Deriving a negotiation decision function for software agents in electronic commerce = 전자 상거래 용 소프트웨어 에이전트를 위한 협상 의사 결정 함수 도출

With software agents, routine tasks have been automated and hence human involvement has been reduced to a certain extent. However, most of agents have assisted with only a few steps in the multi-steps process of electronic transactions. To help users with the major steps in the electronic transactions, it is necessary for software agents to persuade their negotiation parties to act in particular ways. While negotiations come in many shapes and forms, this thesis focuses on a particular class of negotiation, competitive business environment based negotiation. To negotiate with other parties in this context, autonomous agents consider environmental variables - the number of competitors, the number of negotiation parties, the maximum time by which they must finish their jobs, and user``s preferences. However, previous negotiation decision functions for the automated negotiation have used only time or the static number of negotiating parties as criteria of negotiation, although competitive business environment should include potential competitors who can snatch negotiation parties away. Therefore, this thesis attempts to evaluate the performance of a negotiation decision function that considers the potential competitors in competitive market environment as well as that of a negotiation decision function that does not. For this evaluation, this thesis adopts the electronic marketplace as an application domain because many buyers and sellers compete for limited resources in the marketplace.
Advisors
Lee, Hee-Seokresearcher이희석researcher
Publisher
한국과학기술원
Issue Date
2001
Identifier
166291/325007 / 000993756
Language
eng
Description

학위논문(석사) - 한국과학기술원 : 경영정보전공, 2001.2, [ v, 33 p. ]

Keywords

decision functions; negotiation; software agents; electronic commerce; 전자상거래; 의사결정함수; 협상; 소프트웨어 에이전트

URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/53622
Link
http://library.kaist.ac.kr/search/detail/view.do?bibCtrlNo=166291&flag=t
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KGSM-Theses_Master(석사논문)
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