Integration of activity-based and agent-based models: Case of Tel Aviv, Israel

Shlomo Bekhor, Christoph Dobler, Kay W. Axhausen

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This study explored the possibility of integrating an operational activity-based model and a dynamic traffic assignment framework. The Tel Aviv, Israel, activity-based model and parts of the functionality of the MATSim agent-based framework were used in an attempt to draw on the best features of both approaches: the disaggregate demand representation from the activity-based model and the disaggregate supply representation of the agent-based framework. The study used the person-activity schedule produced by the activity-based model directly and thus eliminated the need to aggregate origin-destination matrices. This paper compares results produced by this combination with those of a static assignment of the Tel Aviv model, which showed a good fit at the aggregate level. The purpose of the paper is to advance the fully disaggregate implementation of activity-based models. The paper represents a step toward this general goal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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