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

Microsoft Academic Search

\\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

Yong-Nyuo Shin; Myung Geun Chun

2010-01-01

2

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shin, Yong-Nyuo; Chun, Myung Geun

3

Determinants of behavioral intention to mobile banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the improvement of mobile technologies and devices, banking users are able to conduct banking services at anyplace and at anytime. Recently, many banks in the world have provided mobile access to financial information. The reason to understand what factors contribute to users’ intention to use mobile banking is important issue of research. The purpose of this research is to

Ja-chul Gu; Sang-chul Lee; Yung-Ho Suh

2009-01-01

4

Are You Still with Us? A Study of the Post-Adoption Determinants of Sustained Use of Mobile-Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research develops and empirically tests a theoretical model that explains sustained use of mobile banking services. While an extensive array of research has examined various theoretical antecedents of the intention to adopt and use new technologies, only a handful of studies have examined the extent of current usage of a system. Moreover, despite the huge market potential of and

Hyunjeong Kang; Min Jae Lee; Jin Kyu Lee

2012-01-01

5

Development of protected endorsement for online banking using mobile phones  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-03-01

6

"Mobile money" services permit  

E-print Network

"Mobile money" services permit cell phone users to send small amounts of money via text message to their friends and relatives. There are over 90 mobile money services in the world today, mainly in emergingTure oF Money october 2012 - April 2013 Muriel Ansley reynolds exhibit GAllery For the full exhibit checklist

Loudon, Catherine

7

Banking & Financial Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warren, Brenda; Sorrell, Lisa

8

AUSSAT mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1988-01-01

9

Banking and Related Financial Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snyder, Les

10

The Implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view of bank managers in Jordan.  

E-print Network

The Implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view of bank managers in Jordan. The study aims at determine the effect of the implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view in Jordan on the different dimensions of the study (Gender of bank managers, Age of bank managers

11

Advanced mobile phone service  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

F. H. Blecher

1980-01-01

12

Mobile Technology in Educational Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jueming Chen

2005-01-01

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47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Mobile services. 20.7 Section 20.7 Telecommunication...CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES § 20.7 Mobile services. The following are mobile...

2010-10-01

14

Mobile Social Media Service Scenarios  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile social media services are in a technology selection stage with no clear dominant design. Experimentation is very common, and many service concepts are failing to find a valid business model. We have studied current mobile social media services and categorized them into four distinct scenarios. One of the scenarios does not have any current commercial services, which is seen

O. Makinen; S. Luukkainen

2009-01-01

15

Mobile Technology in Educational Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chen, Jueming; Kinshuk

2005-01-01

16

Tri-Service Thermal Radiation Test Facility: Quartz High Density Lamp Bank and Computer Data Acquisition Operators Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Safe operational and servicing test procedures for the Quartz Lamp Bank and Windtunnel, and the Mobile Quartz Lamp Bank are described in this document. The manual guides test technicians, operating a Grid 486 microprocessor, in using proper safety and ope...

M. Sweeney

1996-01-01

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Banking Services, Business Education: 7713.15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course in banking intends to give students an insight into the personal and business services that banks provide. It includes instruction on savings and checking accounts, loans, trusts, and safety deposit facilities. Also included are the performance objectives, five pages of an outline on course content, suggested teaching and learning…

Griffee, Alice

18

The effects of customers' mobile experience and technical support on the intention to use mobile banking.  

PubMed

While mobile banking has become an integral part of banking activities, it has also caused systems-related stress and consequent distrust among mobile banking users. This study looks into the phenomenon of technology adoption for mobile banking users and identifies potential factors that nurture positive intentions toward mobile banking usage. It examines the effects of a customer's mobile experience and technical support on mobile banking acceptance and explains how some variables affect this intention. After a literature review, the method of empirical analysis using a structured questionnaire is developed. Hierarchical Moderated Regression Analyses (HMRA) is used to examine the model. We find that mobile experience and technical support tend to strengthen the relationship between technological characteristics and a customer's intention to use the mobile technology. PMID:19772441

Chung, Namho; Kwon, Soon Jae

2009-10-01

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Mobile satellite service for Canada  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mobile Satellite (MSAT) system and a special program designed to provide interim mobile satellite services (IMSS) during the construction phase of MSAT are described. A mobile satellite system is a key element in extending voice and and data telecommunications to all Canadians.

Sward, David

1988-01-01

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An audit of blood bank services  

PubMed Central

Background: An audit is a written series of simple, direct questions, which when answered and reviewed, tell whether the laboratory is performing its procedures, activities, and policies correctly and on time. Aim: The aim of this study is to briefly highlight the importance of audit in blood bank services. Materials and Methods: An Audit of Blood Bank Services was carried out in a Blood bank of the tertiary care hospital, Central India by using the tool kit, (comprised of checklists) developed by Directorate General of Health Services, Dhaka WHO, July 2008. Results: After going through these checklists, we observed that there is no system for assessing the training needs of staff in the blood bank. There was no provision for duty doctor's room, expert room, medical technologist room and duty care service. There was no checklist for routine check for observation of hemolysis and deterioration of blood and plasma. There was no facility for separate private interview to exclude sexual disease in the donor. Requisition forms were not properly filled for blood transfusion indications. There was no facility for notification of donors who are permanently deferred. There were no records documented for donors who are either temporarily or permanently deferred on the basis of either clinical examination, history, or serological examination. It was found that wearing of apron, cap, and mask was not done properly except in serology laboratory. When the requisition forms for blood transfusions were audited, it was found that many requisition forms were without indications. Conclusion: Regular audit of blood bank services needs to be initiated in all blood banks and the results needs to be discussed among the managements, colleagues, and staffs of blood bank. These results will provide a good opportunity for finding strategies in improving the blood bank services with appropriate and safe use of blood. PMID:24741651

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

2014-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1010 - Postal service by national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Powers § 7.1010 Postal service by national bank. (a) General. A national bank may maintain and operate a postal substation...letters and packages, and the sale of related insurance. The bank may advertise, develop, and extend the...

2010-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1010 - Postal service by national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Powers § 7.1010 Postal service by national bank. (a) General. A national bank may maintain and operate a postal substation...letters and packages, and the sale of related insurance. The bank may advertise, develop, and extend the...

2011-01-01

23

The Mobile Satellite Services Market.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile satellite (MSAT) technology is the basis for a new component of the telecommunications industry capable of providing services to small inexpensive subscriber terminals located almost any place in the world. The market for MSAT space segment capacity (bandwidth and power) is a natural monopoly that can be logically and technically…

Anderson, Samuel

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Developing mobile lithotripsy services.  

PubMed

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

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

1990-03-01

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Integrating Mobile Devices into Semantic Services Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses mobile service provisioning in a mobile supported sensor network. The challenges of secure service provisioning in such a network is tackled through a two-layer approach, using the encryption on the radio layer and policies for device capabilities and service access. This paper suggests the mobile phone acting as control centre for the sensors. The implementation is based

Josef Noll; Sarfraz Alam; Mohammad M. R. Chowdhury

2008-01-01

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12 CFR 308.130 - Effective date of order and service on bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effective date of order and service on bank. 308.130 Section 308.130 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION PROCEDURE AND RULES OF...

2010-01-01

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12 CFR 308.130 - Effective date of order and service on bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Effective date of order and service on bank. 308.130 Section 308.130 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION PROCEDURE AND RULES OF...

2011-01-01

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Satellite mobile data service for Canada  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A commercial mobile satellite system which is to be constructed and operated in Canada is examined. This is done in two phases. First, mobile data services was introduced. Hub equipment and 3000 mobile data terminals were supplied. Over the satellite tests were performed. The mobile data service provides full two way digital messaging automatic vehicle location and fleet management services. The second phase is to construct, launch and make operational the MSAT satellite and associated network control facilities. The implementation is examined of the mobile data service in Canada, including the technical description. Marketing and applications are also examined.

Egan, Glenn R.; Sward, David J.

1990-01-01

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Mobile attachment: emotional attachment towards mobile devices and services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In my thesis I address the topic of mobile attachment. I provide a theoretical framework for mobile attachment together with influencing factors that indicate user's emotional attachment (EA) to mobile devices and services. I investigate how the concept of user experience (UX) and EA are linked together and I outline how user behavior driven experience sampling can be exploited to

Alexander Meschtscherjakov

2009-01-01

30

Mobile Social Services via Virtual Individual Servers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile social services enable increasingly popular forms of social interaction among mobile-device users, such as finding out w hen people of interest are nearby. However, today's services ra ise im- portant privacy concerns because they concentrate location infor- mation for many users under a single administrative domain. We present a privacy-preserving framework for these services in which each person maintains

Amre Shakimov; Harold Lim; Landon P. Cox; Ramón Cáceres

31

Trade in banking services : issues for multilateral negotiations  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was instituted in 1948, its mandate excluded such industries as banking, insurance and telecommunciaitons. These services sectors were highly regulated and protected in most countries, partly because of their sensitivity to national security and cultural identity. Under U.S. pressure, the Uruguay Round talks have included financial services, particularly banking. The response of

Alan Gelb; Silvia Sagari

1990-01-01

32

Incentive and coordination issues in the mobile banking industry of Pakistan  

E-print Network

With the introduction of Branch less Banking regulations in 2008 by the State Bank of Pakistan a new opportunity for banks and telecoms was created to service the needs of the 85% of Pakistanis who lacked any formal or ...

Ali, Tughral Turab

2014-01-01

33

75 FR 67731 - Federal Reserve Bank Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...balances to estimate net income on clearing balances...through 2009, the Reserve Banks recovered 97.8 percent...held with the Reserve Banks. 1. Net Income on Clearing Balances...assumption that the Reserve Banks invest clearing balances net of an imputed...

2010-11-03

34

Mobile Services for the Hospitality Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile services appear to be an obvious choice for travel and tourism as the travellers are on the move, which is the first criterion for mobile services to be relevant. The travel and tourism industry, which is one of the largest and most rapidly expanding industries in the world and one of the significant users of ICT in its operations,

Christer Carlsson; Joanna Carlsson; Pirkko Walden

2005-01-01

35

Building mobile apps via Compound Wireless Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thaddeus Kobylarz

2010-01-01

36

Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI CMRS)  

E-print Network

Commercial Mobile Radio Service (WRI ­ CMRS) Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor #12 · CMRS ­ Commercial Mobile Radio Services · Includes telematics devices (such as electronic on

37

Emerging customer trends towards mobile music services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elaborating on the rapid evolution of mobile entertainment services, this paper investigates customers' preferences and attitudes towards mobile music services in Europe through an exploratory research approach. The study ran in Finland, United Kingdom and Greece, targeting both music consumers and music professionals. Significant differences were observed between the three countries in terms of the importance music consumers attach to

Pavlos Vlachos; Adam P. Vrechopoulos

2004-01-01

38

Regulating New Banking Models to Bring Financial Services to All  

Microsoft Academic Search

In parts of Africa, only one in five people have access to traditional banking services. In Latin America only one in three do. Claire Alexandre, Ignacio Mas, and Daniel Radcliffe of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation say this need not be the case. The technology exists to make banking available at traditional retail outlets and thus spread access dramatically.

Claire Alexandre; Ignacio Mas; Daniel Radcliffe

2011-01-01

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10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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)...

2010-01-01

40

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rajnish Tiwari; Stephan Buse; Cornelius Herstatt

2006-01-01

41

Mobile satellite service in the United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1988-05-01

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Mobile satellite service in the United States  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1988-01-01

43

Measuring Banks' Automated Service Quality: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Automated service quality has been recognised as the factor which determines the suc cess or failure of electronic commerce. Those models current ly available to measure automated service quality are limited in their focus, encompassing only one electronic channel - the internet - thereby ignoring attributes of the other automated service channels. In relation to the banking sector, research has

Mohammed Al-Hawari; Nicole Hartley; Tony Ward

2005-01-01

44

Nice Mobile Services do not Fly. Observations of Mobile Services and the Finnish Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the short message service (SMS), was first initiated in 1992 nobody could foresee its tremendous popularity. Simple in design, easy to adapt and effortless to employ it rapidly became a profitable, matchless, globally used mobile service – referred to as a “killer application”. Ever since the quest for the next mobile service “killer application” has continued. Year after year

Christer Carlsson; Joanna Carlsson; Jussi Puhakainen; Pirkko Walden

2006-01-01

45

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

E-print Network

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

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Aerial seed bank in Artemisia species: how it responds to sand mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aerial seed bank has been found in the arid dune ecosystem. However, the relationship of aerial seed bank to sand mobility\\u000a intensity is unknown. The adaptation of aerial seed bank to sand mobility was analyzed in four Artemisia species dominating at different habitats in northeastern Inner Mongolia, China. The four species, Artemisia gmelinii,\\u000a A. frigida,\\u000a A. halodendron and A. wudanica,

Junling Ma; Zhimin Liu; Dehui Zeng; Bo Liu

2010-01-01

47

Sustainability benchmarking of European banks and financial service organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Olaf Weber

2005-01-01

48

Face feature processor on mobile service robot  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2005-12-01

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12 CFR 7.4003 - Establishment and operation of a remote service unit by a national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...4003 Section 7.4003 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS Preemption...service unit by a national bank. A remote service...paying withdrawals, or lending money. A...

2010-01-01

50

Study of Mobile Payment Business Model Based on Third-Party Mobile Payment Service Provider  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the fast developing mobile commerce, mobile payment is springing up as a new industry. It is obvious that replacing traditional cash or bank card with mobile will cause a payment revolution. However, some factors such as individual demand, rapid change of external market environment, complicated industry chain, and numerous business models are barrels of a successful mobile payment. This

Guoling Lao; Hanbing Liu

2011-01-01

51

Wireless Web Services using Mobile Agents and Ontologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss the integration of two contemporary service technologies: Web services and mobile agents. We exploit the capabilities offered by mobile agents to query and invoke semantically enriched Web services without the need for simultaneous, online presence of the service requestor. Such service setting is ideal for wireless\\/mobile computing, where user terminals are not necessarily online during their entire session.

Vasileios Baousis; Elias Zavitsanos; Vasileios Spiliopoulos; Stathes Hadjiefthymiades; Lazaros Merakos; Giannis Veronis

2006-01-01

52

Understanding the behavior of mobile data services consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ET Docket No. 10-142; Report 2932] Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626...Commission's rulemaking proceeding concerning Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands...

2011-08-10

54

Photogrammetric mobile satellite service prediction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Photographic images of the sky were taken with a camera through a fisheye lens with a 180 deg field-of-view. The images of rural, suburban, and urban scenes were analyzed on a computer to derive quantitative information about the elevation angles at which the sky becomes visible. Such knowledge is needed by designers of mobile and personal satellite communications systems and is desired by customers of these systems. The 90th percentile elevation angle of the skyline was found to be 10 deg, 17 deg, and 51 deg in the three environments. At 8 deg, 75 percent, 75 percent, and 35 percent of the sky was visible, respectively. The elevation autocorrelation fell to zero with a 72 deg lag in the rural and urban environment and a 40 deg lag in the suburb. Mean estimation errors are below 4 deg.

Akturan, Riza; Vogel, Wolfhard J.

1994-01-01

55

Mobihealth: Mobile Services for Health Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

56

Mobile cosmetics advisor: an imaging based mobile service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-01-01

57

Banking and Financial Services Series. Duty Task List.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Business model innovation in China's mobile multimedia broadcasting service  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of mobile communication technologies, the mobile multimedia broadcasting service is becoming one of the important parts of our life. In China the China Broadcasting Communication (CBC) was set up to improve the developing of mobile multimedia broadcasting service based on the China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB) technology standard. This paper analyses the development process and status of

Fu-an Gao; Jin-luan Ren

2011-01-01

59

Monetary Value of Customer Networks in Mobile Social Networking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Social Networking Services (SNS) are an emerging trend in which individuals of similar interestscommunicate with one another using mobile phones. In this paper, we calculate the monetary value of customers and their networks in mobile SNS using the official data provided by a service provider. The mobile SNS enable users to create their avatars to communicate with each other

Naohiro Matsumura; Hikaru Yamamoto

2010-01-01

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

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...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services....

2012-08-14

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

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...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services....

2012-05-21

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

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...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services AGENCY...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services meeting...Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services....

2010-03-30

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

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...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services... Status of ATCt filter development activities (Inmarsat)....

2010-07-12

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Performance Evaluation of Protocols for Group-Oriented Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emerging mobile services, including m-commerce, have received considerable interest among researchers, developers, service providers, and users. Some of these mobile services require the support for group communications among mobile users for conducting transactions. Therefore, there is a need for protocols that are designed to support transactions for group-oriented mobile services especially under brief dis-connectivity and\\/or intermittent connectivity. In this

Upkar Varshney

2005-01-01

65

Users as Service Innovators: The Case of Banking Services  

E-print Network

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 ...

von Hippel, Eric A.

2009-11-12

66

Transaction and Networking Support for Group oriented Mobile Commerce Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Broadband wireless services, including group- oriented mobile commerce services, are receiving a significant interest among researchers, developers, wireless service providers, and users. Some of these diverse services, including mobile auctions, mobile financial services, and multi-party interactive games, are transaction-oriented and will require the network and protocol support for transactions. In this paper, we focus on supporting transactions for group-oriented m-commerce

Upkar Varshney; Krish Ravikumar

67

ACCESSIBILITY OF eSERVICES ON MOBILE PHONES  

Microsoft Academic Search

European governments are taking quantum leaps towards the implementation of electronic self-services (eServices). Currently, most eServices are implemented as web-based solutions on PC-platform. The use of mobile technologies for eServices is lurking just behind the corner. The usability and accessibility of mobile eServices can be improved by the application of appropriate accessibility guidelines on the interaction design of mobile devices.

Riitta Hellman

2008-01-01

68

Location-based mobile information sharing service for social network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the popularity of mobile devices and social network services, more and more people tend to use their mobile phones to share information with others by social network service. This paper proposes a new location-based mobile information sharing service system, which allows geo-tagged information to share between users through social network. The sharing service works in a personalized push mode, and sends the only location-based information of genuine interest for users. The implementation of a demonstration system including the mobile information sharing service server and the mobile client is presented in this paper.

Hu, Jinlong; Liao, Bin; Qin, You

2011-12-01

69

Client profiles and access to retail bank services in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many developed, and some developing countries, technological innovation has enabled banks to provide intermediary services and supply products via a variety of methods. This article uses econometric techniques to assess the impact of the product suite, credit score and the spatial availability of bank branches on the level of access to banking services in Gauteng Province, South Africa over

Charles Okeahalam

2008-01-01

70

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1988-01-01

71

Privacy in Mobile Web Services eHealth Kalid Elmufti  

E-print Network

Privacy in Mobile Web Services eHealth Kalid Elmufti , Dasun Weerasinghe, M Rajarajan, Veselin to deploy Mobile de- vices in eHealth systems, however; security is still an issue in particular to authenticate mobile users to a Health Authentica- tion Server to give access to various eHealth Service

Rakocevic, Veselin

72

47 CFR 80.106 - Intercommunication in the mobile service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-10-01

73

User Acceptance of Internet Banking Service in Malaysia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study is the first research in Malaysia that investigates user acceptance of Internet banking service (IBS) based on Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model (Venkatesh, Morris, Davis and Davis, 2003). Two hundred and eighty questionnaires were distributed and collected from two major cities, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. The results show that Malaysians have intentions of using IBS (mean rating of close to 4.00). Moreover, Malaysians recognize the benefits of IBS by giving a high mean rating (close to 4.00) to performance expectancy. However, they give relative low mean ratings (close to 3.00) on other indicators of Behavioural Intention to Use IBS such as effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions and perceived credibility. Recommendations were given to promote a safe, efficient and conducive environment for user adoption of Internet banking.

Yenyuen, Yee; Yeow, P. H. P.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS...Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA...Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), published...Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources...

2011-09-23

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Simulation and Performance Analysis of Lithium Battery Bank Mounted on the Hybrid Power System for Mobile Public Health Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile medical clinic has been proposed to serve homeless people, people in the disaster area or in the remote area where no health service exist. At that site, a number of essential services such as primary health care, general health screening, medical treatment and emergency/rescue operations are required. Such services usually requires on board electrical equipments such as refrigerators, komputer, power tools and medical equipments. To supply such electrical equipments, it needs extra auxiliary power sources, in addition of standard automotive power supply. The auxiliary power source specifically design to supply non automotive load which may have similar configuration, but usually uses high power alternator rated and larger deep cycle on board battery bank. This study covers the modeling and dynamic simulation of auxiliary power source/battery to supply the medical equipment and other electrical equipments on board. It consists a variable speed diesel generator set, photovoltaic (PV) generator mounted on the roof of the car, a rechargable battery bank. As an initial step in the system design, a simulation study was performed. The simulation is conducted in the system level. Simulation results shows that dynamical behaviour by means of current density, voltage and power plot over a chosen time range, and functional behaviour such as charging and discharging characteristic of the battery bank can be obtained.

