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An agent-based discrete event simulation approach for modeling large-scale disaster evacuation network

Hyeong Suk Na, Amarnath Banerjee
2014 Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2014  
We develop an agent-based discrete event simulation (ABDES) evacuation framework based on an embedded geographic information system (GIS) module to solve a network evacuation problem that involves multiple  ...  The evacuation framework consists of three interacting components: a disaster scenario generator module, a GIS module for analyzing an evacuation network, and an ABDES module.  ...  Chen and Zhan (2008) examine the effectiveness of concurrent and phased evacuation plans with an agent-based simulation (ABS).  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2014.7020004 dblp:conf/wsc/NaB14 fatcat:5qoi6ffmr5gifor6zwmapeqe7m

Present and Future Perspective on Optimization of Road Network Management

Sanjiv Kumar Shukla, Anupam Agrawal
2015 International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology  
The road network is salvation for economy of any region and social welfare.  ...  The aim of this paper is to provide a short and snappy review of available various optimization techniques for road network management. Also, open issues on road network optimization is discussed.  ...  These simulators can be used in the research on optimization of road network problem.  ... 
doi:10.14445/22312803/ijctt-v22p112 fatcat:qxmwc3dffza2dbxvvfsro7vwci

Models of Emergency Departments for Reducing Patient Waiting Times

Marek Laskowski, Robert D. McLeod, Marcia R. Friesen, Blake W. Podaima, Attahiru S. Alfa, Rory Edward Morty
2009 PLoS ONE  
In this paper, we apply both agent-based models and queuing models to investigate patient access and patient flow through emergency departments.  ...  The current models implement relatively simple general scenarios, and rely on a combination of simulated and real data to simulate patient flow in a single emergency department or in multiple interacting  ...  Mukhi of the Canadian Network of Public Health Intelligence and D. Sanders from the Internet Innovation Center at the University of Manitoba. Patient access discussions with Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006127 pmid:19572015 pmcid:PMC2700281 fatcat:umzriu6c2jebdh62jjcnnc3u34

Design of emergency response manufacturing networks: a decision-making framework

Yousef Haddad, Konstantinos Salonitis, Christos Emmanouilidis
2021 Procedia CIRP  
The framework consists of complementing interrelated optimization and simulation models that operate iteratively in an uncertain environment, until a local production network, producing the desired performance  ...  The framework consists of complementing interrelated optimization and simulation models that operate iteratively in an uncertain environment, until a local production network, producing the desired performance  ...  The framework consists of interacting optimization (facility location-inventory mathematical program) and simulation (agent-based) that run consecutively in an iterative manner; gradually improving the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2021.01.068 fatcat:chaxovbykzg6lf3sw3m7ualzc4

Agent-based simulation for large-scale emergency response

Glenn I. Hawe, Graham Coates, Duncan T. Wilson, Roger S. Crouch
2012 ACM Computing Surveys  
This paper describes the architecture of an agent-based simulation environment for large-scale emergency response.  ...  The remaining area of interest, encompassing the locations of relevant resource bases (e.g. ambulance stations, hospitals and fire stations) which are outside of the incident sites, is modelled using only  ...  Agent-based models are a popular way of simulating responses to large-scale emergencies (Khalil et al 2009) .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2379776.2379784 fatcat:xe5jy76f3nbnbb54spgy6kcxjq

Urban Traffic Optimization Based on Modeling Analysis of Sector-Based Time Variable: The Case of Simulated Ningbo, China

Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Saeid Pourroostaei Ardakani, Saeid Pourroostaei Ardakani
2021 Frontiers in Sustainable Cities  
In particular, this study analyzes urban traffic optimization based on modeling analysis of a simulated urban environment.  ...  The findings from this simulation uncover the importance of sector-based time variable in optimizing urban traffic.  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS All authors have been involved in conceptualization, data analysis, simulation, and writing up the study.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frsc.2021.629940 doaj:5994b13e61de498985fb37c394e62776 fatcat:g2fw4iaqnbgqdct74feufjsm6e

A systematic literature review of simulation models for non-technical skill training in healthcare logistics

Chen Zhang, Thomas Grandits, Karin Pukk Härenstam, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Sebastiaan Meijer
2018 Advances in Simulation  
became less popular and is complemented by system dynamics or hybrid modeling. (3) Agent-based simulations and participatory simulations have increased in absolute terms, but the share of these modeling  ...  The screening process involved a query-based identification of papers and an assessment of relevance and quality. Results: Two hundred ninety-four papers met the inclusion criteria.  ...  Agent-based simulation, games, and hybrid modeling were utilized only in the last decade.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41077-018-0072-7 pmid:30065851 pmcid:PMC6062859 fatcat:a2dlwuskbzglblqgvo46o3hsxq

A Survey of Agent-Based Modeling of Hospital Environments

Marcia R. Friesen, Robert D. McLeod
2014 IEEE Access  
In this paper, we survey the role of agent-based modeling within hospital settings, where agent-based models investigate patient flow and other operational issues as well as the dynamics of infection spread  ...  While there is a rich history of simulation and modeling of hospitals and hospital units, relatively little work exists, which applies agentbased models to this context.  ...  INTRODUCTION This paper surveys the application of agent based modeling (ABM) and simulation of complex social dynamics within the institutional scale of a hospital.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2014.2313957 fatcat:ttl42nulsffc5dg7kc2mfev6yq

