Intelligent Transportation Systems – Maybe, But Where Are My Agents?

  • Thierry Delot
  • Sergio Ilarri
  • María del Carmen Rodríguez-Hernández
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 140)

Abstract

Significant advances in wireless communication technologies and mobile devices have led to their widespread use. For example, the so-called Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which encompass a wide range of advanced applications for transportation, have attracted a lot of attention. In this context, one could think that software agents, which can have properties such as intelligence and autonomy, are expected to play a key role. But is this the case? Are they being used in work related to ITS and/or vehicular networks? Could they really provide benefits? In this paper, we analyze the state of the art and draw some conclusions about the potential interest of mixing these two fields.

Keywords

Intelligent Transportation Systems Vehicular networks VANETs Software agents Mobile agents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Delot
    • 1
  • Sergio Ilarri
    • 2
  • María del Carmen Rodríguez-Hernández
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ValenciennesValenciennesFrance
  2. 2.University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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