Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce: Designing Trading Strategies and Mechanisms for Electronic Markets: AAMAS Workshop, AMEC 2009, Budapest, Hungary,
By: Onn Shehory (editor), David Sarne (editor), Enrico Gerding (editor), Esther David (editor)Paperback
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The past decade in e-commerce will be remembered as one in which age- mediated electronic commerce technology became a reality. The evolution from electronic data interchange technology to electronic marketplaces brought e-commerce to the masses. Yet it was accompanied by numerous challenges - tributed to the exponentialincreasein the e?orts requiredfor searchingandp- cessing information as well as coordinating with the di?erent parties involved. Theintroductionof autonomousagentsin e-commerce,enabling agent-mediated trading, holds the promise of bridging this gap, by facilitating ?exible, faster, less labor-intensiveandhighly competitive commerce. Using agents,e-commerce nowgoesbeyondmerelyeliminatingthemediatorsinthetraditionalprocessand o?ersadynamic set oftechnologies,integratedapplicationsand multi-enterprise business processes that link enterprises together. Consequently, the focus of - search in the area of e-commerce is now on technologies for online advertising, searching, negotiating, ordering, delivering, paying, using, and servicing.
No- days, the application of agents in e-commerce is well recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas of computer science. This volume presents some of the recent advances in research on designing trading agents and mechanisms for agent-mediated electronic commerce. It is built around a collection of articles initially presented at two highly respected international workshops held in the summer of 2009. The ?rst is the 11th - ternational Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce (AMEC 2009) collocated with the AAMAS 2009 conference held in Budapest, Hungary. The second is the 2009 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA 2009) collocated with the IJCAI 2009 conference held in Pasadena, California, USA.
A Study of Central Auction Based Wholesale Electricity Markets.- The Choice of Eliminating the Uncertainty Cloud in Auctions.- Eliciting Expert Advice in Service-Oriented Computing.- Approximating the Qualitative Vickrey Auction by a Negotiation Protocol.- Automated Analysis of Auction Traces.- Mechanism Design for the Online Allocation of Items without Monetary Payments.- A Demand-Driven Approach for a Multi-Agent System in Supply Chain Management.- Mechanism Design for Eliciting Probabilistic Estimates from Multiple Suppliers with Unknown Costs and Limited Precision.- Nash Social Welfare in Multiagent Resource Allocation.- Leading a Best-Response Teammate in an Ad Hoc Team.- Designing an Ad Auctions Game for the Trading Agent Competition.- Robust Planning and Control Using Intelligent Products.- How Specialised Are Specialists? Generalisation Properties of Entries from the 2008 and 2009 TAC Market Design Competitions.- Learning Improved Entertainment Trading Strategies for the TAC Travel Game.- Evaluation of Market Design Agents: The Mertacor Perspective.- Continuous Double Auctions with Execution Uncertainty.- Sequential Auctions with Partially Substitutable Goods.- From General Game Descriptions to a Market Specification Language for General Trading Agents.
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