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Title: E-union : a platform for communicating construction material information between E-commerce systems
Authors: Hung, Pak-lun
Keywords: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Electronic commerce
Construction industry -- Communication systems
Building materials -- Purchasing
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: Different E-commerce systems have been developed for construction material procurement with an aim to increasing processing efficiency, reducing administrative cost, and providing information that is more comprehensive. Currently, these E-commerce systems are owned and operated by different parties like manufacturers, suppliers, agents and application services providers. Such systems are non-interoperable which means problems will be created when they are used to purchase construction materials. This thesis firstly introduces the application of E-commerce in construction material procurement, followed by discussion on problems of non-interoperable E-commerce systems and, to conclude, benefits of information sharing between them are elaborated. Two state-of-the-art information technologies, namely mobile agents and Web services, which enable information sharing between E-commerce systems, are introduced. The system architecture and functions of a prototype system (named E-Union), which utilizes Web services technology to provide information sharing between these construction material E-commerce systems, are also presented. System evaluation and future work are discussed in the last part of the thesis.
Description: vii, 150 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
PolyU Library Call No.: [THS] LG51 .H577M BRE 2004 Hung
Rights: All rights reserved.
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