Title: Simulation of Evacuation Behaviors from Exhibition Venues and its Application to Emergency Management

Year of Publication: Nov - 2016
Page Numbers: 165-170
Authors: Katsuki Ichinose, Tomoichi Takahashi
Conference Name: The Fifth International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2016)
- Japan


Drills for emergencies help people prepare for unexpected situations. However, it is difficult to carry out training and drills for various large-scale and realistic situations. There are also risks for people who participate in such activities. Multi-agent simulations have been used to simulate human behavior in dynamically changing situations. Simulation results can provide data such as the amount of time people take to evacuate buildings and determine how quickly rescue responders arrive at target points in the buildings. The data for conditions that are difficult to reproduce in real-life environments are useful once they are applied in practice. This paper discussed the results of evacuation behavior simulations and their application in order to assess preparedness plans for emergencies.