TAC-RMTO: Trading agent competition in remanufacture-to-order

Bo Xing, Wen Jing Gao, Fulufhelo V. Nelwamondo, Kimberly Battle, Tshilidzi Marwala

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TAC-RMTO is a multi-agent-based game that extends and enhances the trading agent competition (TAC) scenario to work in remanufacturing area. The game is a configurable Internet-mediated remanufacture-to-order (RMTO) platform that supports both human and software agents to interact. The main feature of the TAC-RMTO game is that it supports the design, development and execution of RMTO market scenarios involving auctions analogous to those of the TAC by third parties. Thus this platform can be used for conducting research on RMTO related markets analysis and strategies design as well as for educational purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Swarm Intelligence - Third International Conference, ICSI 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2012 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 17 Jun 201220 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume7332 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2012


  • multi-agent system
  • remanufacture-to-order
  • reverse supply chain
  • trading agent competition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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