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Agent Based Simulation Architecture for Evaluating Operational Policies in Transshipping Containers [chapter]

Lawrence Henesey, Paul Davidsson, Jan A. Persson
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
An agent based simulator for evaluating operational policies in the transshipment of containers in a container terminal is described.  ...  We use real data from a container terminal, for evaluating eight transshipment policies.  ...  The SimPort model was used to evaluate revised stacking configurations for the yard and the transshipment operational policies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11872283_7 fatcat:qxunlqjozfex7n5qsvaqdbs2vy

Agent based simulation architecture for evaluating operational policies in transshipping containers

Lawrence Henesey, Paul Davidsson, Jan A. Persson
2008 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
An agent based simulator for evaluating operational policies in the transshipment of containers in a container terminal is described.  ...  We use real data from a container terminal, for evaluating eight transshipment policies.  ...  The SimPort model was used to evaluate revised stacking configurations for the yard and the transshipment operational policies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-008-9044-y fatcat:7w7iy6ze5jfkbn2xjyoqvkdsuy

Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems Modelling Distributed Multi-Agent Control of Intermodal Container Terminals [chapter]

Guido Maione
2008 Robotics Automation and Control  
Conclusion A MAS architecture was proposed for controlling operations in intermodal container terminal systems. The autonomous agents are represented as atomic DEVS components.  ...  Fig. 5 shows a snapshot of a discrete-event simulation made in this condition (2 ships in quay in the schematic view of the terminal), by using a conventional centralized control architecture, based on  ...  The aim of the book was to point out interactions among various fields of interests in spite of diversity and narrow specializations which prevail in the current research.  ... 
doi:10.5772/5827 fatcat:eywcfcnme5dyhgfvoga2yd226e

Survey of approaches for integrated control of intermodal container terminals

R. J. H. A. van Zijverden, R. R. Negenborn
2012 Proceedings of 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control  
This poses significant challenges for operational control, in particular as disturbances (e.g., due to bad weather conditions, congestion, breakdown of equipment) will have a larger impact.  ...  Keywords-Maritime container terminals, intermodal transport networks, integrated operational control. I.  ...  This research is supported by the VENI project "Intelligent multi-agent control for flexible coordination of transport hubs" (project 11210) of the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, a subdivision of the  ... 
doi:10.1109/icnsc.2012.6204893 dblp:conf/icnsc/ZijverdenN12 fatcat:ur2lnuszffdi3obtb4cjqwyq4a

Cooperative reinforcement learning in topology-based multi-agent systems

Dan Xiao, Ah-Hwee Tan
2011 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Topology-based multi-agent systems (TMAS), wherein agents interact with one another according to their spatial relationship in a network, are well suited for problems with topological constraints.  ...  We have applied the proposed cooperative learning strategy to a class of reinforcement learning agents known as temporal difference-fusion architecture for learning and cognition (TD-FALCON).  ...  In our simulation system, all the transshipment nodes are simulated by software running on the same computer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-011-9183-4 fatcat:lfx3ehrvi5eexnxezd6l44uapy

Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Transport

Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea E. Rizzoli, Petra Funk
2002 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
Given the schedule of train connections among the terminals, an agent-based system, the Intermodal Transport Planner (ITP) books ITUs on trains and assigns trucks to deliver them to the source terminal  ...  and to pick them up in the destination terminal.  ...  We also wish wish to thank: Cosimo Epifani and Adriano Alessandrini for their contributions in the experimentation with the PLATFORM simulation module, Hans-Jürgen Bürckert, Gero Vierke,Volker Rueckel,  ... 
doi:10.1177/0037549702078005551 fatcat:yjg5zw6xgjh4be7wv6xrkknjkq

Multi-agent-based Fuzzy Dispatching for Trucks at Container Terminal

Meng Yu, Yanwei Zhang
2010 International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications  
matched with multiple CTs. n this paper, Multi-agent system (MAS) is used as the basis for an intelligent dispatch system.  ...  This study discusses how to dispatch CTs by utilizing information about pickup and delivery locations and time in future delivery tasks based on dynamic dispatching strategy in which multiple tasks are  ...  Degano and Pellegrino 10 apply agents in operating cycles called export, import, and transshipment in an intermodal container terminal.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijisa.2010.02.06 fatcat:jg4xmnxqwrgr5hbwb7mvw6goyi

A Sequential Optimization-Simulation Approach for Planning the Transition to the Low Carbon Freight System with Case Study in the North Island of New Zealand

