IJCAI-09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA-09)

July 13, 2009, Pasadena, California, USA

Submission deadline: March 6, 2009

Trading agents have become a prominent application area in Artificial Intelligence because of their potential benefits in electronic commerce, and because they present a stiff challenge to models of rational decision-making. A wide variety of trading scenarios and agent approaches has been studied, creating a broad and rich research area. This workshop will focus on the design and evaluation of trading agents. Papers on trading agent architectures, decision-making algorithms, theoretical analysis, empirical evaluations of agent strategies in negotiation scenarios, and game-theoretic analyses, are all within the scope of the workshop.

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Trading Agent Competition (TAC-09), with finals held during IJCAI-09, but paper submissions need not be directly related to TAC. In fact, we encourage submissions related to other trading scenarios.

Important dates and deadlines

Deadline for the submission of full papers: March 20, 2009
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 17, 2009
Early registration deadline for IJCAI-09: May 15, 2009
Deadline for the receipt of camera-ready papers:   May 17, 2009 --- UPDATED
Workshop: July 13, 2009

Preliminary agenda

The workshop will be held Monday, July 13, 2009. We expect to accept 9-10 papers for 20 minute presentations, and a few for poster presentation. In addition to the technical papers, we will reserve time during the day for presentations or panels related to the ongoing TAC-09 competition. Attendance at the workshop will be limited to about 75.

Details about the workshop program will appear on the TADA-09 homepage.

Submission instructions

Papers should be up to 8 two-column pages, not including references. Manuscripts are expected to be in English, in either postscript or PDF format. Papers must be formatted in accordance with AAAI publication standards. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to

Note: Workshop attendees need not register for the main IJCAI conference, but are encouraged to do so.

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