Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Felipe Valencia, José D. López, Alfredo Núñez, Christian Portilla, Luis G. Cortes, Jairo Espinosa et al.
    Pages 1-40
  3. Theodore Tsekeris, Ioannis Katerelos
    Pages 91-111
  4. Anthony E. Ohazulike, Georg Still, Walter Kern, Eric C. van Berkum
    Pages 159-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-220

About this book


Maximizing reader insights into the interactions between game theory, excessive crowding and safety and security elements in traffic and transportation theory, this book establishes a new research angle by illustrating linkages between different research approaches and through laying the foundations for subsequent analysis.

Congestion (excessive crowding) is defined in this work as all kinds of flows; e.g., road/sea/air traffic, people, data, information, water, electricity, and organisms. Analyzing systems where congestion occurs – which may be in parallel, series, interlinked, or interdependent, with flows one way or both ways – this book puts forward new congestion models, breaking new ground by introducing game theory and safety/security.

Addressing the multiple actors who may hold different concerns regarding system reliability; e.g. one or several terrorists, a government, various local or regional government agencies, or others with stakes for or against system reliability, this book describes how governments authorities, and others may have the tools to handle congestion, but that these tools need to be improved whilst additionally ensuring safety and security against various threats.

This game-theoretic analysis sets this book apart from the current congestion literature and ensures that the book will be of use to postgraduates, researchers, 3rd/4th-year undergraduates, policy makers, and practitioners.


Congestion Modelling Excessive Crowding Game Theoretic Analysis of Congestion, Safety and Security Intelligent System Agents System Reliability and Defence

Editors and affiliations

  • Kjell Hausken
    • 1
  • Jun Zhuang
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Dept of Industrial & Systems EngineeringUniversity at Buffalo State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11673-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11674-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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