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Combining macro-level and agent-based modeling for improved freight transport analysis
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
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2014 (English)In: Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier , 2014, Vol. 32, 380-387 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Macro-level models is the dominating type of freight transport analysis models for supporting the decision-making in public authorities. Recently, also agent-based models have been used for this purpose. These two model types have complementing characteristics: macro-level models enable to study large geographic regions in low level of detail, whereas agent-based models enable to study entities in high level of detail, but typically in smaller regions. In this paper, we suggest and discuss three approaches for combining macro-level and agent-based modeling: exchanging data between models, conducting supplementary sub-studies, and integrating macro-level and agent-based modeling. We partly evaluate these approaches using two case studies and by elaborating on existing freight transport analysis approaches based on executing models in sequence.

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Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 32, 380-387 p.
Procedia Computer Science, ISSN 1877-0509
Keyword [en]
Multi-agent-based simulation, Macro-level modeling, Freight transport modeling, Combining models
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6552DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.438ISI: 000361562600046OAI: diva2:834070
5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014), Hasselt, BELGIUM
Available from: 2014-11-20 Created: 2014-08-01 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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