A decision making model of the doorway clue for an agent’s evacuation simulation

C. Sun, B. Vries, de, J. Dijkstra

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Abstract

In this research an agent-based simulation model AMUSE is being developed for the evacuation behaviour of humans induced by the architectural characteristics of the environment. From previous research the architectural characteristics are interpreted as a list of so-called architectural clue types, which are related to three groups of evacuation strategies with a different priority. The Doorway clue is taken as an example of all the clue types to be investigated. With it a basic research method is explained. With an initial six-variable decision making model, a set of virtual scenes were constructed and implemented in a Head-CAVE system, in which 102 subjects were tested as in an evacuation game. With the Binary Logistic Regression the utility function of the model is estimated indicating how these variables affect human choice on any pair of doorways in a scene. Finally, as a sub-model of AMUSE, the decision making model of the Doorway clues is setup, from which evidence was found that the distance from the decision point to the doorway is not always the most important factor as it is assumed in the other evacuation models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2007) 4-6 June 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
EditorsI. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni
PublisherECMS
ISBN (Print)978-0-9553018-2-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2007), June 4-6, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 Jun 20076 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2007), June 4-6, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
Abbreviated titleECMS 2007
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/06/076/06/07

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