Busono, Pratondo; Kartini, Evvy

2013-07-01

76

Customer satisfaction factors (CSFs) with online banking services in an Islamic country : I.R. Iran  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the key factors underlying customer satisfaction with electronic banking services in an Islamic country, Iran. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors validate a measurement model for customer satisfaction evaluation in e-banking service quality based on different service quality models and theories such as technology acceptance model, theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior.

Tooraj Sadeghi; Kambiz Heidarzadeh Hanzaee

2010-01-01

77

STATISTICS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN BANKING SERVICES: REQUIREMENTS, AVAILABILITY AND PROSPECTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the availability of statistical data for international trade in banking services. Such data are required for WTO negotiations and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Following a discussion of areas of work for which data on international trade in banking services are required and of the outcome so far of international initiatives directed at the

Andrew Cornford

2009-01-01

78

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ziqi Liao; Michael Tow Cheung

2005-01-01

79

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

E-print Network

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 ...

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

2011-01-01

80

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rong Chen; Zang Li; Chao-Hsien Chu

2011-01-01

81

Phishing Attacks and Perceptions of Service Quality: A Content Analysis of Internet Banking in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Internet banking, which is a trust-based system, phishing attacks and Internet fraud can affect the customers' view of the service quality provided by the banks. Theft of the customers' personal identity information can cause the customers to lose their confidence in the system and their banks. Within this context, content analysis was used to develop an examination of the

Murat Hakan

82

Mobile satellite communications in the Forest Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Warren, John R.

1988-01-01

83

Mobile satellite communications in the Forest Service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Warren, John R.

1988-05-01

84

THE-MUSS: Mobile u-health service system.  

PubMed

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

Han, Dongsoo; Lee, Minkyu; Park, Sungjoon

2010-02-01

85

Security Specification and Implementation for Mobile e-Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ramon Martí; Jaime Delgado; Xavier Perramon

2004-01-01

86

Research on Mobile Location Service Design Based on Android  

Microsoft Academic Search

Android platform is a new generation of smart mobile phone platform launched by Google. Android provides the support of mobile map and location service, which is probably a concern of vast numbers of developers. So far, the development of mobile map and location applications is complex and difficult, and is often required to pay high copyright fees to map makers.

Xianhua Shu; Zhenjun Du; Rong Chen

2009-01-01

87

Mobile multimedia services development: value chain perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes and analyses the mobile value chain development, value generation and mobile application development processes. The study is based on eight small multimedia and software companies that use the latest technological possibilities provided by the mobile Internet. The development processes analyzed give a good understanding of how the mobile value chain is made up as seen from the

Jari T. Karvonen; Juhani Warsta

2004-01-01

88

Efficient and Guaranteed Service Coverage in Partitionable Mobile Adhoc Networks  

E-print Network

Efficient and Guaranteed Service Coverage in Partitionable Mobile Ad­hoc Networks Karen H. Wang, Baochun Li Abstract--- In wireless ad­hoc networks, the network topology changes dynamically service in partitionable mobile ad­hoc networks. I. INTRODUCTION The main appeal of the wireless cellular

Li, Baochun

89

Access and service convergence over the mobile internet - A survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Next generation heterogeneous wireless networks are expected to interwork with Internet Protocol (IP)-based infrastructures. Conventional network services operate like silos in that a specific set of services are offered over a specific type of access network. It is desirable for users to be able to roam between fixed and mobile networks that employ different access technologies. Therefore, mobility management with

Peyman TalebiFard; Terrence Wong; Victor C. M. Leung

2010-01-01

90

10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...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...

2011-01-01

91

Internet banking and quality of service: Perspectives from a developing nation in the Middle East  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose of this paper: With an enormous growth in Internet banking, this paper discusses how banks can be competitive by providing quality services. This paper measures the quality of service from customers' perspective Design\\/methodology\\/approach: This study is based on a questionnaire survey conducted in Saudi Arabia. Based on an extensive review of literature, the paper uses empirical research to analyze

M. Sadiq Sohail; Nassar M. Shaikh

2008-01-01

92

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jarrod Johnston; Jeff Madura

2000-01-01

93

The Relationship Between Mobile Service Quality, Perceived Technology Compatibility, and Users' Perceived Playfulness in the Context of Mobile Information and Entertainment Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing body of research into mobile information and entertainment services in recent years. Using an extended Technology Acceptance Model perspective, this study explored the effect of mobile service quality and its compatibility to mobile technology on users' perceived playfulness toward these services. Mobile Service Quality and Perceived Technology Compatibility were found to influence users' Perceived Playfulness. Furthermore,

Felix B. Tan; Jacky P. C. Chou

2008-01-01

94

A Secure Mobile-Based Authentication System for e-Banking  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Rifà-Pous, Helena

95

RELATIONSHIP MARKETING OF SERVICES: AN ANALYSIS OF SERVICE QUALITY AND SERVICE ENCOUNTERS THROUGH RELATIONAL NORMS -A DYADIC APPROACH BETWEEN BANK ACCOUNT MANAGERS AND SMES -  

Microsoft Academic Search

The combined pressures of desintermediation, deregulation, and industrial restructuring have helped to redefine the nature and importance of bank-client relationships (Schell, 1996). Directors or treasurers of companies often recognize that their relationship is with the bank account manager, rather than with the bank (Wood & al., 1995). This is the reason why the role played by the service provider as

Isabelle Prim-Allaz

1999-01-01

96

Demand assignment system design for a mobile satellite (MSAT) SCPC mobile radio service  

Microsoft Academic Search

The MSAT system is planned to provide mobile communication services to users needing wide area Canadian coverage and it is essential that efficient use be made of the limited spectrum by allocating SCPC channels on a demand assigned multiple access basis. This paper deals primarily with the design and specification of the mobile radio service DAMA system, with particular emphasis

G. R. McMillen; B. A. Mazur; J. D. B. Kent

1985-01-01

97

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

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2011-10-26

98

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-12-01

99

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services...issues. Status of ATCt filter development activities with ARINC...

2010-10-15

100

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. 64.3100 Section 64...Restrictions on Unwanted Mobile Service Commercial Messages § 64.3100 Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. (a) No person or...

2012-10-01

101

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. 64.3100 Section 64...Restrictions on Unwanted Mobile Service Commercial Messages § 64.3100 Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. (a) No person or...

2011-10-01

102

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. 64.3100 Section 64...Restrictions on Unwanted Mobile Service Commercial Messages § 64.3100 Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. (a) No person or...

2013-10-01

103

47 CFR 64.3100 - Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. 64.3100 Section 64...Restrictions on Unwanted Mobile Service Commercial Messages § 64.3100 Restrictions on mobile service commercial messages. (a) No person or...

2010-10-01

104

Factors affecting the intentions of customers in Malaysia to use mobile phone credit cards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Mobile phones have provided an opportunity for banking institutions to introduce new services to the public. The latest service, which is now available in Malaysian banking institutions, is the mobile phone credit card. The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary investigation of the factors that determine whether Malaysia's bank customers will use the new mobile

Hanudin Amin

2008-01-01

105

A practical system for regional mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Glein, Randall; Leverson, Denis; Olmstead, Dean

1993-01-01

106

MOCA: a service framework for mobile computing devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James Beck; Alain Gefflaut; Nayeem Islam

1999-01-01

107

ROUTE NAVIGATOR: PATH FINDER SERVICE FOR MOBILE PHONE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Route Navigator is an automated mobile path finder service which aims to provide text direction and map direction through the use of SMS or MMS by using existing services offered by the carrier networks like Sun, Globe and Smart. Users of the service will send a request for path in the proponent's gateway (the gateway is usually a GSM modem

Paolo Alekseis; P. Carolino; Juan Carlos; L. Guevarra; Joemerick B. San Gabriel

108

Inmarsat's worldwide mobile-satellite services - Today and tomorrow  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The status of existing Inmarsat mobile satellite services, new services under implementation for production in the near term, and also longer-term plans, including those for the hand-held satellite phone, are described. Attention is given to the evolution of the Inmarsat satellite system, smaller lower-cost terminals, and lower-cost voice services.

Singh, Jai P.

1993-01-01

109

Service oriented architecture for mobile robot localization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensors networks with some intelligence have been proposed for supporting mobile robot navigation systems in indoor environments. However, a standard method of communication among the sensor networks and the mobile robots still doesn't exist and the introduction of new robots in a certain environment can be a difficult task. In this paper, we present a practical example that uses the

Camilo Christo; Carlos Cardeira

2007-01-01

110

Next Step Mobile: Strategy, Services, & PRM  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Lisa Carlucci

2012-01-01

111

Architectural Solutions for Mobile RFID Services for the Internet of Things  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Martin Peter Michael; Mohsen Darianian

2008-01-01

112

Stakeholder value network analysis for the mobile services ecosystem  

E-print Network

The mobile services ecosystem has evolved and continues to evolve at a rapid pace adjusting to the different players competing to be part of the value creation and capture. This thesis attempts to capture a holistic view ...

Arvind, A. S. (Amarnath Sury)

2009-01-01

113

A Novel Approach to Service Discovery in Mobile Adhoc Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile adhoc network (MANET) is a network of a number of mobile routers and associated hosts, organized in a random fashion via wireless links. During recent years MANET has gained enormous amount of attention and has been widely used for not only military purposes but for search-and-rescue operations, intelligent transportation system, data collection, virtual classrooms and ubiquitous computing. Service discovery

N. Islam; Z. A. Shaikh

2008-01-01

114

An economic systems analysis of land mobile radio telephone services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the economic interaction of the terrestrial and satellite land-mobile radio service systems. The cellular, trunked and satellite land-mobile systems are described. Parametric equations are formulated to allow examination of necessary user thresholds and growth rates as functions of system costs. Conversely, first order allowable systems costs are found as a function of user thresholds and growth

B. E. Leroy; S. M. Stevenson

1980-01-01

115

Mobile Services and Implementation of Digital Watermarks in Audio Files  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spread of mobile devices in recent years has been dramatic to say the least. Although cell phones in particular are used by a wide demographic, and hold great potential for a variety of mobile services, the usability of their user interfaces remains lacking. Additionally, an extremely important consideration is how user interfaces handle information exchange. In this paper, a

Manabu Hirakawa; Junichi Iijima

2010-01-01

116

Caching XML Web Services for Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web services are emerging as the dominant application on the Internet. The Web is no longer just a repository of information but has evolved into an active medium for providers and consumers of services: Individuals provide peer-to-peer services to access personal contact information or photo albums for other individuals; individuals provide services to businesses for accessing personal preferences or tax

Douglas D. Terry; Venugopalan Ramasubramanian

2003-01-01

117

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-01

118

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. For the purposes of our research some constructs were added to (TOE) framework such as IT/Business strategy

119

Exploring Technology Design Issues for Mobile Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\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

Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman; Guadalupe Flores Hernández

120

Leveraging Mobility to Improve Quality of Service in Mobile Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing solutions for QoS-aware routing in mo- bile multi-hop networks attempt to discover a QoS- satisfactory route for the user at the user's current location. If a suitable route is not available at the cur- rent location, the user is denied access. This approach does not take advantage of the special characteris- tics of mobile multi-hop networks. That is, users

Kimaya Sanzgiri; Elizabeth M. Belding-royer

2004-01-01

121

Mobile contract services: what you need to know.  

PubMed

With sufficient planning and ongoing attention to detail, the performance of a mobile imaging service provider can exceed expectations and requirements. The relationship can prove to be mutually agreeable and profitable for many years. But, when contracting mobile services, you cannot spend too much time on initial research and detail. Several scenarios present outsourcing or mobile services as an acceptable alternative to purchase or lease: outdated equipment, novel or under-utilized technologies, the need for incrementally added or temporary service. To find suitable providers, check with peer sources in your area for recommendations; look specifically for facilities that are comparable in size and volume to your facility. Expect that larger volume facilities will rate more favorable schedules or pricing. Obtain and check references. Require mobile service providers to adhere to the same state and federal laws, rules and regulations that govern your facility; receive the assurance of compliance in writing if it is not specifically addressed in the contract. JCAHO requires that any contract service provider be governed by the same requirements as the accredited facility. Several other rules or licensing requirements may also pertain to mobile services. A prevailing reason for outsourcing imaging services is high equipment costs that cannot be justified with current volume projections. However, equipment quality should not be compromised; it must meet your needs and be in good repair. The mobile service provider you choose should be an extension of your department; quality standards must exist unilaterally. The set rule for assessing mobile service fees is that there is no set rule. There are many ways to negotiate the fee schedule so that it meets the needs of both parties. An effective marketing campaign lets physicians and patients know what you have available. Work with the mobile service provider to plan an initial announcement or open house. The mobile provider should also have patient education materials for referring physicians and your hospital. Having the mobile technologist meet with the radiologists to discuss written protocols will eliminate misunderstandings concerning expectations of both parties; ongoing communication is vital. PMID:11151320

Inman, M

2000-01-01

122

THE-MUSS: Mobile U-Health Service System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Han, Dongsoo; Park, Sungjoon; Lee, Minkyu

123

Student use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use of Mobile Technology In CiCS (Corporate Information and Computing Services) we are always looking to improve our services.  

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are always looking to improve our services. We are interested in your use of mobile technology (phones a mobile phone? 4. Mobile Phones * Yes No #12;Page 5 Student use of Mobile TechnologyStudent use provider do you currently use? 5. About your phone *2. Is your mobile phone a smartphone? By smartphone

Martin, Stephen John

124

Mobile-PKI Service Model for Ubiquitous Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Jeun, Inkyung; Chun, Kilsoo

125

78 FR 57922 - American Energy Production, Inc., Best Energy Services, Inc., Community Central Bank Corporation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500-1] American Energy Production, Inc., Best Energy Services, Inc., Community Central Bank Corporation...information concerning the securities of American Energy Production, Inc. because it has not filed any...

2013-09-20

126

Personalized Popular Blog Recommender Service for Mobile Applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Weblogs have emerged as a new communication and publication medium on the Internet for diffusing the latest useful information. Providing value-added mobile services such as blog articles is increasingly important to attract mobile users to mobile commerce. There are, however, a tremendous number of blog articles, and mobile users generally have difficulty in browsing weblogs. Accordingly, providing mobile users with blog articles that suit their interests is an important issue. Very little research, however, focuses on this issue. In this work, we propose a Customized Content Service on a mobile device (m-CCS) to filter and push blog articles to mobile users. The m-CCS can predict the latest popular blog topics by forecasting the trend of time-sensitive popularity of weblogs. Furthermore, to meet the diversified interest of mobile users, m-CCS further analyzes users’ browsing logs to derive their interests, which are then used to recommend their preferred popular blog topics and articles. The prototype system of m-CCS demonstrates that the system can effectively recommend mobile users desirable blog articles with respect to both popularity and personal interests.

Tsai, Pei-Yun; Liu, Duen-Ren

127

Service Learning on Wheels: The Nightingale Mobile Clinic.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hurst, Carol P.; Osban, Linda B.

2000-01-01

128

Hierarchical adaptive location service protocol for mobile ad hoc network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Position based routing protocols have lower routing overhead due to exploiting position information of mobile nodes for forwarding data. The performance of location based protocols depends on the precise knowledge of the destination's location. Therefore a location service is a prerequisite, from which a transmitter can find the approximate location of the receiver node. Several location service schemes have been

Sabbir Ahmed; Gour C. Karmakar; Joarder Kamruzzaman

2009-01-01

129

Accountable Anonymous Service Usage in Mobile Communication Systems \\Lambda  

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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 communication systems. This model is based on the introduction of a new business role, called the customer care

Bencsáth, Boldizsár

130

Location information services in mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tracy Camp; Jeff Boleng; Lucas Wilcox

2002-01-01

131

ENABLING CONTEXT-AWARE SERVICES FOR MOBILE USERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

132

Secure Mobile and Wireless Communication Services for Collaborative Virtual Gaming  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper reports on the current research activities and innovations provisioning secure ICT services. The identified research challenges and roadmap represent a significant step towards the development of global federated security services for the Web, Grid and particularly for future Mobile and Wireless communication (ICT platforms). The overall aim of the research is to provide seamless traversal to access distributed

Babak Akhgar; W. Orth; N. Meyer; M. Tuisku; G. Pipan; M. L. Gallego; J. A. Garcia; M. Cecchi; J.-N. Colin

2006-01-01

133

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...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...

2010-10-01

134

Developments in land mobile satellite service in Europe  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Jayasuriya, D. A. R.

1990-01-01

135

Service-oriented architecture for mobile collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a business environment, effective communication is crucial for the employeepsilas productivity and creativity. In this paper, we propose a SOA-based Collaboration Framework for mobile collaboration applications. This framework aims at promoting the business communication to a new level by means of architectural flexibility, lightweight design approach and a substantially increased availability of cooperation support. As part of our approach,

Yuri Natchetoi; Viktor Kaufman; Yuecel Karabulut

2007-01-01

136

USDA Forest Service mobile satellite communications applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Warren, John R.

1990-01-01

137

Mobility impairments and use of screening and preventive services.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: Primary care for people with disabilities often concentrates on underlying debilitating disorders to the exclusion of preventive health concerns. This study examined use of screening and preventive services among adults with mobility problems (difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or standing for extended periods). METHODS: The responses of non-institutionalized adults to the 1994 National Health Interview Survey, including the disability and Healthy People 2000 supplements, were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regressions predicted service use on the basis of mobility level, demographic characteristics, and indicators of health care access. RESULTS: Ten percent of the sample reported some mobility impairment; 3% experienced major problems. People with mobility problems were as likely as others to receive pneumonia and influenza immunizations but were less likely to receive other services. Adjusted odds ratios for women with major mobility difficulties were 0.6 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.4, 0.9) for the Papanicolaou test and 0.7 (95% CI = 0.5, 0.9) for mammography. CONCLUSIONS: More attention should be paid to screening and preventive services for people with mobility difficulties. Shortened appointment times, physically inaccessible care sites, and inadequate equipment could further compromise preventive care for this population. PMID:10846515

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

2000-01-01

138

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

139

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Felts, John W., Jr.

2014-01-01

140

Towards Bridging IoT and Cloud Services: Proposing Smartphones as Mobile and Autonomic Service Gateways  

E-print Network

Towards Bridging IoT and Cloud Services: Proposing Smartphones as Mobile and Autonomic Service the final-user context- awareness. We consider smartphones are set to become the universal interface between these two worlds. In this position paper, we propose a middleware approach where smartphones provide service

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

141

DMSK Receiver For Mobile/Satellite Service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1989-01-01

142

Control Services for the HTTP Session Mobility Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our previous work, a hybrid architectural scheme was proposed to migrate Web sessions between PCs. Only the client-side of the work was however achieved. The work included developing a Web browser extension and creating a new service, namely content sharing and session handoff. This further research explores the proxy-side of the architecture. It entails creating new services that prevent

Michael O. Adeyeye; Neco Ventura; David Humphrey

2009-01-01

143

Trade in banking services and the role of GATS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which was concluded by participating countries in the Uruguay Round of negotiations, is the first multilateral effort to establish rules governing the conduct of international trade in services, including financial services. The GATS also provides the framework for multilateral negotiations on improved market access for foreign services and service suppliers. This article

Ernando S. de Leon; Teodora I. San Pedro

2003-01-01

144

Generic technology-based service quality dimensions in banking : Impact on customer satisfaction and loyalty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to identify the generic service quality dimensions of technology-based banking and to examine the effect of these dimensions on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The generic service quality dimensions are identified using an exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Next the reliability and validity of the factors and customer satisfaction and customer loyalty are established

Shirshendu Ganguli; Sanjit Kumar Roy

2011-01-01

145

The Revolution in Banking and the Financial Services Industry. Series on Public Issues No. 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the premise of this booklet, one of a series intended to apply economic principles to major social and political issues of the day, that a revolution in the banking and financial services industry is altering not only the fundamental nature of the services offered but the character of the organizations themselves. The purpose of the essay is…

Fraser, Donald R.

