"This book has emphasis placed on how the mobility of terminals, people, and services are affected by retrieval technologies." --Book News Inc. (June 2008)
"This book was of particular interest since nontext retrieval is stall an uncharted territory." --CHOICE (January 2009)
"[This book] covering cutting-edge issues/topics plus solutions in the environment of global information and retrieval and anywhere-anytime information access. It can help improve our understandings of the current challenges of ubiquitous computing." --Online Information Review, Vol. 33 No. 1 (2009)
About the Author
Rafael Andrés González has been assistant professor in the areas of information systems and software engineering at Javeriana University, BogotÃÂ¡, Colombia, in addition to acting as an IT consultant. He is currently a PhD student in the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His present research focuses on information systems for supporting coordination in the domain of crisis management. He holds a Systems Engineering degree from Javeriana University and an MSc in computer science from Delft University of Technology.
Nong Chen is a researcher at the Faculty of Technology, Police and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. She received a BSc in industrial engineering from the School of Economy and Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. She received an MSc in technical informatics from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology. Her research interests are personalized information seeking and retrieval, system modeling and architecture, crisis response and management, geographic information systems, and location-based services.
Ajantha Dahanayake is a professor of information systems at the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business, Georgia College & State University, USA. She is also an associate professor of the Faculty of Technology, Police and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. She previously served as an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Algorithms of the Faculty of Information Technology and Systems. She received a BSc and MSc in computer science from the University of Leiden and a PhD in information systems from Delft University of Technology. She has served in a number of Dutch research and academic institutions. Her research interests are distributed Web-enabled systems, CASE, methodology engineering, component-based development, and m-business. She was the research director of the research program, Building Blocks for Telematics Applications Development and Evaluation (BETADE).