Price-comparison agents for MAGICS

Chun Bun Henry Chan, C. K H Chin, B. Lam

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Abstract

Price comparison is an important step in a consumer buying process. In this paper, we present a mobile agent-based Internet Commerce System (MAGICS) and discuss how it can be used to facilitate price comparison. We formulate a mathematical model to determine the optimum number of mobile agents to be dispatched if the price distribution is known. The mathematical model is solved with both the uniform price distribution and the normal price distribution. The results are useful for designing price comparison services in general and MAGICS in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Pacific RIM Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Pages744-747
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Event2001 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM 2001) - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 26 Aug 200128 Aug 2001

Conference

Conference2001 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM 2001)
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period26/08/0128/08/01

Keywords

  • E-commerce
  • Internet commerce
  • MAGICS
  • Mobile agents
  • Price comparison

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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