Publication Details

Keep, D., Bunder, R., Piper, I. & Green, A. (2011). Application of microsimulation towards modelling of behaviours in complex environments. 2011 AAAI Workshop: Applied Adversarial Reasoning and Risk Modeling (pp. 26-33). California, USA: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.


In this paper, we introduce new capabilities to our existing microsimulation framework, Simulacron. These new capabilities add the modelling of behaviours based on motivations and improve our existing non-deterministic movement capacity. We then discuss the application of these new features to a simple, synthetic, proof of concept, scenario involving the transit of people through a corridor and how an induced panic affects their throughput. Finally we describe a more complex scenario, which is currently under development, involving the detonation of an explosive device in a major metropolitan transport hub at peak hour and the analysis of subsequent reaction.