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Specification and Verification of Agent Interaction Using Abductive Reasoning [chapter]

Federico Chesani, Marco Gavanelli, Marco Alberti, Evelina Lamma, Paola Mello, Paolo Torroni
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Amongst several fundamental aspects in multi-agent systems design, the definition of the agent interaction space is of the utmost importance.  ...  Within the SOCS (Societies Of ComputeeS) project, a language based on abductive semantics has been proposed as a mean to define interactions in open societies.  ...  The Social Integrity Constraints Social Integrity Constraints are a set of implications that relate the current history with the expected behaviour.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11750734_14 fatcat:awgbzxdrdresdpvrcpccfns5pa

Combinatorial auctions

Jawad Abrache, Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Michel Gendreau, Monia Rekik
2007 Annals of Operations Research  
In this paper, we discuss several complex issues that are encountered in the design of combinatorial auctions.  ...  Combinatorial auctions are an important class of market mechanisms in which participants are allowed to bid on bundles of multiple heterogeneous items.  ...  Acknowledgment 4 This project has received financial support from the Bell Canada University Laboratory (LUB), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada through its Basic Research  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10479-007-0179-z fatcat:dt2oav6acjesjcdfbqz3526dqa

Multi-agent Systems in Computational Logic: Challenges and Outcomes of the SOCS Project [chapter]

Francesca Toni
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Expressing interaction in combinatorial auction through social integrity constraints. Intelligenza Artificiale, II(1):22-29, 2005. 8.  ...  Modeling interactions using Social Integrity Constraints: A resource sharing case study. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2990:243-262, May 2004. 15.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11750734_26 fatcat:wbzkt7hxhzamlg4g5jewvvw2wu

Aspects of Mechanism Design for Industry 4.0 Multi-Robot Task Auctioning

Ajay Kattepur, Sourav Khemkha
2021 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities  
In this paper, we study the effect of varying bidding auction mechanism design protocols to result in multi-agent task auctioning.  ...  Multiple realistic auction/bidding scenarios considered including selfish agents, erroneous estimates of temporal features, heterogeneous capacities and composite bids.  ...  Systematic techniques are needed to model the interactions, constraints and the resultant outcome of such system constraints.  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.12-8-2021.170670 fatcat:sd76ypdeh5dctlawfnogaz6t64

Standardizing Interactive Pricing for Electronic Business

Michael Schwind, Oliver Hinz, Tim Stockheim, Martin Bernhardt
2008 Electronic Markets  
Combinatorial expressions are a powerful means to express causalities in bids, whereas the impact of combinatorial bids (or bundle bids) on the complexity of the mechanism depends on the number of dependencies  ...  The second main category of the scheme in Figure 2 is the bidding policy and includes the branch expressiveness, which in our case is combinatorial.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10196780802045013 fatcat:xamypl5vfzdobjp3e4yph6srl4

Due-Date Management Through Iterative Bidding

Chun Wang, Zhiguo Wang, Hamada H. Ghenniwa, Weiming Shen
2011 IEEE transactions on systems, man and cybernetics. Part A. Systems and humans  
We study the integrated due date management in an economic setting where customers are modeled as self-interested agents and the objective of the firm is to maximize social welfare.  ...  However, given limited production capacity and various cost constraints, the firm has to balance the attractiveness of their due date quotations and the reliability in terms of scheduling and delivering  ...  For 2 We approach the integrated DDM from a social-welfare perspective.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmca.2011.2116005 fatcat:2l7foq33ajfjphqedgtgxfgfd4

Ecosystem Services Auctions: The Last Decade of Research

Logan Robert Bingham, Riccardo Da Re, José G. Borges
2021 Forests  
To take stock of the current state of the art, we conducted a systematic review and thematic content analysis of 56 peer-reviewed journal articles discussing ES auctions published in the last decade.  ...  Auctions were approached from three overlapping perspectives: mechanism design, PES, and policy analysis.  ...  In addition to NOBEL, this project benefitted from close interactions with the SINCERE project (H2020 GA 773702) and support from the Forest Research Center Project UIDB/00239/2020, and the BIOECOSYS project  ... 
doi:10.3390/f12050578 doaj:bcd4912e323d427ca36a311f58dcbf71 fatcat:yyvt6kcvm5d2vlvsufql7xaymy

Solids: A Combinatorial Auction for Real Estate

Dries R. Goossens, Sander Onderstal, Jan Pijnacker, Frits C. R. Spieksma
2014 Interfaces  
In May 2011, our collaboration with housing corporation Stadgenoot culminated in the first combinatorial auction for housing space in a newly erected multistory building in Amsterdam in the Netherlands  ...  This paper describes the development and the results of this auction.  ...  discussion of combinatorial auctions, integrating the contributions of many authors on interesting theoretical and practical aspects of these auctions.  ... 
doi:10.1287/inte.2014.0749 fatcat:jbvfr4tkvnfavif3u3nwltlf7u

