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  • Poroye, Adeola; Tucker, William D.; Norman, Michael (Telkom, 2009)
    This paper presents work in progress to explore the utility of Near Field Communication technology to secure mobile financial services. The objective is to evaluate the potential of this approach as an upcoming technology ...
  • Mauwa, H.; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2013)
    Wireless Mesh Networks can provide low cost and reliable community-owned connectivity in developing rural areas. A rural community can use mesh networks to access a wide range of modern information and communication ...
  • Motlhabi, Michael B.; Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2013)
    This paper discusses a prototype for a communication aid on a mobile phone to support a Deaf1 person visiting a public hospital pharmacy. The aim is to prevent problems of non-compliance to treatment due to poor communication ...
  • Wu, Wilson; Radovanovic, Aleksandar; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2005)
    This paper presents an innovative use of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for the subscription and notification of geographic information in order to provide a privacy concerned location-based service. SIP is a signaling ...
  • Kobo, Hlabishi Isaac; Tucker, William D.; Liu, Xiao Ming (Telkom, 2011)
    Situation-aware routing seeks to improve quality of service on hybrid wireless mesh networks by making routing decisions based on the current situation of the network. BATMAN-adv is a mesh routing protocol that counts ...
  • Kobo, Hlabishi Isaac; Tucker, William D. (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012)
    This paper describes a situation-aware algorithm based on the current situation of a mesh network with mobile nodes that improves quality of service. After running laboratory performance tests, we concluded that a ...
  • Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William D. (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2006)
    While the social effects of Information Technology (IT) have received much attention there is very little work on targeted methodologies to develop IT applications and content in a developing world environment. This paper ...
  • Roro, Zukile; Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Tucker, William D.; Siya, Masbulele Jay (Telkom, 2012)
    This paper describes work in progress towards developing a business case and preliminary design for an 802.11-based mesh network in the remote rural community of Mankosi in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Aside ...
  • Lewis, John; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (Telkom, 2003)
    Instant Messaging is traditionally a text only a air. However, there are instances when it would be useful to bridge to other types of media, like speech. The SoftBridge is an application framework that enables this kind ...
  • Lewis, John; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (Telkom, 2002)
    Users and computing equipment have varying capabilities that include the abilities to exchange text and audio, engage in high bandwidth communication, etc. As the technological options increase, e ective communication ...
  • Tucker, William D.; Glaser, Meryl; Lewis, John (Telkom, 2003)
    Following on several partial prototypes, we built an automated Deaf Telephony bridging application with the SoftBridge platform. The SoftBridge performs multi-modal bridging in real-time using Text-to-Speech (TTS) and ...
  • Sun, Tao; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2004)
    We have built a SoftBridge prototype within a JAIN (Java APIs for the Integrated Network) SLEE (Service Logic Execution Environment). A SoftBridge is a semi-synchronous multimodal IP (Internet Protocol) -based communication ...
  • Agbele, Kehinde K.; Adesina, Ademola Olusola; Ekong, Daniel; Ayangekun, Oluwafemi (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
    People use search engines to find information they desire with the aim that their information needs will be met. Information retrieval (IR) is a field that is concerned primarily with the searching and retrieving of ...
  • Ghaziasgar, Mehrdad; Connan, James (2008)
    Current wireless human-computer interaction devices such as wireless mice and touchscreens, by and large, incorporate a sophisticated electronic architecture. The sophistication achieves wireless capabilities but carries ...
  • Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William D. (2004)
    This paper presents a description of telecommunications for Deaf people in South Africa by contrasting the situation in the developed world. We explain the main motivations for providing a locally appropriate solution. ...
  • Chetty, Marshini; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (Telkom, 2004)
    Rural areas in South Africa have unique conditions such as remoteness and scarcity of reliable public facilities. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduced into these areas must be suitable for these ...
  • Penton, Jason; Tucker, William D.; Glaser, Meryl (Telkom, 2002)
    We have developed a prototype bridge that relays text and speech between Teldem, a text telephone for the Deaf, and a standard telephone or H.323 endpoint. Telgo323 uses modified H.323 media gateways and open source Text ...
  • Adesina, Ademola Olusola; Agbele, Kehinde K.; Nyongesa, Henry O. (Telkom, 2010)
    HIV/AIDS continues to be a menace to the global community, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa is not an exception. The infection rate is continues to grow, in particular, among the young adults. Cell ...
  • Azeez, Nureni A.; Abidoye, Ademola P.; Adesina, Ademola Olusola; Agbele, Kehinde K.; Oyewole, A.S. (Akamai University, 2012)
    The rapid advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has undoubtedly influenced positive changes in carrying out administrative functions in government institutions. The ICT adoption rate in Africa is ...
  • Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Roro, Zukile; Siya, Masbulele Jay; Simo-Reigadas, Javier; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2012)
    This paper presents the work done thus far towards designing a sustainable business model for rural telephony in the community of Mankosi, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The pillars of the model are ...

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