The itinerary planning problem in an urban public transport system constitutes a common routing and scheduling decision faced by travelers. The objective of this project is to solve the itinerary planning problem, i.e., determination of the itinerary that lexicographically optimizes a set of criteria (i.e. total travel time, number of transfers, and total walking and waiting time) while departing from the origin and arriving at the destination within specified time windows.
The final objective is to develop an mobile application and website for the web based journey planning system while its performance would be assessed by solving real life itinerary planning problems.
This particular job post is to find qualified and potential people, having experience in the itinerary planning algorithm development and design.
It is not needed to have knowledge in the mobile apps development and web site development related issues. We have our separate team for that.
The main requirement/objective of this job proposal is to find expert candidates, who can guide/suggest us regarding this problem. Who has knowledge in concerned state-of-the-art techniques and who can design and develop the architecture of this algorithm.
There are plenty of such Itinerary planning websites and apps are already exists. There are also several research papers exists in this domain.
Please note that the main goal/objective is to choose relevant algorithm from the literature and to develop/adapt it according to the requirement of the project. We are not at all looking for doing any sort of research into these problem. We would like to develop our first prototype by utilizing the existing algorithms.
So, please if you have experience and knowledge into this domain then you are highly welcomed to respond.
some existing examples of itinerary planning sites are :
http://www.atm-mi.it/ 21 http://www.actv.it/
http://www.tokyo-subway.net/english/ 25 http://rtachicago.com/
I am also attaching one research article as reference on this problem.