urbanEXODUS - the large-scale Agent Based Evacuation Model

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Scope, rationale, context: general description. Precise here if this technology is currently use (eg. company name or contact info) The urbanEXODUS software is an agent based, large-scale evacuation simulation modelling tool that allows incident managers to train, plan, prepare and mitigate large scale evacuation scenarios while taking into account the effects of hazards (e.g. wildfire, flood, chemical spills, etc). The urbanEXODUS software can be linked to C2 and Common Operational Picture systems to provide insights on the evacuation performance of an area allowing incident managers to take risk-informed decisions when planning evacuation procedures.

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urbanEXODUS is developed by the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG). FSEG is a multidisciplinary group specialising in the research and development of the advanced modelling software tools SMARTFIRE, a tool that predicts fire hazard propagation, and EXODUS, an evacuation and pedestrian dynamics modelling tool. With over 25 years of experience, including successful participation in EU projects since Framework 4, SMARTFIRE and EXODUS have been used to solve some of the hardest modelling problems throughout the world.
Capable of representing human behaviour under a variety of hazards including their effect on the evacuating population, the urbanEXODUS variant of EXODUS, provides large-scale capabilities to support crisis managers to prepare for a likely disaster by examining a variety of plausible evacuation scenarios for the area of interest. The tool provides insights on the evacuation process and performance and allows for informed decisions to be taken during the response phase of a disaster.
urbanEXODUS is also used to develop novel educational programs that are used to improve community risk awareness and help build community resilience.
The group has a significant and successful track record in formulating large-scale trial protocols, conducting trials, collecting human-factors data and analysing such data to better understand human behaviour in order to improve existing evacuation modelling capabilities beyond the current state-of-the-art.

TRL of the proposed solution - Innovation stage (if applicable) 5-6: Technology Developement & Demonstration

Web addresses/URL of flyers and information Wildfire: trapped on the seashore and seaborne evacuation - The urbanEXODUS agent based evacuation simulation model

Attachment (file) SafeGreece2021-Large-scale-evacuations-Greek-Fires-2021.pdf (311 kB)

Attachment (file) SafeGreece2020-Wildfire-Evacuation_FSEG_UOG_02.pdf (349 kB)