DrillSim:Multi-Agent Simulator for

Crisis Response

Database Group, UC Irvine
simulator@ ics.uci.edu

Project Overview

Responding to natural or man-made disasters in a timely and effective manner can reduce deaths and injuries, contain or prevent secondary disasters, and reduce the resulting economic losses and social disruption. . The drillsim simulator as a part of the CAMAS testbed is  multi-agent crisis simulator that can play out the activities of the response (e.g., evacuation) during crisis from the perspective of IT solution integration.  The simulator will model different response activities at both the macro and micro level, and model the information flow between different entities. IT solutions, models etc can be plugged in at different interfaces between these activities or at some point of the information flow in order to study the effectiveness of research solutions in disaster management and tested for utility in disaster response. In addition the simulator will also have capabilities to integrate real life drills into the simulated response activity using an instrumented environment with sensing capabilities.



  Former members

  • Qi Zhong (MS Student)
  • Earth Chandrruangphen (Ph.D. Student)
  • Ali Khodaei (MS Student)
  • Fransisco Luis Adarve (Undergraduate Student)
  • Hussien Sleiman (Undergraduate Student)




  • Linda Bogue (Emergency Management Coordinator, EH&S)


Project Meetings



  • Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Synthetic Humans in Emergency Response Drills", Demo Paper, AAMAS 2006
  • Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Multi-Agent Simulation of Disaster Response", ATDM Workshop in AAMAS 2006.
  • Vidhya Balasubramanian, Daniel Massaguer, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "DrillSim: A Simulation Framework for Emergency Response Drills", ISI 2006.






·                                 Emergency Response Tools

§         Myriad, http://www.crowddynamics.com/Myriad/Intro.htm

    • AEA Technology: Safety and Risk Management Consultant

§         EGRESS, http://www.aeat-safety-and-risk.com/html/egress.html

o        Synthetic Environments for Emergency Response Simulation: Dartmouth University , http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/library/other/utg1004.pdf

o        EPiCS - Emergency Preparedness Incident Command Simulation, http://epics.astcorp.com/

o        Maritime Exodus, http://www.fleetech.com/SS/Exodus/maritimeexodus_main.htm

o        EVI- Modeling Ship Evacuation : http://www.shipevacuation.co.uk/

o        SIMULATING BUILDING EVACUATIONS WITH A MODEL, Ronald Oldengarm, Eighth International IBPSA Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands, August 11-14, 2003 [pdf]

o        Traffic Simulator, http://vwisb7.vkw.tu-dresden.de/~treiber/MicroApplet/

o        RoboCup-Rescue Simulation Project: http://www.rescuesystem.org/robocuprescue/simulation.html

  • Intergration of Emergency Tools

o        National Institute for Standards and Technology: Sanjay Jain, Charles. R. McLean

§         A Framework for Modeling and Simulation For Emergency Response :http://www.informs-cs.org/wsc03papers/132.pdf

o        SOFIA – Los Amos National Laboratory: http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/d/d4/infra/sofia.html

o        Urban Security Project at Los Alamos National Labs

  • Games

o        National Center for Atmospheric Research - Disaster Dynamics: http://swiki.ucar.edu/dd/1  

  • Tools for Training:

o        UMR Firste: First Responders Simulation and Training Environment , http://campus.umr.edu/firste/

o        MERITS - The Mine Emergency Response Interactive Training Simulation, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/topics/educationandtraining/merits.html

o        REMITS - Real-time Emergency Management Interactive Training System, http://www.gpworldwide.com/pdf/domprep/remits_po.pdf

  • Papers to read:

o        A Framework For Modeling and Simulation For Emergency Response :  http://www.informs-cs.org/wsc03papers/132.pdf

o        An Architecture for Integrated Modeling and Simulation for Emergency Response : http://www.mel.nist.gov/msidlibrary/doc/archmodel.pdf

o        An Integrating Framework for Modeling and Simulation for Emergency Response : http://www.mel.nist.gov/msidlibrary/doc/JHSEM.pdf

o        Multi-Agent Simulation for Crisis Management: http://www.lab7.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/publications/02/yohei-kmn2002.pdf

o        Scenario Description Language for Interactive Agents: http://www.digitalcity.jst.go.jp/Q/paper/IEEEcomputer.pdf

o        Scenario Description for Multi-Agent Simulation:                                            http://www.lab7.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/publications/03/yohei-aamas2003.pdf

o        Q: A Scenario Description Language for Interactive Agents:                                       http://www.lab7.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/services/publications/02/02jour01.pdf



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