188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

An agent-based centralized e-marketplace in a virtual environment

Authors: 
I. Seidel, M. Gärtner, J. Froschauer, H. Berger, W. Merkl
Publisher: 
Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Pages: 
218 - 221
Year: 
2009
Type: 
Speech with proceedings
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 
ISBN: 1-891706-24-1
Abstract: 
In this paper we present the design and implementation of an agent-mediated B2C e-Marketplace as part of the social and immersive 3D e-Tourism environment "Itchy Feet". Customers are able to interact in an intuitive way in the 3D environment and assess tourism products prior to purchase. The e-Marketplace provides services via autonomous software agents for the entire purchase cycle. Fair trade among agents is ensured by regulating the environment with Electronic Institutions.
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