Evacuation models of the future: insights from an online survey of user's experiences and needs
Ronchi, E. and Kinsey, Michael (2011) Evacuation models of the future: insights from an online survey of user's experiences and needs. In: Advanced Research Workshop: Evacuation and Human Behavior in Emergency Situations, 21 Oct 2011, Santander, Spain. (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper presents a summary analysis of data regarding evacuation model user‟s experiences and needs obtained via an online survey. The survey was available in 6 languages: English, German, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Russian. The different versions allowed the survey to be accessible to an international participant base. The survey was developed by the team at www.Evacmod.net; an evacuation modelling portal for the simulation of human behaviour during emergency situations. Participant responses to the survey in raw data format will be publicly available from the portal to allow model developers/users or any interested parties to analyse the data. In total 198 participants either fully or partially completed the survey. Participants came from some 36 different countries, from a wide range of different education and occupational backgrounds, and used models for a variety of different purposes. The survey consisted of 16 questions addressing issues including perception of importance of model features, usage/awareness of other models, knowledge of model validation/verification, training, and usage of multiple models. The presented analysis provides information for evacuation model developers of user characteristics and subsequent guidance for instructing future model development.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:|| This paper was presented at the Advanced Research Workshop: Evacuation and Human Behavior in Emergency Situations on 21st October 2011 in Session 2.3 at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||evacuation models, human behaviour, emergency response|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
|Last Modified:||29 Nov 2012 17:23|
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