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Publications

The POWERTAC platform has provided the backbone to a remarkable amount of research and cooperative projects. Here’s a complete list of research-based publications.

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      • Ozdemir, Serkan, and Rainer Unland. "The strategy and architecture of a winner broker in a renowned agent-based smart grid competition." In Web Intelligence, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 165-183. IOS Press, 2017.
      • Ansarin, M., Ketter, W., Collins, J., 2016. Dynamic peak demand pricing under uncertainty in an agent-based retail energy market. Presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence – AMEC/TADA Workshop, New York, NY, USA.
      • Ansarin, Mohammad, Wolfgang Ketter, and John Collins. 2016. “Analyzing and Improving the Energy Balancing Market in the Power Trading Agent Competition.” In 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 1–6. doi:10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856197.
      • Urieli, Daniel, and Peter Stone. 2016. “Autonomous Electricity Trading Using Time-Of-Use Tariffs in a Competitive Market.” In Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2016). Phoenix, AZ, USA.
      • Urieli, Daniel, and Peter Stone. 2016. “An MDP-Based Winning Approach to Autonomous Power Trading: Formalization and Empirical Analysis.” In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS). Singapore.
      • Chowdhury, Moinul Morshed Porag. 2016. “Predicting Prices in the Power TAC Wholesale Energy Market.” In Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/AAAI/AAAI16/paper/view/12101.
      • Ketter, Wolfgang, Markus Peters, John Collins, and Alok Gupta. 2016. “Competitive Benchmarking: An IS Research Approach to Address Wicked Problems with Big Data and Analytics.” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Forthcoming 40 (4). http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3320&context=misq
      • Ketter, Wolfgang, Markus Peters, John Collins, and Alok Gupta. 2016. “A Multi-Agent Competitive Gaming Platform to Address Societal Challenges.” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Forthcoming 40 (2): 447–60. http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3291&context=misq
      • Ketter, Wolfgang, John Collins, and Mathijs De Weerdt. 2016. “The 2016 Power Trading Agent Competition.” SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2714236. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2714236.
      • Ketter, Wolfgang, John Collins, and Mathijs de Weerdt. 2016. “The 2016 Power Trading Agent Competition.” SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2714236. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Social Science Research Network. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2714236.
      • Micha Kahlen and Wolfgang Ketter. Using Electric Vehicle Fleets as Sustainable Virtual Power Plants: Evidence from a Real-World Setting. Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI): Snowbird, Utah (12-14 March, 2015).
      • Urieli, Daniel. 2015. “Autonomous Trading in Modern Electricity Markets.” http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/ai-lab/?urieli-thesis.
      • Ozdemir, Serkan, and Rainer Unland. "A Winner Agent in a Smart Grid Simulation Platform." 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT). Vol. 2. IEEE, 2015.
      • Cuevas, Jonathan Serrano, Ansel Y. Rodriguez Gonzalez, Miguel Palacios Alonso, Enrique Munoz de Cote, and Luis Enrique Sucar. 2015. “Distributed Energy Procurement and Management in Smart Environments.” In Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), 2015 IEEE First International, 1–6. IEEE. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=7366225.
      • Babic, Jurica; Carvalho, Arthur; Ketter, Wolfgang; Podobnik, Vedran. On the Profitability of the Smart Parking Lots. In 2015 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence. Snowbird, Utah, 2015.
      • Babic, Jurica; Carvalho, Arthur; Ketter, Wolfgang; Podobnik, Vedran. Economic Benefits of Smart Parking Lots. In Proceedings of the Erasmus Energy Forum 2015 Science Day Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015.
      • Babic, Jurica; Carvalho, Arthur; Ketter, Wolfgang; Podobnik, Vedran. Extending Parking Lots with Electricity Trading Agent Functionalities. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis (AMEC/TADA 2015) @ AAMAS 2015 / Ceppi, S. Istanbul, Turkey : International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2015. 1-14
      • Kahlen, M.T. & Ketter, W. (2015). Aggregating Electric Cars to Sustainable Virtual Power Plants: The Value of Flexibility in Future Electricity Markets. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15). Austin, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
      • Peters, M (2015). Machine learning algorithms for smart electricity markets. Erasmus University Rotterdam (183 pag.) (Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management (PhD Serie 332)). Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. W. Ketter.
      • Konstantina Valogianni, Wolfgang Ketter & John Collins. A Multiagent Approach to Variable-Rate Electric Vehicle Charging Coordination. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015). Istanbul, Turkey. Forthcoming.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Prashant Reddy , and Mathijs de Weerdt. The 2015 Power Trading Agent Competition. ERIM Report Series, March 19, 2014.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Prashant Reddy , and Mathijs de Weerdt. The 2014 Power Trading Agent Competition. ERIM Report Series, March 19, 2014.
      • Kahlen, M.T., Ketter, W. & Dalen, J. van (2014). Balancing with Electric Vehicles: A Profitable Business Model. In Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-15). Tel Aviv, Israel.
