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Multi-Agent Systems for Traffic and Transportation Engineering

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The Handbook of Research on Multi-Agent Systems for Traffic and Transportation Engineering provides a unique compendium of research covering topics such as transportation system designs and techniques to optimize existing networks. This authoritative reference offers a compilation of chapters with innovative methods and systems written by leading international researchers.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. List of Reviewers
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgment
  5. Reproducing Traffic
    1. Adaptation and Congestion in a Multi-Agent System to Analyse Empirical Traffic Problems: Concepts and a Case Study of the Road User Charging Scheme at the Upper Derwent Valley, Peak District National Park
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE STUDY SITE DESCRIPTION
      4. APPROACH OF THIS STUDY
      5. FOUR MODULES OF THE MAS SIMULATION MODEL
      6. DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF AGENTS
      7. SIMULATION RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. FURTHER READINGS
      13. ENDNOTES
    2. A Multi-Agent Modeling Approach to Simulate Dynamic Activity-Travel Patterns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE FRAMEWORK
      4. ILLUSTRATION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
    3. MATSim-T: Architecture and Simulation Times
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. OVERVIEW
      4. 3. TRAFFIC FLOW SIMULATION
      5. 4. SCORING AND PLANS SELECTION
      6. 5. PLANS VARIATION (RE-PLANNING)
      7. 6. SYSTEMATIC RELAXATION OF THE EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM
      8. 7. INITIAL INDIVIDUAL DEMAND MODELING
      9. 8. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
      10. REFERENCES
    4. TRASS: A Multi-Purpose Agent-Based Simulation Framework for Complex Traffic Simulation Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE TRASS CONCEPT
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
    5. Applying Situated Agents to Microscopic Traffic Modelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ENVIRONMENT AS AN INTERACTION MEANS
      4. OVERVIEW OF THE SYSTEM
      5. ILLUSTRATIVE SCENARIOS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    6. Fundamentals of Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      4. MODELLING OF PEDESTRIAN DYNAMICS
      5. VALIDATION AND EXTENSION OF CA MODELS
      6. APPLICATION OF MODELS
      7. CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES
      8. REFERENCES
    7. "Social Potential" Models for Modeling Traffic and Transportation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT SP MODELS
      5. COGNITIVE BEHAVIORS
      6. ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. Towards Simulating Cognitive Agents in Public Transport Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE PROCESS OF NAVIGATION
      4. 3. COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF NAVIGATION AND WAYFINDING
      5. 4. CASE STUDY ZÜRICH REGENSBERGBRÜCKE
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. REFERENCES
  6. Intelligent Traffic Management and Control
    1. An Unmanaged Intersection Protocol and Improved Intersection Safety for Autonomous Vehicles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REMOVING THE INTERSECTION MANAGER
      4. MITIGATING CATASTROPHIC FAILURES
      5. RELATED WORK
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Valuation-Aware Traffic Control: The Notion and the Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINITIONS
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. INTERSECTION-CONTROL PERSPECTIVE
      7. DRIVER-ASSISTANCE PERSPECTIVE
      8. EVALUATION
      9. APPLICATION SCENARIOS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
    3. Learning Agents for Collaborative Driving
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SURVEY OF COLLABORATIVE DRIVING SYSTEMS BASED ON AGENT TECHNOLOGY
      4. LEARNING AND AGENTS
      5. DESIGN OF COLLABORATIVE DRIVING AGENTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Traffic Congestion Management as a Learning Agent Coordination Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. EXPERIMENTS
      5. 4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    5. Exploring the Potential of Multiagent Learning for Autonomous Intersection Control
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESERVATION-BASED INTERSECTION CONTROL
      4. LEARNING TO COORDINATE
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    6. New Approach to Smooth Traffic Flow with Route Information Sharing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. TRAFFIC FLOW MODEL
      4. 3. ROUTE CHOICE MECHANISMS
      5. 4. MULTIAGENT SIMULATION
      6. 5. DISCUSSION
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. 7. REFERENCES
    7. Multiagent Learning on Traffic Lights Control: Effects of Using Shared Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REINFORCEMENT LEARNING WITH SHARED INFORMATION IN TRAFFIC LIGHTS CONTROL
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  7. Logistics and Air Traffic Management
    1. The Merit of Agents in Freight Transport
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE SURVEY
      4. VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM
      5. AGENT-BASED APPROACH
      6. ON-LINE OPTIMIZATION APPROACH
      7. COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Analyzing Transactions Costs in Transport Corridors Using Multi Agent-Based Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION COST THEORY
      4. 3. COMPONENTS OF A TRANSPORT CORRIDOR
      5. 4. ARCHITECTURE FOR SIMULATING TRANSPORT CORRIDOR CHOICES
      6. 5. SIMULATION DESIGN AND MODEL
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    3. A Multi-Agent Simulation of Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. ADDITIONAL READING REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors
  10. Index