Note: This page contains sample records for the topic mobile banking services from Science.gov.
While these samples are representative of the content of Science.gov,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of Science.gov
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.
Last update: November 12, 2013.
1

Consumer's expectations from mobile CRM services: a banking context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the primary concerns of a customer when they use mobile banking services and identify factors that can be used for making better mobile customer relationship management (mobile CRM) services in banking. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper empirically explores the underlying factors by the application of exploratory factor analysis.

Purnima S. Sangle; Preety Awasthi

2011-01-01

2

Predicting young consumers' take up of mobile banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nicole Koenig-Lewis; Adrian Palmer; Alexander Moll

2010-01-01

3

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

4

Research of Mobile Banking Service in China: A Cross Rode of Communication Technology and Financial Innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research and comparative of the experiences that mobile phone banking business developed in different countries demonstrates that with the development of communication technology and its support, phone banking as a combination of electronic money and mobile communications has become an example that IT leads the development of finance. After exploring lots of convenience and advantages that mobile banking can

Sheng Min; Chi Fei

2009-01-01

5

Public key infrastructure for mobile banking security  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advantage of mobile penetration enables mobile operators to provide value added service such as mobile banking, GPRS based interactive application and enhanced security in the internet bsanking etc. This however, requires robust End-to-End security solutions. Mobile banking is attractive because it is a convenient approach to perform banking from any where any time, but there are security concerns in

C. Narendiran; S. Albert Rabara; N. Rajendran

2009-01-01

6

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

7

Effect of trust level on mobile banking satisfaction: a multi-group analysis of information system success instruments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile banking is increasingly being used for banking service applications. However, few empirical studies have been conducted on mobile banking services. Therefore, the current study focuses on whether or not trust in mobile banking influences the relationship between customer satisfaction and perceptions of the system quality, information quality and information presentation of mobile banking. Using the partial least squares approach,

Namho Chung; Soon Jae Kwon

2009-01-01

8

Mobile banking rollout in emerging markets: evidence from Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate the perceived obstacles to the adoption of mobile banking services among Brazilian internet users and search for patterns according to socio-demographics variables. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected through an online survey involving the internet banking customers of a major Brazilian bank. A total of 3,585 usable cases were collected from

Pedro Cruz; Lineu Barretto Filgueiras Neto; Pablo Muñoz-Gallego; Tommi Laukkanen

2010-01-01

9

Personalized Electronic Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalization is without a doubt a promising area that might be able to answer some of the burning questions that Internet banking must deal with today and even more in the days to come. The possibilities of personalization are not yet fully utilized, nor is there sufficient hands-on experience or research-based knowledge about the most advanced ideas of how to

Mika Hiltunen; Leo Heng; Linda Helgesen

10

Service Credit Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Informal care provided by family and friends is widely recognized as one of the key factors in keeping long-term care financially manageable for individuals as well as for public programs. Sociodemographic trends predict that the demand for formal and informal home care services among the elderly will increase faster than the supply. Programs that allow volunteers to earn credits later

Teresa A. Coughlin; Mark R. Meiners

1990-01-01

11

Viscoelastic polymer bank with improved mobility control  

SciTech Connect

A viscoelastic polymer such as polyacrylamide is first prehydrated in an aqueous fluid having a low degree of hardness and the prehydrated viscoelastic polymer solution is mixed with hard brine to provide a polymer bank with improved mobility control. This improved mobility control is obtained by mixing the hard brine with the prehydrated viscoelastic polymer at high volume ratios of hard brine to the polymer.

Hammett, R.E.

1981-04-21

12

ELECTRONIC BANKING - ADVANTAGES FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES DELIVERY  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-banking is a fully automatic service for traditionally banking customer's products based on information technology platforms. E-banking services provide customer access to accounts, the ability to move their money between different accounts or making payments via e-channels. The advantages generated by this services have determined an accelerate developing of this industry over the entire world. This paper examines some of

Bojan Daniela; Mutu Simona; Paun Dragos

2010-01-01

13

HOW PERSONAL VALUES DETERMINE CONSUMER RESISTANCE TO MOBILE BANKING?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study is to examine the role of personal values in consumer resistance to mobile banking innovation. A large Internet survey was implemented and 1,151 usable responses among mobile banking non-users collected. Following the theory of innovation resistance five barriers, namely Usage barrier, Value barrier, Risk barrier, Tradition barrier and Image barrier to mobile banking adoption was

Tommi Laukkanen; Suvi Sinkkonen; Marke Kivijärvi; Pekka Laukkanen

14

Experiences with "self service" electronic blood banking.  

PubMed

Electronic verification of ABO compatibility (computer crossmatching) has been accepted as the crossmatching procedure for patients without clinically significant alloantibodies. Computer crossmatching offers several advantages over the immediate spin crossmatch and enables the setting up of a self service blood banking system. Self service blood banking saves manpower, improves crossmatch/transfusion(C/T) ratio and makes the maximum surgical blood ordering schedule (MSBOS) redundant. Blood banking service can also be provided at satellite hospitals without stationing blood banking staff there. We have also developed a novel self service system that does not require expensive computer hardware and networking. PMID:9704477

Cheng, G

1998-01-01

15

Comparing Consumer Resistance to Mobile Banking in Finland and Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares two distinct European countries namely Finland and Portugal in terms of consumer resistance to mobile\\u000a banking services. We explored how the five adoption barriers namely usage, value, risk, tradition and image, derived from\\u000a the earlier literature, differ between these two countries. Using an Internet questionnaire a total of 3.597 usable responses\\u000a was collected. A confirmatory factor analysis

Tommi Laukkanen; Pedro Cruz

2009-01-01

16

Chinese Consumers’ Attitudes and Adoption of Online and Mobile Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter examines the market demand for online and mobile banking in China. The results are presented and discussed, based\\u000a on a consumer survey conducted in six major Chinese cities. Consumer behaviour, attitude, motivation and cultural influences\\u000a are studied in relation to Chinese adoption of these services. The chapter is organised as follows: it starts with an overview\\u000a of new

Sylvie Laforet

17

Bank Service Quality (BSQ) Index : An indicator of service performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to design and validate a new measuring instrument of service quality, and ultimately to establish a national service quality index for the banking sector. The primary contribution is the insight offered regarding what factors affect service quality and the BSQ Index, a national indicator reflecting the level of service quality within the banking sector. Design\\/methodology\\/approach

Firdaus Abdullah; Rosita Suhaimi; Gluma Saban; Jamil Hamali

2011-01-01

18

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

19

Customer perceived value in banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

20

76 FR 68440 - Federal Reserve Bank Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...separately reflected in comparison with the GDP price index. 5. 2012 Price Index...Reserve Banks'' priced services with the GDP price index. Compared with the price index...comparison, for the period 2002 to 2010, the GDP price index...

2011-11-04

21

Service quality models in banking: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to appraise various service quality models and identify issues for future research based on the analysis of literature. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines 14 different service quality models reported in the literature applicable to the banking sector. The critical review of the different service quality models is intended to compile the various

Jaya Sangeetha; S. Mahalingam

2011-01-01

22

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

23

Service Composition for Mobile Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service Composition, that is, the development of customized services by discovering, integrating and executing existing services has received a lot of attention in the last couple of years with respect to wired-infrastructure or Internet web services. With the advancement in the wireless technology and rapid deployment of mobile devices, we envision that in the near future wirelessly connected mobile devices

Dipanjan Chakraborty; Anupam Joshi; Timothy W. Finin; Yelena Yesha

2005-01-01

24

Mobile-Aware Web Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasing demand for services for mobile customers has resulted in the need to develop Web services clients that could be used from mobile devices as well as from PCs, which to date has been the main focus for developers. In this paper we propose an aspect-oriented approach which allows services to be invoked ubiquitously from different type of devices

Guadalupe Ortiz; Alfonso García de Prado

2009-01-01

25

Role of the Electronic Banking Services on the Profits of Jordanian Banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims at examining the effects of electronic banking on bank's profitability in Jordan. How banking sector finds itself before a new fact imposed by technology revolution and digits to change their work mechanisms from traditional means to electronic means and the challenges banks face as a result. Furthermore, this study investigates the reasons behinds providing electronic banking services

Ahmad Zakaria Siam

2006-01-01

26

Location Based Services Enterprise Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main concept of location based services enterprise mobility (LBS-EM) is to grab the information of location based objects, which are specified such as restaurant, hospitals, IT companies etc, and the same to view on the mobile device. LBS works similar to the yellow pages where you have to search for the specified object. To avail a beneficial mobile access

Vimal Joy; S. Sridevi; P. Vimal Laxman

2008-01-01

27

Bandit Banks: Financial Services and Organized Crime  

Microsoft Academic Search

The BCCI scandal revealed that international control of banks is lax and that governments, as well as organized crime, need the services of financial institutions. This paper focused on a precursor to BCCI by analyzing the case of the Banco Ambrosiano in Italy. Roberto Calvi took the Banco Ambrosiano to expansion and success; but in the process he let organized

Maurice Punch

1993-01-01

28

77 FR 66980 - Federal Reserve Bank Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...separately reflected in comparison with the GDP price index. 5. 2013 Price Index--Figure...Reserve Banks' priced services with the GDP price index. Compared with the price index...comparison, for the period 2003 to 2011, the GDP price index increased 20 percent....

2012-11-08

29

75 FR 67731 - Federal Reserve Bank Services  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...indexes of fees for the Reserve Banks' priced services with the GDP price index. Compared with the price index for 2010, the price...68 percent. In comparison, for the period 2001 to 2009, the GDP price index increased 21 percent. [[Page...

2010-11-03

30

47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...7 Mobile services. The following are mobile services within the meaning of sections 3(n) and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 153(n), 332. (a) Public mobile services (part 22 of this chapter), including fixed...

2011-10-01

31

47 CFR 20.7 - Mobile services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...7 Mobile services. The following are mobile services within the meaning of sections 3(n) and 332 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 153(n), 332. (a) Public mobile services (part 22 of this chapter), including fixed...

2012-10-01

32

Grid mobile service: using mobile software agents in grid mobile service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the shortages of static grid service in grid computing, a new paradigm of grid service (for brief, GS) - grid mobile service (GMS) is proposed and deeply studied in our lab. GMS provides a series of standard interfaces and conforms to OGSA's conventions to provide the intelligent mobile code service. Based on intelligent mobile software agent and grid

Shang-Fen Guo; Wei Zhang; Dan Ma; Wen-Li Zhang

2004-01-01

33

Customers' Perspectives of Service Quality in Internet Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the potential dimensions of Internet service quality and examines its impact on customer satisfaction and customer behavioral intentions in the banking context in Mauritius. Internet banking service quality is operationalized by adapting the SERVQUAL model. The field research, which resulted in 242 valid questionnaires, was conducted among Internet banking customers. The findings revealed four analytical dimensions using

Prabha Ramseook-Munhurrun; Perunjodi Naidoo

2011-01-01

34

The mobile phone as a link to formal financial services: findings from Uganda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Banking has been touted as revolutionary in the developing world with its capacity to extend financial services access to the unbanked. However, the scope of the financial services offered on the mobile backbone has been at best optimistic and under-developed, spanning typically microtransfer, micropayment and remittance services. As the literature continues to exhort the benefits of long-term, reliable and

Ishita Ghosh

2012-01-01

35

User acceptance of mobile TV services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile digital television technology facilitates broadcast TV on a mobile phone as well as interactive add-on services provided on top of the selected TV channel. In this paper we describe the results of a six-month field trial where 27 users were evaluating commercially available mobile TV services and 10 different pilot services. Mobile TV found a role in the everyday

Eija Kaasinen; Minna Kulju; Tuomo Kivinen; Virpi Oksman

2009-01-01

36

Service connectivity architecture for mobile augmented reality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile augmented reality can be utilized in a number of different services, and it provides a lot of added value compared to the interfaces used in mobile multimedia today. Intelligent service connectivity architecture is needed for the emerging commercial mobile augmented reality services, to guarantee mobility and interoperability on a global scale. Some of the key responsibilities of this architecture

Tuukka Turunen; Tino Pyssysalo; Juha Roening

2001-01-01

37

Service quality measurement in the Chinese corporate banking market  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to construct a measurement instrument to capture service quality in the Chinese corporate banking market. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To create the measurement instrument, Chinese Banking Service Quality (CBSQ), constructs are utilised from the generic service quality literature and Chinese business culture. In addition, 18 financial managers were interviewed to identify how other aspects

Xin Guo; Angus Duff; Mario Hair

2008-01-01

38

A FRAMEWORK FOR PROVIDING MOBILE WEB SERVICES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web services are moving towards mobile world as a new emerging technology for applications communication. Mobile devices can operate as service consumers or service providers. Most approaches nowadays support consuming web services from mobile devices. This paper introduces a new framework called \\

Australia B. Suleiman

39

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

40

Nature and Interactivity of Mobile Banking Applications: A Typology Based on the Canadian-American Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research presents a first typology for mobile banking applications. Combining the dimensions of nature with the degree of interactivity, a four-cell matrix presents the following types: Transactive, Transpassive, Informactive and Infopassive. A survey of existing mobile banking applications in Canada and the United was performed to validate the typology and to offer a picture of the current mobile banking

Maxime Trudel; Harold Boeck; Mylène Bastonnais; Charley Rabec; Maxime St-Jean Bergeron

2011-01-01

41

Service, investment, and risk management performance in commercial banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chih-Ching Yang

2012-01-01

42

Mobile Internet Services from Consumers' Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elaborating on the rapid evolution of mobile internet services in Korea, this article investigates consumers' perceptions and attitudes toward mobile Internet services through person-to-person questionnaires. The study tried to find out “how” consumers perceived different mobile services from the consumers perspectives: expectation, satisfaction, and fulfillment of that expectation. A new construct of perceived fulfillment of expectation was suggested in the

Seongil Lee

2009-01-01

43

47 CFR 20.9 - Commercial mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-10-01 false Commercial mobile radio service. 20.9 Section 20.9 Telecommunication... COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES § 20.9 Commercial mobile radio service. (a) The following mobile...

2009-10-01

44

47 CFR 20.9 - Commercial mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 false Commercial mobile radio service. 20.9 Section 20.9 Telecommunication... COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICES § 20.9 Commercial mobile radio service. (a) The following mobile...

2010-10-01

45

Securing agent-based e-banking services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Services being developed by the EU Agentcities project require, and would benefit from having security. This document focuses on analysing and specifying agent security services for an Agentcities banking service. In the first version of this service we support core requirements of message confidentiality, message integrity and agent authentication. An authorisation model will be closely linked to the authentication model

Juan Jim Tan; Stefan Poslad; Leonid Titkov

46

Securing Agent-Based e-Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Services being developed by the EU Agentcities project require, and would benefit from having security. This paper focuses on analysing and speci- fying agent security services for an Agentcities e-Banking service. In this ver- sion of the service we have defined a set of requirements for core, general and Multi-Multi Agent Systems (MMAS) scenarios to support confidentiality, in- tegrity, and

Juan Jim Tan; Leonid Titkov; Stefan Poslad

2002-01-01

47

M-banking in developing markets: competitive and regulatory implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Mobile banking (M-banking) involves the use of a mobile phone or another mobile device to undertake financial transactions linked to a client's account. M-banking is one of the newest approaches to the provision of financial services through information communication technology (ICT), made possible by the widespread adoption of mobile phones even in low income countries. Emerging mobile banking

Jamie Anderson

2010-01-01

48

Ambidexterity in Service Organizations: Reference Models from the Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the literature on ambidexterity in service organizations with a specific focus on the banking industry. We identify three key, cross-unit bank processes: governance (bank headquarters), sales (branch processes) and operations (ICT and facilities to support local (branch) and inter-unit (headquarters-to-branch) tasks). We suggest a framework that incorporates three main “reference models”, from an organizational design perspective. Model

Marco Marabelli; Chiara Frigerio; Federico Rajola

2012-01-01

49

Satellite mobile data service for Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

50

Resource dependencies in mobile services value networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

As mobile infrastructures of 3G and beyond are evolving rapidly, the next generation of mobile Internet services is on its way. Developing and commercializing these mobile Internet services requires a broad set of resources and capabilities ranging from the basic telecommunication network to specific applications, user data and interesting content. As operators, content providers and application developers do not possess

Mark de Reuver; Harry Bouwman

2008-01-01

51

Medical mobile to web services application  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile communication systems of today provide increased availability, minituarization and enhanced data rates. This emergence is expected to enhance the deployment of mobile systems in the health services. This paper intends to explain the medical mobile to Web service application developed using the Java Micro Edition (J2ME) application platform. It involves the development of a MySQL medical database for Alzheimer

S. F. S. Adnan; H. Hashim

2009-01-01

52

Key drivers of internet banking services use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the determinants of internet banking use, paying special attention to the role of product involvement, perceived risk and trust. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The impact of trust, perceived risks, product involvement and TAM beliefs (ease of use and usefulness) on internet banking adoption is tested through structural equation modelling techniques. The sample

Joaquín Aldás-manzano; Carlos Lassala-navarré; Carla Ruiz-mafé; Silvia Sanz-blas

2009-01-01

53

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chian-Son Yu

54

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

55

Mobile Services for Broke Libraries: 10 Steps to Mobile Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

All libraries can provide quality mobile services to their users with little time, money, or technical expertise. As mobile use grows exponentially in our communities, we have to ask ourselves how the library can better connect users with information, entertainment, and services. This 10-step list is a good start.

Sarah Houghton

2012-01-01

56

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eduardo Torres; Arturo Z. Vásquez-Párraga

57

Dynamic Deployment of Services for Service-Based Mobile Ecosystem  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile devices are widely accepted as a convergence machine which provides both cell phone capability and a lightweight computing capability. However, mobile devices have a major drawback of limited computing power and resources such as main memory and battery life. Service-based mobile applications are emerged as an efficient solution to overcome this limitation of mobile devices. On the other hand,

Jae Yoo Lee; Ho Joong Lee; Duc Vinh Tien Tran; Hyun Jung La; Soo Dong Kim

2011-01-01

58

Exploring consumer attitudes towards mobile music services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emerging capabilities of mobile telephony provide a promising alternative commerce channel, contributing to the configuration of the appropriate conditions for the forthcoming communication industry convergence. Elaborating on the rapid evolutions in the mobile commerce landscape, this paper investigates consumer attitudes towards mobile music services through an exploratory research approach conducted in Finland, UK and Greece. The objective of this

Pavlos Vlachos; Adam P Vrechopoulos; Georgios Doukidis

2003-01-01

59

Satellite Mobile Data Service for Canada.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 test...

G. R. Egan D. J. Sward

1990-01-01

60

Continuous Service: Mobile Services for Travel Counseling  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe a first investigation of continuous service for travel agencies that addresses an often neglected service part of a travel customer cycle: the trip itself. In a user-centred design process, we have developed a service and a system prototype to test our proposed design goals and system design, as well as the service in a realistic

Susanne Schmidt-Rauch; Michael Keller; Gerhard Schwabe

2010-01-01

61

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Minority Bank...a continuing information collection...the Financial Management Service solicits...Records and Information Management Branch...

2012-07-24

62

Service connectivity architecture for mobile augmented reality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile augmented reality can be utilized in a number of different services, and it provides a lot of added value compared to the interfaces used in mobile multimedia today. Intelligent service connectivity architecture is needed for the emerging commercial mobile augmented reality services, to guarantee mobility and interoperability on a global scale. Some of the key responsibilities of this architecture are to find suitable service providers, to manage the connection with and utilization of such providers, and to allow smooth switching between them whenever the user moves out of the service area of the service provider she is currently connected to. We have studied the potential support technologies for such architectures and propose a way to create an intelligent service connectivity architecture based on current and upcoming wireless networks, an Internet backbone, and mechanisms to manage service connectivity in the upper layers of the protocol stack. In this paper, we explain the key issues of service connectivity, describe the properties of our architecture, and analyze the functionality of an example system. Based on these, we consider our proposition a good solution to the quest for global interoperability in mobile augmented reality services.

