Integrating fire suppression into a DEVS cellular forest fire spread model Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper deals with modeling and simulation of surface forest fire spread and suppression using the discrete event system specification (DEVS) cellspace approach. The event-based modeling approach allows for timely simulation-based predictions of forest, fire spread and suppression in uniform and non-uniform environmental conditions. This paper proposes a conceptual model for a coupled forest cell model comprising of a forest cell agent atomic model and a forest cell atomic model The forest cell agent atomic model will allow for modeling and simulation of more complex fire suppression strategies to control fire spread. The proposed basic model provides an advance toward developing a real-time or fast-as-can decision support simulation system for predicting forest fire spread and the effects of fire suppression attempts.

published proceedings

  • Simulation Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Ntaimo, L., & Zeigler, B. P.

complete list of authors

  • Ntaimo, L||Zeigler, BP

publication date

  • December 2005