Date of Award





Computer Science - Applied Computing Track

Degree Type



TSYS School of Computer Science

First Advisor

Christopher C. Whitehead

Second Advisor

Shamim Khan

Third Advisor

Jianhua Yang


The topic for this Master’s Thesis is selected in compliance with the guidelines to complete a Master of Science in Applied Computer Science at Columbus State University. The problem to be addressed by this thesis is to produce an open standard for an m-commerce financial transaction processing system based on current e-commerce standards and mobile technology. This solution was to be specifically designed to build upon the strengths of a mobile platform using current smartphone and tablet technology.

An open source software stack in combination with a cloud computing solution was used to create a working example of the specification. Load testing and Denial of Service attack testing were completed to test the stability and capacity of the implementation. It was found that the initial implementation of the specification was able to accommodate a moderate level of concurrent transactions and connected users. It was also found that the system was brought down with a slow header denial of service attack, but was able to withstand a slowloris denial of service attack. An Android native application was built as a sample implementation of a mobile client for the system.