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A Framework for Modeling and Simulation for Emergency Response



Sanjay Jain, Charles R. McLean


A number of modeling and simulation tools have been developed and more are being developed for emergency response applications. The available simulation tools are mostly meant for standalone use. Addressing an emergency incident requires addressing multiple interdependent aspects of the situation. The simulation tools addressing different aspect of emergency situation need to be integrated to provide the whole picture to planners, trainers and responders. A framework is required to ensure that modeling and simulation tools can be systematically integrated together to address the overall response. This paper proposes a framework for integration of modeling, simulation and visualization tools for emergency response. The development and implementation of the proposed framework will significantly improve the nation?s capability in the emergency response area.
Proceedings Title
2003 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Location


emergency response, framerwork, integration, modeling, simulation, simulation tools


Jain, S. and McLean, C. (2003), A Framework for Modeling and Simulation for Emergency Response, 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021