Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce

New Frontiers for Electronic Business

  • George Roussos

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ubiquitous Computing for Electronic Business

  3. Technology

    1. Gregor Hackenbroich, Christof Bornhövd, Stephan Haller, Joachim Schaper
      Pages 33-51
    2. Matthias Lampe, Martin Strassner, Elgar Fleisch
      Pages 53-71
  4. Business

    1. Anatole Gershman, Andrew Fano
      Pages 75-92
    2. Elgar Fleisch, Christian Tellkamp
      Pages 93-113
    3. Panos Kourouthanassis, George Roussos
      Pages 133-153
  5. Society

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-194

About this book


Ubiquitous and pervasive computing will be the emerging computing paradigm for the next few decades. What differentiates it from previous technologies is the fact that computation and wireless communications capability is embedded into objects, locations and even people. Like every new technology before it, ubiquitous and pervasive computing has considerable implications for conducting business. Products, locations, consumers and employees can create rich streams of information about themselves, their immediate environment and their use. This information is fed into the business process to provide unique insights on the current and future situation of the business.

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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • George Roussos
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-035-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-321-5
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