Download PDF by Peyman Faratin, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar: Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce VI: Theories for and

By Peyman Faratin, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar

ISBN-10: 3540297375

ISBN-13: 9783540297376

This publication constitutes the completely refereed post-proceedings of the sixth foreign Workshop on Agent-Mediated digital trade, AMEC 2006, held in big apple, manhattan, united states in July 2004 as a part of AAMAS 2004.

The 15 revised complete papers awarded have been rigorously chosen from 39 submissions in the course of rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers assemble novel paintings from such varied fields as laptop technology, Operations learn, synthetic Intelligence and disbursed platforms that target modeling, implementation and review of computational buying and selling establishment and/or agent ideas over a various set of products. they're prepared in topical sections on mechanism layout, buying and selling brokers, and instruments.

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We then have the following payments: Solution tax(A1 ) tax(A2 ) tax(A3 ) tax(A4 ) ∗ vR\R = (A, C, B) -5 2 1 2 1 ∗ vR\R2 = (C, C, C) 5 -7 2 0 ∗ vR\R = (B, C, B) 0 0 -2 2 3 ∗ vR\R = (C, C, C) 0 0 0 0 4 Average tax 0 -5/4 1/4 1 The mechanism is obviously not Pareto-efficient, as it does not always chose the optimal solution as the final result. However, while the VCG tax mechanism chooses the Pareto-efficient solution, the tax payments cause considerable utility loss. As we have seen before, in the optimal solution of this example, the joint utility of the agents is 4 and is completely eaten up by the sum of the VCGtaxes which is also 4.

For each task, we calculate up to three shortest disjoint paths and define a decision variable whose domain is the cross product of the path to use and the agent that executes it. A further value is provided that corresponds to not executing the task at all. Constraints specify that no two tasks be assigned to paths that share an arc. Each agent is asked to evaluate the costs for the three different paths and thus state its utility (task payoff - cost) if it were assigned the task and the corresponding path.

In particular, we propose a novel randomized scheme that can be applied to any tax mechanism to achieve budget balance. e. it is not Pareto-efficient. On randomly generated constraint optimization problems, it can be seen that the loss of agent utility due to the lack of PE is in general much smaller than the loss they would incur through the taxes in a VCG mechanism. The mechanism has much better performance than previous proposals, and shows an interesting new direction for solving social choice problems.

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