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Role Of Opinion Sharing On The Emergency Evacuation Dynamics, Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan May 2018

Role Of Opinion Sharing On The Emergency Evacuation Dynamics, Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan

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Emergency evacuation is a critical research topic and any improvement to the existing evacuation models will help in improving the safety of the evacuees. Currently, there are evacuation models that have either an accurate movement model or a sophisticated decision model. Individuals in a crowd tend to share and propagate their opinion. This opinion sharing part is either implicitly modeled or entirely overlooked in most of the existing models. Thus, one of the overarching goal of this research is to the study the effect of opinion evolution through an evacuating crowd. First, the opinion evolution in a crowd was modeled ...