October 1, 2002 - August 1, 2005

Travel Agent Game in Agentcities (TAGA) is an agent framework for simulating the global travel market on the Web. It extends and enhances the original TAC system [Wellman 99] to work in an Agentcities environment of FIPA compliant agents.

auction, ecommerce, fipa, multiagent system, semantic web, trading agent

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Principal Investigator

  1. Youyong Zou



  1. Y. Zou, T. Finin, L. Ding, H. Chen, and R. Pan, "Using Semantic web technology in Multi-Agent systems: a case study in the TAGA Trading agent environment", InProceedings, Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, September 2003, 4104 downloads, 47 citations.
  2. L. Ding, Y. Shi, Y. Zou, Z. Ding, R. Pan, and T. Finin, "Strategies and heuristics used by the UMBCTAC agent in the third Trading Agent Competition", InProceedings, Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis, held in conjunction with the Eighteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 2003, 3048 downloads, 3 citations.


  1. L. Ding, Y. Shi, Z. Ding, R. Pan, and T. Finin, "UMBCTAC: A Balanced Bidding Agent", TechReport, UMBC Technical Report TR-02-15, December 2002, 4226 downloads.

Web Site

  1. DAML
  2. F-OWL
  3. TAGA