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Local exceptions may be caused by programming bugs, system crashes, malicious behavior or incompatible protocols among heterogeneous agents. In the context of the contract net protocol, an example of a local exception would be a situation where a contractor agent crashes after it has awarded a contract to a subcontractor, but before it has paid the subcontractor. Another example would be a situation in which the subcontractor delivers the contracted service late and with low quality. Systemic exceptions describe unintended emergent dysfunctional behaviors.

It has been argued, for example, that 1987’s stock crash was due in part to the action of computer-based “program traders” that were able to execute trade decisions at a speed and volume that was unprecedented in human experience and thus led to unprecedented stock market volatility [22]. • Need for rapid adaptation. Just as their “real world” counterparts, open agent marketplaces should be viewed as dynamic, adaptable systems, sensitive and responsive to demands of their members or to other important changes of the competitive landscape.

16, we note that as wA → 1, i is bounded above only by (v−c)/ ; in other words, high equilibrium prices prevail. On the other hand, as wB → 1, n is bounded above only by S, Shopbots and Pricebots 21 implying that more and more sellers prefer to charge low prices. Finally, through simulations we have observed pure strategy Nash equilibria to be the outcome of myoptimal pricing and no internal regret learning in the discretized model of shopbots and pricebots. B No Regret Learning This appendix describes the no regret learning algorithms which are simulated in Sec.

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