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Agent-Based Services for B2B Electronic Commerce

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Author(s)

Elizabeth N. Fong, Nenad Ivezic, Thomas R. Rhodes, Y Peng

Abstract

The potential of agent-based systems has not been realized yet, in part, because of the lack of understanding of how the agent technology supports industrial needs and emerging standards. The area of business-to-business electronic commerce (b2b e-commerce) is one of the most rapidly developing sectors of industry with huge impact on manufacturing practices.In this paper, we investigate the current state of agent technology and the feasibility of applying agent-based computing to b2b e-commerce in the circuit board manufacturing sector. We identify critical tasks and opportunities in the b2b e-commerce area where agent-based services can best be deployed. We describe an implemented agent-based system to facilitate the bidding process for printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly. These activities are taking place within the Internet Commerce for Manufacturing (ICM) project, the NIST-sponsored project working with industry to create an environment where small manufacturers of mechanical and electronic components may participate competitively in virtual enterprises that manufacture printed circuit assemblies.
Proceedings Title
Network Intelligence: Internet-Based Manufacturing, Conference || Network Intelligence: Internet-Based Manufacturing | SPIE
Volume
4208
Conference Dates
November 8-9, 2000
Conference Title
Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering

Keywords

b2b e-commerce, manufacturing, multi-agent systems, standrds

Citation

Fong, E. , Ivezic, N. , Rhodes, T. and Peng, Y. (2000), Agent-Based Services for B2B Electronic Commerce, Network Intelligence: Internet-Based Manufacturing, Conference || Network Intelligence: Internet-Based Manufacturing | SPIE (Accessed June 21, 2024)

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Created December 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017