Multiagent-based Demand Bus simulation for Shanghai

Zhiqiang Liu*, Toru Ishida, Huanye Sheng

*Corresponding author for this work

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8 Citations (Scopus)


Demand Bus System, a new public transportation system, is expected to be a convenient service for special transportation demands to solve more and more serious traffic problems concerning metropolises as Shanghai. Under this background, this paper focuses on evaluating the usability of the demand bus system rather than on the algorithms as the previous researches did. As a useful evaluation tool for achieving this objective, Multi-Agent Based Simulation is used to obtain a better understanding of such system in particular when lacking real applications for a large scale. By using the participatory solution, we propose a multiagent simulation framework to include domain experts, stakeholders, system users, as well as computer scientists to build and modify the computational model directly. The implementation of the prototype system shows that it is easy to build such system from scratch to mega by this mechanism. Initial analysis shows the demand bus system is a convenient service supplement to the fast transportation for community in Shanghai.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMassively Multi-Agent Systems I - First International Workshop, MMAS 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3540269746, 9783540269748
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, MMAS 2004 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2004 Dec 102004 Dec 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3446 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, MMAS 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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