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Moderated by Iñigo Lopez-Gazpio, University of Deusto (UD)
In this session, we will present a system that allows finding co-loading and backhauling opportunities without the need for the involved logistics companies to disclose any sensitive information regarding their cost model, not even with a trusted central server. Instead, in our system, each company is represented by its own software 'agent'. These agents work in two stages: in the first stage each agent tries to find a large set of potential backhauling and co-loading opportunities based only on its own company's cost model. Then, in the second stage, the agents of all these companies will together engage in a process of automated negotiation to negotiate which of these solutions should in the end be implemented. This entire process can take place in a matter of minutes, so it can be used to negotiate new collaborative solutions on a day-to-day basis.
In this session we will present the optimization engine developed within WP4 to solve restricted vehicle routing optimization problems, in order to foster horizontal collaboration between stakeholders, considering different means of transport. Along with the description of the routing engine that is based on JSprit and the hard and soft restrictions that must be covered we will discuss the results obtained in two living labs of the LOGISTAR project.