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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