In this section, we discuss two simple scenarios implemented in UMDL
and the design process and mechanisms used. The scenarios use the
same agents and services as shown in Figure 1.
However, in this section, we make the assumption that the agents have
been designed within UMDL to fulfill certain system-level objectives.
In particular, the QPAs have been designed to behave competitively.
Competitive agents take prices as given- ignoring any market power
they might possess, thereby eliminating the need to reason
strategically about other agents' bidding behavior and simplifying the
Jose M. Vidal
Tue Sep 30 14:35:40 EDT 1997