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Title: A metamodelling approach for performance evaluation of intermodal transportation networks
Authors: Boschian, Valentina
Dotoli, Mariagrazia
Fanti, Maria Pia
Iacobellis, Giorgio
Ukovich, Walter
Keywords: Intermodal transportation networksModelingDiscrete event simulationPerformance evaluationUML
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Boschian, V., Dotoli, M., Fanti, M.P., Iacobellis, G., Ukovich, W. (2010) A metamodelling approach for performance evaluation of intermodal transportation networks, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 46, pp. 100-113
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
The paper proposes a metamodelling procedure devoted to provide a reference model to be used by
decision makers in the performance evaluation of Intermodal Transportation Network (ITN). In order to
obtain a generic model describing a nonspecific ITN from the structural and behavioural point of view,
the metamodelling approach consists in applying a top down and modular procedure. The model is
specified by the well known Unified Modelling Language (UML), a graphic and textual modelling
formalism intended to describe systems from structural and dynamics viewpoints. Hence, the paper
models a generic ITN starting from the network description and shows by a case study the metamodel of
one of the most important nodes that compose it: the port subsystem. Moreover, the case study model is
translated in a simulation software and the performance measures obtained by the simulation results are
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-3997
Appears in Collections:European Transport / Trasporti Europei (2010) 46/XVI

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