A novel validation approach for validating the simulation model of a passengers' airport terminal: case study Palma de Mallorca airport

Paolo Scala, Miguel Mujica Mota, Juan Blasco-Puyuelo, Oliva Garcia-Cantu

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a novel approach for validating a simulation model for a passengers' airport terminal. The validation approach is based on a "historical data" and "model-to-model" validation approach, and the novelty is represented by the fact that the model used as comparison uses historical data from different data sources and technologies. The proposed validation approach , which is presented as part of the IMHOTEP project, implements various data fusion and data analytics methods to generate the passenger "Activity-Travel-Diary", which is the model that is then compared with the results from the simulation model. The data used for developing the "Activity-Travel-Diary" comes from different sources and technologies such as: passengers data (personal mobile phone, apps), airport data (airport Wi-Fi, GPS, scanning facilities), and flight Information (flight schedules, gate allocation etc.). The simulation model is based on an agent-based simulation paradigm and includes all the passengers flows and operations within a terminal airport. The proposed validation approach is implemented in a real-life case study, Palma de Mallorca Airport, and preliminary results of the validation (calibration) process of the simulation model are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium
EditorsMichael Affenzeller, Agostino G. Bruzzone, Emilio Jimenez, Francesco Longo, Antonella Petrillo
Place of PublicationRende
PublisherCAL-TEK
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788885741720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event34th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium - Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 202221 Sep 2022

Conference

Conference34th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium
Abbreviated titleEMSS 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period19/09/2221/09/22

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