ERCIM News No.35 - October 1998

Seventh DELOS Workshop on Electronic Commerce

by Petros Kavassalis

The seventh DELOS Workshop on Electronic Commerce was held as part of the Second European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL’98) in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 21-23 September 1998 (see article in this issue).

With the rapidly evolving Internet technologies coupled with the decreasing costs of computation and communication (network bandwidth), a flexible environment for conducting commerce among businesses has emerged. Focusing on the underlying issues to support
e-commerce and electronic markets of various kinds, the 7th Delos Workshop brought together people with knowledge in the development of digital libraries with others more interested by the electronic commerce applications and the economics and the organizational design of this emerging industry.

The Delos session has revealed questions about:

Many pilot projects offering architectural and software solutions to electronic-commerce problems have been also presented.

The papers are included in the ECDL’98 Conference Proceedings, published in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science Series of Springer, LNCS 1513, ISBN 3-540-65101-2.

The DELOS Working Group is an action of the ERCIM Digital Library Initiative.

Please contact:

Petros Kavassalis - Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

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