Towards a taxonomy of crisis management simulation tools

Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Sébastien Truptil, Frédérick Bénaben


Experimentation is an essential element to improve crisis management and to assess crisis management tools. Unfortunately, for the moment, real crisis management experimentations are episodic and generally focus on a specific geographical and/or… Continue reading

Introspect Model: Competency Assessment in the Virtual World

Katherine Lamb, Martijn Boosman, Jim Davies


Over the last decade the number of operational incidents responded to, has the UK Fire and Rescue Service has diminished by approximately 40% (Knight, 2013). This reduction in incident number and consequential experiential… Continue reading

Influence of Information-Hearsay on Wide-Area Evacuation at a Large Earthquake

Takuya Tsuchiya, Toshihiro Osaragi, Takuya Oki


In order to evacuate smoothly and safely at a large earthquake, it is important to obtain the information on property damages (such as street-blockage and fire) and on evacuation areas by hearsay, guidance… Continue reading

Enhancing the quality of contingency planning by simulation

Hanna Honkavuo, Markus Jähi, Ari Kosonen, Kalevi Piira, Kalev Rannat, Jari Soininen, Merik Meriste, Kuldar Taveter


Contingency planning is a significant challenge when dealing with rarely occurring cases. First of all, the situation related threats can be difficult to… Continue reading