Integrating Multi-agent System and Microsimulation for Dynamic Modeling of Urban Freight Transport

Authors

  • Cristian G. Gómez-Marín
    Affiliation

    Department of Quality and Production Engineering, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Science, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Cra 76A # 32A -73 Medellín, Colombia

  • Jose David Mosquera-Tobón ORCID
    Affiliation

    Zhaw School of Engineering, Institute of Applied Information Technology, University of Applied Sciences, Technikumstrasse 9, 8401 Winterthur, Switzerland

  • Conrado Augusto Serna-Urán ORCID
    Affiliation

    Department of Quality and Production Engineering, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Science, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Cra 76A # 32A -73 Medellín, Colombia

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.21024

Abstract

This work aims to apply an integration between a multi-agent system and microsimulation to take advantage of the large amount of data generated in urban freight transport to improve the overall performance of the urban supply chain without forgetting the principles of autonomy that govern each of its actors, responding to the different dynamic scenarios that may arise in the operational context. The integration framework produces a satisfactory communication process in those modeling methods measured by two indexes: throughput and latency. The results of this integration show a robust response to dynamic scenarios and allow reacting to the different quantity of changes without dismissing the search for optimum solutions.

Keywords:

multi-agent systems, microsimulation, hybrid simulation, information management, urban freight transportation

Published Online

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Gómez-Marín, C. G., Mosquera-Tobón, J. D., Serna-Urán, C. A. (2023) Integrating Multi-agent System, Microsimulation for Dynamic Modeling of Urban Freight Transport, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 51(4), pp. 409–416. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.21024

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