Admission control in a pure loss healthcare network: MDP and DES approach

Canan Pehlivan, Vincent Augusto, Xiaolan Xie
2013 2013 Winter Simulations Conference (WSC)  
In this perinatal network setting, we consider the problem of finding an optimal admission policy that recommends how many beds to reserve in two target hospitals for each arriving stream in order to maximize  ...  from a set of parallel multi-server hospitals.  ...  Miller, Ferrin, and Shahi (2009) utilized simulation to determine the impact of various patient surge levels on three regional Emergency Departments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2013.6721407 dblp:conf/wsc/PehlivanAX13 fatcat:7fhwmbssrrdihhbuukdqsq6xom

Fast and near-optimal monitoring for healthcare acquired infection outbreaks

Bijaya Adhikari, Bryan Lewis, Anil Vullikanti, José Mauricio Jiménez, B. Aditya Prakash, Samuel Scarpino
2019 PLoS Computational Biology  
We leverage mechanistic modeling of C. difficile infection, a major HAI disease, to simulate its spread in a hospital wing and design efficient near-optimal algorithms to select people and locations to  ...  Finally, a qualitative study of our result shows that the people and locations we select to monitor as sensors are intuitive and meaningful.  ...  This study utilizes EpiSimdemics [28] , which is a high performance computing based simulation software. EpiSimdemics is an agent based simulation, in which every person is represented as an agent.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007284 pmid:31525183 pmcid:PMC6762212 fatcat:cbtbhvcspvciteihdkyqo4fc2y

An optimized multi agent-based modeling of smart rescue operation

S. Azimi, M. R. Delavar, A. Rajabifard
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
for providing appropriate treatment, updating of emergency vehicles route based on the blocked streets and etc. are optimized.  ...  For consideration of the allocation of the injured in the affected area to the appropriate hospitals using the MWNVD and decreasing the gap between the estimated and expected population in the MWNVDs,  ...  In this study, the two types of rescue operations are analyzed. Agent-based simulation (ABS) is able to provide a natural description of the rescue operation situations.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-w4-93-2018 fatcat:jy2pvjinsneetnw64wvm6qcaoq

Agent Based Modeling of "Crowdinforming" as a Means of Load Balancing at Emergency Departments

Bob McLeod
2010 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
The framework is built upon Agent Based Modeling (ABM) , with emphasis on urban scale modelling integrated with institutional models of hospital emergency departments.  ...  Load balancing optimization is a common notion in many operations, and the simulation illustrates that 'crowdinforming' is a potential tool when used as a process control parameter to balance the load  ...  Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge Maciej Borkowski, Marek Laskowski, and Bryan Demianyk for early developments of the ABM framework.  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v2i3.3225 pmid:23569589 pmcid:PMC3615766 fatcat:24op7wqcvzhydcp6ozgarnplka

Optimizing Emergency Medical Assistance Coordination in After-Hours Urgent Surgery Patients [chapter]

Marin Lujak, Holger Billhardt, Sascha Ossowski
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Therefore, coordinating EMA and the hospitals in a region with their outhouse staff with the objective to have as fast urgent surgery treatments as possible with minimized cost is a crucial parameter of  ...  In this paper, we propose a decision support system for the automated coordination of hospitals, surgery teams on standby from home, and ambulances to decrease the time to surgery of urgent patients.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the projects "AT" (Grant CONSOLIDER CSD2007-0022, INGENIO 2010) and "OVAMAH" (Grant TIN2009-13839  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17130-2_21 fatcat:u34irudxyjerljehd5az4r4v3i

Agent-based simulation of emergency response to plan the allocation of resources for a hypothetical two-site major incident

Glenn I. Hawe, Graham Coates, Duncan T. Wilson, Roger S. Crouch
2015 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
In this paper, agent-based simulation is used to determine the allocation of resources for a two-site incident which minimizes the latest hospital arrival times for critically injured casualties.  ...  2015) 'Agent-based simulation of emergency response to plan the allocation of resources for a hypothetical two-site major incident.  ...  Planning with Large Agent Networks against Catastrophes (PLAN-C) is a stochastic agent based model for urban disaster simulation and emergency planning (Narzisi et al., 2007) and has been used to simulate  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2015.06.023 fatcat:sjmowqimtbe2nmg2w25gkiwgwm

International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems (ABMUS) Proceedings: 2020-2021 [article]

Le-Minh Kieu, Koen H. Van Dam, JASON THOMPSON, Nick Malleson, Alison Heppenstall, Jiaqi Ge
Proceedings of the 2020 and 2021 Agent-Based Modelling of Urban Systems (ABMUS) workshop. Part of the AAMAS conference.  ...  This work is part of the SwITCh (Simulating the transition of transport Infrastructures Toward smart and sustainable Cities) research project funded by the French Research Agency. Acknowledgements.  ...  This work was supported by the French Government in the framework of the Major Investment Plan (PIA3 -Territoire d'Innovation) and by Toulouse Metropole. Acknowledgements.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14579604.v2 fatcat:r3ml4adbbbgxnohukuksclie7u
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