IJCAI-09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis
Pasadena, California, USA
Monday, July 13, 2009


8:30 - 8:45
Welcome and opening remarks
8:45 - 10:00
Session 1: Planning and Learning - Chair: Michael Benisch
Planning Games
Ronen Brafman, Carmel Domshlak, Yagil Engel and Moshe Tennenholtz

Learning Improved Entertainment Trading Strategies for the TAC Travel Game
L. Julian Schvartzman and Michael P. Wellman

Robust Planning and Control using Intelligent Products
G. Meyer and Hans Wortmann
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:15
Session 2: Auctions and Bidding - Chair: Yagil Engel
Designing an Ad Auctions Game for the Trading Agent Competition
Patrick R. Jordan and Michael P. Wellman

Sequential Auctions With Partially Substitutable Goods
Ioannis A. Vetsikas and Nicholas R. Jennings

A formal market specification language for general trading agents
Michael Thielscher and Dongmo Zhang

Continuous Double Auctions with Execution Uncertainty
Gert van Valkenhoef, Sarvapali D. Ramchurn, Perukrishnen Vytelingum, Nicholas R. Jennings and Rineke Verbrugge
12:15 - 1:45
Lunch Break
1:45 - 3:00
Session 3: Supply Chains - Chair: Patrick Jordan
Human-Agent competition in TAC SCM
Andrew Nelson, Dickens Nyabuti, John Collins, Wolfgang Ketter and Maria Gini

Economic Regime Identification and Prediction in TAC SCM Using Sales and Procurement Information
Frederik Hogenboom, Wolfgang Ketter, Jan van Dalen, Uzay Kaymak, John Collins and Alok Gupta

Product Pricing in TAC SCM using Adaptive Real-Time Probability of Acceptance Estimations based on Economic Regimes
Alexander Hogenboom, Wolfgang Ketter, Jan van Dalen, Uzay Kaymak, John Collins and Alok Gupta

An experiment management framework for TAC SCM agent evaluation
John Collins and Wolf Ketter
3:00 - 3:30
Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:45
Session 4: Market Design - Chair: Ioannis Vetsikas
How specialised are specialists? Generalisation properties of entries from the 2008 TAC Market Design Competition
Edward R. Robinson, Peter McBurney and Xin Yao

Attracting Intra-marginal Traders across Multiple Markets
Jung-woo Sohn, Sooyeon Lee and Tracy Mullen

CAT 2008 Post-Tournament Evaluation: The Mertacor's Perspective
Lampros C. Stavrogiannis and Pericles A. Mitkas

Price Estimation of PersianCAT Market Equilibrium
Sina Honari, Mojtaba Ebadi, Amin Foshati, Maziar Gomrokchi, Jamal Benatahr and Babak Khosravifar
4:45 - 5:45
Panel Discussion - TAC and Emerging Markets

Chair: Wolf Ketter