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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,600.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Elena Katok
(814) 777-5836
ekatok@psu.edu
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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