E-union: Concept and framework of open B2B e-trading marketplaces

Jiannong Cao, T. Fong, H. Li, X. Wang

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With its great explosion and the advancement of related technology and services, such as the World-Wide-Web (WWW), the Internet has provided a rich environment for building Internet-based electronic commerce (e-Commerce) applications. Among the different types of e-Commerce, business-to-business (B-to-B) is the one most widespread in terms of turnover. The B2B e-trading marketplaces (also called B2B-Exchanges), which have sparked a revolution in the way that businesses buy and sell products from each other, are an essential component of B2B applications. However, currently, it is often the case that, within an e-commerce sector, many e-trading marketplaces were developed and hosted by different companies, each forming a closed system with their own customers and clients. In this paper, we describe the concept of e-Union, which integrates the services provided by different e -trading sites to provide an open e-trading service. We present the design of a mobile agent enabled framework for building such an open e-trading marketplace environment and describe a prototypical implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0769515738, 9780769515731
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002 - Ft. Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 15 Apr 200219 Apr 2002


Conference16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFt. Lauderdale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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