146

Customer expectations of CSR, perceived service quality and brand effect in Thai retail banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to explore how social responsibility initiatives can influence perceived service quality and brand effect from the perspective of retail banking customers in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper also aims to examine the impact of trust as a mediating variable between perceived service quality and brand effect. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study is quantitative in nature, using the

Yaowalak Poolthong; Rujirutana Mandhachitara

2009-01-01

147

Internet service quality and customer satisfaction: Examining internet banking in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigates internet service quality and its impact on customer satisfaction in the banking context. Internet service quality is operationalised by adopting an instrument, which is based on SERVQUAL and consists of six dimensions, namely assurance, quality of information, responsiveness, web assistance, empathy and reliability. The field research, which resulted in 184 valid questionnaires, was conducted among internet

Ilias Santouridis; Panagiotis Trivellas; Panagiotis Reklitis

2009-01-01

148

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1988-01-01

149

Low earth orbit satellite/terrestrial mobile service compatibility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1993-01-01

150

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mohammed Al-Hawari; Tony Ward

2006-01-01

151

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

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Balance None required None required None required None required Loan Discount 1/4 % Competitive rates Banking Free free free free Online Bill Payment Free free free free Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) No fee balance maintained No fee No fee -$25 minimum balance View your options at https

152

Mobihealth: Mobile Health Services Based on Body Area Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

153

Presence Aware Location-Based Service For Managing Mobile Communications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

154

Service platform strategy : social networking and mobile service platform perspectives  

E-print Network

The significance of the service platform is increasing, while studies on this phenomenon remain scarce and insufficient. Most of the researches focus on products, market segmentation and how platform triggers innovation ...

Yoo, Jang Hoon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01

155

75 FR 22853 - D-11456, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.; and D-11602, State Street Bank and Trust Company, et...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration D-11456, PNC Financial Services Group...D-11602, State Street Bank and Trust Company...are posted on the Internet exactly as they are...Massachusetts Division of Banks. As of December...Street Corporation, a financial holding company organized...commercial paper, bank notes, time...

2010-04-30

156

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

E-print Network

3 THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING OF MOBILE DATA SERVICES: Developing an Ontology Based on Business in telecommunications. Employing the developed ontology would systemize mobile service engineering functions and make as a pluralist approach. Keywords Business model, service design and engineering, mobile data services, ontology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

157

BUILDING MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS USING SMARTPHONES AND WEB SERVICES  

E-print Network

BUILDING MOBILE SENSOR NETWORKS USING SMARTPHONES AND WEB SERVICES: RAMIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT shows how smartphones can help reduce the development, operation, and maintenance costs of wireless associated with developing and maintaining a large wireless sensor network and presents a novel smartphone

Schmidt, Douglas C.

158

HUMAN INTERACTION WITH ADVANCED MOBILE SERVICES AND INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS (INTERACT)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, the HCI research is facing greater and greater challenges, with advanced mobile services and intelligent environments moving from research laboratories towards everyday use. The problems with WAP acceptance act as a good example of the dangers of designing without a user- centred approach: despite the success in realising the tech- nology, the commercial success remains elusive because, for the

Kari Kuutti; Heikki Ailisto

159

Evaluation of a personal mobile coaching service for health tracking.  

PubMed

Yukendu is a personal mobile coaching service that supports people in reaching good levels of psychological and physical well-being. The aim of this contribution is to describe the peculiarities of Yukendu and its multi-step evaluation process. PMID:23792864

Gatti, Fabiana; Brivio, Eleonora; Galimberti, Carlo

2013-01-01

160

Applied Probability Trust PROBABILISTIC RESULTS FOR A MOBILE SERVICE SCENARIO  

E-print Network

stochastic model for a mobile service scenario. Consider a stationary Poisson process in Rd , with its points-neighbour search; Poisson process; privacy region; radial simulation algorithm; Voronoi tessellation 2010], where a user is located at a point q Rd and a stationary Poisson point process = {X1, X2, . . .} Rd

Yiu, Man Lung

161

1. GENERAL VIEW OF LAUNCH PAD A WITH MOBILE SERVICE ...  

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

1. GENERAL VIEW OF LAUNCH PAD A WITH MOBILE SERVICE STRUCTURE IN LOCKED POSITION OVER LAUNCHER BUILDING AND RETENTION POND AT RIGHT; VIEW TO NORTHWEST. - Cape Canaveral Air Station, Launch Complex 17, Facility 28501, East end of Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL

162

A robust signalling system for land mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1989-01-01

163

Innovation in the Service Sector: Exploring the Adoption of Internet Banking Services in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has become the latest technology to be utilised by the banks to attract new customers and develop new markets. Internet banking offers great opportunities for banks to increase their transactions, extend their customer bases and to decrease their operational costs. It also provides some benefits to consumers such as convenience (i.e. time saving), personalization, freedom (i.e. accessibility) and

S. Ozdemir; P. Trott; A. Hoecht

2006-01-01

164

EUTELTRACS: The European experience on mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Colcy, Jean-Noel; Steinhaeuser, Rafael

1993-01-01

165

An experiment to enable commercial mobile satellite service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

166

An experiment to enable commercial mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1982-01-01

167

Mobile Messaging Services-Based Personal Electrocardiogram Monitoring System  

PubMed Central

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

Tahat, Ashraf A.

2009-01-01

168

Applying Lean Six Sigma and TRIZ methodology in banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Fu-Kwun Wang; Kao-Shan Chen

2010-01-01

169

Image-based mobile service: automatic text extraction and translation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-01-01

170

A Mobile Service Robot for Life Science Laboratories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

171

Low Earth Orbit satellite/terrestrial mobile service compatibility  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Sheriff, Ray E.; Gardiner, John G.

1993-01-01

172

Adoption of Mobile Services. Model Development and Cross-Service Study. Per E. Pedersen Herbjrn Nysveen (corresponding author)  

E-print Network

1 Adoption of Mobile Services. Model Development and Cross-Service Study. Per E. Pedersen Herbjørn of the article: Consumer and Buyer Behavior #12;2 Abstract This study investigates the adoption of mobile services across four different service categories. The adoption model underlying the study includes

Tomkins, Andrew

173

The 6th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS2010)  

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.0 based applications and experience Mobile-based e-learning and education environments Mobile serviceThe 6th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS2010) http: The wide deployment of wireless networks and mobile technologies and the significant increase in the number

Eirinaki, Magdalini

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ogara, Solomon Omondi

2011-01-01

175

International organizations to enable world-wide mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Anglin, Richard L., Jr.

1993-01-01

176

A New Approach to Standardize Multicenter Studies: Mobile Lab Technology for the German Environmental Specimen Bank  

PubMed Central

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 m2 reception area to record medical history and exposure-relevant behavior, a 21.1 m2 examination room to record dental fillings and for blood withdrawal, a 15.5 m2 biological safety level 2 laboratory to process and analyze samples on site including a 2.8 m2 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

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

2014-01-01

177

Mobile Social TV: Extending DVB-H Services with P2P-Interaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile TV is widely considered as major future growth driver of mobile multimedia. Although certain benefits such as location-independence are evident, the potential of this medium reaches beyond plain 'TV on the mobile '. In this paper, we propose the integration of service enablers for peer-to-peer interactivity into mobile TV. Using our definition of mobile social TV we discuss opportunities

Raimund Schatz; Siegfried Wagner; Norbert Jordan

2007-01-01

178

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Boreum Choi; Inseong Lee; Jinwoo Kim; Yunsuk Jeon

2005-01-01

179

Sensing as a Service: A Cloud Computing System for Mobile Phone Sensing  

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Sensing as a Service: A Cloud Computing System for Mobile Phone Sensing Xiang Sheng, Xuejie Xiao Abstract--Sensors on (or attached to) mobile phones can enable attractive sensing applications in different, Sensing-as-a-Service (S2 aaS), i.e., providing sensing services using mobile phones via a cloud computing

Tang, Jian "Neil"

180

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Reexamination of Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...requires facilities-based providers of commercial mobile data services to offer data roaming...requires facilities-based providers of commercial mobile data services to offer data...

2011-05-06

181

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

182

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-10-01

183

Privacy-Preserving Location-based Services for Mobile Users in Wireless Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobility is key to personal freedom. With the increasing availability of mobile devices, many providers begin to offer location-based services. Although these services greatly enrich our mobility experiences, with them also comes the privacy concerns, as a location-based service provider now can continuously track the location of a user. This tracking may allow unauthorized access and cause serious consequences. Although

Sheng Zhong; Yanbin Grace Liu; Yang Richard Yang

184

The neoliberalization of ecosystem services: wetland mitigation banking and problems in environmental governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wetland mitigation banking is an American neoliberal environmental policy that has created a functioning market in `ecosystem services', commodities defined using the holistic measures of ecological science. The development of this market is discussed as a project of environmental governance, defined as the nation-state's regulation of ecological relations within its territory towards stabilizing capitalist relations of power and accumulation. I

Morgan M. Robertson

2004-01-01

185

Exploring Convergence and Innovation on the Mobile Platform: Mobile Social Media Services as a Case in Point  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the nature of convergence and innovation on the mobile platform. It posits the idea that convergence on the mobile platform is about providing an interoperable technology environment which can serve as a platform for developing multiple services, repurposing web-based applications or enhancing them; and enabling a range of functions for use on mobile devices. Because of

Nina D. Ziv

2008-01-01

186

A conceptual model of public medical service system based-on cell phone mobile platform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, cell phones have played an increasingly important role in rapidly-developing global telecommunication services. At present, mobile business develops very fast. However, the development in other mobile service fields, such as public service, mobile medical service, etc, is still in its infant stage. Drawing on the experience of the 'doctor workstation project' which is cooperated by Renmin University of China and Norway Fredskorps Corporation, this paper discusses the research and implementation of the Doctor Workstation System based on cell phone mobile platform. From the practice of the Doctor Workstation System, the paper advances a conceptual model of public medical service system based-on cell phone mobile platform.

Fu, Hongjiao; Zhao, Yue

187

IBM recently unveiled MobileFirst, a major initiative to develop mobile-related technologies and products that include security, analytics, mobile app development, and cloud-based backend services. MobileFirst  

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and products that include security, analytics, mobile app development, and cloud-based backend services. Mobile candidates will have experience performing world-class research on mobile apps or backends, but we are happy includes both the core MBaaS design, as well as services tailored for mobile apps, e.g., location, identity

Plotkin, Joshua B.

188

R&D comes to services. Bank of America's pathbreaking experiments.  

PubMed

At the heart of business today lies a dilemma: Our economy is increasingly dependent on services, yet our innovation processes remain oriented toward products. Indeed, we have well-tested, scientific methods for developing and refining manufactured goods, but many of them don't seem applicable to the world of services. In this article, Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke points out the challenges of applying the discipline of formal R&D processes to services: Because a service often exists only in the moment of its delivery to a customer, it is difficult to isolate in a traditional laboratory. And since many services are tailored to individual buyers at the point of purchase, they can't be tested through large samples. As a result, experiments with new services are most useful when they are conducted live--with real customers engaged in real transactions. But live tests magnify the cost of failure; an experiment that doesn't work may harm customer relationships and even the brand. Given such challenges, it's no surprise that most service companies have not established rigorous, ongoing R&D processes, Thomke says. Here the author provides an in-depth look at a five-step process that Bank of America has used to create new service concepts for retail banking. The company has turned a set of its branches into, in effect, a laboratory where a corporate research team conducts service experiments with actual customers during regular business hours, compares results with those of control branches, and pinpoints attractive innovations for broader rollout. The author describes the program's workings, its successes, and the obstacles the bank faced. The effort reveals what a true R&D operation might look like inside a service business, he concludes. PMID:12687921

Thomke, Stefan

2003-04-01

189

System services and architecture of the TMI satellite mobile data system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

190

System services and architecture of the TMI satellite mobile data system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1993-01-01

191

On service differentiation in mobile Ad Hoc networks.  

PubMed

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

Zhang, Shun-liang; Ye, Cheng-qing

2004-09-01

192

The Effects of Mobile Service Quality and Technology Compatibility on Users' Perceived Playfulness  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing body of research into Mobile Information and Entertainment Services in recent years. This study explored\\u000a the effect of mobile service quality and its compatibility to mobile technology on users’ perceived playfulness toward these\\u000a services. Perceived Service Quality and Perceived Technology Compatibility were found to influence users’ Perceived Playfulness.\\u000a Furthermore, Perceived Technology Compatibility significantly mediated the relationship

Felix B. Tan; Jacky P. C. Chou

2007-01-01

193

A conceptual model of public medical service system based-on cell phone mobile platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In recent years, cell phones have played an increasingly important role in rapidly-developing global telecommunication services.\\u000a At present, mobile business develops very fast. However, the development in other mobile service fields, such as public service,\\u000a mobile medical service, etc, is still in its infant stage. Drawing on the experience of the ‘doctor workstation project’ which\\u000a is cooperated by Renmin University

Hongjiao Fu; Yue Zhao

2007-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

195

Mobile phone applications in academic library services: a students' feedback survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 literature to investigate about the nature of wireless phone

Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim; Siti Hawa Darus; Ramlah Hussin

2006-01-01

196

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zeynep Ahmet; Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio Mattila

2011-01-01

197

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service. 80.333 Section... § 80.333 Stations in the maritime mobile-satellite service. The provisions...of ship earth stations in the maritime mobile-satellite...

2010-10-01

198

Societal perspectives on community pharmacy services in West Bank - Palestine  

PubMed Central

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

Khdour, Maher R.; Hallak, Hussein O.

199

12 CFR 7.4003 - Establishment and operation of a remote service unit by a national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...by a national bank. A remote service unit (RSU) is an automated facility, operated by...A national bank may establish and operate an RSU pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 24(Seventh). An RSU includes an automated teller machine,...

2013-01-01

200

12 CFR 7.4003 - Establishment and operation of a remote service unit by a national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...by a national bank. A remote service unit (RSU) is an automated facility, operated by...A national bank may establish and operate an RSU pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 24(Seventh). An RSU includes an automated teller machine,...

2012-01-01

201

12 CFR 7.4003 - Establishment and operation of a remote service unit by a national bank.  

...by a national bank. A remote service unit (RSU) is an automated facility, operated by...A national bank may establish and operate an RSU pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 24(Seventh). An RSU includes an automated teller machine,...

2014-01-01

202

12 CFR 7.4003 - Establishment and operation of a remote service unit by a national bank.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...by a national bank. A remote service unit (RSU) is an automated facility, operated by...A national bank may establish and operate an RSU pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 24(Seventh). An RSU includes an automated teller machine,...

2011-01-01

203

Mechanically-steered disk antenna for mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

McCarrick, Charles D.

1995-01-01

204

Mobility as an Integrated Service Through the Use of Naming  

E-print Network

has created two different specifications, Mobile IPv4 [11] and Mobile IPv6 [5]. Mobile IPv6 the ability to use Mobile IP with IPsec, NATs and multi-homed net- works. Furthermore, new requirements arise

Bhatti, Saleem N.

205

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

E-print Network

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.

Ilea, Daniela

2009-01-01

206

The adoption of mobile health management services: an empirical study.  

PubMed

As their populations age, many countries are facing the increasing economic pressure of providing healthcare to their people. In Taiwan, this problem is exacerbated by an increasing rate of obesity and obesity-related conditions. Encouraging the adoption of personal health management services is one way to maintain current levels of personal health and to efficiently manage the distribution of healthcare resources. This study introduces Mobile Health Management Services (MHMS) and employs the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to explore the intention of students in Executive Master of Business Management programs to adopt mobile health management technology. Partial least squares (PLS) was used to analyze the collected data, and the results revealed that "perceived usefulness" and "attitude" significantly affected the behavioral intention of adopting MHMS. Both "perceived ease of use" and "perceived usefulness," significantly affected "attitude," and "perceived ease of use" significantly affected "perceived usefulness" as well. The results also show that the determinants of intention toward MHMS differed with age; young adults had higher intention to adopt MHMS to manage their personal health. Therefore, relevant governmental agencies may profitably promote the management of personal health among this population. Successful promotion of personal health management will contribute to increases in both the level of general health and the efficient management of healthcare resources. PMID:20878452

Hung, Ming-Chien; Jen, Wen-Yuan

2012-06-01

207

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

208

The effect of multi-channel service quality on mobile customer loyalty in an online-and-mobile retail context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study is to explore the effects of multi-channel service quality on mobile customer loyalty in the context of online-and-mobile retailing. A research model is proposed based on previous service quality literature. Data collected from 102 respondents in Taiwan are tested against the research model using the partial least squares (PLS) approach. The results indicate that

Hsin-Hui Lin

2011-01-01

209

The effect of multi-channel service quality on mobile customer loyalty in an online-and-mobile retail context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study is to explore the effects of multi-channel service quality on mobile customer loyalty in the context of online-and-mobile retailing. A research model is proposed based on previous service quality literature. Data collected from 102 respondents in Taiwan are tested against the research model using the partial least squares (PLS) approach. The results indicate that

Hsin-Hui Lin

2012-01-01

210

Towards Bridging IoT and Cloud Services: Proposing Smartphones as Mobile and Autonomic Service Gateways  

E-print Network

Computing is currently getting at the same time incredibly in the small with sensors/actuators embedded in our every- day objects and also greatly in the large with data and ser- vice clouds accessible anytime, anywhere. This Internet of Things is physically closed to the user but suffers from weak run-time execution environments. Cloud Environments provide powerful data storage and computing power but can not be easily accessed and integrate the final-user context- awareness. We consider smartphones are set to become the universal interface between these two worlds. In this position paper, we propose a middleware approach where smartphones provide service gateways to bridge the gap between IoT services and Cloud services. Since smartphones are mobile gateways, they should be able to (re)configure themself according to their place, things discovered around, and their own resources such battery. Several issues are discussed: collaborative event-based context management, adaptive and opportunistic service deplo...

Golchay, Roya; Frénot, Stéphane; Ponge, Julien

2011-01-01

211

Accommodation of Broadcast Satellite (Sound) and Mobile Satellite Services in the 2300-2450 MHZ Band.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides a feasibility assessment of accommodating the Broadcast Satellite (Sound) Service and a Mobile Satellite Service uplink in the 2300-2450 MHz range. The assessment is based upon measurements by the Institute for Telecommunication Scien...

A. A. Filippi, B. J. Ramsey, F. H. Sanders, K. B. Nebbia, R. L. Hinkle

1992-01-01

212

Context-Aware Group Services in Proximity-Based Mobile Social Networks  

E-print Network

Groups exist in mobile users' social interactions Groups can be used for apps based on informationContext-Aware Group Services in Proximity-Based Mobile Social Networks Na Yu and Dr. Qi Han (http contexts into contacts to generate user mobility profiles with PoI visits and contacts; - Construct

213

A Network-based Stationeries Rental Service Performed by an Autonomous Mobile Robot  

E-print Network

A Network-based Stationeries Rental Service Performed by an Autonomous Mobile Robot Seydou SOUMARE,ohya,yuta}@roboken.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp Abstract In this article, the authors report on a practical applica- tion of mobile robot playing an active part in human daily life. The application we propose in this study, is about a mobile robot operating

Ohya, Akihisa

214

Adaptive Service-Oriented Mobile Applications: A Declarative Approach  

E-print Network

worldwide distributed mobile application. 1 Introduction Mobile applications, commonly referred to as apps, the development of mobile apps is characterized by an increased explicit This research has been funded by the EU for a specific platform (e.g., Android, iPhone, etc.), apps may be deployed on a plethora of different mobile

Cugola, Gianpaolo

215

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hans Uszkoreit; Feiyu Xu; Ilhan Aslan; Jörg Steffen

216

Gender differences in using mobile data services: utilitarian and hedonic value approaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how consumers differ by gender in terms of the values sought from mobile data services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The technology acceptance model (TAM) and utilitarian and hedonic value were employed to examine the differences in mobile data services usage. A total of 200 respondents participated in an online survey. Of the

Kiseol Yang; Hyun-Joo Lee

2010-01-01

217

Age cohort analysis in adoption of mobile data services: gen Xers versus baby boomers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine the differences in adoption of mobile data services between two age cohorts (gen Xers and baby boomers). Three elements in the extended Technology Acceptance Model – perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and perceived fun – were used to identify the differences in adoption of mobile data services for the two age cohorts.

