A Port Digital Twin Model for Operational Uncertainty Management


  • Siraprapa Wattanakul 1. University of Lyon, University Lyon 2, DISP Laboratory, France 2. College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Sébastien Henry University of Lyon, University Lyon 1, DISP Laboratory, France
  • Napaporn Reeveerakul College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Yacine Ouzrout University of Lyon, University Lyon 2, DISP Laboratory, France




Digital Twin, Uncertainty Management, Port Operation, Berth Allocation, Reactivity


Lacking information challenges the managementof port operational uncertainty in estimating the situation tosupport a decision on reactivity planning. This paper applies Digital Twin (DT) to model a replicated virtual port operationfrom a real-world port of Thailand. The proposed DT modeloffers a tool to accelerate generating data of the port operation with configurable uncertainty. The model is validated by using generated data from the DT model compared with the real-world data. The result shows that the DT model produces the same behaviour as the real-world system. An outcome of this paper is a DT model eligible to generate port operation data for later applying with a machine learning to predict the port capacity under uncertainty to support reactivity planning.

Author Biographies

Siraprapa Wattanakul, 1. University of Lyon, University Lyon 2, DISP Laboratory, France 2. College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Siraprapa Wattanakul is a PhD candidate in a cotutelle program at the DISP Laboratory, University Lumiere Lyon2 and Chiang Mai University supported by Erasmus-Mundus SmartLink. She is doing PhD in the field of Computer Science and Knowledge Management. Currently, she is a lecturer in Software Engineering at Chiang Mai University. Her research includes data and knowledge management, simulation, machine learning and decision support system.

Sébastien Henry, University of Lyon, University Lyon 1, DISP Laboratory, France

Dr. Sébastien Henry is a Computer Scientist in Industry 4.0 group of the DISP Laboratory at the University Lumiere Lyon1. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Grenoble-INP in 2005. Currently associate professor at University of Lyon 1, he is head of mechanical department of the Institute of Technology of his university (IUT Lyon 1) and co-leader of the ”Information System and Data” research team of DISP Lab. His main research topics are data management, process assessment and decision making based on machine learning and model-based approaches in the fields of energy, food, mechanics, etc.

Napaporn Reeveerakul, College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Asst.Prof.Dr.Napaporn Reeveerakul is a lecturer in Modern Management and Information Technology, Knowledge Innovative Management at College of Arts, Media and Technology(CAMT), Chiang Mai University(CMU),Thailand. Currently, she is also a director of Digital Innovative and Technology Center, CAMT, CMU.(https://ditc.camt.cmu.ac.th/). Prior to this, she was a cotutelle PhD in a research domain of Production and Informatique which is jointly enrolled at Chiang Mai University and Université Lumière Lyon. Her experiences and professional skills are Decision Making , Supply Chain Management Tools for Improvement, Simulation and Knowledge Management. She was a coordinator of International Projects:

Yacine Ouzrout, University of Lyon, University Lyon 2, DISP Laboratory, France

Dr Yacine Ouzrout is a Computer Scientist in the Supply Chain & Product Lifecycle Management group of the DISP Laboratory at the University Lumiere Lyon2. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the INSA Lyon, and his HDR Diploma in 2012 from the University Lyon 2. Currently, he is Professor and the Director of the Institute of Technology of his university. He is Deputy Director of the DISP Laboratory, and his research interests include multi-agent systems, knowledge management,  simulation, decision support systems, and distributed information systems. Pr. Ouzrout has been involved in several European projects: Asia-Link East-West, Erasmus-Mundus eLink, cLink, eTourism, Fusion, Smartlink… FP7 Fitman and Easy-IMP and H2020 vf-OS and DIH4CPS. He is currently the coordinator of an Erasmus+ project SHYFTE 4.0. He is a member of the IFIP WG5.1 about “Global Product development for the whole life-cycle". He is co-chair and member of program committees & reviewer of several international conferences and Journals. He has graduated 17 doctorates (four of them in collaboration with international Universities) and over 40 Master students.


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How to Cite

Wattanakul, S., Henry, S., Reeveerakul, N., & Ouzrout, Y. (2022). A Port Digital Twin Model for Operational Uncertainty Management. The Journal of Modern Project Management, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.19255/JMPM02810