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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 159289, 11 pages
Research Article

Simulation-Based Rule Generation Considering Readability

1Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE), The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568, Japan
2ANA Strategic Research Institute, 1-5-2 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-7140, Japan

Received 3 January 2015; Accepted 1 March 2015

Academic Editor: Xudong He

Copyright © 2015 H. Yahagi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rule generation method is proposed for an aircraft control problem in an airport. Designing appropriate rules for motion coordination of taxiing aircraft in the airport is important, which is conducted by ground control. However, previous studies did not consider readability of rules, which is important because it should be operated and maintained by humans. Therefore, in this study, using the indicator of readability, we propose a method of rule generation based on parallel algorithm discovery and orchestration (PADO). By applying our proposed method to the aircraft control problem, the proposed algorithm can generate more readable and more robust rules and is found to be superior to previous methods.