Title: Agent models to control complexity in multi modal transport
Authors: Bernaer, Stijn
De Causmaecker, Patrick
Vanden Berghe, Greet
Vermeulen, Tijs #
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Host Document: ECUMICT pages:73-83
Conference: ECUMICT edition:2 location:Gent date:30-31 March 2006
Abstract: We present a Multi-Agent System for communication in the transport
sector. It is part of an ‘Intelligent Communication Platform for
Multi Modal Transport’ that is called MamMoeT. The motivation for
a communication platform stems from the observed need for support
in maintaining evolving partnerships as well as for the establishment
of new partnerships. We observed a lack of commonly accepted tools
to obtain quantifiable and live information. Examples are position of
freight and vehicles, expected arrival and waiting times as well as alternative
routes and transport modes. Multi-Agent Systems provide
appropriate models for the communication platform. In the transport
sector, which is distributed by nature, models with autonomous
agents representing each of the logistic players match better to the requirements
than one central information system would. The presented
model explicitly addresses the transparency and privacy issues in order
to increase the level of acceptance of this type of software platform.
We introduce three models: an agent model, a privacy model and a
communication model and elaborate upon negotiation, communication
and cooperation skills of the agents.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AC
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
Computer Science, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Faculty of Science, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Computer Science Technology TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Technologiecluster Computerwetenschappen
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