Simulation Approaches in Transportation Analysis

Recent Advances and Challenges

  • Ryuichi Kitamura
  • Maso Kuwahara

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Simulation Models and Their Application: State of the Art

    1. Michael Florian, Michael Mahut, Nicolas Tremblay
      Pages 1-22
    2. Jaime Barceló, Jordi Casas
      Pages 57-98
    3. Tomer Toledo, Haris Koutsopoulos, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Mithilesh Jha
      Pages 99-130
  3. Applications of Transport Simulation

  4. Representing Traffic Dynamics

    1. Michael Schreckenberg, Andreas Pottmeier, Sigurður F. Hafstein, Roland Chrobok, Joachim Wahle
      Pages 205-233
    2. William Young, Tan Yan Weng
      Pages 235-267
    3. Hirokazu Akahane, Takashi Oguchi, Hiroyuki Oneyama
      Pages 269-300
  5. Representing User Behavior

    1. Takayuki Morikawa, Tomio Miwa, Shinya Kurauchi, Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Kei Kobayashi
      Pages 341-369
    2. Ryuichi Kitamura, Akira Kikuchi, Satoshi Fujii, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
      Pages 371-399

About this book


SIMULATION APPROACHES IN TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS: Recent Advances and Challenges focuses on the latest advanced research on modeling as well as applications of transport simulation, including simulation of vehicle movements on the road, dynamic simulation of traffic flow on transport networks, and simulation of the movement of people in an urban area. Models from the three continents of Europe, North America, and Asia are discussed in detail. Research issues and future directions of transport simulation development are systematically addressed. It is the first book to thoroughly discuss global developments and the broad issues of transport simulation.

Moreover, transport simulation is recognized as the key concept in traffic control and demand management to achieve efficient, safe, and convenient urban transport system. SIMULATION APPROACHES IN TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS: Recent Advances and Challenges will contribute to the development and application of transport simulation methods by:

a) introducing state-of-the-art transport simulation models, methodologies, and examples of their applications,

b) identifying short-term and long-term research issues,

c) assessing promising application areas for simulation, and

d) evaluating the applicability of transport simulation methods to other research areas.

The book will be useful for researchers and graduate students to understand the application of simulation in transport analysis and future research needs. Practitioners will find the book useful for practical issues such as the applicability of simulation methods, their reproducibility, and output interpretation.


Planning Simulation Transport calculus computer science electrical engineering mechanical engineering simulation model traffic simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ryuichi Kitamura
    • 1
  • Maso Kuwahara
    • 2
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityJapan
  2. 2.University of TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24108-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24109-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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