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Advance Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, WECWIS, 1999. International Conference on

Date 9-9 April 1999

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  • Proceedings of International Workshop on Advance Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems. (Cat. No.PR00334)

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 182
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  • Semantic metadata for the integration of Web-based data for electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):137 - 145
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Today, the Internet can be seen as a global marketplace populated by a huge number of providers and consumers that exchange data from a wide range of domains. A combination of data from different sources for further automatic processing is often hindered by differences in the underlying modeling assumptions and representation. In addition, the available sources are in most cases semistructured, i.... View full abstract»

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  • Effect of bargaining in electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):174 - 181
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    In this study, we investigate the effect of bargaining and three different bargaining strategies in electronic commerce. An intelligent agent that allows customers to bargain for a better price was implemented and integrated into the experimental store. The results show that consumers prefer shopping at bargaining stores even when there is no financial gain. Furthermore, different bargaining strat... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a scalable PKI for electronic commerce systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):132 - 136
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    In an e-commerce system, security, in particular authentication, is of paramount importance. Public-key infrastructure is often used to enforce authentication and the property of non-repudiation. However, the current designs of public-key cryptosystems require a centralized, trusted key server to generate and distributed keys. This distinguished, trusted entity introduces security vulnerabilities ... View full abstract»

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  • Customization in online trade processes

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):166 - 173
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    The reversal of roles between information technologies and business processes has led to high levels of uncertainty among managers and strategic planners about appropriate business models to be used in EC. For companies of all sizes, the question of what shape and form their online presence needs to take is still unclear, given the difficulty in establishing a defensible competitive position. This... View full abstract»

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  • A Web-based information system for stock selection and evaluation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):81 - 83
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    We have developed an expert system, called PORSEL (PORtfolio SELection system), which uses an effective set of rules to select and evaluate stocks on the Internet. At present, the PORSEL consists of three components: the information center, the fuzzy stock selector, and the portfolio constructor. The purpose of the information center is to provide representation of several technical indicators suc... View full abstract»

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  • Monitoring and prediction of network performance

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):122 - 129
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    Analysis of network and application performance is traditionally based on mathematical models derived from first principles. Such models are usually complex, difficult to use, and do not exhibit satisfactory accuracy. This paper describes a new way of achieving high accuracy in predicting network performance. The new solution is built on a unique combination of network-component models and probabi... View full abstract»

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  • A conceptual annotation approach to indexing in a Web-based information system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):160 - 165
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    All the specialists have agreed that the possibility of adding to multimedia WWW objects some sort of `conceptual' annotations describing their information content would greatly contribute to solve the problem of their `intelligent' indexing and retrieval. We propose to associate with the Web objects not the final conceptual annotation, but a simple natural language (NL) caption, in the form of sh... View full abstract»

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  • Customization rule generation for electronic sales promotion system in wholesale industry

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 55
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    In a sales promotion task, suppliers prepare and present the sales promotion proposal plans for negotiating with retailer's buyers what commodities they should sell. For automating the sales promotion tasks, a B-to-B EC (business-to-business electronic commerce) system using a one-to-one marketing technique has been developed. In this system, a standard sales promotion proposal plan is modified wi... View full abstract»

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  • Digital multimedia content management for networked information access: issues and discussion

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):75 - 80
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    Along with the development of multimedia and networking technologies, more and more audio, image, animation, and video are available for average users to use and access through the Internet. Multimedia are thus playing more and more important roles in information access as well as electronic commerce. According to Euro-marketing, there are over 157 million people worldwide who have access to the I... View full abstract»

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  • Active and real-time functionalities for electronic brokerage design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):30 - 35
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    In this position paper, we discuss an architecture for developing next generation electronic brokerages using active and real-time functionalities. These electronic brokerages support timeliness requirements and allow users to express complex preferences. User preferences can be conveniently captured as event-condition-action (ECA) rules. The design allows pro-active monitoring of user preferences... View full abstract»

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  • Speechnet: a network of hyperlinked speech-accessible objects

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 121
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    The dominant technology for electronic communication and commerce, the telephone, does not discriminate between sighted and non-sighted users. The Web does discriminate. The Web is primarily based on text and visual scanning. Much of its functionality is inaccessible to visually-challenged users, or in applications where visual scanning is inappropriate. A solution is to augment the Web with a net... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of business-to-business commerce models: the influence of new information technology models

