Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce: First International Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Trading, AMET'98, Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 10th, 1998 Selected Papers

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Pablo Noriega, Carles Sierra
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 28, 1999 - Computers - 218 pages
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Electronic Commerce, as a gamut of activities involving electronic transactions performed over a network via software that may be more or less autonomous, is an emerging reality. Strategic studies have shown that electronic commerce is a major growth industry.
The book is devoted to the challenges and opportunities that electronic commerce opens for agent technology. For some time, electronic commerce has attracted the avid attention of agent-builders and agent technology researchers, and these have decisively contributed to advancing the state of the art in the field. The second-generation software agents now entering the scene hold great promise for the further advancement of electronic commerce. This book originates from a workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Trading held at Agents'98 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 1998. The eleven carefully reviewed and revised papers present a unique survey of software agents in the context of electronic commerce.
 

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Contents

Building Electronic Marketplaces with the ZEUS Agent ToolKit
1
Accounting for Cognitive Costs in Online Auction Design
25
SICS MarketSpace An AgentBased Market Infrastructure
41
Sequencing of Contract Types for Anytime Task Reallocation
54
AgentMediated Integrative Negotiation for Retail Electronic Commerce
70
A Multiagent System for Coordinating International Shipping1
91
Bid Evaluation and Selection in the MAGNET Automated Contracting System
105
Evolutionary Computing and Negotiating Agents
126
A rcalculus Model of a Spanish Fish Market Preliminary Report
166
Information Integration for Electronic Commerce?
189
Author Index
207
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Pablo Noriega is a flower essence therapist and naturopath trained in Chinese Medicine. He has taught courses and seminars in Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Mexico. He is a professor of Chinese Medicine and Bach Flower Therapy at two institutes in Buenos Aires and part of the team of flower essence therapists at Anthemon Institute in Barcelona, Spain, and at Mount Vernon Institute of Flower Essence Therapists in Santiago, Chile. Loey Colebeck, translator, is an accredited flower essence therapist. From 2003 to 2014 she studied and practiced Bach Flower Therapy in Spain. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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