The Impact of Information Sharing on Congestion Using Agent-Based Simulation

W. M. Zheng, M. Z. Jin, P. Y. Ren
2014 International Journal of Simulation Modelling  
The number of tourists to recreation areas has increased dramatically, leading to a growing concern about the congestion phenomena in these areas. Since the information provision has been introduced to reduce the congestion, its potential benefits as well as its drawbacks have been discussed controversially. In this work, we address a basic recreation area scenario with different patterns of information sharing and study the impact of them using agent-based simulation, where the tourists are
more » ... elled as agents. Three evaluation indicators are proposed to evaluate the performance of the strategies and both of the positive and negative of information sharing patterns are described.
doi:10.2507/ijsimm13(2)co5 fatcat:a24qyo52m5ga5lhnd2a25xrpoi