We are interested in multi-agent contracting, in which customers must solicit the resources and capabilities of other, self-interested agents in order to accomplish their goals. Goals may involve the execution of multi-step plans, in which different steps are contracted out to different suppliers. We have developed a testbed that can generate sets of plans with known statistical attributes, formulate and submit requests for quotations, generate bids with well-defined statistics, and evaluate those bids according to a number of criteria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
|Event||Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: May 28 2001 → Jun 1 2001
|Other||Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents|
|Period||5/28/01 → 6/1/01|