Date Added: Mar 2011
The related techniques and applications on e-commerce have been concerned by a great number of researchers. The use of a mobile agent, in particular, is an important breakthrough on the e-commerce applications. With the abilities of higher autonomy and mobility, a mobile agent can move freely among different execution environments, can automatically detect its resided environment, and can react itself accordingly. Besides, a mobile agent itself can complete the tasks assigned by the users. Because of these characteristics, a mobile agent becomes the most suitable application for e-commerce. However, it is always a risk to transfer confidential information over an open Internet environment.