Providing web services to mobile users: the architecture design of an m-service portal

Minder Chen, Dongsong Zhang, Lina Zhou
2005 International Journal of Mobile Communications  
In order to reduce costs and gain competitive advantages, many companies are offering web services that enable software components to be accessed by their customers and trading partners over the internet. With the latest advances in mobile computing and communication technologies, web services are increasingly used to expose functionalities of many legacy systems so that more business-oriented mobile applications can be developed. In this paper, we first use a generic technical architecture.
more » ... n, we provide a classification matrix for grouping various mobile services. The architecture design of an m-service portal is proposed, followed by the description of an m-service prototype in support of e-procurement developed by the authors. Potential enhancement to the m-service portal using agent technology is also discussed. Finally, we suggest some further research issues of dynamic web services in the context of m-service portals and context-aware m-services. (2005) 'Providing web services to mobile users: the architecture design of an m-service portal', Int. County. He received his PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. His research interests include web-based learning, mobile computing, web service applications, and computer-mediated communication.
doi:10.1504/ijmc.2005.005870 fatcat:i3jute5phbhtdda6lwam2qe3mm