Passenger transport is a very complex and dynamic domain, which is characterized by distributed data and control, involvement of both public and private (profit-making as well as nonprofit-making) organizations (particular in countries with deregulated public transport), and a huge number of individuals with different, often conflicting goals. Due to the abovementioned characteristics of passenger transport systems, agent technology is a promising approach for solving problems within the domain, both from an operational and a long term planning perspective. In addition, the rapid advances in computing and data collection, enabled, for example, by the rollout of Internet of Things (IoT), further emphasize the potential of agent-based applications to passenger transport.

The first International Workshop on The Application of Agents to Passenger Transport (TAAPT) invites scientific contributions that in various ways relate to the theme of the workshop. In that way, the organizers want the workshop to be a forum for discussions, among researchers focusing on different aspects of passenger transport, on how agent technology can be used to bring the passenger transport domain forward.


agent, agent technology, passenger transport


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent-based mode choice models
  • Agent-based traffic assignment
  • Agent-based route choice
  • Autonomous vehicles’ journey planning
  • Agent-based travel planning, including real time support in dynamic planning
  • Agent-based data collection (including crowd-sourcing)


Organizing Committee

  • Jan A. Persson, Malmö University (Sweden)
  • Johan Holmgren, Malmö University (Sweden)
  • Kai Nagel, TU Berlin Sekr. SG 12 (Germany)

Program Committee

  • Ana Bazzan, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil)
  • Armando Bazzani, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Gunnar Flötteröd, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
  • Jan A. Persson, Malmö University (Sweden)
  • Johan Holmgren, Malmö University (Sweden)
  • John Polak, Imperial College London (England)
  • Kai Nagel, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Kay W Axhausen, ETH Zürich (Swizerland)
  • Luk Knapen, Hasselt University (Belgium)
  • Martin Kagerbauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Oded Cats, Delft Universtity of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Peter Vortisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Peter Vovsha, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (USA)
  • Rolf Moeckel, Technische Universität München (Germany)
  • Stephane Galland, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (France)


Johan Holmgren,

Kai Nagel,

Jan Persson,