Since people have come to access more and more information about products with the proliferation of the Internet, more and more customer-to-customer e-marketplaces are being introduced with rapidly increasing transaction volumes. Much research has delved into developing intelligent agent systems to efficiently support customer-to-customer EC. However, most of this research has focused only on supporting simple negotiation for the price of common goods. To expand the negotiation object to the differentiated goods, the customer must be allowed to negotiate over multi-attributes of the product besides the price. To satisfy this requirement, we propose an agent marketplace for differentiated goods where the agent of a customer can negotiate not only the price but also the various attributes of the product and the transaction. The formal protocol and the architecture issues to support the proposed e-marketplace and agents are also addressed.
|Title of host publication||Foundations of Intelligent Systems - 14th International Symposium, ISMIS 2003, Proceedings|
|Editors||Ning Zhong, Zbigniew W. Ras, Shusaku Tsumoto, Einoshin Suzuki|
|Number of pages||5|
|ISBN (Print)||3540202560, 9783540202561|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||14th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, ISMIS 2003 - Maebashi City, Japan|
Duration: 2003 Oct 28 → 2003 Oct 31
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Other||14th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, ISMIS 2003|
|Period||03/10/28 → 03/10/31|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)