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Games at Work - Agent-Mediated E-Commerce Simulation
Griss, Martin; Letsinger, Reed
Keyword(s): E-commerce; agents; games; simulation; Zeus
Abstract: In this paper, we describe our research into flexible, agent-based e-commerce systems. During the summer, we are building an experimental multi-player shopping game, in which agents will represent buyers, sellers, brokers and services of various kinds. The choice of a game format has intrinsic appeal for demonstration and educational value, and also serves as a controlled vehicle for experimenting with alternative individual and group economic strategies, and for evaluating the effectiveness of agent-based systems for this e- commerce.
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