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Electronic Contracts
July/August 2008 (vol. 12 no. 4)
pp. 60-68
P. Radha Krishna, Infosys Technologies, India
Kamalakar Karlapalem, International Institute of Information Technology, India
As service-oriented computing increases, so does the role of e-contracts in helping business partners automate contractual agreements and relationships. The key challenge is to translate traditional contracts into executable e-contracts in a way that facilitates runtime monitoring and management. As research in this area progresses, organizations will have different approaches for modeling, implementing, and managing e-contracts. For now, developers must contend with several key research issues and challenges.

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Index Terms:
e-contracts, data and text mining, logic-based formalism, metamodeling, monitoring, Web services, commitments, workflows
Citation:
P. Radha Krishna, Kamalakar Karlapalem, "Electronic Contracts," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 60-68, July-Aug. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.77
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