HMS 2014 Proceeding

Training in car terminals: a modular architecture based on distributed and interoperable simulation

Authors:   Francesco Longo, Francesco De Bonis, Francisco Spadafora, Letizia Nicoletti

Abstract

The paper presents a research work focused on simulating car terminal operations. Particular attention is paid on procedures and protocols currently applied when car terminal operations are carried out and a special emphasis is given on learning processes implemented to let car terminal operators learn these procedures. In such a framework, the proposed research relies on a modeling and simulation based approach devoted to improve operatorÔ??s efficiency and enhance the effectiveness of training activities. As a matter of facts, operators can experience various working conditions and learn the protocols and procedures that have to be applied while interacting with a 3D virtual environment that recreates the car terminal, its processes and its actors.

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