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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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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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Lu, June; Yu, Chun-Sheng; Liu, Chang; Yao, James E. – Internet Research, 2003
Develops a technology acceptance model (TAM) for wireless Internet via mobile devices (WIMD) and proposes that constructs, such as individual differences, technology complexity, facilitating conditions, social influences, and wireless trust environment determine user-perceived short and long-term usefulness, and ease of using WIMD. Twelve…
Descriptors: Internet, Literature Reviews, Models, Telecommunications
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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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Chao, Han-Chieh – Internet Research, 2001
Notes that cellular is the inevitable future architecture for the personal communication service system. Discusses the current cellular support based on Mobile Internet Protocol version 6 (Ipv6) and points out the shortfalls of using Mobile IP. Highlights protocols especially for mobile management schemes which can optimize a high-speed mobile…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Futures (of Society), Information Systems, Information Technology
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Jonason, Andreas; Eliasson, Gunnar – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses new electronic commerce applications enabled by mobility and personalization over mobile devices; considers the convergence of the wireless, the fixed Internet, and the media industries; describes innovative pricing models; and reports results from a survey of users of I-mode, a wireless Internet service offering Web browsing and email…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Internet, Models, Surveys
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Hughes, David R. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes a cost-effective model for public elementary and secondary school educational networking that is based on linking local computer bulletin boards at the school level with the Internet. Highlights include various communications protocols; graphics; teacher training and administrative support; library resources; public readiness; and cost…
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Graphics, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates
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Keenan, Thomas P.; Trotter, David Mitchell – Internet Research, 1999
Examines the changing role of community network associations or freenets in providing Internet access by examining the case of the Calgary Community Network Association (CCNA) in Alberta, Canada. Discusses the withdrawal of states from the telecommunications field, priorities of the Canadian government, and the role of the private sector.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Community Services, Foreign Countries
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Tuikka, Tuomo; Salmela, Marko – Internet Research, 1998
Presents WebShaman, an application built to demonstrate how a distributed virtual prototyping system with a client/server architecture, could support geographically distant designer/customer communication. Provides an overview of smart virtual prototyping; discusses implementation of synchronous collaboration via the World Wide Web; and assesses…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Cooperation, Program Implementation
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Burgin, Robert – Internet Research, 1996
Because North Carolina's telecommunications services have been unable to provide cost-effective, statewide dial-access service to public libraries, the state library has had to identify a suitable alternative for public library network access. This article outlines the state library's efforts to provide access to the Internet and to electronic…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cost Effectiveness, Information Networks, Internet
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Flesch, Colette – Internet Research, 1997
New communication and information technology is transforming the structure and law governing information markets and the economic, social, cultural, and political patterns of societies. This article discusses the effects of information technology (telecommuting, job growth in rural areas, distance education) and the role of the European Commission…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
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Furnell, Steven M.; Warren, Matthew J. – Internet Research, 1997
Computing and telecommunications, key to an information-based society, are increasingly targets for criminals and mischief makers. This article examines the effects of malicious computer abuse: hacking and viruses, highlights the apparent increase in incidents, and examines their effect on public perceptions of technology. Presents broad…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Computers, Criminals, Telecommunications
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Thapisa, Amos P. N.; Birabwa, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1998
Examines Africa's initiative in building a regional plan for a national information and communication infrastructure (NICIP) in every African state and the challenges and opportunities confronting Africa as it enters the information age. The role of information, communication, and knowledge in accelerating African socio-economic development is…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Technological Advancement
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Afullo, Thomas J. O. – Internet Research, 1999
Examines the role of telecommunications and the information infrastructure in the economic development of Botswana. Highlights include the SADC (Southern African Development Community), the role of the World Bank in telecommunications in developing countries, and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) agenda for global telecommunications…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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