An Architecture for Assembling Agents that Participate in Alternative Heterogeneous Auctions

Dumas, Marlon, Governatori, Guido, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Russell, Nick (2002) An Architecture for Assembling Agents that Participate in Alternative Heterogeneous Auctions. In 12th Workshop on Research Issues in Data Engineering (RIDE), 26 February 2002, San Jose CA, USA.


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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 finding the best price for an item on behalf of their users. Specifically, a multi-agent architecture is proposed, in which a manager agent cooperates with several expert agents, each specialised in a specific kind of auction. The expert agents communicate their knowledge to the manager agent in the form of probability functions, capturing the likelihood that a bid of a given price may win an auction. Given a set of such functions, the manager agent builds a bidding plan that it executes in concert with the expert agents.

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ID Code: 1783
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: online auction, automated bidding, e, commerce agent
DOI: 10.1109/RIDE.2002.995101
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 IEEE
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