Emotional Agent Model for Simulating and Studying the Impact of Emotions on the Behaviors of Civilians during Emergency Situations

  • Mouna Belhaj
  • Fahem Kebair
  • Lamjed Ben Said
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 196)


Emotion is one of the major factors that can affect the human behavior, especially in emergency situations. To consolidate this idea, we need to model and to simulate human emotional dynamics and their effects on the behaviors of human civilians in emergencies. This may help consequently emergency managers to better react and make decisions. This paper addresses this challenge by presenting a new emotional agent model. The final goal of this work is to build an emotional agent based simulator of civilians during an emergency situation. The paper describes first the proposed agent model, based on an appraisal theory of emotions. It provides then an implementation and experimentations performed using the RoboCupRescue project.


Emergencies Emotional agent Human behavior RoboCupRescue 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mouna Belhaj
    • 1
  • Fahem Kebair
    • 1
  • Lamjed Ben Said
    • 1
  1. 1.Optimization Strategies and Intelligent Information Engineering LaboratoryHigher Institute of Management of TunisLe BardoTunisia

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