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Distributed Frameworks for Multimedia Applications, International Conference on (2005)
Besan?on, France
Feb. 6, 2005 to Feb. 9, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2273-4
pp: 168-175
Nicolas Marilleau , Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universit? de Franche-Comt?, France
Mobility study is composed by many research areas which one interests us : urban mobility. Urban movement study aims at looking and designing human displacements in an urban environment. In the litterature, two main kinds of mobility are emergent: macroscopic displacements and microscopic movements.<div></div> Our study takes place at the boundary of them. We want to describe human displacements in a city by describing their behaviour. We will use two kinds of tools: Multi-Agent Sytems (MAS) and theories based on probabilistic laws. People behaviours depend on many parameters like social class, geographical location... So we need to look on these elements.<div></div> In this article, we suggest an agent based meta-model which intends to describe displacements of a population in a defined environment: a city. This meta-model is encapsulated in a method which begins by the creation of a theorical mobility model and finishes by the development of a simulator. A toolkit has been created to program this kind of application. It is a multi-agent library which extends MadKit. It keeps the philosophy of the presented meta-model.

N. Marilleau, "An Agent Based Meta-Model For Urban Mobility Modeling," Distributed Frameworks for Multimedia Applications, International Conference on(DFMA), Besan?on, France, 2005, pp. 168-175.
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