Entity-Centric Abstraction and Modeling of Future Transportation Architectures Report as inadecuate

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Presented is a foundational, embryonic frame of reference for contemplating future transportation architecturesopen to practically any configuration, seeking innovation in transportation not through a particulartechnology but through a new way of thinking. The approach foregoes the usual employment of a reductionismperspective in favor of the view that one must first understand the whole before the individualparts of a complex system are designed, for the essence of the problem likely appears only from this holisticperspective. Nevertheless, it does not necessarily make communication between the involved facetsany easier. An effective lexicon is proposed to bridge the gap between understanding and communicationacross the multiple domains that under-gird transportation. The holistic perspective with an effective lexiconestablishes the foundation for the primary thrust of the paper: the establishment of an entity-centricabstraction framework that allows practitioners and theorists to navigate, communicate, model and designcollaboratively as well as produce a useful product to the decision makers. The framework effectivelyguides modeling in such a way that nearly any conceivable combination of transportation resources,economies or policies is admissible. Overlaid with socioeconomic data and utilizing an agent-based modelingtechnique, simulation studies are reported upon for the dual purpose of documenting the use of theentity-centric abstraction approach as well as to expose key findings concerning the potential benefit ofemerging aviation technologies.

Subject(s): Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies

Research Methods/ Statistical Methods

Issue Date: 2004-03

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/208233

Total Pages: 21

Record appears in: Transportation Research Forum > 45th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Evanston, Illinois, March 21-23, 2004

Author: Lewe, Jung-Ho ; DeLaurentis, Daniel

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/208233?ln=en

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