NICTA Evacuation Planner: Actionable Evacuation Plans with Contraflows

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Even, Caroline; Pillac, Victor; Van Hentenryck, Pascal


2014-08-18


Conference Material


Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2014 (PAIS2014)


Prague, Czech Republic


1143-1148


Evacuations are a critical aspect of disaster management, and generally the first prevention measure to ensure the safety of persons under the threat of a forthcoming disaster. Designing evacuation plans is a complex task that requires to take into account multiple factors to limit congestion and ensure that all evacuees reach safety in time. In this work, we propose a conflict-based path-generation heuristic that models contraflows and a web-based intelligent system targeted at local authorities and emergency services. The contributions of this paper are threefold: first, we propose the first scalable approach to produce actionable evacuation plans that simultaneously plan the evacuation and select contraflow roads; second, we present NICTA Evacuation Planner, a user oriented tool to model, plan, and simulate evacuations; finally, we illustrate the benefits of contraflows on two large-scale case studies.


evacuation planning, contraflow


https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-1143


http://www.ecai2014.org/pais/


nicta:7929


Even, Caroline; Pillac, Victor; Van Hentenryck, Pascal. NICTA Evacuation Planner: Actionable Evacuation Plans with Contraflows. In: Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2014 (PAIS2014); Prague, Czech Republic. 2014-08-18. 1143-1148.https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-1143



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