Business-to-consumer mobile agent-based internet commerce system (MAGICS)

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dc.contributor.author Chen, H
dc.contributor.author Lam, PPY
dc.contributor.author Chan, HCB
dc.contributor.author Dillon, TS
dc.contributor.author Cao, J
dc.contributor.author Lee, RST
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:52:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, 2007, 37 (6), pp. 1174 - 1189
dc.identifier.issn 1094-6977
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5797
dc.description.abstract We present MAGICS, a mobile agent-based system for supporting business-to-consumer electronic commerce (e-commerce) or mobile commerce (m-commerce) applications. To use the system, consumers first provide their buying requirements to a proxy/agent server through a Web browser or a wireless application protocol (WAP) terminal. Having obtained the requirements, mobile agents are generated to carry out tasks for the consumers including getting offers from merchants, evaluating offers, and even completing purchases. In the case of mobile commerce, consumers can generate a mobile agent to conduct a search and evaluation in the digital marketspace before making a purchase in the physical marketplace. To make it possible to choose an offer that best satisfies the consumer's requirement(s), we present a mathematical model for evaluating multiple decision factors. To test the basic functions of the mobile agent-based Internet commerce system (MAGICS), we have built a prototype system. To minimize the average cost of a product (including the cost of sending agents), we have also developed an analytical model that can determine how many agents should be sent to compare prices. Four different price distributions and some real price information are analyzed based on the model. The analysis provides valuable insights into the design of mobile agent-based shopping applications for m-commerce, in particular, and for e-commerce, in general. © 2007 IEEE.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1109/TSMCC.2007.900653
dc.title Business-to-consumer mobile agent-based internet commerce system (MAGICS)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 37
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Piscataway, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1174 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1189 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Systems, Management and Leadership en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 080502 Mobile Technologies
dc.personcode 030567
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Mobile Technologies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000250395300009 en_US
dc.description.keywords E-commerce
dc.description.keywords Electronic commerce
dc.description.keywords Internet
dc.description.keywords Mobile agents
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology/School of Software
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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