Distributed Approach to Traffic Management Automation Implemented According to IEC 61499

  • Dmitry ElkinEmail author
  • Valeriy Vyatkin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 577)


The number of vehicles on public roads is increasing while the road infrastructure is not keeping up to this. It is necessary to apply advanced algorithms and approaches to transport management to maximize the use of the existing road network and increase the capacity of roads. In this article, we propose a way to control traffic flows and automate road infrastructure using a multi-agent approach. The proposed approach involves the distributed management of various elements on the road network and their direct relationship with each other in a peer to peer manner. To implement this concept, we used the open standard of distributed control and automation systems IEC 61499, and to validate the approach we used the SUMO - microscopic and continuous road traffic simulation package.


Multi-agent system IEC 61499 Traffic management Intelligent transportation system ITS Traffic Traffic jam 



The reported study was funded by RFBR, project number 19-37-90102.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Technologies and Information SecuritySouthern Federal UniversityTaganrogRussia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and AutomationAalto UniversityAaltoFinland
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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