A middleware architecture for price comparison service on mobile phones

Gangmin Li*, Zhun Shen

*Corresponding author for this work

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E-commerce solutions based on mobile devices have drawn great attention recently not only because it provides convenience to mobile users but also it generates revenue for service providers. However our study reveals that current applications failed in users' satisfactory because of three major issues: service availability, data accuracy and usability. Based on this discovery, we have proposed a solution, which is a middleware architecture that accommodates agents technology, service mash-up and a "contribute-reward" mechanism into a SOA. A model implementation has also been built for a mobile price comparison to test our proposed architecture and solutions. Results demonstrate the improvements on the issues addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, ITQM 2013 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 16 May 201318 May 2013


  • E-commerce portal
  • Middleware
  • Mobile computing
  • Usability


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