COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE - ICCS 2004, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS, vol.3036, pp.437-440, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper presents a two-leveled mobile agent system for electronic commerce. It is based on mobile agents as mediators and uses the publish/subscribe paradigm for registration and transaction processing. In the system we present, suppliers can connect, register or unregister to the system at any time, thus preserving the dynamic nature of the system. To reduce network load and the flow of unnecessary information in the product brokering part of the buying process, a rule based subscription methodology is used for necessary filtering operations.