Location dependent transaction for mobile environment

2009-02-04T12:37:51Z (GMT) by Ahmad H. Al-Qerem Walter Hussak
With recent advances of mobile and portable devices, more than one billion cellular phones in the world joined by other wireless handheld computing devices like personal digital assistants (PDAs) or pocket PCs, with this number of users there are significant opportunities for mobile commerce growth. Although mobile commerce enables access to goods and service regardless of the location of either buyer or seller, in many situations the specific location of the buyer and seller is critical to the transaction [1]. Also the time for transaction execution become increasingly important not from performance point view but also from the corresponding relationship between the data and location especially when the mobile user change its location dynamically. In this paper we aim to introduce a mobile transaction model that takes into consideration the location dependent transaction and the time constraint for mobile transaction execution.