/BSs communication is provided. The performance of the retransmission protocol and data message reservation and message channels delays are analyzed. A bit error rate of 0.001 is observed for satellite channels in a mobile environment and the message error probability is between 0-0.1.

  10. An Investigation into the Use of 3G Mobile Communications to Provide Telehealth Services in Rural KwaZulu-Natal

    PubMed Central

    Mars, Maurice

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Background: We investigated the use of third-generation (3G) mobile communications to provide telehealth services in remote health clinics in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Materials and Methods: We specified a minimal set of services as our use case that would be representative of typical activity and to provide a baseline for analysis of network performance. Services included database access to manage chronic disease, local support and management of patients (to reduce unnecessary travel to the hospital), emergency care (up to 8?h for an ambulance to arrive), e-mail, access to up-to-date information (Web), and teleclinics. We made site measurements at a representative set of health clinics to determine the type of coverage (general packet radio service [GPRS]/3G), its capabilities to support videoconferencing (H323 and Skype™ [Microsoft, Redmond, WA]) and audio (Skype), and throughput for transmission control protocol (TCP) to gain a measure of application performance. Results: We found that none of the remote health clinics had 3G service. The GPRS service provided typical upload speed of 44 kilobits per second (Kbps) and download speed of 64?Kbps. This was not sufficient to support any form of videoconferencing. We also observed that GPRS had significant round trip time (RTT), in some cases in excess of 750?ms, and this led to slow start-up for TCP applications. Conclusions: We found audio was always so broken as to be unusable and further observed that many applications such as Web access would fail under conditions of very high RTT. We found some health clinics were so remote that they had no mobile service. 3G, where available, had measured upload speed of 331?Kbps and download speed of 446?Kbps and supported videoconferencing and audio at all sites, but we frequently experienced 3G changing to GPRS. We conclude that mobile communications currently provide insufficient coverage and capability to provide reliable clinical services and would advocate dedicated wireless services where reliable communication is essential and use of store and forward for mobile applications. PMID:24926731

  11. 48 CFR 6.302-3 - Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 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...

  12. 48 CFR 6.302-3 - Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 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...

  13. 48 CFR 6.302-3 - Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 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...

  14. 48 CFR 6.302-3 - Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 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...

  15. GenBank

    PubMed Central

    Benson, Dennis A.; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J.; Ostell, James; Rapp, Barbara A.; Wheeler, David L.

    2000-01-01

    The GenBank® sequence database incorporates publicly available DNA sequences of >55 000 different organisms, primarily through direct submission of sequence data from individual laboratories and large-scale sequencing projects. Most submissions are made using the BankIt (Web) or Sequin programs and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Data exchange with the EMBL Data Library and the DNA Data Bank of Japan helps ensure comprehensive worldwide coverage. GenBank data is accessible through NCBI’s integrated retrieval system, Entrez, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping and protein structure information, plus the biomedical literature via PubMed. Sequence similarity searching is provided by the BLAST family of programs. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. NCBI also offers a wide range of WWW retrieval and analysis services based on GenBank data. The GenBank database and related resources are freely accessible via the NCBI home page at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov PMID:10592170

  16. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Cavanaugh, Mark; Clark, Karen; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2013-01-01

    GenBank® (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for almost 260 000 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and GenBank staff assigns accession numbers upon data receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI home page: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:23193287

  17. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Wheeler, David L

    2008-01-01

    GenBank (R) is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 260 000 named organisms, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Nucleotide Sequence Database in Europe and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through NCBI's retrieval system, Entrez, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI Homepage: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:18073190

  18. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2010-01-01

    GenBank is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 300,000 organisms named at the genus level or lower, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Nucleotide Sequence Database in Europe and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bi-monthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI homepage: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:19910366

  19. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2011-01-01

    GenBank® is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 380,000 organisms named at the genus level or lower, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system that integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI Homepage: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:21071399

  20. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Clark, Karen; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2012-01-01

    GenBank® is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 250,00 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI home page: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:22144687

  1. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Clark, Karen; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2014-01-01

    GenBank is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for over 280,000 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and GenBank staff assign accession numbers upon data receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI home page: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:24217914

  2. GenBank.

    PubMed

    Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

    2009-01-01

    GenBank is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 300,000 organisms named at the genus level or lower, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank(R) staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Nucleotide Sequence Database in Europe and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI Homepage: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:18940867

  3. Opportunities and barriers in service delivery through mobile phones (mHealth) for Severe Mental Illnesses in Rajasthan, India: A multi-site study.

