Matchmaking in Electronic Markets

An Agent-Based Approach towards Matchmaking in Electronic Negotiations

  • Daniel J. Veit

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2882)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2882)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Fundamentals & Related Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 3-7
    3. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 9-35
    4. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 37-75
  3. The Multidimensional Matchmaking Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 79-118
    3. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 119-131
  4. Application, Evaluation & Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 135-141
    3. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 143-160
    4. Daniel J. Veit
      Pages 161-167
  5. Back Matter

About this book


Electronic negotiations concern transactions on the basis of electronic media, such as the Internet. Platforms have been developed to aid participants in electronic markets during the agreement phase. The key activity in this is the matching of offers and requests, for which we need a ranking of the alternatives. In this book the author defines a framework in which a ranking can be generated in order to acquire an optimal decision for a desired transaction - this process is called matchmaking.

The author introduces a generic framework for multidimensional, multiattribute matchmaking, its implementation, and an analysis of it. The genericity of the author’s approach means that the implementation, realized as a multiagent system, can represent both offering and requesting agents, and the framework can be applied to a huge variety of applications. The use cases in the book are derived from the human resources domain, and thus involve quite complex matchmaking.

The author’s presentation is thorough and self-contained. He provides definitions of the relevant business and computer science terms, and detailed explanations of the underlying mathematical tools and software implementations.


DOM Electronic Market Internet Web services agent-based e-commerce agent-mediated e-commerce architecture e-commerce agents electronic auctions electronic markets electronic negotiations matchmaking matchmaking architectures middle agents multi-agent systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel J. Veit
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20500-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39995-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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