Agent Systems in Electronic Business

Agent Systems in Electronic Business

Eldon Y. Li (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and Soe-Tsyr Yuan (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
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Release Date: November, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 408
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-588-7
ISBN13: 9781599045887|ISBN10: 1599045885|EISBN13: 9781599045900
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Description:

Agent technologies are believed to be one of the most promising tools to conduct business via networks and the Web in an autonomous, intelligent, and efficient way. The ever-expanding application of business automation necessitates clarification of the methods and techniques of agent-based electronic business systems.

Agent Systems in Electronic Business delivers definitive research to academics and practitioners in the field of business automation on the use of agent technologies to advance the practice of electronic business in today's organizations, targeting the needs of enterprises in open and dynamic business opportunities to incorporate skilled use of multiple independent information systems. This comprehensive resource clearly articulates the stages (electronic commerce transactions, business processes and e-business infrastructure) involved in developing agent-based e-business systems.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent technologies in e-business infrastructure
  • Agent technologies in e-commerce
  • Agent-based e-business systems design
  • Agent-based technology applications
  • Auction design for agent-based marketplaces
  • Comparison-shopping agents
  • Cross-fertilized techniques in business automation
  • Intelligent shopping support
  • Inter-organizational business process
  • Malicious agents in open multi-agent systems
  • Mobile negotiation support mechanism
  • Semantic location modeling for mobile enterprise
  • Service composition approach
  • Supply and demand in business transaction formation
Reviews and Testimonials

This book is written to address the importance of agent systems in electronic business.

– Eldon Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

In this text, 31 international academics, researchers, and consultants contribute 16 chapters on the use of agent technologies to advance the practice of electronic business in today's organizations.

– Book News Inc. (2008)

This book offers definitive research to academics and practitioners in the field of business automation on the use of agent technologies to advance the practice of electronic business in today's organizations, targeting the needs of enterprises in open and dynamic business opportunities to incorporate skilled use of multiple independent information systems.

– APADE (2008)
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Eldon Y. Li is the University Chair Professor of the Department of Management Information Systems at the National Chengchi University, Taiwan and an Emeritus Professor of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.A. He is also the Director of NCCU Innovation and Incubation Center and Center for Service Innovation. He was a Professor and the Dean of the College of Informatics, and the Director of the Graduate Institute of Social Informatics at the Yuan Ze University, Taiwan; a member of the Research Grant Review Board for the National Science Council of R.O.C. (2004-2005); a member of University Evaluation Committee for the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (2005); a senior professor of Management Area (1982/1-2007/3) and the Coordinator of MIS Program (1986-1989; 2001-2003) at the Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly; the Professor and Founding Director of the Graduate Institute of Information Management at the National Chung Cheng University in Chia-Yi, Taiwan (1994-1996); a visiting scholar of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1999-2000). He holds a bachelor degree in international trade from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems and quantitative sciences from Texas Tech University. Dr. Li has published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, Computers & Education, Information & Management, Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, among others. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Electronic Business and International Journal of Information and Computer Security. His research areas include human factors in information technology (IT), strategic IT planning, electronic business management, service science, software engineering, total quality management, IT management, business integration, and e-entrepreneurship.
Soe-Tsyr Yuan is a professor of information management of National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She received a PhD in computer science from Oregon State University, USA. Her research interests include service science, M(U-) commerce, service-oriented computing, business intelligence management, intelligent agents, knowledge discovery and data mining, and so forth. She has served as a member of various program and editorial committees for international conferences and journals such as the International Journal of Web Services Research, International Journal of E-Business Research, Service Oriented Computing and Applications, and so forth.
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