Application of Multi-agent Systems and Social Network Theory to Petrol Pricing on UK Motorways
The work within this paper outlines ongoing research into the use of multi-agent systems and social network theory to examine the transmission of information within a dynamic geographical system. The system examined is the UK retail petrol market. Details of the model are provided and simple simulations run to test the robustness and behaviour of the model. The results of these basic simulations are presented alongside a discussion of the wider relevance of this work and future developments.
KeywordsPetrol Price Petrol Station Motorway Network Social Network Theory Price Drop
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