    PubMed

    Jain, Nikhil; Singh, Harful; Koolwal, Ghanshyam Das; Kumar, Sunil; Gupta, Aditya

    2015-04-01

    Widespread use of mobile technology holds a lot of promise for mental health service delivery in regions where mental health resources are scarce and the treatment gap is large. The felt needs of the clients, and the patterns and barriers of mobile usage must be understood before some intervention can be planned. The study presented in this paper was designed to fill this gap in the region of Rajasthan, India. The study was conducted in three tertiary care hospitals. Clients utilizing services for Severe Mental Illnesses (SMIs) were the participants of the study. Information about ownership, usage patterns and barriers to accessing mobile technology and felt needs in terms of mental health services that could be delivered through mobile phones were sought from the participants. The typical respondents in all three centres were middle-aged, married, Hindu males belonging to lower socio-economic strata from rural background. Seventy two to 92% of participants had access to mobile phone. The most preferred mode of service delivery was through calls. Helpline for crisis resolution and telephonic follow-up of stable patients emerged as the most felt need of the participants. Barriers to mobile phones usage included affordability, lack of necessity, poor signal. In conclusion, the study shows that the access to mobile phones amongst clients receiving services for SMI is widespread and offers new opportunities in service delivery in the region. PMID:25701069

  4. A Comparative Empirical Study on Mobile ICT Services, Social Responsibility and the Protection of Children

    Microsoft Academic Search

    María De-Miguel-Molina; Mónica Martínez-Gómez

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the Spanish mobile phone industry to determine how mobile phone companies and certain\\u000a institutions can improve protection for children who use mobile phones. We carried out a multivariate statistical analysis\\u000a using anonymous primary data from mobile phone companies, and institutions and associations that protect children, to compare\\u000a these stakeholders’ opinions and to

  5. QoS-aware Adaptive Services in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

    E-print Network

    Li, Baochun

    of mobile nodes interconnected by multi-hop wireless paths. Unlike conventional wireless networks, ad Wireless ad-hoc networks are self-created and self-organized by a collection of mobile nodes, the topology of ad-hoc networks may be highly dynamic due to unpredictable node mobility, which makes Quality

  6. On Increasing Service Accessibility and Efficiency in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks with Group Mobility

    E-print Network

    Li, Baochun

    , of the network states, even statistical QoS guarantees may be impossible if the nodes are highly mobile@eecg.toronto.edu Abstract Wireless ad-hoc networks consist of mobile nodes interconnected by multi-hop wireless paths Wireless ad-hoc networks are self-created and self-organized by a collection of mobile nodes

  7. Phero-trail: a bio-inspired location service for mobile underwater sensor networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luiz Filipe M. Vieira; Uichin Lee; Mario Gerla

    2010-01-01

    A SEA Swarm (Sensor Equipped Aquatic Swarm) is a collection of mobile underwater sensors that moves as a group with water current and enables 4D (space and time) monitoring of local underwater events such as contaminants and intruders. For prompt alert reporting, mobile sensors routes events to mobile sinks (i.e., autonomous underwater vehicles) via geographic routing that is known to

  8. Satellite applications to electric-utility communications needs. [land mobile satellite service

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horstein, M.; Barnett, R.

    1981-01-01

    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.

  9. The ESA/MBB unfurlable mesh antenna development for mobile services

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kellermeier, H.; Vorbrugg, H.; Pontoppidan, K.; Eaton, D. C. G.

    Mobile services via satellite in the 800-900 MHz frequency range have recently been studied by SPAR Aerospace Ltd in the M-SAT phase B using various unfurlable offset reflector concepts between 9 and 5 m aperture diameters for 6-, 4- and 2-beam coverage. For a 2-beam coverage of Canada and U.S.A. two offset antennas each of 5 m aperture diameter are required. The MBB offset unfurlable mesh antenna (UMA) developed since 1983 under an ESA contract is one of the attractive candidates: The design concept chosen uses foldable radial ribs of carbon fibre which deploy a gold plated molybdenum mesh on adjustable stand-offs. This concept is applicable for offset aperture diameters up to 12 m since the carbon fibre ribs are double folded and provide for a high package density when stowed at the spacecraft during launch. The electrical analysis performed by TICRA/Copenhagen was assisted by electrical measurements on mesh samples, verifying that main charactertics as ohmic resistance, transmission loss and passive intermodulation products (PIMP) lie within the required tolerances if the mesh is pretensioned to a certain configuration. For on-orbit testing and retrieval by the Shuttle the reflector shows a unique design feature of retractability by the reversable deployment sequence.

