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Mobile Communication Platform for Business Services – MOBACCES

Gabriela Rodica HRIN, Lucian Emanuel ANGHEL, Mihaela TOMESCU, Daniel SAVU
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest

Abstract: The mobile communication platform – MOBACCES is dedicated to business environment being designated in principal for data transmission and access to information services. The business model on which electronic commerce component is based consists in the B2B (business to business) model dedicated to a business agent. The access to the platform is accomplished through Internet or by using wireless communication technology. The MOBACCES platform management services are oriented towards sure and correct functionalities in order to help to preserve the confidential business information. The electronic commerce component is an integrated set of hardware and software agents with specific and complementary functionalities and is characterized by reliability, high flexibility due to the administered information structures, user-friendly interface, and multimodality. In designing the electronic commerce component there have been taken into account the functional, informational, organizational, data collection logical structuring, implementation and communication aspects specific to a multi-agent system. The information system support for the management electronic commerce component of the mobile communication platform is based on distribution and interoperability. For software agent creation and for communication between them, there have been used tools as UML Methodology, Microsoft Visio, Designor SQL, .Net development environment, SQL Server, TCP/IP protocols.

Keywords: Wireless communication technology, electronic commerce, software agents.

Gabriela Rodica Hrin, PhD engineer mathematician, is General Director of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest. Her main areas of research interests are: complex information system management, open system architectures, information system reengineering, information system analysis, information system design. She is author and co-author of 25 books and over 140 articles.

Lucian Emanuel Anghel, post-graduate engineer, is Chief of the Information Resource Management Compartment from the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest. His main areas of research interests are: open system architectures, open standards, information system design, software development. He is co-author of 7 books and over 10 articles.

Mihaela Tomescu, engineer, is employed in the International Cooperation Compartment from the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest. Her main areas of research interests are: information system analysis, information system testing, information system evaluation, quality assurance. She is co-author of 4 books and over 10 articles.

Daniel Savu, programmer, is employed in the Information Resource Management Compartment from the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest. His main areas of research interests are: elaboration of studies, elaboration of technical specifications for information systems, software and system testing. He is co-author of 3 books and over 6 articles.

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Gabriela Rodica HRIN, Lucian Emanuel ANGHEL, Mihaela TOMESCU, Daniel SAVU, Mobile Communication Platform for Business Services – MOBACCES, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 17 (3), pp. 253-258, 2008.

1. Introduction

The mobile communication platform [1] for data transmissions and access to information services in business environment – MOBACCES has been developed through a national research, development and innovation project within the Romanian Excellence Research Program, by a consortium made up of three research institutes and a university.

One of the platform components is represented by the electronic commerce component. The business model, on which electronic commerce component is based, is the B2B (business to business) model dedicated to a business agent.

The electronic commerce based on the B2B model diversifies business models, develops new market types and creates added value. The business processes become more rapid, more efficient and allow the participation of many more economic agents to a business, these benefiting from cost-reductions and time-shortening in activity deployment.

The mode of communication between the business agents and the system is performed through two principal categories of communication systems: communication through Internet by using a personal computer connected to Internet on which a browsing software with a version ≥ 6 is installed and wireless communication by using some mobile devices of the type: Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), mobile terminals, laptop.

The area considered for the development of electronic commerce component of the platform [2] covers the following actions: provision on market of products / services, ordering of products / services, commercialization of products / services, warehousing of products / services, management of electronic commerce businesses and deployment of payments.

Acknowledgements

We wish to acknowledge the funding support from Romanian Agency for Scientific Research.

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