The scientific article of the team of the Department of Information Systems has been published in the BISE journal. The journal’s Impact Factor for 2019 was 5.837 and the five-year impact factor was 7.361. Authors of the work: Dominik Filipiak, Krzysztof Węcel, Milena Stróżyna, Michał Michalak, Witold Abramowicz.
The presented in the paper method reconstructs a network (a graph) from AIS (Automatic Identification System) data, which reflects vessel traffic and can be used for route planning. Authors proposed an approach that consists of three main steps: maneuvering points detection, waypoints discovery, and edge construction. The approach aims at advancing the practice of maritime voyage planning, which is typically done manually by a ship’s navigation officer. The authors demonstrated the results of the implementation using Apache Spark, a popular distributed and parallel computing framework. The method was evaluated by comparing the results with an on-line voyage planning application. The evaluation showed that the approach has the capacity to generate a graph which resembles the real-world maritime traffic network.
Article in open access is available on the Springer website: link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12599-020-00661-0