RescueModel: A Multi-Agent Simulation of Bushfire Disaster Management

  • Gary Au
  • Simon Goss
  • Clint Heinze
  • Adrian R. Pearce
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2019)


The RescueModel project is a vehicle for research into multiagent systems, architectures, and strategies. It builds on the theoretical, practical, and experimental base of a decade of beliefs-desires-intentions (BDI) agent systems development. This paper describes a project that will bring together the environmental richness found usually in large scale military operations research simulations with the architectural richness of agent models often researched in universities. Proposed applications of RescueModel include search and rescue and disaster response studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Au
    • 1
  • Simon Goss
    • 1
  • Clint Heinze
    • 1
  • Adrian R. Pearce
    • 2
  1. 1.Air Operations DivisionDefence Science and Technology OrganisationAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Software Engineering and Computer ScienceThe University of MelbourneAustralia

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