Bayreuther Arbeitspapiere zur Wirtschaftsinformatik
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- 2009 (4) (remove)
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- Reputation in Multi Agent Systems and the Incentives to Provide Feedback (2009)
- The emergence of the Internet leads to a vast increase in the number of interactions between parties that are completely alien to each other. In general, such transactions are likely to be subject to fraud and cheating. If such systems use computerized rational agents to negotiate and execute transactions, mechanisms that lead to favorable outcomes for all parties instead of giving rise to defective behavior are necessary to make the system work: trust and reputation mechanisms. This paper examines different incentive mechanisms helping these trust and reputation mechanisms in eliciting users to report own experiences honestly.
- Proceedings of the 11th European Agent Systems Summer School Student Session (2009)
- This volume contains the papers presented at the Student Session of the 11th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) held on 2nd of September 2009 at Educatorio della Providenza, Turin, Italy. The Student Session, organised by students, is designed to encourage student interaction and feedback from the tutors. By providing the students with a conference-like setup, both in the presentation and in the review process, students have the opportunity to prepare their own submission, go through the selection process and present their work to each other and their interests to their fellow students as well as internationally leading experts in the agent field, both from the theoretical and the practical sector.
- A Survey on Reputation Systems for Artificial Societies (2009)
- The Internet has caused a revolution in trading. Especially cheap items are now easy to buy and sell on the Internet. As a consequence, sellers nowadays offer a wide range of products on the web, creating an abundance of choice for consumers. Consumers have the opportunity to browse on different auction sites for the item they really want. Along with this success story, however, came the stories of people being cheated by fraudulent online sellers. These frauds cover a range from not delivering what has been promised, the overrating of a product´s condition, to deliberate acts of theft. They are a result of so-called asymmetric information. Trust and reputation mechanisms are intended to address this asymmetric information distribution. This article surveys the most common trust and reputation systems.
- Market Acceptance of Cloud Computing - An Empirical Analysis of Market Structure, Price Models and Service Requirements (2009)
- As an emerging technology and business paradigm, Cloud Computing embeds fairly large amount of unexplored fields, from technological definition to business models. While the market of Cloud Computing is expected to expand in the near future, few studies of the actual market acceptance of the Cloud Computing services are done. It may be interesting, especially for the Cloud Computing service providers, to know more about the preferences of transaction forms and price models from the users and potential users. From an academic research’s point of view, we want to know whether the development of Cloud Computing market can be explained or even predicted by certain theoretical frameworks.