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Second USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce

Information and interaction in MarketSpace-
towards an open agent-based market infrastructure

Joakim Eriksson, Niclas Finne, and Sverker Janson
Swedish Institute of Computer Science


The lack of structure of information and interaction in current web-based electronic commerce makes partial or full automation infeasible. We describe the first steps towards an open agent-based market infrastructure, with well-defined information and interaction models allowing agents to locate relevant market participants, exchange interests, and negotiate deals. We also describe an architecture and a prototype based on these ideas, and illustrate the operation of the prototype in an example scenario.

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