IMAGINE : An Intelligent Electonic Marketplace
In this thesis, we develop an E-marketplace, which we call IMAGINE (Intelligent Market with AGents and Integrative NEgotiations) that improves upon the existing state-of-the-art in several non-trivial ways. IMAGINE combines the best features of existing E-marketplaces with several innovations. The thesis describes the conceptualization, analysis, and design of IMAGINE and provides details of implementation of a prototype of IMAGINE at the Electronic Enterprises Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science.
IMAGINE is a collaborative, co-operative, intelligent E-Market that maximizes the combined utility value of the all traders involved. IMAGINE has several distinctive features:
• It uses an innovative business model, which is intelligent in the sense of perceiving
the nature of the market and market forces and using this market intelligence in
matching buyers with sellers and in determining the prices.
• It uses integrative negotiations, which make it attractive for buyers and sellers to
reveal their true business interests and valuations.
• A sound and robust software architecture for a web-based implementation using
best practices in object technology.
• Implementation of a prototype of IMAGINE has been carried out using leading edge
Internet technologies such as multi-agent technology, Jini, and Javaspaces.
School:Indian Institute of Science
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:management internet marketing e business imagine computer software intelligent market with agents and integrative negotiations electronic markets model digital
Date of Publication:02/01/2001