Turunen, Tuukka; Pyssysalo, Tino; Roening, Juha

2001-06-01

63

Users' adoption of mobile services: Preference and location personalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topic of mobile services has piqued the interest of practitioners. Mobile service providers invest many resources to provide mobile services of higher quality in the hope of gaining more business opportunities and higher customer satisfaction. They often increase the service quality through the use of personalization, i.e., generating customized mobile content for each individual. Despite the proliferation of mobile

Shuk Ying Ho; S. B. Bull

2010-01-01

64

MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE MANAGEMENT: KEY ISSUES AND MARKET TRENDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The competition among mobile telecommunications carriers is getting very fierce and the issue of efficient mobile telecommunications service management is becoming a key factor to the success of satisfying diverse service subscribers' requirements. In this paper, we address key issues and market trend of mobile telecommunications service management. Several key issues of mobile service management for mobile telecommunications carriers including

Young B. Choi; Jason Kelske; Rakesh Patel; Ritual Walia

2004-01-01

65

A reliable and valid measurement scale for the perceived service quality of banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes a study performed in Canada to develop a reliable and valid scale for the measurement of the perceived service quality of bank services. A sample of retail banking customers was questioned. The proposed scale is called banking service quality (BSQ) and comprises 31 items which span six dimensions: effectiveness and assurance; access; price; tangibles; services portfolio and reliability.

Kamilia Bahia; Jacques Nantel

2000-01-01

66

From WAP Services to Mobile Video: Trends in Mobile Services in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

For a long time Finland was seen as the most successful country in Europe in terms of the adoption and use of advanced mobile services. This paper discusses trends in service adoption. We discuss the development in the Finnish telecommunication market and trends in actual and future user behaviour with regard to three groups of mobile services. Based on survey's

Harry Bouwman; Christer Carlsson; Francisco J. Molina-castillo

2007-01-01

67

Social interaction features for mobile TV services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores social interaction features for Mobile Broadcast TV services. On behalf of a paired user study we evaluate peer interaction enablers such as text- and audio-chat, synchronized zapping and \\

Raimund Schatz; Sebastian Egger

2008-01-01

68

Bank Customers' Channel Preferences for Requesting Account Balances  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic applications in banking have enhanced customers' ability to control the balances and latest transactions of their bank accounts. Many banks today offer this service also via mobile channel further improving customers' capability to use the service anytime anywhere. This paper analyses online bank customers', namely Internet and mobile users', diverse electronic channel preferences for requesting account balances. Conjoint analysis

Tommi Laukkanen

2007-01-01

69

Exploring consumers' reactions towards innovative mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how projective techniques – in particular cartoon tests – give useful insights when used as a tool for conducting marketing research into innovative products and services. The paper presents results from four studies on mobile services that were conducted with cartoon tests. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using specially developed cartoon tests on

Philipp Broeckelmann

2010-01-01

70

Mobile Web service provisioning in peer to peer environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the advances in cellular devices and mobile technologies, now it has become possible to host Web Services (WS) on mobile devices. Web services have a broad range of service clients, whereas mobile phones have a large and expanding number of user bases. Therefore, combining these two trends by exploiting mobile devices as service providers is a promising next

Mahbub Hassan

2009-01-01

71

Secure Mobile Code Execution Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile code refers to programs that come into a host com- puter over the network and start to execute with or without user's knowl- edge or consent. Because these programs run in the execution context of the user that downloads them, they can issue any system calls that the user is allowed to make, and thus pose a serious security

Tzi-cker Chiueh; Lap-chung Lam; Yang Yu; Pi-yuan Cheng

2004-01-01

72

Secure Mobile Code Execution Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile code refers to programs that come into a host computer over the network and start to execute with or without a user's knowledge or consent. Because these programs run in the execution context of the user that downloads them, they can issue any system calls that the user is allowed to make, and thus pose a serious security threat

Lap-chung Lam; Yang Yu; Tzi-cker Chiueh

2006-01-01

73

Oregon's Mobility Needs: Social Service Provider Survey. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the Social Service Provider Study were to: (1) Determine the extent to which social service agencies serve the mobility impaired population. (2) Determine the type of mobility impairments present in populations served by social service a...

1999-01-01

74

Mobile consultant: evaluation of additional services.  

PubMed

As the need for mobility in the medical world increases, newer systems and applications came to light; many of them based on wireless and mobile networks. PDA based systems were presented in the past, capable of videoconferencing and transmitting high quality images between a roaming consultant and a fixed point in the hospital. These systems not only had desirable characteristics but also incorporated additional services that were found of value: paging, Voice over IP calling, Internet, email, intranet, patient record update, etc This paper presents an engineering and clinical evaluation of those additional services based on both objective and subjective criteria. It concludes that such complementary services can be desirable as they increase personnel mobility, utilize the hospital resources more efficiently while at the same time increase productivity and decrease the cost of hardware and communications. PMID:18002803

Banitsas, Konstantinos; Georgiadis, Pantelis; Tachakra, Sapal; Cavouras, Dionisis

2007-01-01

75

CREATING VALUE-ADDED SERVICES FOR BANK CUSTOMERS USING INTELLIGENT DOCUMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most processes in banks are usually carried out product-driven and less customer-centered. With neglecting a consistent alignment of the bank's business processes with the processes of their cus- tomers, most banks forgo the opportunity to gain competitive advantages. By providing Value- Added Services (VAS) to customers banks can differentiate themselves from their competitors. This paper presents and examines a new

Juergen Moormann; Claudia Wilkerling

2006-01-01

76

VOLARE: Adaptive Web Service Discovery Middleware for Mobile Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the recent advent and widespread use of smart mobile devices, the flexibility and versatility offered by Service Oriented Architecture's (SOA) makes it an ideal approach to use in the rapidly changing mobile environment. However, the mobile setting presents a set of new challenges that service discovery methods developed for non- mobile environments cannot address. The requirements a mobile client

Panagiotis Papakos; David S. Rosenblum; Arun Mukhija; Licia Capra

2009-01-01

77

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

78

EUTELTRACS: The European land mobile satellite service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

EUTELTRACS is Europe's first commercially operated land mobile satellite service. EUTELTRACS provides an integrated message exchange and position reporting service for the European transportation industry with the aim of increasing cost effectiveness, radically improving efficiency and security and enhancing business flexibility. The architecture of the system is described, outlining the accuracy of the position determination, and an overview of the commercial deployment of EUTELTRACS is given.

Colcy, Jean-Noel; Steinhaeuser, Rafael; Mock, Kimberly

1992-07-01

79

Mobile and Outreach Library Services in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Edited version of a poster session presented at the 68th IFLA General Conference, 18–24 August 2002, Glasgow, Scotland. Briefly describes: the mobile library service and book houses of the Bangkok Metropolitan Municipality; floating libraries and information and educational services on elephants of the Department of Non-Formal Education, Ministry Of Education; library trains for homeless children provided by the Railway Police

Aree Cheunwattana

2003-01-01

80

Strategic Application of Information and Communication Technology for Effective Service Delivery in Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem statement: This study deals with strategic application of info rmation and communication technology for effective service deli very in banking industry. Approach: This study emphasized on the advantages and disadvantages in using digital ICTs in banking activities for effective service delivery. Results: Solving complex problems in banking requires the expertise knowledge of several individuals scattered all over remote areas

O. O. Adeosun; T. H. Adeosun; I. A. Adetunde

2009-01-01

81

Mobile cosmetics advisor: an imaging based mobile service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-02-01

82

Health Services Mobility Study, Plan of Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine ways and means of facilitating horizontal and vertical mobility within New York City's Health Services Administration and selected private hospitals, a systems approach was adopted. Methodology for manpower development and training in an organizational setting related to the educational system and other accrediting institutions will…

City Univ. of New York Research Foundation, NY.

83

A Marketing Model for Mobile Wireless Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Mobile data services integrate handheld and Internet technologies to create new value propositions (Keen and Mackenzie 2001), in a social context, over time (Rogers 1995) Yet, this value can only be realised through new behaviours, including acquiring the enabling technology, learning to use it, applying it to solve problems or add value in everyday life, and communicating what one

A. Lee Gilbert; Jon D. Kendall

2003-01-01

84

Securing mobile commerce interactions through secure mobile web services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The provision of data communications via Public Land Mobile Networks employing the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology has opened up m-commerce opportunities for businesses. However, security concerns with wireless technologies are inhibiting the adoption of m-commerce by business. We show how a sole reliance on the security provided inherently within GPRS networks is inadequate for m-commerce activity. GPRS networks

T. Moyo; B. Irwin; M. Wright

85

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Production, Inc., Best Energy Services, Inc., Community Central Bank Corporation, Explortex Energy, Inc., HemoBioTech...accurate information concerning the securities of Community Central Bank Corporation because it has not filed any periodic...

2013-09-20

86

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-08-10

87

Teleglobe's international Mobile Earth Terminal service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Duchoeny, Joel

88

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

89

A Mobile-Based Service for Building Social Networks for Mobile Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, social networks become popular with the emerging of web-based social networking services. Recently, several mobile services are developed to connect users to their favourite social networks such as Face book, Twitter, Flickr, etc. However, these services depends upon the existing web based social networks. In this paper, we present a mobile service called Mobil ink for joining groups across

Faisal Alkhateeb

2012-01-01

90

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

91

Mobile Geographical Information Services for 3G Phone User  

Microsoft Academic Search

With development and deployment of information and telecommunication technologies integrated with lightweight mobile devices, pinpointing location on the move has become a common exercise. The integration of geospatial information and mobile Internet is simultaneity driven by market demands and technologies. Mobile geographical information service extends unlimited information on the Internet and the powerful service functions of GIS to mobile devices

Anliang Ning; Fanshun Meng; Mingzhu Liu

2008-01-01

92

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

93

Consumer Adoption of Mobile Internet Services: An Exploratory Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pingjun Jiang

2009-01-01

94

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...maintaining banking services due to the perception that their businesses posed a high...financing. In 2006, FinCEN...created by the Annunzio-Wylie...consisting of industry, regulatory...participants for the purpose of engaging in open dialogue...Provision of Banking Services to Money Services Businesses, 71 FR...

2011-07-21

95

Cross-Cultural Service Quality Expectations in the Retail Banking Sector: A Study of  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service quality has become a primary competitive weapon for banks to achieve success in the market place with commonly undifferentiated products. For International banks, however, pursuing a superior service quality strategy could be particularly challenging as cross-national customers may have different attitudes about service expectations fashioned by cultural and social norms. This article investigates the cultural and gender influences on

Pierre P. Balestrini; Fangbing Huo

2005-01-01

96

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

97

Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS) test plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A test program is described which will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration to support the validation of Standards and Recommended Practices being developed for the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service by the International Civil Aviation Organization. A description of the Communication Test Facility is also presented which will be used to perform the tests. A brief description is also included of each test to be performed along with setup and data to be recorded.

Sandlin, Sean M.

1991-05-01

98

Facilitating Mobile Service Provisioning in IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Using Service Oriented Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an extension of the IMS software architecture using a service orientation, which provides flexibility\\u000a of mobile service provisioning. The suggested extension facilitates composition of new mobile services in run-time based on\\u000a the existing services and enables the end users to become mobile service providers. Moreover, it enables addition of new mobile\\u000a services with plug-n-play similar to an

Igor Radovanovic; Amit Ray; Johan Lukkien; Michel R. V. Chaudron

2007-01-01

99

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kari Pikkarainen; Tero Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

2006-01-01

100

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

101

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

102

Performance Analysis of Mobile Web Service Partitioning Frameworks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hosting Web services on mobile and wireless devices is challenging because of their limited resources. A few efforts made in the past to facilitate hosting of Web services on mobile devices support only basic Web service standards and are not capable of executing Web service applications involving complex business processes. Partitioning a WS application to offload a part of the

Muhammad Asif; Shikharesh Majumdar

2008-01-01

103

A New Mobile Spatial Information Service Grid Computing Model Based on Mobile Agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new mobile computing model of spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the model, including mobile agent (MA) mobile computing, grid computing, location based service (LBS), global positioning system (GPS), and wireless communication technologies, such as, general packet radio service (GPRS), transfer control protocol\\/Internet protocol (TCP\\/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP).

Tian Gen; Li Jin-fang

2009-01-01

104

A comparative study on e-banking services between China and USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a comparative study about the issues in the current e-banking services among the young consumers between two nations: China vs. USA. As the attitude and usage of young consumers will be a good indicator for the trend of e-banking service in the future, and different cultures and traditions will play a role in the development of e-banking

Jiaqin Yang; Li Cheng; Xia Luo

2009-01-01

105

Internet vs mobile services: comparisons of gender and ethnicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hyun-Hwa Lee; Seung-Eun Lee

2010-01-01

106

User-Generated Content: The Case for Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Enabling user-generated services could help fuel the mobile revolution. Web sites that enable the sharing of user- generated content such as photos and videos are immensely popular, and their use is on the rise. Technologies that enable Web sites to support the creation, sharing, and deployment of user-generated mobile services could be key factors in the spread of the mobile

Christian S. Jensen; Carmen Ruiz Vicente; Rico Wind

2008-01-01

107

Validation of a mobility item bank for older patients in primary care  

PubMed Central

Background To develop and validate an item bank to measure mobility in older people in primary care and to analyse differential item functioning (DIF) and differential bundle functioning (DBF) by sex. Methods A pool of 48 mobility items was administered by interview to 593 older people attending primary health care practices. The pool contained four domains based on the International Classification of Functioning: changing and maintaining body position, carrying, lifting and pushing, walking and going up and down stairs. Results The Late Life Mobility item bank consisted of 35 items, and measured with a reliability of 0.90 or more across the full spectrum of mobility, except at the higher end of better functioning. No evidence was found of non-uniform DIF but uniform DIF was observed, mainly for items in the changing and maintaining body position and carrying, lifting and pushing domains. The walking domain did not display DBF, but the other three domains did, principally the carrying, lifting and pushing items. Conclusions During the design and validation of an item bank to measure mobility in older people, we found that strength (carrying, lifting and pushing) items formed a secondary dimension that produced DBF. More research is needed to determine how best to include strength items in a mobility measure, or whether it would be more appropriate to design separate measures for each construct.

2012-01-01

108

CS-based Strategy for Chinese Commercial Banks in Service Marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

To retain the existing customers, attract new customers, satisfy the customers and promote the comprehensive competitiveness, the commercial banks in China should implement the service marketing strategy based on customer satisfaction (CS). These banks can construct a CS-based serve marketing strategy from the service strategy, product strategy, personnel management and continuous improvement and external marketing. The facts are that many

Xilin Kuang

2011-01-01

109

Mobile servicing system flight operations and support  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mobile Servicing System (MSS), Canada's contribution to the International Space Station Program will perform a vital role in the on-orbit operations of the Space Station. This role will include activities in Assembly, Maintenance, Attached Payload Servicing, and Berthing/deberthing operations. This paper provides a description of the operations role of the MSS in the Assembly Sequence of the International Space Station. The launch sequence and on-orbit checkout and integration of the early elements of the MSS will be described in detail. Berthing and cargo transfer operations between the MSS and the STS Orbiter will be discussed as will operations scenarios during the early assembly sequence. The support and training efforts in support of early operations are discussed, and a description of the Canadian Operations support facilities are provided.

Bassett, D. A.; Middleton, J. A.; Brimley, W. J. G.; Young, T. W.

1988-10-01

110

Cloud Security Service Providing Schemes Based on Mobile Internet Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lian-chi Zhou; Chun-di Xiu

2012-01-01

111

MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE - USER EXPERIENCE, SATISFACTION AND CONTINUAL USE INTENTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to develop a research model that investigates the effects of user experience with mobile Internet service on user satisfaction with and continual usage intention of the service. The proposed research model uses the concept of cognitive absorption to conceptualize flow experience as the optimal holistic experience that users feel when using mobile Internet service

Liqiong Deng; Douglas Turner; Bob Gehling

112

Metropolitan Area Mobile Services to Support Virtual Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ulrich Walther; Stefan Fischer

2002-01-01

113

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Financial education programs...the provision of bank products and services. 303...Offices § 303.46 Financial education programs...the provision of bank products and services. ...participate in one or more financial education...

2010-01-01

114

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Financial education programs...the provision of bank products and services. 303...Offices § 303.46 Financial education programs...the provision of bank products and services. ...participate in one or more financial education...

2009-01-01

115

INMARSAT and the future of mobile satellite services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reviews the demand for mobile satellite communications and radiodetermination services from the maritime, aviation, and land mobile communities. It briefly examines existing alternatives and the factors that are affecting the growth and development of mobile satellite communications, with particular reference to INMARSAT. Future mobile earth station standards and services are described, as are the key technological developments and challenges which need to be met before mobile satellite services - on aircraft, the smallest of vessels, and land vehicles - become widely available at significantly lower costs than today.

Ghais, Ahmad; Berzins, Guntis; Wright, David

1987-05-01

116

Scalable security description framework for mobile Web services  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a scalable security description framework for mobile Web services that takes account of service context such as time constraints, purchase prices, and network connection status. We also present a secure open interface for multi-level authorization procedures. To describe AAA service flows, the framework adopts the Web service flow language (WSFL) and the Web service description language (WSDL); it

Masashi Morioka; Yoshifumi Yonemoto; Takashi Suzuki; Minoru Etoh

2003-01-01

117

iLife: A Novel Mobile Social Network Services on Mobile Phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, with the 3G technology, the mobile internet is gradually entering into people's life. With the rapid development of various mobile internet applications, the social life is being changed deeply. Searching information about service of life will be one of the most important applications in mobile internet. At the same time, the widespread use of mobile phones and the availability

Ting Sun; Xiaoyu Shi; Yanming Shen; Keqiu Li; Wenyu Qu

2010-01-01

118

Intelligent service mediation for supporting advanced location and mobility-aware service provisioning in reconfigurable mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service differentiation, customization, and personalization in the market of 3G mobile services and applications has caused many standards groups, telecommunication companies, and institutions to introduce advanced frameworks and architectures for the support of flexible service provisioning. An important feature in such architectures is location information management, which is a key aspect in future mobile systems and networks, enabling new approaches

S. Panagiotakis; A. Alonistioti

2002-01-01

119

Distributed Service Discovery within Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The potential for operating more mobile and dynamic networking infrastructures is raising new challenges in developing effective service registration and discovery technologies. Discovering and maintaining services within dynamic wireless networks is a ch...

I. Taylor J. P. Macker J. W. Dean R. B. Adamson R. D. Lee

2011-01-01

120

Research on One Service Quality Model of China Personal E-Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the further opening up of the financial marketing to join WTO, the banks in China will be confronted with tremendous pressure of competition. Meanwhile, with the development of information technology, E-banking has become a major inter-bank competition. In this competition process, the service quality to maintain long-term impact has become an important aspect of competitive advantage. According to existed

Gao Ming; Guo Shuhang

2009-01-01

121

Pricing of Payment Services: A Comparative Analysis of Paper-based Banking and Electronic Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims at comparing paper-based banking and electronic banking in terms of cost-efficiency and pricing. The focus is primarily on giro payments made manually by mail and electronically via the Internet, but also by cash over the counter. The paper presents principles of efficient pricing in terms of production fees and capacity fees. It also demonstrates that the current

Göran Bergendahl; Ted Lindblom

2007-01-01

122

Student attitudes towards mobile library services for smartphones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data on students' use of mobile devices and to consider the benefit of academic mobile library services to students. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Initial mobile library research included an online survey that attracted 1,716 participants. This was followed up with two discussion groups of six undergraduate and five postgraduate students. The survey

Lorraine Paterson; Boon Low

2011-01-01

123

Rule based dynamic adaptation of mobile services based on context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile handsets are rapidly evolving (OS, mp3, picture, videos, GPS receiver, sensors) thus enabling complex applications hosting and comprehensive context data collection. Fostered by W3C, MWI and OMA efforts, Mobile Web is increasingly looking at complementing Internet with specific mobile functionalities. These trends are indeed opening new business opportunities but the number of services and applications will rapidly overcrowd terminals.

Claudio Venezia; Carlo Alberto Licciardi; Alessia Salmeri

124

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

125

The impact of web-based service on switching cost: evidence from Thai internet banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored corporate customers' perceptions toward the benefits and barriers of web-based service in the context of Thai Internet banking, and examined the impact of the benefits and barriers on the overall customer relationship to the bank and switching cost. The survey results from corporate customers show that web benefits do enhance relationships, whereas barriers have no significant impact.

