Representation of the Agent Environment for Traffic Behavioral Simulation

  • Feirouz KsontiniEmail author
  • Stéphane Espié
  • Zahia Guessoum
  • René Mandiau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8670)


The aim of this paper is to improve the validity of traffic simulations in (sub-)urban context, with a better consideration of driver behavior in terms of anticipation of positioning on the lanes and occupation of space. We introduce a model based on a multi-agent approach and the emergence concept. This model considers that each driver perceives the situation in an ego-centered way and readapts the road space using the virtual lane concept. We implement the model with the traffic simulation tool ArchiSim. The so obtained simulator intends to reproduce the observed behavior such as filtering between vehicles (two-wheels, emergency vehicles), repositioning on lanes when approaching the road intersections and “exceptional” situations (stranded vehicle or improperly parked, etc.).


Multi-agent simulation Road traffic simulation Ego-centered environment representation Virtual lanes 



This research was partially funded by the French Ministry of Education, Research and Technology, the Nord/Pas-de-Calais Region, the CNRS, the International Campus on Safety and Intermodality in Transportation (CISIT). We would like also to thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feirouz Ksontini
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stéphane Espié
    • 2
  • Zahia Guessoum
    • 3
  • René Mandiau
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis - LAMIH CNRS 8201ValenciennesFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-Est/IFSTTAR/IMChamps-sur-MarneFrance
  3. 3.Université de Paris 6 - LIP6ParisFrance

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