W. (Wolfgang) Ketter

Endowed Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2007

Wolfgang Ketter is a Professor of Next Generation Information Systems at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Professor Ketter is the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group at Erasmus. The goal of this group is to research, develop and apply autonomous and mixed initiative intelligent agent systems to support human decision making in the area of business networks, electronic markets, energy grids and supply chain management.

His is also the founder and director of the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business which enables robust, intelligent, efficient and sustainable energy networks of the future.

Professor Ketter leads Power TAC, a new TAC competition on energy retail markets. Since 2011 he has served as the chair of the IEEE Task Force on Energy Markets. He was the program co-chair of the International Conference of Electronic Commerce (ICEC) in 2011.

He co-chaired the TADA workshop at AAAI in 2008, has been the general chair of the Trading Agent Competition (TAC) in 2009, is a member of the board of directors of the Association for Trading Agent Research (ATAR) since 2009, and its chair since 2010.

His research has been published in information systems- and computer science journals such as AI Magazine, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, the European Journal of Information Systems, INFORMS-OR/MS Today, INFORMS, Information Systems Research and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce.

He serves on the editorial board of MISQ and BISE.

Professor Ketter was the keynote speaker at the International KES Conference on Agents and Multi agent Systems Technologies and Applications in 2012, and the Agents and Data Mining Interaction Workshop in 2012.

He was the keynote speaker at the Scandinavian Energy Conference in Oslo in 2011. He has given numerous distinguished lectures at international conferences, and renowned universities including Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Liverpool, RWTH Aachen, the University of Connecticut, TU Delft, KIT, the University of Mannheim and University of St. Thomas.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 2007.

  • Hogenboom, A.C., Ketter, W., van Dalen, J., Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2014). Dynamic Pricing in Multi-Agent Supply Chain Markets using Economic Regimes. Decision Sciences.

Key Publications (14)

