Automating negotiation for m-services

Paurobally, Shamimabi, Turner, P.J. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2003) Automating negotiation for m-services. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems & Humans, 33 (6). pp. 709-724. ISSN 1083-4427


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Mobile electronic commerce (m-commerce) is an emerging manifestation of Internet electronic commerce that bridges the domains of Internet, mobile computing and wireless telecommunications in order to provide an array of sophisticated services (m-services) to mobile users. To date, much of the research in the area has concentrated on the problem of service discovery. However, once a service has been discovered, it needs to be provisioned according to the goals and constraints of the service provider and the service consumer. Since, in general, these will be different stakeholders (with different aims), the de facto provisioning method will be some form of negotiation. To this end, this paper develops automated negotiation protocols and strategies that are applicable in m-commerce environments. Specifically, we develop and evaluate time-constrained bilateral negotiation algorithms, that allow software agents to adapt to the quality of the network and/or their experience of similar interactions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online ISSN 1558-2426
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:32

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