Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce

The European AgentLink Perspective

  • Frank Dignum
  • Carles Sierra

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1991)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1991)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. AMEC: Scientific and Technological Roadmap

  3. Negotiation

  4. Markets

    1. Maria Viamonte, Carlos Ramos
      Pages 115-125
    2. Marc Esteva, Juan-Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra, Pere Garcia, Josep L. Arcos
      Pages 126-147
    3. Michael Vetter, Stefan Pitsch
      Pages 148-162
  5. Preferences

    1. Mehdi Dastani, Nico Jacobs, Catholijn M. Jonker, Jan Treur
      Pages 163-193
    2. Liliana Ardissono, Anna Goy, Giovanna Petrone, Marino Segnan, Luca Console, Leonardo Lesmo et al.
      Pages 194-213
  6. Security

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-241

About this book


It is now no longer necessary to argue the importance of agent technology. Be- des numerous conferences and workshops on speci c aspects of agent technology there are also many companies that are exploring its exploitation possibilities. In the light of these developments and in order to foster the transfer of agent technology from research labs to business, the EU has funded a \network of exc- lence" devoted to agent technology. This network of excellence, called AgentLink (http://www. agentlink. org/), aims at bringing together research groups from d- ferent countries and industrial developers. The ultimate goal is to create synergy among the di erent projects and groups to improve the competence of European industry and the excellence of academia. In order to achieve this goal, Agent- Link organises educational activities (summer schools), builds agent-related - terature repositories, and facilitates collaboration between member nodes. One of the main activities related to the last point are the regular meetings of \S- cial Interest Groups" (SIGs). At this moment six SIGs are functioning, focusing on topics ranging from agent based social simulation to intelligent agents for telecommunications applications and telematics. The current book combines two results from the activities of the SIG on \Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce". This SIG gathers the main research groups and industrial partners interested in the use of agent technology in el- tronic commerce. First and foremost the book contains a roadmap of research and current technological developments in the area of agent-mediated electronic commerce.


Agent Coordination Agent Mediated Business Agent Mediated Negotiation Constraint Satisfaction Electronic Auctions Electronic Commerce Electronic Marketplaces Intelligent Agents Internet Internet Agents Web agents classification modeling security

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Dignum
    • 1
  • Carles Sierra
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.IIIACSIC Campus UABBellaterra, CataloniaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41671-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44682-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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