Rotchanakitumnuai Siriluck; Mark Speece

2005-01-01

126

Unlearned Lessons from Risk, Debt Service, Bank Credit, and Asymmetric Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a model of the economy that explains the economic bubbles, based on bank credit, debt service and risk. In the first period of the model, banks offer too much credit seeking to maximise their expected profits. The excessive debt created in the boom period generates, in the second-period, the expansion of the debt bubble, which induces failures

Muradali V. Ibrahimo; Carlos P. Barros

2009-01-01

127

UK bank services for small business: How competitive is the market?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is the first to employ an econometric model to examine the pricing behaviour of British financial institutions with respect to key bank products\\/services offered to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) including current accounts, investment accounts, business loans, and mortgages. A mean group approach is used on a panel of monthly data to gauge individual banks’ reactions to

Shelagh Heffernan

2006-01-01

128

The Role of Agents in Intelligent Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we argue that the agent paradigm oers promis- ing techniques for dealing with the challenges of building intelligent mo- bile services. We present Agent Oriented Software Engineering as a so- lution for the problems in designing a new generation of mobile services. To illustrate our position, we present a brief agent-oriented analysis of a mobile commerce scenario.

Fernando Koch; Iyad Rahwan

2004-01-01

129

A Model to Identify the Dimensions of Mobile Service Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to identify the dimensions of mobile service (m-service) quality. Based on the literature review and intervening to specific theoretical frameworks according to some critical characteristics of the mobile setting (security, personalization, etc.), a new hierarchical and multidimensional model is proposed. This model is validated using confirmatory principal component analysis of the data collected through

Emmanouil Stiakakis; Christos K. Georgiadis

2011-01-01

130

Health Promotion Service with Customization Functions by Mobile-phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, the performance of mobile phones has improved remarkably, and they become popular and are widely used in various fields. In health promotion, various services have been developed for home-based users to easily communicate with sports doctors or exercise trainers via the networks. However, current services are depending on individual facilities, e.g., PCs, PDAs, and mobile phones, and therefore, users

Kazuki YAMASHITA; Tohru KIRYU

131

Instrumentality Challenged: The Adoption of a Mobile Parking Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Uses and gratifications and domestication research suggest that the gratifications obtained from mobile services go far beyond the instrumentality of flexibility and availability. On the other hand, ICT-adoption research focuses instrumentality by relying on concepts of usefulness and ease of use to explain the adoption of information and communicationservices of all kinds. Mobile parking services represent a crucial test

Per E. Pedersen

132

10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 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...

2013-01-01

133

Mobile Library Services for the Nations of the Extreme North  

Microsoft Academic Search

Population distribution including working and everyday life habits are the governing factors in the development of mobile library services for the nations of the Extreme North. The high population dispersion over vast territories of the Extreme North and Far East, many seasonal communities, and the nomadic way of life determine the priority for such variations of mobile library services as

G. V. Maksimova; E. V. Nebogatikova

1993-01-01

134

Sharing mobile services: beyond the App store model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The app store model used by Apple's iPhone has presented a successful model for installing new applications; however, only a fraction of current mobile phones have access to a dedicated app store. Thus there is need to investigate alternative ways of discovering and installing mobile services and applications. We performed studies on two services, focusing on the social aspects of

Zeynep Ahmet; Lars-Erik Holmquist

2010-01-01

135

A Service Supplier Database for Location-Based Mobile Commerce  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dynamic development and improvement of mobile devices in nowadays enforces more attention to the manner in which information is handled (storage and management) among participating components in mobile commerce environment. Many are times tourists become strangers in foreign countries and become worried about available services in each and every place they visit. These services which are known as location based

P. D. Mzila; M. O. Adigun; S. S. Xulu

2007-01-01

136

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wai-Ching Poon

2008-01-01

137

Employees' perspective of organizational service quality orientation : Evidence from Islamic banking industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Internal organizational orientation of service quality and its impact on service delivery performance of the employees have received considerable attention from financial management literature. The purpose of this paper is to address this issue by conducting empirical research focusing on the Pakistani Islamic banking industry. It conceptualizes and measures key determinants of internal organizational orientation of service quality

M. Ishaq Bhatti; M. Zafarullah; Hayat M. Awan; Khuram S. Bukhari

2011-01-01

138

The impact of 'telemediated' services on corporate structures: the example of 'branchless' retail banking in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we assess the spatial impact of 'branchless' retail banking which integrates telecommunications and computer technology to provide personal financial services remotely. We show that, in Britain, financial institutions are concentrating retail services into a small number of low-cost sites on the edge of cities in the north of the country, and exporting the services to more expensive

J N Marshall; R Richardson

1996-01-01

139

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Tian, Gen; Liu, Miao-long

2009-10-01

140

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A new methodology of mobile police spatial information service grid model is studied based on spatial grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the model, including spatial grid computing, mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, mobile geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), video monitoring, transfer control protocol\\/internet protocol (TCP\\/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order to deal

Gen Tian; Jian Li; Bin Chen

2010-01-01

141

PREMIER PAS OF MOBILE INTERNET BUSINESS: A SURVEY RESEARCH ON MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increase in both cellular phone users and Internet surfers implies the explosive expansion in Mobile Internet business. In spite of the aggressive environment in which launch the full-fledged Mobile Internet services, there is limited research on the basic preferences and expectations of the Mobile Internet users. For this reason, a survey research was designed to find the status quo

Minhee Chae; Youngwan Choi; Hoyoung Kim; Hyoshik Yu; Jinwoo Kim

2000-01-01

142

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Xiangpei Hu; Wenli Li; Qing Hu

2008-01-01

143

Smart mobile media services: consumer intention model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The deployment of Smart Mobile Media Devices (SMMD) is growing rapidly. The primary reason that consumers are adopting Smart Mobile Media Devices is that they integrate many of the functions that previously required numerous technologies and devices. However, research on consumer's perceptions of this phenomenon is still at an early stage. The lack of a comprehensive definition of Smart Mobile

Aidan Duane

2010-01-01

144

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A new distributed computing model of mobile spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the model, including mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, grid computing, spatial data model, location based service (LBS), global positioning system (GPS), code division multiple access (CDMA), transfer control protocol\\/internet protocol (TCP\\/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order

Gen Tian; Miao-long Liu

2009-01-01

145

A New Conceptual Framework to Evaluate Consumer Adoption of Mobile Services: The Case of Mobile TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic research into the adoption of Mobile TV services is still in its infancy. The literature suggests that there is no comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding the adoption of Mobile TV services, from an individual consumer's point of view. The purpose of this paper is to justify and propose a new theoretical framework as a foundation for better understanding and

Monica Borges; Paulo Rita; Margherita Pagani

2011-01-01

146

Effect of use contexts on the continuous use of mobile services: the case of mobile games  

Microsoft Academic Search

As mobile services become more popular and people can use them virtually anywhere, research on the effect of use contexts\\u000a is gaining more attention. This research presents results from a study of continuous use of mobile services in different use\\u000a contexts as defined by task and consumption place. Using mobile games as an example, the authors proposed a research model

Ting-Peng Liang; Yi-Hsuan Yeh

2011-01-01

147

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

148

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...

2009-10-01

149

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-08-14

150

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2012-05-21

151

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-10-15

152

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-10-26

153

Protecting Service Innovations against Imitation - The Case of Mobile TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

During recent years, the importance of service innovations has increased notably. However, profiting from them can be quite challenging. It is not only a question of pricing and marketing the services appropriately, but also about keeping competitors from imitating them. In this study protecting service innovations against imitation are discussed in relation to the case of Finnish mobile TV. The

Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen; Paavo Ritala; Kirsimarja Blomqvist; Kaisa Henttonen

154

Protecting Service Innovations against Imitation - The Case of Mobile TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract During recent years, the importance of service innovations has increased notably. However, profiting from them can be quite,challenging. It isnot only a question ,of pricing and marketing the services appropriately, but also about keeping competitors from imitating them. Inthis study protecting service innovations against imitation are discussed in relation to the case of Finnish mobile TV. The aim is

Pia Hurmelinna-laukkanen; Paavo Ritala; Kirsimarja Blomqvist; Kaisa Henttonen

2008-01-01

155

Dynamic Data Management for Location Based Services in Mobile Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

We characterize the dynamic data management problem for location based services(LBS) in mobile environments and devise a cost model for servicing both location independent and location dependent data. The cost analysis leads to a set of dynamic data management strategies that employs judi- cious caching, proactive server pushing and neighborhood replication to reduce service cost and improve response time under

Shiow-yang Wu; Kun-ta Wu

2003-01-01

156

Distributed Service Deployment in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's applications are increasingly composed out of services. Standardized protocols, such as SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI are used to discover and invoke remotely located services. Nowadays, improved resource capabilities of mobile devices, e.g. PDAs, smart phones, and sensor devices allow the execution of services even on these smaller computing devices. In comparison to traditional centralized process management, a decentralized, cooperative

Artin Avanes; Johann-Christoph Freytag; Christof Bornhövd

2007-01-01

157

Distributed real-equipment testing for the mobile communications services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The test activities performed during the life cycle of the telecommunication service development ensure the service quality and stability so necessary to achieve the maximum availability and reliability. The paper presents authors' contribution to remote and distributed testing for mobile communications services based on cloud computing assets and paradigms. The access solutions to the test methods were implemented for the

Virgil Cazacu; Laura Iuga; Titus Balan; Florin Sandu

2011-01-01

158

A Roadmap to Advanced Personalization of Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Performing complex tasks over the Web has become an integral part of our everyday life. The advent of mobile services will add to the broad range of existing services offered on the Web and provide additional features like location-based information. To take full advantage of complex service offerings, even on limited client devices, and to handle the growing va- riety

Matthias Wagner; Wolf-Tilo Balke; Robert Hirschfeld; Wolfgang Kellerer

2002-01-01

159

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

160

Web service description for mobile phone virus  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the rate of utilization of the smart and mobile device grows up year by year, it makes the Smartphone begin to be paid attention in information safety. According to statistics, several hundred kinds of virus that can endanger the Smartphone have appeared which increase averagely at the speeds of six to ten of each month. The Mobile phone virus

Chien-Yuan Lai; Hsiu-Sen Chiang; Ching-Chiang Chen; Shih-Hao Chou

2009-01-01

161

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

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

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

162

EUTELTRACS: The European Experience on Mobile Satellite Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

J. Colcy R. Steinhaeuser

1993-01-01

163

Indexing Continual Range Queries for Location-Aware Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study a new main memory-based approach to indexing continual range queries to support location-aware mobile services. The query index is used to efficiently answer the following question repeatedly: \\

Kun-lung Wu; Shyh-kwei Chen; Philip S. Yu

2004-01-01

164

Quality of Service Schemes for Mobile AD-HOC Networks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis proposes schemes to provide Quality of Service (QoS) in mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). To achieve QoS, independently of the routing protocol, each mobile node participating in the network must implement traffic conditioning, traffic marking ...

L. DE Silva Mattos

2001-01-01

165

Centaurus: A Framework for Intelligent Services in a Mobile Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an age where wirelessly networked appliances and de- vices are becoming commonplace, there is a necessity for connecting them to work together for a mobile user. The design outlined in this paper provides an infrastructure and communication protocol for providing 'smart' services to these mobile devices. This fle xible framework allows any medium to be used for communication between

Lalana Kagal; Vlad Korolev; Harry Chen; Anupam Joshi; Timothy W. Finin

2001-01-01

166

Virtualized in-cloud security services for mobile devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

167

A model for resource specification in mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proliferation of small devices and the increase in number of services created by various vendors for such devices have made SOA a primary choice for mobile software developers. However, due to software and hardware platforms heterogeneity, it is not always possible to use the write-once, use-everywhere approach. The main problem comes due to the varying capability of mobile devices

Hamid Mukhtar; Djamel Belaïd; Guy Bernard

2008-01-01

168

Network Formation for Provision of Mobile Information and Entertainment Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mobile telecommunications industry is undergoing rapid change, which is increasing the interdependency of firms in the sector. This trend increases the likelihood that mobile information and entertainment services will be delivered through inter-organizational networks of firms. These networks are the topic of this research. In this research we examine network formation and the influence of business models on this

Uta de Montalvo; Carleen Maitland; Elisabeth van de Kar

2003-01-01

169

Spectrum conservation in the Land Mobile Radio Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article summarizes the ideas that are being actively discussed for use in mobile radio and, in particular, how they apply to the new 900-MHz region assigned to the Land Mobile Radio Services category. Over the next decade some of these methods will prove out and others will probably fall by the wayside. It is clear, however, that some new

H. Staras; L. Schiff

1971-01-01

170

The diffusion of mobile telecommunications services in the European Union  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Harald Gruber; Frank Verboven

2001-01-01

171

Bluetooth enables in-door mobile location services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several technologies can be applied to enable mobile location services, but most of them suffer from limited accuracy and availability. GPS can solve the problem of determining the location of users in most outdoor situations, but an end-user position inside a building cannot be pinpointed. Other mobile location techniques can also provide the user's position, but the accuracy is rather

S. Thongthammachart; H. Olesen

2003-01-01

172

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…

Fraser, Donald R.

173

Information Privacy in the Service Sector: An Exploratory Study of Health Care and Banking Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Service industries, such as health care and banking, process large amounts of sensitive customer data in their daily transactions. The information obtained from this data fre- quently supports the competitive strategies of organizations while concurrently caus- ing uncertainty and concern from the customer. Furthermore and given the service ori- entation of these data, poor data quality can result in extensive

Julia Brande Earp; Fay Cobb Payton

2006-01-01

174

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Vikas Gautam; Mukund Kumar

2012-01-01

175

Servicing customers directly : Mobile franchising arrangements in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses operational differences between mobile franchising arrangements and fixed-site franchises from an agency-theoretic perspective. Almost 40 per cent of all franchised units in Australia operate as mobile or home-based businesses, predominantly in service industries where products or services are provided directly to consumers. A two-stage methodology is reported in this paper, incorporating quantitative and qualitative research methods. In

Lilly Chow; Lorelle Frazer

2003-01-01

176

Reconsidering the actual and future use of mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

For a number of years, Finland was considered one of the most successful countries in Europe in terms of the adoption and\\u000a use of mobile services. In this paper, we focus on trends in service adoption, by discussing the development in the Finnish\\u000a telecommunication market and trends in actual and future user behaviour with regard to three groups of mobile

Harry Bouwman; Christer Carlsson; Pirkko Walden; Francisco J. Molina-castillo

2009-01-01

177

Scenario Planning of Mobile Peer-to-Peer Service Usage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scenario planning is used in preliminary forecasting, especially in corporate and military strategy planning. Its purpose is to define the possible directions future may evolve regarding a specific phenomenon. We applied scenario planning to mobile peer-to-peer service usage in Finland during 2008-2012. Our objective was to understand the most relevant factors affecting mobile peer-to-peer service usage. Based on a literature

Mikko V. J. Heikkinen; Heikki Hämmäinen

2008-01-01

178

Information needs and efficiency in banking services. A 'demand-side' approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The financial system has always been subject to complex public scrutiny for a number of reasons, aimed at ensuring, for example, the efficient mobilization of savings, the effective management of banking crises and their possible domino effects, while enhancing competition and safeguarding consumers, in the general interest. Ensuring transparency in commercial transactions is part and parcel of this process of

Massimo Caratelli

2008-01-01

179

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

180

Customers' perception of electronic service delivery in the UK retail banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to explore the key factors of the electronic service quality (e-SQ) perceptions of UK banking customers and to evaluate the customers’ perceptions of their banks’ actual performance on the identified e-SQ dimensions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey has been used to collect primary data and 135 usable questionnaires were used in the analysis. Questionnaire items were

Essam E. Ibrahim; Matthew Joseph; Kevin I. N. Ibeh

2006-01-01

181

Measuring service quality of conventional and Islamic banks: a comparative analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Based upon an extended SERVQUAL model, this paper attempts to measure and compare the service quality between conventional and Islamic banks in Malaysia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A new dimension, i.e. convenience was added to the existing SERVQUAL model of five dimensions. Data were collected from 287 bank customers residing in two major cities in Malaysia using self-reporting questionnaires. Factor

Manshor Amat Taap; Siong Choy Chong; Mukesh Kumar; Tat Kee Fong

2011-01-01

182

Concept-based discovery of mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we consider semantic service discovery in a global computing environment. We propose creating a dynamic overlay network by grouping together semantically related services. Each such group of services is termed a community. Communities are organized in a global taxonomy whose nodes are related contextually. The taxonomy can be seen as an expandable distributed semantic index over the

Chara Skouteli; George Samaras; Evaggelia Pitoura

2005-01-01

183

The Global System for Mobile Communications Short Message Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

184

Security Requirements for Mobile Service Provision via a Digital Marketplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing network choice and service diversity makes choosing the best transport network for a particular communication difficult. A freely operating market has the potential to solve this problem, and the Mobile VCE's Digital Marketplace (DMP) is an example of such a system. Short term service contracts can be tendered to network operators in a dynamic and competitive manner down to

Swee Keow GOO; James M. IRVINE; John DUNLOP; Allan TOMLINSON; SCHWIDERSKI-GROSCHE Scarlet

185

Piecewise Network Awareness Service for Wireless\\/Mobile Pervasive Computing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a piecewise framework for network awareness service (NAS) for wireless\\/mobile pervasive computing. We investigate how piecewise consideration of wired and wireless elements of the framework architecture benefits service advertisement and discovery and network-awareness techniques. We also discuss scalability of the NAS framework with respect to platform computing capabilities. The framework is suitable for a wide range of

Liang Cheng; Ivan Marsic

2002-01-01

186

Cognitive and Affective Antecedents of Mobile Data Services Usage Intention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology acceptance theories predict user intentions to use services tailored for organizational needs. However, in this paper we postulate that the aforementioned theories do not apply when investigating intentions towards the use of mobile data services (MDS), as the latter encompass supplementary characteristics, such as fun and enjoyment, which are not taken into account under available models of user acceptance.

Dimitrios C. Karaiskos; Dimitrios Drosos; Alexandros S. Tsiaousis; George M. Giaglis

2008-01-01

187

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

188

Services Branding: Revealing the Rhetoric within Retail Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents key branding findings from a qualitative study of consumers and financial services practitioners and explores the current role, importance and challenges associated with branding within Irish retail financial services. Managerial and consumer research highlighted the limited role of branding and the growing gap between brand-based expectations and service brand execution. Key conclusions and implications are proposed in

Deirdre Oloughlin; Isabelle Szmigin

2007-01-01

189

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

190

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A new methodology of mobile green spatial information service is studied based on grid computing environment. Key technologies are presented in the methodology, including grid computing, mobile agent (MA) distributed computing, global positioning system (GPS), code division multiple access (CDMA), transfer control protocol\\/internet protocol (TCP\\/IP), and user datagram protocol (UDP). In order to deal with the narrow bandwidth and instability

Gen Tian; Miaolong Liu; Xiaohua Tong

2007-01-01

191

Multimedia Environment for Mobiles (MEMO) - Interactive Multimedia Services to Portable and Mobile Terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the MEMO project is to design, integrate and operate applications which utilise interactive mobile Multimedia services by integrating two subsystems: a high-speed broadcasting system, and a low speed bi-directional communications system. This is realised by combining the existing GSM mobile telecommunications network and the Digital Audio Broadcasting system. After a first suc- cessful trial with this platform

Thomas Lauterbach; Matthias Unbehaun

1997-01-01

192

Place as Adoption Moderating Factor - Usage Implications for Mobile Data Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the role of place as potential moderating factor for the usage process of mobile data services. Mobile networked technologies are forming a multimedia mixed environment offering rich applications and services, called mobile data services. But the low diffusion of mobile data services in European societies asks for more investigation in order to explain the users' behaviour within

Homer Papadopoulos

2008-01-01

193

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

194

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-10-01

195

Mobile positioning technologies and location services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wireless E-911 phase II requirement for emergency location, mobile station (MS) location testing and verification have become an important issue for wireless carriers and the vendors. Currently, the FCC ruled that carriers begin selling and activating ALI (automatic location identification) capable handsets no later than October 1, 2001 and also granted

S. S. Wang; M. Green; M. Malkawi

2002-01-01

196

Examining User Acceptance of Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Incentives may affect users' behavior. It is critical to study how users' perception and intention are affected by the incentives. This study presents an extended technology acceptance model (TAM) that integrates incentives into TAM to investigate what determines user mobile commerce acceptance. We apply this model to the case of a GPS-based taxi-dispatching system. Preliminary data analysis illustrates that TAM

Zhengchuan Xu; Chenghong Zhang; Hong Ling

2008-01-01

197

Mobility impairments and use of screening and preventive services.  

