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Distributed agent-based building evacuation simulator

Distributed agent-based building evacuation simulator

Filippoupolitis, Avgoustinos, Gelenbe, Erol, Gianni, Daniele, Hey, Laurence, Loukas, George ORCID: 0000-0003-3559-5182 and Timotheou, Stelios (2012) Distributed agent-based building evacuation simulator. In: Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2008 (SCSC'08): Part of the 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference. Curran Associates, Inc., Red Hook, NY, USA, pp. 46-53. ISBN 9781622763597

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The optimisation of the evacuation of a building plays a fundamental role in emergency situations. The behaviour of individuals, the directions that civilians receive, and the actions of the emergency personnel, will affect the success of the operation. We describe a simulation system that represents the individual, intelligent, and interacting agents that cooperate and compete while evacuating the building. The system also takes into account detailed information about the building and the sensory capabilities that it may contain. Since the level of detail represented in such a simulation can lead to computational needs that grow at least as a polynomial function of the number of the simulated agents, we propose an agent-oriented Distributed Building Evacuation Simulator (DBES). The DBES is integrated with a wireless sensor network which offers a closed loop representation of the evacuation procedure, including the sensed data and the emergency decision making.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2008 (SCSC'08): Part of the 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Society for Modelling & Simulation Conference, (SCSC'08), held from 16-19 June 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland. [2] The SCSC'08 Conference was part of the 2008 Summer Simulation Multiconference (SummerSim'08) held at the same time. [3] This research was undertaken as part of the ALADDIN (Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and Information Networks) project and is jointly funded by a BAE Systems and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Council) strategic partnership (EP/C548051/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: building evacuation, emergency management, distributed, JADE, SimJADE
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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