Kiseol Yang; Laura D. Jolly

2008-01-01

218

SYNTHESIS Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the  

E-print Network

REVIEW AND SYNTHESIS Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms such mobile-agent-based ecosystem service (MABES), pollination, is affected by land-use change land use, market forces and the biology of the organisms involved. Animal-mediated pollination

Vermont, University of

219

Geopot: a Cloud-based geolocation data service for mobile applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a novel Cloud-based geolocation data service system, termed ‘Geopot’, for location-based mobile applications. The exponentially growing number of users of location-based mobile applications demand a data service that can easily be deployed and is scalable against a large volume of accesses from mobile devices across the world. The purpose of our work is to construct a scalable spatial

DongWoo Lee; Steve H. L. Liang

2011-01-01

220

Mobile TV Extension to WiFi Networks for Location Dependent Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes an end-to-end system solution of mobile TV extension to WiFi networks. We integrate WiFi network components into mobile TV system, which intends to extend the mobile TV content to the WiFi networks with the additional local dependent content. Recognizing the high end-user demand for location dependent services, we provide the dynamic and hybrid ESG (electronic service guide)

Yun Tao Shi; Sinan Shang Guan; Jun Li

2007-01-01

221

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Lundberg, Olof

1988-01-01

222

Discovery services in the future generation of mobile Youns EL BOUZEKRI EL  

E-print Network

Discovery services in the future generation of mobile networks Younès EL BOUZEKRI EL IDRISSI Ph 79 ajhoun@ensias.ma ABSTRACT Services discovery mechanism aims to provide a means to publish, find support of interoperability with other service discovery protocols such as infrastructure-less service

Tucci, Sara

223

EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY DESIGN ISSUES IN BUSINESS MODELS FOR MOBILE WEB SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman; Guadalupe Flores Hernández

224

The experience of using open source technologies for implementation of mobile Value Added Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Value Added Services (VAS) are nowadays well established in the mobile services domain, helping to grow traffic revenues and profit, providing the end users with real-life benefits. There are different technology approaches while developing such services, from using any of the available Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) to J2EE standalone application development. This paper presents the experience of developing such a

O. Labor; M. Micin; J. Nizic; Z. Zunko

2010-01-01

225

Service discovery for mobile ad hoc networks: A survey of issues and techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article surveys research in service advertising, discovery, and selection for mobile ad hoc networks and related issues. We include a categorization of service discovery architectures for MANETs and their modes of operation, presenting their merits and drawbacks. We pay particular attention to cross-layer service discovery - a special class of efficient service discovery approaches for MANETs. We also present

Christopher N. Ververidis; George C. Polyzos

2008-01-01

226

The Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU): Proven hardware for Satellite Servicing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A general technical description of the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) is given. The description provides a basis for understanding EMU mobility capabilities and the environments a payload is exposed to in the vicinity of an EMU.

1982-01-01

227

Reliability of Mobile Agents for Reliable Service Discovery Protocol in MANET  

E-print Network

Recently mobile agents are used to discover services in mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) where agents travel through the network, collecting and sometimes spreading the dynamically changing service information. But it is important to investigate how reliable the agents are for this application as the dependability issues(reliability and availability) of MANET are highly affected by its dynamic nature.The complexity of underlying MANET makes it hard to obtain the route reliability of the mobile agent systems (MAS); instead we estimate it using Monte Carlo simulation. Thus an algorithm for estimating the task route reliability of MAS (deployed for discovering services) is proposed, that takes into account the effect of node mobility in MANET. That mobility pattern of the nodes affects the MAS performance is also shown by considering different mobility models. Multipath propagation effect of radio signal is considered to decide link existence. Transient link errors are also considered. Finally we propose a metric t...

Neogy, Roshni; Neogy, Sarmistha; 10.5121/ijwmn.2011.3518

2011-01-01

228

Analysis of the effects of mobility on the grid location service in ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a collection of wireless nodes that cooperatively form a network in the absence of any infrastructure or administration. The grid location service (GLS) is a well-known distributed location service that tracks mobile node locations in ad hoc networks. GLS can be used as a location service in a geographic-based routing protocol to considerably improve

Chinmay Shete; Salil Sawhney; S. Hervvadkar; Varun Mehandru; Ahmed Helmy

2004-01-01

229

A Technology Classification Model for Mobile Content and Service Delivery Platforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing complexity of mobile “rich media” digital contents and services requires the integration of next generation middleware\\u000a platform within Mobile Network Operators and Service Providers infrastructural architecture, for supporting the overall process\\u000a of content creation, management and delivery. The purpose of the research is to design a technology classification model for\\u000a Content & Services Delivery Platforms – CSDPs –,

Antonio Ghezzi; Filippo Renga; Raffaello Balocco

2009-01-01

230

Service learning: Priority 4 Paws mobile surgical service for shelter animals.  

PubMed

The increasing attention given to competencies needed to enter the workforce has revealed a need for veterinary students to gain more experience in performing small-animal elective surgery before graduation. In addition, guidelines for standards of care for shelter animals recommend that all dogs and cats should be spayed or neutered before adoption. Teaching surgical skills while serving the needs of local animal shelters represents an ideal service-learning opportunity. Following a pilot study and the benchmarking of other programs, an elective course in shelter medicine and surgery was created at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) to allow senior DVM students an opportunity to spend 2 weeks on a mobile surgery unit (Priority 4 Paws) and 1 week at an animal shelter. With financial assistance from sponsors and donors, PVM purchased and equipped a mobile surgery unit, hired a full-time veterinarian and a registered veterinary technician, and established relationships with 12 animal shelters. From July 30, 2012, to March 22, 2013, 1,941 spays and neuters were performed with excellent postsurgical outcomes while training 33 veterinary students on rotation and 26 veterinary technician students. The program was well accepted by both students and the shelters being served. The Priority 4 Paws program is an example of an integrated, community-based service-learning opportunity that not only helps to improve the surgical skills of veterinary students but also helps to meet an identified community need. PMID:24113722

Freeman, Lynetta J; Ferguson, Nancy; Litster, Annette; Arighi, Mimi

2013-01-01

231

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...receiving expansion spectrum as part of the unserved areas spectrum incentive must...upon designation of spectrum for non-U...Mobile-Satellite Service network or a 2 GHz Mobile-Satellite...adjustments and measurements as may be...

2013-10-01

232

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...receiving expansion spectrum as part of the unserved areas spectrum incentive must...upon designation of spectrum for non-U...mobile-satellite service network or a 2 GHz mobile-satellite...adjustments and measurements as may be...

2012-10-01

233

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...receiving expansion spectrum as part of the unserved areas spectrum incentive must...upon designation of spectrum for non-U...mobile-satellite service network or a 2 GHz mobile-satellite...adjustments and measurements as may be...

2011-10-01

234

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...receiving expansion spectrum as part of the unserved areas spectrum incentive must...upon designation of spectrum for non-U...mobile-satellite service network or a 2 GHz mobile-satellite...adjustments and measurements as may be...

2010-10-01

235

Provisioning and performance of mobility-aware personalized push services in wireless broadband hotspots  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this work we investigate the deployment of so-called “media points” to facilitate the provisioning of personalized push services to mobile users within WLAN hotspots. We present the feasible usage scenarios with stationary and moving user terminals for some envisioned services and outline the requirements characteristic for a media point system. A hierarchical architecture with centralized service control for small-scale

Ian Herwono; Joachim Sachs; Ralf Keller

2005-01-01

236

Service discovery in Mobile Ad hoc networks using Association Rules Mining  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service Discovery in Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) is a difficult task because of the dynamic nature of such networks. The availability of the services in MANET varies with respect to time and location. However, the service discovery requests issued by a consumer in one session are correlated, in most of the cases. If we can find out the correlation

Noman Islam; Zubair A. Shaikh

2009-01-01

237

The Study on Mobile Phone-oriented Application Integration Technology of Web Services 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Application integration technology of Web Services is a challenge research area in web application area. Till now, many research works on web service have been done on the platform of desktop PC, however little work is done on the hardware platform of Java phone. By analysis on web services ar- chitecture and exploring Java mobile phone, this paper puts forward

Li Luqun; Li Minglu; Cui Xianguo

238

Mobile-Internet-Based Healthcare, Public Safety and Home Welfare Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home assistant services have been growing up during the past years, and more elderly suffer from chronic diseases. This paper introduces the feasibility and benefits of health care, public safety and home welfare services for elderly monitoring using mobile internet network. Two key human- device issues are analyzed in the paper: usability and user acceptance. Moreover, the services are studied

Jingxuan Li

239

Improving the service life of the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope azimuth track  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NRAO Green Bank Telescope (GBT), located in Green Bank, West Virginia, is supported by 16 steel wheels which rest upon a composite steel and concrete Azimuth Track, 210 feet (64 meters) in diameter. From the start of observing in February 2001, the Azimuth Track design presented an operational problem for NRAO. By the spring of 2001, slippage of the top plate on the base plate was causing hold-down bolt failures. In July 2002, wear between the top and base plates (fretting) had become evident around the entire track circumference. NRAO engineers took immediate action to reduce both the track slippage and wear problems. But in January 2003, cracks were discovered in two adjacent top plates; by 2006 the top plates were cracking at a rate of almost one a month - an alarming rate given the design service life of 20 years. This paper will summarize the engineering analysis efforts that were subsequently conducted to assess the root cause of the GBT track degradation problem. We will also discuss a trial modification section that was installed in June 2004. Finally, we will discuss the design solution that was developed to remedy the track performance problem.

Symmes, Arthur; Anderson, Robert; Egan, Dennis

2008-07-01

240

MobiSense - mobile network services for coordinated participatory sensing  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

241

Mobile Phones and Service Stations: Rumour, Risk and Precaution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the implications of precautionary restrictions against technologies, in the context of the potential for creating and sustaining rumours. It focuses on the restriction against mobile phone use at petrol stations, based on the rumour that a spark might cause an explosion. Rumours have been substantiated by precaution-ary usage warnings from mobile phone manufacturers, petrol station usage restrictions,

Adam Burgess

2007-01-01

242

Building Web-based collaboration services on mobile phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three technical trends are heralding a new era of collaboration technologies: (1) the growing popularity and power of mobile devices, (2) the demand for business solutions and collaboration tools on mobile devices, and (3) Web 2.0 as a new platform for developing interactive applications across devices. Based on this convergence, we maintain that the new generation of collaboration systems be

Du Li; Umesh Chandra

2008-01-01

243

An Ontology-Based Approach to Personalized Situation-Aware Mobile Service Supply  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones are in widespread use already today and converging\\u000a to mobile smart phones. They enable users to access a wide range of services and information without guidance through their\\u000a actual demands. Especially during mass events like the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing—which was initially the context of our\\u000a work—a large

Norbert Weißenberg; Rüdiger Gartmann; Agnès Voisard

2006-01-01

244

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ali Grami; Bernadette Schell

2004-01-01

245

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Public Mobile Service or technology. The FCC may grant applications for developmental... (a) Preliminary determination. The FCC will make a preliminary determination...petition for rule making requesting the FCC to amend its rules as may be necessary...

2010-10-01

246

APOLLO 12 SATURN V LAUNCH VEHICLE IS SURROUNDED BY THE MOBILE SERVICE STRUCTURE  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 402-foot-high Mobile Service Structure surrounds the Apollo 12 Saturn V space vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. The MSS was removed to its park site about 26 hours before launch.

1969-01-01

247

Scheduling Tasks to a Team of Autonomous Mobile Service Robots in Indoor Enviroments  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a complete system for scheduling transportation or- ders to a fleet of autonomous mobile robots in service environments. It consists of the autonomous mobile robots, a user friendly interface to acquire the orders for the robots via internet and to store them in a database, a general language for modeling multistorey buildings with XML and the scheduling

Hartmut Surmann; Antonio Morales

2002-01-01

248

The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile phone usage among students is virtually universal, presenting an opportunity for higher education to pursue. Higher education, however, has failed to notice the potential of mobile devices to provide students with educational experiences and services. In this article, the author presents a collection of scenarios which demonstrates the many…

Livingston, Alan K.

2009-01-01

249

A Mobile Vision Service for Multimedia Tourist Applications in Urban Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a computer vision system for the detection and identification of urban objects from mobile phone imagery, e.g., for the application of tourist information services. Recognition is based on MAP decision making over weak object hypotheses from local descriptor responses in the mobile imagery. We present an improvement over the standard SIFT key detector (Lowe, 2004) by selecting only

L. Paletta; G. Fritz; C. Seifert; P. Luley; A. Aimer

2006-01-01

250

An exploratory study on the adoption of mobile services through social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advancement of information communication technology, mobile devices find its utility growing gradually for various business domains. Moreover, there has been considerable growth of business opportunities over social media provides a win-win situation for both business stakeholders and end users. Therefore, it is believed that further research on the usage of mobile services through social media is needed. In

Shang Gao; Ramesh Ganapathy; Vijayakumari Gopalakrishnan; Sundar Gopalakrishnan

2012-01-01

251

Illustrating some issues raised when designing context-aware personalized services for mobile users  

E-print Network

of their privacy. Index Terms Mobile Computing, Recommendation Systems, Context Aware and Personalized Services, Mobile Tourism, Users' Privacy. I. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATING EXAMPLE With the advent of pervasive. Such properties are for example: GPS location, timestamp, external temperature, screen size, etc. A profile

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

253

On Securely Enabling Intermediary-Based Services and Performance Enhancements for Wireless Mobile Users  

E-print Network

mechanism such as IPsec, it is impossible to offer such services without fully compromising end-to-end secu a new IPsec option called Encapsu- lating Security Variable Payload (ESVP). We identify sev- eral, Wireless, Mobile, End-to-End Security, IPsec 1. INTRODUCTION Mobile users connected to the Internet through

Kasera, Sneha Kumar

254

Balance and Mobility Training for Older Adults: An Undergraduate Service-Learning Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a service learning program aimed at improving balance and mobility in a group of older adults from an independent living center while giving college students (mainly exercise and sport science majors) an opportunity to interact with this population. The program has resulted in improved balance and mobility for the older adults and…

Williams, Kathleen; Kovacs, Christopher

2001-01-01

255

Context-aware Service Coordination for Mobile e-Health Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

256

Analogous realization of wireless time service technology on WAP mobile telephone  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Zhao, Dang-Li; Yang, Ting-Gao

2002-12-01

257

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ali Sanayei; Ali Noroozi

2009-01-01

258

Pupil and Iris Localization for Iris Recognition in Mobile Phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Until now, iris recognition has been used in many fields. Recently, there have been attempts to adopt iris recognition technology for the security of mobile phones. For example, in case of bank transaction service by using a mobile phone, using a mobile phone can use high level of security based on iris recognition. In this paper, we propose a new

Dal-ho Cho; Kang Ryoung Park; Dae Woong Rhee; Yanggon Kim; Jonghoon Yang

2006-01-01

259

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the bank or its holding company chooses to have done through...subsidiaries of Holding Company A. This latter and basic...essentially a financial relationship between it and the banking subsidiaries of Holding Company A and appeared...

2010-01-01

260

12 CFR 225.109 - “Services” under section 4(c)(1) of Bank Holding Company Act.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...commissions on all comprehensive automobile insurance written for customers of the bank. (c) It is also understood that the insurance company writes credit life insurance for the benefit of the bank and its installment-loan customers;...

2011-01-01

261

Balanced MVC Architecture for Developing Service-Based Mobile Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hyun Jung La; Soo Dong Kim

2010-01-01

262

The importance of service quality in bank selection for mortgage loans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This project aims to offer an in-depth understanding of bank customers' buying behaviour in relation to the selection process, and provide bank managers with useful insight into the development of high quality relationships with customers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research involved a review of available literature on bank choice criteria, the fieldwork, the identification of factors that affect customers'

Constantine Lymperopoulos; Ioannis E. Chaniotakis; Magdalini Soureli

2006-01-01

263

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...with the Non- bank Financial Institutions...recognition that the Internet and other technological...protect the U.S. financial system from abuse...maintenance of a bank account in the...above, foreign banks and certain foreign financial agencies...

2011-07-21

264

An Evolving Mobile E-Health Service Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dongsoo Han; Sungjoon Park; Smita Kurkuri

2006-01-01

265

75 FR 69374 - Supplement to Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...safety 700 MHz Band spectrum, adopted services...wireless broadband network for public safety...over unlicensed spectrum, it includes these...deploy 3G or better networks where these services...authorization to provide spectrum-based services...that describes the network, identifies...

2010-11-12

266

Communication protocols and on-board processor for a new national scale private mobile radio service [medical information environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A satellite-aided mobile radio communication service opens a new horizon of the integrated medical information environment. Doctors of medicine working on fixed or mobile stations, located in remote geographical areas, are able to communicate\\/cooperate each other by exchanging, handling and processing medical data simultaneously. The authors present a new national scale private mobile radio service using satellite facilities. This new

S. Kotsopoulos; D. Lymberopoulos

1992-01-01

267

Goals Bank.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals bank is one of a number of support services currently being developed by the Rhode Island Department of Education to help school districts begin implementing the Local Planning and Assessment Process. The bank was designed to mark out general areas, to describe what a goal looks like, and to present the reader with a multitude of…

Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence. Bureau of Technical Assistance.

268

MobiCare: A Programmable Service Architecture for Mobile Medical Care  

E-print Network

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

Liblit, Ben

269

Service-Oriented Smart-Home Architecture Based on OSGi and Mobile-Agent Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The architecture of a conventional smart home is usually server-centric and thus causes many problems. Mobile devices and dynamic services cause the dynamically changing environment, which can result in very difficult interaction. In addition, how to provide services efficiently and appropriately is always an important issue for a smart home. To solve the problems caused by traditional architectures, to deal

Chao-lin Wu; Chun-feng Liao; Li-chen Fu

2007-01-01

270

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ismail Djama; Toufik Ahmed

2007-01-01

271

Developing a user-centered mobile service interface based on a cognitive model of attention allocation  

E-print Network

by the driver at all times. This poses on the one hand a large challenge to designers and developers of in-carDeveloping a user-centered mobile service interface based on a cognitive model of attention sometimes even against legal restriction - e.g. in the car. Services running on these devices (e.g. email

Boyer, Edmond

272

Class-based quality of service over air interfaces in 4G mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a framework for quality of service provisioning over the air interfaces in future wireless networks, including 3G enhancement and 4G mobile networks. The framework is based on the paradigm of service classes, wherein each class can exhibit a characteristic behavior in terms of resource allocation over the air interface. Using this QoS framework, future wireless network operators can

Yile Guo; H. Chaskar

2002-01-01

273

Study on spatial and temporal mobility pattern of urban taxi services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of human behavior is the basis of understanding many social phenomena. Based on a large database of taxi billing system, this paper provides an analysis of human mobility data in an urban area of using taxi services in Shanghai. By studying the spatial temporal data of taxi services, it shows that the distribution of running time interval is

Genlang Chen; Xiaogang Jin; Jiangang Yang

2010-01-01

274

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-06-01

275

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With the wide range of services now offered by satellite communications and broadcasting and the increasing trend towards small terminal systems, the traditional distinctions between fixed and mobile services are becoming less important. In the future mobile, portable, and fixed services may well operate side by side in a hybrid manner. This trend is already apparent in Europe where extensive use is being made of the fixed service frequency allocations for broadcasting and for mobile services. Similarly many ostensibly mobile terminals are serving fixed installations. Although the immediate future of mobile satellite communications continues to lie in the L-band frequency allocations, in the longer term the 20/30 GHz frequency allocations, offer the possibility of a new beginning where the advantages of hybrid systems can be included in the overall system designs at the outset. The experience gained using 20/30 GHz within the Olympus Utilization program and the likely demands for future services to highlight the most promising avenues for future system development are addressed.

Hughes, C. D.

1993-01-01

276

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Al-Debei, Mutaz M.; Fitzgerald, Guy

277

Capital mobility, perspectives and central bank independence: Exchange rate policy since 1945  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hegemonic stability theory has been the traditional explanation in International Political Economy for the trend from fixed to floating exchange rates which was brought about by the collapse of Bretton Woods. This approach is found to be problematic. A more powerful explanation is the postwar rise in capital mobility, which produces a trade-off between exchange rate stability and policy autonomy.

Adam C. Baines

2001-01-01

278

DIY-style GIS service in mobile navigation system integrated with web and wireless GIS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile navigation system based on handheld device can not only provide basic GIS services, but also enable these GIS services to be provided without location limit, to be more instantly interacted between users and devices. However, we still see that most navigation systems have common defects on user experience like limited map format, few map resources, and unable location share. To overcome the above defects, we propose DIY-style GIS service which provide users a more free software environment and allow uses to customize their GIS services. These services include defining geographical coordinate system of maps which helps to hugely enlarge the map source, editing vector feature, related property information and hotlink images, customizing covered area of download map via General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), and sharing users' location information via SMS (Short Message Service) which establishes the communication between users who needs GIS services. The paper introduces the integration of web and wireless GIS service in a mobile navigation system and presents an implementation sample of a DIY-Style GIS service in a mobile navigation system.

