Traffic Radar: A Holonic Traffic Coordination System Using PROSA++ and D-MAS

  • Johan Philips
  • Bart Saint Germain
  • Jan Van Belle
  • Paul Valckenaers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8062)


This paper presents Traffic Radar, a holonic traffic coordination system focusing on the distributed and dynamic nature of traffic systems. Two main architectural assets enable distributed real-time coordination, the holonic PROSA++ architecture and the delegate multi-agent system (D-MAS) pattern. Well proven and accurate first-order traffic models are used to model local traffic behaviour. Link and node holons encapsulate local traffic models and offer services to other holons and D-MAS ants in the environment. Early experiments with the Traffic Radar platform show its ability to forecast traffic flows and densities based on individual user intentions. Moreover, they show the ability to explore different routing solutions incorporating traffic density forecasts.


Holonic system traffic models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Philips
    • 1
  • Bart Saint Germain
    • 1
  • Jan Van Belle
    • 1
  • Paul Valckenaers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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