Lam, Yuk Hei, Zhang, Zili and Ong, Kok-Leong 2005, Trading in open marketplace using trust and risk, in IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology : proceedings : Compiègne University of Technology, France, September 19-22, 2005, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., pp. 471-474.
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology
IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication
Los Alamitos, Calif.
In this paper, we propose buying and selling models for agents to trade in the open multi-agent marketplace. Unlike auctions, we take into account of the fact that agents trading in such open environments has to maximize their profits and at the same time, protect themselves from fraud and deception. We attempt to address this issue by incorporating the element of trust and risk management into our proposed buying and selling model. During buying, agents learn to select their partners based on the trustworthiness of the potential partner as well as its personal risk attitude. During selling, agents learn to increase the chances of winning a deal by adjusting their profit rate, which is a measure that considers both trust and risk. The novelty of this proposal is that it ensures agents continuing to seek maximum expected utility in a dynamic trading environment. Our experimental results confirm the feasibility of our approach.
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