TitleAutomated Negotiation for Package Delivery
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Authorsde Jonge D, Sierra C
Conference NameWorkshop on Technologies for the Organisation, Adaptation and Simulation of Transportation Systems (TOASTS@SASO)
Conference LocationLyon, France
Date Published14/09/2012
KeywordsLogistics, NB3, Negotiation, Search

Package delivery companies compete with each other and have costumers spread over wide areas. We propose a negotiation algorithm that allows companies and individual postmen to negotiate over who delivers what package. This way, package delivery can be made more efficient, yielding a higher profit and/or lower costs for all parties. Our system does not force competing companies to co-operate, but proposes solutions that allow all parties to increase their individual profit.