PubMed Central

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

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

2000-01-01

198

The antecedents of online financial service adoption: the impact of physical banking services on Internet banking acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cost-effectiveness of operations on the Web enables financial service firms to employ Web technology to replace or substantially reduce the need for personal interactions in the provision of their services. However, recent cases have shown that the use of Web technology in financial services may not be as promising as expected. This study utilises the constructs derived from transaction

Jyh-Shen Chiou; Chung-Chi Shen

2011-01-01

199

The antecedents of online financial service adoption: the impact of physical banking services on Internet banking acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cost-effectiveness of operations on the Web enables financial service firms to employ Web technology to replace or substantially reduce the need for personal interactions in the provision of their services. However, recent cases have shown that the use of Web technology in financial services may not be as promising as expected. This study utilises the constructs derived from transaction

Jyh-Shen Chiou; Chung-Chi Shen

2012-01-01

200

Trends in mobile services in Finland 2004-2006: from ringtones to mobile internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development in the Finnish telecommunication market and trends in actual and future user behavior with regard to three groups of mobile services. It is the authors' view that service characteristics cannot be ignored. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research is based on data collected over a period of three years using

Harry Bouwman; Christer Carlsson; Pirkko Walden; Francisco J. Molina-Castillo

2008-01-01

201

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jason J. Jung

2009-01-01

202

Enhancing microfinance outreach through market-oriented new service development in Indian regional rural banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Hitherto, assessments of the effectiveness of Indian microfinance institutions in achieving their economic and social goals have largely identified only limited success. Critics of Indian regional rural banks (RRBs) and their prevailing culture have argued that a product-focused rather than a market-oriented approach to new service development (NSD) is responsible for their inadequate performance. With this in mind,

Philip Megicks; Atul Mishra; Jonathan Lean

2005-01-01

203

The youth market for internet banking services: perceptions, attitude and behaviour  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of the youth market for internet banking services (IBS). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey was carried out to acquire data from 164 respondents. The respondents were competent computer users and studying for a degree at a university. Three additional in-depth interviews were subsequently carried out on interesting cases. Findings

Vinh Sum Chau; Liqing W. L. C. Ngai

2010-01-01

204

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kausar Fiaz Khawaja; I. Manarvi

2009-01-01

205

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Khong Kok Wei; Mahendhiran Nair

2006-01-01

206

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1988-05-01

207

SmartLibrary - Location-Aware Mobile Library Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Searching books in large libraries can be a difficult task for novice library users. This paper presents Smar tLibrary, a location-aware mobile library service demonstrated in the main library of the University of Oulu. The service provides map-based guidance to books and collections on a PDA. SmartLibrary is a completely software-based solution, which can be provisioned atop a WLAN installed

Markus Aittola; Tapio Ryhänen; Timo Ojala

2003-01-01

208

Personalized healthcare comment service for hypertension patients using mobile device.  

PubMed

Hypotension and hypertension are chronic diseases, which can be effectively prevented and controlled by constantly monitoring. In this study, personalized healthcare comment service for hypertension patients is proposed and implemented. We have developed algorithms of health state code generation and doctor's comments for patients on case-by-case basis. This prototype service shows how such personalized comments can manage patients with hypertension using blood pressure monitor and mobile device. PMID:19162961

Shim, Hun; Kim, Hyo Min; Song, Sang Ha; Lee, Jung Hoon; Lee, Joo Hwan; Yoon, Hyung Ro; Yoon, Young Ro

2008-01-01

209

A Mobile Middleware Component Providing Voice over IP Services to Mobile Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

. The ACTS project MOVE currently designs and develops amiddleware architecture called Voice-Enabled Mobile Application SupportEnvironment #VE-MASE#. The VE-MASE enhances the middlewarearchitecture, which was developed in the ACTS project OnTheMove,by providing support for interactive real-time multimedia applicationsand integrated voice and data services. In preparation for future 3rdgeneration mobile networks, the aim is to enable a completely new classof interactivemultimedia ...

Michael Wallbaum; Dominique Carrega; Michael Krautgärtner; Hendrik Decker

1999-01-01

210

The Use of Mobile Services in Finland: Adoption Challenges Diffusion Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Services are expected to be the next major evolution of mobile te- lephony. According to our data from Finland, mobile services are still being tried out by users. Only SMS and search services are being used on a larger, regular scale. Mobile services are used when they make everyday life easier or are found entertaining. High prices and inadequate supply

Kaarina Hyvönen; Petteri Repo

2005-01-01

211

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jing Tan; Jiayin Qi

2009-01-01

212

Positive Experience of a Mobile Radiography Service in Nursing Homes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: For elderly people living in nursing homes, a transport to hospital for a radiological examination can lead to increased anxiety, disorientation and other problems related to the new environment. Objective: To investigate the usefulness of a mobile radiography service for radiological assessment of patients in nursing homes from the patient and staff perspectives. Methods: Lightweight equipment with a digital

Karin Eklund; Rosemarie Klefsgård; Bodil Ivarsson; Mats Geijer

2012-01-01

213

Enforcing service availability in mobile ad-hoc WANs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we address the problem of service availability in mobile ad-hoc WANs. We present a secure mechanism to stimulate end users to keep their devices turned on, to refrain from overloading the network, and to thwart tampering aimed at converting the device into a \\

Levente Buttyán; Jean-Pierre Hubaux

2000-01-01

214

A data fusion framework for context-aware mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The analysis of some context-aware services, in which the central element comes to be the user and its mobile device plunged in a rich and heterogeneous sensing environment, has driven us to face the design of context-aware systems as a multisensor data fusion process. In this paper we propose a fusion framework that describes the information flows and identifies the

Ana M. Bernardos; Paula Tarrío; José R. Casar

2008-01-01

215

Short Message Service (SMS) Security Solution for Mobile Devices.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis focuses on the security of Short Message Service (SMS) and the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) network, and the use of encryption to protect SMS messages. A detailed study of the GSM network, the SMS protocol and various encryptio...

L. Yu

2006-01-01

216

A value chain model for mobile data service providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The UK Mobile telecoms industry is experiencing some challenging conditions such as debts from spectrum auctions, a saturated subscriber base and commitments to build new network infrastructure. In this paper, we address these competitive challenges and introduce a new revenue generating business model based on a case study of the BTAirwave service that provides flexible IT\\/IS architecture. The model we

Phillip Olla; Nandish V. Patel

2002-01-01

217

1. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MOBILE SERVICE TOWER (MST). ...  

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

1. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MOBILE SERVICE TOWER (MST). CABLE TRAY SHED IN FOREGROUND. MICROWAVE ANTENNAS AND AIR-CONDITIONING PORCH ON EAST SIDE OF MST. - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Pad 3 East, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

218

Location Based and Customized Voice Information Service for Mobile Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile commerce has been increasingly recognized as one of the most important prosperous areas for deploying information technology. This paper aims to advance the value of the information by providing a novel voice-information sharing mechanism that is a combination of a location-based information service (known as a Killer App) and a virtual community that consequently becomes a WCP (Wireless Content

Soe-tsyr Yuan; Kai-hsiang Peng

2004-01-01

219

A legal analysis of a banking industry online identity and attribute authentication service for consumers and merchants  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a legal and risk analysis of an online identity and attribute authentication service developed by the Financial Agent Source Transaction (FAST) initiative of the Financial Service Technology Consortium (FSTC). The FSTC is a not-for-profit group organized to enhance the competitiveness of the financial services industry. Members include banks, financial services providers, research laboratories, universities, technology companies and government

William Gram

2000-01-01

220

EUTELTRACS: The European experience on mobile satellite services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

221

The Blood Bank as a Public Health Service  

PubMed Central

The donation of blood is presented to the public as an altruistic service in which one human helps another. At the same time, the donor receives some help for himself. In the process of blood donation, a medical history is taken, an extremely short physical examination is done, and the donor's blood is studied by various tests. Although this is by no means the equivalent of a complete physical examination performed by a physician, it sometimes can be helpful in discovering early disease or other medical findings which could be pertinent to the donor's health.

Myhre, Byron A.; Adashek, Eugene P.; Adashek, William H.

1969-01-01

222

Mobile Messaging Services-Based Personal Electrocardiogram Monitoring System  

PubMed Central

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

Tahat, Ashraf A.

2009-01-01

223

Image-based mobile service: automatic text extraction and translation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-02-01

224

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile...CARRIER SERVICES PUBLIC MOBILE SERVICES Developmental Authorizations § 22.409 Developmental authorization for a new Public...

2009-10-01

225

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Developmental authorization for a new Public Mobile...CARRIER SERVICES PUBLIC MOBILE SERVICES Developmental Authorizations § 22.409 Developmental authorization for a new Public...

2010-10-01

226

A Crisis Communication Network Based on Embodied Conversational Agents System with Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we proposed a new framework to incorporate an intelligent agent software robot into a crisis communication portal (CCNet) in order to send alert news to subscribed users via email and other mobile services such as Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and General Packet Radio Services (GPRS). The content on the mobile services can be

Ong Sing Goh; Cemal Ardil; Kok Wai Wong; Arnold Depickere

227

Proximity mobile services: Neural network based connection admission controller and other issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proximity aware mobile service is a wireless application for mobile users to interact with services offered by service providers present in the user's environment. Many issues are still prevalent in this area which includes context modeling, sensors integration, proximity resolution and service management. One important aspect in service management is congestion control which plays a key part in providing proximity

Lim Luo Ren; Quah Jon Tong Seng

2009-01-01

228

Proximity mobile services: Neural network based connection admission controller and other issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proximity aware mobile service is a wireless application for mobile users to interact with services offered by service providers present in the user's environment. Many issues are still prevalent in this area which includes context modeling, sensors integration, proximity resolution and service management. One important aspect in service management is congestion control which plays a key part in providing proximity

J. T. S. Quah; Luo Ren Lim

2010-01-01

229

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

230

MOLLY®, When Will You Come Again? : A mobile library service for the less privileged  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Library Board (NLB) launched a new mobile library service in Singapore on April 3, 2008. MOLLY® (mobile library), a mobile library bus, is the latest project to run on the streets of the island bringing library services to people not utilizing the extensive network of public libraries. After a comparative overview of different mobile library models in various

Krist Chan

231

An integrated mobile RFID service architecture between B2B and B2C networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sangkeun Yoo; Junseob Lee; Yongwoon Kim; Hyungjun Kim

2007-01-01

232

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Per E. Pedersen; Rich Ling

2003-01-01

233

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Spyridon Panagiotakis; Nikolaos Houssos; Athanasia Alonistioti

2001-01-01

234

Software and messaging for a mobile data service project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Penney, Brian K.; Seymour, John

235

A methodology for analysing business model dynamics for mobile services using control points and triggers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines an ongoing programme of research, which concerns a methodology for the development and analysis of business models concerning mobile service platforms. These platforms result from the generative system that is the mobile Internet combined with mobile devices, further enhanced by advanced user interaction modalities. The mobile telecoms industry seeks to control the mobile Internet for profit, whilst

B. D. Eaton; S. M. Elaluf-Calderwood; C. Sorensen

2010-01-01

236

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

237

Digital voice considerations for the land-mobile radio services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the ability of a popular digital voice technique (Adaptive Delta Modulation, ADM\\/FSK) to operate compatibly in the present Private Land-Mobile Radio Services. It analyzes the technique relative to current FCC rules on cochannel coordination distance, adjacent channel coordination distance, baseband filtering, and analog\\/digital co-channel compatibility, and recommends rule changes to accommodate this class of digital voice equipment.

H. M. Sachs

1977-01-01

238

Uplink Interference Adjustment for Mobile Satellite Service in Multibeam Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper, uplink interference, which can occur when frequencies are reused, and new measures are mainly discussed. First,\\u000a many different types of scenarios on uplink interference in Mobile Satellite Service in both normal and reverse mode are designed.\\u000a Then the simulator which analyzes uplink interference of a user link, among interferences that can occur when reuse frequencies\\u000a to make

Ill-Keun Rhee; Sang-Am Kim; Keewan Jung; Erchin Serpedin; Jong-Min Park; Young-Hun Lee

239

Fast and secure universal roaming service for mobile Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid deployment of IEEE 802.11 based wireless access networks in hot spots and the integration of the networks to the existing wide-area communication infrastructure have become a major driving force to speed up the design and development of necessary security and quality of service (QoS)-guaranteed mechanisms with roaming capacity to mobile users. Three issues are raised in such a communication

Yeali S. Sun; Yu-Chun Pan; Meng Chang Chen

2005-01-01

240

Proactive integrated mobile services using multi-agents system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integration between multi-agents systems and mobile services can lead to advanced creative applications on smart handsets. Communication and learning are some of the main features of agents. These features can be utilized to implement a smart system that can be proactive and adaptive to a user’s context\\/-situation. This paper highlights a number of related projects and points out their drawbacks.

H. Al Tair; M. J. Zemerly; M. Al-Qutayri; M. Leida

2011-01-01

241

Corporate governance and the market impact of the Financial Services Modernization act of 1999 on bank returns and trading volume  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent deregulation of financial services by the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley\\u000a Act (GLB), places more reliance on corporate governance to oversee the actions of financial institutions. We examine whether\\u000a corporate governance variables explain bank shareholder reaction to GLB passage. We find that banks with better board oversight\\u000a react favorably to the GLB and

Carl Pacini; William Hillison; David Marlett; Deanna Burgess

2005-01-01

242

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-07-01

243

Exploring the Dimensionality of Service Quality: an Application of TOPSIS in the Indian Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Indian banking industry is going through turbulent times. With the lowering of entry barriers and blurring product lines of banks and non-banks since the financial sector reforms, banks are functioning increasingly under competitive pressures. Hence, it is imperative that banks maintain a loyal customer base. In order to achieve this and improve their market positions, many retail banks are

Manabendra N. Pal; Koushiki Choudhury

2009-01-01

244

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

245

Protecting Dynamic Mobile Agent against Denial of Service Attacks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mobile Agents are softwares migrating from one node to another to fulfill the task of its owner. The introduction of mobile agents has reduced network latency, network traffic a lot but at the same time it has increased the vulnerability for attacks by malicious hosts. One such attack is `Denial of Service', once the agent is launched it is free to roam without any control of its owner, this on one hand decreases the cost of agent-owner interaction and on the other hand increases the chances of `Denial Of Service'. In Denial Of Service attack the malicious host may deny resources required by the agent and kill the agent, thus the result computed so far is lost and this may happen every time the agent visits any malicious host. In this paper we continued the work done in [10] in which the authors proposed techniques by which owner can detect the malicious host for `Denial Of Service' but they did not covered technique for dynamic routes i.e. where the host or agent initiate migrations to hosts which were not contained in the route composed by the owner. We introduced an algorithm and a model which can be useful for the above purpose.

Aggarwal, Mayank; Nipur; Pallavi

2010-11-01

246

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-10-01

247

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-10-01

248

An Empirical Study About Adoption of a New Mobile Service in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in multimedia message service as a great mobile service in China; however, most of the mobile-phone users have never used it and little is published about what motivates people to participate in this service. This study focuses on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, media richness theory for the use of multimedia message service. An

Yang Jiang; Jian Chi; Xiong jian Liang

2009-01-01

249

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Massoth; Thomas Bingel

2009-01-01

250

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

251

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

252

Towards High Quality Mobile Services for Senior Citizens in Smart Living Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aging of our society presents a range of challenges to housing providers. With the advanced mobile technologies we are now able to develop quality mobile services to help senior citizens' daily lives in dedicated smart living environments. This paper presents a systematic approach to design and develop mobile services which meet the needs of senior citizens. The quality function

Xiaosong Zheng; Petri Pulli

2007-01-01

253

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

254

Mobile Library Services as a Functional Unit in Public Library Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a unit of public library services, mobile libraries or bookmobile are planned, developed, and managed like branch libraries. Cooperative efforts among library systems, towns, countries, and states have enabled the launching of extensive mobile library services for population in remote rural areas as well as in expanding suburban areas. New technologies, especially comrnunication technologies, promise to make mobile libraries

Leena Siitonen

1992-01-01

255

Diffusion of mobile music service in Taiwan: an empirical investigation of influence sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Taiwan is one of several leading countries in the mobile music context. Accordingly, Taiwan's experiences in promoting mobile music service diffusion are of importance and interest to international practitioners and researchers. Applying Rogers' innovation diffusion theory, this study aims to employ econometric models to investigate whether the diffusion of mobile music service adoption is affected by external influences

Hui-Chih Wang; Her-Sen Doong

2010-01-01

256

Clinical services and professional support: a review of mobile telepaediatric services in Queensland.  

PubMed

In Queensland, the majority of rural hospitals and some regional hospitals lack paediatricians or paediatric sub-specialists. Many specialist referrals result in a transfer to a tertiary paediatric hospital in Brisbane--up to 3000 km away. Travel is difficult, time-consuming and expensive, especially from rural and remote areas in Queensland. The telepaediatric service managed by the Centre for Online Health (COH) at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Brisbane, delivers general and specialist paediatric support directly into selected neonatal and paediatric wards in a convenient and child-friendly manner. We conducted a review of telepaediatric service records to determine which clinical and educational services had been delivered through the mobile videoconference systems. Telepaediatric service activity records for all consultations conducted between January 2005 and July 2010 were summarised.Since 2005, seven mobile telepaediatric systems have been established in selected regional hospitals throughout Queensland. For some hospitals, the service was used mainly for consultations with specialists based at the RCH or at The Townsville Hospital (TTH) in north Queensland. During a 67 month period, a total of 966 consultations were conducted during 465 videoconference sessions, totaling about 228 hours of activity. In addition, 39 education sessions were delivered to regional staff through the mobile robot systems by specialists based at the RCH in Brisbane. The telepaediatric robots have proven useful for general paediatric support for hospitals without a local paediatrician; sub-specialist paediatric support and professional education and support for regional clinicians. Our service model provided a streamlined method of delivering specialist health services to children and families living in rural and remote regions of Queensland. PMID:21191168

Smith, Anthony C; Armfield, Nigel R; White, Megan M; Williams, Michael L; Koh, T H H Guann; Hurley, Tom; Maclean, Sue; McCrossin, Robert; Van der Westhuyzen, Jasper; Coulthard, Mark G

2010-01-01

257

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

2010-09-29

258

Classifying music user groups and identifying needs for mobile virtual music services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of qualitative interviews conducted with musicians and listeners about their music activities and use of social media services. The paper describes different music user groups, their wishes and what services are needed from a mobile network virtual environment. This information can help developers design new mobile network services from the user experience points of views.

Leena Arhippainen; Seamus Hickey

2011-01-01

259

Usefulness and Self-Expressiveness: Extending TAM to Explain the Adoption of a Mobile Parking Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on the adoption of mobile services in everyday life contexts have shown how important entertainment and self-expressiveness are to the users' adoption of these services. However, as illustrated by the variables of the much applied TAM model, utilitarian motivations are still focused in ICT-adoption research. Mobile parking services may be used as a \\

Per E. Pedersen; Herbjørn Nysveen

260

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen; Tuure Tuunanen; Jouni Piispanen

2011-01-01

261

Survey and new Approach in Service Discovery and Advertisement for Mobile Ad hoc Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Service advertisement and discovery is an important component for mobile ad hoc communications and collaboration in ubiquitous computing environments. The ability to discover services offered in a mobile ad hoc network is the major prerequisite for effective usability of these networks. This paper aims to classify and compare existing Service Discovery (SD) protocols for MANETs by grouping them based

Seyed Amin; Hosseini Seno; Rahmat Budiarto; Tat-Chee Wan

2007-01-01

262

Implementing a low-cost, personalized and location based service for delivering advertisements to mobile users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Context aware, personalized services can give users equipped with mobile devices targeted and timely information in a seamless way. This paper presents the design and implementation of a low cost, personalized and location based shopping advertisement service for mobile users. The service is intended to run over WiFi connections between an AP located in a shopping center or mall and

Dimitris Liapis; Spyridon Vassilaras; Gregory S. Yovanof

2008-01-01

263

Analysis of Mobile Data Service Value Chain Based on Two-sided Markets Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, due to the rapid evolution of communication technology , the mobile data service is a newly emerging and rapid developing segment. Waning ARPU pushes the telecommunication operators to search for other sources of income. Mobile data services were expected to foster Industry growth. As to the brilliant prospect for data services, many industries expect to join this

Wang Yan; Lu Ting-jie

2007-01-01

264

Resource allocation and blocking analysis for mobile TV service over WiMAX network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile WiMAX is emerging as one of the most promising systems for 4th generation mobile wireless networks where mobile TV services are foreseen to be proliferated. These applications are bandwidth hogs which cause a challenging capacity problem. To address this challenge, a novel mobile TV services over WiMAX network, called wireless switched digital video (WSDV), is proposed in this paper.

