Proceedings of the 9th Joint International Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS-06)

A Fuzzy Rule-based Bargaining Model for Online Group Purchasing

Authors
Ping-Wen Chen 0, Yung-Ming Li, Ting-Kai Hwang
Corresponding Author
Ping-Wen Chen
0Southern Taiwan University of Technology
Available Online October 2006.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2006.160How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Group Purchasing, Collective Purchasing, Bargaining, Fuzzy Logic, Electronic Commerce
Abstract
Online group purchasing or collective purchasing is the activity in which people who desire to buy the same merchandises join together so that they can negotiate with sellers for a better price through Internet. This paper utilizes fuzzy logic to develop a bargaining model for such activities. The model supports buyers to make group decision to set up their bargaining strategy; instead of using static rules, buyers can customize their fuzzy rule base that can infer to produce negotiation proposals to bargain with sellers. Experimental results show that (1) the prototype system with the fuzzy function is easy to use; (2) people enjoy online bargaining for better prices; (3) they think that online bargaining is very important and inevitable for electronic markets in the future.
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Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2006
ISBN
978-90-78677-01-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jcis.2006.160How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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