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Yau, Joe C. K; Hui, Lucas C. K.; Cheung, Bruce; Yiu, S. M. – Internet Research, 2003
Presents a mechanism, the Secure e-Course eXchange (eCX) designed to protect learning material from unauthorized dissemination, and shows how this mechanism can be integrated in the operation model of online learning course providers. The design of eCX is flexible to fit two operating models, the Institutional Server Model and the Corporate Server…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Security, Computer Software Development
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Sun, Wei-qiang; Li, Jin-sheng; Hong, Pei-lin – Internet Research, 2003
Multicasting is a necessity for a broadband metro-area-network; however security problems exist with current multicast protocols. A stateful multicast access control mechanism, based on MAPE, is proposed. The architecture of MAPE is discussed, as well as the states maintained and messages exchanged. The scheme is flexible and scalable. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Claessens, Joris; Diaz, Claudia; Goemans, Caroline; Preneel, Bart; Vandewalle, Joos; Dumortier, Jos – Internet Research, 2003
Users of telecommunications networks are concerned about privacy, and desire anonymous access, while some organizations are concerned about how this anonymous access might be abused. Proposes a solution for revocable anonymous access to the Internet. Presents some legal background and motivation for such a solution. Indicates some difficulties and…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks
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Olla, Phillip; Patel, Nayna; Atkinson, Chris – Internet Research, 2003
Reports on a case study at an organization that created MADIC, an innovative approach to developing mobile applications developed by third party independent developer. Presents MMO2's, a conceptual wireless reference model used to define the various system constituents required to create effective mobile applications. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks
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Horn, G.; Kroselberg, D.; Muller, K. – Internet Research, 2003
Presents an overview of the security architecture of the IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS) of the third generation mobile system, known in Europe as UMTS. Discusses IMS security requirements; IMS security architecture; authentication between IMS user and home network; integrity and confidentiality for IMS signalling; and future aspects of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Miladinovic, Igor; Stadler, Johannes – Internet Research, 2003
Introduces an extension of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for closed multiparty conferences; the extension expands SIP for discovery of participant identities in a conference, and ensures that each participant is notified before a new participant joins. Verifies this extension by applying it to two SIP conference models. Concludes with an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Okazaki, Shintaro; Alonso Rivas, Javier – Internet Research, 2002
Discussion of research methodology for evaluating the degree of standardization in multinational corporations' online communication strategies across differing cultures focuses on a research framework for cross-cultural comparison of corporate Web pages, applying traditional advertising content study techniques. Describes pre-tests that examined…
Descriptors: Advertising, Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis
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Zubey, Michael L.; Wagner, William; Otto, James R. – Internet Research, 2002
Managers need to understand the tradeoffs associated with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks as compared to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This article measures the preference structures between IP telephony and PSTN services using conjoint analysis. The purpose is to suggest VoIP technology attributes that best meet…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Information Networks, Information Services
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Loo, Alfred; Choi, Y. K. – Internet Research, 2002
In peer-to-peer systems, the lack of dedicated links between constituent computers presents a major challenge. Discusses the problems of distributed database operation with reference to an example. Presents two statistical selection algorithms-one for the intranet with broadcast/multicast facilities, the other for Internet without…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Databases
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Rettie, Ruth – Internet Research, 2001
Uses focus groups to facilitate identification and discussion of respondents' Internet experience. Explores respondents' awareness and experience of flow-identified in research as a key characteristic of Internet consumer behavior. Finds half the respondents recognized Internet flow experience and Internet flow seems to prolong Internet and Web…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Internet
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Teo, Thompson, S. H. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines demographic variables (gender, age, educational level) and motivation variables (perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, perceived usefulness) associated with Internet usage activities (defined in terms of messaging, browsing, downloading, and purchasing). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Downloading, Electronic Mail, Internet
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Angeles, Rebecca – Internet Research, 2001
This study seeks a practical understanding of the business, organizational, and technical components of and implementation guidelines needed to effectively deploy extranets. It aims to establish a basic conceptual framework for understanding extranet implementation guidelines. Provides a specific case using VF Playwear, Inc.'s HealthTexbtob.com, a…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs
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Johnston, Kevin McCullough – Internet Research, 2001
Considers the design of corporate communications for electronic business and discusses the increasing importance of corporate interaction as companies work in virtual environments. Compares sociological and psychological theories of human interaction and relationship formation with organizational interaction theories of corporate relationship…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Corporations, Interaction
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Pauleen, David J.; Yoong, Pak – Internet Research, 2001
Reports part of a qualitative research study that used participatory action research and grounded action research to show how facilitators of virtual teams build and maintain online relationships. Focuses on how virtual team facilitators use Internet-based and conventional electronic communication channels to build personal relationships with team…
Descriptors: Action Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Interpersonal Relationship
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Martin, Lynn M.; Matlay, Harry – Internet Research, 2001
Outlines the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) ladder adoption model which represents a limited/limiting vision of government-inspired support for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) implementation and development needs of firms in the small business sector of the UK economy. A more discriminate approach is recommended, focused…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Internet
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