Platform for communicating construction material information between e-commerce systems

Stephen C.W. Kong, Heng Li, Qiping Shen

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E-commerce systems for construction material procurement are becoming increasingly important in Hong Kong. These E-commerce systems are non-interoperable and create problems for the buyers who use these systems to purchase construction materials. This paper presents the mobile agent-based approach and Web service-based approach for enabling interoperation of these systems in the E-Union environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-547
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004


  • Construction material
  • Distributed computing
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile agent
  • Web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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