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Mathematics of the Internet : E-Auction and Markets - Brenda L. Dietrich

Mathematics of the Internet

E-Auction and Markets

By: Brenda L. Dietrich (Editor), Prof. Rakesh V. Vohra (Editor), Patricia Brick (Editor)

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Published: 14th December 2001
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The use of the internet for commerce has spawned a variety of auctions, marketplaces, and exchanges for trading everything from bandwidth to books. Mechanisms for bidding agents, dynamic pricing, and combinatorial bids are being implemented in support of internet-based auctions, giving rise to new versions of optimization and resource allocation models. This volume, a collection of papers from an IMA "Hot Topics" workshop in internet auctions, includes descriptions of real and proposed auctions, complete with mathematical model formulations, theoretical results, solution approaches, and computational studies.This volume also provides a mathematical programming perspective on open questions in auction theory, and provides a glimpse of the growing area of dynamic pricing.

Foreword
Preface
Modeling opportunities in auctionsp. 1
A column generation approach for combinatorial auctionsp. 15
Price negotiations for procurement of direct inputsp. 27
An iterative online auction for airline seatsp. 45
An integar programming formulation of the bid evaluation problem for coordinated tasksp. 59
Linear programming and Vickrey auctionsp. 75
Auctioning telecommunications bandwidth with guaranteed quality of servicep. 117
Pricebot dynamicsp. 135
Threshold pricing for selling network capacity through forward contractsp. 145
List of workshop participantsp. 159
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ISBN: 9780387953595
ISBN-10: 0387953590
Series: The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 14th December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.98