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On agent-mediated electronic commerce

On agent-mediated electronic commerce
On agent-mediated electronic commerce
This paper surveys and analyzes the state of the art of agent-mediated electronic commerce (e-commerce), concentrating particularly on the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) aspects. From the consumer buying behavior perspective, agents are being used in the following activities: need identification, product brokering, buyer coalition formation, merchant brokering, and negotiation. The roles of agents in B2B e-commerce are discussed through the business-to-business transaction model that identifies agents as being employed in partnership formation, brokering, and negotiation. Having identified the roles for agents in B2C and B2B e-commerce, some of the key underpinning technologies of this vision are highlighted. Finally, we conclude by discussing the future directions and potential impediments to the wide-scale adoption of agent-mediated e-commerce.
Agent-mediated electronic commerce, intelligent agents
985-1003
He, M.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Leung, H.
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He, M.
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Jennings, N. R.
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Leung, H.
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He, M., Jennings, N. R. and Leung, H. (2003) On agent-mediated electronic commerce. IEEE Trans on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 15 (4), 985-1003.

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This paper surveys and analyzes the state of the art of agent-mediated electronic commerce (e-commerce), concentrating particularly on the business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) aspects. From the consumer buying behavior perspective, agents are being used in the following activities: need identification, product brokering, buyer coalition formation, merchant brokering, and negotiation. The roles of agents in B2B e-commerce are discussed through the business-to-business transaction model that identifies agents as being employed in partnership formation, brokering, and negotiation. Having identified the roles for agents in B2C and B2B e-commerce, some of the key underpinning technologies of this vision are highlighted. Finally, we conclude by discussing the future directions and potential impediments to the wide-scale adoption of agent-mediated e-commerce.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: Agent-mediated electronic commerce, intelligent agents
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 258565
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258565
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Date deposited: 17 Nov 2003
Last modified: 29 Jan 2020 15:32

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