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.


ANAC2022 Program

9:45-12:45, Tuesday 26th of July 2022 @Schubert 1

  • Opening
  • SCML overview + Winner presentation
  • ANL overview + Winner presentation
  • Discussion for next year

The session in each league will be include:

  • Introduction, rules and challenge
  • Overall results and award ceremony
  • Further analysis, agent strategies and insights
  • Specific talk e.g. by top finalists
  • Challenge for next year



You can find the winners for each league.

Automated Negotiation League

[Individual Utility]

  1. DreamTeam109Agent (College of Management Academic Studies, Israel)
  2. ChargingBoul (University of Tulsa, USA)
[Social Welfare]
  1. DreamTeam109Agent (College of Management Academic Studies, Israel)
  2. Agent007 (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Supply Chain Management League

[Oneshot Track]

  1. PatientAgent (Brown University, US)
  2. GentleS (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
  3. AgentSAS (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
[Standard Track]
  1. Lobster (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  2. M5 (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
  3. ArtisanKangaroo (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
[Collusion Track]
  1. M5 (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)



You can find the finalist for each league. The ordering does not reflect the actual ranking. Note that the actual ranking will be announced in ANAC session during the IJCAI 2022.

Automated Negotiation League

19 submissions

  • Agent007 (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • ChargingBoul (University of Tulsa, USA)
  • DreamTeam109Agent (College of Management Academic Studies, Israel)

Supply Chain Management League

22 submissions

[Oneshot Track]

  • AgentRM (TUAT, Japan)
  • LearningAdaptive (BIU, Israel)
  • AgentSAS (BIU, Israel)
  • PatientAgent (Brown, USA)
  • NewGentle (TUAT, Japan)
  • AgentNeko (TUAT, Japan)
  • EVEAgent (BIU, Israel)
  • AdamAgent (BIU, Israel)
[Standard Track]
  • SkyAgent (NIT, Japan)
  • M5 (TUAT, Japan)
  • CharliesAgent (Ozyegin, Turkey)
  • Lobster (NIT, Japan)
  • ArtisanKangaroo (NIT, Japan)*
[Collusion Track]
  • M5 (TUAT, Japan)
  • CharliesAgent (Ozyegin, Turkey)
  • *As there were only two submissions (M5, CharliesAgent), they are both considered finalists.



NEC - AIST AI Cooperative Research Laboratory BIRD INITIATIVE TU Delft CWI



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)



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