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Preface - Pg. xiv

xiv Preface This preface to the second book of the series entitled Advances in E-Services and Mobile Applications provides an overview of the book and contextualizes the major theme of the book. As the title of the book, Innovative Mobile Platform Development for Electronic Services Design and Delivery, indicates, the major overarching theme of the book is mobility. Being a summation of the chapters published in the second volume of the International Journal of E-services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA), this book is divided into four sections that follow the structure and content of the four different issues of the journal. What mainly characterize this volume are its strong focus on mobility as many of the book chapters deal with some aspects of mobility en- abled by e-technology as well as its focus on e-government as most of the book chapters deal with some aspects of governmental services. The importance of this theme can be seen in the light that mobility is one of the most influential revolutions that are taking place in our lives. More than half of the world's population is using mobile phones and related data services. Mobility-enabling technology is not only