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Scheduling Airline Reserve Crew using a Probabilistic Crew Absence and Recovery Model (2019)
Journal Article
Bayliss, C., De Maere, G., Atkin, J. A., & Paelinck, M. (in press). Scheduling Airline Reserve Crew using a Probabilistic Crew Absence and Recovery Model. Journal of the Operational Research Society,

Airlines require reserve crew to replace delayed or absent crew, with the aim of preventing consequent flight cancellations. A reserve crew schedule specifies the duty periods for which different reserve crew will be on standby to replace any absent... Read More

To kit or not to kit: analysing the value of model-based kitting for additive manufacturing (2018)
Journal Article
Khajavi, S. H., Baumers, M., Holmström, J., Özcan, E., Atkin, J., Jackson, W. G., & Li, W. (2018). To kit or not to kit: analysing the value of model-based kitting for additive manufacturing. Computers in Industry, 98, doi:10.1016/j.compind.2018.01.022. ISSN 0166-3615

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) for the production of functional parts is increasing. Thus, AM based practices that can reduce supply chain costs gain in importance. We take a forward-looking approach and study how AM can be used more effectiv... Read More

A review of electrostatic monitoring technology: The state of the art and future research directions (2017)
Journal Article
Wen, Z., Hou, J., & Atkin, J. (2017). A review of electrostatic monitoring technology: The state of the art and future research directions. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 94, doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2017.07.003. ISSN 0376-0421

Electrostatic monitoring technology is a useful tool for monitoring and detecting component faults and degradation, which is necessary for system health management. It encompasses three key research areas: sensor technology; signal detection, process... Read More

A technique based on trade-off maps to visualise and analyse relationships between objectives in optimisation problems (2017)
Journal Article
Pinheiro, R. L., Landa-Silva, D., & Atkin, J. (2017). A technique based on trade-off maps to visualise and analyse relationships between objectives in optimisation problems. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 24(1-2), doi:10.1002/mcda.1604. ISSN 1057-9214

Understanding the relationships between objectives in a multiobjective optimisation problem is important for developing tailored and efficient solving techniques. In particular, when tackling combinatorial optimisation problems with many objectives t... Read More

A scheme for determining vehicle routes based on Arc-based service network design (2016)
Journal Article
Jiang, X., Bai, R., Atkin, J., & Kendall, G. (2017). A scheme for determining vehicle routes based on Arc-based service network design. Information Systems and Operational Research, 55(1), (16-37). doi:10.1080/03155986.2016.1262580. ISSN 0315-5986

In freight transportation, less-than-truckload carriers often need to assign each vehicle a cyclic route so that drivers can come back home after a certain period of time. However, the Node-Arc model for service network design addresses decisions on... Read More

The importance of considering pushback time and arrivals when routing departures on the ground at airports (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Stergianos, C., Atkin, J., Schittekat, P., Nordlander, T. E., Gerada, C., & Morvan, H. (in press). The importance of considering pushback time and arrivals when routing departures on the ground at airports

With the constant increase in air traffic, airports are facing capacity problems. Many airports are increasingly interested in utilising optimisation methods for specific airport processes. However, many such processes do happen in parallel, and maxi... Read More

A simulation scenario based mixed integer programming approach to airline reserve crew scheduling under uncertainty (2016)
Journal Article
Bayliss, C. D., de Maere, G., Atkin, J., & Paelinck, M. (in press). A simulation scenario based mixed integer programming approach to airline reserve crew scheduling under uncertainty. Annals of Operations Research, 252(2), 335-363. doi:10.1007/s10479-016-2174-8

The environment in which airlines operate is uncertain for many reasons, for example due to the effects of weather, traffic or crew unavailability (due to delay or sickness). This work focuses on airline reserve crew scheduling under crew absence unc... Read More

Evaluation of advanced receiver autonomous integrity monitoring performance on predicted aircraft trajectories (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Paternostro, S., Moore, T., Hill, C., Atkin, J., & Morvan, H. (2016). Evaluation of advanced receiver autonomous integrity monitoring performance on predicted aircraft trajectories

The development of new GNSS constellations, and the modernization of existing ones, has increased the availability and the number of satellites-in-view, paving the way for new navigation algorithms and techniques. These offer the opportunity to impro... Read More

The effects of pushback delays on airport ground movement (2015)
Journal Article
Stergianos, C., Atkin, J., Schittekat, P., Nordlander, T. E., Gerada, C., & Morvan, H. (in press). The effects of pushback delays on airport ground movement. ISSN 1735-8523

With the constant increase in air traffic, airports are facing capacity problems. Optimisation methods for specific airport processes are starting to be increasingly utilised by many large airports. However, many processes do happen in parallel, and... Read More

Lessons from building an automated pre-departure sequencer for airports (2015)
Journal Article
Karapetyan, D., Atkin, J. A., Parkes, A. J., & Castro-Gutierrez, J. (2015). Lessons from building an automated pre-departure sequencer for airports. Annals of Operations Research, doi:10.1007/s10479-015-1960-z. ISSN 0254-5330

Commercial airports are under increasing pressure to comply with the Eurocontrol collaborative decision making (CDM) initiative, to ensure that information is passed between stakeholders, integrate automated decision support or make predictions. Thes... Read More