Title: Optimising server performance for location-aware client applications in mobile commerce: the repository manager's formula

Authors: James E. Wyse

Addresses: Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada

Abstract: An essential component in the provision of location-based services to location-aware client applications is an effectively managed server-based repository of locations relevant to the transactional requirements of mobile consumers. This article describes a location-aware method of repository management, investigates the dynamics of the method|s optimisation, and formulates a means by which repository managers may predict and maintain optimal levels of server performance.

Keywords: location-aware data management; mobile commerce; retrieval optimisation; spatial transactions; server performance; repository management; m-commerce.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2009.028902

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.210 - 219

Published online: 11 Oct 2009 *

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