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Managing Resources At An International Airport


Javier Otamendi, Pablo García Ansola, Miguel Poyatos,

José Manuel Pastor, Andrés García Higuera

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Otamendi, J., Ansola, P. G., Poyatos, M., Pastor, J. M., & Higuera, A. G. (2008). Managing Resources At An International Airport. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 37-42). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0037.



An application of a combination of scheduling theory, simulation modelling, visualization and control is presented. The system under study deals with human resources and assets management to perform the daily operations at an international airport. The paper describes the simulation-based tool that is being developed and pinpoints the cost analysis that is being performed to decide on the assignment and the level of the resources. Following the modelling approach, a fully detailed explanation of the data requirements, the decision variables and the output variables is given, highlighting the structure of the cost objective function.

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