Integrating Decentralized Indoor Evacuation with Information Depositories in the Field
Haifeng Zhao, Stephan Winter, Martin Tomko
ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION | MDPI | Published : 2017
The lonelier evacuees find themselves, the riskier become their wayfinding decisions. This research supports single evacuees in a dynamically changing environment with risk-aware guidance. It deploys the concept of decentralized evacuation, where evacuees are guided by smartphones acquiring environmental knowledge and risk information via exploration and knowledge sharing by peer-to-peer communication. Peer-to-peer communication, however, relies on the chance that people come into communication range with each other. This chance can be low. To bridge between people being not at the same time at the same places, this paper suggests information depositories at strategic locations to improve in..View full abstract
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This work has been supported by the ARC (DP170100153) and a CSC research scholarship.