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Title: Agent-based Simulation Model for Long-term Carpooling: Effect of Activity Planning Constraints
Authors: HUSSAIN, Iftikhar
Galland, S.
YASAR, Ansar
WETS, Geert
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Procedia Computer Science 52, p.412-419
Series/Report: Procedia Computer Science
Series/Report no.: 52
Abstract: In order to commute by carpooling, individuals need to communicate, negotiate and coordinate, and in most cases adapt their daily schedule to enable cooperation. Through negotiation, agents (individuals) can reach complex agreements in an iterative way, which meets the criteria for the successful negotiation. The procedure of negotiation and trip execution in the long-term carpooling consists of a number of steps namely; (i) decision to carpool, (ii) exploration and communication, (iii) negotiation, (iv) coordination and schedule adaptation, (v) long term trip execution (carpooling), (vi) negotiation during carpooling and (vii) carpool termination and exploration for new carpool. This paper presents a conceptual design of an agent-based model (ABM) of a set of candidate carpoolers. A proof of concept implementation is presented. The proposed model is used for simulating the interactions between autonomous agents. The model enables communication to trigger the negotiation process; it measures the effect of pick-drop and shopping activities on the carpooling trips. Carpooling for commuting is simulated: we consider a set of two intermediate trips (home-to-work and work-to-home) for the long-term carpooling. Schedule adaptation during negotiation depends on personal preferences. Trip timing and duration are crucial factors. We carried out a validation study of our results with real data (partial) collected in Flanders, Belgium. Simulation results show the effect of constraining activities on the carpooling trips. The future research will mainly focus on enhancing the mechanisms for communication and negotiation between agents.
Notes: Hussain, I (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst IMOB, Wetenschapspk 5 Bus 6, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. iftikhar.hussain@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18885
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.006
ISI #: 000361567100050
ISSN: 1877-0509
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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