On the Use of Elevators During Emergency Evacuation

  • Qasim KhalidEmail author
  • Marin Lujak
  • Alberto Fernández
  • Arnaud Doniec
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 801)


In this paper, we study the use of elevators during the time of emergency evacuation. We review the State-of-the-Art and analyze the risks, benefits, and safety measures associated with the use of elevators during hazardous situations. In the end, we discuss some open issues related with the use of elevators in emergency evacuation and propose a smart agent-based elevator system (SABES) along with some research directions towards safer, more responsive, and reliable usage of elevators based on the emergency context.


Elevators Building evacuation Lifts High-rise buildings Human behavior 



Work partially supported by the Autonomous Region of Madrid (grant “MOSI-AGIL-CM” (S2013/ICE-3019) co-funded by EU Structural Funds FSE and FEDER), project “SURF” (TIN2015-65515-C4-4-R (MINECO/FEDER)) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qasim Khalid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marin Lujak
    • 2
  • Alberto Fernández
    • 1
  • Arnaud Doniec
    • 2
  1. 1.CETINIAUniversity Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain
  2. 2.IMT Lille DouaiLilleFrance

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