SIM-MADARP: An agent-based tool for dial-a-ride simulation

Makarena Donoso, Daniel Sandoval, Claudio Cubillos

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This work presents an agent based system devoted to the simulation of passenger transportation scenarios. The architecture is build over a system, called MADARP, devoted to the implementation of concrete passenger transportation planning Systems. The transportation type considered by the system is the demand-responsive one, that is, a flexible approach in which trips requests are tacked online and scheduled over a set of available vehicles. The simulator allows diverse scenarios by varying the geographical network, the requests, and the set of vehicles. By managing diverse eventualities, it gives dynamicity to the simulation, such as, delays of vehicles, clients' no-show and vehicles' breakdowns, among others. The general design is depicted using the PASSI methodology, together with its implementation over the Jade agent platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems - 12th International Conference, PRIMA 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2009
Event12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2009 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5925 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Principles of Practice in Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2009


  • Agent simulation
  • Dynamic Dial a Ride Problem
  • Multiagent System
  • Passenger Transportation


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