Software agents have the potential to serve as effective surrogates of humans in conducting business transactions in an electronic commerce environment. The reported proceeding research aims to evaluate the performance of software agents in automated transaction negotiations. As part of this research, agents are being built using IBM aglets, and their performance evaluation within various experimental settings is currently underway.
Chari, Kaushal and Hu, Paul J., "Software Agents for Automated Transaction Negotiations: Implementation and Evaluation" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 368.