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Sensors 2016, 16(1), 112;

A Time-Aware Routing Map for Indoor Evacuation

Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Zhao, H.; Ronald, N.; Winter, S. A fading memory model for indoor evacuation—Preliminary results. In Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, Australia, 29 November–4 December 2015; pp. 550–556.
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 30 September 2015 / Revised: 31 December 2015 / Accepted: 13 January 2016 / Published: 18 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Indoor Mapping and Navigation)
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Knowledge of dynamic environments expires over time. Thus, using static maps of the environment for decision making is problematic, especially in emergency situations, such as evacuations. This paper suggests a fading memory model for mapping dynamic environments: a mechanism to put less trust on older knowledge in decision making. The model has been assessed by simulating indoor evacuations, adopting and comparing various strategies in decision making. Results suggest that fading memory generally improves this decision making. View Full-Text
Keywords: indoor mapping; indoor evacuation; dynamic environments; decision making indoor mapping; indoor evacuation; dynamic environments; decision making

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