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Authors: Leo van Moergestel ; Mathijs van Bremen ; Bianca Krieger ; Martijn van Dijk and Erik Puik

Affiliation: HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

ISBN: 978-989-758-275-2

Keyword(s): Lifecycle Agent, Blockchain, Part Exchange Market, Auction, Sustainability.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems ; Autonomous Systems ; Bioinformatics ; Biomedical Engineering ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Distributed Problem Solving ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Methodologies and Technologies ; Multi-Agent Systems ; Operational Research ; Simulation ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems

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 ha s been built. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
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 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-275-2, pages 192-199. DOI: 10.5220/0006587501920199

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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 2: ICAART,},
year={2018},
pages={192-199},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006587501920199},
isbn={978-989-758-275-2},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: 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

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