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A Mediator for E-Business Sven Apel, Gunter Saake

Summary: A Mediator for E-Business
Sven Apel, Gunter Saake
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
{apel, saake}@iti.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Sebastian Herden, Andr´e Zwanziger
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
{herden, zwanzige}@cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Keywords: Agents, Content Addressable Network (CAN), decentralized service-oriented architectures, e-business, Medi-
ator, Partner Relationship Management
Abstract: Partner Relationship Management Systems are implemented in many companies to improve the relations to im-
portant partners along the value-chain. The goal is to differentiate themselves from competitors and their prod-
ucts. That leads to different types of relationships between customers, suppliers and other market-participants.
Some of these types require a mediator, that connects the partners, if a direct connection is impossible. This
article introduces the ideas of Partner Relationship Management within E-Business, and proposes a system
called Mediator, which is able to tie together business partners in a distributed environment. This article
presents the two parts of the mediator (communication system and information system) as well as their key
technologies (an agent-based system based on a Peer-to-Peer network).
In many lines of business, sales departments have
been aimed at products and were assisted by mass-


Source: Apel, Sven - Fakultät für Informatik und Mathematik, Universität Passau


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences