SI 652 - Electronic Commerce
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Information (SI)
Department: School of Information
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Advisory Prerequisites:
SI 502 or taken concurrently or Instructor permission.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The Internet is rapidly changing the way we trade with one another, conduct businesses, and organize financial institutions. This course covers a range of important principles -- drawn from computer science, economics, and other disciplines -- that influence the design and analysis of Internet commerce systems. The goal is to develop a mastery of the fundamental concepts and approaches through examples, rather than an exhaustive survey of the field. The course is loosely organized as two half-semester modules -- "Foundations of E-commerce" and "Online Auctions and Pricing."

The general outline of material breaks trading into three topics -- locating buyers and sellers (search), setting terms of trade (negotiation), and verifying and consummating the deal (exchange). The first half-semester will cover search and exchange systems and introduce students to design and analysis methods to make online commerce robust against failures, malicious attackers, and strategic manipulation. The second half-semester will cover negotiation through an in-depth study of online auctions, exchanges, and pricing schemes. Students study the theory and practice of incentive engineering for business or social goals in this rapidly growing area.

SI 652 - Electronic Commerce
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:30AM - 12:00PM
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