Workshop on
AGENTS IN TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
@ Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004)

July, 20th, New York, US

Call for Papers   Submission Details   Important Dates   Accepted Papers   Commitees

News: Program now available

MOTIVATION
Building effective and user-friendly transportation systems is one of the big challenges for engineers in the 21st century. The rapid change of location, enabled by plane, high-speed rail, sea and road travel,
has constantly become easier and more natural. These days we travel without any of the difficulties that accompanied taking a trip less than a century ago. All we have to do is to organize and to pick up
the transport mode that comes closest to our objectives. In much the same way, many new opportunities for the delivery of goods are being explored and commercially exploited.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in order to set up visions on how agent technology can be and is used for today's isolated IT-tools so as to model, simulate, and manage large-scale complex transportation systems.

CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite research papers, case studies and practitioners' reports on the implementation and use of Autonomous Agents in all areas related to transportation, traffic and logistics. Besides running real-world applications, we are also interested in papers concerning demonstrators or testbed that are still under development. Conceptual papers and those reporting on particular components of transportation systems are also welcome. A publication of selected papers as a special issue of TR-C is planed. Transportation Research C is one of the most ackowledged journals in this field.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to)

PROGRAM

9:00-10:30 Session 1 - Logistics, scheduling, and decision support (Chair: Ana Bazzan)

Agent-Based Approaches to Transport Logistics
Paul Davidsson, Lawrence Henesey, Linda Ramstedt, Johanna Törnquist, Fredrik Wernstedt (Sweden)

Provisional Agreement Protocol for Global Transportation Scheduling
Don Perugini, Dale Lambert, Leon Sterling, Adrian Pearce (Australia)

Designing Multiagent Decision Support System: The Case of Transportation Management
S. Ossowski, J. L. Pérez de la Cruz, J. Z. Hernández, J. M. Maseda, A. Fernández, A. García-Serrano, M. V. Belmonte, J. M. Serrano (Spain)

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11:00-13:00 Session 2 - User information (Chair: Sascha Ossowski)

Avoiding the Braess Paradox with Information Manipulation
Ana Bazzan, Felipe Boffo, Franziska Klügl (Brazil)

SCATEAgent: Context-Aware Software Agents for Multi-Modal Travel
Martin Griss, Min Yin (USA)

Analysis of the Effect of Route Information Sharing on Reduction of Traffic Congestion
Yamashita Tomohisa, Izumi Kiyoshi, Kurumatani Koichi (Japan)

AI and Transport Demand Modelling: A Multi Agent System Simulation for the Generation of Activity Programs
Guido Rindsfüser, Franziska Klügl, Joerg Freudenstein (Germany)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 3 - Flexible urban and road systems (Chair: Kai Nagel)

Collaborative Driving System Using Teamwork for Platoon Formations
Simon Halle, Brahim Chaib-draa (Canada)

A Test Bed for Multi-Agent Control Systems In Road Traffic Management
Ronald van Katwijk, Bart de Schutter, Hans Hellendoorn, Paul van Koningsbruggen, Sicco Van Gosliga (The Netherlands)

An Experimental Approach to a Real-Time Controlled Traffic Light Multi-Agent Application
Cristina Conde, Ángel Serrano, Licesio J. Rodríguez-Aragón, Jorge Pérez, Enrique Cabello (Spain)

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16:00-17:30 Session 4 - User behavior (Chair: Paul Davidsson)

A Message-Based Framework for Real-World Mobility Simulations
Christian Gloor, Duncan Cavens, Kai Nagel (Switzerland)

Computation of location choice of secondary activities in transportation models with cooperative agents
Fabrice Marchal, Kai Nagel (Switzerland)

Towards a Multi-Agent Traffic Simulation Model
Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti, Ronghui Liu (Portugal) Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti, Ronghui Liu (Portugal)

17:30 Closing of ATT2004

 

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Papers have to be formatted according to AAMAS style with a page limit of max. 10 pages. Here the guidelines for Word can be found. Submission is a three-step process:

  1. Complete the electronic summary submission form available at 
    http://platon.escet.urjc.es/att2004/submission.html
    You will need to provide:
    • Corresponding author details
    • Title, authors, and keywords of the submission
    • Abstract text of the submission
  2. Save the tracking number and  authorization code for your submission obtained upon completion of the summary form
  3. Upload your  paper submission,  in either PDF or gzipped  PostScript format, using your tracking number  and authorization code.
Tracking number and authorization code allow to revise the summary form
information and  to upload modified  versions of the submission. Please
use the tracking number in all future correspondence about your paper. .

