Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering   »   2009 Vol.3, No.2/3

 

 

Title: An agent-oriented mobile payment system secured using a biometrics approach

 

Author: Huiqi Lu, Frederic Claret-Tournier, Chris R. Chatwin, Rupert C.D. Young, Zhongming Liu

 

Addresses:
Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QT, UK.
Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QT, UK.
Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QT, UK.
Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QT, UK.
College of Foreign Language, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, 130000, P.R. China

 

Abstract: The significant market growth of mobile commerce brings challenges for individuals, society and technology. The creation and maintenance of secure identities for online payment has emerged as an important priority for business and consumers. In order to address some of these challenges, an agent-oriented Biometric Mobile Payment (BMP) system is developed to provide a platform-independent payment system compatible with mobile phones. This system combines two elements: a mobile two-dimensional barcode reader and a Mobile Biometric Identification (MBI) system. In this application, mobile phone users can use the two-dimensional barcode reader to scan the barcodes of products or a bill that they would like to purchase or pay, and make payments via the mobile phone using the MBI system. By using this approach, fraud committed by impostors and the risks for financial institutions and mobile phone operators can be greatly reduced. By adopting the agent-oriented system design, the MBI system and mobile two-dimensional barcode reader can be used as stand-alone tools or they can collaborate seamlessly as a BMP system. The reusability of the software agents also allows more applications to use the MBI and BMP systems in future applications.

 

Keywords: mobile commerce; m-commerce; software agents; agent-based systems; biometrics; mobile computing; image processing; security; multi-agent systems; MAS; online payment; e-payment; electronic payment; mobile payment; m-payment; mobile phones; cell phones; barcodes; agent-oriented systems.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2009.023635

 

Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2009 Vol.3, No.2/3, pp.163 - 187

 

Submission date: 09 Sep 2008
Date of acceptance: 22 Oct 2008
Available online: 04 Mar 2009

 

 

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