Agent-Based Modeling of Gates Assignment System
The optimization of Gate Assignment System is to reduce flight delays and improve the operation efficiency of airports, due to many complex factors and vulnerably sudden situation. Through analyzing the working process of gates assignment system and the rules of Agent technology, Agent concept is introduced into Gate Assignment System and a modeling architecture of Agent-based system is put forward, as well as the structure and function of each Agent is declared and the communication and collaboration mechanism among Agents is recommended. Additionally, in the framework construction, the Agents interaction is divided into two stages, or plan making and plan implementing, in order to realize the real-time adjustment of the whole assignment system. The results could be references for other related studies.
W. Gao and H. M. Huang, "Agent-Based Modeling of Gates Assignment System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 235, pp. 368-372, 2012