A Software Platform for Research on Auction Mechanisms

Kamola, M; Stańczuk, W; Malinowski, K; Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz, E

  • Journal of Telecommunication and Information Technology;
  • Tom: 3;
  • Strony: 38-46;
  • 2011;

The platform for research on auction mechanisms is a distributed simulation framework providing means to carry out research on resource allocation efficiency mechanisms and user strategies. Both kinds of algorithms examined are completely user-defined. Interaction of algorithms is recorded and pre-defined measures for the final resource allocation are calculated. Underlying database design provides for efficient results lookup and comparison across different experiments, thus enabling research groupwork. A recognised, open and flexible information model is employed for experiment descriptions.

Keywords: auctions,market simulation