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Multi-agent collaboration for B2B workflow monitoring

Dongming Xu, Huaiqing Wang
2002 Knowledge-Based Systems  
In this paper, a collaborative multi-agent system has been proposed.  ...  and the transaction processes, and making necessary workflow process changes. q : S 0 9 5 0 -7 0 5 1 ( 0 2 ) 0 0 0 3 3 -3 Knowledge-Based Systems 15 (2002) 485-491  ...  The communication capabilities of the mediator agent are generating and sending message to other mediator agents and the local domain agent, as well as receiving and decoding messages from other mediator  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0950-7051(02)00033-3 fatcat:jgrt2xzgfvc7tbgr4hjx5mwrla

Factors influencing e-marketplace adoption in agricultural micro-enterprises

Gregory J. Brush, Duncan McIntosh
2010 International Journal of Electronic Business  
Dominant motivations include the ability to exclude the agent middleman, a reduction in transaction costs, and market reach.  ...  E-marketplace owners can use these preliminary findings to reduce perceived barriers and encourage increased participation.  ...  A key motivation for those farmers using Live.ex is the elimination, or significant reduction, of the fees associated with an agent-mediated transaction.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijeb.2010.035295 fatcat:p43zc4jepvhgxelxph4ps3cjrm

Markets without Makers - A Framework for Decentralized Economic Coordination in Multiagent Systems [chapter]

Torsten Eymann
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Such environments will naturally form unregulated market-coordinated multi-agent systems with selfish agents negotiating for utility maximization, and they need concepts for decentralized economic coordination  ...  In contrast, technical views on electronic commerce often envision ad-hoc cooperation between market participants in open and decentralized IT environments, where software agents negotiate for their human  ...  An example of using the technical layers is implementing RMI [6] in a multi agent system as means of transportation for communicated messages.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45598-1_8 fatcat:mtq6tqhtabfvxko4jt4n7qhliy

The concept of decentralized and secure electronic marketplace

Constantin Serban, Yingying Chen, Wenxuan Zhang, Naftaly Minsky
2008 Electronic Commerce Research  
We implement an electronic marketplace for airline tickets in order to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed concepts for decentralized and secure electronic marketplace.  ...  In this paper we propose the concept of Decentralized Electronic Marketplace (DEM) which allow buyers and sellers to engage in commercial transactions, subject to an explicitly stated set of trading rules  ...  Acknowledgement We thank the anonymous reviewers for the insightful comments that helped us improve the quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10660-008-9014-0 fatcat:t7sq7rcwkjdvbevzqoutanzdqm

AFEX: An Autonomous Freight Exchange Concept

René Föhring, Stephan Zelewski
2015 Transportation Research Procedia  
Finally, an outlook on prospective concepts which support the negotiation of contracts for multimodal transport services using multi-agent systems is given.  ...  and autonomous software agents to perform contractually binding auctions of multimodal freight transport services utilizing a double-sided combinatorial auction model.  ...  and transport carriers will keep settling their transactions the traditional way.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2015.09.018 fatcat:nuficn6zdbg7tfmm6txwqzyhzq

Agent trade servers in financial exchange systems [article]

David Lyback, Magnus Boman
2002 arXiv   pre-print
We argue that a more refined view on Quality-of-Service control for exchange systems, in which the principal ambition of upholding a fair and orderly marketplace is left uncompromised, would benefit all  ...  New services based on the best-effort paradigm could complement the current deterministic services of an electronic financial exchange.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Johan Kummeneje and Lars Rasmusson for draft comments.  ... 
arXiv:cs/0203023v1 fatcat:wknmmya2qfbv7osx5lhe46brmi

The Purchasing Performance of Organizations Using e-Marketplaces

Sun-Dong Kwon, Hee-Dong Yang, Chris Rowley
2009 British Journal of Management  
Permanent repository link: Link to published version: http://dx.We apply transaction cost economic theory and perspectives in an empirical test regarding purchasing  ...  We investigate which is more beneficial for a buyer organization's purchasing performance in terms of price reduction and purchasing efficiency.  ...  An e-marketplace could work as a procurement agent for buyers so the relationship between buyer and vendor remains indirect.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2007.00555.x fatcat:4dbwdog4ybexpi72n2gr65lmg4

