The Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC) 2013 was held on May 9, 2013, with the final results being announced during the AAMAS 2013 conference. The total rewards for the winners of the competition consisted of US$1500.
ANAC is an annual competition. For more information on how to participate, please see our ANAC website.
ANAC uses Genius, a negotiation environment for negotiating agents, to run and analyze the competition.
ANAC 2013 Setup
ANAC 2013 had 19 participating teams, registered from 7 universities:
- Bar Ilan University
- Ben Gurion University of the Negev
- Delft University of Technology
- Maastricht University
- Nagoya Institute of Technology
- Shizuoka University
- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
We ran the qualifying rounds on 11 randomly selected domains submitted by the participant. Every pair played 20 times in each domain, once for each set of profiles. Each repeated 10 times to establish statistical significance and to allow learning. In total, this resulted in 75240 negotiations.
The 7 finalists then played on 18 domains, where 12 domains were submitted by the participants this year, plus 6 from ANAC 2012. We ran ten trials for every domain for a total of 15120 negotiation sessions.
ANAC 2013 Winner
For a report of the results, please refer to the the final results of the competition. The ANAC 2013 winners were awarded with a certificate and $500, $400, and $300 for place 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Additionally, the Most Social Agent and the Best Learning Agent won another $150.
The winner certificate was awarded to:
Vincent Koeman, Kees Boon, Madalin Dumitru-Guzu, Catalin Stanculescu and Joris van den Oever of Delft University of Technology to honor their outstanding negotiation strategy "The Fawkes".
Organization team: Prof. Dr. Takayuki Ito, Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker, Prof. Dr. Sarit Kraus, Dr. Koen Hindriks, Prof. Dr. Minjie Zhang, Dr. Raz Lin, Tim Baarslag.
Local organization team: Dr. Kobi Gal, Litan Ilany.