  10. Applying mobile technologies to mental health service delivery in South Asia.

    PubMed

    Aggarwal, Neil Krishan

    2012-09-01

    Mobile phones have increasingly assumed an important role in the treatment of mental disorders in high-income countries. This paper considers such possibilities in the South Asian context. First, a brief review of mobile phone use in mental disorders is provided. Next, data on the market penetration and dissemination of mobile phones in South Asia is presented. Finally, common barriers to treatment for mental disorders in South Asia are evaluated against solutions that could be derived from mobile technologies. Though not without their risks, mobile phones have the potential to increase engagement, treatment, and retention of South Asian patients with mental disorders in unprecedented ways. PMID:22981050

  11. An experimental model design of bidirectional communication mobile terminal for Ku-band satellite-internet services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ung Hee Park; Young Bae Jung; Jae Seung Yun; Soon Ik Jeon; Chang Ju Kim

    2003-01-01

    ETRI has developed an active phased array antenna as an experimental model for use in the mobile satellite-internet services in Ku-band. In this paper, RF transmitter of this phased array antenna system is described, which is one of key components. This RF transmitter consists of TRx duplexer, 1:10 power divider and ten channels including Tx active channel block and antenna.

  12. SWIM: A Scheduler for Unsolicited Grant Service (UGS) in IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chakchai So-In; Raj Jain; Abdel-Karim Al Tamimi

    2009-01-01

    \\u000a Most of the IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX scheduling proposals for real-time traffic using Unsolicited Grant Service (UGS) focus\\u000a on the throughput and guaranteed latency. The delay jitter and the effect of burst overhead have not yet been investigated.\\u000a This paper introduces a new technique called Swapping Min- Max (SWIM) for UGS scheduling that not only meets the delay constraint with

  13. A Scheduler for Unsolicited Grant Service (UGS) in IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chakchai So-in; Raj Jain; Abdel-Karim Al-Tamimi

    2010-01-01

    Most of the IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX scheduling proposals for real-time traffic using unsolicited grant service (UGS) focus on the throughput and the guaranteed latency. The delay variation or delay jitter and the effect of burst overhead have not yet been investigated. This paper introduces a new technique called swapping min-max (SWIM) for UGS scheduling that not only meets the

  14. uRbAn: A Multipath Routing based Architecture with Energy and Mobility Management for Quality of Service Support in Mobile Ad hoc Networks

    E-print Network

    Abbas, Ash Mohammad

    2011-01-01

    Designing a wireless node that supports quality of service (QoS) in a mobile ad hoc network is a challenging task. In this paper, we propose an architecture of a wireless node that may be used to form a mobile ad hoc network that supports QoS. We discuss the core functionalities required for such a node and how those functionalities can be incorporated. A feature of our architecture is that the node has the ability to utilize multiple paths, if available, for the provision of QoS. However, in the absence of multiple paths it can utilize the resources provided by a single path between the source and the destination. We follow a modular approach where each module is expanded iteratively. We compare the features of our architecture with the existing architectures proposed in the literature. Our architecture has provisions of energy and mobility management and it can be customized to design a system-on-chip (SoC).

  15. Eine mobile Service-Architektur für ein sicheres NFC-Ökosystem

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gerald Madlmayr; Christian Kantner; Josef Scharinger; Ingrid Schaumüller-Bichl

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a Summary  Modern mobile phones are more than just simple electronic devices for mobile communication. New hardware and software technology\\u000a allow a great variety of application domains on devices today. People's mobile phones have become one of their most personal\\u000a possessions: the contacts, photos, music, and applications are a digital representation of their owner. By the integration\\u000a of contactless smartcard technology, also

  16. Adaptive Customer Profiles For Context Aware Services in a Mobile Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mike Radmacher

    2007-01-01

    \\u000a Mobile data communication generated 10 percent of the overall data revenue in Germany and between 2–3 percent worldwide [29] in 2004. This development is contradictory compared to the high investment (91.5 billion €) in networks and licenses that\\u000a supported the UMTS infrastructure and thereby the mobile internet. An advertised-based revenue model [10] addresses an opportunity to increase the mobile data

