Modeling Evacuees' Exit Selection with Best Response Dynamics

Harri Ehtamo, Simo Heliövaara, Simo Hostikka, Timo Korhonen

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    We present a model for occupants’ exit selection in emergency evacuations. The model is based on the game theoretic concept of best response dynamics, where each player updates his strategy periodically according to other players’ strategies. A fixed point of the system of all players’ best response functions defines a Nash equilibrium of the game. In the model the players are the occupants and the strategies are the possible target exits. We present a mathematical formulation for the model and analyze its properties with simple test simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2008
    EditorsWolfram W.F. Klingsch, Christian Rogsch, Andreas Schadschneider, Michael Shreckenberg
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-04504-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04503-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
    EventThe PED 2008 Conference in Wuppertal, Germany -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


    ConferenceThe PED 2008 Conference in Wuppertal, Germany
    Period1/01/10 → …

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