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Zeida María Solarte-Astaíza

Óscar Mauricio Caicedo-Rendón

Javier Imbuz

Milton Ausecha



Computing has gone through two stages: the centralized computers with high processing power and personal computers. In the short term, we can see a new stage named as ubiquitous computing, which allows services and applications located within fixed or mobile devices to auto-run according to the context of the user, and that those devices have the ability and intelligence to manage the processing and exchange of information according to the needs of the user. This makes the ubiquitous technologies and services that obviously are implemented on them, include new challenges relating to the security (privacy, authentication, authorization, non-repudiation), that needs to be increased on the payment mechanisms that will decide if the services ubiquitous can be commercially safe and viable. The ubiquitous services are emerging with great force. Therefore, it is considered of great importance to begin the study, design, development, implementation and deploy of these services in our country, and then to try to avoid the technological gap in this field. In order to implement and deploy these services in Colombia, this project provides a platform for billing and payment services in ubiquitous mobile environments, that enable the study of the main technological and safety aspects associated with online payment systems in this kind of computing and how it should work in the Colombian business environment.


Ubiquitous Computing, payment –technological innovations, payment– safety measuresComputación ubicua, pago-innovaciones tecnológicas, pago—medidas de seguridad

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How to Cite
Solarte-Astaíza, Z. M., Caicedo-Rendón, Óscar M., Imbuz, J., & Ausecha, M. (2009). Billing and payment platform in ubiquitous environments. Ingenieria Y Universidad, 13(1). Retrieved from