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User Behavior Information and Diffusion Process for IC-Card System

Donghun Yoon
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan

Abstract—The IC-Chip for IC-Cards (contactless smart card) has various field applications (traffic IC-Card, electronic money, mobile IC-Card, identification, credit card, and cash card) and is capable of high-level functions (security, anti-collision algorithm, multi-functionality, reliability, convenience). The IC-Card has larger information storage capacity than that of the existing magnetic stripe card. Japan’s IC-Card (Felica: Sony) is a type of a multi–functional card system devised to resolve many payment problems, to improve public payment service, to build advanced transit information system, to encourage reasonable operation of the public transit company, and to obtain basic information for the formulation of public policy. Japan’s IC-Card is applied to various kinds of technologies and services in Japan. In this paper, we discuss the diffusion process and user behavior information regarding Japan’s IC-Card system. In this study, we hope to contribute to studies in modern means of public payment based on RFID technology and diffusion process study of IC-Card technology.

Index Terms—RFID, IC-Card, Management Information System, Trend, Behavior, Network, Diffusion

Cite: Donghun Yoon, "User Behavior Information and Diffusion Process for IC-Card System," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 84-91, May, 2010.doi:10.4304/jait.1.2.84-91