A New Approach for Disruption Management in Airline Operations Control [electronic resource] / by António J. M. Castro, Ana Paula Rocha, Eugénio Oliveira.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence: 562Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XXIV, 244 p. 39 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783662433737Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Engineering economy | Engineering | Computational Intelligence | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, MarketingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 006.3 LOC classification: Q342Online resources: Click here to access online
Background Information -- A New Approach for Disruption Management -- Conclusions -- Appendixes.
Most of the research efforts dealing with airline scheduling have been done on off-line plan optimization. However, nowadays, with the increasingly complex and huge traffic at airports, the real challenge is how to react to unexpected events that may cause plan-disruptions, leading to flight delays. Moreover these disruptive events usually affect at least three different dimensions of the situation: the aircraft assigned to the flight, the crew assignment and, often forgotten, the passengers’ journey and satisfaction. This book includes answers to this challenge and proposes the use of the Multi-agent System paradigm to rapidly compose a multi-faceted solution to the disruptive event taking into consideration possible preferences of those three key aspects of the problem. Negotiation protocols taking place between agents that are experts in solving the different problem dimensions, combination of different utility functions and, not less important, the inclusion of the human in the automatic decision-making loop make MASDIMA, the system described in this book, well suited for real-life plan-disruption management applications