Agent-Based Simulation System for Supporting Sustainable Tourism Planning

  • Dingding Chao
  • Kazuo Furuta
  • Taro Kanno
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6797)


The expanding tourism market, in particular of East Asia, has drawn great interests and has raised a series of significant issues for researchers and planners in sustainable development. Unsustainable tourism development caused problems such as loss of natural resources, conflicts between tourists and local residents, and so on. This research intends to understand the development process of Recreational Business Districts (RBDs) in tourism areas and to provide a framework for supporting sustainable tourism development by analyzing interactions between tourists and RBD. An Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) combined with Geographic Information System (GIS) provides planning supports to tourism bureaus and policy makers to help them assess possible future development plans in tourism under certain scenarios.


sustainable tourism development recreational business district planning support architecture agent-based simulation GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dingding Chao
    • 1
  • Kazuo Furuta
    • 1
  • Taro Kanno
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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