An Agent-based Payment Architecture for E-Commerce

S.-U. Guan and F. Hua (Singapore), and F. Liu (Australia)


Electronic payment, Mobile agent, Agent architecture, Electronic commerce


An essential problem to be solved before the widespread commercial use of the Internet is to provide a trustworthy solution for electronic payment. We propose agent-based payment architecture for electronic commerce in this paper. Through a layered design of the payment structure and a well-defined uniform payment interface, the architecture shows good scalability that a new e-payment scheme or implementation can be plugged into the framework easily.

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