Title: Ubiquitous Computing Acceptance Model: end user concern about security, privacy and risk

Authors: Dong-Hee Shin

Addresses: Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University (WCU-funded program), International Hall, 53 Myeongnyun-dong 3-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-745, South Korea

Abstract: This study integrates cognitive and affective attitudes as the primary factors of influence to formulate a Ubiquitous Computing Acceptance Model (UCAM), which is intended to predict whether potential users will accept ubiquitous computing (u-computing). The goal of this study was to empirically assess the UCAM by identifying the factors that contribute to user attitudes and intentions in u-computing environments. This study is one of the first to empirically evaluate the relationships among trust, security, privacy, usefulness, ease of use and behavioural intention in the ubiquitous city context.

Keywords: mobile communications; pervasive computing; ubiquitous u-city; UCAM; ubiquitous computing acceptance model; user attitudes; user intentions; trust; security; privacy; usefulness; perceived ease of use; behavioural intention; ubiquitous city; perceived risk.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2010.031446

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2010 Vol.8 No.2, pp.169 - 186

Published online: 03 Feb 2010 *

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