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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

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Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
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Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
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ISBN-10:
0791802442
No. of Pages:
2576
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

We developed a prototype of human-in-the-loop simulator of inter- and intra-agency communication and coordination in disaster response. The base simulation is a multi-agent simulation of emergency response in which each organization (group, section, or organization) is implemented one cognitive agent and thus simulation of interaction between different organizations with the same such granularity is possible. We constructed the simulator by adding user consoles for entering and receiving messages from these computer agents via CORBA platform (a distributed object computing environment). This user console is expected to allow a user to use the four types of messages: inform, query, request, and resource. These message types along with the ontology are designed to be common between the agents and human users. Still some efforts are necessary to enrich the interactions between the agents and humans, this kind of simulation could contribute to understand the influences of actual human decisions and commands to the entire performance of emergency response system.

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