Seung-Eun Hong; Woo-Yong Lee

2010-01-01

265

Effective Location Based Services with Dynamic Data Management in Mobile Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the proliferation of mobile computing technologies, location based services have been identified as one of the most promising\\u000a target application. We classify mobile information service domains based on feature characteristics of the information sources\\u000a and different patterns of mobile information access. By carefully examining the service requirements, we identify the dynamic\\u000a data management problem that must be addressed for

Shiow-yang Wu; Kun-ta Wu

2006-01-01

266

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-10-01

267

A Platform for Mobile Service Provisioning Based on SOA-Integration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A middleware platform designed for the provisioning of data services for mobile computers using wireless data communication (e.g. smartphones or PDAs) has to offer a variety of different features. Some of these features have to be provided by external parties, e.g. billing or content syndication. The integration of all these features while considering mobile-specific challenges is a demanding task. In the article at hand we thus describe a middleware platform for mobile services which follows the idea of a so called Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). We explain the concept of ESB and argue why an ESB is an appropriate fundament for a platform for mobile service provisioning.

Decker, Michael; Bulander, Rebecca

268

Strategic Application of Information and Communication Technology for Effective Service Delivery in Banking Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent banking industries are systems of people, equipment, inventory and procedures arranged to interact in order to accomplish one or more objectives. Rapid changes due to globalization of banks, technological innovations, social and political changes cum increased awareness and demands from customers are putting pressures on banks which are beingcountered by new management approaches ranging from telecommuting to bank process

O. O. Adeosun; T. H. Adeosun; I. A. Adetunde; E. R. Adagunodo

2008-01-01

269

Ontology Driven Semantic Service System to Support Mobile Publishing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile publishing promoted several industries development, which included cultural and creative industry, telecommunication industry, software vendors and hardware vendors. Mobile publishing completely depended on the mobile network. However, mobile network are based on an unreliable radio transmission, round-trip-delay and uneasily predictable costs for mobile usage. Consumers wanted to reduce costs and improved the quality of mobile communication.3G provided a technology

Hejie Chen; Dan Chen

2010-01-01

270

The RCSB Protein Data Bank: redesigned web site and web services  

PubMed Central

The RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB) web site (http://www.pdb.org) has been redesigned to increase usability and to cater to a larger and more diverse user base. This article describes key enhancements and new features that fall into the following categories: (i) query and analysis tools for chemical structure searching, query refinement, tabulation and export of query results; (ii) web site customization and new structure alerts; (iii) pair-wise and representative protein structure alignments; (iv) visualization of large assemblies; (v) integration of structural data with the open access literature and binding affinity data; and (vi) web services and web widgets to facilitate integration of PDB data and tools with other resources. These improvements enable a range of new possibilities to analyze and understand structure data. The next generation of the RCSB PDB web site, as described here, provides a rich resource for research and education.

Rose, Peter W.; Beran, Bojan; Bi, Chunxiao; Bluhm, Wolfgang F.; Dimitropoulos, Dimitris; Goodsell, David S.; Prlic, Andreas; Quesada, Martha; Quinn, Gregory B.; Westbrook, John D.; Young, Jasmine; Yukich, Benjamin; Zardecki, Christine; Berman, Helen M.; Bourne, Philip E.

2011-01-01

271

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

H. Linnarinne

2001-01-01

272

PhotoFOAF: A Community Building Service driven by Socially-Aware Mobile Imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile digital photography has become a ubiquitous service: nowadays, nearly every mobile phone is equipped with a camera. This results in huge collections of pictures that are hard to structure and has lead to problems in saving, managing and exchanging digital pictures. PhotoFOAF presents a new approach to mobile imaging, exploiting the social context of a picture as an important

Kristof Thys; Ruben Thys; Kris Luyten; Karin Coninx

2006-01-01

273

VOLARE: context-aware adaptive cloud service discovery for mobile systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the recent widespread use of smart mobile devices, as well as the increasing availability of fast and reliable wireless Internet connections for mobile devices, there is increased interest in mobile applications where the majority of the processing occurs on the server side. The flexibility, stability and scalability offered by cloud services make them an ideal architecture to use in

Panagiotis Papakos; Licia Capra; David S. Rosenblum

2010-01-01

274

Investegation based study on the environment and opportunities of mobile payment services in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we study the environment and opportunities of mobile payment services in China. Firstly, we examine the macro environment, analyzing the government policies and laws, the economic status, the social and cultural trends and the technology evolvement and their effect on the development of mobile payment. Secondly, we study the industrial environment of mobile payment in China with

Zhao Xinyan; Ge Wei; Lu Tingjie

2011-01-01

275

Engineering management consideration for an integrated aeronautical mobile satellite service  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to meet local air traffic control terminal requirements as well as national and transborder requirements, countries have developed communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems having little systems integration and a solely ground-based solution to air traffic control problems. It is believed that the application of satellite technology is the only currently viable solution that will enable international civil aviation to overcome the shortcomings of the presently available CNS systems. If properly implemented, available satellite system technology integrated with avionics and ground based capabilities, can be used to meet new global aviation demands. A clear transition plan has to be implemented so as to ensure continuity of service, recognize user-borne costs, and satisfy institutional and national objectives in the progress toward a universal air traffic management (ATM) system. ATM systems design should rely on a modular approach for flexibility and upgrading. An aeronautical mobile satellite service is intended to provide a worldwide satellite data link and direct air/ground voice communication. Institutional and financial roadblocks for implemetation of a global based approach will likely be far greater than technical constraints.

Belcher, John M.

276

Mobile service value - presenting the newspaper publisher view on how to attract readers and advertizers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents results from a study of news publisher's perceptions of reader and advertiser value of mobile services. Literature on mobile service features and benefits has been used to discuss these values. The study was conducted in 10 European newspaper publishing organizations. The data on the value perceptions was analyzed iteratively to discover patterns of attributes, and resulted in

Maria Åkesson

277

Effectiveness of a mobile smoking cessation service in reaching elderly smokers and predictors of quitting  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Different smoking cessation programmes have been developed in the last decade but utilization by the elderly is low. We evaluated a pilot mobile smoking cessation service for the Chinese elderly in Hong Kong and identified predictors of quitting. METHODS: The Mobile Smoking Cessation Programme (MSCP) targeted elderly smokers (aged 60 or above) and provided service in a place that

Abu Saleh M Abdullah; Tai-Hing Lam; Steve KK Chan; Gabriel M Leung; Iris Chi; Winnie WN Ho; Sophia SC Chan

2008-01-01

278

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other Providers...Commission, at (202) 418-0214 or via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY...Roaming Obligations of Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers and Other...

2011-10-13

279

Age differences in mobile service perceptions: comparison of Generation Y and baby boomers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to investigate the effects of age on mobile service quality perceptions and its impact on perceived value, satisfaction and loyalty between two significant mobile service user segments – Generation Y and baby boomers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A multiple group structural equation modeling approach is utilized to assess the proposed model. Findings – The results identify the

Archana Kumar; Heejin Lim

2008-01-01

280

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kasper Løvborg Jensen; Lars Bo Larsen

2007-01-01

281

Linking perceived value and loyalty in location-based mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To analyze the direct effect of perceived value dimensions (monetary, convenience, social, emotional, conditional and epistemic value) on attitudinal and behavioral components of loyalty: commitment and behavioral intentions to use location-based mobile services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An online survey for users of a mobile location-based directory service “Where is the nearest?” Findings – The behavioral intentions were most influenced

Minna Pura

2005-01-01

282

Using DAB and GSM to Provide Interactive Multimedia Services to Portable and Mobile Terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the MEMO project is to design, integrate and operate applications which utilise interactive DAB services, i.e. combining the existing GSM mobile telecommunications network and the Digital Audio Broadcasting system. A first trial with this platform for mobile multimedia services was performed to demonstrate the results achieved after one year of work and cooperation of the European partners

Th. Lauterbach; M. Unbehaun; D. Angebaud; A. Bache; Th. Groult; R. P. Knott; P. Luff; G. Lebourhis; M. Bourdeau; Pierre Karlsson; Richard Rebhan; N. Sundström

1997-01-01

283

The dynamics of entrepreneurship in ICT: case of mobile phones downstream services in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research paper explores the extent to which mobile phones downstreamservices, defined here as those provided using the existing connectivity, aregenerating opportunities for entrepreneurship development in Kenya. Afteridentifying the services of mobile payphones, money transfer and phone repair,the paper analyses the micro-enterprises providing them and their contributionto income and employment creation. It shows that majority of the enterprisesproviding the services

R. N. Kanothi

2009-01-01

284

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

285

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

286

Bringing user-generated content from Internet services to mobile augmented reality clients  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we describe a system for bringing usergenerated content to mobile augmented reality clients, taking in consideration the metadata required for visualizing it, at a sensor based tracking solution. Our proposal assumes that content is stored in multiple external Internet services, simply treated as a “cloud”, thus making the mobile client service agnostic. A prototype implementation was created

Petros Belimpasakis; Petri Selonen; Yu You

2010-01-01

287

Tunnel-Accessed Remote NATs for Always-Best-Connected Service and Application Mobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe the design, implementation and per- formance of a Remote NAT that can be used to provide an 'always-best-connected' service. In this service a mobile host will connect through the best possible network. Switching between the networks (even with IP address changes) will be transparent to the application. The solution that we propose is different from traditional mobility solutions

Vasantha Kumar; D. Manjunath

2009-01-01

288

The diffusion of interactive communication innovations and the critical mass: the adoption of telecommunications services by German banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interactive innovations are distinctive in that their adoption depends on the perceived number of others who have already adopted the innovation. Thus their rate of adoption does not take off in the familiar “S” shape until a critical mass of adopters has been reached. Data on the adoption of 12 telecommunications services by 392 German banks are used to explore

Alwin Mahler; Everett M. Rogers

1999-01-01

289

THE IMPACTS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE COMPETENCY ON JOB SATISFACTION IN THE SERVICE SECTOR: AN APPLICATION ON THE TURKISH BANKING SECTOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subject to the highly increased competition in almost all sectors especially in the service sector, the analysis of emotional intelligence competency and job satisfaction of employees has been one of the most crucial research subjects nowadays to get the highest productivity from employees in terms of almost all fields of the company. Since banking sector is one of the dynamic

Nazife Orhan; Hasan Dincer

2012-01-01

290

DNA Banking  

SciTech Connect

The author is involved in the ethical, legal, and social issues of banking of DNA and data from DNA analysis. In his attempt to determine the extent of DNA banking in the U.S., the author surveyed some commercial companies performing DNA banking services. This article summarizes the results of that survey, with special emphasis on the procedures the companies use to protect the privacy of individuals. 4 refs.

Reilly, P.R. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, Waltham, MA (United States))

1992-11-01

291

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

292

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1988-05-01

293

Mobile publishing ontologies : A Semantic-based service management model for the mobile publishing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile publishing promoted several industries development, which included cultural and creative industry, telecommunication industry, software vendors and hardware vendors. Mobile publishing completely depended on the mobile network. However, mobile network are based on an unreliable radio transmission, round-trip-delay and uneasily predictable costs for mobile usage. Consumers wanted to reduce costs and improved the quality of mobile communication.3G provided a technology

Hejie Chen; Dan Chen

2010-01-01

294

A Study on User Behavior and Acceptance of Electronic Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a study which investigates user behavior towards electronic banking (e-banking) and particularly in internet banking based on behavioral theoretical models and scales such as the theory of planned behavior (TPB), the diffusion of innovations theory, the technology acceptance model (TAM) and Kirton's adaptor-innovator scale (KAI). In this study, behavioral and personality patterns lead to certain hypothesis regarding

Chatzipoulidis Aristeidis; Mavridis Ioannis

2010-01-01

295

The Study of Clients' Buying And Consumption Behavior Of Financial-Banking Products And Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of every economic activity in general and the financial one in particular is the satisfaction of clients' necessities. The specifici ty of clients' consumption behavior in the financia l - banking realm, impose the understanding of the necessities and their occasional process to the banking system. The client's behavior analysis, as an obvious barometer of a bank evolution

Mitran Paula Cornelia; Bebeelea Mihaela

296

47 CFR 20.9 - Commercial mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL...services shall be treated as common carriage services and...service providers on a non-common carrier basis, if so authorized...person(s) with personal knowledge. The petition must be...

2012-10-01

297

47 CFR 20.9 - Commercial mobile radio service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES COMMERCIAL...services shall be treated as common carriage services and...service providers on a non-common carrier basis, if so authorized...person(s) with personal knowledge. The petition must be...

2011-10-01

298

47 CFR 80.106 - Intercommunication in the mobile service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...or with any public coast station. (b) Each public coast station must acknowledge and receive all communications from mobile stations directed to it, transmit all communications delivered to it which are directed to mobile stations...

2012-10-01

299

47 CFR 80.106 - Intercommunication in the mobile service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...or with any public coast station. (b) Each public coast station must acknowledge and receive all communications from mobile stations directed to it, transmit all communications delivered to it which are directed to mobile stations...

2011-10-01

300

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

301

76 FR 32901 - The Provision of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Access, Educational and Other Advanced Services in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...mobile devices operating in the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband...criteria established by the SBA. Broadband Radio Service and Educational Broadband Service. Broadband Radio Service systems, previously referred...

2011-06-07

302

Deployment of Mobile Broadband Service in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Broadband deployment in the United States is expanding rapidly but unevenly. Using new FCC census data on wireline and wireless broadband providers, we study mobile broadband provision within the United States. Although rural areas lag non-rural areas in the availability of residential access to both mobile and fixed broadband, mobile broadband is at least partially filling in geographical gaps in

James Prieger

2011-01-01

303

Why Do Banks Need a Central Bank?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The conventional view is that the joint provision of payments' services together with portfolio management functions by banks exposes the monetary system to contagious failure, which a Central Bank should prevent. The author argues, however, that the joint provision of payments' services and portfolio management could be safely conducted by mutual collective investment intermediaries without such Central Bank support, and

C. A. E. GOODHART

1987-01-01

304

Context-Aware Recommendations on Mobile Services: The m: Ciudad Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The European FP7 research project m:Ciudad - a metropolis of ubiquitous services - aims at the empowerment of users to create\\u000a services on mobile terminals. The project demonstrates various scenarios in which users either act as creator of services\\u000a or interact with the system to search for services or service construction components. The search and recommendation process\\u000a in the system

Andreas Emrich; Alexandra Chapko; Dirk Werth

2009-01-01

305

Mobilization of different metals between Tamarix parts and their crystal salts – soil system at the banks of river Nile, Aswan, Egypt  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to study the relation of the mobility and distribution of metals between Tamarix parts and their crystal salts – soil system, different experiments were conducted with plant-rich and plant-free soils at the banks of river Nile, Aswan, Egypt. For these purposes, Tamarix top and subsoil samples near and far from the plant were collected from six different locations

E. M. Fawzy; M. E. Soltan; S. M. Sirry

2006-01-01

306

International accounting harmonization, banking regulation, and Islamic banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim

2001-01-01

307

CRoSS: A Combined Routing and Surrogate Selection Algorithm for Pervasive Service Offloading in Mobile Ad Hoc Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advantage of mobile devices and wireless communication technologies, service offloading, as an important branch of pervasive computing, attracts much research. In service offloading, by offloading part of computation in the mobile device to a powerful surrogate, the total service execution time can be reduced and mobile devices' battery lifetime can be greatly prolonged. In this paper, we focus

Shumao Ou; Kun Yang; Liang Hu

2007-01-01

308

Towards end-to-end security in branchless banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile-based branchless banking has become one of the key mechanisms for extending financial services to low-income populations in the world's developing regions. One shortcoming of today's branchless banking systems is that they rely largely on network-layer services for securing transactions and do not implement any application-layer security. Recent results show that several of these systems are, in fact, not end-to-end

Saurabh Panjwani

2011-01-01

309

The Living Laboratory: A holistic approach for understanding the performance of future Mobile services and networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

this paper presents the Mobile Services Living Laboratory - a practical approach for evaluating service provision in cellular networks. Our approach promotes an end- to-end view of the system by providing an effective means to store information from both terminal and network sides, together with integrated mechanisms for retrieving feedback on user-perceived service quality. The current implementation of the Living

Zary Segall; Pietro Lungaro; Pavan Kumar; Vikrant Nandakumar

2011-01-01

310

A Cluster Based Service Discovery Model for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile ad hoc networks, as a typical example of self-organized networks, represent an emerging and promising communication paradigm. Not only the variety of devices but also the diversity of services is continuously increasing. Such services must be provisioned in a flexible and distributed way without a central infrastructure. The discovery of such services is an involved task since it must

Hassan Artail; Haidar Safa; Hicham Hamze; Khaleel Mershad

2007-01-01

311

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Mikkonen; S. Väyrynen

2002-01-01

312

A Comparison in Hospitalization Rates Between a Community-Based Mobile Emergency Service and a Hospital-Based Emergency Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The aims of this study were to compare the rates of inpatient admission between a mobile community-based psychiatric emergency service and a hospital-based psychiatric emergency service, and to identify the clinical characteristics of consumers more likely to be admitted to hospital.Methods: A retrospective, quasi-experimental design was used with a 3-month cohort of all face-to-face emergency service contacts presenting at

Malcolm Hugo; Matthew Smout; John Bannister

2002-01-01

313

Mobile Commerce Application Development: Implementing Location-Aware Information Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile settingpsilas particularities and limitations are serious. In fact, enhancing the mobile browsing user experience is feasible only if perceptual and contextual considerations are employed. A case study of a context-aware location-based application is designed and implemented in this paper. It is capable to identify and to depict on the map userpsilas current location, to search and detect routes (and

Christos K. Georgiadis

2009-01-01

314

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

315

Mobility Assistants: A Perspective on New Service Providers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article reviews the history of orientation and mobility (OM) training for the visually impaired with emphasis on the increasing need for paraprofessional mobility assistants. Results of interviews with OM specialists (N=64) provided information on types of personnel trained, methods of training, and skills taught to OM assistants. (DB)|

Wiener, William R.; Uslan, Mark

1990-01-01

316

Mobile Technology and the Unsettled Ocean of Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flood, Tim; Black, Tom

2011-01-01

317

Four Corners Regional Commission (on Mobile Library Services to Navajo and Apache Counties).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the Four Corners Bookmobile project are to provide public library service related to the economic and social development and educational needs of the Indian reservations in northeastern Arizona by means of a mobile library unit. The impl...

1971-01-01

318

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Communications Systems: Backup Power Private Land Mobile Radio Services...deletes a rule setting forth backup power requirements for communications...deletes a rule providing that UHF television translators on Channels...such operations. There are no UHF television translators...

2012-05-16

319

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

320

CSI: A paradigm for behavior-oriented profile-cast services in mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose a new behavior-oriented communication paradigm in mobile networks, profile-cast, motivated by tight user-network coupling in mobile societies. In this novel paradigm, messages are sent to sender-specified target profiles, instead of machine IDs. We present a systematic framework for such services. First, we analyze the spatio-temporal stability of user mobility profiles constructed from empirical data sets, and they turn

Wei-jen Hsu; Debojyoti Dutta; Ahmed Helmy

321

Lessons from internet banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus on new technologies in service situations is growing and is of particular importance in financial services contexts. It is argued that there is mutuality of benefit for both bank and customer through the adoption of self-service technologies (SSTs), of which e-banking is but one example. While the economic imperative for banks' adoption of e-banking solutions is clear, the

Mark Durkin

322

The Design and Application of Mobile-Based Patent Search Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we design a mobile-based patent search service system, described the architecture of module in details. During the process of module design, we propose many innovation views such as a user interface adapt to the mobile patent search environment, combining the user preferences of a patent with patent search information, turning of patent information pages and so on.

