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Multi-item auctions for automatic negotiation

Houssein Benameur, Brahim Chaib-draa, Peter Kropf
2002 Information and Software Technology  
These agents use multi-item auctions which are viewed here as a process of automatic negotiation, and implemented as a network of intelligent software agents.  ...  We consider the resource problem as a market in which there are vendor agents and buyer agents which trade on items representing the resources.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was partially supported by the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0950-5849(01)00216-6 fatcat:wfh7jlwjxraefmxdmxsh55q5le

Markets without Makers - A Framework for Decentralized Economic Coordination in Multiagent Systems [chapter]

Torsten Eymann
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In contrast, technical views on electronic commerce often envision ad-hoc cooperation between market participants in open and decentralized IT environments, where software agents negotiate for their human  ...  Most electronic marketplaces are derived from a client/server model, with a central coordinator institution in the middle and a closed group of market participants submitting bids and asks to that institution  ...  This behavior can be assumed in closed multiagent systems with a single designer, but not in open marketplaces.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45598-1_8 fatcat:mtq6tqhtabfvxko4jt4n7qhliy

Towards Secure Mobile Multiagent Based Electronic Marketplace Systems

Klaus Fischer, Dieter Hutter, Matthias Klusch, Werner Stephan
2002 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
This methodology will cover requirement analysis including imposed security issues, system design, and implementation of such systems.  ...  In this paper we aim at a generic methodology to validate, assess, and construct mobile multi-agent systems in the domain of virtual market places.  ...  These threats can be classified whether they are: (i) inherent to the application scenario to be implemented, (ii) inherent in the multiagent system level design, or (iii) a consequence of the design of  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1571-0661(04)80337-2 fatcat:kny4vf4gqzbklblcn7pldy6bim

Economics and Artificial Intelligence

Dov Monderer, Moshe Tennenholtz, Hal Varian
2001 Games and Economic Behavior  
Wurman, Wellman, and Walsh, in ''A Parametrization of the Auction Design Space,'' deal with practical problems in implementing auctions.  ...  Parkes and Huberman, in ''Multiagent Cooperative Search for Portfolio Selection,'' present a new multiagent model for the multiperiod portfolio selection problem; in such a model we have a system of bounded-rational  ... 
doi:10.1006/game.2001.0848 fatcat:42nkduovxvfkfjevyigzpvnioq

Engineering open environments with electronic institutions

Josep Ll. Arcos, Marc Esteva, Pablo Noriega, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra
2005 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
Multiagent systems, and electronic institutions in particular, can play a main role on the development of this type of systems.  ...  The goal of this paper is to present EIDE, an integrated development environment for supporting the engineering of multiagent systems as electronic institutions.  ...  Closing Remarks The design and development of multiagent systems is a complex and difficult task.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2004.11.019 fatcat:fefn3pwwfzbsdk5hs5pr7xju3e

Towards a More Expressive and Refinable Multiagent System Engineering Methodology [chapter]

Shiva Vafadar, Ahmad Abdollahzadeh Barfouroush, Mohammad Reza Ayatollahzadeh Shirazi
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
For evaluating the proposed refinements and extensions we have analyzed and designed the CASBA multiagent system with the improved MaSE.  ...  We also propose an "Agent-Object model" to decrease design and implementation complexity and improve efficiency of the developed agent-based system.  ...  According to this process, first we have defined a case study named electronic book shop (E-shop), which could be implemented as a multiagent system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-25943-5_9 fatcat:aqmkqm4bbjgxbi27d2wkywzopq

Agent-based integrated services for timber production and sales

A. Gerber, M. Klusch
2002 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
In a holonic multiagent system, autonomous agents can join other agents to form, reconfigure, or leave a holon.  ...  Personal assistants operate as the coordinating heads over a set of other specialized agents designed for enhancing individual negotiation, auction participation, information location, and strategic trading  ...  We acknowledge the support of the Saarland Ministry of Economy, state-owned business SaarForst, and the Saarland Department of Agriculture.  ... 
doi:10.1109/5254.988446 fatcat:fefc2zdf7fetbhn2mf5nz4du7e

An Architecture for Simulating Internet-of-Services Economies [chapter]

Stefan König, Isaac Pinyol, Daniel Villatoro, Jordi Sabater-Mir, Torsten Eymann
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we present an architecture of a simulation environment integrating electronic institutions from multi-agent research to simulate Internet-of-Services systems.  ...  The Internet-of-Services describes a general paradigm of distributed computing with transparent service selection in a shared infrastructure.  ...  The Electronic Institutions Development Environment (EIDE), an integrated development environment for Electronic Institutions, is a set of tools developed at the IIIA-CSIC aimed at engineering multiagent  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04143-3_28 fatcat:cdejkgqbsnfjdkps5ksrx3hssy

