This paper presents a research project that deals with designing a meeting infrastructure, as a software platform to support e-commerce’s transactions. Instead of interacting remotely and hence, relying on the network’s state, the providers and consumers that are involved in such transactions interact locally and in a safe environment. The meeting infrastructure is flexible. It could be structured in different ways, by supporting for example alliances and groups to be set up.
Maamar, Zakaria and Berrah, Ahmed-Reda, "A Meeting Infastructure to Support E-Commerce" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 15.