Life-saver: Flood emergency simulator

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Abstract

This paper proposes an agent-based simulation system for Dam Break Emergency Plan validation. The proposed system shows that integrating GIS data with an agent-based approach provides a successful simulation platform for the emergency plan validation process. Possible strategies to emergency plan modeling and representation are discussed, proposing a close relation with the actual workflow followed by the entities responsible for the plan's specification. The simulation model is mainly concerned with the location-based and location-motivated actions of the involved agents, describing the likely effects of a specific emergency situation response. The simulator architecture is further described, based on the correspondence between the representation of the plan, and the simulation model. This includes the involving characteristics of the simulation, the simulation engine, the description of the resulting data (for the later evaluation of the emergency plan) and a visualization and interaction component, enabling the dynamic introduction of changes in the scenario progression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages724-733
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-061520697-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2008 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 4 May 20087 May 2008

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period4/05/087/05/08

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Keywords

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Crisis response
  • Emergency plan validation
  • GIS integration
  • Human-computer interaction

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Sabino, A., Nóbrega, R., Rodrigues, A., & Correia, N. (2008). Life-saver: Flood emergency simulator. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 724-733). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.