Yan, Yongbin; Wu, Jianping; Fan, Caiyou; Wang, Minqi; Dai, Sheng

2007-06-01

279

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

280

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nommensen, Elisabeth

281

Designing for persuasion: mobile services for health behavior change  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a pressing need for an effective means of transforming health behaviors. Obesity, anxiety and other behavior-generated health conditions result in billions of dollars of healthcare costs and a great deal of human suffering. Technology innovations are rapidly presenting new delivery mechanisms that can be harnessed to influence health behaviors. The mobile platform is a uniquely persuasive delivery medium

Sunny Consolvo; Kendra Markle; Kevin Patrick; Kara Chanasyk

2009-01-01

282

EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR MOBILIZING COLLEGE STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO COMMUNITIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AN EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED IN MOBILIZING COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR SUMMER ASSISTANCE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY PROGRAMS. APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WERE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE ON THE BASES OF THEIR STABILITY, MATURITY, ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, AND DEDICATION. THEY WERE PLACED IN SIX AREAS WHERE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ACTION…

ESSER, GEORGE H., JR.

283

Aeronautical mobile satellite service: Air traffic control applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Sim, Dave

1990-01-01

284

Mobile Social Services via Virtual Individual Servers Amre Shakimov  

E-print Network

of interest are nearby. However, today's services raise im- portant privacy concerns because they concentrate using real-world location traces gathered for this purpose. Our decentralized approach makes large and au- tonomy. In particular, most services concentrate personal data for many users under a single

Cox, Landon

285

An overview of the technical design of MSAT mobile satellite communications services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Canadian MSAT mobile satellite communications system is being implemented in cooperation with the American Mobile Satellite Consortium (AMSC). Two satellites are to be jointly acquired and each satellite is expected to backup the other. This paper describes the technical concepts of the services to be offered and the baseline planning of the infrastructure for the ground segment. MSAT service requirements are analyzed for mobile radio, telephone, data, and aeronautical services. The MSAT system will use nine beams in a narrow range of L-band frequencies with frequency reuse. Beams may be added to cover flight information areas in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The elements of the network architecture are: a network control centre, data hub stations, gateway stations, base stations, mobile terminals, and a signalling system to interconnect the elements of the system. The network control center will manage the network and allocate space segment capacity; data hub stations will support a switched packet mobile data service; the gateway stations will provide interconnection to the public telephone system and data networks; and the base stations will support private circuit switched voice and data services. Several alternative designs for the signalling system are described.

Davies, N. George

286

Bank Mergers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Ng, Thiam H.

287

Enabling customer self service through image processing on mobile devices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our paper will outline the results of a research project that employs image processing for the automatic diagnosis of technical devices whose internal state is communicated through visual displays. In particular, we developed a method for detecting exceptional states of retail wireless routers, analysing the state and blinking behaviour of the LEDs that make up most routers' user interface. The method was made configurable by means of abstracting away from a particular device's display properties, thus being able to analyse a whole range of different devices whose displays are covered by our abstraction. The method of analysis and its configuration mechanism were implemented as a native mobile application for the Android Platform. It employs the local camera of mobile devices for capturing a router's state, and uses overlaid visual hints for guiding the user toward that perspective from where an analysis is possible.

Kliche, Ingmar; Hellmann, Sascha; Kreutel, Jörn

2013-03-01

288

Integration of mobile satellite service with advanced traffic management systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile satellite communications systems are reviewed, and applications to the Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) are described for the positioning and communications systems of the trucking industry. The advantages of the concept are set forth, and the components of mobile satellite system technologies are listed. Subscriber software and database access are discussed with respect to potential applications of the system including updating vehicle logs, translating driver messages, and checking vehicles. Computerized routing and vehicle tracking can be implemented with the system which would permit the optimization of routing in the trucking industry. The IVHS technologies contribute to four functional areas of traffic operations including traffic management, driver information, commercial vehicle operation, and advanced vehicle control systems.

Davis, Christopher L.

1991-04-01

289

Mobile satellite service communications tests using a NASA satellite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

290

Effiziente 2D-Navigation für Mobile Service Roboter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist das Design und die Implementierung eines voll- ständigen Systems zur robusten Navigation mobiler Roboter in häuslichen Umgebun- gen. Adressierte Probleme sind die Modellierung von Umgebungen, die Planung von Pfaden sowie die Steuerung eines mobilen Roboters. Das resultierende System wurde erfolgreich in der Robocup@Home-Liga eingesetzt. 1 Motivation und Problemstellung Serviceroboter, die z.B. im Haushalt assistieren, Besucher

Dirk Holz

2009-01-01

291

R&D challenges and solutions for mobile cyber-physical applications and supporting Internet services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The powerful processors and variety of sensors in new and planned mobile Internet devices, such as Apple’s iPhone and Android-based\\u000a smartphones, can be leveraged to build cyber-physical applications that collect sensor data from the real world and communicate\\u000a it back to Internet services for processing and aggregation. This article presents key R&D challenges facing developers of\\u000a mobile cyber-physical applications that

Jules White; Siobhán Clarke; Christin Groba; Brian Dougherty; Chris Thompson; Douglas C. Schmidt

2010-01-01

292

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1990-01-01

293

Study on Anti-Money Laundering Service System of Online Payment Based on Union-Bank Mode  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online payment becomes a convenient way to launder money with the development of e-commerce. In order to solve this problem, we constructed an anti-money laundering system as a service function of union-bank centre. This system can monitor and analyze the transaction data dynamically, and provide auxiliary judgment and the decision support for anti-money laundering. It utilized many technologies synthetically, such

Yang Qifeng; Feng Bin; Song Ping

2007-01-01

294

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

295

An Evolving Mobile E-Health Service Platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

296

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Freibaum, Jerry

297

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Freibaum, Jerry

1990-01-01

298

Analysis of Blocking Rate and Bandwidth Usage of Mobile IPTV Services in Wireless Cellular Networks.  

PubMed

Mobile IPTV services over wireless cellular networks become more and more popular, owing to the significant growth in access bandwidth of wireless cellular networks such as 3G/4G and WiMAX. However, the spectrum resources of wireless cellular networks is rare. How to enhance the spectral efficiency of mobile networks becomes an important issue. Unicast, broadcast, and multicast are the most important transport schemes for offering mobile IPTV services over wireless cellular networks. Therefore, bandwidth usages and blocking rates of unicast, broadcast, and multicast IPTV services were analyzed and compared in this paper. Simulations were also conducted to validate the analytical results. Numerical results demonstrate that the presented analysis is correct, and multicast scheme achieves the best bandwidth usage and blocking rate performance, relative to the other two schemes. PMID:25379521

Li, Mingfu

2014-01-01

299

Analysis of Blocking Rate and Bandwidth Usage of Mobile IPTV Services in Wireless Cellular Networks  

PubMed Central

Mobile IPTV services over wireless cellular networks become more and more popular, owing to the significant growth in access bandwidth of wireless cellular networks such as 3G/4G and WiMAX. However, the spectrum resources of wireless cellular networks is rare. How to enhance the spectral efficiency of mobile networks becomes an important issue. Unicast, broadcast, and multicast are the most important transport schemes for offering mobile IPTV services over wireless cellular networks. Therefore, bandwidth usages and blocking rates of unicast, broadcast, and multicast IPTV services were analyzed and compared in this paper. Simulations were also conducted to validate the analytical results. Numerical results demonstrate that the presented analysis is correct, and multicast scheme achieves the best bandwidth usage and blocking rate performance, relative to the other two schemes. PMID:25379521

Li, Mingfu

2014-01-01

300

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1985-01-01

301

World Bank Activities in Library and Documentation Services Provision in Developing Countries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the World Bank provides loans primarily for economic development in developing countries, many of its loans include provision for project-related information transfer. Because the Bank is likely to become increasingly involved in lending for information activities, it must determine whether or to what extent there is a need for greater or…

Duces, Brigitte

1991-01-01

302

Integrating technology readiness into the expectation-confirmation model: an empirical study of mobile services.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to integrate technology readiness into the expectation-confirmation model (ECM) for explaining individuals' continuance of mobile data service usage. After reviewing the ECM and technology readiness, an integrated model was demonstrated via empirical data. Compared with the original ECM, the findings of this study show that the integrated model may offer an ameliorated way to clarify what factors and how they influence the continuous intention toward mobile services. Finally, the major findings are summarized, and future research directions are suggested. PMID:23790359

Chen, Shih-Chih; Liu, Ming-Ling; Lin, Chieh-Peng

2013-08-01

303

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1993-01-01

304

75 FR 67060 - Universal Service Reform Mobility Fund  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...area, that is, measurements taken from vehicles...and from the network meeting or exceeding...have access to spectrum capable of 3G...700 MHz Band spectrum, adopted services...wireless broadband network for public safety...over unlicensed spectrum, it includes...3G or better networks where these...

2010-11-01

305

An economics systems analysis of land mobile radio telephone services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The economic interaction of the terrestrial and satellite systems is considered. Parametric equations are formulated to allow examination of necessary user thresholds and growth rates as a function of system costs. Conversely, first order allowable systems costs are found as a function of user thresholds and growth rates. Transitions between satellite and terrestrial service systems are examined. User growth rate

B. E. Leroy; S. M. Stevenson

1980-01-01

306

Privacy preserving and transactional advertising for mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The many sensors embedded in phones nowadays provide advanced sensing capabilities that make it possible to capture real-time information about the user and his surroundings. There are already examples of apps\\/services that use this information to provide highly useful and contextual advertisements to the users. However, users are still reluctant to share their personal data with advertisers due to their

Debmalya Biswas; Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar

2013-01-01

307

Effects of partnerships between people with mobility challenges and service dogs.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of partnerships between people with disabilities and service dogs on functional performance and social interaction. METHOD. A single-subject, alternating treatment design was used. The participants were 3 women with mobility challenges who owned service dogs. For each participant, time and perceived amount of effort for two tasks were measured for functional performance. Interaction and satisfaction levels were measured for social interactions. RESULTS. Primary findings were that service dog partnerships decreased performance time for four of the six tasks, decreased effort for five of the six tasks, increased social interactions for 2 of the participants, and increased levels of satisfaction with social interactions for all participants. CONCLUSION. For adult women with mobility challenges, service dog partnerships may contribute to energy conservation through decreased time and effort required to complete some tasks and may increase social interactions. PMID:24581406

Crowe, Terry K; Perea-Burns, Suzanne; Sedillo, Jessica Salazar; Hendrix, Ingrid C; Winkle, Melissa; Deitz, Jean

2014-01-01

308

A Mobile Location-based Information Recommendation System Based on GPS and WEB2.0 Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Combining the GPS location-based services and the latest Web2.0 technologies, this paper builds a scalable personalized mobile information pushing platform, which can provide user-friendly and flexible location-based service. We first propose a Location-based Data and Service Middleware based on Service-Oriented Architecture in order to implement Mobile Information Pushing System involved in a variety of formats of data integration and conversion,

FAN YANG; ZHI-MEI WANG

2009-01-01

309

Understanding and Modeling Physical Environments for Mobile Location Aware Information Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper describes ongoing research into the understanding and modeling of physical environments for the development of\\u000a mobile location aware information services. The value of a location aware information service relies fundamentally on the\\u000a relations to its physical surroundings within the context of the social settings of its users. Based on methods developed\\u000a within architecture proposing the use of ethnographic

Jeni Paay

2003-01-01

310

CAM: A Mobile Paper-based Information Services Architecture for Remote Rural Areas in the Developing World  

E-print Network

CAM: A Mobile Paper-based Information Services Architecture for Remote Rural Areas information tools. A mobile phone can be the perfect bridging device. Here we present the CAM mobile document. Document interaction is specified using CamShell - a narrative document-embedded programming language

Parikh, Tapan S.

311

Banking on the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Internet Research, 1996

1996-01-01

312

An economics systems analysis of land mobile radio telephone services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The economic interaction of the terrestrial and satellite systems is considered. Parametric equations are formulated to allow examination of necessary user thresholds and growth rates as a function of system costs. Conversely, first order allowable systems costs are found as a function of user thresholds and growth rates. Transitions between satellite and terrestrial service systems are examined. User growth rate density (user/year/sq km) is shown to be a key parameter in the analysis of systems compatibility. The concept of system design matching the price/demand curves is introduced and examples are given. The role of satellite systems is critically examined and the economic conditions necessary for the introduction of satellite service are identified.

Leroy, B. E.; Stevenson, S. M.

1980-01-01

313

Hybrid Mobile Interactive Services combining DVB-T and GPRS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scarce wireless bandwidth and limited capabilities of cellular systems demand new, complementary techniques for the provision of wireless multimedia services. Hybrid systems coupling for example the digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) system with cellular communication systems provide a feasible solution to this problem. This paper describes a hybrid system, composed of DVB-T and the new GSM packet-switching standard GPRS (General Packet

Christian Rauch; Wolfgang Kellerer; Peter Sties

2001-01-01

314

Mobility service considering situation by using environment information  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this research, we develop an automatic driving system using for a compact electric car ldquoi-mobilityrdquo. The system supports an elderly person and a handicapped person to move somewhere. ldquoi-mobilityrdquo avoids obstacles by using environment information and laser-range-finder for safety. ldquoi-mobilityrdquo provides a service considering situation by using environment information which is embedded in a space.

Atsuhiro Nakamura; Toru Yamaguchi; Eri Sato-Shimokawara

2008-01-01

315

Mobile Phones, in Combination with a Computer Locator System, Improve the Response Times of Emergency Medical Services in Central London  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine whether mobile phones and mobile phone locating devices are associated with improved ambulance response times in central London. PATIENTS AND METHODS All calls from the London Ambulance Service database since 1999 were analysed. In addition, 100 consecutive patients completed a questionnaire on mobile phone use whilst attending the St Thomas's Hospital Emergency Department in central London. RESULTS Mobile phone use for emergencies in central London has increased from 4007 (5% of total) calls in January 1999 to 21,585 (29%) in August 2004. Ambulance response times for mobile phone calls were reduced after the introduction of the mobile phone locating system (mean 469 s versus 444 s; P = 0.0195). The proportion of mobile phone calls made from mobile phones for life-threatening emergencies was higher after injury than for medical emergencies (41% versus 16%, P = 0.0063). Of patients transported to the accident and emergency department by ambulance, 44% contacted the ambulance service by mobile phone. Three-quarters of calls made from outside the home or work-place were by mobile phone and 72% of patients indicated that it would have taken longer to contact the emergency services if they had not used a mobile. CONCLUSIONS Since the introduction of the mobile phone locating system, there has been an improvement in ambulance response times. Mobile locating systems in urban areas across the UK may lead to faster response times and, potentially, improved patient outcomes. PMID:18325208

Gossage, JA; Frith, DP; Carrell, TWG; Damiani, M; Terris, J; Burnand, KG

2008-01-01

316

Global Mobile Satellite Service Interference Analysis for the AeroMACS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

2013-01-01

317

Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) capacity analysis and protocol performance simulation results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is supporting the development of standards for the use of satellite communications in aviation. As part of this support, the FAA has conducted an analysis and simulation of the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) to determine the capacity of this system to meet data requirements and to determine the message transit delay of the system

Thomas F. Dehel

1992-01-01

318

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joel Cummings; Alex Merrill; Steve Borrelli

2010-01-01

319

Impact of User Mobility on the Broadcast Service Efficiency of the ADHOC MAC protocol  

E-print Network

and inter vehicular networks. Section III briefly summarizes the basics of the ADHOC MAC protocolImpact of User Mobility on the Broadcast Service Efficiency of the ADHOC MAC protocol Flaminio of the hottest applications of ad hoc networking. The design and development of effective inter vehicles

Borgonovo, Flaminio

320

On Increasing Service Accessibility and Efficiency in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks with Group Mobility  

E-print Network

1 On Increasing Service Accessibility and Efficiency in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks with Group@eecg.toronto.edu Abstract Wireless ad-hoc networks consist of mobile nodes interconnected by multi-hop wireless paths. Unlike conventional wireless networks, ad-hoc networks have no fixed network infrastructure

Li, Baochun

321

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

322

Changes and challenges in the after sales service due to the electric mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The automotive aftermarket is an important factor for the sustainable business success of the original equipment manufacturer, the suppliers and the service stations. But the predictable change of technology from internal combustion engine to electric mobility will have a high impact on the whole automotive aftermarket. Enterprises have to adapt their business strategy to stay competitive in the market and

Uwe Dombrowski; Christian Engel; Sven Schulze

2011-01-01

323

Multimodal Perception and Recognition of Humans with a Mobile Service Robot  

E-print Network

Multimodal Perception and Recognition of Humans with a Mobile Service Robot Nicola Bellotto, both in public and private places, so their perception capabilities must be adequate to detect this solution and proposes an improved version, which combines face recognition with human clothes and height

Hu, Huosheng

324

CANADARM to the MSS - Unique verification features of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration and verification of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), the Canadian contribution to the International Space Station Freedom Program, are described. First, the MSS and its performance requirements are discussed, with attention given to salient features essential to the integration and verification strategy. The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System and its performace requirements are then presented, and the integration and

K. Ashworth

1991-01-01

325

m-Brand loyalty and post-adoption variations for the mobile data services: Gender differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses the value brand model in an attempt to determine the factors affecting post-adoption intentions through brand loyalty for the mobile data services. Data were collected online from 1266 respondents. The structural equation modeling was used to test the research model. The results show that post-adoption intentions are directly influenced by intangible attributes. Product deliverables and intangible attributes

Ya-Ching Lee

2011-01-01

326

Mobile Service for Reputation Extraction from Weblogs - Public Experiment and Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we introduce a mobile service that extracts rep- utations of a product from weblogs by cellular phones during shopping. If the user takes a photo of a product barcode on the package with a cellular phone camera, Ubiquitous Meta- data Scouter first gets the product metadata (name, manufac- turer, etc.) from the internet and collects blogs that

Takahiro Kawamura; Shinichi Nagano; Masumi Inaba; Yumiko Mizoguchi

2007-01-01

327

Cold Weather 83 Evaluation of the Mobile Food Service Unit and Tray Packs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details the field evaluation of the Mobile Food Service Unit and T Rations, two key elements of the proposed new USMC field feeding system for the 1990's, during the NATO exercise Cold Weather-83. Major conclusions drawn from this evaluation i...

H. J. Kirejczyk

1984-01-01

328

Performance of DASH and WebRTC Video Services for Mobile Users  

E-print Network

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

Panwar, Shivendra S.

329

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

330

Mobilization for Youth's New Model for Subprofessional Training: Its Impact on New York City's Health Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written by a manpower and economic development consultant for the Carlton Family Fund, this paper describes the pioneering role of Mobilication for Youth's New Health Occupations Program (NHOP) in the development of a new model for the use of non-professionals in human services. Innovative training concepts for Social Health Technicians employed…

Aronowitz, Stanley

331

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Reimers, Alexis; Weitzner, Jorge

1990-01-01

332

Event-triggered Location Aware Data Services in Mobile Liang Hong1  

E-print Network

service approaches are incapable of efficiently answering some complicated queries in mobile WSNs sensors and query propagation, a dynamic in-network aggregation scheme to reduce query answering cost ranging from simple data collection and aggregation [6, 9, 10] to event detection queries [1]. However

Son, Sang H.

333

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

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vaughan, Norman; Lawrence, Kimberley

2013-01-01

335

A mobile robot system for ground servicing operations on the space shuttle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A mobile system for space shuttle servicing, the Tessellator, has been configured, designed and is currently being built and integrated. Robot tasks include chemical injection and inspection of the shuttle's thermal protection system. This paper outlines tasks, rationale, and facility requirements for the development of this system. A detailed look at the mobile system and manipulator follow with a look at mechanics, electronics, and software. Salient features of the mobile robot include omnidirectionality, high reach, high stiffness and accuracy with safety and self-reliance integral to all aspects of the design. The robot system is shown to meet task, facility, and NASA requirements in its design resulting in unprecedented specifications for a mobile-manipulation system.

Dowling, K.; Bennett, R.; Blackwell, M.; Graham, T.; Gatrall, S.; O'Toole, R.; Schempf, H.

