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Title: An Organizational-Based Model and Agent-Based Simulation for Co-Traveling at an Aggregate Level
Authors: Hussain, Iftikhar
Khan, Muhammad Arsalan
Fazal Abbas Baqueri, Syed
Shah, Syyed Adnan Raheel
Bashir, Muhammad Khawar
Khan, Mudasser Muneer
Khan, Israr Ali
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 7(12)
Abstract: Carpooling is an environmentally friendly and sustainable emerging traveling mode that enables commuters to save travel time and travel expenses. In order to co-travel, individuals or agents need to communicate, interpret information, and negotiate to achieve co-operation to find matching partners. This paper offers the scheme of a carpooling model for a set of candidate carpoolers. The model is interpreted using an agent-based simulation to analyze several effects of agents' interaction and behavior adaptations. Through communication and negotiation processes, agents can reach dynamic contracts in an iterative manner. The start of the negotiation process relies on the agents' intention to emit an invitation for carpooling. The realization of the negotiation process depends significantly on the departure time choice, on the agents' profile, and on route optimization. The schedule or agenda adaptation relies on the preferences among the realistic schedules of the agents and usually depends on both the participation of the trip and on the time of day. From the considerations, it is possible to reveal the actual representation of the possible carpoolers during the simulated period. Experiments demonstrate the nearly-polynomial relationship between computation time and the number of agents.
Notes: [Hussain, Iftikhar; Khan, Muhammad Arsalan; Baqueri, Syed Fazal Abbas; Shah, Syyed Adnan Raheel] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mobiliteit IMOB, Wetenschapspk 5 Bus 6, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Shah, Syyed Adnan Raheel] Pakistan Inst Engn & Technol, Dept Civil Engn, Multan 66000, Pakistan. [Bashir, Muhammad Khawar] Univ Vet & Anim Sci, Dept Stat & Comp Sci, Lahore 54000, Pakistan. [Khan, Mudasser Muneer] Bahauddin Zakariya Univ, Univ Coll Engn & Technol, Dept Civil Engn, Multan 66000, Pakistan. [Khan, Israr Ali] Namal Coll, Dept Elect Engn, Talagang Rd, Mianwali 42250, Pakistan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/26342
DOI: 10.3390/app7121221
ISI #: 000419175800017
ISSN: 2076-3417
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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