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Authors: Stefan Edelkamp and Max Gath

Affiliation: University of Bremen, Germany

ISBN: 978-989-8565-38-9

ISSN: 2184-433X

Keyword(s): Operations Research, Decision Making, Multiagent Simulation, Asymmetric TSP, Logistic Processes.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Agents ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems ; Autonomous Systems ; Cooperation and Coordination ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Distributed Problem Solving ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Group Decision Making ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Multi-Agent Systems ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems ; Task Planning and Execution

Abstract: The dynamics and complexity of planning and scheduling processes in groupage traffic require efficient, proactive, and reactive system behavior to improve the service quality while ensuring time and cost efficient transportation. We implemented a multiagent-system to emerge an adequate system behavior and focus on the decision making processes of agents that is based on the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) with aspects like contract time windows, individual restricted capacities of trucks, premium services and varying priorities of dynamically incoming orders. We present an optimal depth-first branch-and-bound asymmetric TSP solver with constraints on tour feasibility and depot reachability at any step of the process. To evaluate our approach, we use established benchmarks as well as its inclusion in a real-life multiagent-based simulation. Simulated scenarios are based on real customer orders of our industrial partner Hellmann Worldwide Logistics GmbH & Co. KG and are applied on real world infrastructures. The results reveal that efficient optimal decision making in multiagent systems increases the service quality and meets the requirements and challenges in logistics. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Edelkamp, S. and Gath, M. (2013). Optimal Decision Making in Agent-based Autonomous Groupage Traffic.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8565-38-9, pages 248-254. DOI: 10.5220/0004256702480254

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title={Optimal Decision Making in Agent-based Autonomous Groupage Traffic},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Optimal Decision Making in Agent-based Autonomous Groupage Traffic
SN - 978-989-8565-38-9
AU - Edelkamp, S.
AU - Gath, M.
PY - 2013
SP - 248
EP - 254
DO - 10.5220/0004256702480254

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