An electronic marketplace supports the interaction among different users to exchange
information about products to sell and buy. Significance of electronic marketplaces is given by the
huge amount of web sites that are currently available providing services in almost any area one can
think of. However, existing similarities among these sites are not precisely documented, which
strongly restrains software reuse during the development of new electronic marketplaces.
To improve this situation, we propose a domain Platform Independent Model (PIM) that describes
both the structural and the behavioural properties of a generic electronic marketplace. Specific
application PIMs, which will result in different e-marketplaces, can be obtained from our generic
domain PIM by adapting it to each applications requirements. In this way, reuse of our domain
PIM contributes to saving cost and time in the development of new electronic marketplaces.
CitationQueralt, A., Teniente, E. "A platform independent model for the electronic marketplace domain". 2005.
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