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Designing the market game for a trading agent competition

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7 Author(s)
M. P. Wellman ; Artificial Intelligence Lab., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; P. R. Wurman ; K. O'Malley ; R. Bangera
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The authors discuss the design and operation of a trading agent competition, focusing on the game structure and some of the key technical issues in running and playing the game. They also describe the competition's genesis, its technical infrastructure, and its organization. The article by A. Greenwald and P. Stone (2001), describes the competition from a participant's perspective and describes the strategies of some of the top-placing agents. A visualization of the competition and a description of the preliminary and final rounds of the TAC are available in IC Online (

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IEEE Internet Computing  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )