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Micromarkets - a distributed agent-based approach to e-markets

Wolf-Christian Eickhoff; Wolfgang Maass
In: Holger Luczak; Ahmet Cakir; G. Cakir (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units. International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units (WWDU-2002), May 22-25, Berchtesgaden, Germany, Pages 1-3, Ergonomic, Inst. für Arbeits- und Sozialforschung, Berlin, 2002.


To overcome constraints of current marketplaces and e-commerce sites we propose an open, flexible framework for user-centered marketplaces. This framework brings together rational user, which can exchange values like goods and services based on the principles of peer-to-peer networks. Any agent can easily create different markets in a modular fashion. By means of this, any agent can take part in diverse, independent and highly customized markets, which we call "micromarkets"