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Adding value to marketplaces by assembling location-aware agents on-demand
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mobile Business: m>Business 2003 ; [Die Konferenz "m>Business" fand vom 23. bis 24. Juni 2003 in Wien statt] / [ed] G.M. Giaglis; H. Werthner; V. Tschammer; K.A. Froeschl, Wien: Die Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
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With the penetration of ubiquitous computing into physical marketplaces, requirements for software agents have increased also. The need for software agents at anytime, anyplace and helping the consumers with their shopping experience is becoming more obvious. Request from the consumers are changing all the time as well as the physical marketplace they are in (hence also the merchants). These conditions mean that a system that has a predefined number of agents; with each of them possessing a predefined set of functionality is not suitable for use. We propose a system, named eHermes, which assembles agents on-demand based on the user request and preferences. Such architecture supports dynamism and flexibility at run-time that are suitable for the pervasive computing environment. The main concept, called mission, and its abstract representation, called Task Decomposition Diagram, along with the eHermes architecture are presented in this paper. eHermes is currently being implemented on the Grasshopper agent toolkit.

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Wien: Die Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, 2003.
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27078Local ID: 0649a520-dffa-11dc-9e29-000ea68e967bISBN: 3-85403-169-6OAI: diva2:1000259
International Conference on Mobile Business : 23/06/2003 - 24/06/2003
Upprättat; 2003; 20080220 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30

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