      • Liefers, Bart, Jasper Hoogland, and Han La Poutré. 2014. “A Successful Broker Agent for Power TAC.” In Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce. Designing Trading Strategies and Mechanisms for Electronic Markets, edited by Sofia Ceppi, Esther David, Vedran Podobnik, Valentin Robu, Onn Shehory, Sebastian Stein, and Ioannis A. Vetsikas, 99–113. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 187. Springer International Publishing. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-13218-1_8.
      • Daniel Urieli and Peter Stone. TacTex’13: A Champion Adaptive Power Trading Agent. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp 465-471, Quebec City, CA, 2014.
      • Konstantina Valogianni., Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, and Dmitry Zhdanov Effective Management of Electric Vehicle Storage Using Smart Charging. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp 472-478, Quebec City, CA, 2014.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Prashant Reddy , and Mathijs de Weerdt. The 2013 Power Trading Agent Competition. ERIM Report Series, May 22, 2013.
      • Prashant P. Reddy and Manuela M. Veloso. Negotiated Learning for Smart Grid Agents: Entity Selection Based on Dynamic Partially Observable Features. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI, 2013.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John E. Collins and Prashant Reddy. Power TAC: A competitive economic simulation of the smart grid. Energy Economics, 39 (2013) 262–270.
      • Markus Peters, Wolfgang Ketter, Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, and John E. Collins. A reinforcement learning approach to autonomous decision-making in smart electricity markets. Machine Learning, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10994-013-5340-0.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, Markus Peters, and John Collins. Autonomous agents in future energy markets: The 2012 power trading agent competition. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI, 2013 Forthcoming.
      • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2013). Modeling Electric Vehicle Customers and Learning a Heuristic Charging Behavior. In Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) Workshop – Agent Technologies and Energy Systems (ATES), Minneapolis, MN, USA.
      • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2013). Influence of the Customers Risk Attitude on the Introduction of Electric Vehicles. In Winter Conference on Business Intelligence. Snowbird, Utah, USA.
      • Kuate, Rodrigue T., Minghua He, Maria Chli, and Hai H. Wang. 2013. “An Intelligent Broker Agent for Energy Trading: An MDP Approach.” In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 234–40. IJCAI ’13. Beijing, China: AAAI Press. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2540128.2540164.
      • Markus Peters, Wolfgang Ketter, Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, and John E. Collins. Autonomous data-driven decision-making in smart electricity markets. In Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CIST), Phoenix, AZ, October 2012b
      • Markus Peters, Wolfgang Ketter, Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, and John Collins. Autonomous data- driven decision-making in smart electricity markets. In PeterA. Flach, Tijl Bie, and Nello Cristianini, editors, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, volume 7524 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 132–147. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, September 2012a. ISBN 978-3-642-33485-6.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Prashant Reddy , and Mathijs de Weerdt. The 2012 Power Trading Agent Competition. ERIM Report Series, September 10, 2012.
      • M. Peters, W. Ketter, M. Saar-Tsechansky, and J.E. Collins. Autonomous data-driven decision- making in smart electricity markets. In Poster at the Workshop on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR), Montreal, QC, June 2012.
      • Prashant P. Reddy and Manuela M. Veloso. Factored Models for Multiscale Decision-Making in Smart Grid Customers. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI, 2012.
      • M. Peters and W. Ketter. Learning sparse heterogeneous user preferences. In Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Orlando, FL, December 2012.
      • Kahlen, M., Valogianni, K., Ketter, W. & van Dalen, J. (2012). A Profitable Business Model for Electric Vehicle Fleet Owners. In IEEE – International Conference on Smart Grid Technology(SG-TEP), Economics and Policies, Nuremberg, Germany.
      • Richter, A, van der Laan, E., Ketter, W. & Valogianni, K. (2012). Transitioning from the traditional to the smart grid: Lessons learned from closed-loop supply chains. In IEEE – International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies (SG-TEP), Nuremberg, Germany.
      • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2012). Analysis of Smart Grid Balancing using Realistic Customer Models. In Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Phoenix, Arizona.
      • Prashant P. Reddy and Manuela M. Veloso. Learned Behaviors of Multiple Autonomous Agents in Smart Grid Markets. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI, 2011.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Prashant Reddy , Christoph Flath and Mathijs de Weerdt. The Power Trading Agent Competition. ERIM Report Series, December 14, 2011.
      • Sebastian Gottwalt, Wolfgang Ketter, Carsten Block, John Collins and Cristof Weinhardt. Demand Side Management – A simulation of household behavior under variable prices. Energy Policy, October, 2011.
      • Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins,Prashant Reddy and Christoph Flath.The Power Trading Agent Competition .IJCAI Pilot Competition, Barcelona, Spain, July, 2011.
      • Wolf Ketter, John Collins , Carsten Block . Smart Grid Economics. ERIM Report Series, November, 2010.
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