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.