Agents are computational systems that are capable of autonomous,
reactive and proactive behaviour, and are also able to interact
with each other. The application of agents in e-Commerce is one of
the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of computer science.
This emerging technology is enabling individuals and businesses to
take advantage of the new and powerful medium of the World Wide
"Agent Technology for e-Commerce" introduces the main theory
behind and the applications of agent technology in e-Commerce in a
way that is accessible to students with a basic background in
computer science. Bringing together economics, game theory and
multi-agent systems in a clear and accessible way, this book offers
an introduction to agent technology and architectures, as well as
providing more in-depth coverage of subjects such as negotiation,
auctions, bargaining, voting protocols and coalition formation.
Mobile agents and issues of trust and security are also
Containing exercises and topics for discussion, this book is
ideal for classroom use or self-study, and will be of considerable
interest to computing and IT professionals who wish explore the
fast-moving discipline of agent technology for e-Commerce.
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