Publications

The papers on this page are closely related to work carried out on the project. Not all are the result of project funding (see the acknowledgements of individual papers for details).

Papers in submission

The following are currently being considered for publication.

J. Niu, K. Cai, S. Parsons and E. Sklar Some preliminary results on the dynamic behavior of traders in multiple markets, in submission.

Published papers

The following papers have been, or are in the process of being, formally published:

2006

J. Niu, K. Cai, S. Parsons and E. Sklar, Reducing Price Fluctuation in Continuous Double Auctions through Pricing Policy and Shout Improvement, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Hakodate, 2006.

Phelps, S., Marcinkiewicz, M., McBurney, P. and Parsons, S. A novel method for automatic strategy acquisition in n-player non-zero-sum games, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Hakodate, 2006.

Wooldridge, M., Dunne, P. E., Parsons, S. On the complexity of linking deductive and abstract argumentation systems, Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI '06), Boston, 2006.

2005

Phelps, S., Marcinkiewicz, M., Parsons, S. and McBurney, P., Using population-based search and evolutionary game theory to acquire better-response strategies for the double-auction market, Proceedings of the Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analayis, Edinburgh, 2005.

Wooldridge, M. J., McBurney, P. and Parsons, S. The meta-logic of arguments, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Utrecht, 2005.

Cogan, E., Parsons, S. and McBurney, P. What kind of argument are we going to have today? Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Utrecht, 2005.

2004

Phelps, S., Parsons, S., and McBurney, P. An evolutionary game-theoretic comparision of two double auction market designs, Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce, New York, 2004.

Parsons, S. and Klein, M. Towards robust multi-agent systems: Handling communication exceptions in double auctions, Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce, New York, 2004.

Frias-Martinez, V. and Sklar, E. A framework for exploring role assignment in real-time, multiagent teams, Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, Barcelona, 2004.

Frias-Martinez, V., Sklar, E., and Parsons, S. Exploring auction mechanisms for role assignment in teams of autonomous robots, Proceedings of the RoboCup Symposium, Lisbon, 2004.

Frias-Martinez, V. and Sklar, E. A team-based co-evolutionary approach to multi-agent learning, Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning and Evolution in Agent Based Systems, New York, 2004.

Parsons, S., McBurney, P., and Wooldridge, M. Some preliminary steps towards a meta-theory for formal inter-agent dialogues, Proceedings of the Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems, New York, 2004.

2003

Phelps, S., McBurney, P., Sklar, E., and Parsons, S. Using Genetic Programming to Optimise Pricing Rules for a Double Auction Market, Proceedings of the Workshop on Agents for Electronic Commerce, Pittsburgh, 2003.

Phelps, S., McBurney, P., Parsons, S. and Sklar, E. Applying genetic programming to economic mechanism design: Evolving a pricing rule for a continuous double auction, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Melbourne, 2003.

Parsons, S. McBurney, P. and Wooldridge, M. The mechanics of some formal inter-agent dialogue in Advances in Agent Communication (F. Dignum, ed.), Springer-Verlag, 2003.

2002

Phelps, S., McBurney, P., Parsons, S., and Sklar, E., Co-evolutionary auction mechanism design: a preliminary report, Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce, Bologna, 2002.

Phelps, S., Parsons, S., McBurney, P., and Sklar, E. Co-evolution of auction mechanisms and strategies: Towards a novel approach to microeconomic design, Proceedings of the Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Multi-Agent Systems, New York City, 2002.

Unpublished papers

The following are being prepared for publication (comments welcome):

Parsons, S., Marcinkiewicz, M. and Niu, J. Everything you wanted to know about double auctions but were afraid to (bid or) ask, Technical Report, Department of Computer & Information Science, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2005.

Parsons, S., Klein, M., and Rodriguez-Aguilar, J. A. A bluffer's guide to auctions, Technical Report, Department of Computer & Information Science, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2005.

The remaining papers are unpublished working papers of the project:

Niu, J. Auction experiments with JASA, Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2005.

Parsons, S. Readings in auctions.