Because on-line auctions form an important
area for agent-mediated electronic commerce, the
Electronic Commerce workshop has devoted eparate
track to this topic. Building
upon the success of the fishmarket
tournaments, this year the Agent-mediated
Electronic Commerce workshop is to host in Barcelona a fishmarket
tournament organized by the Artificial
Intelligence Research Institute and iSOCO,
Intelligent Software Components, S.A, and hosted by the Technical
University of Catalonia (UPC). The reckless participants will be developing
their trading agents endowed with intelligent auction strategies to compete
to have the great honour of becoming the winner of the first international
fishmarket tournament. For this purpose, they will make use of FM
100 the new version of FM, a test-bed for electronic auction markets
developed at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (previous
tournaments were hosted by FM
0.9 , the first, early version of FM).
Tournament definition. Specification of the trading scenario to be faced by contendants. A trading scenario will involve a collection of explicit parameters that characterize an artificial market. Such parameters define the bidding conditions (timing restrictions, increment/decrement steps, publicly available information, etc), the way goods are identified and brought into the market, the resources buyers may have available, and the conventions under which trading agentsare going to be evaluated.
Participation Subscription.We would very much appreciate that researchers interested in participating let us know about their intentions in order to determine how many classfication tournaments must be organised. Those intended to participate please fill out this form.
First Round [04/30/2000].Before the actual tournament taking place in Barcelona, we plan to conduct two trials so that developers can be provided with some feedback about their agents' performance in actual scenarios.
FM, the software to host the AMEC tournament, is the result of the Fishmarket project, a four-year project conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute involving a large number of researchers and students. Do you want to know more about the Fishmarket project? Perhaps you would like to go through the Fishmarket project web page. There, you can visit an actual fish market, download the project's publications or find more information about its team members.