An Indoor Contaminant Sensor Placement Toolbox for Critical Infrastructure Buildings

  • Demetrios G. Eliades
  • Michalis P. Michaelides
  • Marinos Christodoulou
  • Marios Kyriakou
  • Christos G. Panayiotou
  • Marios M. Polycarpou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8328)


In this work, we address the problem of airborne contaminant sensor placement in high-risk buildings where critical infrastructures are managed and operated, making them possible locations for terrorist attacks (such as governmental buildings and ministries, utilities, airports and hospitals). A new software is presented based on the “Matlab-CONTAM Toolbox” and the CONTAM multi-zone simulation software, to construct multiple scenarios of contamination events and to solve the multi-objective sensor placement problem for minimizing the average and maximum impact risk with respect to the contaminant mass inhaled impact metric. The use of the software is demonstrated in a case-study using the Holmes’s House benchmark. The Toolbox is released under an open-source license at matlab-contam-toolbox .


Sensor Placement High-Risk Buildings Critical Infrastructure Protection Contamination MATLAB-CONTAM Toolbox 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Demetrios G. Eliades
    • 1
  • Michalis P. Michaelides
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marinos Christodoulou
    • 1
  • Marios Kyriakou
    • 1
  • Christos G. Panayiotou
    • 1
  • Marios M. Polycarpou
    • 1
  1. 1.KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, and, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologiesCyprus University of TechnologyLemesosCyprus

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