Trading Agent Design and Analysis
Colocated with the Trading Agent Competition
July 20, 2004, Columbia University, New York, NY
Trading agents have become a prominent application area in Artificial
Intelligence in large part because of their obvious potential benefits
in electronic commerce. A wide variety of trading scenarios and agent
approaches have been studied, creating a broad and rich research
area. This workshop will focus on the design and evaluation of trading
agents. Papers on trading agent architectures, decision-making
algorithms, theoretical analysis, empirical evaluations of agent
strategies in negotiation scenarios, and game-theoretic analysis,
are all within the scope of the workshop.
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2004 Trading Agent
Competition (TAC-04) to be held during AAMAS'04, but paper submissions
need not be directly related to TAC. In fact, we encourage submissions
related to other trading scenarios. For more information about TAC-04,
- HarTAC-- The Harvard TAC SCM'03 Agent, Rui Dong, Terry Tai, Wilfred
Yeung and David C. Parkes
- An Algorithm for Procurement in Supply-Chain Management,
Scott Buffett and Nathan Scott
- PSUTAC: A Trading Agent Designed from Heuristics to Knowledge.
Shuang Sun, Viswanath Avasarala, Tracy Mullen and John Yen.
- Supplier Offer Selection in TAC SCM. Sarah Bell, Michael Benisch, Maggie Benthal, Amy Greenwald, and Michael Carl Tschantz.
- The 2003 Supply Chain Management Trading Agent Competition. Raghua Arunachalam and
- Strategic Procurement in TAC/SCM: An Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis.
Joshua Estelle, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Michael P. Wellman, Satinder Singh.
- Analysis and Design of Supply-Driven Strategies in TAC-SCM.
Wolfgang Ketter, Elena Kryzhnyaya, Steven Damer and Colin McMillen
- Bidding for Customer Orders in TAC SCM: A Learning Approach.
David Pardoe and Peter Stone.
- Zero Intelligence Plus and Gjerstad-Dickhaut Agents for
Sealed Bid Auctions, A.J.Bagnall and I.E.Toft
Papers should be about 8 single-column pages. Manuscripts are expected
to be in English, in either postscript or PDF format. Submissions
should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please submit at most 6 double-column pages,
formatted according to the AAMAS style (or your favorite style!).
Note: Participants are expected to register for the main AAMAS'04
conference in addition to the workshop.
Important Dates and Deadlines
* Extended SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 8, 2004
* Deadline for the submission of full papers: April 1, 2004
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 1, 2004
* Deadline for the receipt of camera-ready papers: May 21, 2004
* Workshop: July 20, 2004.
David C. Parkes (Chair), Harvard University
Robert Axtell, Brookings Institute
Craig Boutilier, University of Toronto
Andrew Byde, HP Labs, UK
Dave Cliff, HP Labs, UK
Rajarshi Das, IBM Research
Maria Fasli, Essex University
Amy Greenwald, Brown University
Sverker Janson, Swedish Inst. of Computer Science
Panos Markopoulos, University of Pennsylvania
Sun Park, Rutgers University
Han La Poutré, CWI, the Netherlands
Daniel Reeves, University of Michigan
Michael Rothkopf, Rutgers University
Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin
Gerry Tesauro, IBM Research
Peter Wurman, North Carolina State University