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

Han Noot, Valentin Robu, Han La Poutré, Willem Jan Van Schijndel

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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 publication7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2008
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages1651-1652
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781605604701
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2008 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 12 May 200816 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1548-8403
ISSN (Electronic)1558-2914

Conference

Conference7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2008
CountryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period12/05/0816/05/08

Keywords

  • Auction platforms
  • Distributed logistics
  • Electronic auctions
  • Multi-agent systems

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