News and Events

2020: The 11th Automated Negotiating Agents Competition is online at: ANAC 2020!

2018: Rhythima Shinde graduated on her MSc thesis “Automation mechanisms for market models: Case study to reduce cultural discrimination in energy trading”

2017: Maryam Rikhtegar Nezami, graduated from University of Tehran on her MSc thesis “Specifying the preferences to exploit an integrated communicated automated modelling of the collective agreement”.

March, 2015:


  • A lot has happened since the previous update. The ANAC competition has been held annualy (and is also in progress for 2015 with now 24 participating teams), Tim Baarslag defended his PhD thesis cum laude in September 2014, we demonstrated the Pocket Negotiator at various conventions and used the opportunity to also collect data about the usability of the PN. We used the PN in several courses (amongst other at Erasmus University, and at the Faculty of TPM at TUD). Various new releases of the PN have been and additional versions of the PN are now available online, including a version that let's you practice against a bot, and a version in which you can experience getting no support!

We demonstrated the PN at the ICT.OPEN 2015 conference in Amersfoort.


September 30th, 2013:

  • A new release of the Pocket Negotiator is now online. Try it out and let us know what you think.

April 18th, 2013:

May 12th, 2010:

February 7th 2010:

  • The second HuCom Conference will be run as a workshop at the IUI conference in Hong Kong.


November 19th 2009:

October 13th 2009:

  • We present a poster showing design guidelines for NSS on the D-CIS event 2009

D-CIS HF event

May 14th 2009:

  • We gave a demo of the Genius negotiation enviroment at AAMAS 2009.


December 8th and 9th 2008:

  • Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation, see: [1].