webXice: an Infrastructure for Information Commerce on the WWW

Andreas Wombacher, Paraskevi Kostaki, Karl Aberer

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    Systems for information commerce on the WWW have to support flexible business models if they should be able to cover a wide range of requirements imposed by the different types of information businesses. This leads to non-trivial functional and security requirements both on the provider and consumer side, for which we introduce an architecture and a system implementation, webXice. We focus on the question, how participants with minimal technological requisites, i.e. solely standard Web browsers available, can be technologically enabled to articipate in the information commerce at a system level, while not sacrificing the functionality and security required by an autonomous participant in an information commerce scenario. In particular, we propose an implementation strategy to efficiently support persistent message logging for light-weight clients, that enables clients to collect and manage non-reputiable messages as proofs. We believe that the capability to support minimal system platforms is a necessary precondition for the wide-spread use of any information commerce infrastructure.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001
    Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
    Duration: 7 Jan 200210 Jan 2002
    Conference number: 35


    Conference35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
    Abbreviated titleHICSS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBig Island


    • EWI-10620
    • IR-64228

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