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Title: Agent-based Negotiation Model for Long-term Carpooling: A Flexible Mechanism for Trip Departure Times
Authors: Hussain, Iftikhar
Knapen, Luk
Khan, Muhammad Arsalan
Bellemans, Tom
Janssens, Davy
Wets, Geert
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: WIT Press
Citation: Proceedings of Urban Transport 2015 - Urban Transport XXI
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, individuals (agents) can reach complex agreements in an iterative. The success of negotiation highly depends on the lifestyle factors that influence the departure time decision of the individuals. This paper presents a conceptual design of an agent-based model of a set of candidate carpoolers that serves as a proof of concept and is an extension of a simple negotiation model for carpooling. The proposed model extends the previous one by incorporating a more realistic departure time preference function for each agent by taking; (i) traveling, (ii) socio-economic characteristics, and (iii) time pressure factors into account for a specific activity. From the simulation’s discussions, it is possible to portray the real picture of people’s preferences for selecting the optimal departure time. The Janus (multi-agent) platform is used for simulating the interactions of autonomous agents with their agenda. The future research will mainly focus on incorporating different daily activities in addition to work and home activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18889
ISBN: 9781845648985
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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