Multi-agent simulation for crisis management

Y. Murakami, K. Minami, T. Kawasoe, T. Ishida

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60 Citations (Scopus)


Traditional crowd simulators are based on a simple numerical analysis of inputs such as the positions of people and structures; they do not consider leadership. Since leaders (in terms of evacuations) are present in many real-world situations, the validity of evacuation simulations can be increased through their introduction. We assess the results of a real-world evacuation experiment to develop more realistic scenarios for simulation. The simulations produced by the improved scenarios are found to closely mimic the experimental results. This work shows that scenario-based agent systems such as FlatWalk and FreeWalk offer excellent promise in simulating evacuations more realistically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Media Networking, KMN 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769517781, 9780769517780
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Workshop on Knowledge Media Networking, KMN 2002 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2002 Jul 102002 Jul 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Media Networking, KMN 2002


ConferenceIEEE Workshop on Knowledge Media Networking, KMN 2002


  • Analytical models
  • Avatars
  • Costs
  • Crisis management
  • Fires
  • Humans
  • Informatics
  • Multiagent systems
  • Numerical analysis
  • Rail transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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