  • Eymann, T., Kundisch, D., Recker, J., Bernstein, A., Gebauer, J., Günther, O., Ketter, W., zur Mühlen, M. & Riemer, K. (2014). Should I Stay or Should I Go The Challenges and Opportunities of Moving Between University Systems. Wirtschaftsinformatik.
  • Groves, William, Collins, John, Gini, Maria & Ketter, W. (2014). Agent-Assisted Supply Chain Management: Analysis and Lessons Learned. Decision Support Systems, 57, 274-284.[go to publisher's site]
  • Ketter, Wolfgang, Collins, John & Reddy, Prashant (2013). Power TAC: a competitive economic simulation of the smart grid. Energy Economics, 39(September), 262-270.[go to publisher's site]
  • Peters, M., Ketter, W., Saar-Tsechansky, M. & Collins, John (2013). A reinforcement learning approach to autonomous decision-making in Smart Electricity Markets. Machine Learning, 92(1), 5-39.[go to publisher's site]
  • Ketter, W. & Symeonidis, A. (2012). Competitive Benchmarking: Lessons learned from the Trading Agent Competition. AI Magazine, 33(2), 103-107.
  • Ketter, Wolfgang, Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2012). Real-time tactical and strategic sales management for intelligent agents guided by economic regimes. Information Systems Research, 23(4), 1263-1283.[go to publisher's site]
  • Gottwalt, Sebastian, Ketter, Wolfgang, Block, Carsten, Collins, John & Weinhardt, Christof (2011). Demand side management- A simulation of household behavior under variable prices. Energy Policy, 39(12), 8163-8174.[go to publisher's site]
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Sadeh, Norman (2010). Pushing the limits of rational agents: The trading agent competition for supply chain management. AI Magazine, 31(2), 63-80.
  • Amigoni, F., Gini, Maria & Ketter, W. (2010). Introduction: Multi-agent systems for energy management. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, 17(4), 271-272.
  • Bichler, M, Gupta, Alok & Ketter, Wolfgang (2010). Research Commentary - designing smart markets. Information Systems Research, 21(4), 688-699.[go to publisher's site]
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2010). Flexible decision support in dynamic interorganizational networks. European Journal of Information Systems, 19(4), 436-448.[go to publisher's site]
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2009). Flexible decision control in an autonomous trading agent. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 8(2), 91-105.[go to publisher's site]
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2009). Detecting and forecasting economic regimes in multi-agent automated exchanges. Decision Support Systems, 47(4), 307-318.[go to publisher's site]
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2002). A Multi-Agent Negotiation Testbed for Contracting Tasks with Temporal and Precedence Constraints. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 7(1), 35-57.
  • Kahlen, M.T., Ketter, W. & Dalen, J. van (2014). Agent-coordinated Virtual Power Plants of Electric Vehicles (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2014) (pp. 1547-1548). Paris, France: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W. & Collins, J. (2014). Learning to Schedule Electric Vehicle Charging given Individual Customer Preferences. In Alessio Lomuscio, Paul Scerri, Ana Bazzan, and Michael Huhns (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2014) (pp. 1591-1592). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., Collins, J. & Zhdanov, D. (2014). Effective Management of Electric Vehicle Storage using Smart Charging. In Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), Quebec, Canada (pp. 472-478). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence..[go to publisher's site]
  • Lu, Y., Gupta, A., Ketter, W. & van Heck, E. (2013). Designing Inteligent Software Agents for B2B Sequential Dutch Auctions: A Structural Econometric Approach. In International Conference on Information Systems 2013. Milan, Italy, December, 2013.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2013). Influence of the Customers Risk Attitude on the Introduction of Electric Vehicles. In Winter Conference on Business Intelligence. Snowbird, Utah.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2013). Modeling Electric Vehicle Customers and Learning a Heuristic Charging Behavior. In AAMAS - Fourth International Workshop on Agent Technologies for Energy Systems (ATES 2013) (pp. 1-8). Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • Collins, J., Ketter, W., Valogianni, K. & de Weerdt, M. (2012). Constructing and operating a large - scale simulation of retail electric power markets. In 8th Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research (SCECR 2012). Montreal, Canada.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., de Weerdt, M. & Collins, J. (2012). Analysis of Smart Grid Balancing using Realistic Customer Models. In Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona (pp. 1-15).
  • Richter, A, van der Laan, E., Ketter, W. & Valogianni, K. (2012). Transitioning from the traditional to the smart grid: Lessons learned from closed-loop supply chains. In IEEE - International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies. Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Kahlen, M.T., Valogianni, K., Ketter, W. & Dalen, J. van (2012). A Profitable Business Model for Electric Vehicle Fleet Owners. In International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies (SG-TEP), 2012 (pp. 1-5). Nuremburg, Germany: IEEE Xplore.
  • Lu, Y., Ketter, W., van Heck, E. & Collins, J. (2010). Preference Modeling for Multi-Attribute Negotiations in Agent-based Energy Management. In the 11th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN). Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Lu, Y., Ketter, W., van Heck, E. & Collins, J. (2010). Preference Learning for Multi-Attribute Bilateral Negotiations in a Competitive Agent-based Energy Market. In the 2nd International Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HUCOM). Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Hogenboom, A.C., Hogenboom, F.P., Kaymak, U., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van & Collins, J. (2010). Towards a Dynamic Model of Supply Chain Regimes for Complex Multi-Agent Markets. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2010) (pp. 3219-3225). Istanbul, Turkey: IEEE.
  • Adam, Marc T. P., Gamer, Matthias, Hey, Stefan, Ketter, W. & Weinhardt, Christof (2009). Measuring the impact of emotions on decision-making in electronic markets: A physio-economic approach. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation (GND). Toronto, Canada.
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Pakanati, Anuraag (2009). An experiment management framework for TAC SCM agent evaluation. In Workshop: Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA) at Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2009) (pp. 9-13). AAAI Press.
  • Giesen, Erik, Ketter, W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). An Agent-based Approach to Improving Resource Allocation in the Dutch Youth Health Care Sector. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) (pp. 2403-2415). Verona, Italy.
  • Giesen, Erik, Ketter, W. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2009). An Agent-based Analysis Approach to Resource Allocation in the Dutch Youth Health Care System. In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Workshop on Information Systems and Technology (WITS-09). Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Groves, William, Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2009). Analyzing market interactions in a multi-agent supply chain environment. In Eigth Workshop on e-Business. AIS.
  • Gupta, A., Ketter, W., Heck, E. van & Wasesa, M. (2009). Real-time support for auctioneers to determine optimal clock start for multi-unit sequential dutch auctions. In Eigth Workshop on e-Business. AIS.
  • Ketter, W., Sadeh, Norman & Walsh, William (2009). AAAI-08 Trading Agent Design and Analysis Workshop Report. AI Magazine, 30(1), 115-116.
  • Ketter, W. & Srour, Jordan (2009). Optimal or agile? Tradeoffs between optimization and agent-based methods. OR/MS Today, 36(3), 22-27.
  • Ketter, W., Banjanin, Marko, Guikers, Rob & Kayser, Alfred (2009). Introducing an Agile Method for Enterprise Mash-Up Component Development. In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC-09) (pp. 293-300). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Hogenboom, A.C., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van, Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2009). Product Pricing in TAC SCM using Adaptive Real-Time Probability of Acceptance Estimations based on Economic Regimes. In Proceedings of the IJCAI'09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA 2009) (pp. 15-24). Pasadena, California, USA.
