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Using an Agent-based Model to Explore Alternative Modes of Last-Mile Parcel Delivery in Urban Contexts

Wise, S; Cheliotis, K; Bates, O; Friday, A; Allen, J; McLeod, F; Cherrett, T; (2018) Using an Agent-based Model to Explore Alternative Modes of Last-Mile Parcel Delivery in Urban Contexts. In: GeoSim'18 Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoSpatial Simulation. (pp. pp. 1-4). ACM: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

The scale of parcel delivery is increasing rapidly, with indications that it will continue to do so. This presents a challenge both to those in the industry who wish to understand how they might adapt and change their ways of doing delivery and the policymakers who would like to encourage this in order to positively impact urban areas in terms of traffic and pollution. We present an early implementation of an agent-based modelling framework of parcel delivery processes, flexible enough to be extended to explore a variety of scenarios. We apply it to a baseline case study to begin the process of exploring the effectiveness of switching to a different method of delivery.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Using an Agent-based Model to Explore Alternative Modes of Last-Mile Parcel Delivery in Urban Contexts
Event: 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoSpatial Simulation, 06 - 06 November 2018, Seattle, WA, USA
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Dates: 06 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-6043-2
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3284038.3284039
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/3284038.3284039
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: agent based modelling, freight, parcel delivery
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061020
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