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SBIR/STTR Phase I: UNiCAP--Universal Combinatorual Auction Platform

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58642
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0128588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Active Decision Support, Ltd.
104 W. Willowood Ct. Port Matilda, PA 16870
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: SBIR/STTR Phase I: UNiCAP--Universal Combinatorual Auction Platform
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,600.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is aimed at developing a general platform for conducting combinatorial auctions. It is proposed to develop a bidding language and user interface, along with a system architecture for an integrated combinatorial auction platform that can be used to facilitate combinatorial auctions. The system will provide a wide degree of flexibility in terms of the number of rounds, stopping rules, and bidder and/or object-specific constraints that can be implemented. If successful, this project will lead to a development of a combinatorial auction system that will become a standard part of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and will greatly enhance electronic procurement in business-to-business environments. Some examples of industries that can benefit from combinatorial auctions include: airport time slots for flights; shipping and transportation companies, as well as the retailers and manufacturers who use these shippers; computer hardware manufacturers, as well as auto manufacturers who can use combinatorial auctions for material procurement; and television networks who can use combinatorial auctions to sell advertising space in TV shows.

Principal Investigator:

Elena Katok
8147775836
ekatok@psu.edu

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Active Decision Support, Ltd.
104 W. Willowood Ct. Port Matilda, PA 16870

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No