Situation awareness modeling for emergency management on offshore platforms Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Situation awareness is the first and most important step in emergency management. It is a dynamic step involving evolving conditions and environments. It is an area of active research. This study presents a Markov Logic Network to model SA focusing on fire accidents and emergency evacuation. The model has been trained using empirical data obtained from case studies. The case studies involved human participants who were trained for responding to emergencies involving fire and smoke using a virtual environment. The simulated (queried) and empirical findings are reasonably consistent. The proposed model enables implementing an agent that exploits environmental cues and cognitive states to determine the type of emergency currently being faced. Considering each emergency type as a situation, the model can be used to develop a repertoire of situations for agents so that the repertoire can act as an agents experience for later decision-making.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Danial, S. N., Smith, J., Khan, F., & Veitch, B.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Danial, Syed Nasir||Smith, Jennifer||Khan, Faisal||Veitch, Brian

publication date

  • December 2019