A data model for trip planning in multimodal transportation systems

Abstract

This paper introduces the problem of modeling urban transportation systems in a database where certain aspects of the data are probabilistic in nature. The transportation network is composed of multiple modes (e.g., automobile, bus, train, pedestrian) that the user can alternate between. A trip -- a path between an origin and destination subject to some constraints -- is the central concept. How these trips and the network can be represented as both a graph and relational model, as well as the requirements for querying are the main contributions of this paper. A set of operators are defined to work over these transportation concepts and they are integrated within a SQL-like syntax to express queries over the uncertain transportation network. Additionally, the paper shows how this model can be integrated within other moving objects and spatio-temporal data models, and how these graph-based queries can be processed.

DOI: 10.1145/1516360.1516474

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@inproceedings{Booth2009ADM, title={A data model for trip planning in multimodal transportation systems}, author={Joel Booth and A. Prasad Sistla and Ouri Wolfson and Isabel F. Cruz}, booktitle={EDBT}, year={2009} }