Project-Based Activity Scheduling for Person Agents

This is the third in a series of papers that attempts to cumulatively develop an integrated conceptual framework for modeling both short- and long-run decision-making of persons within a household framework. It is an agent-based, microsimulation framework for modeling in a comprehensive and internally consistent manner for both short-run (daily/weekly) activity/travel scheduling decisions and longer-run “resource management” decisions (change vehicle holdings, change residential location, change employment status/location, etc.) that form the core of land use modeling systems. Both persons and households are viewed as decision-making units (DMUs), where a DMU is defined as an intelligent agent that is capable of: perceiving the world around it; acquiring and using resources; scheduling its activities; and acting into world. The objective of this paper is develop the specification of the project and scheduler decision management agents (DMAs) and the project-schedule interface. It begins with definitions of key terms, design and assumptions. Data to support model estimation are briefly reviewed and the bulk of the paper then deals with the specification of the project and scheduler agents and their interaction. Major issues include: the overall scheduling process; generating activity episodes; determining episode attributes; and the role of utility within the scheduling process. The paper concludes with discussion of future work required to develop an operational model.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 565-584
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and Traffic Theory. Flow, Dynamics and Human Interaction. 16th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory

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  • Accession Number: 01002779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080446809
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2005 9:43AM