Simplified Bidding and Solution Methodology for Truckload Procurement and Other Vcg Combinatorial Auctions

Damian R. Beil, Amy Cohn, Amitabh Sinha
2007 Social Science Research Network  
(We review related combinatorial auctions literature in the next section.)  ...  In theory, combinatorial auctions can provide significant benefits in many real-world applications, such as truckload procurement.  ...  Often such auctions are combinatorial in nature, enabling suppliers to express economies of scale and scope via their bids and preferences.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.904651 fatcat:hm7za7thkjamvphvbl4bfyb36y

Computationally-efficient combinatorial auctions for resource allocation in weakly-coupled MDPs

Dmitri Dolgov, Edmund Durfee
2005 Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '05  
In particular, generalized Vickrey auctions (GVAs) yield socially optimal outcomes and have excellent strategic complexity, but suffer from high computational complexity for the agents' preference-valuation  ...  Combinatorial auctions are popular mechanisms for allocating resource bundles among agents with such complex preferences.  ...  Then, P a xia gives the total expected discounted flow through state i, and the constraints in the above LP can be interpreted as the conservation of flow through each of the states.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1082473.1082573 dblp:conf/atal/DolgovD05 fatcat:ez4u5xlkhvedpnntgij5agmq7a

The SOCS Computational Logic Approach to the Specification and Verification of Agent Societies [chapter]

Marco Alberti, Federico Chesani, Marco Gavanelli, Evelina Lamma, Paola Mello, Paolo Torroni
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It describes the SOCS social model: an agent interaction specification and verification framework equipped with a declarative and operational semantics, expressed in terms of abduction.  ...  The operational counterpart of the proposed framework has been implemented and integrated in SOCS-SI, a tool that can be used for on-the-fly verification of agent compliance with respect to specified protocols  ...  Social Integrity Constraints are in the form of implications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-31794-4_17 fatcat:kjxvrk7tczce5kvzp3stjlcboa

Efficient Grid Task-Bundle Allocation Using Bargaining Based Self-Adaptive Auction

Han Zhao, Xiaolin Li
2009 2009 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid  
When a BarSAA auction converges, the equilibrium point is Pareto Optimal and achieves social efficient outcome and double-sided revenue maximization.  ...  In addition, BarSAA promotes truthful behavior among selfish nodes. Through game theoretical analysis, we demonstrate that truthful revelation is beneficial to bidders in making bidding strategies.  ...  Combinatorial auction was well studied in economic research and is well known for its benefit of allowing bidders to better express their valuations and preferences for enhanced competition and improved  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2009.86 dblp:conf/ccgrid/ZhaoL09 fatcat:jyfaroln6vduncinyeszmt575u

Iterative Combinatorial Auction for Carrier Collaboration in Logistics Services

Hamidreza Mehrizi, Chun Wang
2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  
The negotiation is conducted through a combinatorial iterative auction mechanism with the objective of minimizing the carriers' overall costs.  ...  In this thesis, we propose an auction-based model for carrier collaboration in transportation services.  ...  In this thesis, we studied an integrated multi-round combinatorial auction design considering carriers' private information.  ... 
doi:10.1109/smc.2013.482 dblp:conf/smc/MehriziW13 fatcat:aihk7pee7jcutgocid5wh5ciry

Service customization under capacity constraints: an auction-based model

Chun Wang, Farnaz Dargahi
2012 Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing  
The negotiation is conducted through a combinatorial iterative auction designed to maximize the overall customer value given limited capacity.  ...  Proposed in this paper is an auction-based mass customization model for solving the problem of service customization under capacity constraints (SCCC).  ...  Therefore, capacity constraints should be integrated into the service customization decision making.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10845-012-0689-7 fatcat:72h3mtqlcvejtlewikghryaq6i

A Comprehensive Survey on Auction Mechanism Design for Cloud/Edge Resource Management and Pricing

Nafiseh Sharghivand, Farnaz Derakhshan, Nazli Siasi
2021 IEEE Access  
Next, various auction mechanisms in cloud computing are reviewed based upon the following aspects: (1) direction of bids-forward, reverse, and two-sided auctions, (2) the heterogeneity of resources-combinatorial  ...  auctions, (3) the number and types of adopted attributes in winner determination-multi-attribute auctions, (4) the setting of auction-offline, online, or sequential auctions, and (5) the interoperability  ...  As a result, combinatorial auctions reveal more consistency with real world scenarios as they can enable expressive bids for requesting bundles of different VM types.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3110914 fatcat:kxuk4olotfcqhkowkzkqv3ns54
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