M-Commerce Trends


Recent Trend in M-Commerce with Innovation Mobile Communication Technologies and Service, Special issue of Intl J Elec Bus, Edited by Albert Huang and Kamaljit I. Lakhtaria; Deadline 1 May 2011

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****** International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB) ******

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ISSN (Online): 1741-5063 – ISSN (Print): 1470-6067
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*** Call For Papers ***


*Guest Editors*

Dr. Albert Huang, University of Pacific, USA
Dr. Kamaljit I. Lakhtaria, Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science, India


Increasing number of mobile communication and wireless network users has generated strong demand for new mobile commerce (MC) applications and services. Mobile communication technologies are growing rapidly focusing on supporting high speed data transfer over communication network. Business organization and mobile communication network service providers are forced to bring new technologies to provide customers more reliable, secure, user-friendly, and affordable m-commerce and mobile services. With mobile communication technologies, users can enhances their lives in many ways, through communication, data sharing, entertainment, e-learning, e-Commerce, and mobile application services. Customer demand and mobile communication service supports together provide many new business opportunities and challenges to MC vendors and mobile network service providers, such as mobile content publishers, various marketplaces, entertainment, information services, etc. Innovative applications and services facilitate the growing users’ needs for MC services.

The growing demand of MC has drawn much attention from Academicians and Researchers as well. This special issue aims to covers latest development of mobile communication technologies & Internet technologies supporting innovation in MC, including emerging mobile communication technologies applied to MC, new MC models, and Web 2.0 applications in MC, next generation MC applications, ubiquitous computing environment and cloud computing environment employed by MC. With this special issue researchers and practitioners can exchange ideas, challenges, new business models and structures, and new technologies and solutions.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original and research papers addressing business and technical issues, challenges, solutions, and technologies for MC systems and applications. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by distinguish reviewers.

*Subject Coverage*

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 lesson learned reports in M-commerce and services
  • Finance / Banking Industry in M-Commerce
  • Future of M-Commerce
  • Innovative communication Technologies for M-commerce (e.g. 3G, NGN, IMS, LTE, SAE, 4G, HSPDA) Environment
  • Location Based Services (LBS) for M-commerce
  • M-Commerce & "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 Technology Extension
  • 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 & applications
  • M-Commerce in Pervasive Computing Environment
  • M-commerce security problems, technologies, solutions and privacy
  • Mobile advertising solutions, techniques, systems and platforms
  • Mobile agent 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 mobile 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 mobile commerce, (e.g., DMB, DVB-H, mobile TV)
  • Pricing and cost analysis of M-commerce services
  • RFID & 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 or if it has been completely re-written). The submitted manuscripts should follow the instructions as outlined in the Author Portal found on the http://www.icebnet.org/JMS/. Electronic submission in PDF format via the Author Portal is required. All submitted papers will be formally reviewed online. Accepted papers must follow the guidelines posted at: http://www.icebnet.org/author/ to format the final papers.

*Important Dates*

  • Final Date For Paper Submission: May 1, 2011
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: August 1, 2011
  • Submission of Revised Final Papers: September 1, 2011
  • Tentative Publication Date: November 2011

*Editor and Contact*

For any questions, please send e-mail bearing the subject line "IJEB Special Issue on M-Commerce" to:

Dr. Albert Huang
University of Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
USA Tel: +1 209 946 7494 E-mail: dralberthuang@gmail.com

Dr. Kamaljit I. Lakhtaria
M.C.A. Department
Atmiya Institute of Technology & Science
Yogidham, Kalawad Road
Rajkot, [Gujarat] – 360005
Tel: +91 281 256 3445 [Ext: 1226]
E-mail: kamaljit.ilakhtaria@gmail.com