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    To Instructors

    If you are already familiar with Imaras registration procedures and set up, you may go directly to the Group Information Form. This allows for a timely setup, the same starting date, and pairing with groups from other countries. We organize negotiations every 5-8 weeks. If you are using Imaras for the first time, we recommend reviewing the Instructor's Synopsis. It is a comprehensive review of registration procedures, information about cases and other useful information.

    To Web Surfers

    To try Imaras you need to fill in a short auction request form.

    Bidding via imaras

    Imaras© (InterNeg multi-attribute reverse auction system) is an online auction system powered by Invite©. It has been developed for teaching and research purposes. We collect and analyse information generated during auctions. We also ask users to fill in two questionnaires. Under no circumstances, however, do we provide or allow access to individual records nor do we disclose any information about any users (e.g., their names or email addresses).

    Our users find the system easy and fun to use. They have enjoyed discussions on the Web with unknown opponents. They were able to use different strategies, learn more about auctions and auction support, and work on their communication and auction skills.

    Please use Mozilla Firefox 3.5 (or above) or Google Chrome with monitor resolution 1280*1024 (or above).

    Before you begin your auctions

    Please read about the Imaras system and multi-attribute auctions conducted via Imaras:

  • A very short note on Imaras bidding process;
  • A more detailed discussion on multiattribute auctions and bidding;
  • A brief introduction of the Imaras system;
  • An example that illustrates Imaras features;
  • A handout for an explanation of the main steps and actions for using Imaras.
  • A video that demonstrats the use of Imaras and its features.
  • Read an e-procurement teaching note.
  • And remember that we have prepared FAQ and Glossary pages for you.

    If you decide to use Imaras, please note that we will pair you with someone who wishes to negotiate with you. Check your email everyday and please do not reply to the email which you receive from the Imaras system; you need to log in negotiate; to make offers and send messages.

    Participate in Invite experiments

    As the part of the Maran research project, we conduct several laboratory experiments. Interested groups or individuals in Montreal may please contact with us at: invitejmsb.concordia.ca.