1992-01-01

336

Demand Assignment Multiple Access and Dynamic Channel Allocation Strategies for Integrating Radio Dispatch and Telephone Services Over Mobile Satellite Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors discuss the performance analyses of a novel demand assignment multiple access (DAMA) scheme addressing the special characteristics of the mobile radio service (MRS), and a new method for dynamically allocating a common pool of channels to both MRS and mobile telephone service (MTS) to improve channel utilization. The new DAMA scheme makes use of call queuing, batch processing,

Chris J. Powell; Victor C. M. Leung

1992-01-01

337

Capacity as a consideration for providing aeronautical mobile satellite air traffic services in the US domestic airspace  

Microsoft Academic Search

International standards are being developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization for an aeronautical mobile-satellite service (AMSS). Moreover, the American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) is constructing a satellite communications that could provide this service in US domestic airspace. The author describes a preliminary analysis of the capacity (number of aircraft) that could be handled by the first-generation AMSC system in

C. A. Shively

1992-01-01

338

Associate Program, Commercial Banking Commercial Banking  

E-print Network

Associate Program, Commercial Banking Commercial Banking Job Code 0203 � Level 6 CIBC is a leading and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate and institutional clients Group of Companies please visit CIBC.com. Job Overview The Commercial Banking Associate Program provides

Northern British Columbia, University of

339

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Yu, Chien-Chih; Chang, Hsiao-Ping

340

T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet services  

E-print Network

of their mobile phone · Launching on mass market Nokia Series 40 platform based phones Today T-Mobile and NokiaT-Mobile and Nokia collaborate to open up an integrated marketplace for mobile content and Internet and other content offered by both T-Mobile's widget gallery and Nokia's Ovi Store · Through T-Mobile's web

Deutschmann, Rainer

341

12 CFR 704.12 - Permissible services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 6 ...Section 704.12 Banks and Banking NATIONAL...union may only provide financial services to nonmembers...services. Electronic financial services are any...aggregation services, and internet access services...

2010-01-01

342

Sensitivity Analyses over the Service Area for Mobility Allowance Shuttle Transit (MAST) Services  

E-print Network

that a slim service area performs better in general, but also that the positive effects of a proper setting the fixed-route to serve customers as long as their service stops are within half a mile from either side the sensitivity to the shape of the service area of the performance of MAST systems and of the effectiveness

Dessouky, Maged

343

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1990-01-01

344

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01...2010-01-01 false Financial education programs...be considered to be financial education if the program...principles of personal financial management, banking operations, or...

2010-01-01

345

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 5 2013-01-01...2013-01-01 false Financial education programs...be considered to be financial education if the program...principles of personal financial management, banking operations, or...

2013-01-01

346

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 5 2012-01-01...2012-01-01 false Financial education programs...be considered to be financial education if the program...principles of personal financial management, banking operations, or...

2012-01-01

347

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 4 2011-01-01...2011-01-01 false Financial education programs...be considered to be financial education if the program...principles of personal financial management, banking operations, or...

2011-01-01

348

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Clearly, the activities of the company with respect to the four nonsubsidiary...businesses in which a bank holding company is permitted to engage. In...e) Section 4(a)(2), like all other sections of the Holding Company Act, must be...

2010-01-01

349

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...would engage only in the business of financing real estate development or investing in real estate interests, and not in the...in the minds of the public with the bank that any financial reverses suffered by the company might affect the confidence of...

2010-01-01

350

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1995-01-01

351

Parallel Data Transfer with Voice Calls for Energy-Efficient Mobile Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Battery consumption is one challenge for mobile applications and services. In this paper we explore the scenario where mobile phones delay the transfer of non-urgent data and perform the communication while a voice call is active. Our measurements show that data transfer during voice call requires only slightly over 10% additional power and that simultaneous voice call slows down the file transfer by 3%-14%. As a result we can save over 80% of energy in data transfer if we can delay the communication to a time when user is speaking at the mobile phone. For a user speaking 26 minutes a day this would allow 50MB of low energy data communication. A large class of applications can delay their data transfer without major effect to the user experience. The power saving mechanism can be implemented either in an application specific fashion or, preferably, at the middleware layer.

Nurminen, Jukka K.; Nöyränen, Janne

352

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

PubMed

How did geographic and occupational mobility after the Civil War differ between Union Army veterans and nonveterans? By 1880, Union veterans were more likely to migrate to a different state or region than nonveterans. The higher geographic mobility of veterans is likely attributable to their experience of traveling away from their hometowns while in service. Union veterans who held unskilled jobs prior to enlistment were more likely to move up to white-collar or farming jobs by 1880 than unskilled nonveterans. In contrast, unskilled veterans were less likely to become artisans than nonveterans. The differences in occupational mobility by veteran status might be explained by the effects of military experiences such as learning from comrades in the company. PMID:23275679

Lee, Chulhee

2012-07-01

353

Canadian development and commercialization of a North American mobile satellite service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Athanassiadis, Demetre

354

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

PubMed Central

How did geographic and occupational mobility after the Civil War differ between Union Army veterans and nonveterans? By 1880, Union veterans were more likely to migrate to a different state or region than nonveterans. The higher geographic mobility of veterans is likely attributable to their experience of traveling away from their hometowns while in service. Union veterans who held unskilled jobs prior to enlistment were more likely to move up to white-collar or farming jobs by 1880 than unskilled nonveterans. In contrast, unskilled veterans were less likely to become artisans than nonveterans. The differences in occupational mobility by veteran status might be explained by the effects of military experiences such as learning from comrades in the company. PMID:23275679

2012-01-01

355

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-03-01

356

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

PubMed Central

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

Lee, Chulhee

2009-01-01

357

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

358

Control of Multi-User Services in Mobile Heterogeneous Environments Eduardo Cerqueira, Augusto Neto, Luis Veloso, Edmundo Monteiro  

E-print Network

heterogeneous environments, where services are destined for large audiences, independently of the location], allows the implementation of multi-user services in which information is disseminated to large audiences of mobile users. Examples of multi-user services are television, radio, remote learning, software

Monteiro, Edmundo

359

Improvement in the Geofencing Service Interface Using Indoor Positioning Systems and Mobile Sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current state of location-based services provides spatial information delivery for mobile users based on position data taken from GPS sensors. However, sometimes the spatial information delivery service includes unwanted information. In particular, push-based or passive information delivery has a high probability that users receive unwanted information. We propose a new spatial information delivery to improve the integrity of spatial information delivery. We conducted an experiment using an Indoor Messaging System and an accelerometer, and concluded that our methodology can detect user behavior without accessing personal information and reduce the amount of spam information.

Nakagawa, M.

2013-11-01

360

Adaptive S-ALOHA CDMA as an alternative way of integrating services in mobile environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Code-division multiple-access (CDMA) schemes appear to be very promising access techniques for coping with the requirements of third-generation mobile systems, mainly because of their flexibility. This paper proposes an adaptive S-ALOHA DS-CDMA access scheme as a method for integrating nonreal-time (i.e., Internet applications) and real-time (i.e., voice) services in a multicell scenario by exploiting the potentials of CDMA under time-varying

Oriol Sallent; Ramon Agustí

2000-01-01

361

78 FR 12360 - PNC Bank, National Association, Retail Bank Franklin, PA; PNC Bank, National Association, Retail...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...directly competitive with call center services'' and that PNC Bank has advertised for a ``Project Manager for PNC Bank at Tata Consultancy Services'' in India. The request also states that the ``other facilities within the United States'' to...

2013-02-22

362

A FD/DAMA network architecture for the first generation land mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A frequency division/demand assigned multiple access (FD/DAMA) network architecture for the first-generation land mobile satellite services is presented. Rationales and technical approaches are described. In this architecture, each mobile subscriber must follow a channel access protocol to make a service request to the network management center before transmission for either open-end or closed-end services. Open-end service requests will be processed on a blocked call cleared basis, while closed-end requests will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Two channel access protocols are investigated, namely, a recently proposed multiple channel collision resolution scheme which provides a significantly higher useful throughput, and the traditional slotted Aloha scheme. The number of channels allocated for either open-end or closed-end services can be adaptively changed according to aggregated traffic requests. Both theoretical and simulation results are presented. Theoretical results have been verified by simulation on the JPL network testbed.

Yan, T.-Y.; Wang, C.; Cheng, U.; Dessouky, K.; Rafferty, W.

1989-01-01

363

MOBILE PROXIMITY PAYMENT: ECOSYSTEM  

E-print Network

MOBILE PROXIMITY PAYMENT: ECOSYSTEM AND OVERVIEW OF NFC TECHNOLOGY 1. Introduction Handsets confirm and heterogeneous. The Mobile Payment ecosystem involves a number of partners, such as: · banks; · Mobile Network

Shamos, Michael I.

364

A study of consumer value-added services in mobile commerce: focusing on domestic cellular phone companies in Taiwan, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile commerce, or e-commerce over mobile devices, has become a major topic of interest for the IS research community and a key priority for many business organizations as it is becoming increasingly evident that PC-based e-commerce has not lived up to the expectations and achieved true mass adoption. However, mobile commerce includes a large range of various services, especially with

Szu-Yuan Sun; Chao-Fan Su; Teresa L. Ju

2005-01-01

365

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-01-01

366

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...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...

2012-01-01

367

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 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...

2010-01-01

368

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

...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...

2014-01-01

369

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-01-01

370

SOMM: A New Service Oriented Middleware for Generic Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks Based on Code Mobility  

PubMed Central

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

Faghih, Mohammad Mehdi; Moghaddam, Mohsen Ebrahimi

2011-01-01

371

A Quantitative Study of Mobility Impact for Real-Time Services on a Wi-Fi Multi-hop Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we analyze the performance of mobile real time services in a large-scale IEEE 802.11 multi-hop network. We present our field measurements with discussion of performance bottlenecks for VoIP services under mobile scenarios. We utilized our test bed which is located in Nebraska and supported by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), US Federal Railroads Administrations (FRA), and major

Ting Zhou; Hamid Sharif; Michael Hempel; Puttipong Mahasukhon; Wei Wang; Song Ci

2008-01-01

372

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Naderi, F. (editor)

1982-01-01

373

Bahrain's offshore banking center  

SciTech Connect

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

Gerakis, A.S.; Roncesvalles, O.

1983-01-01

374

The AMSC/TMI mobile satellite services (MSS) system ground segment architecture  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The functional structure and logical architecture of the ground segment for the MSS system is examined. The functional structure describes the functional elements of the system and how they are interconnected. These include the network operations center, network communications controller, feederlink earth stations, data hub, mobile terminals, remote monitor stations, and the system test station. The logical architecture, implemented within the functional structure, describes the logical elements of the MSS system and how they are interrelated. These include resource partitioning and management, network management, user communications, and MSS internetwork communications. The NCS manages the allocation of satellite resources to provide communications services between the mobile terminals and feederlink earth stations or the data hub.

Lunsford, J.; Thorne, R.; Gokhale, D.; Garner, W.; Davies, G.

1992-03-01

375

17 CFR 239.43 - Form F-N, appointment of agent for service of process by foreign banks and foreign insurance...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

Form F-N, appointment of agent for service of process by foreign banks and foreign insurance companies and certain of their holding companies and finance subsidiaries making public offerings of securities in the United States. 239.43 Section 239.43 Commodity and Securities...

2010-04-01

376

CANADARM to the MSS - Unique verification features of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The integration and verification of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), the Canadian contribution to the International Space Station Freedom Program, are described. First, the MSS and its performance requirements are discussed, with attention given to salient features essential to the integration and verification strategy. The Shuttle Remote Manipulator System and its performace requirements are then presented, and the integration and verification approach for both programs is summarized. Particular attention is given to the testing approach and the complementary analysis needs for design verification and acceptance. The discussion also covers anticipated changes to the verification strategy resulting from the recent restructuring of the Space Station Freedom program.

Ashworth, K.

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

378

A Study of Fairness of Information Distribution and Utilization in a Mobile Agent-Based Adaptive Information Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

The information handling capacity of wide area networks is ever increasing and becoming dynamic, thus posing a challenge for their optimum utilization. In such a dynamic environment it is very difficult to maintain a coherent picture of the information services. The current information services on the internet therefore need to be optimized. A novel technique proposed recently employs autonomous mobile

Iftikhar Ahmed; Mohammad Jafar Sadiq

2006-01-01

379

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

E-print Network

Should mobile Internet services be an extension of the fixed Internet? Context-of-use, fixed as they do on the fixed Internet. Literature on reinforcement and displacement states that the use of new media depends on whether users are inclined to replace or reinforce their existing media use on a new

Twente, Universiteit

380

12 CFR 234.6 - Access to Federal Reserve Bank accounts and services.  

...SYSTEM (CONTINUED) DESIGNATED FINANCIAL MARKET UTILITIES (REGULATION HH...section applies to any designated financial market utility for which the...and services with a designated financial market utility, consistent...

2014-01-01

381

Appraisal on End Products and Services Offered by Islamic Banks from Maqasid Shari’ah Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Question arises whether the products and services offered by the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) genuinely meeting the requirement of Shari’ah. At present, not only Shari’ah advisors have been appointed to scrutinize and endorse the new products and services. In fact, majority of the IFIs have established units or departments to ensure the documentations, legal and Shari’ah framework, the process and

Ezry Fahmy Eddy Yusof; Zusuff Kan

2010-01-01

382

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

383

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

2005-01-01

384

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1993-01-01

385

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Snowball, A. E.

1986-06-01

386

Banking antitrust: are the assumptions still valid?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In bank antitrust analyses, banking regulators rely on certain assumptions about products and services of banks, the markets in which they operate, competitors within those markets, and the effects of mergers or acquisitions on those markets. During the 1990s, financial innovation and changes in banking regulations changed the landscape in which banks compete. Consequently, the assumptions behind antitrust analyses have

R. Alton Gilbert; Adam M. Zaretsky

2003-01-01

387

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hummayoun Naeem

388

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Naderi, F. (editor)

1982-01-01

389

Building a Secure and Feature-rich Mobile Mapping Service App Using HTML5: Challenges and Best Practices  

SciTech Connect

Managing a wide variety of mobile devices across multiple mobile operating systems is a security challenge for any organization [1, 2]. With the wide adoption of mobile devices to access work-related apps, there is an increase in third-party apps that might either misuse or improperly handle user s personal or sensitive data [3]. HTML5 has been receiving wide attention for developing cross-platform mobile apps. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), by 2015, 80% of all mobile apps will be based in part or wholly upon HTML5 [4]. Though HTML5 provides a rich set of features for building an app, it is a challenge for organizations to deploy and manage HTML5 apps on wide variety of devices while keeping security policies intact. In this paper, we will describe an upcoming secure mobile environment for HTML5 apps, called Sencha Space that addresses these issues and discuss how it will be used to design and build a secure and cross-platform mobile mapping service app. We will also describe how HTML5 and a new set of related technologies such as Geolocation API, WebGL, Open Layers 3, and Local Storage, can be used to provide a high end and high performance experience for users of the mapping service app.

Karthik, Rajasekar [ORNL; Patlolla, Dilip Reddy [ORNL; Sorokine, Alexandre [ORNL; White, Devin A [ORNL; Myers, Aaron T [ORNL

2014-01-01

390

The adoption of mobile weight management services in a virtual community: the perspective of college students.  

PubMed

Obesity among Taiwan college students is increasing every year. To help college students manage their weight, a prototype mobile weight management service system, the We Care for You Virtual Community (WCU VC), was designed, which would provide Web-based and cell-phone-based information services to individual participants. Conducted prior to system implementation, this study identified the factors affecting college student's intention in adopting the WCU VC as part of their weight control program. Employing the Technology Acceptance Model, factors associated with the college student's intention toward WCU VC were explored. Structural equation modeling analysis of collected data revealed that "perceived importance of health management" significantly affected the behavioral intention of adopting WCU VC services. Both "perceived importance of health management" and "perceived ease of use" had an indirect effect via "perceived usefulness" upon user's behavioral intention as well. With this knowledge of factors affecting student intention in participating in a Web-based and cell-phone-based weight control social support VC, a WCU VC system can be designed, which will promote the development of good weight management habits and contribute to the reduction in obesity-related chronic diseases among college students. PMID:20507202

Jen, Wen-Yuan

2010-05-01

391

Mapping the mobile landscape in Australia http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_11/gould/index.html 1 of 11 26/09/2007 1:19 PM  

E-print Network

in mobile phones. We view the wireless economy as growing in three distinct, but inter­related areas advancement s in the technology of mobile phones, portable computers and wireless data communications and organisations (mServices; such as mobile banking and wireless communicat ions in health). The paper discusses

van Schyndel, Ron

392

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

PubMed Central

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

Koivunen, Marita Hannele; Valimaki, Maritta Anneli

2014-01-01

393

Bank Information Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

394

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1984-01-01

395

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

E-print Network

with YouTube, MySpace, Flickr and bebo · T-Mobile plans further cooperation with other popular social web have already been signed with YouTube, MySpace, Flickr and bebo. "web'n'walk users already today can-Mobile International. "With the integration of YouTube, MySpace, Flickr and bebo, users can now connect with friends

Deutschmann, Rainer

396

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1986-01-01

397

Banking: shop and compare.  

PubMed

There are many reasons to take a critical look at the practice's banking relationship(s)--technology advancements, security measures, improvements in available services, recent banking enhancements designed specifically for medical practices, the impact of the financial crisis on bank ratings and stability, changing practice needs, opportunities for operational automation at the practice--and it is just simply smart to periodically evaluate and compare the features, pricing, and potential savings offered by vendors. PMID:25108982

O'Brien, Jennifer A; DeJarnette, Sherry

2014-01-01

398

A Scheme for Personalized Bookmark Services in a Mobile Agent Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent popularity of web-enabled mobile devices such as handheld devices and PDAs has made mobile Internet access very popular. However, considering the limitation of mobile devices such as small display and limited input capability, most of existing Web sites are not appropriate for mobile devices. An alternative scheme is required to support efficient web access. On the other hand, personalization

Sohryun Shin; Eenjun Hwang

2004-01-01

399

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

PubMed

A 2007 national public opinion survey of 1404 Americans revealed variations in sentiments concerning the desirability of several mobile healthcare technologies based on RFID. The survey appears to be the first reasonably national public opinion survey of US adults concerning their attitudes towards mobile healthcare technology. The survey revealed high levels of interest in emergency intervention services, but much less so in health information and monitoring services. Interest in RFID personal medical technology was positively associated with high levels of trust in others and social support. At the same time, a small minority were negatively disposed towards such applications. In those cases, the negative sentiment appears heightened when the mobile healthcare application is offered in a modality attached to the body as opposed to a somewhat more physically remote option, i.e., attached to one's cell phone. PMID:18619897

Katz, James E; Rice, Ronald E

2009-02-01

400

Application of Mobile Phones and Social Media to Improve Grievance Redressal in Public Services Aaditeshwar Seth, Abhishek Katyal,  

E-print Network

Application of Mobile Phones and Social Media to Improve Grievance Redressal in Public Services in affiliation with newspapers and social media channels can impose pressure on public authorities to improve Media New Delhi Praveen Naidu Action India New Delhi Author for communication: Aaditeshwar Seth

Prasad, Sanjiva

401

Capacity as a consideration for providing aeronautical mobile satellite air traffic services in the US domestic airspace  

Microsoft Academic Search

A preliminary analysis of the capacity (number of aircraft) that could be handled by the first generation American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) system in the early part of the 21st century is reported. The analysis is based on assumptions for the service demand, the Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN), the communications scheme, the satellite channel and the aircraft Earth station. Capacity

Curtis A. Shively

1992-01-01

402

Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) CMAS is the system interface to the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service that wireless carriers  

E-print Network

Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS) CMAS is the system interface to the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service that wireless carriers rolled out across the nation in June 2012. CMAS to send geographically targeted, textlike Wireless Emergency Alerts to the public. WEAs will relay

Meyers, Steven D.

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Boateng, Ofori

2011-01-01

405

76 FR 31252 - Fixed and Mobile Services in the Mobile Satellite Service Bands at 1525-1559 MHz and 1626.5-1660...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Commission amends its rules to make additional spectrum available for new investment in mobile broadband...extends the Commission's existing secondary market spectrum manager spectrum leasing policies, procedures, and rules that...

2011-05-31

406

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

407

An IMS-Based Middleware Solution for Energy-Efficient and Cost-Effective Mobile Multimedia Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile multimedia services have recently become of extreme industrial relevance due to the advances in both wireless client devices and multimedia communications. That has motivated important standardization efforts, such as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) to support session control, mobility, and interoperability in all-IP next generation networks. Notwithstanding the central role of IMS in novel mobile multimedia, the potential of IMS-based service composition for the development of new classes of ready-to-use, energy-efficient, and cost-effective services is still widely unexplored. The paper proposes an original solution for the dynamic and standard-compliant redirection of incoming voice calls towards WiFi-equipped smart phones. The primary design guideline is to reduce energy consumption and service costs for the final user by automatically switching from the 3G to the WiFi infrastructure whenever possible. The proposal is fully compliant with the IMS standard and exploits the recently released IMS presence service to update device location and current communication opportunities. The reported experimental results point out that our solution, in a simple way and with full compliance with state-of-the-art industrially-accepted standards, can significantly increase battery lifetime without negative effects on call initiation delay.

