Java Auction Configuration Kit

What is JACK?

JACK is an in-the-box configurable auction simulator designed to allow researchers to rapidly create and test different auction configurations.

JACK lets you:

  • configure simple (1st, 2nd, ascending, descending) auction games
  • combine these simple auctions into more complex schedules (sequential and/or simultaneous) of auctions
  • pick between 5 different value functions
  • control the prior over which these valuation functions are drawn

Downloading JACK

Download JACK

Using JACK

Here is a README. Video tutorials to come soon.

Feedback and Contributing to JACK

We invite contributions in the form of agents designed for specific auctions, additional auctions, new valuation functions and other functionality. If you have other feedback please send an email to JACK at cs[dot]brown[dot] edu