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In this paper, we evaluate whether the robustness of a market mechanism that allocates complementary resources could be improved through the aggregation of time periods in which resources are consumed. In particular, we study a multi-round combinatorial auction that is built on a general equilibrium framework. We adopt the general equilibrium framework and the particular combinatorial auction design from the literature, and we investigate the benefits and the limitation of time-period aggregation when demand-side uncertainties are introduced. By using simulation experiments, we show that under stochastic conditions the performance variation of the process decreases as the time frame length (time frames are obtained by aggregating time periods) increases. This is achieved without causing deterioration in the mean performance.
market-based approach, uncertainty, robust resource allocation
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics
WI-IAT '08: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology: 9-12 December, 2008, Sydney
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CHENG, Shih-Fen; TAJAN, John; and LAU, Hoong Chuin.
Distributing complementary resources across multiple periods with stochastic demand. (2008). WI-IAT '08: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology: 9-12 December, 2008, Sydney. 373-379. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/283
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