R.T. van Katwijk, P. van Koningsbruggen, B. De Schutter, and J. Hellendoorn, "A test bed for multi-agent control systems in road traffic management," in Applications of Agent Technology in Traffic and Transportation (F. Klügl, A. Bazzan, and S. Ossowski, eds.), Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies, Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, ISBN 3-7643-7258-3, pp. 113-131, 2005.
In this paper we present a test bed for multi-agent control systems in road traffic management. In literature no consensus exists about the best configuration of the traffic managing multi-agent system and how the activities of the agents that comprise the multi-agent system should be coordinated. The system should be capable of managing different levels of complexity, a diversity of policy goals, and different forms of traffic problems. The test bed aids in-depth research in this field, which we demonstrate by means of two example scenarios we have implemented.