Publication year: 2006
This book brings together the technological and business aspects of conducting commerce using ubiquitous and pervasive computing techniques, and also examines its implications for society at large. Individual chapters review the core technologies that make ubiquitous computing possible, the business standards that must be established to support the envisioned global infrastructures, and the applications that can be built today. They also examine business cases where investment in this technology is appropriate, as well as the economics mechanisms that must be designed for the effective use of such systems. Last but not least, the implications of ubiquitous and pervasive commerce for the legal system, employees and retailers, and the protection of the privacy of the general public are discussed.
: Computer Science, Business computer applications, Electronic Business, Mobile technologies, Network technologies, Protection, RFID, computer, design, human-computer interaction (HCI), information, pervasive computing, radio-frequency identification (RFID), service-oriented