  17. Increasing the utilization of the ISS Mobile Servicing System through ground control

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rembala, Richard; Aziz, Sarmad

    2007-10-01

    On February 24th, 2005 the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) was maneuvred on the International Space Station (ISS) by an operator from the ground for the first time, marking a first in human space flight history. Allowing ground support teams the capability to move the MSS in a manner that satisfies human space flight safety requirements provides an invaluable tool in supporting more efficient utilization of both the MSS and the ISS. Ground control allows for the optimal separation of on-orbit crew and ground functions; thereby redirecting more on-orbit crew time towards other more scientifically rewarding ISS utilization activities. Apart from supporting routine ISS operations, significant benefits will also be gained from ground control to support engineering investigations. One of the "way-of-doing-business" adjustments that was required for the MSS on the ISS over the original robotic manipulator system developed for the Space Shuttle (the "SRMS"), was in the sustaining engineering support function. Many SRMS minor on-orbit anomalies are investigated in detail after the mission is completed and the arm has returned to earth. In the case of the MSS where it remains on-orbit, engineering investigations and performance characterization efforts are more challenging. However, contrary to initial expectations, the challenge in troubleshooting and characterizing the MSS was not because of lack of data or insight into the on-orbit system, but rather due to lack of on-orbit crew time for engineering investigations. This has led to some engineering support teams having to wait up to a year before even straightforward troubleshooting investigations could be scheduled and executed. Ground control affords a more efficient way of characterizing and maintaining the health of the MSS. This paper will describe the utilization challenges the MSS has faced in the past, provide an overview of the MSS ground control capability, and discuss the benefits that are expected to be gained through the implementation of a ground control capability.

  18. 31 CFR 103.177 - Prohibition on correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of foreign banks and agents for service of legal...Correspondent Accounts and Private Banking Accounts § 103...accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning...

  19. 31 CFR 1010.630 - Prohibition on correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of foreign banks and agents for service of legal...Correspondent Accounts and Private Banking Accounts § 1010...accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning...

  20. 31 CFR 1010.630 - Prohibition on correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of foreign banks and agents for service of legal...Correspondent Accounts and Private Banking Accounts § 1010...accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning...

  1. 31 CFR 1010.630 - Prohibition on correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...correspondent accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning owners of foreign banks and agents for service of legal...Correspondent Accounts and Private Banking Accounts § 1010...accounts for foreign shell banks; records concerning...

  2. Trust and distrust in online banking: Their role in developing countries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John “Skip” Benamati; Mark A. Serva

    2007-01-01

    Similar to the adoption of automatic teller machines, banks around the world are looking at online banking services as the next technology to reduce costs while maintaining or enhancing services to the customer. In developing countries, the low cost of online banking may enable banks to reach new customers, much like the cell phone offered new possibilities in telephony. Banks

  3. Performance analysis of an adaptive multiple access scheme for the message service of a land mobile satellite experiment (MSAT-X)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Yan, T.-Y.; Li, V. O. K.

    1984-01-01

    This paper describes an Adaptive Mobile Access Protocol (AMAP) for the message service of MSAT-X., a proposed experimental mobile satellite communication network. Message lengths generated by the mobiles are assumed to be uniformly distributed. The mobiles are dispersed over a wide geographical area and the channel data rate is limited. AMAP is a reservation based multiple access scheme. The available bandwidth is divided into subchannels, which are divided into reservation and message channels. The ALOHA multiple access scheme is employed in the reservation channels, while the message channels are demand assigned. AMAP adaptively reallocates the reservation and message channels to optimize the total average message delay.

