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Title: An agent-based simulation framework for modelling traffic demand in Flanders
Authors: RAMAEKERS, Katrien
BELLEMANS, Tom
JANSSENS, Davy
WETS, Geert
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: EUROSIS, GHENT UNIV, COUPURE LINKS 653, GHENT, B-9000, BELGIUM
Citation: Bertelle, Cyrille & Ayesh, Aladdin (Ed.) ESM 2008: The 2008 European Simulation and Modelling Conference - Modelling and Simulation ‘2008. p. 226-229.
Abstract: Modelling traffic pattern has always been a, major area of concern in transportation research. A custom agent-based simulation framework is developed to model travel behaviour in the region of Flanders (Belgium). The framework uses an activity-based approach to model traffic demand. The major idea behind activity-based models is that travel demand is derived from the activities that. individuals and households need or wish to perform. Activity-based models lead to more realistic traffic forecasts and as a result of this, the impact of transport on environment., traffic safety and health can be predicted more accurately. Activity data for the framework is provided by a large scale survey, conducted on 2500 households in the study area. The agent-based simulation model consists of over six million agents., one for each inhabitant, to represent the Flemish population. A modular design is used in order to manage complexity easily and to update and/or replace functionalities easily.
Notes: [Ramaekers, Katrien; Bellemans, Tom; Janssens, Davy; Wets, Geert] Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9547
Link to publication: http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=taxonomy/term/58#ESM
ISI #: 000264749400033
ISBN: 978-90-77381-44-1
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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