AAAI 2002 Workshops

M. Brian Blake, Karen Zita Haigh, Henry Hexmoor, Rino Falcone, Leen-Kiat Soh, Chitta Baral, Sheila A. McIlraith, Piotr J. Gmytrasiewicz, Simon Parsons, Rainer Malaka, Antonio Krüger, Paolo Bouquet (+19 others)
2002 The AI Magazine  
Coalition Formation in Dynamic Multiagent Environments The workshop addressed a particular and ever increasingly important research issue in multiagent systems, that is, coalition formation in dynamic  ...  Many papers reported on work that uses game theory techniques to design multiagent protocols and mechanisms, including pricing in combinatorial economies, auctioning contracts, and false-name proof auction  ...  Spatial and Temporal Reasoning The AAAI-02 Workshop on Spatial and Temporal Reasoning continued a series of such activities over the last 10 years in spanning related communities of researchers that study  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v23i4.1678 dblp:journals/aim/BlakeHHFSBMGPMKBSKPBdJDDRSGWGHIWAGL02 fatcat:b3lkuxmpj5ezbddwbysfuk4yhi

Dynamic assignment of roles, rights and responsibilities in normative multi-agent systems

F. Derakhshan, T. Bench-Capon, P. McBurney
2011 Journal of Logic and Computation  
We achieve this by defining rights, responsibilities and sanctions in a manner which allows for their run-time assignment and re-assignment to agents in a normative multiagent system.  ...  In this paper, we present a novel, framework-independent approach enabling a norm architecture to be overlaid on any type of multiagent system.  ...  Acknowledgments This work formed part of a PhD undertaken by Dr Derakhshan at the University of Liverpool, UK, between 2004 and 2008, and she is grateful for financial support received from the Ministry  ... 
doi:10.1093/logcom/exr027 fatcat:uea5qd673negzbaktwnarxulke

AI and Agents: State of the Art

Eduardo Alonso
2002 The AI Magazine  
I point out several areas such as design description, implementation, reusability, and security that must be developed before agents are universally accepted as the AI of the future.  ...  ■ This article is a reflection on agent-based AI. My contention is that AI research should focus on interactive, autonomous systems, that is, agents. Emergent technologies demand so.  ...  Not surprisingly, agents are being extensively used to implement electronic markets and electronic auctions (for example, KAS-BAH [Chavez and Maes 1996] , BAZAAR [Zeng and Sycara 1997] , MAGMA [Tsvetovatyy  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v23i3.1654 dblp:journals/aim/Alonso02 fatcat:htbsr3n46jcdvbpeybc6qljo3y

Fencing the Open Fields: Empirical Concerns on Electronic Institutions (Invited Paper) [chapter]

Pablo Noriega
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Furthermore, in this paper I am concerned with the tasks of design and construction of actual electronic institutions and I will explore some of the empirical aspects that one may encounter in such activities  ...  The regulation of multiagent systems may be approached from different stand-points.  ...  Acknowledgements The research reported in this paper is partially supported by the Spanish MEC project Web-i (2) (TIC-2003-08763-C02-01).  ... 
doi:10.1007/11775331_6 fatcat:rykzecwqi5hpbkisxjn6355ki4

Catallaxy-based Grid markets

Torsten Eymann, Michael Reinicke, Werner Streitberger, Omer Rana, Liviu Joita, Dirk Neumann, Björn Schnizler, Daniel Veit, Oscar Ardaiz, Pablo Chacin, Isaac Chao, Felix Freitag (+10 others)
2005 Multiagent and Grid Systems  
This framework comprises the foundations for a later comparison of centralized and decentralized market mechanisms for allocation of services and resources in ALNs and Grids.  ...  The first layer consists of a service market in which complex services are translated to a set of basic services, which are distinguished by price and availability.  ...  Acknowledgments This work has partially been funded by the EU in the IST programme "Future and Emerging Technologies" under grant FP6-003769 "CATNETS".  ... 
doi:10.3233/mgs-2005-1407 fatcat:d6tqhavyxfa7xjf45s7i76iyxi

Infrastructures for the environment of multiagent systems

Mirko Viroli, Tom Holvoet, Alessandro Ricci, Kurt Schelfthout, Franco Zambonelli
2006 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
We endorse a general viewpoint where the environment of a multiagent system is seen as a set of basic bricks we call environment abstractions, which (i) provide agents with services useful for achieving  ...  Accordingly, we focus the survey on the opportunities that environment infrastructures provide to system designers when developing multiagent applications.  ...  [27] , it is crucial to promote the environment as a first-class abstraction in the design of multiagent systems, impacting nearly all stages of multiagent system development-design, implementation,  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-006-9001-6 fatcat:d7efxljjxvhone2ntfqzczdbni

Automated Negotiation and Decision Making in Multiagent Environments [chapter]

Sarit Kraus
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents some of the key techniques for reaching agreements in multi-agent environments.  ...  It discusses game-theory and economics based techniques: strategic negotiation, auctions, coalition formation, market-oriented programming and contracting.  ...  and a seller in electronic commerce.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-47745-4_7 fatcat:vfpyyevlsnbahozffwhqvlysfa
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