Agent-based analysis of airline and railway command and control systems

Julia Lo, Soufiane Bouarfa

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Airline and train operations are feasible thanks to the Command and Control systems which involve interactions between human operators, technology, and procedures. In view of the expected growing demand, significant changes in these C2 systems are in development in many countries. Such changes can lead to both positive and negative emergent behaviours. One of the promising approaches to capture this behaviour is agent-based modelling. In order to develop and implement a generic agent-based model for C2 systems, this paper compares and evaluates two C2 systems from the railway and airline domains. The paper conducts a systemic agent-based analysis that explores various dimensions including organizational structure; agents characteristics; operational uncertainties and workflows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781624106095
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19 , Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Jan 202121 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
CityVirtual, Online


  • Agent-based analysis
  • Airline C2 system
  • Disruption management
  • Railway C2 system
  • Situation awareness
  • Socio-technical systems


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