Faculté des sciences

Multiagent auctions for multiple items

Ben Ameur, Houssein ; Chaib-draaa, Brahim ; Kropf, Peter

In: Proceedings of the Third International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems (AOIS-2001), 2001, p. 33-40

Available resources can often be limited with regard to the number of demands. In this paper we propose an approach for solving this problem using the mechanisms of multi-item auctions for allocating the resources to a set of software agents. We consider the resource allocation problem as a market with vendor and buyer agents participating in a multi-item auction. The agents exhibit different... Plus

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    Summary
    Available resources can often be limited with regard to the number of demands. In this paper we propose an approach for solving this problem using the mechanisms of multi-item auctions for allocating the resources to a set of software agents. We consider the resource allocation problem as a market with vendor and buyer agents participating in a multi-item auction. The agents exhibit different acquisition capabilities which let them act differently depending on the current context or situation of the market. We present a model for this approach based on the English auction, and discuss experimental evidence of such a model.