  • Hogenboom, A.C., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van, Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2009). Product Pricing using Adaptive Real-Time Probability of Acceptance Estimations based on Economic Regimes. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2009) (pp. 176-185). Taipei, Taiwan: ACM.
  • Hogenboom, A.C., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van, Kaymak, U., Collins, John & Gupta, Alok (2009). Adaptive Pricing in Multi-Agent Supply Chain Markets using Economic Regimes. In Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2009). San Diego, USA.
  • Hogenboom, F.P., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van, Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2009). Identifying and Predicting Economic Regimes in Supply Chains Using Sales and Procurement Information. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2009) (pp. 19-28). Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hogenboom, F.P., Ketter, W., Dalen, J. van, Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2009). Economic Regime Identification and Prediction in TAC SCM Using Sales and Procurement Information. In E.H. Gerding (Ed.), Proceedings of the IJCAI'09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA 2009) (pp. 25-34). Pasadena, California, USA.
  • Nelson, Andrew, Nyabuti, Dickens, Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2009). Ontology-driven decision support in dynamic supply-chains. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing (CEC-09). Vienna, Austria.
  • Nelson, Andrew, Nyabuti, Dickens, Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2009). Toward Human-Agent Competition in TAC SCM. In Workshop: Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA) at Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2009) (pp. 63-72). Pasadena, USA: AAAI Press.
  • Ketter, W., Batchu, Arun, Berosik, Gary & McCreary, Dan (2008). A Semantic Web Architecture for Advocate Agents to Determine Preferences and Facilitate Decision Making. In ICEC08. Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John & Gini, Maria (2008). A Survey of Agent Designs for TAC SCM. In Workshop for Trading Agent Design and Analysis. Chicago, USA.
  • Ketter, W., Heck, E. van & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2008). The Application of Intelligent Personalized Agents for Buyer Decision Empowerment at the Dutch Flower Auction. In WITS08. Paris, France.
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2008). Architectures for agents in TAC SCM. In AAAI Spring Symposium on Architectures for Intelligent Theory-Based Agents (pp. 7-12).
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2007). A Predictive Empirical Model for Pricing and Resource Allocation Decisions. In ICEC07. Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2007). Pricing and Resource Allocation for Intelligent Trading Agents using Economic Regimes. In ISIS07. Hyderabad, India.
  • Ketter, W., Sodomka, Eric, Agovic, Amrudin, Collins, John & Gini, Maria (2006). Strategic Sales Management in an Autonomous Trading Agent for TAC SCM. In AAAI06 (pp. 1943-1944).
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2005). A Computational Approach to Predicting Economic Regimes in Automated Exchanges. In WITS05 (pp. 147-152).
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2005). Identifying and Forecasting Economic Regimes in TAC SCM. In IJCAI05TADA (pp. 53-60).
  • Ketter, W. (2005). Dynamic Regime Identification and Prediction Based on Observed Behavior in Electronic Marketplaces. In AAAI05 (pp. 1646-1647). Pittsburgh.
  • Ketter, W., Kryzhnyaya, Elena, Damer, Steven, McMillen, Colin, Agovic, Amrudin, Collins, John & Gini, Maria (2004). Analysis and Design of Supply-Driven Strategies in TAC-SCM. In Workshop: Trading Agent Design and Analysis at Third Int'l Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 44-51).
  • Ketter, W., Kryzhnyaya, Elena, Damer, Steven, McMillen, Colin, Agovic, Amrudin, Collins, John & Gini, Maria (2004). MinneTAC Sales Strategies for Supply Chain TAC. In AAMAS04 (pp. 1372-1373). New York.
  • Ketter, W., Babanov, Alexander & Gini, Maria (2003). An Evolutionary Framework for Studying Behaviors of Economic Agents. In AAMAS03 (pp. 1030-1031). Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ketter, W. (1998). Electrical Design and Electrical Modeling for IC-Packages and Board Connectors. In Thesis (German) (pp. 1-111). University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany.
  • Ketter, Wolfgang, Poutre, Han La, Sadeh, Norman, Shehory, Onn & Walsh, William (2010). Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • van Heck, E. & Ketter, W. (2012). Challenges for Software Agents Supporting Decision- Makers in Trading Flowers Worldwide. In Web Information Systems and Technologies (101) (pp. 32-39). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Groves, William, Collins, John, Ketter, Wolfgang & Gini, Maria (2010). Analyzing market interactions in a multi agent supply chain environment. In Rao Ray, Raghu Santaman, Mike Shaw & Raj Sharman (Eds.), Exploring the grand challenges for next generation E-business: 8th workshop on E-Business, WEB 2009 (pp. 44-58). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Ketter, Wolfgang, Collins, John & Gini, Maria (2009). Coordinating Decisions in a Supply Chain Trading Agent. In Wolfgang Ketter, Han La Poutre, Norman Sadeh, Onn Shehory & William Walsh (Eds.), Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Collins, John, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2008). Flexible Decision Support in a Dyanmic Business Network. In Peter Vervest & Diederik van Liere (Eds.), The Network Factor - Edited Volume of the 3rd Smart Business Network Conference (pp. 233-246). Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Ketter, W., Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2008). Strategic Sales Management Guided By Economic Regimes. In Peter Vervest, Eric van Heck, Kenneth Preiss & Louis-Francois Pau (Eds.), Edited Volume of the 2nd Smart Business Network Initiative Discovery Event (pp. 245-264). Springer Verlag.
  • Ketter, Wolfgang, Collins, John, Gini, Maria, Gupta, Alok & Schrater, Paul (2006). Identifying and forecasting economic regimes in TAC SCM. In Han la Poutre, Norman Sadeh & Sverker Janson (Eds.), Agent Mediated Electronic Commerce & Trading Agent Design and Analysis (pp. 113-125). Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  • Babanov, Alexander, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2004). An Evolutionary Framework for Large-scale Experimentation in Multi-agent Systems. In T. Wagner (Ed.), MAS Problem Spaces and Their Implications to Achieving Globally Coherent Behavior. Kluwer.
  • Babanov, Alexander, Ketter, W. & Gini, Maria (2003). An Evolutionary Approach for Studying Heterogenous Strategies in Electronic Markets. In G..Di.Marzo Serugendo, A. Karageorgos, O..F. Rana & F. Zambonelli (Eds.), Engineering Self-Organising Applications (ESOA 2003) (pp. 157-168). LNCS 2977, Springer Verlag.
  • Ketter, W. (2007, Januari 21). Identification and Prediction of Economic Regimes to Guide Decision Making in Multi-Agent Marketplaces. University of Minnesota (University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities, USA). Prom./coprom.: Maria Gini & Alok Gupta.
  • Ketter, W. (2014). Envisioning Sustainable Smart Markets and Enabling Sustainable Smart Markets; Impactful Business Cases (2014, juni 20). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management.
  • Kahlen, M.T., Ketter, W. & Dalen, J. van (2014). Balancing with Electric Vehicles: A Profitable Business Model. In Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-15). Tel Aviv, Israel.[go to publisher's site]
  • Kahlen, M.T. & Ketter, W. (2014). Aggregating Electric Cars to Sustainable Virtual Power Plants: The Value of Flexibility in Future Electricity Markets. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15). Austin, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Valogianni, K., Ketter, W., Collins, J. & Zhdanov, D. (2014). Enabling Sustainable Smart Homes: An Intelligent Agent Approach. In ICIS: International Conference on Information Systems. Forthcoming.
  • Ketter, W. (2012). The future for energy markets. RSM Insight, 9(1), 5-7.

