Joint Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA) and
Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce (AMEC)

At AAMAS 2012 in Valencia, Spain (June 4-8, 2012)

Workshop on June 4, 2012

Workshop Description

The design and analysis of electronic commerce systems and automated trading agents is a prominent area of research in artificial intelligent and multi-agent systems. Research in this area includes methods for designing both agents and market institutions, and makes of of a wide variety of AI techniques including planning, decision theory, game theory, machine learning, and optimization. The scope of the workshop includes descriptions of agent architectures, decision-making algorithms, theoretical analysis of both markets and agents, empirical studies of agent performance or e-commerce systems, negotiation and contracting strategies, game theoretic analysis, mechanism design and other related topics.


Workshop proceedings can be found here

Note: Full presentations are 30 minutes, including questions. Short presentations are 10 minutes, including questions.

9:00-9:10 Opening and Introductions
9:10-9:40 Envy-Freeness for Groups of Agents: Beyond Single-Minded Domain, Takayuki Mouri, Runcong Li, Taiki Todo, Atsushi Iwasaki and Makoto Yokoo
9:40-10:10 Distributed Matching with Mixed Maximum-Minimum Utilities, Amos Azaria, David Sarne and Yonatan Aumann
10:10-10:20 [SHORT] On the Choice of Obtaining and Disclosing the Common Value in Auctions, Shani Alkoby, David Sarne and Esther David

10:20-10:50 Coffee break

10:50-11:50 INVITED TALK: Graphs and Coalitions: Understanding Stability in Network Games, Kate Larson

11:50-12:20 Peer-to-Peer Tangible Goods Rental, James Hill and Michael Wellman
12:20-12:50 Agent Adaptation Across Non-Ideal Markets and Societies, Eunkyung Kim, Yu-Han Chang, Rajiv Maheswaran, Yu Ning and Luyan Chi
11:50-12:20 [SHORT] Prediction Market-based Information Aggregation for Multi-sensor Information Processing, Janyl Jumadinova and Prithviraj Dasgupta

13:00-14:20 Lunch break

14:20-14:50 Policy Search through Adaptive Function Approximation for Bidding in TAC SCM, Kyriakos Chatzidimitriou, Andreas Symeonidis and Pericles Mitkas
14:50-15:20 Social networking and information diffusion in automated markets, Martin Chapman, Gareth Tyson, Katie Atkinson, Michael Luck and Peter McBurney
15:20-15:30 [SHORT] JACK: A Java Auction Configuration Kit, Thomas Goff, Amy Greenwald, Elizabeth Hilliard, Wolfgang Ketter and Eric Sodomka
15:30-15:40 [SHORT] A Decision Framework for Broker Selection in Smart Grids, Yasaman Haghpanah, Wolfgang Ketter, Marie Desjardins and Jan van Dalen
15:40-15:50 [SHORT] Designing robust strategies for continuous trading in contemporary Power markets, Themistoklis Diamantopoulos, Andreas Symeonidis and Anthony Chrysopoulos
15:50-16:00 [SHORT] A Model-Free Approach for a TAC-AA Trading Agent, Mariano Schain, Shai Hertz and Yishay Mansour

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Competing Intermediaries in Online Display Advertising, Lampros C. Stavrogiannis, Enrico H. Gerding and Maria Polukarov
17:00-17:30 Declarative Bidding in Online Advertising Auctions, Chris Bartels, Patrick Jordan and Chris Leggetter
17:30-18:00 Ad Exchange - Proposal for a New Trading Agent Competition Game, Mariano Schain and Yishay Mansour
18:00-18:30 Incentives in Multi-dimensional Auctions under Information Asymmetry for Costs and Qualities, Athanasios Papakonstantinou and Peter Bogetoft

Key Dates

Submission Details

Authors should submit full papers electronically in PS or PDF format at Papers must be written in English, with a maximum length of 14 pages. Please format papers according to the Springer LNCS Style (href= Templates for Word and Latex are available. The receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee.

At least one author must register for and attend the workshop to present the paper, if it is accepted. Workshop attendees need not register for the main AAMAS conference, but are encouraged to do so.


The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


Authors of accepted papers and invited speakers will automatically be invited. Registration is also open to interested members of the broader AAMAS and EC community; please contact the organizers if you are interested in attending.

Organizing Committee and Contact Information

Christopher Kiekintveld (co-Chair)
University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Computer Science

Onn Shehory (co-Chair)
IBM Haifa Research Lab
onn "at" il "dot" ibm "dot" com

Esther David
Ashkelon Academic College
Department of Computer Science
astrdod "at" acad "dot" ash-college "dot" ac "dot" il

Sebastian Stein
University of Southampton
School of Electronics and Computer Science

Valentin Robu
University of Southampton
School of Electronics and Computer Science