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Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce

Carles Sierra
2004 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Electronic commerce has been one of the traditional arenas for agent technology.  ...  In this paper I survey some key areas for agent technology which, although general, are of special importance in electronic commerce, namely, solid development methodologies, negotiation technologies and  ...  Mechanisms for electronic commerce In the previous section we discussed the need for framing the interaction among agents within a regulatory environment.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:agnt.0000038029.82331.c0 fatcat:cr2jfjjwzfarpj2lrf42ef6bd4

On agent-mediated electronic commerce

Minghua He, N.R. Jennings, Ho-Fung Leung
2003 IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering  
Electronic commerce has been one of the traditional arenas for agent technology.  ...  In this paper I survey some key areas for agent technology which, although general, are of special importance in electronic commerce, namely, solid development methodologies, negotiation technologies and  ...  Mechanisms for electronic commerce In the previous section we discussed the need for framing the interaction among agents within a regulatory environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tkde.2003.1209014 fatcat:yq7khtr3frd53cz7yhb4v7amk4

Agent-Based E-Supply Chain Decision Support

Norman Sadeh, David Hildum, Dag Kjenstad
2003 Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce  
Empirical results are presented quantifying the benefits afforded by these new protocols under different loads and supply chain configurations.  ...  MASCOT agents help users distributed across multiple organizations and across different levels within a given enterprise to collaborate on the development and revision of supply chain solutions, as they  ...  In our terminology, lateral coordination protocols support interactions between peer-level agents, whereas vertical coordination protocols support interactions between high-level agents and those lower-level  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15327744joce133&4_05 fatcat:5i52h5zzrbburczhuk6ujsx2ta

Agent-Based E-Supply Chain Decision Support

Norman M. Sadeh, David W. Hildum, Dag Kjenstad
2003 Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce  
Empirical results are presented quantifying the benefits afforded by these new protocols under different loads and supply chain configurations.  ...  MASCOT agents help users distributed across multiple organizations and across different levels within a given enterprise to collaborate on the development and revision of supply chain solutions, as they  ...  In our terminology, lateral coordination protocols support interactions between peer-level agents, whereas vertical coordination protocols support interactions between high-level agents and those lower-level  ... 
doi:10.1080/10919392.2003.9681162 fatcat:p4uk2fpb3vaqxeetyr7sargviu

The supply chain trading agent competition

Raghu Arunachalam, Norman M. Sadeh
2005 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications  
With the emergence of electronic marketplaces, it is only natural to seek automated solutions that are capable of rapidly evaluating a large number of bidding, sourcing and procurement options.  ...  A Web-based multi-agent simulation platform developed for the game was implemented in 2003 and validated in the context of the first Supply Chain Management Trading Agent Competition (TAC-SCM).  ...  The authors also thank the RedAgent Team for sharing Figure 10 and 11 with them.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.elerap.2004.10.010 fatcat:ezwb7iktfzhv7nuh67vusjlpqi

The architecture and business value of a semi-cooperative, agent-based supply chain management system

Marijn Janssen
2005 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications  
We present the semi-cooperative architecture and evaluate the benefits using agent-based simulation.  ...  In this paper, a multi-agent system improving supply chain management is designed and its business value is evaluated.  ...  [27] distinguish between horizontal and vertical coordination protocols.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.elerap.2005.06.003 fatcat:nmgypf6n5zerzma4ifoyq7fyiu

A formal approach to negotiating agents development

Marlon Dumas, Guido Governatori, Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede, Phillipa Oaks
2002 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications  
Such a specification can be dynamically plugged into an agent shell incorporating a statechart interpreter and a defeasible logic inference engine, in order to yield an agent capable of participating in  ...  A party is modeled as a negotiating agent composed of a communication module, a control module, a reasoning module, and a knowledge base.  ...  Following an abstract architecture for agents with memory presented in [36] , each of the software agents is composed of four modules: (i) a memory which contains the history of the past decisions and  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1567-4223(02)00016-9 fatcat:zyz3ip56trdqhpyjutjcvvwvje

A Multi-Agent Negotiation Testbed for Contracting Tasks with Temporal and Precedence Constraints

John Collins, Wolfgang Ketter, Maria Gini
2002 International Journal of Electronic Commerce  
Each of these processes is supported by an abstract interface and a series of pluggable modules with a large number of configuration parameters, and with data collection and analysis tools. * Partial support  ...  Section 3 describes the MAGNET infrastructure and the basic activities and roles of the agents. Customer agents are described more in detail in Section 4.  ...  Acknowledgments Our thanks to the many students who have contributed to the design of the architecture and to the implementation of MAGNET.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10864415.2002.11044260 fatcat:hk2po2y3vnapnntfi3isixx5jm