Bellavista, Paolo; Corradi, Antonio; Foschini, Luca

408

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

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

1985-01-01

409

A multi-disciplinary approach to honest broker services for tissue banks and clinical data: a pragmatic and practical model  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND Honest broker services are essential for tissue- and data-based research. The honest broker provides a firewall between clinical and research activities. Clinical information is stripped of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-denoted personal health identifiers. Research material may have linkage codes, precluding the identification of patients to researchers. The honest broker provides data derived from clinical and research sources. These data are for research use only, and there are rules in place that prohibit reidentification. Very rarely, the institutional review board (IRB) may allow recontact and develop a recontact plan with the honest broker. Certain databases are structured to serve a clinical and research function and incorporate ‘real-time’ updating of information. This complex process needs resolution of a variety of issues regarding the precise role of the HB and their interaction with data. There also is an obvious need for software solutions to make the task of deidentification easier. METHODS The University of Pittsburgh has implemented a novel, IRB-approved mechanism to address honest broker functions to meet the specimen and data needs of researchers. The Tissue Bank stores biologic specimens. The Cancer Registry culls data and annotating information as part of state- and federal-mandated functions and collects data on the clinical progression, treatment, and outcomes of cancer patients. The Cancer Registry also has additional IRB approval to collect data elements only for research purposes. The Clinical Outcomes Group is involved in patient safety and health services research. Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology provide critical treatment related information. Pathology and Oncology Informatics have designed software tools for querying availability of specimens, extracting data, and deidentifying specimens and annotating data for clinical and translational research. These entities partnered and submitted a joint IRB proposal to create an institutional honest broker facility. The employees of this conglomerate have honest broker agreements with the University of Pittsburgh and the Medical Center. This provides a large group of honest brokers, ensuring availability for projects without any conflict of interest. RESULTS The honest broker system has been an IRB-approved institutional entity at the University of Pittsburgh since 2003. The honest broker system currently includes 33 certified honest brokers encompassing the multiple partners of this system. The honest broker system has handled >1600 requests over the past 4 years with a 25% increase in volume each year. CONCLUSIONS The current results indicate that the collaborative honest broker model described herein is robust and provides a highly functional solution to the specimen and data needs for critical clinical and translational research activities. PMID:18683217

Dhir, Rajiv; Patel, Ashok A.; Winters, Sharon; Bisceglia, Michelle; Swanson, Dennis; Aamodt, Roger; Becich, Michael J.

2008-01-01

410

A Comparative Empirical Study on Mobile ICT Services, Social Responsibility and the Protection of Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

María De-Miguel-Molina; Mónica Martínez-Gómez

2011-01-01

411

MobiDay: a Personalized Context-Aware Mobile Service for Day Hospital Workflow Support  

E-print Network

aspect of an eHealth system. Mobile communication technologies can help addressing this problem providing. INTRODUCTION Mobile phones are becoming a primary platform for information access [4][13]. Hence, mobile phones) [14]. In this scenario the main issues are related to the limitations of the user

Ricci, Francesco

412

A new decentralized mobility management service architecture for ipv6-based networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Mobile IPv6, the home network - through a designated home agent - is responsible for distributing all traffic from\\/to the mobile node in the default bidirectional tunneling mode, when the mobile node is connected to a foreign network. This approach not only lacks sufficient scalability and ef- ficiency of delivery, but also poses a heavy burden on the home

Deguang Le; Jun Lei; Xiaoming Fu

2007-01-01

413

Toward Interactive Mobile Synchronous Learning Environment with Context-Awareness Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile synchronous learning is a new challenge in the e-learning domain. While popular mobile communication devices, such as cell phones, cannot directly accommodate traditional synchronous content due to the major limitation of display size, other constraints also restrict convenient interactions while using mobile devices in a synchronous…

Huang, Yueh-Min; Kuo, Yen-Hung; Lin, Yen-Ting; Cheng, Shu-Chen

2008-01-01

414

An InfoStation-Based Multi-Agent System for the Provision of Intelligent Mobile Services in a University Campus Area  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an InfoStation-based multi-agent system, which provides intelligent mobile services in a University campus area. The corresponding network architecture (both horizontally and vertically) is presented. A description of some of the intelligent mobile services along with interaction among sample entities is provided. Technologies for delivering of these services are discussed, and approaches for the system implementation and structuring

I. Ganchev; S. Stojanov; M. O'Droma; D. Meere

2006-01-01

415

Applications of the mobile servicing system to the space exploration initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper provides an analysis by Spar Aerospace of the potential application of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), developed under the Canadian Space Station Program, to the Space Exploration Initiative (SEI). Initially, an overview of the MSS is provided which outlines the essential functions and elements of the MSS. An overview of the SEI is also provided which summarizes the overall goals and objectives of the initiative. This discussion also outlines the basic SEI missions and summarizes the infrastructure required to support them. The potential applications of the MSS to the SEI are summarized. For each application, the performance capability of the MSS is compared to the expected level of performance required to support the SEI missions. Any areas of potential performance increase are identified and design changes proposed. Finally, the growth capabilities of the MSS are compared to those which may be required to fully support the SEI. The MSS has the potential to play a significant role in the development and operational phases of the SEI. Additional growth capabilities could allow the MSS to play an even greater role, particularly in the areas of transportation and payload handling. MSS technologies are applicable to the systems required for surface operations. The MSS can play an important role in the areas of low earth orbit node construction and assembly, vehicle assembly, integration, and verification, servicing and maintenance, transportation, payload handling, and extra vehicular activity support. The technologies currently being developed for the MSS are applicable for the development of surface robotic systems. In general, the performance capabilities of the MSS, in its baseline Space Station Freedom role, are sufficient to accommodate its potential role on the SEI. However, the expected increases in launch vehicle and spacecraft mass may exceed its payload handling and transportation capabilities. If the MSS is to be utilized on SEI to this extent, the required growth potential needs to be incorporated into its design now.

Dueckman, J. H.

416

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The similarities and differences between areas inside and outside U.S. metropolitan areas were evaluated in terms of their commercial/industrial and government employment characteristics. The comparison focuses on the levels, shares, and composition of employment in the commercial/industrial and government sectors that represent potential classes of land mobile communications users. The major findings of the analysis are as follows: (1) non-metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services exist in significant numbers; (2) the compositions of non-metropolitan and metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services closely resemble each other; (3) non-metropolitan areas have significant levels of the government user classes that represent potential markets for land mobile communication services; and (4) non-metropolitan local governments have a significantly larger proportion of their employment in the primary user classes of private land mobile radio service than do metropolitan local governments.

Wilcox, R. E.

1985-01-01

417

Satellite applications to electric-utility communications needs. [land mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Significant changes in the Nation's electric power systems are expected to result from the integration of new technology, possible during the next decade. Digital communications for monitor and control, exclusive of protective relaying, are expected to double or triple current traffic. A nationwide estimate of 13 Mb/s traffic is projected. Of this total, 8 Mb/s is attributed to the bulk-power system as it is now being operated (4 Mb/s). This traffic could be accommodated by current communications satellites using 3- to 4.5-m-diameter ground terminals costing $35,000 to $70,000 each. The remaining 5-Mb/s traffic is attributed to new technology concepts integrated into the distribution system. Such traffic is not compatible with current satellite technology because it requires small, low-cost ground terminals. Therefore, a high effective isotropic radiated power satellite, such as the one being planned by NASA for the Land Mobile Satellite Service, is required.

Horstein, M.; Barnett, R.

1981-01-01

418

Mobile TV services through IP Datacast over DVB-H: Dependability of the quality of experience on the IP-based distribution network quality of service  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) is an international standard which offers broadcast data services to mobile handheld devices. Its main enhancements to conventional Digital Video Broadcast-Terrestrial (DVB-T) systems include the addition of time-slicing and an extra stage of error correction, referred to as Multi-Protocol Encapsulation-Forward Error Correction (MPE-FEC) at the link layer. The essential components required to deploy an IP-based

Philip Leroux; Steven Latré; Nicolas Staelens; Piet Demeester; Filip De Turck

2011-01-01

419

LOOPUS Mob-D: System concept for a public mobile satellite system providing integrated digital services for the Northern Hemisphere from an elliptical orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A new concept for a satellite based public mobile communications system, LOOPUS Mob-D, is introduced, whereby most of the classical problems in mobile satellite systems are approached in a different way. The LOOPUS system will offer a total capacity of 6000 high rate channels in three service areas (Europe, Asia, and North America), covering the entire Northern Hemisphere with a set of group special mobile (GSM) compatible mobile services, eventually providing the 'office in the car'. Special characteristics of the LOOPUS orbit and the communications network architecture are highlighted.

Kuhlen, H.; Horn, P.

1990-01-01

420

uRbAn: A Multipath Routing based Architecture with Energy and Mobility Management for Quality of Service Support in Mobile Ad hoc Networks  

E-print Network

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).

Abbas, Ash Mohammad

2011-01-01

421

Costs, effects and cost-effectiveness analysis of a mobile maternal health care service in West Kiang, The Gambia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of a new mobile maternal care service offered in The Gambia at a government-run health centre in Karantaba were compared with the usual pattern of maternal care offered (at Ngayen Sanjal). Routinely collected data were supplemented by research on time allocation of staff by activity, use of drugs, medical consumables and vehicles, out-of-pocket payments by

Julia A. Fox-Rushby; Frances Foord

1996-01-01

422

Implementation of Short Message Service System to Be Based Mobile Wireless Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In our time, everything to be connected is Internet and Mobile. Most people using Internet and Mobile and we can’t do many\\u000a works without that. Alike this, it gives us an advantage and can get many useful information anywhere, anytime. Moreover it\\u000a will be a symbol meaning the mobile wireless internet to will be lead the information society. In this

Hae-Sool Yang; Jung-hun Hong; Seok-hyung Hwang; Haeng-kon Kim

2005-01-01

423

How Mobility Increases Mobile Cloud Computing Processing Capacity  

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Globalization and Mobilization of Earth Science Education with GeoBrain Geospatial Web Service Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The needs for Earth science education to prepare students as globally-trained geoscience workforce increase tremendously with globalization of the economy. However, current academic programs often have difficulties in providing students world-view training or experiences with global context due to lack of resources and suitable teaching technology. This paper presents a NASA funded project with insights and solutions to this problem. The project aims to establish a geospatial data-rich learning and research environment that enable the students, faculty and researchers from institutes all over the world easily accessing, analyzing and modeling with the huge amount of NASA EOS data just like they possess those vast resources locally at their desktops. With the environment, classroom demonstration and training for students to deal with global climate and environment issues for any part of the world are possible in any classroom with Internet connection. Globalization and mobilization of Earth science education can be truly realized through the environment. This project, named as NASA EOS Higher Education Alliance: Mobilization of NASA EOS Data and Information through Web Services and Knowledge Management Technologies for Higher Education Teaching and Research, is built on profound technology and infrastructure foundations including web service technology, NASA EOS data resources, and open interoperability standards. An open, distributed, standard compliant, interoperable web-based system, called GeoBrain, is being developed by this project to provide a data-rich on-line learning and research environment. The system allows users to dynamically and collaboratively develop interoperable, web-executable geospatial process and analysis modules and models, and run them on-line against any part of the peta-byte archives for getting back the customized information products rather than raw data. The system makes a data-rich globally-capable Earth science learning and research environment, backed by NASA EOS data and computing resources that are unavailable to students and professors before, available to them at their desktops free of charge. In order to efficiently integrate this new environment into Earth science education and research, a NASA EOS Higher Education Alliance (NEHEA) is formed. The core members of NEHEA consist of the GeoBrain development team led by LAITS at George Mason University and a group of Earth science educators selected from an open RFP process. NEHEA is an open and free alliance. NEHEA welcomes Earth science educators around the world to join as associate members. NEHEA promotes international research and education collaborations in Earth science. NEHEA core members will provide technical support to NEHEA associate members for incorporating the data-rich learning environment into their teaching and research activities. The responsibilities of NEHEA education members include using the system in their research and teaching, providing feedback and requirements to the development team, exchanging information on the utilization of the system capabilities, participating in the system development, and developing new curriculums and research around the environment provided by GeoBrain.

Deng, M.; di, L.

2005-12-01

425

A service-based approach to developing Android Mobile Internet Device (MID) applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Internet Device (MID), as a portable handheld device, becomes a strong candidate for client-side computing. Android is a mobile operating system, being accepted as the operating system and a platform for MID applications. However, MID has a limited resource and computing power, and Android has an architecture and its components which are not commonly found in other operating systems

Hyun Jung La; Soo Dong Kim

2009-01-01

426

A web service for flexible integration of mobile applications with social networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The prospect of coupling social computing with sensing capabilities of current mobile devices makes it possible to provide social applications with higher degrees of context-awareness, detection of activities of individuals and groups, as well as implicit social interaction through sharing of context-sensitive information. In addition to the pervasive context obtained from the mobile devices, the links and user interactions in

Victor Pantoja; Markus Endler

2011-01-01

427

Redefining Firm Competencies, Innovation and Labour Mobility: A Case Study in Telecommunication Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The search amongst large high?technology firms to generate flexible competencies has been paralleled by growing interest in establishing flexible employment relationships with “knowledge workers” and greater labour mobility as a means of meeting the organization's growing diverse strategic requirements. This paper argues that while greater labour mobility may well aid greater flexibility, the consequent break down of internal labour markets

Matias Ramirez

2007-01-01

428

Analyzing the Elements of the Business Model for Mobile Payment Service Provision  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we use literature review and multi case study analysis in order to identify and analyze different elements of a mobile payment business model. The result is a set of six partial models:: market model, value proposition model, implementation model, capital model, distribution and communication model, and threat model. These models allow for categorization of any given mobile

Max Schiessler; Dietmar G. Wiedemann

2007-01-01

429

Mobile Learning Environment with Short Messaging Service: Application to a Campus Environment in a Developing Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to integrate secure, open-source and mobile-based system with the Moodle learning management system (MLMS) then describe the implementation of a campus-wide mobile learning environment with short messaging system (SMS) and how this platform is incorporated with the student's learning…

Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. Gayan N.

2013-01-01

430

A Dynamic Approach for User Privacy Management in Location-based Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, we have noticed the wide spread of GPS enabled mobile phones, which enable mobile applications to track users locations and start pushing customized advertisements to them. For a small benefit a user might get from these Ads, a user might be willing to share his or her location without even knowing the impact this might have on his or

Amr Ali-Eldin

2011-01-01

431

Healthcare, medical support and consultancy applications and services for mobile devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

While thinking about potential new user groups for mobile devices one can notice that the world largest clusters with low penetration of devices are people from developing countries. In the developed countries the largest groups are children and older generation people. Driven by different factors the healthcare and medical applications might create real breakthrough in demand for the new mobile

Alexandra Reyss; Sergey Balandin

2010-01-01

432

78 FR 46949 - FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal...Advisory Committee on Community Banking...Advisory Committee on Community Banking (``the Committee'') is...of community banks to extend financial services in their local...

2013-08-02

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76 FR 48162 - FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal  

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...Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Charter Renewal...Advisory Committee on Community Banking...Advisory Committee on Community Banking (``the Committee'') is...of community banks to extend financial services in their local...

2011-08-08

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The Application of the Service-Profit Chain in the Mobile Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

In view of a lack of service benchmarking framework, this research aims to develop a holistic telecommunication services industry benchmarking framework based on the service- profit chain concept and the characteristics of the cellular industry. The framework is based on idea from relevant literature. The authors discovered that nine constructs including three input constructs (e.g., service provider, competitors, and customer),

Veena Lertkriangkraisorn; Maruf Hasan

2011-01-01

435

Cybersecurity and Financial Services  

E-print Network

;Financial Services Banks and other financial service providers depend on Internet technology for information services and banks closed (including the investment bank Lehman Brothers), others merged, and the financialCybersecurity and Financial Services Anna Nagurney Isenberg School of Management, University

Nagurney, Anna

436

Privacy preservation and auditing for ubiquitous mobile sensing applications and services  

E-print Network

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 ...

Sumter, George C. (George Cody)

2012-01-01

437

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)

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.

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

1984-01-01

438

Low-level grounding in a multimodal mobile service robot conversational system using graphical models  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main task of a service robot with a voice-enabled communication interface is to engage a user in dialogue providing an access to the services it is designed for. In managing such interaction, inferring the user goal (intention) from the request for a ser- vice at each dialogue turn is the key issue. In service robot deployment conditions speech recognition

Plamen Prodanov; Andrzej Drygajlo; Jonas Richiardi; Anil Alexander

2008-01-01

439

Adaptive QoS for Mobile Multimedia Services over Wireless Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Absfrucf-A wireless network that provides multimedia services should control the quality of the transmission link for users, allocating resources according to the service type of each user, be it voice, video, image or data. This paper proposes a scheme to allocate the desired signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) for those users with mul- timedia services by exploiting power control

Alejandra Mercado; K. J. Ray Liu

2000-01-01

440

A mobility framework to enhance quality of experience through quality of service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer networks are dramatically extending all over the world. They have diverse topologies and benefit from various technologies. They can also support users with different types of services. Nevertheless, all of them have an ultimate purpose in common. They should satisfy their users with high-quality services. To achieve this goal, Quality of service (QoS) solutions are required. However, they are

Sajad Khorsandroo; Sayid Khorsandroo

2012-01-01

441

Improved performance of UDP & TCP throughput in Wi-Fi networks for voice and data services in mobile communications with MIMO systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exponential addition of the customers and limited bandwidth available for Mobile Communications results in increased blocking probability on the network. To decrease the blocking probability the voice services and data services are accessed with two different networks. Normally the essential network is cellular network and the second is Wi-Fi network. We categorize Access Points [AP] as Root, Non Root and

P. Venkat Ramana; S. Narayana Reddy

2012-01-01

442

Policy implications of market segmentation as a determinant of fixed-mobile service substitution: What it means for carriers and policy makers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The determination whether mobile and fixed telecommunications services operate in the same market not only affects business decision of service providers, but also has wide implications on public policy decisions pertaining to the means by which they should be regulated in the United States. This study conducts a two-stage cluster analysis implement- ing the American Customer Satisfaction Model on two

Amit M. Schejter; Alexander Serenko; Ofir Turel; Mehdi Zahaf

2010-01-01

443

The Anticipated Positive Psychosocial Impact of Present Web-Based E-Health Services and Future Mobile Health Applications: An Investigation among Older Swedes  

PubMed Central

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

Wiklund Axelsson, S.; Nyberg, L.; Naslund, A.; Melander Wikman, A.

2013-01-01

444

Using Banks: Teaching Banking Skills to Low-Income Consumers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of six on teaching consumer matters to low-income adults, discusses banking skills. Topics include banking services (savings accounts, safety deposit boxes, Christmas clubs, loans, etc.), checking accounts (deposits, checkwriting, check registers, opening an account), how to use the check register (cancelled checks, deposits),…

Shurtz, Mary Ann; LeFlore, Ann Becker

445

31 CFR 210.7 - Federal Reserve Banks.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATION IN THE AUTOMATED CLEARING HOUSE General § 210.7 Federal Reserve Banks. (a) Fiscal Agents. Each Federal Reserve Bank serves as...

2010-07-01

446

Designing an architecture for delivering mobile information services to the rural developing world  

Microsoft Academic Search

Implementing successful rural computing applications re- quires addressing a number of signican t challenges. Recent advances in mobile phone computing capabilities make this device a likely candidate to address the client hardware con- straints. Long battery life, wireless connectivity, solid-state memory, low price and immediate utility all make it better suited to rural conditions than a PC. However, current mo-

Tapan S. Parikh; Edward D. Lazowska

2006-01-01

447

Learning Motion Patterns of Persons for Mobile Service Robots Maren Bennewitz  

E-print Network

in doing so. Knowledge about such patterns may enable a mobile robot to develop improved people following of people in the environment and it enables a robot to choose trajectories that minimize the risk of collisions with people. In this paper we consider a specific problem in the context of a nursing robot

Burgard, Wolfram

448

Enhancing the Flexibility and the Quality of Service of Autonomous Mobile Robotic Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Autonomous mobile robots perform their activities in unstructured, dynamic and unpredictable environments. The robot state, the objectives to be fulfilled and the environmental conditions have influence in the variability of the system load. In the face of such environmental uncertainty, the computational requirements of recognition tasks are variable and dependent on the number of objects perceived in the scenes. It

Houcine Hassan; José E. Simó; Alfons Crespo

2002-01-01

449

Why Context Matters in a Service-based Architecture for Mobile Devices  

E-print Network

in mind, several tasks around "context" can be identified: Link Layer Technology. In mobile environments "connectivity" is very important. Nowa- days technology supports two major communication schemas: 1:1, 1:N. Some Zeidler Darmstadt University of Technology, Department of Computer Science Database and Distributed

Abowd, Gregory D.

