Hybrid Decision-making Method for Emergency Response System of Unattended Train Operation Metro

  • Bobo Zhao National Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
  • Tao Tang State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
  • Bin Ning State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
  • Wei Zheng National Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System,Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing,China;
Keywords: decision making, emergency response system, Unattended Train Operation, metro, Ordered Weighted Averaging,


Suitable selection of the emergency alternatives is a critical issue in emergency response system of Unattended Train Operation (UTO) metro system of China. However, there is no available method for dispatcher group in Operating Control Center (OCC) to evaluate the decision under emergency situation. It was found that the emergency decision making in UTO metro system is relative with the preferences and the importance of multi-dispatcher in emergency. Regarding these factors, this paper presents a hybrid method to determinate the priority weights of emergency alternatives, which aggregates the preference matrix by constructing the emergency response task model based on the Weighted Ordered Weighted Averaging (WOWA) operator. This calculation approach derives the importance weights depending on the dispatcher emergency tasks and integrates it into the Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) operator weights based on a fuzzy membership relation. A case from train fire is given to demonstrate the feasibility and practicability of the proposed methods for Group Multi-Criteria Decision Making (GMCDM) in emergency management of UTO metro system. The innovation of this research is paving the way for a systematic emergency decision-making solution which connects the automatic metro emergency response system with the GMCDM theory.

Author Biographies

Bobo Zhao, National Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
Bobo Zhao received the B.E., M.E. in electronic and information engineering from Beijing Jiaotng University, Beijng, China, in 2004 and 2007 respectively. She is currently a lecturer with the National Engineering Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System. Her research interests include the emergency response system analysis and design in the Metro domain.
Tao Tang, State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, director of State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety (RCS). Leader of Modern Transportation Technology Experts Group of National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863), Member of IEEE SMC society.
Bin Ning, State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing, China
Bin Ning (M’94) received the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Northern Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 1987 and 2005, respectively. He was a Visiting Scholar of electronics and electrical power engineering with Brunel University, London, U.K. From October 2002 to February 2003, he was a Senior Visiting Scholar with the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University, where he is responsible for several key scientific and technical projects and made great research achievements. He is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Railways in China and is an Associate Editor for Acta Automatica Sinica (2011–2012).Dr. Ning is a Fellow of the Association of International Railway Signaling Engineers, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the China Railway Society. He is the Deputy Director of the China Traffic System Engineering Society and the Beijing Railway Society. He is a Member of the China Overseas Returned Scholars Association and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Railroad Systems and Applications of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS for the period 2010–2012.
Wei Zheng, National Research Center of Rail Transportation Operation and Control System,Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing,China;
Wei Zheng received the Ph.D degree in Control Science and Engineering in Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, in 2002. He is currently an associate professor in National Engnerring Research Center for Railway Traffic Operation and Control System,Beijing Jiaotong Univeristy, Beijing. His research interests inlcude the dynamical paramter estimation, development of the testing platforms.


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How to Cite
Zhao B, Tang T, Ning B, Zheng W. Hybrid Decision-making Method for Emergency Response System of Unattended Train Operation Metro. PROMET [Internet]. 2016Apr.25 [cited 2020Aug.14];28(2):105-1. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/1760