Modeling Network Controller Decisions Based Upon Situation Awareness through Agent-Based Negotiation

  • Reyhan Aydoğan
  • Julia C. Lo
  • Sebastiaan A. Meijer
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8264)


The Dutch railway traffic control is in an urgent need for innovation and therefore turns to gaming simulation as a platform to test and train future configurations of the system. The presence of relevant participants is necessary to keep the fidelity of the gaming simulation high. Network controllers are often needed in such games, but are expensive, scarce, and often have limited action, thus making their involvement less than desirable. To overcome this, the current paper introduces the use of intelligent software agents to replace some roles. The cognitive construct of situation awareness is required to model the evaluation of an offer in a negotiation setting, in which a situation awareness model (SAM) is introduced for evaluating offers in complex and dynamic systems.


Railway Transportation Network Control and Management Negotiation Situation Awareness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reyhan Aydoğan
    • 1
  • Julia C. Lo
    • 2
  • Sebastiaan A. Meijer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer ScienceDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Division of Traffic and LogisticsKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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