Ming Qi; Xiaoming He

2009-01-01

323

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1992-01-01

324

An Optimized Message-Oriented Middleware Solution for Extending Enterprise Services to the Mobile Domain  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extension of services from the enterprise domain to the mobile infrastructure offers many attractive business cases for software companies. However, accomplishing this task poses many problems, which mainly stem from the differences of the environments and limited resources of the mobile terminals. One of the problems is application middleware frameworks applied in the Enterprise systems, which are difficult to

Pekka Pääkkönen; Daniel Pakkala; Markus Sihvonen

2005-01-01

325

Mining Cluster-Based Temporal Mobile Sequential Patterns in Location-Based Service Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researches on Location-Based Service (LBS) have been emerging in recent years due to a wide range of potential applications. One of the active topics is the mining and prediction of mobile movements and associated transactions. Most of existing studies focus on discovering mobile patterns from the whole logs. However, this kind of patterns may not be precise enough for predictions

Eric Hsueh-Chan Lu; Vincent S. Tseng; Philip S. Yu

2011-01-01

326

Let The Puppets Move! Automated Testbed Generation for Service-oriented Mobile Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing interest for techniques and tools fa- cilitating the testing of mobile systems. The movement of nodes is one of the relevant factors of context change in ubiquitous systems and a key challenge in the validation of context-aware applications. An approach is proposed to generate a testbed for service-oriented systems that takes into account a mobility model

Antonia Bertolino; Guglielmo De Angelis; Francesca Lonetti; Antonino Sabetta

2008-01-01

327

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

328

Towards Context-Aware Mobile Web 2.0 Service Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of new lightweight Web technologies and the development of mobile devices leads to a situation, where the users can consume the same Web services regardless of the place, time and device. Mobile devices are equipped with networking capabilities and sensors that provide versatile context and user-community information. This information enhances the user experience as it can be used

Timo Koskela; Nonna Kostamo; Otso Kassinen; Juuso Ohtonen; Mika Ylianttila

2007-01-01

329

Framework for Energy-Aware Lossless Compression in Mobile Services: The Case of E-Mail  

Microsoft Academic Search

Energy consumption caused by wireless transmission poses a big challenge to the battery lifetime of mobile devices. While the potential of using lossless compression for saving energy has been long acknowledged, no general solution has been proposed for applying lossless compression to energy adaptation for mobile services. We propose a proxy-based energy adaptation framework, in which the data to be

Yu Xiao; Matti Siekkinen; Antti Ylä-Jääski

2010-01-01

330

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

331

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…

Livingston, Alan K.

2009-01-01

332

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

B. S. Hasan

2005-01-01

333

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Burkhard Stiller

334

Privacy, trust, and justice considerations for location-based mobile telecommunication services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how the development of location-based services (such as those using global positioning satellite (GPS) systems) has accompanied the growth of mobile telecommunication, providing mobile telephone users with a variety of functions. The paper aims to considers the benefits and concerns that these location-based services present to consumers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The

Jengchung V. Chen; William Ross; Shaoyu F. Huang

2008-01-01

335

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Herbjørn Nysveen; Per E. Pedersen; Helge Thorbjørnsen

2005-01-01

336

Efficient Processing of Continual Range Queries for Location-Aware Mobile Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficient processing of continual range queries is important in providing location-aware mobile services. In this paper, we study a new main memory-based approach to indexing continual range queries to support location-aware mobile services. The query index is used to quickly answer the following question continually: “Which moving objects are currently located inside the boundaries of individual queries?” We present a

Kun-lung Wu; Shyh-kwei Chen; Philip S. Yu

2005-01-01

337

GSB STUDENT'S CONTRIBUTION THE EFFECTS OF PERCEIVED SERVICE QUALITY, CORPORATE IMAGE, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND SWITCHING COSTS ON CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN VIETNAMESE PRIVATE BANKS: A STUDY OF ASIA COMMERCIAL BANK IN HO  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of the impact of perceived service quality, corporate image, customer satisfaction, and switching costs on customer loyalty in a Vietnamese private bank. Additionally, this research aims to investigate the relationships between perceived service quality, corporate image and customer satisfaction. The data was collected from 400 respondents using SERVPERF survey

Nguyen Quoc Cuong

338

Mobile Educational Technology. A Casebook of School Library Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Baltimore County instructs its teachers in use and production of multimedia materials with two completely equipped mobile unites with a staff of media specialists. The program has been successful but is hampered by lack of funds. (JS)

Merryman, Donald

1970-01-01

339

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

340

An Ontology-Based Framework for Web Service Integration and Delivery to Mobility Impaired Users  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes an ontology-based framework whose purpose is to collect content from various existing Web services in order to fulfill the information needs of mobility impaired users, while they are planning a trip, moving from a city to another, or performing home control activities during the trip. In order to access the user-requested content the tool is equipped with semantic Web service search and discovery mechanisms. The service alignment tool, which is part of the presented framework, enables different service providers to map their Web services against a set of ontologies in order to support the discovery and invocation of services.

Kehagias, Dionysios D.; Tzovaras, Dimitrios

341

Impacts of mobile Internet use intensity on the demand for SMS and voice services of mobile network operators: An empirical multi-method study of German mobile Internet customers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scholarly and business publications alike convey the message that past and future strong growth in mobile Internet (MI) access and service demand has solely positive commercial implications for mobile network operators (MNOs). This position neglects the possibility that increasing MI use intensity may lead to demand decreases for the highly profitable short messaging service (SMS) and mobile voice telephony. The

Torsten J. Gerpott

2010-01-01

342

Mobile access to a multimedia tele-library service: a useful UMTS application for students who are motor impaired  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile Telecommunications offer great potential for people with special needs in communications, education, employment, entertainment and everyday living. Currently, however, there is a shortage of usable terminals, services and intelligent networks for these users, so that useful Unified Mobile Telecommunication Services (cf. UMTS) for these users cannot be easily realised. This paper describes the technical realisation of mobile access to

Van Mele

343

Performance Analysis of Location-Aware Mobile Service Proxies for Reducing Network Cost in Personal Communication Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose and analyze mobile service management schemes based on location-aware proxies with the objective to reduce the network signaling and communication cost in future personal communication systems (PCS). Under these schemes, a mobile user uses personal proxies as intelligent client-side agents to communication with services engaged by the mobile user. A personal proxy cooperates with the underlying location management

Baoshan Gu; Ing-ray Chen

2005-01-01

344

A Cross-Country Assessment of Bank Risk-Shifting Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks are important for mobilizing savings and then channeling those funds to productive investment projects. While providing these and other services that contribute to economic growth and development, banks take on various types of risks with the expectation that the return they receive will compensate for the risks. This paper presents a simple model and tests the extent to which

James R. Barth; Mark Bertus; Jiang Hai; Triphon Phumiwasana

2008-01-01

345

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

346

Modelling The Growth of 2G Mobile Services: An Agent Based Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

A simple agent based model of the growth of GSM mobile subscribers using SDML (strictly declarative modelling language) is described. This model specifically addresses the role of the Short Message Service (SMS) in that growth. Significantly, the agent based approach considers some of the broader socio-economic factors that determine uptake, the complex interactions between the services under consideration and the

D G Mansbridge; L E Sacks

347

The Effects of Consumer Preferences for Wireless Internet Services on the Demand for Mobile Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, smart phones such as the Galaxy S and IPhone, and tablet PCs such as the Galaxy Tab have been introduced and become widespread in the market, thus the environment for wireless Internet services has been improving. As the market has improved, consumer preferences for mobile devices and the relationship between these devices and wireless Internet services regarding consumer preferences

Daeyoung Koh; Hyunseung Cho; Yoon-Ah Jo

2011-01-01

348

Mobile Service Centers: A Potential Mechanism for Small Rural Community Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most perplexing problems for rural development is the provision of adequate service facilities. This paper is a discussion of one attempt at the resolution of this problem.The proposed mechanism for the delivery of integrated services to rural Appalachian communities is a railroad mobile unit. Incorporated within the proposed unit are to be medical, dental, guidance and counseling,

Ted L. Napier

1972-01-01

349

Spectrum Resource Assessment of the Aeronautical Mobile Service between 400 MHz and 17.7 GHz.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a spectrum resource assessment of the Aeronautical Mobile Service between 400 MHz and 17.7 GHz, which addresses the long-range planning of this service. It presents an assessment of 15 Federal Government frequency bands that are allocated to...

F. Matos

1984-01-01

350

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

351

Mobile Phones for Library Services: Prospects for Delta State University Library, Abraka  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of staff and students at Delta State University, Abraka showed that nearly all staff and students have a personal mobile phone, but that GSM technology has not been implemented in the library. Staff and students see potential for GSM use in library services, although there are problams with infrastructure, cost, and service interruption. Recommendations are made for improving

Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu; Josiah Oghenero Ruteyan; Aroghene Eghwubare

2010-01-01

352

Denial of Service Detection in Mobile Agent Systems with Dependencies in Computations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary. In connection with mobile agents, security aspects are extensively being discussed. In this context, denial of service attacks can cause tremendous economic damages and are, therefore, of considerable interest to researchers as well. Here, a special kind of denial of service attack is considered, focusing on malicious hosts that either delete received agents or prevent them from continuing their

Biljana Cubaleska; Markus Schneider

2007-01-01

353

i-Merc: A Mobile Robot to Deliver Meals inside Health Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the aim of increasing the quality of the meals transportation service inside hospitals and health care centers (HHCC), we are developing a dedicated mobile robot to perform this service, the i-Merc. This robot is equipped with a heating system in the meals compartment which guarantees the meals temperature and prevents bacteriologic proliferation. The i-Merc also integrates a personalized diets

Fernando Carreira; Tomé Canas; Arlindo Silva; Carlos Cardeira

2006-01-01

354

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chang, Shuchih Ernest; Pan, Ying-Hui Vera

2011-01-01

355

Orientation and Mobility Services to Students with Visual Impairments Enrolled in Iowa Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study gathered data on orientation and mobility services from questionnaires of 15 Iowa teachers serving visually impaired students and 11 supervisors of vision programs. Results indicated a lack of knowledge on the subject, a recognized shortage of qualified staff and services, and a need for students' skills evaluation. (PB)

Stewart, Ian; Zimmerman, George J.

1990-01-01

356

Charging, Accounting and Billing as a Sophisticated and Reconfigurable Discrete Service for next Generation Mobile Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evolution of the Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) creates an open market, where a large number of independent application\\/service providers will offer their services to the users through a limited number of network providers. Moreover, the convergence of the UMTS with the Internet world is about to alter the existing business models. The support of advanced business models is

Maria Koutsopoulou; Alexandros Kaloxylos; Athanasia Alonistioti

2002-01-01

357

Exploring the Potential of Mobile Services to Support Learning and Communication in University Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents initial results of our on-going activities regarding the use of smart phones and mobile services in university classrooms at Vaxjo University. The purpose of these trials was to explore and identify which content and services could be delivered to the smart phones in order to support learning and communication in the context of university studies. The activities

Marcelo Milrad; Daniel Bergman; Michele H. Jackson

2005-01-01

358

Using a Cloud-Hosted Proxy to support Mobile Consumers of RESTful Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

While mobile handsets have always been heavily used for data communication most notably SMS and basic internet services like email and browsing, they are now beginning to be used increasingly often as platforms for accessing IT resources exposed as web services. However due to the resource constrains of smartphones and the often unreliable wireless connections it remains challenging to link

Shomoyita Jamal; Ralph Deters

2011-01-01

359

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

2007-08-01

360

Mobile economics and pricing of health care services.  

PubMed

This paper presents tools and concepts to analyze the business environment of the biopharmaceutical industry. It was presented at MEDETEL 2010. Emerging paradigms appear in that industry and new ways to value life science technologies are developed especially using mobile economics analysis. At a time, mobile computing technologies revolutionize the field of health care, this paper contributes to show how the value chain concept can be useful to analyze the value system in a mobile computing environment. It is also a milestone for the designs of future technology platforms and of health care infrastructure, in order to retain enough value between innovators, new and traditionnal players from life science, IT and other new comers, in a fragmented global competitive environment. PMID:23079949

Huttin, Christine C

2012-01-01

361

Mobile Web Service Discovery in Peer to Peer Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The advanced features of today's smart phones and hand held devices, like the\\u000aincreased memory and processing capabilities, allowed them to act even as\\u000ainformation providers. Thus a smart phone hosting web services is not a fancy\\u000aanymore. But the relevant discovery of these services provided by the smart\\u000aphones has became quite complex, because of the volume of services

Satish Narayana Srirama; Matthias Jarke; Wolfgang Prinz

2010-01-01

362

Parlay and mobile agents in a homogenized service provision architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an innovative architecture for creation and provision of services running homogeneously over different networks. This primarily implies the fact that the service logic has to be independent of the underlying network. Until now, such convergence between public switched telephony network (PSTN) and Internet is achieved in the transport layer. This is the case of dial-up connection where

Emmanouil S. Chaniotakis; Andreas E. Papadakis; Nikolaos D. Tselikas; Georgios A. Leoleis; Iakovos S. Venieris

2002-01-01

363

Location-based mobile tourist services - first user experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vision of nomadic users having seamless, worldwide access to a range of tourist services seams within reach, within only a few years from no w. While much of the underlying technology is already available, there are challeng es with respect to usability that need intelligent solutions. CRUMPET has realized a personalized, location-aware tourism service, implemented as a multi-agent system

Barbara Schmidt-Belz; Alexander Zipf; Heimo Laamanen; Stefan Poslad

2003-01-01

364

Mobile government for improved public service provision in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of ICT as a communication channel and a platform for effective public service provision has been established as an internationally agreed fact. With the help of ICT tools citizens can be provided with a wide selection of business, public and government services. With the challenges facing most developing countries in effectively and inclusively implementing electronic government, a number

Mzomuhle NKOSI; Fisseha MEKURIA

2010-01-01

365

Supporting Mobile Education for Pre-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

366

Mobile Payment Service Development - Managerial Implications Of Consumer Value Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tom Dahlberg; Niina Mallat

2002-01-01

367

Extending European Information Access Through Mobile Library Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will provide an overview of Greek public libraries; it will then focus on the MOBILE project by summarising the design stages and the anticipated outcomes. Particular emphasis is placed on the user surveys and the results: how the surveys were designed and the factors which dictated the choice of user groups to target in the survey; the research

Julie Carpenter; Ioannis Trohopoulos

1997-01-01

368

A Fuzzy Controller for a Health Services Mobile Robot  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Fernando Carreira; Tomé Canas; Joao Sousa; Carlos Cardeira

2007-01-01

369

The Connector Service-Predicting Availability in Mobile Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this thriving world of mobile communications, the difficulty of communication is no longer contacting someone (the receiver), but rather con- tacting them in a socially appropriate manner. Ideally, senders should have some understanding of a receiver's availability in order to make contact at the right time, in the right contexts, and with the optimal communication medium. This paper describes

Maria Danninger; Erica Robles; Leila Takayama; Qianying Wang; Tobias Kluge; Rainer Stiefelhagen; Clifford Nass

2006-01-01

370

Design and performance evaluation of mobile web services in libraries : A case study of the Oriental Institute of Technology Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This research aims to use the Oriental Institute of Technology Library (the OIT Library) in Taiwan as a case to introduce some of the mobile web services which can be provided by a library, as well as to investigate and discuss the first two mobile web services offered by the OIT Library, the due-day reminder and renewal-request services,

Chun-Yi Wang; Hao-Ren Ke; Wen-Chen Lu

2012-01-01

371

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

372

Designing viable business models for context-aware mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark De Reuver; Timber Haaker

2009-01-01

373

Deploying IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services in future mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has proposed the Long Term Evolution and System Architecture Evolution (LTE\\/SAE) as the next stage of technologies aimed at overcoming the limitation in the existing 2G and 3G networks while driving mobile networks towards 4G standardisation. Although a new architecture has been proposed for the LTE\\/SAE, however, some technologies from the existing 2G and

A. Oredope; V. Pham; B. Evans

2011-01-01

374

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The critical parameters resulting from the restructuring of Space Station Freedom which necessitated the redesign of the Mobile Remote Service Base System (MBS) are described. These include optimization of robotic attachment locations for access to the Space Station truss-mounted orbital replacement units, transport of logistics carriers to the maintenance sites, minimization of EVA overhead associated with maintenance, self-maintenance of other mobile servicing system (MSS) elements on the MBS, and balancing of station EVA and extravehicular robotics in a complementary fashion to minimize maintenance overhead in general. Consideration is given to the configuration of the resulting MBS, which provides the program with maximum flexibility to utilize the assets of the MSS and optimizes end-to-end maintenance with regard to the use of station resources such as crew time and power. Maintenance and servicing scenarios which are instrumental to the reconfigured MBS as well as the results of improved maintenance capability are presented.

Darlington, T.; Krukewich, K.

1992-08-01

375

An Evaluation of MyArtSpace: a Mobile Learning Service for School Museum Trips  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the main findings of the final evaluation study of the MyArtSpace project. MyArtSpace is a combined mobile phone and web-based service to support learning between schools and museums. On arriving for a museum visit the children are loaned mobile phones running the MyArtSpace software. They can view multimedia presentations of museum exhibits, take photos, make voice recordings, write

Mike Sharples; Peter Lonsdale; Paul Rudman; Giasemi Vavoula

376

Quality-of-service signaling for next-generation IP-based mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a novel end-to-end QoS architecture that enables seamless services over heterogeneous wireless access networks. We discuss the main architectural approaches and design issues of mobility-aware QoS signaling in IP networks. Then we introduce a QoS signaling architecture that integrates resource management with mobility management. It is based on a domain resource manager concept and nicely supports various handover

Joachim Hillebrand; Christian Prehofer; Roland Bless; Martina Zitterbart

2004-01-01

377

Provisioning of medical quality of services for HSDPA and mobile WiMAX in healthcare applications.  

PubMed

Mobile healthcare, or m-health, is an evolutionary concept that provides both mobility and an 'always connected' healthcare functionality. The development of this concept depends on how best the available bandwidth in (HSDPA/HSUPA) and emerging (Mobile WiMAX) networks can be correlated with the relevant medical quality of services issues. In this paper we address and discuss some of these issues and challenges. We also provide an example of a bandwidth demanding application to verify such provision mechanisms. PMID:19963726

Istepanian, Robert H; Philip, Nada Y

2009-01-01

378

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

379

A crowdsourcing based mobile image translation and knowledge sharing service  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

380

Mobile satellite services: A survey of business needs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conceptualizing and understanding the international business traveler's communication requirements by the use of a survey and selection of a mobile satellite system that satisfies those requirements are discussed. Chapter 5 incorporates an in depth analysis of the respondent's answers to survey questions and graphing them with frequency distribution histograms. Chapter 6 concludes with a selection of the most likely MSS manufacturer who appears to satisfy those communication requirements discovered in the previous chapter. Following a general-introduction in Chapter 1, the current climate of mobile satellite system (MSS) providers is discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 assesses the implication of launch vehicles as it pertains to the political, technical, and financial aspects of MSS manufacturers and users. Special attention is provided, when possible, between the political environment and its relationship with forefront technology. In chapter 4, the procedure that was used to create the survey and its research methodology is shown. Graphs and charts are used, where appropriate, for the purpose of clarity and readability.

Hainzer, Eric M.

381

Modela-TV: Service Personalization and Business Model Management for Mobile TV  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents Modela-TV, a research project which investigates how free-to-air file download services can be the basis of new business models in mobile multimedia content delivery networks. Hereby, we present the proposed system architecture, together with implementation guidelin es for the main technologies involved. A novel method for the perso nalization of broadcast file download services, based on cache

Francisco Fraile; Ismael de Fez; Juan Carlos Guerri

382

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wha Sook Jeon; Dong Geun Jeong; Bonghoe Kim

2004-01-01

383

Channel Aware Scheduling for Multiple Service Flows in OFDMA Based Mobile WiMAX Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider a channel aware scheduling for the downlink multi-service flows in orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) based mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)system. We propose an intelligent medium access control (MAC) that adapts with the physical layer in response to the different QoS requirements of the diverse service flows in the system. This adaptation is represented by

Tara Ali-yahiya; André-luc Beylot; Guy Pujolle

2008-01-01

384

Service Class Migration In England and Wales, 1980–1981: Identifying Gender-Specific Mobility Patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

BOYLE P. J. and HALFACREE K. H. (1995) Service class migration in England and Wales, 1980-1981: identifying gender-specific mobility patterns, Reg. Studies29, 43-57. Gendered patterns of service class migration were observed between the metropolitan counties and regional remainders within England and Wales using 1981 Census data. Observed flows were analysed in terms of the north-south migration divide and counterurbanization, and

Paul J. Boyle; Keith H. Halfacree

1995-01-01

385

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

386

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

387

E-Banking Products and Services for Agribusiness Based Eco-Economy, with Ways “From the Farm to the Fork” in Forecasting the Developed and Developing Countries on Period 2020-2050-2100  

Microsoft Academic Search

Before starting discussing about electronic banking services, we must believe of the revolution of electronic banking concept in rural area. The big challenge of the present is to render the power of the green concept in the context of e-economy development, especially e-banking. In this circuit the people of the future, the inhabitants of the farms and small villages, should

Brindusa Covaci

2009-01-01

388

Mobile lithotripsy services: best bet for most hospitals.  

