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International Journal of Electronic Business
International Journal of Electronic Business


Special Issue on: "Theories and Practices in Mobile Commerce Technologies and Services"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Albert Huang, University of Pacific, USA
Dr. Kamaljit I. Lakhtaria, Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science, India

With an increasing variety of mobile applications, users can enhance their lives through better communications, data sharing, entertainment, mobile learning, mobile commerce and other mobile services. The large number of mobile users continues to generate a strong demand for more new mobile applications and services. Businesses and network service providers are forced to develop new technologies that provide customers with more reliable, secure, user-friendly and affordable mobile services. The trend also provides new opportunities and challenges to m-commerce vendors, mobile network service providers and mobile content publishers.

The increasing popularity of mobile commerce has also raised interest from the research community. This special issue aims to cover the latest developments in mobile communications and internet technologies related to innovation in m-commerce. With this special issue, researchers and practitioners can exchange ideas, challenges, new business models and new solutions.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers addressing research, theory, business and technical issues, challenges, solutions and technologies related to m-commerce systems and applications. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by scholars and practitioners in the related fields.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
  • Ambient intelligent frameworks, platforms and systems
  • Case studies of m-commerce innovative services
  • Context-aware applications for m-commerce
  • Customer relationship management in m-commerce
  • Deployment, experience and lessons learned reports in m-commerce and services
  • Finance/banking in m-commerce
  • Future of m-commerce
  • Innovative communication technologies for the m-commerce (e.g. 3G, NGN, IMS, LTE, SAE, 4G, HSPDA) environment
  • Location based services (LBS) for m-commerce
  • M-Commerce and "mobile 2.0" and/or mobile web 2.0 technology extensions
  • M-commerce and regional language support
  • M-commerce business models, processes, strategies, and market structure analysis
  • M-Commerce in cloud computing environment
  • M-Commerce in open source software and applications
  • M-Commerce in pervasive computing environment
  • M-commerce security problems, technologies, solutions and privacy
  • Mobile advertising solutions, techniques, systems and platforms
  • Mobile agents for m-commerce
  • Mobile brokerage, management and service mechanisms
  • Mobile computing models, technologies and solutions
  • Mobile database retrieval techniques, transaction models and caching techniques for m-commerce
  • Mobile digital home environment and intelligence
  • Mobile enabled architectures, middleware supports m-commerce
  • Mobile entertainment services and platforms for digital music, videos, tickets, and games
  • Mobile instant messaging systems and services
  • Mobile payment protocols, solutions, service systems and platforms
  • Mobile personalization, mobile service management, and natural language support
  • Mobile service middleware and platforms for m-commerce
  • Mobile supply chain management
  • Mobile-based e-learning and education environments
  • New mobile enterprise systems and applications
  • New mobile portals, mobile-based social networks, and marketplaces
  • New wireless multimedia technologies and platforms for m-commerce, (e.g., DMB, DVB-H, mobile TV)
  • Pricing and cost analysis of m-commerce services
  • RFID and barcodes, barcode 2.0 for m-commerce and services
  • Semantic web and services for m-commerce
  • Tools for design, deployment and evaluation of tag-based systems for m-commerce
  • Ubiquitous computing platform and services for mobile users

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.
Important Dates

Final Date for Paper Submission: 1 May, 2011

Paper Acceptance Notification: 1 August, 2011

Submission of Revised Final Papers: 1 September, 2011

Tentative Publication Date: November 2011