  4. ‘Double marginalization’ problems: evidence from the Korean fixed-to-mobile service market

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Myeong-Cheol Park; Sang-Woo Lee

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, examination of the possibility of a ‘double marginalization’ problem existing in the Korean telecommunication industry is conducted and suggestions are made for the provision of a new scheme to eliminate this possibility by changing the pricing system for fixed-to-mobile calls. Based on five key economic characteristics in the Korean mobile market, a simple model for double marginalization

  5. Reliable navigation of mobile sensors in wireless sensor networks without localization service

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qingjun Xiao; Bin Xiao; Jiaqing Luo; Guobin Liu

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with the problem of guiding mobile sensors (or robots) to a phenomenon across a region covered by static sensors. We present a distributed, reliable and energy-efficient algorithm to construct a smoothed moving trajectory for a mobile robot. The reliable trajectory is realized by first constructing among static sensors a distributed hop count based artificial potential field (DH-APF)

  6. IEEE Network September/October 20134 n order to provide rich mobile pervasive services to

    E-print Network

    Chen, Min

    applications demand- ed by users. Recently, mobile cloud computing (MCC) technologies for mobile devices have emerged to overcome these limitations. These technologies can minimize the requirements of computing power, etc.) can be greatly facilitated by cloud computing platforms employing advanced technologies

  7. An Internet File Transfer Service for Mobile Phones with Limited Connectivity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mario A. Gomez-Rodriguez; Victor J. Sosa-Sosa; Ivan Lopez-Arevalo

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays, users of mobile phones generate too many files that have to be frequently downloaded to an external storage repository (freeing local space), using a USB cable or a short-range wireless connection such as Bluetooth. This situation is very common in developing countries where there are not many available wireless networks, restricting the user mobility. This paper presents an Internet

  8. Analyzing the Elements of the Business Model for Mobile Payment Service Provision

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Max Schiessler; Dietmar G. Wiedemann

    2007-01-01

    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

  9. Autonomous information fading and service-guided navigation techniques for mobile agents

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hafiz Farooq Ahmad; Kinji Mori

    1999-01-01

    In the rapidly changing environment of the Internet, for the end users it is becoming very difficult to find services and information. The users need to know the addresses of the service providers in advance to access services. Service providers are concentrated on single sites and hence are prone to being faulty. In this paper techniques of autonomous information fading

  10. Banks and loan sales Marketing nonmarketable assets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary B. Gorton; George G. Pennacchi

    1996-01-01

    Theories of financial intermediation predict that bank loans should not be marketable because of moral hazard problems; banks will not conduct credit risk analysis or monitor borrowers if they are not at risk for failing to perform these services. Throughout most of history, bank loans have not, in fact, been marketable. Yet, by the end of the 1980's the amount

  11. Banks and loan sales Marketing nonmarketable assets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary B. Gorton; George G. Pennacchi

    1995-01-01

    Theories of financial intermediation predict that bank loans should not be marketable because of moral hazard problems; banks will not conduct credit risk analysis or monitor borrowers if they are not at risk for failing to perform these services. Throughout most of history, bank loans have not, in fact, been marketable. Yet, by the end of the 1980's the amount

  12. MMPS: A Versatile Mobile-to-Mobile Payment System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ashutosh Saxena; Manik Lal Das; Anurag Gupta

    2005-01-01

    The paper presents an effective mobile-to-mobile payment system. A mobile phone with or without SIM card is enabled as an EMV payment instrument and is linked to a debit or credit account in a bank to pay merchant who has a mobile phone or an online EMV capable terminal. In a single phone, multiple credit or debit accounts from different

  13. Dynamic Value Webs in Mobile Environments Using Adaptive Location-Based Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter Ibach; Gerrit Tamm; Matthias Horbank

    2005-01-01

    predominant causes for the modest development and enforcement of Web Services [21]. Web Services appear promising to facilitate interoperability and enable Dynamic Value Webs-the on-demand aggregation of services even across enterprise boundaries. However, past experiences have shown interoperability limitations in practice mainly due to information asymmetries on the Web Services markets. This Paper describes a service-oriented architecture for building Dynamic

  14. The Anticipated Positive Psychosocial Impact of Present Web-Based E-Health Services and Future Mobile Health Applications: An Investigation among Older Swedes

    PubMed Central

    Wiklund Axelsson, S.; Nyberg, L.; Näslund, A.; Melander Wikman, A.

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the anticipated psychosocial impact of present web-based e-health services and future mobile health applications among older Swedes. Random sample's of Swedish citizens aged 55 years old and older were given a survey containing two different e-health scenarios which respondents rated according to their anticipated psychosocial impact by means of the PIADS instrument. Results consistently demonstrated the positive anticipation of psychosocial impacts for both scenarios. The future mobile health applications scored more positively than the present web-based e-health services. An increase in age correlated positively to lower impact scores. These findings indicate that from a psychosocial perspective, web-based e-health services and mobile health applications are likely to positively impact quality of life. This knowledge can be helpful when tailoring and implementing e-health services that are directed to older people. PMID:24368912

  15. Privacy preservation and auditing for ubiquitous mobile sensing applications and services

    E-print Network

    Sumter, George C. (George Cody)

    2012-01-01

    The recent proliferation of mobile phones, with their many associated sensors, has opened the door to an entirely new range of insights and applications with a host of accompanying privacy concerns. In this thesis, we ...

