Agent-based analysis for design of signage systems in large-scale facilities

Shintaro Utsumi, Shingo Takahashi, Kotaro Ohori, Hirokazu Anai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


Designing a signage system in complex and large-scale facilities such as airport passenger terminals, stations or shopping malls has a significant impact on usability of the facilities. Facility managers would like to provide appropriate guidance information to facility users by using a signage system. It is difficult, however, to create the signage system designed to provide the right information to various types of users in the right place at the right timing. This paper focuses on an airport terminal and develops an agent-based model that represents the behavioral characteristics of passengers and the essential features of signs. The simulation with the model can show possible passenger behaviors and congestion situations in the facility under many different types of signage systems. As the results, we can support the managers' decision to build the signage system before it is actually implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467397438
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 16
EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015 - Huntington Beach, United States
Duration: 2015 Dec 62015 Dec 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


OtherWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHuntington Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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