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Author Hrstka, Ondřej
Affiliation Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science Technicka 2, Praha 6, Czech Republic
E-mail hrstka@agents.fel.cvut.cz
Author Vaňek, Ondřej
Affiliation Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science Technicka 2, Praha 6, Czech Republic
E-mail vanek@agents.fel.cvut.cz
Author Kopřiva, Štěpán
Affiliation Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science Technicka 2, Praha 6, Czech Republic
E-mail kopriva@agents.fel.cvut.cz
Author Zelinka, Jiří
Affiliation Baktun s.r.o, Pražská 596, Městec Králové, Czech Republic
E-mail jiri.zelinka@blindspot-solutions.com
Author Faigl, Jan
Affiliation Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science Technicka 2, Praha 6, Czech Republic
E-mail faigl@blindspot-solutions.com
Author Pěchouček, Michal
Affiliation Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science Technicka 2, Praha 6, Czech Republic
E-mail pechoucek@blindspot-solutions.com
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/754
Abstract Maritime shipping is a set of complex activities with a large number of actors involved. We focus on a subset of illegal maritime activities, such as armed robberies, maritime piracy or contraband smuggling. To fight against them and minimize their negative impact naval authorities typically introduce a number of countermeasures, such as deployed patrols or surveillance agents. Due to very high costs of countermeasures it is often beneficial to evaluate their impact using a simulation, allowing what-if analysis and evaluation of a range of scenarios before actually deploying the countermeasures. We introduce BANDIT, an agent-based computational platform, which is designed to evaluate scenarios with an accent on the modeling of different types of illegal behavior and on the interaction between agents. The platform consists of an agent behavior modeling system and a multi-agent maritime simulator. The platform allows the definition of a number of scenarios through a simple configuration and it offers the means to run these scenarios in a single or a batch mode and evaluate the results as single or aggregate data sets respectively. We demonstrate the usefulness of the platform on the scenarios of the drug smuggling problem in the seas surrounding Central America. Senario outcomes (e.g., heatmaps of activities, set of trajectories etc.) are subsequently used to help with the design of effective countermeasures, i.e., allocating naval patrols and planning their patrol routes.
Pages 10-111
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords simulation
Keywords multi-agent systems
Keywords behavior modeling
Keywords drug interdiction
Keywords illegal behavior
Keywords maritime
Title Agent-based approach to illegal maritime behavior modeling
Type Review article
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding The research presented in this paper was supported by the Office of Naval Research grant No. N62909-14-1-N231 and by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) under research project No. 13-18316P.
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DOI 10.17402/026
Published 2015-06-10
Accepted 2015-05-09
Recieved 2015-04-10


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