450

The AMSC\\/TMI mobile satellite services (MSS) system ground segment architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The functional structure and logical architecture of the ground segment for the MSS system is examined. The functional structure describes the functional elements of the system and how they are interconnected. These include the network operations center, network communications controller, feederlink earth stations, data hub, mobile terminals, remote monitor stations, and the system test station. The logical architecture, implemented within

J. Lunsford; R. Thorne; D. Gokhale; W. Garner; G. Davies

1992-01-01

451

Context-Sensitive Mobile Services for Police Officers: A Reassessment of TAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Harry Bouwman; Lidwien van de Wijngaert; Henny de Vos

2008-01-01

452

Hierarchically-Organized, Multihop Mobile Wireless Networks for Quality-of-Service Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

. MMWN is a modular system of link- and network-layer algorithms that enables a multihopmobile wireless network to support distributed, real-time multimedia applications. In this paper, we describethree key components of this system: the clustering procedures for defining a virtual, hierarchical control structuresuperimposed on a large network of mobile switches and endpoints; the location management proceduresfor determining the current locations

Ram Ramanathan; Martha Steenstrup

1998-01-01

453

Autonomous Robot Cameraman - Observation Pose Optimization for a Mobile Service Robot in Indoor Living Space  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a model based system for a mobile robot to find an optimal pose for the observation of a person in indoor living environments. We define the observation pose as a combination of the camera position and view direction as well as further parameters like the aperture angle. The optimal placement of a camera is not trivial because

Christof Schroeter; Matthias Hoechemer; Steffen Mueller; Horst-Michael Gross

2009-01-01

454

Indoor Emergency Evacuation Service on Autonomous Navigation System using Mobile Phone  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two difficult problems pertain to selection of an evacuation route according to each individual¿s situation. One is constant supervision of the situation of a living space and detection of dangerous situa-tions; the other is detection of residents' respective positions. In this paper, we describe devices and systems for an indoor emergency evacuation using a mobile terminal such as a cell

Yutaka Inoue; Akio Sashima; Takeshi Ikeda; Koichi Kurumatani

2008-01-01

455

International student mobility in Hong Kong: private good, public good, or trade in services?  

Microsoft Academic Search

International student mobility has emerged as a key source of societal and educational transformations in the booming economies of East Asia. International competencies are increasingly valued by employees and employers alike. Given the uneven distribution of international student flows, and the inequitable levels of benefit that they bring to various locales and institutions, some jurisdictions are seeking the optimal policy

Anatoly Oleksiyenko; Kai-Ming Cheng; Hak-Kwong Yip

2012-01-01

456

International Student Mobility in Hong Kong: Private Good, Public Good, or Trade in Services?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International student mobility has emerged as a key source of societal and educational transformations in the booming economies of East Asia. International competencies are increasingly valued by employees and employers alike. Given the uneven distribution of international student flows, and the inequitable levels of benefit that they bring to…

Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Cheng, Kai-Ming; Yip, Hak-Kwong

2013-01-01

457

Proxy Mobile IPv6 for Electric Vehicle Charging Service: Use Cases and Analysis  

E-print Network

for individual mobility in the cities. In order to gain the customer acceptance of the EV, the charging infrastructure needs to be deployed at least as numerous and widespread as the fueling stations. Yet, unlike requirement to get energical and economical benefits from Smart-grid and EVs is to reach an optimal scheduling

Gesbert, David

458

Online People Tagging: Social (Mobile) Network(ing) Services and Work-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social and mobile technologies offer users unprecedented opportunities for communicating, interacting, sharing, meaning-making, content and context generation. And, these affordances are in constant flux driven by a powerful interplay between technological innovation and emerging cultural practices. Significantly, also, they are starting to…

Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert

2012-01-01

459

Miltipath measurements for land mobile satellite service using global positioning system signals  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A proposed multipath system for the land mobile satellite radio channel using the Global Positioning System (GPS) is presented. The measurement technique and equipment used to make multipath measurements on communications links are briefly described. The system configuration and performance specifications of the proposed measurement system are discussed.

Lemmon, John J.

1988-01-01

460

Information Retrieval Quantification of a Mobile Agent-Based Adaptive Information Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: As we migrate from platform-centric computing to network-centering computing, the current state of wide area network technologies are increasingly becoming inefficient to cope with the high demand of service provision and utilization. Users now look forward to anytime anywhere services on the Internet. Various techniques are being researched to address the issue. One such technique involves fading the information

I Ahmed; M. J Sadiq

461

Tracking Service for Mobile Body Sensor Networks Based on Transmission Power Aware Medium Access Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the patients in particular hospital or home area are monitored by wireless body sensor networks, tracking service is also very necessary in some cases. This paper is exploring the ability of wireless body sensor to provide localization service. By concerning with the existing transmission power aware MAC protocol, we propose a localization algorithm based on particle filtering. Further, a

Hongliang Ren; M. Q.-H. Meng; Chao Hu

2007-01-01

462

Mobilizing the Library's Web Presence and Services: A Student-Library Collaboration to Create the Library's Mobile Site and iPhone Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Library Outside the Library group collaborated with the Cornell University Library web site team and student programmers to mobilize the library, creating a mobile version of the library website and an iPhone\\/iPod touch application that bring library resources to handheld devices. A mobile version of the web site was developed using an open-source tool. Requests from mobile devices are

Matthew Connolly; Tony Cosgrave; Baseema B. Krkoska

2010-01-01

463

Drivers of customer intention to use online banking: An empirical study in Vietnam  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous Vietnamese banks have launched online banking services to offer improved service to existing customers and attract new ones. However, online banking new to most people in Vietnam, and rates of adoption of online banking. This study focuses on this issue and attempts to identify the determinants of customer intention to use online banking. A research framework based on the

Jau-Shyong Wang; Thien-Son Pho

2009-01-01

464

Mobile XMPP and cloud service collaboration: An alliance for flexible disaster management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent crises like the Fukushima incident in Japan show that there is a demand for flexible and easy-to-use communication and sensor systems to support post-disaster management (i.e. the organization of actions in the follow-up of disasters), especially when critical infrastructure is affected. This paper introduces a system design that combines mobile XMPP-based and sensor-equipped devices with the flexibility of cloud

Ronny Klauck; Jan Gaebler; Michael Kirsche; Sebastian Schoepke

2011-01-01

465

Mobile video stories  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to test how different narrative structures work in mobile video storytelling applications for creative arts. Especially, we are interested in stories made with the mobile phone and for the mobile phone i.e. they are supposed to be viewed on the mobile phone. In addition, we present a new mobile social video service and demo

Jari Multisilta; Marjo Mäenpää

2008-01-01

466

Brokering based balancing of viewpoints experiences from pre-product development of mobile services  

E-print Network

future technologies will affect the everyday life of people as well as how other viewpoints to be particularly important, since these services lie in the intersection several fields that each currently develop of the viewpoints lies in the language clashes.

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...essential capability for engineering or developmental work calling for the practical application of investigative findings and theories of a scientific or technical nature; or (iii) Contract for supplies or services as are necessary incident to...

2012-10-01

468

Smart Home Mobile RFID-Based Internet-of-Things Systems and Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smart homes can apply new Internet-Of-Things concepts along with RFID technologies for creating ubiquitous services. This paper introduces a novel read-out method for a hierarchical wireless master-slave RFID reader architecture of multi standard NFC (Near Field Communication) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) technologies to build a smart home service system that benefits in terms of cost, energy consumption and complexity.

Mohsen Darianian; Martin Peter Michael

2008-01-01

469

Mobile and Portable Dental Services Catering to the Basic Oral Health Needs of the Underserved Population in Developing Countries: A Proposed Model  

PubMed Central

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

Ganavadiya, R; Chandrashekar, BR; Goel, P; Hongal, SG; Jain, M

2014-01-01

470

Performance analysis of an optimal file transfer protocol for integrated mobile satellite services  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A file-transfer protocol based on the selective-repeat automatic-retransmission-request (ARQ) scheme has been developed for the Mobile Satellite Experiment (MSAT-X). In this protocol, each file is divided into packets, which are error-detected and acknowledge individually. A file can be transferred in either the open- or closed-end connection. In the open-end connection, the file is transmitted continuously according to the selective-repeat scheme until all packets are positively acknowledged; in the closed-end connection, each retransmission will initiate its own connection request. The relationship between the packet size and the average end-to-end delay in the mobile fading environment is investigated. The communications channel uses trellis-coded modulation with symbol interleaving, packet replication, and error detection. The packet error performance in such a channel is evaluated by simulation, and the optimal packet size for various operating conditions is derived, using the simulated results. It is shown that for a symbol-energy-to-noise ratio of 12 dB, each file should be divided into packets of length between 256 bits and 512 bits (excluding the overhead) to minimize the average end-to-end delay.

Wang, Charles C.; Yan, Tsun-Yee

1987-01-01

471

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 reports, and conference proceedings. The rationale for the development of a 'handbook' was to locate the salient and useful results in one single document for use by communications engineers, designers of planned LMSS communications systems, and modelers of propagation effects. Where applicable, the authors have also drawn from the results of other related investigations. A description of sample results contained in this handbook which should be available in the latter part of 1990 is given.

Goldhirsh, Julius; Vogel, Wolfhard J.

1990-01-01

472

Prototype of a Mobile Social Network for Education Using Dynamic Web Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the proposal of a social network site SocialNetLab that belongs to the Department of Computing-Federal University of Sergipe and which aims to locate and notify users of a nearby friend independently of the location technology available in the equipment through dynamic Web Service; to serve as a laboratory for research in…

Hoentsch, Sandra Costa Pinto; Carvalho, Felipe Oliveira; Santos, Luiz Marcus Monteiro de Almeida; Ribeiro, Admilson de Ribamar Lima

2012-01-01

473

MOBILE CODE ENABLED WEB AND GRID SERVICES M.S., Computer Science and Engineering,  

E-print Network

benefit of Web and Grid services is that they provide a uniform implementation- independent mechanism of Philosophy in Computer Science in the Graduate School of Binghamton University State University of New York of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science in the Graduate School of Binghamton

474

Recognition of Skills and Qualifications: Labour Mobility and Trade in Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A skilled and flexible workforce is increasingly identified by governments as key to economic development. With the emergence of a global market in both educational services and labour, agreements on mutual recognition and transparency of skills and qualifications have become important elements of international co-operation. They are often…

Shah, Chandra; Long, Michael; Windle, Joel

2007-01-01

475

76 FR 75523 - Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approved Mobile Transmitting Units and Communications Service...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...rule, on March 1, 2012, the following MTU VMS will no longer be approved for use in Atlantic HMS fisheries: Are Trimble Galaxy 7001 and 7005 and Thrane & Thrane Sailor VMS Silver. Approved E-MTU VMS and Communications Service Providers The...

2011-12-02

476

Lifelong localization of a mobile service-robot in everyday indoor environments using omnidirectional vision  

Microsoft Academic Search

SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) mechanisms are a key component towards advanced service robotics applications. Currently, a major hurdle on the way to lifelong localization is the handling of the ever growing amount of landmarks over time. Therefore, the required resources in terms of memory and processing power are also growing over time.

Siegfried Hochdorfer; Matthias Lutz; Christian Schlegel

2009-01-01

477

Examining small business lending in bank antitrust analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. banking industry has entered an unprecedented period of consolidation and reorganization. This bank merger wave has sparked public policy debate about the desirability of such combinations, particularly in regard to evaluating antitrust considerations. ; More than thirty years ago, legal precedent established the relevant antitrust product market for banking as the cluster of banking products and services. Many

W. Scott Frame

1995-01-01

478

User Acceptance of Internet Banking: An Empirical Study in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing popularity of the Internet in China has created great challenges and opportunities for various business sectors. The banking industry is no exception. To sustain business competitiveness, more and more financial institutions are providing Internet banking services. Thus, there is a need for research to investigate the way in which Internet banking site features ultimately influence online banking usage.

Gang Liu; Yuan-Fang Song; Cheng Qian

2008-01-01

479

Near-toll quality digital speech transmission in the mobile satellite service  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper discusses system considerations for near-toll quality digital speech transmission in a 5 kHz mobile satellite system channel. Tradeoffs are shown for power performance versus delay for a 4800 bps speech compression system in conjunction with a 16 state rate 2/3 trellis coded 8PSK modulation system. The suggested system has an additional 150 ms of delay beyond the propagation delay and requires an E(b)/N(0) of about 7 dB for a Ricean channel assumption with line-of-sight to diffuse component ratio of 10 assuming ideal synchronization. An additional loss of 2 to 3 dB is expected for synchronization in fading environment.

Townes, S. A.; Divsalar, D.

1986-01-01

480

GenBank.  

PubMed

The GenBank nucleotide sequence database now contains sequence data and associated annotation corresponding to 56,000,000 nucleotides in 45,000 entries. The input stream of data coming into the database has largely been shifted to direct submissions from the scientific community on electronic media. The data have been installed in a relational database management system and are made available in this form through on-line access, and through various network and off-line computer-readable media. In addition, GenBank provides the U.S. distribution center for the BIOSCI electronic bulletin board service. PMID:2041806

Burks, C; Cassidy, M; Cinkosky, M J; Cumella, K E; Gilna, P; Hayden, J E; Keen, G M; Kelley, T A; Kelly, M; Kristofferson, D

1991-04-25

481

Hybrid Value Creation in the Sports Industry: The Case of a Mobile Sports Companion as IT-Supported Product-Service-Bundle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integrated product-service packages (hybrid products) can open new markets and target groups to companies. However, existing approaches to service or product development do not sufficiently address simultaneous development and domain-specific issues. A very promising new field for such bundles is the health and fitness industry. In this research, we designed and built an IT-supported training system for running, the Mobile

Jan Marco Leimeister; Uta Franziska Knebel; Helmut Krcmar

2010-01-01

482

47 CFR 22.927 - Responsibility for mobile stations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-10-01

483

Mobile Location-Based Services for Trusted Information in Disaster Management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of the present chapter is to provide location-based services for disaster management. The application involves services related to the safety of the people due to an unexpected event. The current prototype is implemented for a specific issue of disaster management which is road traffic control. The users can ask requests on cell phones or via Internet to the system and get an answer in a display or in textual form. The data are in a central database and every user can input data via virtual tags. The system is based on spatial messages which can be sent from any user to any other in a certain distance. In this way all the users and not a separate source provide the necessary information for a dangerous situation. To avoid any contamination problems we use trust security to check the input to the system and a trust engine model to provide information with a considerable reliability.

Ragia, Lemonia; Deriaz, Michel; Seigneur, Jean-Marc

484

Multi-modal human-robot interface for interaction with a remotely operating mobile service robot  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses requirements for information exchange between a human operator and a semi-autonomous service robot operating in a remote indoor environment. The resulting multimodal HuMan-Robot Interface (MRI) allows specification of various types of robot activities by use of an advanced system for natural spoken user-independent speech understanding and flexible robot command generation. Visual screen-based monitoring and support of complex

Christian Fischer; Günther Schmidt

1997-01-01

485

Effectiveness of mobile-phone short message service (SMS) reminders for ophthalmology outpatient appointments: Observational study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Non-attendance for hospital outpatient appointments is a significant problem in many countries. It causes suboptimal use of clinical and administrative staff and financial losses, as well as longer waiting times. The use of Short Message Service (SMS) appointment reminders potentially offers a cost-effective and time-efficient strategy to decrease non-attendance and so improve the efficiency of outpatient healthcare delivery. METHODS:

Elizabeth Koshy; Josip Car; Azeem Majeed

2008-01-01

486

A privacy service for location-based collaboration among mobile users  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential loss of privacy due to the use of location based applications may be one of the greatest obstacles to their\\u000a wider acceptance. Nevertheless, most research about privacy management to-date has not taken into consideration the complexity\\u000a in the utilization of collaborative applications that may require users’ location sharing among participants. In this article,\\u000a we propose a privacy service

Vagner Sacramento; Markus Endler; Clarisse de Souza

2008-01-01

487

Japanese Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

How did the Japanese achieve their unrivalled position in world banking? This book provides the first full account in English of the banking industry in Japan for the century following the opening of the country to the outside world in 1859. Professor Tamaki begins by considering the period of experimentation during the Meiji Restoration which resulted in the adoption of

Norio Tamaki

488

Banking integration in the euro area  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an assessment of the degree of integration in banking services in the euro area. It diverges from the typical analysis on integration in the financial sector by focusing on the main financial products and services provided by banks to corporate and personal clients rather than on financial markets. As the “law-of-one-price” concept is often not applicable to

Inês Cabral; Frank Dierick; Jukka Vesala

2002-01-01

489

Application of neural networks to channel assignment for cellular CDMA networks with multiple services and mobile base stations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of artificial neural networks to the channel assignment problem for cellular code- division multiple access (CDMA) telecommunications systems is considered. CDMA takes advantage of voice activity and spatial isolation because its capacity is only interference limited, unlike time-division multiple access (TDMA) and frequency-division multiple access (FDMA) where capacities are bandwidth limited. Any reduction in interference in CDMA translates linearly into increased capacity. FDMA and TDMA use a frequency reuse pattern as a method to increase capacity, while CDMA reuses the same frequency for all cells and gains a reuse efficiency by means of orthogonal codes. The latter method can improve system capacity by factors of four to six over digital TDMA or FDMA. Cellular carriers are planning to provide multiple communication services using CDMA in the next generation cellular system infrastructure. The approach of this study is the use of neural network methods for automatic and local network control, based on traffic behavior in specific cell cites and demand history. The goal is to address certain problems associated with the management of mobile and personal communication services in a cellular radio communications environment. In planning a cellular radio network, the operator assigns channels to the radio cells so that the probability of the processed carrier-to-interference ratio, CII, exceeding a predefined value is sufficiently low. The RF propagation, determined from the topography and infrastructure in the operating area, is used in conjunction with the densities of expected communications traffic to formulate interference constraints. These constraints state which radio cells may use the same code (channel) or adjacent channels at a time. The traffic loading and the number of service grades can also be used to calculate the number of required channels (codes) for each cell. The general assignment problem is the task of assigning the required number of channels to each cell such that these constraints are satisfied. This study applies and extends the Hopfield-Tank neural network models to the channel assignment problem for both uniform and non-homogeneous cellular CDMA network topologies. These models are shown to be applicable to future networks that provide multiple types of service, dynamic demand, and mobile base stations. The derived algorithms minimize energy functions representing interference constraints and traffic demand based on local data at the cell sites. The primary objectives of the approach are to increase the forward and reverse link capacities and to distribute selected management tasks at the Mobile Telecommunications Switching Office to the cell sites. The structure of the resulting neural network algorithms have the advantage of inherent parallelism and the potential for extension to a wide range of interference criteria. Two cases are considered. In the first case, traffic demands are uniform over the radio cells, while the radio cells are assumed to be a fixed hexagonal pattern. The second case corresponds to an urban cellular radio environment, where the location of the radio cells are not homogeneous and the spatial distribution of traffic demand are non-uniform.

Hortos, William S.

1996-03-01

490

Turning a blind eye: the mobilization of radiology services in resource-poor regions  

PubMed Central

While primary care, obstetrical, and surgical services have started to expand in the world's poorest regions, there is only sparse literature on the essential support systems that are required to make these operations function. Diagnostic imaging is critical to effective rural healthcare delivery, yet it has been severely neglected by the academic, public, and private sectors. Currently, a large portion of the world's population lacks access to any form of diagnostic imaging. In this paper we argue that two primary imaging modalities--diagnostic ultrasound and X-Ray--are ideal for rural healthcare services and should be scaled-up in a rapid and standardized manner. Such machines, if designed for resource-poor settings, should a) be robust in harsh environmental conditions, b) function reliably in environments with unstable electricity, c) minimize radiation dangers to staff and patients, d) be operable by non-specialist providers, and e) produce high-quality images required for accurate diagnosis. Few manufacturers are producing ultrasound and X-Ray machines that meet the specifications needed for rural healthcare delivery in resource-poor regions. A coordinated effort is required to create demand sufficient for manufacturers to produce the desired machines and to ensure that the programs operating them are safe, effective, and financially feasible. PMID:20946643

2010-01-01

491

5 CFR 630.1015 - Movement between voluntary leave bank and leave transfer programs.  

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2014-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1014 - Movement between voluntary leave bank programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1014 - Movement between voluntary leave bank programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1015 - Movement between voluntary leave bank and leave transfer programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1014 - Movement between voluntary leave bank programs.  

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2014-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1015 - Movement between voluntary leave bank and leave transfer programs.  

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2013-01-01

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2012-01-01

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2013-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1015 - Movement between voluntary leave bank and leave transfer programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-01-01

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5 CFR 630.1014 - Movement between voluntary leave bank programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-01-01