Auctions are pervasive in todaypsilas society and provide a variety of real markets. This article facilitates a strategic choice between a set of available trading strategies by introducing a methodology to approximate heuristic payoff tables by normal form games. An example from the auction domain is transformed by this means and an evolutionary game theory analysis is applied subsequently. The information loss in the normal form approximation is shown to be reasonably small such that the concise normal form representation can be leveraged in order to make strategic decisions in auctions. In particular, a mix of trading strategies that guarantees a certain profit is computed and further applications are indicated.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2008|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Series||Proceedings - 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2008|