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

Hawe, Glenn, Coates, Graham, Wilson, Duncan and Crouch, Roger (2015) Agent-based simulation of emergency response to plan the allocation of resources for a hypothetical two-site major incident. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 46 . pp. 336-345. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2015.06.023

Abstract

During a major incident, the emergency services work together to ensure that those casualties who are critically injured are identified and transported to an appropriate hospital as fast as possible. If the incident is multi-site and resources are limited, the efficiency of this process is compromised as the finite resources must be shared among the multiple sites. 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. Further, how the optimal resource allocation depends on the distribution of casualties across the two sites is investigated. Such application supports the use of agent-based simulation as a tool to aid emergency response.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Emergency response Agent-based simulation Resource allocation optimization
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ID Code:32617
Deposited By: Dr Glenn Hawe
Deposited On:18 Nov 2015 14:51
Last Modified:18 Nov 2015 14:51

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