Multi-Agent Based Cargo Auction

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Abstract

The paper presents a mechanism and an implemented tool for multi-agent based cargo auctions. The auction automates negotiations between a particular client and multiple logistics companies. The user can define his priorities in terms of six different criteria and find the most appropriate offer as a result of an auction. The developed marketplace is part of the eINTERASIA e-logistics portal and, thus, available online for both the client and the logistics companies.

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