  16. Sensing as a Service: A Cloud Computing System for Mobile Phone Sensing

    E-print Network

    Tang, Jian "Neil"

    domains such as environmental monitoring, social networking, healthcare, etc. We introduce a new concept applications in various domains such as environmental monitoring, social networking, healthcare, transportation sensing paradigms [8]: Participatory Sensing and Opportunistic Sensing. In participatory sensing, mobile

  17. Home Banking Experiments: Do the Advantages Outweigh the Increased Costs for Customers?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Immel, A. Richard

    1984-01-01

    Reviews services available through home banking via a personal computer, and discusses cash management, whether these services are worthwhile, and if they'll be successful. Two home banking services--Chemical Bank's Pronto and Bank of America's Homebanking--are described. (MBR)

  18. 75 FR 22263 - Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-28

    ...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...

  19. 78 FR 37222 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2013-06-20

    ...John D. Copeland, and Thomas A. Windle, Trustees, for Overton Financial Services, Inc., all of Livingston, Tennessee...control group controls 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Overton Financial Services and its subsidiary, Union Bank &...

  20. A combined mobility and QoS framework for delivering ubiquitous services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Dev Pragad; George Kamelt; Paul Pangalos; A. Hamid Aghvami

    2008-01-01

    From a network perspective, the major challenge in providing seamless connectivity whilst maintaining the required level of QoS to users results from the negative interactions that occur between mobility and QoS. These interactions, particularly those of mobility and QoS, have been the subject of much research. In this paper, we discuss the various approaches that have already been taken to

  1. Location-Based Services for Mobile Telephony: a Study of Users' Privacy Concerns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Louise Barkhuus; Anind K. Dey

    2003-01-01

    Context -aware computing often involves tracking peoples' location. Many studies and applications highlight the importance of keeping people's location information private. We discuss two types of locat ion- based services; location-tracking services that are based on other parties tracking the user's location and position-aware services that rely on the device's knowledge of its own location. We present an experimental case

  2. Factors underlying attitude formation towards online banking in Finland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Heikki Karjaluoto; Minna Mattila; Tapio Pento

    2002-01-01

    The study explored the effect of different factors affecting attitude formation towards Internet banking (online banking) in Finland. The purpose of this paper is to determine those factors that influence the formation of attitude towards Internet banking on the one hand, and their relation to the use of online banking services, on the other. To attain these, a large survey

  3. WHAT KEEPS THE E-BANKING CUSTOMER LOYAL? A MULTIGROUP ANALYSIS OF THE MODERATING ROLE OF CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS ON E-LOYALTY IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICE INDUSTRY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Arne Floh; Horst Treiblmaier

    2006-01-01

    At first sight the Internet is the ideal medium for carrying out banking activities due to its cost savings potential and speed of information transmission. From a technological and cost-driven standpoint it may seem quite logical for banks to shift as many banking activities online as possible. At the same time, the question of how to foster customer loyalty arises

  4. Cross-layer protocols optimized for real-time multimedia services in energy-constrained mobile ad hoc networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hortos, William S.

