The electronic marketplace is a new medium for exchanging information, goods, services, and payments. The marketplace houses infrastructure, facilitates transactions, and matches buyers with sellers. An agent-based marketplace allows corporate data to be maintained by local buyers and sellers and transferred to the marketplace only when orders are matched. This provides participating companies with autonomy and independence. This study proposes a framework of using the mobile agent to demonstrate autonomous behavior in the electronic marketplace.
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