International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.4, No.1, Feb. 2012

The Usability of Agent-Based Simulation in Decision Support System of E-Commerce Architecture

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e-commerce, DSS, software agent, multi-agent, MAS, architecture, simulation


Electronic commerce (e-commerce) has the potential to improve the competitiveness of the enterprises. A decision support system, used in e-commerce, is a term used to describe any software engine that enhances the user’s ability to make decisions. The paper presents a new approach for decision support system modeling. This approach is applied by a modification and extension of existing decision support system architecture by multi-agent technology and agent-based simulation models. Multi-agent technology is one of the fastest growing fields of information and communication technology – new agent-based services, products, and applications are being developed almost every day. Agent-based simulation model is applied to coordinate, control, and simulate the architecture of decision support system, used in e-commerce. The proposed architecture improves the existing decision support systems and gains competitive advantage.

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ŠPERKA Roman,SLANINOVÁ Kateřina,"The Usability of Agent-Based Simulation in Decision Support System of E-Commerce Architecture", IJIEEB, vol.4, no.1, pp.10-17, 2012.


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