13th Automated Negotiating Agents Competition (ANAC2022)

To be held at IJCAI2022 in Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria, from July 23rd to July 29th, 2022 as a part of the IJCAI competition challenge

Overview of ANAC2022


The Automated Negotiating Agent Competition (ANAC) is an international tournament that has been running since 2010 to bring together researchers from the negotiation community. ANAC provides a unique benchmark for evaluating practical negotiation strategies in multi-issue domains and has the following aims:

  • to provide an incentive for the development of effective and efficient negotiation protocols and strategies for bidding, accepting and opponent modeling for different negotiation scenarios;
  • to collect and develop a benchmark of negotiation scenarios, protocols and strategies;
  • to develop a common set of tools and criteria for the evaluation and exploration of new protocols and new strategies against benchmark scenarios, protocols and strategies;
  • to set the research agenda for automated negotiation.
The previous competitions have spawned novel research in AI in the field of autonomous agent design which are available to the wider research community.

This year, we introduce three different negotiation research challenges:

We expect innovative and novel agent strategies will be developed, and the submitted ANAC 2022 agents will serve as a negotiating agent repository to the negotiation community. The researchers can develop novel negotiating agents and evaluate their agents by comparing their performance with the performance of the ANAC 2022 agents.

Leagues in ANAC2022


Automated Negotiation League

Explore the strategies and difficulties in creating efficient agents whose primary purpose is to ​negotiate with other agent's strategies.​

Supply Chain Management League

Design and build an autonomous agent that negotiates on behalf of a factory manager situated in a supply chain management simulation.

 

Sponsors


NEC - AIST AI Cooperative Research Laboratory

BIRD INITIATIVE

 

Organization


ANAC Board Members

  • Dr. Reyhan Aydogan (Ozyegin University & Delft University of Technology)
  • Dr. Tim Baarslag (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI))
  • Dr. Katsuhide Fujita (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker (Delft University of Technology)

League Organizers

  • Automated Agents League: Bram Renting (Leiden University)
  • Human-Agent League: Dr. Johnathan Mell (The University of Central Florida)
  • Supply Chain Management League: Dr. Yasser Mohammad, Shinji Nakadai; Dr. Satoshi Morinaga (NEC, AIST); Prof. Dr. Amy Greenwald, Dr. Enrique Areyan Viqueir (Brown University); Dr. Mark Klein (MIT)

Sponsorship Chair in ANAC2021

  • Prof. Dr. Takayuki Ito (Kyoto University)

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Catholijn Jonker (Delft University of Technology) (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Takayuki Ito (Kyoto University)
  • Prof. Dr. Carles Sierra (IIIA/CSIC)
  • Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gratch (USC)

 

Contact


For any questions of ANAC2022, the main contact is Dr. Reyhan Aydogan reyhan.aydogan[at]ozyegin.edu.tr