A Scalable Workbench for Large Urban Area Simulations, Comprised of Resources for Behavioural Models, Interactions and Dynamic Environments

  • Leonel Enrique Aguilar Melgar
  • Maddegedara Lalith
  • Muneo Hori
  • Tsuyoshi Ichimura
  • Seizo Tanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8861)


A multi-agent based large urban area evacuation simulator is developed with the aim of addressing the limitations of the present large area simulators. Environment model of sub-meter details and agents which can visually perceive it are implemented, so that complex evacuees behaviours can be included, making it possible to study scenarios beyond those covered by the existing simple models. A mathematical framework is extended to include sufficient expressiveness and an overview of the developed software is presented in the context of this framework. Further details of the agent system and available agents’ functions are presented. In order to increase the results’ reliability, a parallel tool for automatic calibration of the agent interactions according to observed human behaviours is included. Finally, demonstrative applications of the software highlighting the need of detailed modelling are presented.


Path Planning Behavioural Model Message Passing Interface Large Urban Area Wide Road 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonel Enrique Aguilar Melgar
    • 1
  • Maddegedara Lalith
    • 2
  • Muneo Hori
    • 2
  • Tsuyoshi Ichimura
    • 2
  • Seizo Tanaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of TokyoBunkyoJapan
  2. 2.Earthquake Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoBunkyoJapan

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