|Title||Hermes---A Lean M-Commerce Software Platform Utilizing Electronic Signatures|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Fischmeister, S., G. Hagleitner, and W. Pree|
|Conference Name||Proc. of the 35th Hawaiian Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Conference Location||Island of Hawaii|
The world-wide growth of the mobile-telephony market opens the door for mobile commerce (m-commerce). For the restricted target platforms used for m-commerce such as mobile phones or personal digital assistants, domain solutions need to be lean but still secure. Especially mobile contracting and mobile payment as parts of m-commerce require solutions resting upon a sound legal basis. Electronic contracts and slips require solutions that are admitted as evidence in court. This is considered a key aspect for m-commerce applications to be widely accepted. This paper presents the Hermes platform developed at the University of Constance. It is a lean and secure trading platform that utilizes digital signatures for authentication conforming with the European electronic-signature laws.