Multi-Agent-Based Simulation for Analysis of Transport Policy and Infrastructure Measures

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Johan Holmgren, Linda Ramstedt, Paul Davidsson, Jan A. Persson
Title: Multi-Agent-Based Simulation for Analysis of Transport Policy and Infrastructure Measures
Journal: Lectur Notes in Computer Science
Conference name: PRIMA 2011 workshop postproceeding
Year: 2012
Publisher: Springer
City: Wollongong
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/com
Authors e-mail: jhm@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper we elaborate on the usage of multi-agent-based simulation (MABS) for quantitative impact assessment of transport policy and infrastructure measures. We provide a general discussion on how to use MABS for freight transport analysis, focusing on issues related to input data management, validation and verification, calibration, output data analysis, and generalization of results. The discussion is built around an agent-based transport chain simulation tool called TAPAS (Transportation And Production Agent-based Simulator) and a simulation study concerning a transport chain around the Southern Baltic Sea.
Subject: Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\General
Keywords: Multi-agent-based simulation, MABS, Multi-agent systems, Supply chain simulation, Freight transportation, Transport policy assessment
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