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Main Title: Computation of Location Choice of Secondary Activities in Transportation Todels with Cooperative Agents
Author(s): Marchal, Fabrice
Nagel, Kai
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: Activity-based models in Transportation Science focus on the description of human trips and activities. We address the modeling of the spatial decision for so-called secondary activities: given both home and work locations, where do individuals perform activities such as shopping and leisure? The simulation of these decisions using random utility models requires a full enumeration of the possible outcomes. For large data sets, it becomes computationally unfeasible because of the combinatorial complexity. To overcome this limitation, we propose a model where agents have limited, accurate information about a small subset of the overall spatial environment. Agents are inter-connected by a social network through which they can exchange information. This approach has several advantages compared to the explicit simulation of a standard random utility model: a) it computes plausible choice sets in reasonable computing times b) it can be easily extended to integrate further empirical evidence about travel behavior and c) it provides a useful framework to study the propagation of any newly available information. The paper emphasizes the computational efficiency of the approach for real-world examples.
Issue Date: 2005
Date Available: 27-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): travel behavior
social connection
location choice
cooperative agent
secondary activity
Proceedings Title: Applications of Agent Technology in Traffic and Transportation
Editor: Klügl, Franziska
Bazzan, Anna
Ossowski, Sascha
Publisher: Birkhäuser-Verlag
Publisher Place: Basel
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/3-7643-7363-6_10
Page Start: 153
Page End: 164
ISBN: 978-3-7643-7258-3
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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