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Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2019)
Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos. In Proceedings of the 33rd International ECMS Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2019, (296-302). https://doi.org/10.7148/2019-0296
Complex routing problems, such as vehicle routing problems with additional constraints, are both hard to solve and hard to express in a form that is accessible to the human ex...

Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., & Guckert, M. (2019)
Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3300111.3300114
Implementing solutions for optimisation problems with general purpose high-level programming languages is a time consuming task that can only be carried out by professional so...

A new rich vehicle routing problem model and benchmark resource

Conference Proceeding
Sim, K., Hart, E., Urquhart, N. B., & Pigden, T. (2018)
A new rich vehicle routing problem model and benchmark resource. In Advances in Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control in Engineering and Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89988-6_30
We describe a new rich VRP model that captures many real-world constraints, following a recently proposed taxonomy that addresses both scenario and problem physical characteri...

Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., Farrenkopf, T., & Guckert, M. (2018)
Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques. In Y. Demazeau, B. An, J. Bajo, & A. Fern√°ndez-Caballero (Eds.), Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection. PAAMS 2018, 187-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_15
Creating multi-agent simulations is a challenging task often requiring programming skills at the professional software developer level. Model driven methods of software develo...

A Domain-Specific Language For Routing Problems

Conference Proceeding
Hoffmann, B., Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Farrenkopf, T., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2018)
A Domain-Specific Language For Routing Problems. In L. Nolle, A. Burger, C. Tholen, J. Werner, & J. Wellhausen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATIONhttps://doi.org/10.7148/2018-0262
Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs) are commonly used as benchmark optimisation problems and they also have many applications in industry. Using agent-based approaches to solve VR...

Demo paper: AGADE - Scalability of ontology based agent simulations

Conference Proceeding
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. B., & Wells, S. (2016)
Demo paper: AGADE - Scalability of ontology based agent simulations. In Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection, 256-259. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39324-7_25
Simulations of real world scenarios often require considerably large numbers of agents. With increasing level of detail and resolution in the underlying models machine limitat...

Multi-Modal employee routing with time windows in an urban environment.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B., Hart, E., & Judson, A. (2015)
Multi-Modal employee routing with time windows in an urban environment. In Proceedings of the 2015 Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms Conference, (1503-1504). https://doi.org/10.1145/2739482.2764649
An urban environment provides a number of challenges and opportunities for organisations faced with the task of scheduling a mobile workforce. Given a mixed set of public and ...

Creating optimised employee travel plans.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B. & Hart, E. (2014)
Creating optimised employee travel plans

Optimising the scheduling and planning of urban milk deliveries.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. B. (2015)
Optimising the scheduling and planning of urban milk deliveries. In A. M. Mora, & G. Squillero (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computation, (604-615). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16549-3_49
This paper investigates the optimisation of the delivery of dairy products to households in three urban areas. The requirement for the optimisation to be part of the existing ...

AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated

Conference Proceeding
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Hoffmann, B., & Urquhart, N. B. (2014)
AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated. In J. Muller, M. Weyrich, & A. Bazzan (Eds.), Multiagent System Technologies, (234-250). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11584-9_16
In this paper we will demonstrate how BDI agents can be used to model individuals as participants in social structures where they act as potential buyers in a simple mobile ph...