A business-to-business e-commerce system using software agents and RFID

Lei Ye, Adam S K Ho, Solomon K S Leung, Chun Bun Henry Chan

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This paper presents a business-to-business e-commerce system that has two parts: a procurement system based on mobile agents and a logistics control system based on RFID. The focus of this work is on the control system. In particular, two contributions are made. First, we employ an XML-based method that effectively and flexibly reads/writes RFID tags for the purpose of identifying goods. Second, we employ two Markov decision models and a genetic algorithm to find the most space-and-value-efficient way to load trucks using the information on the RFID tags. Analytical results are presented to evaluate the effectiveness of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Systems Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


  • Agents
  • B2B electronic commerce
  • Logistics
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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