|Period:||period 1 (2 september - 11 november 2004),|
(Dr FPM) Dignum
Last class is on Monday, November 1.
The fourth assignment is available below. Deadline is October 29!
The fifth assignment is also available.
|Target group:||Students from the ACI and MBI Masters or other master programs from computer science or information sciences|
of the course is to introduce some of the more fundamental aspects of electronic
business to the students. The course is not a complete overview of the
area, but concentrates on a number of technical aspects of modeling
electronic business processes and touches upon some opportunities for the
use of agents.
For many people e-commerce is equivalent to the development of websites for business transactions. Although this certainly is part of e-commerce it is mainly related to constructing interactive programs which is tought in the course on Internet programming and some other programming courses.
In this course I will discuss a number of aspects that are less known, but probably as interesting for computer scientists and arguably even more important for the organizations that should use the systems. After a general introduction in e-commerce the course will consist of three components. The first component will treat trade procedures. If a company is automating its trade procedures it tends to skip steps and even intermediaries. We will check how the new procedures can be modeled correctly and how we can verify that they are trustworthy.
The second component consists of some of the most frequent interactions between the trading partners. First we will discuss the concept of virtual markets. The other aspect that we will discuss is the change of electronic data interchange (EDI) to OpenEDI and the use of ebXML.
In the last component of the course we will discuss the searching and comparison between catalogs on the WWW. We will also discuss some tools to make the catalogs accessible through the Web.
|results:||The results will be made available through e-mail and partly through this web-site|
will be assessed through 5 assignments. The final mark of the course
will be the average mark of these assignments
The assignments are all related to a case study.
The assignments can be done in groups of 2-4 students.
With every assignment I expect a report with an argumentation of the choices that have been made.
The assigments should be submitted by e-mail.
there is no book that covers all the material of this course (and believe
me, I have searched a lot!).
Recommended is: R. Kalakota & A. Whinston, "Frontiers of Electronic Commerce", Addison Wesley, 1996. It is a bit old, but still gives a good overview of the technical basics of EC.
To compensate for the lack of a book, below are some more links to articles, books and websites:
It is recommended to read this literature per week as preparation for the assignments because it closely related to the presentations.
contains the following topics (links will be provided to presentations);