Aatom: An agent­based airport terminal operations model simulator

Stef Janssen, Alexei Sharpanskykh, Richard Curran, Koen Langendoen

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AATOM, the Agent-based Airport Terminal Operations Model simulator is open-source, agent-based at its core, and contains several calibrated presets and templates of basic airport terminal components that can readily be used. Agents in this simulator follow the AATOM architecture, an activity-based architecture for human airport agents. This allows analysis based on agent activities, such as shopping and check-in, which is of vital interest for airports. The combination of agent-based modeling and the presence of basic airport terminal components makes AATOM a unique simulator, allowing the modeler to only focus on implementation of important features of their model. The usefulness of AATOM is demonstrated by presenting case studies in the areas of airport security, gate assignment and resilience.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSimulation Series
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event51st Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC 2019, Held at the Summer Simulation Conference - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019
Conference number: 51


  • Agent-based modeling
  • Airport terminal
  • Passenger flow
  • Resilience
  • Security


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