A MODEL OF AGENT ONTOLOGIES FOR B2C E-COMMERCE

Domenico Rosaci

Abstract

This paper proposes a formal model of agent ontologies, suitable to represent the realities of both customers and sellers in a B2C electronic commerce scenario. This model is capable of describing the entities involved in the above realities (products, product features, product categories) as well as the behaviour of customers and sellers in performing their activities. A system architecture, based on the presented ontology model, is also briefly described.

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Rosaci D. (2004). A MODEL OF AGENT ONTOLOGIES FOR B2C E-COMMERCE . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 3-9. DOI: 10.5220/0002619000030009


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Domenico Rosaci},
title={A MODEL OF AGENT ONTOLOGIES FOR B2C E-COMMERCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={3-9},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002619000030009},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - A MODEL OF AGENT ONTOLOGIES FOR B2C E-COMMERCE
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Rosaci D.
PY - 2004
SP - 3
EP - 9
DO - 10.5220/0002619000030009