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Agent-based services for B2B electronic commerce
Author(s): Elizabeth Fong; Nenad Ivezic; Tom Rhodes; Yun Peng
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Paper 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 prototype 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4208, Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411775
Show Author Affiliations
Elizabeth Fong, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Nenad Ivezic, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Tom Rhodes, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Yun Peng, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4208:
Network Intelligence: Internet-based Manufacturing
Nina M. Berry, Editor(s)

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