The CrocodileAgent 2005: An Overview of the TAC SCM Agent

  • Ana Petric
  • Vedran Podobnik
  • Gordan Jezic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4452)


The Trading Agent Competition (TAC) is an international forum which promotes high quality research regarding the trading agent problem. One of the TAC competitive scenarios is Supply Chain Management (SCM) where six agents compete by buying components, assembling PCs from these components and selling the assembled PCs to customers. In this paper, we describe the strategies implemented in the CrocodileAgent, our entry in 2005 TAC SCM. We describe the structure and functionalities of the CrocodileAgent, the implementation of the basic agent tasks, and algorithms for ordering components and determining the profit margin. The agent’s performances in the 2005 TAC SCM competition, as well as in a series of controlled experiments, are discussed.


Supply Chain Management Reserve Price Delivery Date Customer Order Offer Price 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Petric
    • 1
  • Vedran Podobnik
    • 1
  • Gordan Jezic
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing / Department of Telecommunications, HR-10000 ZagrebCroatia

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