Modeling Computer based, microscopic Dispatching Systems

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Computer aided dispatching systems for railway operations are designed to support dispatchers when detecting arising problems or undesirable situations within daily operation.

On a microscopic level such systems can even be designed to determine detailed routing information, time margins and dwell times in such a way, that occupation times implied by train control systems can be calculated. This assures, that the dispatching decisions remain valid with respect to operability.

While the core component, the dispatching algorithms and approaches are common research topics an overall consideration of system modeling and integration within existing systems is less commonly evaluated. This paper tries to introduce a generic approach to dispatching system modeling by analyzing fundamental functionalities and by abstract system definitions.


Dispatching Systems Microscopic Framework System Architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VIA Consulting & Development GmbHAachenGermany
  2. 2.VIA - Institute of Transport ScienceAachenGermany

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