Using Blockchains for Agent-based Auctions

Leo van Moergestel, Mathijs van Bremen, Bianca Krieger, Martijn van Dijk, Erik Puik

Abstract

To extend the lifetime of products, an agent is connected to the product. This agent has several roles. It depends on the phase of the lifecycle what these roles will be. One of the roles in the usage or recycling phase is to negotiate for buying spare parts in case a part of the product is broken. The same agent can also decide to offer spare parts to other agents to reuse working parts of a broken product. To accomplish this idea, a marketplace for agents has to be set up, where the auctions can take place. To support this concept, blockchain technology has been used. Blockchains are a new type of technology, known from bitcoins, but there are other cases where blockchains can be used. Blockchain is known for its decentralisation, transparency and for making trustful transactions. In this paper the working of different types of blockchains will be briefly explained and determined if they can be useful for online auctions by agents. A prototype of the marketplace using blockchains has been built.

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in Harvard Style

van Moergestel L., van Bremen M., Krieger B., van Dijk M. and Puik E. (2018). Using Blockchains for Agent-based Auctions.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-275-2, pages 192-199. DOI: 10.5220/0006587501920199


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart18,
author={Leo van Moergestel and Mathijs van Bremen and Bianca Krieger and Martijn van Dijk and Erik Puik},
title={Using Blockchains for Agent-based Auctions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2018},
pages={192-199},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006587501920199},
isbn={978-989-758-275-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Using Blockchains for Agent-based Auctions
SN - 978-989-758-275-2
AU - van Moergestel L.
AU - van Bremen M.
AU - Krieger B.
AU - van Dijk M.
AU - Puik E.
PY - 2018
SP - 192
EP - 199
DO - 10.5220/0006587501920199