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Internet Commerce and Software Agents: Cases, Technologies and Opportunities

Internet Commerce and Software Agents: Cases, Technologies and Opportunities
Author(s)/Editor(s): Syed Mahbubhur Rahman (Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA) and Robert J. Bignall (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: ©2001
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-01-3
ISBN13: 9781930708013
ISBN10: 1930708017
EISBN13: 9781930708884


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The Internet is revolutionizing retail merchandising and shopping. Software agents are capable of automating the more routine, tedious and time-consuming tasks involved in the trading process and they may be able to negotiate and make autonomous decisions and commitments on behalf of their owners.

Internet Commerce and Software Agents: Cases, Technologies and Opportunities addresses some major Internet commerce issues and the challenges to be met in achieving automated and secure Internet trading.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Syed Rahman (Ed.)
Syed Mahbubur Rahman currently is a professor at the Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA. He worked in several other institutions around the world including NDSU in the USA (1999), Monash University in Australia (1993-98), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET, 1982-92) and Ganz Electric Works in Budapest (1980-82), etc. He was the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of BUET from 1986 to 1992. He is co-chairing and is involved as a program/organizing member in a number of international conferences. He obtained his doctoral degree from Budapest Technical University in 1980. He supervised more than 30 research projects leading to master’s and PhD degrees. His research interests include electronic commerce systems, multimedia computing and communications, image processing and retrieval, computational intelligence, pattern recognition, distributed processing and security. He has published 100+ research papers in his areas of interest.

Robert Bignall (Ed.)
Robert Bignall holds a BSc(Honours) and PhD from the Flinders University of South Australia. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in further education and computer science. He has served as a senior lecturer and then as an associate professor at Monash University since 1990. In 1995 he was appointed as the foundation head of the Gippsland School of Computing and Information Technology at Monash University; he served in that role for five years. He was also acting director of the Monash Centre for Electronic Commerce in 1998 and 1999. He took up his current position as pro vice-chancellor of Monash University Malaysia at the start of 2000. Professor Bignall’s research interests include electronic commerce systems and multimedia technologies. He has also published a number of papers on algebraic and multiple-valued logic and their applications in computer science.


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