Editorial positions

  • Information Systems Research

    Associate Editor

  • MIS Quarterly

    Associate Editor

  • Wirtschaftsinformatik

    Associate Editor

  • Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

    Associate Editor

Past courses

Open PhD Position in Business Information Management

The ERIM-LIS (Business Processes, Logistics, and Information Systems) research program consists of three main research themes: (i) Supply Chain Management; (ii) Business Information Management, and (iii) Innovation Management. The reader of this project description on Business Information Management is encouraged to visit the other project descriptions within the LIS-program as well.

The aim of the ERIM-LIS research group is to be at the forefront of the developments in its domain and to make major contributions both to management science and to management practice. The research aims to contribute significantly to the leading role of the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe and as an innovative country. Much of the research is inspired by business challenges, and by the new opportunities of innovative information and communication systems, and technologies.

The research in the ERIM-LIS program is inter-disciplinary, integrating both quantitative and empirical research methods. Around the main research themes several research centres have been built (e.g. Smart Port, Behavioural Operations, Closed Loop Supply Chains, Optimization in Public Transport, Procurement, Future Energy Business, and Data Science and Business Analytics), which are used to focus the research, to acquire external funding, and to disseminate the research findings.

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Office: T09-07
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Work in progress

Hogenboom, A.C., Ketter, W., van Dalen, J., Kaymak, U., Collins, J. & Gupta, A. (2014). Dynamic Pricing in Multi-Agent Supply Chain Markets using Economic Regimes. Decision Sciences.

Latest publication

Eymann, T., Kundisch, D., Recker, J., Bernstein, A., Gebauer, J., Günther, O., Ketter, W., zur Mühlen, M. & Riemer, K. (2014). Should I Stay or Should I Go The Challenges and Opportunities of Moving Between University Systems. Wirtschaftsinformatik.