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Check-in processing : simulation of passengers with advanced traits

Ma, Wenbo, Kleinschmidt, Tristan, Fookes, Clinton, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K.D.V. (2011) Check-in processing : simulation of passengers with advanced traits. In Fu, Michael & White, K. Preston (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, IEEE, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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Abstract

In order to tackle the growth of air travelers in airports worldwide, it is important to simulate and understand passenger flows to predict future capacity constraints and levels of service. We discuss the ability of agent-based models to understand complicated pedestrian movement in built environments. In this paper we propose advanced passenger traits to enable more detailed modelling of behaviors in terminal buildings, particularly in the departure hall around the check-in facilities. To demonstrate the concepts, we perform a series of passenger agent simulations in a virtual airport terminal. In doing so, we generate a spatial distribution of passengers within the departure hall to ancillary facilities such as cafes, information kiosks and phone booths as well as common check-in facilities, and observe the effects this has on passenger check-in and departure hall dwell times, and facility utilization.

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ID Code: 42377
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Agent-based model, Airport, Passenger, Simulation
ISBN: 9781457721069
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Air Transportation and Freight Services (150701)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2011 13:31
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 08:52

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