Reactivity in online auctions

Adriano Pereira, Fernando Mourão, Paulo Góes, Wagner Meira

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Interactive computer systems, that is, systems in which users cyclically interact by getting and providing information, have already a widespread and increasing use in all areas of our society. One characteristic of such systems is that the user behavior affects the system behavior and vice-versa. There is strong evidence that much of the user behavior is reactive, that is, the user reacts to the instantaneous conditions at the action time. This paper presents the reactivity concept and describes a framework to model it in interactive systems, in particular Internet-based systems. We analyze an online auction within the framework. Based on eBay data, we identify attributes that affect the winner bidders' behavior, such as the auction time to finish. This paper presents the first findings towards the formal description and understanding of reactivity patterns in an e-commerce application, which will be useful in improving the application and building novel mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends in Database Technology - EDBT 2006 - EDBT 2006 Workshops PhD, DataX, IIDB, IIHA, ICSNW, QLQP, PIM, PaRMA, and Reactivity on the Web, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540467882, 9783540467885
StatePublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2006 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Mar 26 2006Mar 31 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4254 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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