The Eighth Annual Trading Agent Competition
The Eighth Annual Trading Agent Competition will be held Tuesday –Thursday, July 24–26 in Plaza C.
The annual Trading Agent Competition (TAC) pits agents from research groups around the world against each other in challenging market-trading domains. The 2007 tournament features a Supply Chain Management (SCM) game, as well as a new game in the domain of Market Design.
In TAC/SCM, agents representing PC manufacturers bid for customer orders, negotiate with suppliers for components, and manage their production schedules in order to maximize profits.
The 2007 TAC/SCM tournament comprises a main event for the SCM game, and two special challenge divisions focusing on specialized tasks: price forecasting and long-term procurement. In a new market design game (dubbed "CAT", or reverse TAC), the agents represent market specialists who compete by setting rules and matching policies to attract traders and mediate profitable trades.
More information about TAC can be found at sics.se/tac.