Patricio Gallardo, Rua Murray, Susan Krumdieck
2021 Energies  
Complementarily, Anylogic software was used to build a GIS-based discrete event simulation model and set up different experiments to enhance the solution offered by the network analysis.  ...  In this study, the interdisciplinary transition innovation, management and engineering (InTIME) methodology was used for the conceptualization, redesign and redevelopment of the existing freight systems  ...  The architecture of the simulation model allows analysts to set up different experiments, defined by the availability of resources, network configuration and agent attributes.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14113339 fatcat:jfq245quprg2favtfzpvc5fpny

A decision support system for modelling and implementing the supply network configuration and operations scheduling problem in the machine tool industry

Julien Maheut, Juan Manuel Besga, Jone Uribetxebarria, Jose P. Garcia-Sabater
2013 Production planning & control (Print)  
A multiagent-based simulator evaluates the different key performance indicators that the supply network deals with for each alternative solution (e.g., workload, profits, delivery times, etc.) to determine  ...  A decision support system for modelling and implementing the supply network configuration and operations scheduling problem in the machine tool industry.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the EWG-DSS and their four expert anonymous referees as well as the guest editorial board for their useful suggestions and criticism on earlier versions of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09537287.2013.798087 fatcat:7gkdu26iefgwrcixflhtlfrmgm

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Assessing Intermodal and Synchromodal Resilience from a Decentralized Perspective

Tomas Ambra, An Caris, Cathy Macharis
2019 Sustainability  
The model captures stochastic parallel processes for each mode, and simulates decentralized delivery performance of each order in terms of cost, time and emissions at an operational level.  ...  This paper introduces a computational model which computes movements of agents in geographically referenced space.  ...  The order agent is then transshipped to a truck for last-mile delivery.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11061765 fatcat:tybrd335ofchja23evyvgbaxke

A large-scale, agent-based simulation of metropolitan freight movements with passenger and freight market interactions

Monique Stinson, Joshua Auld, Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
The framework is implemented within POLARIS, a C++-based Planning and Operations Language for Agent-based Regional Integrated Simulation, which consists of an activity-based modeling (ABM) and dynamic  ...  The framework is implemented within POLARIS, a C++-based Planning and Operations Language for Agent-based Regional Integrated Simulation, which consists of an activity-based modeling (ABM) and dynamic  ...  Government retains for itself, and others acting on its behalf, a paid-up, nonexclusive, irrevocable worldwide license in said article to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.03.157 fatcat:uzhmma2djvd2tc7x4q776xgwgu

EVALUATING OPERATING DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT USING A HYBRID SIMULATION APPROACH

Tarak A. Housein, Amer A Boushaala
2010 ERJ. Engineering Research Journal  
The developed approach is described in detail for the analysis of supply chains. The results from experiments that demonstrate the benefits of the proposed architecture are discussed and presented.  ...  This paper presents an innovative hybrid simulation modeling approach developed for supply chains.  ...  For this purpose an XML-based prototype for modeling and simulating cooperative scenarios in supply chains is introduced, and illustrated its flexible architecture and the interaction between modeled scenarios  ... 
doi:10.21608/erjm.2010.67329 fatcat:bm4zdivoevgmzhmtdd5aeawhwe

Spatial Modeling using Agents

Navonil Mustafee
2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
The work presented in this paper describes an agent-based approach to spatial modeling through the use of a case study in container loading.  ...  Multi-Agent Simulation (MAS) is increasingly being used for modeling systems that comprise of autonomous and interacting system components.  ...  Henesey, Davidsson and Persson (2006) report on the use of the SimPort MAS tool to evaluate eight transshipment policies.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/Mustafee12 fatcat:k6e6d3hcazajfnmrosswx3cqda

Port Performance Evaluation and Selection in the Physical Internet

Patrick B.M. Fahim, Jafar Rezaei, Benoit Montreuil, Lorant Tavasszy
2021 Transport Policy  
We propose two distinct autonomous decision-makers for port performance evaluation and selection in the PI: intelligent containers and vessels.  ...  For those investing in or operating port systems, it is important to understand whether different service quality aspects will be important in this future system, compared to today.  ...  In addition, we would like to sincerely thank all interviewees and respondents for their invaluable contributions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.07.013 fatcat:wly567f6fbfsdhgo5pv6kmn5ta

Container terminal operation and operations research - a classification and literature review

Stefan Vo�, Robert Stahlbock, Dirk Steenken
2004 OR spectrum  
In this paper we describe and classify the main logistics processes and operations in container terminals and present a survey of methods for their optimization.  ...  In the last four decades the container as an essential part of a unitload-concept has achieved undoubted importance in international sea freight transportation.  ...  Different operational patterns are represented in four scenarios for performance evaluation by simulation experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00291-003-0157-z fatcat:uhkyfwvd6rdabmkeyocroe2hly
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