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Christensen, Keith and Sasaki, Yuya (2008). 'Agent-Based Emergency Evacuation Simulation with Individuals with Disabilities in the Population'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(3)9 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/3/9.html>.

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@article{christensen2008,
title = {Agent-Based Emergency Evacuation Simulation with Individuals with Disabilities in the Population},
author = {Christensen, Keith and Sasaki, Yuya},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {11},
number = {3},
pages = {9},
year = {2008},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/3/9.html},
keywords = {Agent-Based Simulation, Individual-Based Simulation, Disability, Emergency Egress, Evacuation, Reinforcement Learning},
abstract = {Catastrophic events have raised numerous issues concerning how effectively the built environment accommodates the evacuation needs of individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities represent a significant, yet often overlooked, portion of the population disproportionately affected in emergency situations. Incorporating disability considerations into emergency evacuation planning, preparation, and other activities is critical. The most widely applied method used to evaluate how effectively the built environment accommodates emergency evacuations is agent-based or microsimulation modeling. However, current evacuation models do not adequately address individuals with disabilities in their simulated populations. This manuscript describes the BUMMPEE model, an agent-based simulation capable of classifying the built environment according to environmental characteristics and simulating a heterogeneous population according to variation in individual criteria. The method allows for simulated behaviors which more aptly represent the diversity and prevalence of disabilities in the population and their interaction with the built environment. Comparison of the results of an evacuation simulated using the BUMMPEE model is comparable to a physical evacuation with a similar population and setting. The results of the comparison indicate that the BUMMPEE model is a reasonable approach for simulating evacuations representing the diversity and prevalence of disability in the population},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - Agent-Based Emergency Evacuation Simulation with Individuals with Disabilities in the Population
AU - Christensen, Keith
AU - Sasaki, Yuya
Y1 - 2008/06/30
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 11
IS - 3
SP - 9
UR - http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/3/9.html
KW - Agent-Based Simulation
KW - Individual-Based Simulation
KW - Disability
KW - Emergency Egress
KW - Evacuation
KW - Reinforcement Learning
N2 - Catastrophic events have raised numerous issues concerning how effectively the built environment accommodates the evacuation needs of individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities represent a significant, yet often overlooked, portion of the population disproportionately affected in emergency situations. Incorporating disability considerations into emergency evacuation planning, preparation, and other activities is critical. The most widely applied method used to evaluate how effectively the built environment accommodates emergency evacuations is agent-based or microsimulation modeling. However, current evacuation models do not adequately address individuals with disabilities in their simulated populations. This manuscript describes the BUMMPEE model, an agent-based simulation capable of classifying the built environment according to environmental characteristics and simulating a heterogeneous population according to variation in individual criteria. The method allows for simulated behaviors which more aptly represent the diversity and prevalence of disabilities in the population and their interaction with the built environment. Comparison of the results of an evacuation simulated using the BUMMPEE model is comparable to a physical evacuation with a similar population and setting. The results of the comparison indicate that the BUMMPEE model is a reasonable approach for simulating evacuations representing the diversity and prevalence of disability in the population
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