An Agent-Oriented Perspective on E-Bidding Systems
Ivan Jureta (University of Namur, Belgium), Manuel Kolp (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and Stéphane Faulkner (University of Namur, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2008
Today, high volume of goods and services is being traded using online auction systems. The growth in size and complexity of architectures to support online auctions requires the use of distributed and cooperative software techniques. In this context, the agent software development paradigm seems ap-propriate both for their modeling, development and implementation. This chapter proposes an agent-oriented patterns analysis of best practices for online auction. The patterns are intended to help both IT managers and software engineers during the requirement specification of an on-line auction system while integrating benefits of agent software engineering.