Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.12)
P. Radha Krishna , Infosys Technologies, India
Kamalakar Karlapalem , International Institute of Information Technology, India
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.77
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.
e-contracts, data and text mining, logic-based formalism, metamodeling, monitoring, Web services, commitments, workflows
P. Radha Krishna, Kamalakar Karlapalem, "Electronic Contracts", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 4, pp. 60-68, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.77