Managing supply chains of software as a service through agent negotiations

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This paper introduces a new mediation mechanism into agent negotiations. The negotiation mechanism takes a supply-chain perspective to the construction of software services, attempting to co-optimize individual negotiations between services providers and service consumers along the chain. Parties negotiate acceptable ranges of values for either independent or multi-linked issues. This enables mediator agents to collect negotiation information throughout a supply chain and formulate it as sets of optimization objectives and constraints. Two examples are presented to demonstrate how the model operates.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Commerce Technology, 2005. CEC 2005. Seventh IEEE International Conference on
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005