A Fair Architecture for Service Negotiation with Brokerage Commission
Shi Cho Cha
管理學院 - 資訊管理系
Department of Information Management
|Thesis Publication Year:||2009|
|Graduation Academic Year:||98|
|Keywords (in Chinese):||自動服務協商 、軟體代理人 、電子商務|
|Keywords (in other languages):||Automatic Service Negotiation, Software Agent, Electronic Commerce|
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In recent years, a lot of negotiation literatures pay considerable attention on using software agent to electronic commerce negotiation and web service negotiation applications. The specific aim of the thesis is to investigate the fairness of negotiation architectures proposed in previous research works under the consideration of brokerage commission situation. To answer this question, we conduct experiments by using software agents to simulate automatic service negotiation. Based on our simulation results we found that the mediator (broker agent) of third party negotiation architecture under brokerage commission situation presents biased behavior. To resolve this fairness problem, we present two new negotiation architectures in this thesis. Based on simulation results, the proposed architectures can successfully prevent broker’s biased behavior under the introduction of brokerage commission. In the meanwhile, we also introduce a modified two way negotiation protocol under FIPA agent framework to fulfill basic negotiation requirement by supporting proposal invocation and counter proposal invocation to both negotiating parties.
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