PubMed

During its short history, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has revolutionized the treatment of kidney stones and may well have a substantial impact on gallstone treatment. The two technologies are potential money makers for hospitals if properly planned for and conceived. For the majority of hospitals, shared arrangements, whether they involve leases or joint ventures, are the key to a successful lithotripsy program. Rural and midsized communities have the greatest need for renal lithotripsy, and hospitals in these areas should explore mobile programs. Urban hospitals located in areas where there is already adequate access to lithotripters are well advised to work with established programs unless the price of lithotripters drops significantly. The demand for biliary lithotripsy remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: hospitals that don't prepare for it now will be left behind once the technology finds it niche. PMID:10292362

Dougherty, E; Hagin, D

1989-03-01

389

Mobiscope: A Scalable Spatial Discovery Service for Mobile Network Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobiscope is a discovery service where clients submit longrunning queries to continually find sets of moving network resources\\u000a within a specified area. As in moving object databases (MODBMSs), moving resources advertise their positions as functions\\u000a over time. When Mobiscope receives a query, it runs the query statically against advertisements (ads) that are currently cached\\u000a by Mobiscope, and then continuously over

Matthew Denny; Michael J. Franklin; Paul Castro; Apratim Purakayastha

2003-01-01

390

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Youngjin Yoo; Kalle Lyytinen; Heedong Yang

2005-01-01

391

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gonçalves, Vânia

392

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

393

The adoption of virtual banking: an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtual banking is broadly defined in this paper as the provision of banking services via means other than traditional physical branches. Currently, virtual banking exists in the forms of ATM, phone banking, home banking and Internet banking. Understanding people’s adoption intention of virtual banking can help financial institutions to formulate appropriate marketing strategies for new forms of banking. Theory of

Shaoyi Liao; Yuan Pu Shao; Huaiqing Wang; Ada Chen

1999-01-01

394

Integrating Overlay Protocols for Providing Autonomic Services in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Next generation network characteristics increase the complexity in the design and provision of advanced services, making inappropriate the selection of traditional approaches. Future networks are becoming larger in scale, more dynamic and more heterogeneous. In order to cope with these requirements, services are expected to adapt to environmental conditions and require minimum human intervention. In this paper a new model for providing autonomous and decentralized services is proposed, especially focusing on mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Using a newly proposed four-layered approach, service development may be realized independently from the underlying physical network. In a reference implementation, it is demonstrated that it is possible to set up an overlay network that hides any network changes from the service layer. Multiple mechanisms have been adapted in order to efficiently — in terms of message exchanges and convergence time — operate over an ad hoc environment. Finally, it is demonstrated that a specific service could operate over a dynamic network with multiple failures.

Gouvas, Panagiotis; Zafeiropoulos, Anastasios; Liakopoulos, Athanassios; Mentzas, Gregoris; Mitrou, Nikolas

395

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

396

Middleware support for service discovery in special operations mobile ad hoc networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology can play a significant role in the management and coordination activities of special operations such as emergency response, military combat missions, forest firefighting, etc. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) can be used quite effectively to manage resource sharing in such operations due to their flexibility and ease of establishment. The concept of service discovery has some appealing characteristics and

Yasser Gadallah; Mohamed Adel Serhani; Nader Mohamed

2010-01-01

397

Filling the Gaps in Fixed-Mobile Convergences : The Emerging Role of PIS (Portable Internet Service)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to analyze PIS (Portable Internet Service), a new emerging wireless technology designed to enable high-speed mobile Internet access, from a various perspective. First, this paper addresses PIS technology and recent developments by providing the industry standards and some market trials. A detailed analysis of pros and cons of PIS technology is, then, introduced to highlights the importance

Hyeongjik Lee

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

399

Provision of High-Quality Orientation and Mobility Services to Older Persons with Visual Impairments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The provision of high quality orientation and mobility (O&M) services to older persons with visual impairments requires consideration of problems in attitudes, client characteristics, financial resources, inservice training, and the availability of age-appropriate assessment instruments. This paper discusses research on O&M interventions and…

Hill, M.-M.

1991-01-01

400

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Naod Duga; Henok Getachew

401

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jerry Freibaum

1990-01-01

402

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gao, Liang; Han, Yu-min

2013-03-01

403

Tactical Services Provider: Best practices & lessons learned for securing the mobile wireless extension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leveraging the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) experience on the Tactical Services Provider (TSP) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD), this paper analyzes the security weaknesses and vulnerabilities of mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) in the TSP architecture and explains DISA's approach to deploying an integrated, multi-layer Information Assurance (IA) solution. Specifically, this paper addresses the protection of user

B. Bennett; R. N. Schwalm; P. Hemmings

2009-01-01

404

Does “Satisfaction” with Local Public Services Affect Complaints (Voice) and Geographic Mobility (Exit)?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Political systems may respond not only to elections but also to expressions of dissatisfaction through complaints and geographic mobility. Understanding the implications of citizen dissatisfaction with local public services is the goal of this article, which examines empirically two forms of consequences of dissatisfaction—complaints to governmental agencies and decisions to move. The authors find that dissatisfied individuals are more likely

Paul J. Devereux; Burton A. Weisbrod

2006-01-01

405

Mobile Social Network Services for Families With Children With Developmental Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

As Internet technologies evolve, their applications have changed various aspects of human life. Here, we attempt to examine their potential impact on services for families with de- velopmentally delayed children. Our research is thus designed to utilize wireless mobile communication technologies, location ser- vices, and search technology in an effort to match families of spe- cific needs with potential care

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

2011-01-01

406

Investigation of Energy Consumption of Mobile Station for Instant Messaging Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yun Won Chung

2011-01-01

407

Provable secure authentication protocol with anonymity for roaming service in global mobility networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

User authentication is an important security mechanism for recognizing legal roaming users. The emerging global mobility network, however, has called for new requirements for designing authentication schemes due to its dynamic nature and vulnerable-to-attack structure, which the traditional schemes overlooked, such as user anonymity. In this paper, we propose an efficient wireless authentication protocol with user anonymity for roaming service.

Tao Zhou; Jing Xu

2011-01-01

408

A Model of a Mass Medical Service System for Emergency Recovery Based on Mobile Telemedical Complexes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile telemedical complexes (MTC) play an important role in providing medical services in emer? gency situations in remote regions. MTC are usually mounted on a truck that can be dispatched to the emer? gency situation (ES) site and that contains medical diag? nostic, therapeutic, and telecommunication devices. MTC allow medical consultations to be carried out at the ES site, thereby

V. A. Drogovoz; O. I. Orlov; Yu. A. Berkovich

2009-01-01

409

Bounded Rationality and Consumer Research: Lessons From a Study of Choices of Mobile Phone Service Contracts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws lessons about the allocation of resources to research aimed at studying the efficiency of consumer decision making in complex, fast-moving markets. These lessons emerged during research involving a large-sample survey of choices of mobile phone service plans by Australian consumers. In this kind of market, researchers will run into difficulties in collecting and evaluating data, and market

Peter Earl; Lana Friesen; Kristin Hatherley

2011-01-01

410

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

411

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

412

A service-oriented medical framework for fast and adaptive information delivery in mobile environment.  

PubMed

The need for fast treatment of patients in critical conditions motivates the use of mobile devices to provide prompt and consistent communication between hospitals and physicians. We propose a framework that supports ubiquitous access to medical systems using personalized mobile services and integrated medical systems. The proposed service-oriented medical framework provides dynamically composed services that are adapted to contextual variables such as the user's role, the network bandwidth, and resources available at mobile devices while supporting task allocation in distributed servers for massive resource-consuming services. It also manages accurate patient data by integrating local medical systems using medical information standards such as Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine and Health Level 7. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of our framework by building a prototype of context-based adaptation of computerized tomography image retrieval for acute stroke treatments, which allows images to be viewed on mobile devices with WiMax wireless network. The proposed medical framework reduces hospital delays of patients and facilitates treatments in the absence of medical specialists. PMID:19775976

Park, Eunjeong; Nam, Hyo Suk

2009-09-22

413

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

414

Design and analysis of hybrid approach to mobile TV service over WiMAX network  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a novel mobile TV service over WiMAX network. Instead of using broadcasting method or unicasting scheme, we use a hybrid approach that exploits adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) gain in unicast scheme and at the same time accommodates arbitrary many users watching the same channel like broadcast method, which enables to increase wireless capacity for

Seung-Eun Hong; Woo-Yong Lee

2009-01-01

415

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

MATTHEW O. ADIGUN

2009-01-01

416

[Experience with mobile units of Disaster Medicine Service of the Russian Defense Ministry in local wars and armed conflicts].  

PubMed

The article describes the experience of using of mobile medical units for medical support of combat operations in the armed conflicts in the North Caucasus. The factors affecting the operation of medical services in local wars and armed conflicts are analyzed. Suggestions for the optimization of organizational structure and principles of the use of mobile units service Emergency Medicine are formulated. PMID:22165586

Korniushko, I G; Iakovlev, S V; Vladimirov, E V

2011-09-01

417

An Empirical Analysis of Cloud, Mobile, Social and Green Computing: Financial Services IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Financial services organisations have shown a significant interest in the adoption of emerging cloud, mobile, social networks and green computing environments for managing the needs of their complex business processes and systems. How will these emerging technologies affect and be embraced by financial services organizations in practice? This paper presents empirical exploratory research on the applicability of emerging cloud, mobile,

Asif Qumer Gill; Deborah Bunker; Philip Seltsikas

2011-01-01

418

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.

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

2008-01-01

419

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1992-11-01

420

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2008-01-01

421

Banks’ Internationalization Strategies: The Role of Bank Capital Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies how capital requirements influence a bank’s mode of entry into foreign financial markets. We develop a model of an internationally operating bank that creates and allocates liquidity across countries and argue that the advantage of multinational banking over offering cross-border financial services depends on the benefit and the cost of intimacy with local markets. The benefit is

Diemo Dietrich; Uwe Vollmer

2006-01-01

422

New Distribution Models for Financial Services: The Italian Banks' Approach to the On Line Trading Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, customers' demands on financial services have changed significantly and the number of customers who engage in electronic commerce for financial transactions has increased considerably in the past years (Business Week, May 25, 1998). Due to the increase in income as well as improved information on financial services, customers are becoming more price-sensitive, more rational in decision-making and

Franca Cantoni; Cecilia Rossignoli

2000-01-01

423

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Brangier, Francis

1991-07-01

424

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

425

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

426

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

427

A Decentralized VPN Service over Generalized Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a decentralized VPN service that can be built over generalized mobile ad-hoc networks (Generalized MANETs), in which topologies can be represented as a time-varying directed multigraph. We address wireless ad-hoc networks and overlay ad-hoc networks as instances of Generalized MANETs. We first propose an architecture to operate on various kinds of networks through a single set of operations. Then, we design and implement a decentralized VPN service on the proposed architecture. Through the development and operation of a prototype system we implemented, we found that the proposed architecture makes the VPN service applicable to each instance of Generalized MANETs, and that the VPN service makes it possible for unmodified applications to operate on the networks.

Fujita, Sho; Shima, Keiichi; Uo, Yojiro; Esaki, Hiroshi

428

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

PubMed Central

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

Lee, Jaebeom

2013-01-01

429

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.

Lee, Chulhee

2009-01-01

430

The Future World of Ambient Intelligent Services - Mobile-phone-centric Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes some possible use-case scenarios of mobile-phone-centric ambient intelligence services which are predicted to be soon a seamless part of our lives. Am- bient intelligence (AmI) is a technologically advanced en- vironment with a core emphasis on its natural outlook and use, with technological structure completely hidden from the user. The emergence of ambient intelligence has been made

Pardeep Maheshwaree

431

Enhancement of DeLC for the provision of intelligent mobile services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents new enhanced version of Distributed eLearning Center (DeLC), providing intelligent mobile services for users in a university campus. The main enhancements are related to the extension of DeLC network model to a 3-tier structure and introduction of new intelligent elements into it. A re-engineering approach for the realization of required changes in DeLC system architecture is proposed,

I. Ganchev; S. Stojanov; M. O'Droma; I. Popchev

2004-01-01

432

Service Interface and Replica Management Algorithm for Mobile File System Clients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Portable computers are now common, a fact thatraises the possibility that file service clients might moveon a regular basis. This new development requires rethinkingsome features of distributed file system design.We argue that existing approaches to file replica managementwould not cope well with the likely behaviorof mobile clients, and we present our solution: a lazy"server-based" update operation. This operation facilitatesfast, scalable,

Carl D. Tait; Dan Duchamp

1991-01-01

433

Definition of a commercial mobile satellite services network to meet DoD communications needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commercial-based satellite networks have the potential to provide cost effective communications support for the Department of Defense (DoD's) less critical needs which include administration, logistics, and other support functions. This paper summarizes the definition of a possible multi-vendor Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) network architecture. A determination is presented as to what degree existing and planned commercial MSS systems could satisfy

K. M. Price; R. G. Leamon

1993-01-01

434

Operating theater blood transaction system. A "virtual" blood transfusion service that brings the blood bank to the operating table.  

PubMed

We describe an operating theater blood transaction system (OTBTS) that is a novel computer software system incorporating electronic crossmatch and the concept of a "self-service" blood banking system in the operating theater. Through this system, the surgeons and the anesthetists can issue blood units for intraoperative transfusion for the patients with a negative antibody screen without the need for a porter service or pneumatic tube system. Since implementation of the OTBTS, the time for obtaining compatible blood for intraoperative transfusion has been reduced from 20 to 30 minutes to around 1 minute. Furthermore, the crossmatch-transfusion ratio was reduced to 1.05. The 23% of patients who required extra blood units (i.e., more than originally anticipated) during surgery further benefited from the system. The blood stock reserved for patients undergoing surgery was reduced by 20%. Therefore, the OTBTS is a system that can greatly enhance the efficiency and safety of intraoperative transfusion and can also save workforce resources. PMID:10510671

Wong, K F; Lee, A W; Hui, H L; Chang, F K; Mak, C S; Kwan, A M

1999-10-01

435

The mediating effect of organizational reputation on customer loyalty and service recommendation in the banking industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The overall purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the mediating effect of organizational reputation on service recommendation and customer loyalty. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Four models were developed that were variations of the American Customer Satisfaction Model (ACSM). These models were then tested by using the Partial Least Squares (PLS) procedure on a data collected from

Nick Bontis; Lorne D. Booker; Alexander Serenko

2007-01-01

436

A cloud system for mobile medical services of traditional chinese medicine.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-10-01

437

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

438

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

C. D. Clair

1993-01-01

439

Biological SOAP servers and web services provided by the public sequence data bank  

PubMed Central

A number of biological data resources (i.e. databases and data analytical tools) are searchable and usable on-line thanks to the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) servers. The output from the web server is easy for us to browse. However, it is laborious and sometimes impossible for us to write a computer program that finds a useful data resource, sends a proper query and processes the output. It is a serious obstacle to the integration of distributed heterogeneous data resources. To solve the issue, we have implemented a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) server and web services that provide a program-friendly interface. The web services are accessible at http://www.xml.nig.ac.jp/.

Sugawara, H.; Miyazaki, S.

2003-01-01

440

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

441

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

442

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.

Faghih, Mohammad Mehdi; Moghaddam, Mohsen Ebrahimi

2011-01-01

443

A QoS management middleware based on mobility prediction for multimedia service continuity in the wireless Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

New challenging service scenarios are integrating mobile wireless devices with limited and heterogene- ous capabilities. This not only calls for novel solutions to support different forms of mobility and connectivity in wired-wireless integrated networks, but also stresses the necessity of Quality of Service (QoS) tailoring and adaptation, especially in resource-consuming applica- tions such as multimedia distribution. The paper pre- sents

Paolo Bellavista; Antonio Corradi

2004-01-01

444

The User Interface as a Supplier of Intertwined e-Services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hultgren, Göran; Eriksson, Owen

445

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.

446

Joint based inversion control for trajectory tracking of the mobile servicing system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper studies nonlinear dynamics and control of a class of space station based mobile flexible two-link manipulators, normally referred to as the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The governing nonlinear, nonautonomous and coupled equations of motion are described first followed by the modal discretization procedure. A parametric response study suggests situations with unacceptable levels of deflections and accelerations for certain proposed missions, as well as station libration and payload positioning errors. An inverse control technique is proposed to achieve high tracking accuracy of the MSS in presence of maneuver induced disturbances. The control strategy is so designed as to regulate the libration of the Space Station as well as to insure joints tracking of prescribed trajectories, while limiting the effect of the structural vibration during large slewing maneuvers of the MSS. Two different control schemes, both based on the feedback linearization technique, are developed and their relative merit assessed.

Karray, F.; Modi, V. J.; Chan, J. K.

1992-08-01

447

The challenge of public library systems to meet information needs for diverse multi-cultural communities: a case of mobile library service in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper sets out with a background information and explains the contextual situation for adaptation of mobile service in the public library system in Kenya. It also presents the status quo and synchronizes the cross-types of mobile service that KNLS provides. The paper collates the mobile library bookstock with users needs and levels and makes deductions. The challenges that face

Richard Masaranga Atuti

448

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental... 6.302-3 Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental...or to achieve industrial mobilization...maintain an essential engineering,...

2010-10-01

449

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 false Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental... 6.302-3 Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental...or to achieve industrial mobilization...maintain an essential engineering,...

2009-10-01

450

Analysis of the Market Competitive Structure on Mobile Multimedia Services: Wibro, HSDPA, S-DMB, T-DMB  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studied on the future market competitive structure among mobile multimedia services that offer a variety of multimedia services and contents through wireless networks. In the past, forecasting methods based on market data would be used popularly in telecommunications industry. Now, methods are changed from market data based studies to customer preferences based ones. In this reason, paper use

Hyori Jeon; Yonghee Shin; Munkee Choi

2006-01-01

451

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

452

Technical considerations for the integration and verification of the Mobile Servicing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An overview of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Integration and Verification program is presented, with special emphasis on the critical parameters of the MSS which cannot be tested directly due to the absence of associated flight hardware and the constraints of a 1-g environment. Details on the test hardware, test software, and test methods used to verify the MSS performance are provided. Facilities which are used to support the verification process by providing integrated software/hardware evaluation in a simulated environment are described. The study demonstrates how an integrated verification program can be achieved, within the constraints described, to demonstrate that the MSS meets its design and performance requirements.

Foran, F. L.; Ashworth, K.

1992-08-01

453

Network signalling system design considerations in a multi-service mobile satellite communications system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The characteristics of the multiservice mobile satellite network signaling system are presented, and possible implementations of its subsystems are proposed in terms of signaling and call setup procedures, and multiple access techniques. Because of the severe L-band propagation environment, it is recommended that signaling messages on the L/Ku band signaling channel be kept to a minimum, and that the majority of signaling exchanges be performed in-band on the assigned voice channel and relayed back to the network control center via the more robust Ku-band signaling subsystem. A number of signaling subnetworks will be needed to efficiently address the service requirements.

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

454

Architecture and experimental results for quality of service in mobile networks using RSVP and CBQ  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efforts are underway to enhance the Internet with Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities for transporting real?time data. The\\u000a issue of wireless networks and mobile hosts being able to support applications that require QoS has become very significant.\\u000a The ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) provides a signaling mechanism for end?to?end QoS negotiation. RSVP has been designed to work\\u000a with wired networks. To make

Indu Mahadevan; Krishna M. Sivalingam

2000-01-01

455

Banking. Teaching Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One in a series of consumer education materials for teenagers, this document focuses on banking and banking services. The series is based on the philosophy that teens need the training and guidance to develop the skills needed to become competent consumers. Developed for 4-H Club members, the material is designed to acquaint students with the…

Florida Univ., Gainesville. Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

456

AN INVESTIGATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS SERVICES OFFERED BY COMMERCIAL BANKS IN SOUTH AFRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on findings of a unique study which collected information from the demand side of finance to understand the perceptions of small scale businesses from rural and semi-urban areas towards commercial banks. The study is an empirical investigation of perceptions and attitudes of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) towards commercial banks and consequently the importance SMEs regard of

Edwin Kachesa Bbenkelei

457

Does Relationship Lending Still Matter in the Consumer Banking Sector? Evidence from Two Financial Service Organizations in Vermont  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use actual loan applications submitted to a community development credit union (CDCU) and a traditional community bank to examine the role of relationship lending in the automobile loan market. We first show that the community bank relies upon credit scoring, not relationship lending; low-income households with poor credit histories are very unlikely to receive car loans from this traditional

Jessica Holmes; Jonathan Isham; Ryan Petersen; Paul Sommers

2005-01-01

458

[Practices of power in the Mobile Emergency Medical Service of Belo Horizonte].  