    2003-07-01

    Mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) supports self-organizing, mobile infrastructures and enables an autonomous network of mobile nodes that can operate without a wired backbone. Ad hoc networks are characterized by multihop, wireless connectivity via packet radios and by the need for efficient dynamic protocols. All routers are mobile and can establish connectivity with other nodes only when they are within transmission range. Importantly, ad hoc wireless nodes are resource-constrained, having limited processing, memory, and battery capacity. Delivery of high quality-ofservice (QoS), real-time multimedia services from Internet-based applications over a MANET is a challenge not yet achieved by proposed Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) ad hoc network protocols in terms of standard performance metrics such as end-to-end throughput, packet error rate, and delay. In the distributed operations of route discovery and maintenance, strong interaction occurs across MANET protocol layers, in particular, the physical, media access control (MAC), network, and application layers. The QoS requirements are specified for the service classes by the application layer. The cross-layer design must also satisfy the battery-limited energy constraints, by minimizing the distributed power consumption at the nodes and of selected routes. Interactions across the layers are modeled in terms of the set of concatenated design parameters including associated energy costs. Functional dependencies of the QoS metrics are described in terms of the concatenated control parameters. New cross-layer designs are sought that optimize layer interdependencies to achieve the "best" QoS available in an energy-constrained, time-varying network. The protocol design, based on a reactive MANET protocol, adapts the provisioned QoS to dynamic network conditions and residual energy capacities. The cross-layer optimization is based on stochastic dynamic programming conditions derived from time-dependent models of MANET packet flows. Regulation of network behavior is modeled by the optimal control of the conditional rates of multivariate point processes (MVPPs); these rates depend on the concatenated control parameters through a change of probability measure. The MVPP models capture behavior of many service applications, e.g., voice, video and the self-similar behavior of Internet data sessions. Performance verification of the cross-layer protocols, derived from the dynamic programming conditions, can be achieved by embedding the conditions in a reactive routing protocol for MANETs, in a simulation environment, such as the wireless extension of ns-2. A canonical MANET scenario consists of a distributed collection of battery-powered laptops or hand-held terminals, capable of hosting multimedia applications. Simulation details and performance tradeoffs, not presented, remain for a sequel to the paper.

  5. Mobile and portable dental services catering to the basic oral health needs of the underserved population in developing countries: a proposed model.

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    Ganavadiya, R; Chandrashekar, Br; Goel, P; Hongal, Sg; Jain, M

    2014-05-01

    India is the second most populous country in the world with an extensive rural population (68.8%). Children less than 18 years constitute about 40% of the population. Approximately, 23.5% of the urban population resides in urban slums. The extensive rural population, school children and the urban slum dwellers are denied of even the basic dental services though there is continuous advancement in the field of dentistry. The dentist to population ratio has dramatically improved in the last one to two decades with no significant improvement in the oral health status of the general population. The various studies have revealed an increasing trend in oral diseases in the recent times especially among this underserved population. Alternate strategies have to be thought about rather than the traditional oral health-care delivery through private dentists on fee for service basis. Mobile and portable dental services are a viable option to take the sophisticated oral health services to the doorsteps of the underserved population. The databases were searched for publications from 1900 to the present (2013) using terms such as Mobile dental services, Portable dental services and Mobile and portable dental services with key articles obtained primarily from MEDLINE. This paper reviews the published and unpublished literature from different sources on the various mobile dental service programs successfully implemented in some developed and developing countries. Though the mobile and portable systems have some practical difficulties like financial considerations, they still seem to be the only way to reach every section of the community in the absence of national oral health policy and organized school dental health programs in India. The material for the present review was obtained mainly by searching the biomedical databases for primary research material using the search engine with key words such as mobile and/or portable dental services in developed and developing countries (adding each of these terms in a sequential order). Based on the review of the programs successfully implemented in developed countries, we propose a model to cater to the basic oral health needs of an extensive underserved population in India that may be pilot tested. The increasing dental manpower can best be utilized for the promotion of oral health through mobile and portable dental services. The professional dental organizations should have a strong motive to translate this into reality. PMID:24971198

  6. How bricks-and-mortar attributes affect online banking adoption

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    Carlos Flavián; Miguel Guinalíu; Eduardo Torres

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – This paper analyzes how consumers’ perceptions of their traditional bank influence their decision to adopt the services offered by the same bank on the internet. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The data required in this paper were gathered by means of a personal survey conducted with customers of various banks totaling 633, which distribute their services by traditional channels as well

  7. The Market Value of Information System (IS) Security: An Event Study of E-Banking Service Providers

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    Brock, Linda

    2012-01-01

    Understanding the financial value resulting from IS security investments is critically important to organizations focused on protecting service confidentiality, integrity, and availability in order to preserve firm revenues and reputations. Quantifying the financial effect from IS security investments is difficult to derive. This study…

  8. The Impact of Practical Relevance on Training Transfer: Evidence from a Service Quality Training Program for German Bank Clerks

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    Liebermann, Susanne; Hoffmann, Stefan

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Workflow on Mobile Phones

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    Riitta Hellman

    2008-01-01

    Mobile devices and services are rapidly becoming a common property. In this paper, we describe what this development implies in terms of usability of complex services. Management of workflow in the context of interactive services is focussed on. It is shown how to implement workflow on mobile phones, and how to increase the usability of complex services by application of

  10. Security for IP Multimedia Services in the 3GPP Third Generation Mobile System.

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    Horn, G.; Kroselberg, D.; Muller, K.

