A multi-agent platform for auction-based allocation of loads in transportation logistics

H. Noot, V. Robu, J.A. Poutré, La, W.J. Schijndel, van

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Abstract

This paper describes an agent-based platform for the allocation of loads in distributed transportation logistics, developed as a collaboration between CWI, Dutch National Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam and Vos Logistics Organizing, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.The platform follows a real business scenario proposed by Vos, and it involves a set of agents bidding for transportation loads to be distributed from a central depot in the Netherlands to different locations across Germany. The platform supports both human agents (i.e. transportation planners), who can bid through specialized planning and bidding interfaces, as well as automated, software agents. Therefore, the proposed platform can be used to test both the bidding behaviour of human logistics planners, as well as the performance of automated auction bidding strategies, developed for such settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the seventh international conference on autonomous agents and multi agent systems (AAMAS 2008), May 12-16 2008, Estoril, Portugal
PublisherIFAAMAS Press
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), May 12-16, 2008, Estoril, Portugal - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 12 May 200816 May 2008

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2008), May 12-16, 2008, Estoril, Portugal
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2008
CountryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period12/05/0816/05/08
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