Towards the Automation of E-Negotiation Processes Based on Web Services - A Modeling Approach

Rinderle, Stefanie and Benyoucef, Morad (2005) Towards the Automation of E-Negotiation Processes Based on Web Services - A Modeling Approach. In: Proc. Int'l Conf. on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE'05), New York.

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E-Negotiation is the process of conducting negotiations be-
tween business partners using electronic means. The interest in e-negotiation is motivated by its potential to provide business partners with more e±cient processes, enabling them to draft better contracts in less time. Most of today's e-marketplaces support some form of e-negotiation. Numerous attempts are being made to design e-marketplaces that support more than one negotiation protocol. The main problem in designing these e-marketplaces is the lack of a systematic approach. In our view, the e-marketplace enforces negotiation protocols and therefore should make them available for consultation by humans and for automation by software agents. Separating the protocols from the e-negotiation media is a step towards a configurable e-marketplace. In this paper we address the requirements for modeling e-negotiation protocols. Then we adopt the Statechart formalism as a modeling language and provide de-
scriptions of five commonly used e-negotiation protocols. Finally, we discuss how we move from these Statechart descriptions of the protocols to modeling the interactions between the e-marketplace participants using
a web service orchestration language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Eva Mader
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2008 11:57
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 10:23

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