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2008
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Mobile opportunistic commerce: mechanisms, architecture, and application

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Mobile opportunistic commerce: mechanisms, architecture, and application
We present mechanisms, architectures, and an implementation addressing challenges with mobile opportunistic commerce centering on markets and mechanisms that support the procurement of goods and services in mobile settings. Our efforts seek to extend core concepts from research in electronic commerce to interactions between mobile buyers and brick and mortar businesses that have geographically situated retail offices. We focus on efficient mechanisms, infrastructure, and automation that can enable sellers and buyers to take joint advantage of the relationship of the locations of retail offices to the routes of mobile buyers who may have another primary destination. The methods promote automated vigilance about opportunities to buy and sell, and to support negotiations on the joint value to buyers and sellers including buyers' costs of divergence from their original paths to acquire services and commodities. We extend prior work on auction mechanisms to personal procurement settin...
Ece Kamar, Eric Horvitz, Chris Meek
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Ece Kamar, Eric Horvitz, Chris Meek
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