    2003-01-01

    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…

  11. IMPLEMENTING PUBLIC PLATFORMS FOR MOBILE PHONE CONTENT SERVICES: STANDARDIZATION IN AN ERA OF

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    Sahay, Sundeep

    European telecommunication operators and the industry have discussed and harmonized technological platforms@ifi.uio.no Abstract Mobile Telecommunication standardization in Europe builds on a history formed by European-owned telecommunication operators. This paper describes the standardization approach related to the implementation

  12. CroudSTag: Social Group Formation with Facial Recognition and Mobile Cloud Services

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    Satish Narayana Srirama; Carlos Paniagua; Huber Flores

    2011-01-01

    Social networks have become quite popular these days and the creation of social groups of people with common interests, results in sharing and collaborative relationships among the members. Besides, cloud computing and mobile computing domains have advanced rapidly and are the promising technologies for the near future. To bring the benefits from these different developments together, we tried to built

  13. Design of a sensor model and semi-global localization of a mobile service robot

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    Woojin Chung; Chang-bae Moon; Kyoung-rok Kim; Jae-Bok Song

    2006-01-01

    A mobile robot localization problem can be classified into three key issues: a sensor model, a motion model and a fusion\\/filtering technique. So far, we have developed range sensor based, integrated localization scheme, which can be used in human-coexisting real environment such as a science museum and office buildings. From those experiences, we found out that there are several significant

  14. Services for International Researchers 5th Erasmus Staff Mobility Week 2014

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    Di Pillo, Gianni

    International Office - Research Unit Visiting professors per country (period 2009 ­ 2013) #12;Marie Sklodowska-Curie Erasmus Staff Mobility Week 2014 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship #12;Financial Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship *adjusted through the application of a correction

  15. Design and application of mobile payment system with Embedded Systems and Service Oriented Architecture

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    E. Celebi; H. Amca

    2009-01-01

    Due to the issues like fraudulent use, loss or damage with using credit cards, researchers are focused on developing alternative payment methods. A simple but yet versatile and secure electronic payment technology could be implemented by the use of Mobile Telephones, that will eliminate the security related problems due to the use of card based electronic payment devices. In this

  16. Using location services to autonomously drive flying mobile sinks in Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    the nodes of a WSN and we show its preferability over more classical routing approaches expecially environment like the one of the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) [29] pose a series of challenges to each], multihop[22] or hybrid [27] routing schemes to deliver data to a mobile sink, it is usually supposed

  17. Context-Sensitive Mobile Services for Police Officers: A Reassessment of TAM

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    Harry Bouwman; Lidwien van de Wijngaert; Henny de Vos

    2008-01-01

    This paper focuses on the explanatory value of context parameters and individual characteristics for preferences of police officers for mobile applications. Starting from adoption and acceptance (DoI and TAM), media choice and task-technology fit (TTF) theories, we collected data from police officers, who were asked which specific communication devices they preferred in specific situations. Our analyses show that the explanatory

  18. ScalableWeb News Adaptation To Mobile Devices Using Visual Block Segmentation for Ubiquitous Media Services

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    Eunshil Lee; Jinbeom Kang; Joongmin Choi; Jaeyoung Yang

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes an enhanced method of Web content adaptation to mobile devices for online News article provision in ubiquitous environments. Our system exploits a scheme of visual block segmentation for Web pages that filters out unnecessary blocks and extracts useful article information from content blocks. This method resolves the problems of previous approaches to Web content adaptation in which

  19. A FRAMEWORK OF CALL ADMISSION CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR INTEGRATED SERVICES MOBILE WIRELESS NETWORKS

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    Ashraf S. Hasan Mahmoud; Salman A. AlQahtani; ARABIAN MINERALS

    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

  20. Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services.

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    Taheri-Araghi, M.

    1992-01-01

    This report examines the impact that the Iranian environment has on blind and visually impaired persons as well as the mobility systems frequently used by blind Iranians, including the long cane, the sighted guide, guide dogs, and electronic travel devices. (DB)