A Real-Life Experiment in Creating an Agent Marketplace

  title={A Real-Life Experiment in Creating an Agent Marketplace},
  author={Anthony Chavez and Daniel Dreilinger and Robert H. Guttman and Pattie Maes},
  booktitle={Software Agents and Soft Computing},
Software agents help people with time consuming activities. One increasingly popular application for software agents is electronic commerce, namely having agents buy and sell goods and services on behalf of users. We recently conducted a real-life experiment in creating an agent marketplace, using a slightly modified version of the Kasbah system [Chavez96]. Approximately 200 participants intensively interacted with the system over a one-day, six-hour period. This paper describes the setup of… CONTINUE READING