Vision: Rules as an important aspect of coming world of Internet e-business: rule-based business processes for both B2B and B2C.
- represent buyer’s requests, interests, bids
- represent seller’s offerings of products & services, capabilities, bids; map offerings from multiple suppliers to common catalog.
- represent business processes, e.g., sales help, customer help, procurement, authorization, brokering, workflow.
- automatic execution; matchmaking of buyers with sellers
- high level of conceptual abstraction, easier understanding and specification by non-programmers