Computer Simulation of Household Activity Scheduling

Environment and Planning A, 30, 665-679, 1998

Posted: 29 Sep 2012

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Tommy Garling

Göteborg University

T. Kalen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Joakim Romanus

Göteborg University

Marcus Selart

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Strategy and Management

Bertil Vilhelmson

Göteborg University - School of Business, Economics and Law

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

An operational model of household activity scheduling is proposed. The model is based on a theory entailing behavioral principles of how persons acquire, represent, and use information from and about the environment. Choices of destinations and departure times are consequences of the scheduling of a set of activities to be executed in a given time cycle. Illustrative computer simulations of the operational model show realistic effects of work hours, living in or outside the center, and travel speed. Several necessary improvements of the theory and operational model are discussed, such as incorporating learning effects and choice of travel mode for home-based trip chains. Strategies outlined for empirical tests include comparisons with existing models, psychological experiments illuminating basic assumptions, and the use of geographical information systems to process travel-diary data for single cases.

Suggested Citation

Garling, Tommy and Kalen, T. and Romanus, Joakim and Selart, Marcus and Vilhelmson, Bertil, Computer Simulation of Household Activity Scheduling (1998). Environment and Planning A, 30, 665-679, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2154244

Tommy Garling

Göteborg University ( email )

Viktoriagatan 30
Göteborg, 405 30
Sweden

T. Kalen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Joakim Romanus

Göteborg University

Viktoriagatan 30
Göteborg, 405 30
Sweden

Marcus Selart (Contact Author)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Strategy and Management ( email )

Breiviksveien 40
N-5045 Bergen
Norway
+47 55 95 96 95 (Phone)

Bertil Vilhelmson

Göteborg University - School of Business, Economics and Law ( email )

Vasagatan 1
Goteborg, 40530
Sweden

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