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: April, 1st, 2004
Notifications of acceptance/rejection: May, 1st, 2004
Camera-ready copies due: May, 24th, 2004
Workshop Date: July, 20th, 2004

ACCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS

The call-for-papers for this event attracted 23 high quality submissions from 11 different countries, which were fed into the reviewing process. Based on the reviewers' reports, and the unavoidable time and space constraints associated with any event, it was possible to select only 13 of these submissions, an acceptance rate of 57%. In the process, a number of good and interesting papers had to be rejected.

No Title Authors
005 Designing Multiagent Decision Support System: The Case of Transportation Management
S. Ossowski, J. L. Pérez de la Cruz, J. Z. Hernández, J. M. Maseda, A. Fernández, A. García-Serrano, M. V. Belmonte, J. M. Serrano (Spain)
007 A Message-Based Framework for Real-World Mobility Simulations
Christian Gloor, Duncan Cavens, Kai Nagel (Switzerland)
009 Computation of location choice of secondary activities in transportation models with cooperative agents
Fabrice Marchal, Kai Nagel (Switzerland)
010 SCATEAgent: Context-Aware Software Agents for Multi-Modal Travel Martin Griss, Min Yin (USA)
011 Provisional Agreement Protocol for Global Transportation Scheduling
Don Perugini, Dale Lambert, Leon Sterling, Adrian Pearce (Australia)
013 Agent-Based Approaches to Transport Logistics
Paul Davidsson, Lawrence Henesey, Linda Ramstedt, Johanna Törnquist, Fredrik Wernstedt (Sweden)
014 AI and Transport Demand Modelling: A Multi Agent System Simulation for the Generation of Activity Programs Guido Rindsfueser, Franziska Kluegl, Joerg Freudenstein (Germany)
015 Avoiding the Braess Paradox with Information Manipulation
Ana Bazzan, Felipe Boffo, Franziska Klügl (Brazil)
018 An Experimental Approach to a Real-Time Controlled Traffic Light Multi-Agent Application Cristina Conde, Ángel Serrano, Licesio J. Rodríguez-Aragón, Jorge Pérez, Enrique Cabello (Spain)
020 Towards a Multi-Agent Traffic Simulation Model Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti, Ronghui Liu (Portugal)
021 A Test Bed for Multi-Agent Control Systems In Road Traffic Management Ronald van Katwijk, Bart de Schutter, Hans Hellendoorn, Paul van Koningsbruggen, Sicco Van Gosliga (The Netherlands)
023 Analysis of the Effect of Route Information Sharing on Reduction of Traffic Congestion Yamashita Tomohisa, Izumi Kiyoshi, Kurumatani Koichi (Japan)
025 Collaborative Driving System Using Teamwork for Platoon Formations
Simon Halle, Brahim Chaib-draa (Canada)

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Ana L. C. Bazzan, UFRGS (Brazil) -- bazzan[...]inf.ufrgs.br
Franziska Klügl, Universität Würzburg (Germany) -- kluegl[...]informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Sascha Ossowski, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) -- s.ossowski[...]escet.urjc.es

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Eduardo Alonso, City University (UK)              
Vicent Botti, UPV (Spain)
Paul Davidsson, BTH (Sweden)
Hussein Dia, University of Queensland (Australia)
Klaus Fischer, DFKI (Germany)
Claudia Goldman, University of Massachusetts (US)  
Josefa Hernandez, Technical Univ. of Madrid (Spain)
Jürgen Mikat, DLR (Germany)
Kai Nagel, ETHZ (Switzerland)
Eugenio de Oliveira, Universidade de Porto (Portugal)
Joanne K. Penner, University of Calgary (Canada)
Rosaldo Rosetti, Universidade Atlantica, Barcarena (Portugal)
Ralf Schleiffer, DLR (Germany)
Frank Schweitzer, Fraunhofer AIS (Germany)
Joachim Wahle, TraffGo Gmbh (Germany)