Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13520
Title: Tracking household routines using scheduling hypothesis embedded in skeletons
Authors: Hannes, Els 
Liu, Feng 
Vanhulsel, Marlies 
Janssens, Davy 
Bellemans, Tom 
Vanhoof, Koen 
Wets, Geert 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Transportmetrica, 8 (3), p. 225-241
Abstract: This study addresses complex daily activity-travel routines of households with young children and their proper representation in a computational process model of travel demand using family skeletons expressed as family sequence patterns. Building on qualitative interview research findings, an a priori classification of family types is defined according to the distribution of care and work responsibilities in the household on a typical weekday. Enriched census data are examined to calculate the share of each family type in the region of Flanders in Belgium. Next, individual activity-travel sequence patterns are drawn for children and adults. Finally, these individual sequences are combined to family sequence patterns, yielding a concise representation of skeletal information in activity-travel patterns of household members and their interrelationships. This process is tested and the method offers a promising approach to both household activity-travel analysis and travel demand modelling. This study addresses complex daily activity-travel routines of households with young children and their proper representation in a computational process model of travel demand using family skeletons expressed as family sequence patterns. Building on qualitative interview research findings, an a priori classification of family types is defined according to the distribution of care and work responsibilities in the household on a typical weekday. Enriched census data are examined to calculate the share of each family type in the region of Flanders in Belgium. Next, individual activity-travel sequence patterns are drawn for children and adults. Finally, these individual sequences are combined to family sequence patterns, yielding a concise representation of skeletal information in activity-travel patterns of household members and their interrelationships. This process is tested and the method offers a promising approach to both household activity-travel analysis and travel demand modelling.
Keywords: activity-based modelling; household constraints; family skeleton; family sequence patterns
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13520
ISSN: 1812-8602
DOI: 10.1080/18128602.2010.539418
ISI #: 000304485100005
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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