Simulation of a trading multi-agent system

Pedro Mariano, A. Pereira, L. Correia, R. Ribeiro, V. Abramov, N. Szirbik, J. Goossenaerts, T. Marwala, P. De Wilde

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In a trading scenario agents Interact with each other, selling and buying resources. In order to control the behavior of the trading scenario, the interactions must be coordinated. We present a brief discussion of communication types and coordination models applicable in multi-agent systems. We find a programmable tuple space more appropriate to manage and rule the interactions between the trading agents. We discuss the advantages of a trading agent model that deals with the trading strategy, concentrating on what to buy or sell. This relieves the agent from the task of coordinating the negotiations and their revoking or acceptances. This is the task of the programmable tuple space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3378-3384
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Programmable tuple space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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