IDEAL approach to Internet-based negotiation for e-business

J. Hammer, C. B. Huang, Y. H. Huang, C. Pluempitiwiriyawej, M. Lee, H. Li, L. Wang, Y. Liu, S. Y.W. Su

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With the emergence of e-business as the next killer application for the Web, automating bargaining-type negotiations between clients (i.e., buyers and sellers) has become increasingly important. With IDEAL (Internet-based Dealmaker for e-business), we have developed an architecture and framework, including a negotiation protocol, for automated negotiations among multiple IDEAL servers. The main components of IDEAL are a constraint satisfaction processor (CSP) to evaluate a proposal, an Event-Trigger-Rule (ETR) server for managing and triggering the execution of rules which make up the negotiation strategy (rules can be updated at run-time to deal with the dynamic nature of negotiations), and a cost-benefit analysis to help in the selection of alternative strategies. We have implemented a fully functional prototype system of IDEAL to demonstrate automated negotiations among buyers and suppliers participating in a supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'00) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 29 Feb 20003 Mar 2000


Conference2000 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'00)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA


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