Designing emergency guidance in a social interaction platform

Hideyuki Nakanishi*, Toru Ishida

*Corresponding author for this work

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Future computing systems interact with a large number of users moving around buildings and streets. In this paper, we propose an example of such systems and how to evaluate ubicomp systems equipped with a large-scale physical environment that includes a large number of people inside. In our emergency guidance system, off-site guiding staff monitors a crowded large-scale public space to understand its situation, and instruct on-site guiding staff how to guide crowds effectively. Our system tracks and synthesizes the public space to enable the off-site staff to grasp it, and support communication between the on-site and the off-site staffs. Because it is not affordable to use the physical public space and a lot of human subjects to evaluate the system, we used our social interaction platform to simulate our guidance system. We could successfully construct simulations, in which the crowds are replaced with social agents in the virtual public space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMassively Multi-Agent Systems I - First International Workshop, MMAS 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540269746, 9783540269748
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, MMAS 2004 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2004 Dec 102004 Dec 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3446 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Workshop on Massively Multi-Agent Systems, MMAS 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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