Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce II

Towards Next-Generation Agent-Based Electronic Commerce Systems

  • Alexandros Moukas
  • Fredrik Ygge
  • Carles Sierra
Conference proceedings AMEC 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1788)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1788)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Amy R. Greenwald, Jeffrey O. Kephart
    Pages 1-23
  3. Vania Conan, Marten Foss, Peter Lenda, Sophie Louveaux, Anne Salaün
    Pages 40-67
  4. William E. Walsh, Michael P. Wellman
    Pages 94-101
  5. Shim Yoon, JuYoung Yun, SooWoong Kim, Juneha Kim
    Pages 102-112
  6. John Collins, Rashmi Sundareswara, Maria Gini, Bamshad Mobasher
    Pages 113-130
  7. Craig Boutilier, Moisés Goldszmidt, Claire Monteleoni, Bikash Sabata
    Pages 131-152
  8. Apostolos Dailianas, Jakka Sairamesh, Vibby Gottemukkala, Anant Jhingran
    Pages 153-179
  9. Jeffrey O. Kephart, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason
    Pages 180-205
  10. Marc Esteva, Julian Padget
    Pages 220-238
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The Internet is spawning many new markets and electronic commerce is changing many market conventions. Not only are old commercial practices being adapted to the new conditions of immediacy brought forth by the global networks, but new products and services, as well as new practices, are beginning to appear. There is already ample evidence that agent-based technologies will be crucial for these - velopments. However many theoretical, technological, sociological, and legal - pects will need to be addressed before such opportunities become a significant reality. In addition to streamlining traditional transactions, agents enable new types of transactions. For example, the elusive one-to-one marketing becomes more of a - ality when consumer agents capture and share (or sell) consumer demographics. Prices and other transaction dimensions need no longer to be fixed; selling agents can dynamically tailor merchant offerings to each consumer. Economies of scale become feasible in new markets when agents negotiate on special arbitration c- tracts. Dynamic business relationships will give rise to more competitively agile organizations. It is these new opportunities combined with substantial reduction in transaction costs that will revolutionize electronic commerce.


Electronic Commerce Intelligent Agents Internet agents Origin agent coordination agent mediated business agent negotiation artificial intelligence autonomous agents electronic auctions electronic marketplaces mobile agents multi-agent systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandros Moukas
    • 1
  • Fredrik Ygge
    • 2
  • Carles Sierra
    • 3
  1. 1.MIT Media LaboratoryCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Enersearch AB and Computing Science DepartmentInformation Technology Uppsala University, Chalmers Science ParkGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Institut d’Investigació en Intel·ligència ArtificialBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67773-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44982-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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