Business Establishment Spatial Evolution Microsimulation (BESEM)

In this research project Dr. Kostas Goulias and Srinath Ravulaparthy will develop a model system and define initial testing of a business establishment spatial evolution microsimulator (BESEM). The main objective of this method is to create a self- standing software that is able to replicate the change in location of each business establishment in California as a function of its relationship with other business establishments and the transportation infrastructure connecting all businesses. This is a much needed method to: a) show the spatial correlation between business location (and implicitly jobs) and infrastructure by each business type at a microlevel; and b) compute activity opportunity based accessibility indicators that capture observed changes due to businesses moving into the state, moving out of the state, and relocating from one region to another. Schemata for each business type (medical, retail, legal) will be first developed and tested with real world data using point process statistical models. These models will then be used in a small scale simulation as proof of concept to show their spatial and temporal relationship with transportation infrastructure. The tasks include data assembly and assessment of quality, testing of spatial statistics models, creation of the simulator framework, and testing.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Secretary
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Santa Barbara

      3227 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
      , CA   
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ravulaparthy, Srinath

      Goulias, Konstadinos

    • Start Date: 20120801
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33510

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01471023
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 7872
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 31 2013 1:01AM