Dynamic service aggregation in electronic marketplaces

Giacomo Piccinelli, Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Leonid Mokrushin
2001 Computer Networks  
Built on top of open standards like XML and value-added services like catalogue, negotiation, and transaction management, electronic marketplaces are the new hubs for business interaction.  ...  Built on top of open standards like XML and value-added services like catalogue, negotiation, and transaction management, electronic marketplaces are the new hubs for business interaction.  ...  The Java API provided with Changengine for process interaction is the main building block for the mediation system we developed for the electronic marketplace.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1389-1286(01)00211-0 fatcat:bn4ojfewjbdydhhee2lblbbgtm

Simulating competition schemes in agent-mediated supply chain ecosystems

Yang Hang, S. Fong, Y.-W. Si, R.P. Biuk-Aghai
2009 2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies  
Over this large community of companies supply chains can be dynamically formed by mediator agents.  ...  From the view of an ecosystem, the companies that are connected in the e-marketplace can be viewed as individual entities that have self-interest.  ...  When combined with an agent-based e-marketplace, used for monitoring the performance of multiple entities and share information with them, this becomes an agent-mediated supply chain ecosystem.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dest.2009.5276731 fatcat:b5kvpwpsvjemhhmcetmecl2b4e

Agents that buy and sell

Pattie Maes, Robert H. Guttman, Alexandros G. Moukas
1999 Communications of the ACM  
We can, for example, identify the roles of agents as mediators in e-commerce.  ...  Users who want to buy or sell an item create an agent, give it some strategic direction, and send it off into a centralized agent marketplace (see Figure 4 ).  ... 
doi:10.1145/295685.295716 fatcat:gjfrb33cibh2zmmvfr73bumrs4

Business Model and Internet Broker Concept for Efficient Electronic Bidding and Procurement in the Tile Industry [chapter]

Olaf Peters, Jörg Zabel, Frithjof Weber
2003 E-Business Applications  
The actors, relations and goods of the supply chain are presented, and the architecture chosen for the electronic marketplace and the support tools are described.  ...  This chapter outlines different generic e-broker models and describes the requirements and necessary concepts for establishing a broker service for tiles and related products in the supply chain of the  ...  The authors wish to acknowledge the European Commission for its support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55792-7_13 fatcat:e2awpzp7xjg4jif4n6xm6ypy5a

On the development of a web-based system for transportation services

Nikos Karacapilidis, Alexis Lazanas, George Megalokonomos, Pavlos Moraïtis
2006 Information Sciences  
This paper reports on issues raised during the development of an intelligent webbased system for transportation services.  ...  The agents involved in the proposed system represent and act on behalf of two basic types of users involved in a transportation scenario, that is, for customers looking for the appropriate way to ship  ...  Discussion and conclusion This paper reports on issues emerged during the development of an electronic marketplace for advanced transportation transactions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2005.05.007 fatcat:rrfiullvljbdjayb7qhakecem4

Supply Chain Service Quality Improvement by E-marketplace Automation

Tanja Poletan Jugović, Roman Gumzej, Dragan Čišić
2019 Promet (Zagreb)  
E-marketplaces have become an essential part of e-commerce. In our research, a decentralized agent-based e-marketplace platform was devised.  ...  In order to improve overall supply chain service quality by allowing companies' agents to evaluate the service quality of their partners through the history of their transactions, this article proposes  ...  E-marketplaces have become an essential part of e-commerce.  ... 
doi:10.7307/ptt.v31i2.3042 fatcat:badclrfqyrgpjjvtkyrtu7p7ly

Design and implementation of a secure multi-agent marketplace

Ashutosh Jaiswal, Yongdae Kim, Maria Gini
2004 Electronic Commerce Research and Applications  
The protocol that we have developed can be adapted for use by other agent-based auction systems, which use a third party to mediate transactions.  ...  A multi-agent marketplace, MAGNET (Multi AGent Negotiation Testbed), is a promising solution for conducting online combinatorial auctions.  ...  We would also like to focus our work on establishing protocols for agent registration and payment collection in the execution phase once an auction has been closed.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.elerap.2004.06.005 fatcat:tpbmic3h2fajfe5hzyywgy2i4i

A Fuzzy-Based Analytical Model of Dynamic Information Flows in e-SCM

Iraj Mahdavi, Namjae Cho, Shima Mohebbi
2007 Contemporary Management Research  
In this paper we develop an ebased supply chain model and an agent for designing mass-customized online services.  ...  Electronic marketplace (EM) has been considered as an alternative coordination mechanism to coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers and buyers.  ...  THE SC TRANSACTION AGENT FOR CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION An agent is a technical system that supports the transactional relationships within the network of an SC.  ... 
doi:10.7903/cmr.24 fatcat:sap66mtufjhi3kvkryriirphbi
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