San Jose, California
Feb. 24, 2002 to Feb. 25, 2002
Marlon Dumas , Queensland University of Technology
Guido Governatori , Queensland University of Technology
Arthur ter Hofstede , Queensland University of Technology
Nick Russell , GBST Holdings Pty Ltd
This paper addresses the issue of developing agents capable of participating in several potentially simultaneous auctions of different kinds (English,First-Price,Vickrey), with the goal of ?nding the best price for an item on behalf of their users. Speci?cally, a multi-agent architecture is proposed, in which a anager agent cooperates with several expert agents, each specialised in a speci ?c kind of auction. The expert agents com unicate their knowledge to the manager agent in the for of probability functions, capturing the likelihood that a bid of a given price ay win an auction. Given a set of such functions, the anager agent builds a bidding plan that it executes in concert with the expert agents.
Marlon Dumas, Guido Governatori, Arthur ter Hofstede, Nick Russell, "An Architecture for Assembling Agents that Participate in Alternative Heterogeneous Auctions", RIDE, 2002, Research Issues in Data Engineering, International Workshop on, Research Issues in Data Engineering, International Workshop on 2002, pp. 0075, doi:10.1109/RIDE.2002.995101