ANAC 2010

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The Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC) 2010 was held on May 12, 2010, with the finals being run during the AAMAS 2010 conference. The reward for the winner of the competition consisted of US$2000.

ANAC is an annual competition. For more information on how to participate, please see our ANAC website.

2010 Setup

ANAC 2010 had 7 participating teams, registered from 5 universities:

  • Babes Bolyai University
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology (x2)
  • TU Delft
  • Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Univ. of Southampton (x2)
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We ran the tournament on three different domains, namely:

  • Zimbabwe – England domain: World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
  • Itex vs Cypress domain. Preference profiles were provided by Gregory Kersten (INSPIRE) written by Dr. David Cray, School of Business, Carleton University.
  • Travel domain, provided by Tripeasy.

We ran five trials for every domain and a tournament evaluation metric was applied to determine the winner. We published a paper about the setup and results of ANAC 2010:

TIM BAARSLAG, KOEN HINDRIKS, CATHOLIJN M. JONKER, SARIT KRAUS, and RAZ LIN. 2010. The first automated negotiating agents competition (ANAC 2010). In New Trends in Agent-based Complex Automated Negotiations, Series of Studies in Computational Intelligence. Edited by T. Ito, M. Zhang, V. Robu, S. Fatima, and T. Matsuo. Springer-Verlag. (pdf) (bib)

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ANAC 2010 Winner

For a detailed report of the results per domain, please refer to this pdf.

The certificate was awarded to:

Katsuhide Fujita, Sou Hashimoto, Shogo Kawaguchi, Nobuyasu Mizutani, Hiroki Nakagawa and Takayuki Ito,

of The Nagoya Institute of Technology to honor their excellent negotiation strategy "Agent K".

A big thank you to all participating teams, the teams' representatives at AAMAS 2010, the organizers of ACAN and AAMAS and the sponsors: Bar-Ilan, TU Delft.

Organization team: Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker, Prof. Dr. Sarit Kraus, Dr. Koen Hindriks, Dr. Raz Lin, Dmytro Tykhonov and Tim Baarslag.