AEE Lab Experiments Archive

This page has copies of many of the past and current AEE Lab experiments, along with instructions on how to install and run the experiments yourself.  

All our experiments are developed in Java - and most have the client (the program running on the participant's machine) implemented as a Java Applet, launched via the client loading a webpage. This means that in order to run any of our experiments you will need the to have the Java Run Time environment installed on both the experimental server and on all experiment client machines.

Some of our earlier experiments also require that you have a functional webserver running on your server (to server out the applet webpage to the clients). Our later experiments use an embedded webserver (that is - everything required is built into the experiment server package), which means you do not need to worry web servers.  You simply run the experiment on a computer, and then point a webbrowser on the client machines to that server (more detailed instructions are included with the experiments, but it is a fairly painless process.)

Should you find you need either the Java runtime, or a webserver package, we have included both below, along with instructions on how to install and configure.

  Software Name

  Available Information

Java Run Time Environment (JRE) 1.5

Most AEELab developed software uses Java 1.5 (or later versions.)  You will need administrator rights on the local machine on which you wish to install. If you are unsure if your client machines already have java installed and correctly configured, we have included (see right) a link to a test page. If you conclude you need to install Java, the latest version is always available from www.java.com - we have also included a link to a copy of the (now slightly out of data) Java 1.5 run time environment for Windows.

 

Test page to confirm if you have Java installed - click here 

Download JRE version 1.5 for Windows 

Apache Web Server

The following experiments need you to have a functioning web server on your experiment server machine. There are a number of packages that can be used, but we use the free Apache web server. If you wish to use this, we have included installation instructions and a download link at right:

  • All teaching suite experiments (Posted Offer, Double Auction and OTC)
  • MRET Experiment
  • Ergon Energy MRET Experiment

To install Apache you will need administrator rights on the local machine on which you wish to install.

All other experiments on this page have an embedded web server built into them, and do not need Apache. 

Download Apache 2.2.4 for Windows (Right click and Save Link As)

Installation Instructions

The AEELab Remote Launcher Package (Optional)

The remote launcher package enables you to issue commands to client  machines remotely, allowing you full control over the running of an experiment session from a single machine.

When running experiments using a roomful of client machines, it is often necessary to have the machines run a particular program (such as a web-browser or experiment simulator) simultaneously.

The remote launcher allows you to achieve this, and it also includes a simple scripting language allowing you to run very complex environments with a single key press.


Instructions on how to use the remote launcher

Download Remote Launcher Server

Download Remote Launcher Client

AEE Lab Experiment Archive

Experiment Name

  Available Information

Teaching Suite Experiments - Basic demonstration market types

Posted Offer (Requires Apache Web Server)

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Download Server program (1.2MB)

Download Client Program (1 MB)

Client and Server Installation Instructions

Instructions for Participants

Double Auction (Requires Apache Web Server)

This experiment can run with our without the bid improvement rule,  depending on the version of the client program used. 

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Download Server Program (1.1 MB)

Download Client Program (2.2 MB)

Client and Server Installation Instructions

Instructions for Participants

Over-The-Counter Market (Bilateral Trading)
 (Requires Apache Web Server)

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Download Server Program (1.1 MB)

Download Client Program (1 MB)

Client and Server Installation Instructions

Renewable Energy Experiments

MRET Experiment (Requires Apache Web Server)

  • Public or Private Penalty

  • Resale Value

An experiment examining the impact in the MRET market of inducing the value as either a publicly known penalty, a privately known penalty, or by being able to resell the instrument.

Resale mode means that value is induced in the market from a statement of the form "get these, and you can resell them", while penalty is "get these, or the government will fine you".

This experiment can be run with Banking On or Off.

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Download Server Program (377 KB)

Download Client Program (172 KB)

Client and Server Installation Instructions

Instructions for Participants - Generator (Penalty)

Instructions for Participants - Retailer (Penalty)

Instructions for Participants - Generator (Resale)

Instructions for Participants - Retailer (Resale)

Ergon Energy MRET Experiment (Requires Apache Web Server)

  • Instant Create

  • Delayed Create

  • Enhanced DHW

Version of the MRET experiment used for the "Instant Create versus Delayed Create" experiment and the "Impact of DHW" experiments.

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Download Server Program (540 KB)

Download Client Program (177 KB)

Client and Server Installation Instructions

Instructions for Participants - Generator

Instructions for Participants - Retailer

More Recent Experiments - Embedded Web Server (Do Not Need Apache)

AGL/Alinta Merger Experiment.  Developed in conjunction with the Allen Consulting Group. 

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

Participant Instructions-Retailer
                                                      
Participant Instructions-Pipeline

Download Client/Server Program(6.2 MB)

MISO Electricity Experiment

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available
Download Client / Server Program (7.7 MB) 

Client and Server Installation Instructions

CSIRO SE Landscape Experiment 

Note: A new version of the this experiment will shortly be made available

 



Last Modified: 6th March 2008

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