Scores for TAC 2005 Finals - Final Day
|Position||Agent||Average Score||Games Played|
|1||TacTex-05 ||4.741 M||16|
|2||SouthamptonSCM ||1.604 M||16|
|3||Mertacor ||546 272||16|
|4||Deep Maize ||-220 503||16|
|5||MinneTAC ||-311 844||16|
|6||Maxon ||-1.985 M||16|
(The official score table is available here.)
32 teams entered the 2005 TAC SCM competition. 24 teams advanced past the seeding round (in which TacTex-05
placed first) to the final round of competition, held over three days at IJCAI 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The outcome of games depended heavily on the 6 agents competing, suggesting the need for adaptation.
In the seeding round, TacTex-05 had an average score of $14.9 million, and several other agents had average scores above $10 million.
As the final round progressed and competition increased, it became more difficult to make a profit.
On the final day of competition, when only the six top agents remained, TacTex-05
won with an average score of $4.7 million, while the second highest average score was $1.6 million, and three agents lost money.
An analysis of the final day of competition showed that TacTex-05 benefited significantly from its ability to adapt to its opponents. In particular, the adaptation of first-day component orders allowed TacTex-05 to take advantage of the tendency for first-day prices to be relatively low.
Further details are contained in the paper
TacTex-05: An Adaptive Agent for TAC SCM
in the papers section.