15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  
   

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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Building Trading Agents: Challenges and Strategies

Maria Fasli, Ioannis Korres, Michael Michalakopoulos, George Rallidis

With the advent of the Internet, trading in electronic market places has become common practice for an increasing number of businesses and individuals. One of the most efficient ways of negotiating for goods and services is via auctions. Although implementing an agent to take part in an auction for a single good is relatively simple, developing an agent to participate in simultaneous auctions offering complementary and substitutable goods is a complex task. In this paper we discuss the challenges of the Trading Agent Competition which features a complex benchmark e-market problem and we present the strategies of two agents that participated successfully in the competition, one of them being placed among the eight finalists.

Keywords: Autonomous Agents, Game Playing, Multi-agent Systems

Citation: Maria Fasli, Ioannis Korres, Michael Michalakopoulos, George Rallidis: Building Trading Agents: Challenges and Strategies. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.63-67.


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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the UniversitÚ Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Franšaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.