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Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt: Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral Security, Germany

The "Chair for Mobile Business and Multilateral Security" at Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Universität Frankfurt is held by full professor Dr. Kai Rannenberg. Enjoying sponsorship from T-Mobile (the leading German mobile communications provider) the chair focuses its research on mobile networks and their applications, as well as on related issues of security and privacy. The chair’s mission is to find business models and technologies enabling Mobile Commerce in e.g. 3G and UMTS networks, which is seen as "the use of mobile devices and mobile communication for applications and businesses". Many factors influence mobile commerce applications and lie therefore within the research scope of the chair:

  • Multilateral security requirements (i.e. security requirements of all parties involved) and related mechanisms in support of e.g. privacy, anonymity and confidentiality;
  • Feasible mobile platforms supporting application requirements;
  • Applications and services (e.g. mobile data access, mobile e-payment, location based services) that must be useful, trustworthy, and affordable.

The Chair is well integrated into the Institute of Information Systems within the Department of Economics and Business Administration, from which it draws additional support for FIDIS as well as from the Goethe University law department.

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