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Agent Technology: Feasibility for Business and Manufacturing Application



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


Electronic commerce (e-commerce) may be defined as the entire set of processes that support transaction activities on a network and involve information analysis. These activities spawn product information and display events, services, providers, consumers, advertisers, support for transactions, brokering systems for a variety of services and actions (e.g., finding certain products, finding cheaply priced products, etc.) The potential of agent-based systems has not been realized yet, in part, because of the lack of understanding how the agent technology support business-to-business e-commerce processes. This report is to investigate the current state of agent technology and the feasibility of applying agent-based computing to business-to-business (b2b) e-commerce.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6858
Report Number


Fong, E. , Ivezic, N. , Korchak, R. , Peng, Y. and Rhodes, T. (2002), Agent Technology: Feasibility for Business and Manufacturing Application, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created February 28, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021