Cellular automaton evacuation model coupled with a spatial game (2014)


For web-based real-time safety analyses, we need computationally light simulation models. In this study, we develop an evacuation model, where the agents are equipped with simple decision-making abilities. As a starting point, a well-known cellular automaton (CA) evacuation model is used. In a CA, the agents move in a discrete square grid according to some transition probabilities. A recently introduced spatial game model is coupled to this CA. In the resulting model, the strategy choice of the agent determines his physical behavior in the CA. Thus, our model offers a game-theoretical interpretation to the agents’ movement in the CA.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science