An Agent-Based Community to Manage Urban Parking

  • Nesrine Bessghaier
  • Mahdi Zargayouna
  • Flavien Balbo
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 155)


In the context of road urban traffic management, the problem of parking spots search is a major issue because of its serious economic and ecological fallout. In this paper, we propose a multi-agent system that aims to decrease, for private vehicles drivers, the parking spots search time. In the system that we propose, a community of drivers shares information about spots availability. Our solution has been tested following different configurations. The first results show a decrease in parking spots search time.


Decision Module Road Transport Parking Space Assistant Agent Parking Spot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nesrine Bessghaier
    • 1
  • Mahdi Zargayouna
    • 2
  • Flavien Balbo
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Paris-Dauphine, LAMSADEParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-Est, IFSTTAR, GRETTIANoisy Le GrandFrance

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