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):153 - 158
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    Business-to-business systems for electronic commerce are rapidly becoming an essential resource for competitive success. At the same time, the capabilities of such systems are evolving themselves, coincident with augmented trading partner responsibilities and new organization strategies. This paper reports the results of a field study conducted to understand the way in which such interorganization... View full abstract»

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  • Web-enabling legacy systems through software transformations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):87 - 90
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    Reengineering applications so that they can be Web-enabled is a problem faced by many software development teams nowadays. In this research work, we present a semi-automated approach to help tackling this kind of problem. By using automated software transformation techniques, we combine the Fusion/RE reverse-engineering approach and the Draco-PUC transformational workbench in order to reengineer l... View full abstract»

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  • Certifying e-commerce software for security

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64 - 67
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    This paper briefly describes the work in progress at Reliable Software Technologies in developing a certification process for certifying the security of software. We are not concerned with how well the resulting software meets its intended functionality, but rather to what extent the software behaves securely. We define certifying software as: analyzing software until confidence is gained in the s... View full abstract»

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  • Proposal of application architecture in electronic commerce service between companies

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):46 - 49
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    This paper proposes the concept of a secure application architecture that helps a service provider to enterprise a business-to-business e-commerce service. Recently, there has been a paradigm shift to inter-enterprise integration. We have started a new service provider business for business media services that is based on two concepts: business process integration and high-grade security in respon... View full abstract»

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  • A field study of using open buy on the Internet (OBI) to streamline the purchasing process

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):95 - 98
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    This project employed a field study approach to explore how companies can use open buying on the Internet (OBI), an open, flexible design for business-to-business Internet commerce solutions, to enhance their procurement processes. In this study, based on the findings of the field study, I discuss features and functions that these companies preferred to have as well as how OBI can have a potential... View full abstract»

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  • Product simulation with Java in the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):73 - 74
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    Authentic simulations offer a new way of presenting products on the Internet. Customers can get a close feel of the product and will more easily accept purchasing online. An interactive online catalogue at the Blaupunkt Web-site uses Java technology to present car stereos to customers View full abstract»

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  • MIRROR: a state-conscious concurrency control protocol for replicated real-time databases

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):20 - 29
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    Data replication can help database systems meet the stringent temporal constraints of current time-critical applications, especially Internet-based services. A prerequisite, however, is the development of high-performance concurrency control mechanisms. We present here a new CC protocol called MIRROR (Managing Isolation in Replicated Real-time Object Repositories), specifically designed for firm-d... View full abstract»

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  • An advanced multimedia infrastructure for WWW-based information systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):108 - 115
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    We present an advanced multimedia infrastructure that integrates continuous real-time media streams within the WWW. This new service architecture focuses on advanced facilities for dealing with multimedia content. A mediation server is at the heart of the infrastructure. It organizes and structures the multimedia information space. In addition to simple services for accessing and delivering multim... View full abstract»

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  • A component-oriented approach for enterprise-devoted e-commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):146 - 152
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    A novel approach for e-commerce, consistent with principles such as robustness, flexibility, scalability, and openness is introduced. This approach, which aims at complying with enterprise requirements, is based on development and deployment of distributed components for dealing with business management and media management including media enhanced user interfaces. A business model in the form of ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital catalog library: a shared repository of online catalogs for electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):84 - 86
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    Catalogs are an essential part of online commercial transactions. It is estimated that over 50% of the start-up cost of an average Internet shop is spent in building the digital catalogs that describe the products and services it offers. The manufacturers of the products must send their product information to each and every shop that carries their products. We present the architecture and technica... View full abstract»

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  • Business-to-business e-commerce with open buying on the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):56 - 62
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    Internet based e-commerce is flourishing, but mostly in the business-to-consumer world. The lack of well-accepted standards is hindering the success in promoting business-to-business e-commerce solutions. Open buying on the Internet standard is one of the promising efforts in bringing business-to-business e-commerce into corporate purchasing. Existing merchant servers can be augmented to endorse s... View full abstract»

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  • A quantitative analysis of the user behavior of a large e-broker

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):38 - 45
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    The Internet and the World Wide Web provide a global virtual marketplace. However, there is little information about the behavior of e-commerce users worldwide. The goal of the paper is twofold. First, we give an overview of the architecture and implementation of the Miner family of Web agents for e-commerce. Then, we present a quantitative study of the user behavior of a large e-broker (i.e., the... View full abstract»

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