PubMed

The work of Mobile Emergency Medical Service (SAMU) involves the participation of several professionals that meet the demands of different levels of complexity in a huge geographic territory, with planning different of services with exclusively fixed structures. The aim of this study was to analyze the configuration of practices of power in the daily work of professionals of the SAMU. It was a qualitative case study which had been set in the SAMU of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The sample was composed by 31 workers and data were collected using semi-structured interview and than submitted to discourse analysis. In the context of struggles and power relations in SAMU, stands out 'the power of zero vacancy' and the 'uniform bodies and images of power in the SAMU'. It was possible to observe that power in SAMU is present as social practice, with its centrality moving according to lived situations and to interests in question. PMID:23596926

Veloso, Isabela Silva Cancio; Araujo, Meiriele Tavares; Alves, Marília

2012-12-01

459

Designing a user interface for service operations of an intelligent mobile manipulator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

User interfaces play an increasingly important role in robot applications. This paper presents the design and implementation of a multi-modal user interface for a mobile manipulator, consisting of an autonomous vehicle with a manipulator on it. It is capable of navigating in a real world and doing useful manipulations. The system is intended to provide services for handicapped people. The user interface is crucial for such a user to benefit from the services. The user interface designed for the system makes advantage of multimedia technology and combines graphics, speech and visualization into a coherent multi-modal interface. It serves as a user command interpreter, robot monitor and simulator. A user-centered design approach is adopted for enhanced understandability and usability.

Xu, Hong; van Brussel, Hendrik; Moreas, R.

1997-12-01

460

Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change.  

PubMed

Many ecosystem services are delivered by organisms that depend on habitats that are segregated spatially or temporally from the location where services are provided. Management of mobile organisms contributing to ecosystem services requires consideration not only of the local scale where services are delivered, but also the distribution of resources at the landscape scale, and the foraging ranges and dispersal movements of the mobile agents. We develop a conceptual model for exploring how one such mobile-agent-based ecosystem service (MABES), pollination, is affected by land-use change, and then generalize the model to other MABES. The model includes interactions and feedbacks among policies affecting land use, market forces and the biology of the organisms involved. Animal-mediated pollination contributes to the production of goods of value to humans such as crops; it also bolsters reproduction of wild plants on which other services or service-providing organisms depend. About one-third of crop production depends on animal pollinators, while 60-90% of plant species require an animal pollinator. The sensitivity of mobile organisms to ecological factors that operate across spatial scales makes the services provided by a given community of mobile agents highly contextual. Services vary, depending on the spatial and temporal distribution of resources surrounding the site, and on biotic interactions occurring locally, such as competition among pollinators for resources, and among plants for pollinators. The value of the resulting goods or services may feed back via market-based forces to influence land-use policies, which in turn influence land management practices that alter local habitat conditions and landscape structure. Developing conceptual models for MABES aids in identifying knowledge gaps, determining research priorities, and targeting interventions that can be applied in an adaptive management context. PMID:17355569

Kremen, Claire; Williams, Neal M; Aizen, Marcelo A; Gemmill-Herren, Barbara; LeBuhn, Gretchen; Minckley, Robert; Packer, Laurence; Potts, Simon G; Roulston, T'ai; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf; Vázquez, Diego P; Winfree, Rachael; Adams, Laurie; Crone, Elizabeth E; Greenleaf, Sarah S; Keitt, Timothy H; Klein, Alexandra-Maria; Regetz, James; Ricketts, Taylor H

2007-04-01

461

Discovering With QoS the geo-located Web services over next generation of mobile networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discovering with QoS the geo-located Web services is a great challenge in the client mobility context. In this paper, we propose a mechanism that collects for a particular geo-located Web service in a specific domain controlled by a geo-located discovery server GLWSM (geo-located Web services manager) the network bandwidth and the utilization factor of a supplier application server (SAS). Data

A. C. B. Linwa; S. Pierre

2005-01-01

462

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Liu, Chun; Sun, Liangyu; Yao, Lianbi

2008-11-01

463

Going Mobile with a Multiaccess Service for the Management of Diabetic Patients  

PubMed Central

Background Diabetes mellitus is one of the chronic diseases exploiting the largest number of telemedicine systems. Our research group has been involved since 1996 in two projects funded by the European Union proposing innovative architectures and services according to the best current medical practices and advances in the information technology area. Method We propose an enhanced architecture for telemedicine giving rise to a multitier application. The lower tier is represented by a mobile phone hosting the patient unit able to acquire data and provide first-level advice to the patient. The patient unit also facilitates interaction with the health care center, representing the higher tier, by automatically uploading data and receiving back any therapeutic plan supplied by the physician. On the patient's side the mobile phone exploits Bluetooth technology and therefore acts as a hub for a wireless network, possibly including several devices in addition to the glucometer. Results A new system architecture based on mobile technology is being used to implement several prototypes for assessing its functionality. A subsequent effort will be undertaken to exploit the new system within a pilot study for the follow-up of patients cared at a major hospital located in northern Italy. Conclusion We expect that the new architecture will enhance the interaction between patient and caring physician, simplifying and improving metabolic control. In addition to sending glycemic data to the caring center, we also plan to automatically download the therapeutic protocols provided by the physician to the insulin pump and collect data from multiple sensors.

Lanzola, Giordano; Capozzi, Davide; D'Annunzio, Giuseppe; Ferrari, Pietro; Bellazzi, Riccardo; Larizza, Cristiana

2007-01-01

464

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.

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

2009-01-01

465

Development of 3D mobile receiver for stereoscopic video and data service in T-DMB  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we present a development of 3D-T DMB (three-dimensional digital multimedia broadcasting) receiver for providing 3D video and data service. First, for a 3D video service, the developed receiver is capable of decoding and playing 3D AV contents that is encoded by simulcast encoding method and that is transmitted via T-DMB network. Second, the developed receiver can render stereoscopic multimedia objects delivered using MPEG-4 BIFS technology that is also employed in T-DMB. Specially, this paper introduces hardware and software architecture and its implementation of 3D T-DMB receiver. The developed 3D T-DMB receiver has capabilities of generating stereoscopic viewing on the glasses-free 3D mobile display, therefore we propose parameters for designing the 3D display, together with evaluating the viewing angle and distance through both computer simulation and actual measurement. Finally, the availability of 3D video and data service is verified using the experimental system including the implemented receiver and a variety of service examples.

Lee, Gwangsoon; Lee, Hyun; Yun, Kugjin; Hur, Namho; Lee, Soo In

2011-02-01

466

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

467

Evaluating electronic banking systems in developing nations through Analytic Hierarchy Process model: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the beginning of the late 1970s an impressive number of innovative electronic banking systems have been developed and tested commercially. One of the most important issues with respect to these innovations is the choosing best electronic banking method. The aim of this paper is to rank five electronic banking methods comprising ATM banking, Phone banking, Internet banking, Mobile banking

Ehsan Rasolinezhad

2009-01-01

468

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

469

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.

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

2008-01-01

470

INCREASING ACCESS TO HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING THROUGH MOBILE SERVICES IN KENYA: STRATEGIES, UTILIZATION AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS  

PubMed Central

This study compares client volume, demographics, testing results and costs of three ‘mobile’ HIV counseling and testing (HCT) approaches with existing ‘stand-alone’ HCT in Kenya. A retrospective cohort of 62,173 individuals receiving HCT between May 2005 and April 2006, was analyzed. Mobile HCT approaches assessed were community-site mobile HCT, semi-mobile container HCT, and fully mobile truck HCT. Data were obtained from project monitoring data, project accounts and personnel interviews. Results Mobile HCT reported a higher proportion of clients with no prior HIV test than stand-alone (88% vs. 58%). Stand-alone HCT reported a higher proportion of couples than mobile HCT (18% vs. 2%), and a higher proportion of discordant couples (12% vs. 4%). The incremental cost-effectiveness of adding mobile HCT to stand-alone services was $14.91 per client tested (vs. $26.75 for stand-alone HCT); $16.58 per previously untested client (vs. $43.69 for stand-alone HCT); and $157.21 per HIV-positive individual identified (vs. $189.14 for stand-alone HCT). Conclusions Adding mobile HCT to existing stand-alone HCT appears to be a cost-effective approach for expanding HCT coverage, for reaching different target populations, including women and young people, and for identifying persons with newly diagnosed HIV infection for referral to treatment and care.

GRABBE, Kristina L.; MENZIES, Nick; TAEGTMEYER, Miriam; EMUKULE, Gideon; ANGALA, Patrick; MWEGA, Irene; MUSANGO, Geraldine; MARUM, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

471

Land Mobile Radio/UHF Television Technical Advisory Committee final report in the matter of further sharing of the UHF television band by private land mobile radio services  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On May 31, 1985, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Notice) in General Docket No. 85-172 looking toward the use of UHF television spectrum in eight cities throughout the United States by eligible users in the Private Land Mobile Radio Services. Simultaneously, it adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) in the Docket No. 85-173 proceeding establishing a Land Mobile/UHF Television Technical Advisory Committee to provide assistance to the Commission regarding the possibility of additional land mobile use of UHF television channels. The Report is the work product of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) established by the FCC in the Docket No. 85-173 proceeding.

Torak, W.

1986-05-01

472

Slewing dynamics and control of the Space Station based mobile servicing system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A relatively general Lagrangian formulation for studying the nonlinear dynamics and control of spacecraft with interconnected flexible members in a tree-type topology is developed. Versatility of the formulation is illustrated through a dynamical study of the Space Station based two-link Mobile Servicing System (MSS). The performance of the MSS undergoing inplane and out-of-plane slewing maneuvers is compared. Results indicate that, in absence of control, the maneuvers induce undesirable librational motion of the Space Station as well as vibration of the links. Nonlinear control, based on the Feedback Linearization Technique (FLT), appears promising. Quasi-Closed Loop Control (QCLC), a variation of the FLT, is applied to control the libration of the Space Station. Once the attitude of the Space Station is controlled, the performance of the MSS improves significantly. For a 5-minute maneuver of the MSS, the maximum control torque required is only 34.5 Nm.

Modi, V. J.; Ng, A. C.; Karray, F.

1992-08-01

473

Development of aeronautical mobile satellite services over the past thirty years  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an overview of the development of aeronautical mobile satellite services (AMSS) over the past 30 years. The inherent shortcomings of present air-ground HF communications have hindered the development of civil aviation, but according to the Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) concept aeronautical satellite communication - including Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) - will be the key to eliminating the shortcomings of HF communication systems. Satellite-based communication and surveillance will significantly improve air traffic control (ATC) over the oceanic and remote terrestrial airspace, and it will benefit civil aviation authorities, airlines as well as passengers. This paper discusses the availability of system elements, and world wide trials, demonstrations and preoperational use of aeronautical satellite communications over past years are described. Future satellite systems possible for aeronautical communications are also discussed.

Chen, Guangren; Xiong, Fuqin

1994-12-01

474

Robust multiperson detection and tracking for mobile service and social robots.  

PubMed

This paper proposes an efficient system which integrates multiple vision models for robust multiperson detection and tracking for mobile service and social robots in public environments. The core technique is a novel maximum likelihood (ML)-based algorithm which combines the multimodel detections in mean-shift tracking. First, a likelihood probability which integrates detections and similarity to local appearance is defined. Then, an expectation-maximization (EM)-like mean-shift algorithm is derived under the ML framework. In each iteration, the E-step estimates the associations to the detections, and the M-step locates the new position according to the ML criterion. To be robust to the complex crowded scenarios for multiperson tracking, an improved sequential strategy to perform the mean-shift tracking is proposed. Under this strategy, human objects are tracked sequentially according to their priority order. To balance the efficiency and robustness for real-time performance, at each stage, the first two objects from the list of the priority order are tested, and the one with the higher score is selected. The proposed method has been successfully implemented on real-world service and social robots. The vision system integrates stereo-based and histograms-of-oriented-gradients-based human detections, occlusion reasoning, and sequential mean-shift tracking. Various examples to show the advantages and robustness of the proposed system for multiperson tracking from mobile robots are presented. Quantitative evaluations on the performance of multiperson tracking are also performed. Experimental results indicate that significant improvements have been achieved by using the proposed method. PMID:22542684

Li, Liyuan; Yan, Shuicheng; Yu, Xinguo; Tan, Yeow Kee; Li, Haizhou

2012-04-19

475

Efficient Service Production and Consumer Choice of Delivery Channels  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technologies, such as the Internet and mobile phones, give companies possibilities to deliver services to customers in multiple ways. In this article we analyse how banks have used the possibilities and how their retail customers have adopted new channels for different services. We developed a model for efficient delivery strategies based on institutional economics. The alternative generic strategies are

Tomi Dahlberg; Niina Mallat; Timo Saarinen; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen

2001-01-01

476

PERSONAL MOBILE SPORTS COMPANION: DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF IT-SUPPORTED PRODUCT-SERVICE- BUNDLES IN THE SPORTS INDUSTRY  

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

Uta Knebel; Jan Marco

477

Interactive TV and Mobile Communications: New Dimensions for Value Added Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mobile telecommunication and broadcast technology converge. Western European markets for mobile handsets are saturated and mobile handsets are now commodity. Digital TV as well as is just about to become reality in many European countries. Both fields converge. Broadcast offerings will more and more reach out to mobile handsets and vice versa. In this paper we share our view on

D. Florescu; J.-M. Hasemann

2005-01-01

478

Prehospital ECG transmission: comparison of advanced mobile phone and facsimile devices in an urban Emergency Medical Service System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To compare the speed and reliability of electrocardiogram (ECG) transmissions from the prehospital setting to a conventional table facsimile device and to an advanced mobile phone in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service System (HEMS). Methods: Eighteen authentic ECGs stored in the memory module of a monitor defibrillator were used. The ECGs were (1) sent directly from the monitor defibrillator

Olli Väisänen; Markku Mäkijärvi; Tom Silfvast

2003-01-01

479

Compatibility Analysis between Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Service and Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite (GMPCS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to explosive demand for wireless service and limited frequency spectrum resource, an efficient use of frequency spectrum has been a critical issue for making a full use of available frequency bands. In this paper, we analyze the compatibility between wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) and the global mobile personal communication by satellite (GMPCS) which is investigated by analyzing

Yong-il Oh; Chung Sang Lyu; Seong Teak Oh; Jin Young Kim

2008-01-01

480

Contribution to vision-based localization, tracking and navigation methods for an interactive mobile service-robot  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents vision-based robot navigation and user localization techniques of our long-term research project PERSES (personal service system), which aims to develop an interactive mobile shopping assistant that allows a continuous and intuitively understandable interaction with customers in a home store. Against this background, the paper describes a number of new or improved approaches, addressing challenges arising from the characteristics of

HORST-MICHAEL GROSS; HANS-JOACHIM BOEHME; TORSTEN WILHELM

2001-01-01

481

Mobile terminal and multimedia contents service providing system and method for call connection waiting using the same  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a terminal communication system, and more particularly to, a mobile terminal, which allows multimedia contents service for waiting for call connection to be provided in a terminal communication system, and a multimedia contents service providing system and method for call connection waiting using the same. The mobile terminal comprises: a wireless communication unit which receives multimedia contents from a multimedia contents providing server during a call connection waiting time to process the same upon originating a call; an audio processing unit which outputs audio signals of the multimedia contents received through the wireless communication unit; a control unit which controls the multimedia contents set according to time intervals so as to be outputted during the call connection waiting time; and a display unit which displays the multimedia contents.

2010-06-15

482

12 CFR 7.5001 - Electronic activities that are part of, or incidental to, the business of banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...business of banking. (1) An electronic banking activity is authorized for...incidental to customer use of electronic banking services; and (iv) Sale...customer's use of related electronic banking services, such as...

2013-01-01

483

12 CFR 7.5001 - Electronic activities that are part of, or incidental to, the business of banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...business of banking. (1) An electronic banking activity is authorized for...incidental to customer use of electronic banking services; and (iv) Sale...customer's use of related electronic banking services, such as...

2010-01-01

484

12 CFR 7.5001 - Electronic activities that are part of, or incidental to, the business of banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...business of banking. (1) An electronic banking activity is authorized for...incidental to customer use of electronic banking services; and (iv) Sale...customer's use of related electronic banking services, such as...

2009-01-01

485

12 CFR 225.145 - Limitations established by the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the activities and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...225.145 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the...companies by combining banking services with financial services not...

2009-01-01

486

12 CFR 225.145 - Limitations established by the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the activities and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...225.145 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987 on the...companies by combining banking services with financial services not...

2010-01-01

487

E-banking: challenges and opportunities in the Greek banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet technologies have a great potential for changing fundamentally the banks and the banking industry. The opportunities,\\u000a which the e-banking services and technologies offer to the banking sector in order to fulfil existing customer needs and to\\u000a attract new prospective customers, are the driving forces for banks in order to design, develop and operate their own e-banking\\u000a systems. This paper

Georgios Angelakopoulos; Athanassios Mihiotis

488

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

489

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.

2012-01-01

490

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

491

12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...closely related to banking. (a) Effective...transmission services for banking, financial and economic data...or transmission of banking, financial or economic data...

2010-01-01

492

12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...closely related to banking. (a) Effective...transmission services for banking, financial and economic data...or transmission of banking, financial or economic data...

2013-01-01

493

12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Y) Regulations Financial Holding Companies...closely related to banking. (a) Effective...transmission services for banking, financial and economic data...or transmission of banking, financial or economic data...

2009-01-01

494

Orientation and Mobility Services for Persons with Visual Impairments: South African Orientation and Mobility Practitioners' Eye View  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Orientation and mobility (O&M) practice is important because the population of persons with visual impairments is large enough to warrant planned action on measures to help them acquire independence and sustain their livelihoods. Most O&M practitioners in South Africa are full-time employees in non-governmental organizations. The few who work in…

Maguvhe, Mbulaheni O.; Dzapasi, Alphonce; Sabeya, Paula

2012-01-01

495

Orientation and Mobility Services for Persons with Visual Impairments: South African Orientation and Mobility Practitioners' Eye View  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Orientation and mobility (O&M) practice is important because the population of persons with visual impairments is large enough to warrant planned action on measures to help them acquire independence and sustain their livelihoods. Most O&M practitioners in South Africa are full-time employees in non-governmental organizations. The few who work in…

Maguvhe, Mbulaheni O.; Dzapasi, Alphonce; Sabeya, Paula

2012-01-01

496

GenBank.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-11-27

497

GenBank  

PubMed Central

GenBank® is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available DNA sequences for more than 165?000 named organisms, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the EMBL Data Library in the UK and the DNA Data Bank of Japan helps to ensure worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through NCBI's retrieval system, Entrez, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, go to the NCBI Homepage at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

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

2005-01-01

498

GenBank  

PubMed Central

GenBank (R) is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available DNA sequences for more than 205?000 named organisms, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects. Most submissions are made using the Web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the EMBL Data Library in Europe and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through NCBI's retrieval system, Entrez, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, go to the NCBI Homepage at .

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

2006-01-01

499

GenBank.  

PubMed

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

Benson, D A; Karsch-Mizrachi, I; Lipman, D J; Ostell, J; Rapp, B A; Wheeler, D L

2000-01-01

500

Using the analytic hierarchy process for bank management: Analysis of consumer bank selection decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bank decision makers depend on being able to identify and understand customer preferences in order to decide what programs and services the bank should offer. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) provides bank managers with the ability to integrate the multiattribute preferences of consumers using a hierarchical model to determine the bank's relative position in the marketplace. The suitability of AHP

Rajshekhar G. Javalgi; Robert L. Armacost; Jamshid C. Hosseini

1989-01-01