Forming Buyer Coalition Schemes with Ontologies in E-Marketplaces

  • Panida Tansiri
  • Laor Boongasame
  • Dickson K. W. Chiu
  • Ho-fung Leung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6724)


Despite the variety of existing theoretical models for buyers’ coalition in the current e-commerce literature, no existing coalition scheme explicitly considers the application of ontology in coalition formation. This article presents a Buyer Coalition with Ontologies in e-Marketplaces (BCOM) scheme, which uses ontology for modeling buyer coalitions with RDF (Resource Description Framework) and RDF Schema, together with some sample coding and example ontology to demonstrate our implementation.


Resource Description Framework Ontologies e-Marketplace Buyer Coalition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panida Tansiri
    • 1
  • Laor Boongasame
    • 2
  • Dickson K. W. Chiu
    • 3
  • Ho-fung Leung
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business ComputerBangkok UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringBangkok UniversityBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Dickson Computer SystemsKowloon, Hong KongP.R. China
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, Hong KongP.R. China

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