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IEEE Internet Computing

Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2001

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  • Dynamic pricing in the virtual marketplace

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):36 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (20)
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    From its simple beginnings in the town square, the “marketplace” has grown to encompass the entire global business environment. The vast and intricately woven infrastructure necessary for this level of commerce involves issues of money, credit, insurance, legal infrastructure, corporate and individual identities, and fraud detection and deterrence. As market activities move online, we ... View full abstract»

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  • A topic-specific Web robot model based on restless bandits

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Constructing and maintaining topic-specific Web indexes is modeled by a restless-bandits generalization and resolved by a reinforcement-learning algorithm. The authors outline the potential role of topic-specific robots in distributed search engine design, and they model the complex problem of automatically constructing and maintaining topic-specific Web indexes. Experimental results establish the... View full abstract»

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  • TCP in a wireless world

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):82 - 84
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    Mobile wireless is one of the more challenging environments for the Internet protocols, and for TCP in particular. One approach to supporting the wireless environment is the so-called “walled garden”. Here the transport protocol used within the mobile wireless environment is not TCP, but is instead a transport protocol that has been specifically adapted to mobile wireless. In this mode... View full abstract»

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  • Web search using a genetic algorithm

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):18 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (3)
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    Webnaut is an intelligent agent system that uses a genetic algorithm to collect and recommend Web pages. A feedback mechanism adapts to user interests as they evolve. The authors first describe intelligent assistant systems in general and then present the Webnaut architecture, its learning agent, and the genetic algorithm. They conclude with results from two preliminary experiments that tested the... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnecting ISP networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):74 - 80
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    The Internet is rife with paradox. For example, new optical switches capable of forwarding terabits of data (in photonic format) must work with a decades-old protocol suite first developed for software-controlled electronic packet switches. Another example is that while IP multicast offers by far the most efficient delivery vehicle for large-scale multiparty communications, few service providers d... View full abstract»

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  • An evolutionary look at e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):6 - 7
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Theories of natural evolution may have something to teach us about technology. A theory I find appealing is that of punctuated equilibrium proposed by Gould and Eldredge. Traditional evolutionists such as Darwin envisioned a slow and steady evolution of better adapted creatures. Gould and Eldredge observed that the fossil record doesn't support a belief in steady evolution. Instead, they saw long ... View full abstract»

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  • Decision processes in agent-based automated contracting

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):61 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The Magnet system meets many of the challenges of modeling decision making for customer agents in automated contract negotiation. In order to model decision making in the uncertain environment of contract negotiation, we use the Expected Utility Theory. We describe that theory, followed by more detailed descriptions of the customer agents' key decision-making processes and our search algorithm. Fi... View full abstract»

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  • Designing the market game for a trading agent competition

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):43 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    The authors discuss the design and operation of a trading agent competition, focusing on the game structure and some of the key technical issues in running and playing the game. They also describe the competition's genesis, its technical infrastructure, and its organization. The article by A. Greenwald and P. Stone (2001), describes the competition from a participant's perspective and describes th... View full abstract»

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  • Trust and persistence [software agents]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):85 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    We rely on computers to control our power plants and water supplies, our automobiles and transportation systems, and soon our economic and political systems. Increasingly, software agents are enmeshed in these systems, serving as the glue that connects distributed components. Clearly, we need mechanisms to determine whether these agents are trustworthy. What do we need to establish trust? Agents a... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous bidding agents in the trading agent competition

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 60
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    Designing agents that can bid in online simultaneous auctions is a complex task. The authors describe task-specific details and strategies of agents in a trading agent competition. More specifically, the article describes the task-specific details of and the general motivations behind, the four top-scoring agents. First, we discuss general strategies used by most of the participating agents. We th... View full abstract»

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