International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

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Using Fuzzy Logic Algorithms and Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Maps to Define Efficient Security Inspection Strategies in a Container Terminal

Authors
Leonela Morales1, Luis Onieva1, ORCID, Ventura Pérez2, Pablo Cortés1, *, ORCID
1 Grupo Ingeniería de Organización, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Sevilla
2 Dpto. Ingeniería Química y Ambiental, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Sevilla
*Corresponding author. Email: pca@us.es
Corresponding Author
Pablo Cortés
Received 27 August 2019, Accepted 4 February 2020, Available Online 21 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.d.200430.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Container terminal, Port: Security inspection, Fuzzy logic, Growing hierarchical self-organizing map
Abstract

Maritime transport is one of the oldest methods of moving various types of goods, and it continues to have an important role in our modern society. More than 20 million containers are transported across the oceans daily. However, this form of transportation is constantly threatened by illegal operations, such as the smuggling of goods or people and merchandise theft. Port security departments must be prepared to face the different threats and challenges that accompany the use of innovative techniques and devices to achieve efficient inspection strategies. Two inspection strategies are presented in this study. The first strategy is based on fuzzy logic (FL), and the second strategy is based on the growing hierarchical self-organizing map (GHSOM) approach. The weight variation and security index (SI) of a container and the readings from certain technologies, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and X-ray scanning, are considered as the input data. To minimize the inspection time and considering the costs associated with the security inspections of containers, the results of both inspection strategies are compared and analyzed. The findings indicate there is potential for improving the effectiveness of security inspections by employing both techniques, and the specific relevance in the case of GHSOMs is discussed.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Publication Date
2020/05
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.d.200430.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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