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Title: A multi-agent architecture for electronic payment
Authors: Guan, SU
Hua, F
Keywords: Electronic payment;Mobile agent;Electronic commerce;Cryptography
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Citation: International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making 2 (3): 497-522, Sep 2003
Abstract: The Internet has brought about innumerable changes to the way enterprises do business. An essential problem to be solved before the widespread commercial use of the Internet is to provide a trustworthy solution for electronic payment. We propose a multi-agent mediated electronic payment architecture in this paper. It is aimed at providing an agent-based approach to accommodate multiple e-payment schemes. Through a layered design of the payment structure and a well-defined uniform payment interface, the architecture shows good scalability. When a new e-payment scheme or implementation is available, it can be plugged into the framework easily. In addition, we construct a framework allowing multiple agents to work cooperatively to realize automation of electronic payment. A prototype has been built to illustrate the functionality of this design. Finally we discuss the security issues.
ISSN: 0219-6220
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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