Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 83–99 | Cite as

A Low Computational-Cost Electronic Payment Scheme for Mobile Commerce with Large-Scale Mobile Users

  • Jen-Ho Yang
  • Chin-Chen Chang


The electronic transactions on wireless mobile networks, which are also called mobile commerce, become more and more popular in recent years. In mobile commerce, the electronic payment is the most important component and thus many electronic payment schemes for mobile commerce are proposed. However, these schemes need to maintain a large authentication table for a large amount of mobile users. In addition, these schemes have heavy computation loads so they are not suitable for low computational-ability mobile devices. To overcome the above drawbacks, we propose a low computation-cost electronic payment scheme for mobile commerce in this paper. The proposed scheme can be applied to large-scale mobile user environments without maintaining a large authentication table. Moreover, the proposed scheme has low computation loads for mobile users because the elliptic curve cryptography is adopted in the proposed scheme. Therefore, the proposed scheme is more efficient and practical than the related works.


Electronic payment User authentication Elliptic curve cryptography Mobile networks Mobile commerce 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Electronic CommerceKainan UniversityLuzhuTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Information Engineering and Computer ScienceFeng Chia UniversitySeatwen, TaichungTaiwan, R.O.C.

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