Train schedule coordination at an interchange station through Agent negotiation
Tsang, Chi Wai, Ho, Tin Kin, & Ip, Kwan Ho (2011) Train schedule coordination at an interchange station through Agent negotiation. Transportation Science, 45(2), pp. 258-270.
In open railway markets, coordinating train schedules at an interchange station requires negotiation between two independent train operating companies to resolve their operational conflicts. This paper models the stakeholders as software agents and proposes an agent negotiation model to study their interaction. Three negotiation strategies have been devised to represent the possible objectives of the stakeholders, and they determine the behavior in proposing offers to the proponent. Empirical simulation results confirm that the use of the proposed negotiation strategies lead to outcomes that are consistent with the objectives of the stakeholders.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Agent Negotiation, Open Railway Markets, Schedule Coordination Problem|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Expert Systems (080105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences)|
|Deposited On:||19 May 2011 16:47|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2011 00:36|
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