The need for a verification and validation protocol for evacuation models

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Abstract

To date, there is no standard Verification and Validation (V&V) protocol for the evaluation of evacuation model predictions. This paper is intended to open a discussion on the main issues associated with the definition of a standard procedure for the V&V of building fire evacuation models. Examples of such issues are discussed, namely 1) the definition of tests able to investigate the capability of evacuation models of representing emergent behaviours, 2) a discussion on the methods employed to study the uncertainty caused by the use of distributions or stochastic variables in evacuation modelling, 3) the definition of the acceptance criteria of a standard V&V protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsThunderhead Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) 2014 - Gaithersburg, MD (USA)
Duration: 2014 Sep 8 → …

Conference

ConferenceFire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) 2014
Period2014/09/08 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Building Technologies

Keywords

  • evacuation modelling
  • verification: validation: protocol: simulation

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