Travel behaviour applied in freight transportation using intelligent products

Dionysios Kola, Vaggelis Giannikas, Duncan McFarlane

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Abstract

The route planning problem for an order in freight transportation involves the selection of the best route for its transportation given a set of options that the network can offer. In its adaptive (or dynamic) version, the problem deals with the planning of a new route for an order while it is actually in transit typically because part or all of its pre-selected route is blocked or disrupted. In the intelligent product approach we are proposing, an order would be capable of identifying and evaluating such new routes in an automated manner and choosing the most preferable one without the intervention of humans. Because such approaches seek to mirror (and then automate) human decision making, in this paper we seek to identify new ways for dynamic route planning in industrial logistics inspired by the way people make similar decisions about their journey when they travel in multi-modal networks. We propose a new simulation game as a methodological tool for capturing their travel behaviour and we use it in this study. The results show that a simulation game can be used for capturing strategies and tactics of travellers and that intelligent products can provide a proper platform for the usage of such strategies in freight logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012 - Marseille, France
Duration: 6 Dec 20128 Dec 2012

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/12/128/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Kola, D., Giannikas, V., & McFarlane, D. (2012). Travel behaviour applied in freight transportation using intelligent products. In 2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012 [6417890] (2nd International Conference on Communications Computing and Control Applications, CCCA 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/CCCA.2012.6417890