Analysis for Usage of Routing Panels in Evacuation

  • Toyohide Watanabe
  • Naoki Harashina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)


This paper proposes an evacuation support method, based on routing panels, and evaluates analytically this method by means of computer simulation. For this simulation, the multi-agent paradigm is adopted as our basic modeling view. On this modeling, we focus on the behaviors of agents promoted instructively by routing panels. As a result, two characteristic suggestions are derived: one is that routing panels set on critical sections, in which were estimated by Monte Carlo method, can support the rapid and safe evacuation; and another is that the route finding way to be applicable by the global disaster information is better than that of the local disaster information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toyohide Watanabe
    • 1
  • Naoki Harashina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems and Social Informatics, Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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