Optimization analysis of multiservice architecture concepts in road transport telematics

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Gideon Mbiydzenyuy, Jan Persson, Paul Davidsson
Title: Optimization analysis of multiservice architecture concepts in road transport telematics
Journal: Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning and Operations
Year: 2012
Volume: 16
Issue: 4
Pagination: 197-210
ISSN: 1547-2450
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI/DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2012.710159
ISI number: 000310607300003
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
Language: English
Abstract: Transport telematic systems, also known as intelligent transportation systems, can be expensive to implement but the services they provide may offer substantial benefits. However, what services the system can provide depends on the architectural choices made, which also affects the cost of the system. We propose an optimization model to support a more informed decision before investing in a multiple service transport telematic system. The model evaluates the possible choices of services and architectures, and aims to maximize the total net societal benefit. We argue that the optimization model can provide support for strategic decisions by highlighting the consequences of adopting different system architectures, including both societal value and cost. This can be useful for decision makers, such as governments, road transport telematic service providers, and commercial road freight transport operators.
Subject: Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Computersystems
Keywords: Architecture; Evaluation; Integer Linear Programming; Modeling; Optimization; Transport Telematic Service