A multi-agent system performing one-to-many negotiation for load balancing of electricity use

Frances M.T. Brazier, Frank Cornelissen, Rune Gustavsson, Catholijn M. Jonker, Olle Lindeberg, Bianca Polak, Jan Treur
2002 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications  
In this paper, methods from Agent Technology and Knowledge Technology have been used to analyse, design, and implement a component-based multi-agent system capable of negotiation for load management.  ...  Dynamic load management of the power grid is essential to make better and more cost-effective use of electricity production capabilities, and to increase customer satisfaction.  ...  Modelling Negotiating Agents In [12] and [13] Rosenschein and Zlotkin describe a number of mechanisms for co-operation and co-ordination between agents.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1567-4223(02)00013-3 fatcat:uwqt77jczrgjrgoaoq4oaz44n4

An exception-handling architecture for open electronic marketplaces of contract net software agents

Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Mark Klein, Juan Antonio Rodriguez-Aguilar
2000 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM conference on Electronic commerce - EC '00  
It also describes how the methodology has been applied in order to design and evaluate an exception handling architecture for robust software agent marketplaces based on the contract net protocol.  ...  Keywords Software agents, electronic markets, electronic institutions, exception handling, contract net, failure management.  ...  In the emerging model of 21 st century electronic commerce, a variety of open software agent marketplaces will be competing with one another for participants.  ... 
doi:10.1145/352871.352896 dblp:conf/sigecom/DellarocasKR00 fatcat:jlmnvy3abva5hgtvfqgoa3va3a

A semantic web architecture for advocate agents to determine preferences and facilitate decision making

Wolfgang Ketter, Arun Batchu, Gary Berosik, Dan McCreary
2008 Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Electronic commerce - ICEC '08  
Advocate Agents learn a human's goals and preferences, collaborate with other agents, mine semantic content, identify new opportunities for action, propose them and finally transact them, while always  ...  This paper discusses this class of distributed, intelligent, Advocate Agents, their potential uses, and proposed architectures and techniques that provide a conceptual framework for these networked agent  ...  , and syndication protocols (Atom, APP and RSS) to notify and deliver content.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1409540.1409554 dblp:conf/ACMicec/KetterBBM08 fatcat:iknyu3pxjvcz5lrfcrjyiz7uda

Abstracts

2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce (CIMCA-IAWTIC'06)  
The technologies, methods, and theories of agents and Multi-Agent Systems are currently contributing to many diverse domains such as user interfaces, electronic commerce, robotics, computer mediated collaboration  ...  Abstract Multi-Agent Systems are one of the most prominent and attractive paradigms in computer science at the beginning of the new millennium.  ...  He was the chair of IEEE ACT Section and he was the recipient of Award from IEEE in Australia and Ministry of Commerce from Austria in 1999 and 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cimca.2005.1631232 fatcat:tpc6yjyh75bxjggiwisugest3u

Abstracts

2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce (CIMCA-IAWTIC'06)  
The technologies, methods, and theories of agents and Multi-Agent Systems are currently contributing to many diverse domains such as user interfaces, electronic commerce, robotics, computer mediated collaboration  ...  Abstract Multi-Agent Systems are one of the most prominent and attractive paradigms in computer science at the beginning of the new millennium.  ...  He was the chair of IEEE ACT Section and he was the recipient of Award from IEEE in Australia and Ministry of Commerce from Austria in 1999 and 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cimca.2005.1631435 fatcat:vwiscancinaopiioqazmo3eemy

Design and implementation of an agent-based intermediary infrastructure for electronic markets

Gaurav Tewari, Pattie Maes
2000 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM conference on Electronic commerce - EC '00  
and services.  ...  MARI is an intermediary architecture intended as a generalized platform for the specification and brokering of heterogeneous goods and services.  ...  MARI lies at the intersection of three general areas of research --multi-agent systems, highlymediated communications, and electronic commerce.  ... 
doi:10.1145/352871.352881 dblp:conf/sigecom/TewariM00 fatcat:ryphrjqvere7voqytadr2nd5gi

Transactions and Electronic Commerce [chapter]

Heiko Schuldt, Andrei Popovici
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Commerce applications by re ecting the discussions of the working group \Transactions and Electronic Commerce" held at the TDD Workshop.  ...  Electronic Commerce is a rapidly growing area that is gaining more and more importance not only in the interrelation of businesses (business{to{business Electronic Commerce) but also in the everyday consumption  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Can T urker for his comments on an early draft of this working group summary and all active participants of the working group \Transactions and Electronic  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-46466-2_12 fatcat:k7235lhudvab5gl5b24xtamjoe
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