Electronic Commerce Based on Software Agent

Electronic Commerce Based on Software Agent

Xun Yi (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Chee Kheong Siew (North Dakota State University, USA) and Mahbubur Rahman Syed (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-76-6.ch018
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Abstract

Because electronic commerce provides customers with more convenient and more money-saving services than conventional trading, it has seen explosive growth in recent years and will have a major impact in shaping future markets. Certainly, it will be very advantageous for customers if electronic commerce is capable of being more automated and secure than is currently the case, since the time and energy they spend will be dramatically reduced. This paper focuses on applying software agent technology together with cryptographic technology to automating and securing the information gathering, and payment procedures, which are the principal and most time-consuming steps in electronic commerce, especially on the Internet.

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