Environmental effect on egress simulation Conference Paper uri icon


  • Evacuation and egress simulations can be a useful tool for studying the effect of design decisions on the flow of agent movement. This type of simulation can be used to determine before hand the effect of design decisions and enable exploration of potential improvements. In this work, we study at how agent egress is affected by the environment in real world and large scale virtual environments and investigate metrics to analyze the flow. Our work differs from many evacuation systems in that we support grouping restrictions between agents (e.g., families or other social groups traveling together), and model scenarios with multiple modes of transportation with physically realistic dynamics (e.g., individuals walk from a building to their own cars and leave only when all people in the group arrive). 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

name of conference

  • Motion in Games

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodriguez, S., Giese, A., Amato, N. M., Zarrinmehr, S., Al-Douri, F., & Clayton, M. J.

complete list of authors

  • Rodriguez, S||Giese, A||Amato, NM||Zarrinmehr, S||Al-Douri, F||Clayton, MJ

editor list (cited editors)

  • Kallmann, M., & Bekris, K.

publication date

  • November 2012