Speaker: Stu Feldman
Affiliation: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Date: 2/8/01
Time and Location: 4:15 PM, B11 Kimball Hall
Title: Trends in E-Commerce and Challenges for Research

Rapid improvements in hardware and systems technologies have enabled the huge growth of electronic commerce. We expect even larger impacts on the economy and society at large as these improvements continue their exponential growth. There are increasing challenges for implementing e-business as the number of participants grows toward the billions and the complexity of interactions continues to increase. There is a need for principled yet flexible solutions. The talk will discuss some of these trends, and some research challenges for supporting e-commerce and the many services it requires.