TitleOn the Empirical Evaluation of Mixed Multi-Unit Combinatorial Auctions
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsVinyals M, Cerquides J
Series EditorProcessing LNotes in B
Series TitleAgent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis
Number of Pages135-150
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-88712-6

Mixed Multi-Unit Combinatorial Auctions extend and gen- eralise all the preceding types of combinatorial auctions. In this paper, we try to make headway on the practical application of MMUCAs by: (1) providing an algorithm to generate artificial data that is representa- tive of the sort of scenarios a winner determination algorithm is likely to encounter; and (2) subsequently assessing the performance of an Integer Programming implementation of MMUCA on CPLEX.