The air traffic flow management problem


Il 17 Aprile 2007 alle ore 16:00 in aula 1A/150 della Torre Archimede il Professor Amedeo Odoni del M.I.T. terra'
la sesta conferenza della serie Colloquia Patavina.
Trovate qui sotto un sommario della conferenza ed una breve biografia.

- Titolo
The air traffic flow management problem

- Conferenziere
Amedeo Odoni (M.I.T.)

Martedi' 17 Aprile 2007, ore 16:00
Aula: 1A/150, Torre Archimede

- Riassunto
The air traffic flow management (ATFM) problem is concerned with re-planning the flow of air traffic on a daily basis with the objective of minimizing the adverse impact of airspace congestion and airport congestion on the airlines and their passengers. The capacity of the airspace and of
airports is reduced on days when weather conditions are not good. Therefore, the air transportation system in Europe and in the United States relies heavily on ATFM on such days. The ATFM problem is a very challenging dynamic and stochastic problem, because of the large amount of uncertainty associated with weather conditions (and, consequently, with the capacity of the airspace and of airports) even on a time horizon of a few hours. The problem
has thus been the subject of extensive research during the past 15 years. In this talk, we shall first describe the ATFM problem and its complexity. We shall then review the solution approaches to two important versions of the problem. The first of these is concerned with controlling the flow of traffic to a single congested airport, while the second develops a macroscopic optimization model that considers simultaneously congestion in en route airspace and at one or more airports.

- Breve curriculum
Amedeo Odoni is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He has been a member of the MIT faculty since September 1969, when he completed his Ph.D. in Operations Research, also at MIT. His research interests are in the general areas of applied probability and stochastic processes and he
has worked on many important applications in air transportation and in urban services. Professor Odoni is the author or co-author of more than 90 professional publications, including two major textbooks, and is the
co-editor of six other books. He is a Fellow of INFORMS, as well as the recipient of the T. Wilson Endowed Chair at MIT and of several professional awards. He has served, among other positions, as Co-Director of the Operations Research Center of MIT (1986-91), Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science (1986-1990), and Co-Director of the National Center
of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research in the United States (1996-2002).

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