TU Braunschweig


Braun, I.; König, S.; Schnieder, E.:
Management of Railway Freight Traffic by a Multi Agent System.
In: Skyva, L.; Fabian, P., Hrsg.: Proceedings of the Intelligent Transportation Systems, S. 29-37, Zilina, 2003. University of Zilina; 25.-27.05.2003.


The paper describes an approach of realising a management system for railway freight traffic by using agent technology. It is designed to allow small and autonomous transport units - socalled module trains - to operate in a flexible way besides conventional trains. It enables trains to be operated with short-termed planning horizons and improves exploitation of track capacity by making up so-called virtual trains sets during operation. The paper gives a system overview and describes agent based transport planning as an example.