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Semi-automatic e-chartering through multi-agent systems and satellite IP networks
by Manolis Sardis, Demosthenes Vouyioukas, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology (IJIPT), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2009
Abstract: This paper proposes a semi-automatic e-chartering in maritime markets though distributed multi-agent infrastructure over satellite IP networks. Using a distributed Multi-Agent system for Internet Virtual Chartering Markets (MAVCM) in each maritime port and the satellite information from participating vessels, we propose a mechanism for semi-automatic control and creation of e-chartering contracts services. The MAVCM system applies for business-to-business transactions in maritime markets, and provides mechanisms for Internet-based chartering informational and transactional services. The proposed system is based on Shipowners and shippers maritime contracts through the MAVCM infrastructure, services and satellite monitoring of the vessels.
Online publication date: Tue, 22-Sep-2009
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