Specification of Autonomous Agents in E-commerce Systems

  • Ismael Rodríguez
  • Manuel Núñez
  • Fernando Rubio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3236)

Abstract

We present a generic formal framework to specify e-commerce systems. Specifically, we introduce a formalism to represent the behavior of the agents involved in the system. We will concentrate only on the high level behavior, that is, the one related to the economic performance of the agents. Finally, we apply our framework to the specification of the e-commerce system Kasbah.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismael Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Manuel Núñez
    • 1
  • Fernando Rubio
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Sistemas Informáticos y ProgramaciónUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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