Towards a simulation and visualization portal to support multi-actor decision making in mainports

Roy T.H. Chin*, Stijn Pieter A. Van Houten, Alexander Verbraeck

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Decision makers in ports and airports are working in an extremely complex environment. Decisions involve multiple actors, who all have a different view on the system under investigation, and on the effectiveness and desirability of possible outcomes of the decision making process. Simulation and visualization are two core technologies to support these complex decision making processes. One of the major challenges is to provide the variety of involved actors with visualizations that fit their view on the system. Two case studies show that the visualizations should be able to provide two views on decision making: a view on the system under investigation and a view on the multi-actor decision making process itself. This paper presents the requirements for a service-oriented and web-based simulation and visualization portal, which integrates both views. In cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam we are currently developing and testing a prototype implementation of the portal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 Winter Simulation Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20057 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2005 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


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