Modelling social interactions between individuals for joint activity-travel scheduling

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Abstract

We describe a model of social activities, in which individuals negotiate about the type, purpose, location, and participants in activities. After participating in activities, individuals learn about new locations and acquaintances. Using theories from the activity-based modeling and social networks fields, a prototype model was created using Python incorporating utility-based agents who used a protocol to communicate with each other about potential activities in order to negotiate a suitable day and location. It can be shown that individuals with a large number of acquaintances participated in more activities. Pairs of individuals with high similarity values, based on age and gender, and with the same preferences for activities also socialized with each other more often. Future work involves more experimentation and eventual incorporation into activity-based models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR'09)
Place of PublicationJaipur, India
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR 2009), December 13-18, 2009, Jaipur, India - Jaipur, India
Duration: 13 Dec 200918 Dec 2009
https://iatbr2009.asu.edu/ocs/index.php/iatbr/2009/index

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR 2009), December 13-18, 2009, Jaipur, India
Abbreviated titleIATBR 2009
CountryIndia
CityJaipur
Period13/12/0918/12/09
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    Ronald, N. A., Arentze, T. A., & Timmermans, H. J. P. (2009). Modelling social interactions between individuals for joint activity-travel scheduling. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR'09)