A Software Library for Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation of Active Shooting Events

Active shooting events are, unfortunately, a common situation. To help civilians, first responders, and governments better understand how to deal with these, a model was developed to simulate such incidents. In addition, the Purdue Institute of Homeland Security built a library to make future models simpler to develop.

Enhanced Operational Management of Airport Ground Support Equipment for Better Aircraft Turnaround Performance

The aircraft turnaround process consists of "ground handling operations" that are required to set an aircraft ready for its subsequent departure. This work focuses on enhancing the planning and real-time allocation of apron operations that are used to turn around an aircraft between two consecutive flights.

Creating Simulated Equivalents to Project Long-Term Population Health Outcomes of Underserved Patients

Simulation models can be used to project the long-term outcomes associated with implementing a public health intervention or program at the population level. The main goal of simulation modeling in this paper was to estimate the long-term colorectal cancer outcomes associated with a first screening through the Colorectal Cancer Control Program among low-income and underserved patients in the U.S.

A Hybrid Modeling Approach for Automated Parcel Lockers as a Last-Mile Delivery Scheme

Urban logistics is becoming increasingly important due to the global rise of e-commerce with home deliveries of small but frequent orders from consumers. The introduction of self-collection delivery systems is an innovation for last mile delivery operations in urban areas and brings new benefits. This paper introduces the application of hybrid modeling approach for the self-collection delivery costs optimization and estimation of future demand based on several socio-economic parameters.

Agent-Based Simulation to Predict Occupants’ Physical-Distancing Behaviors in Educational Buildings

Physical distancing is recommended as the most efficient strategy for defending individuals from long-term global pandemics. It lowers the risk of community spreading, especially for indoor spaces. This paper aims to model physical-distancing behaviors in an educational facility, using agent-based simulation, and evaluate the impact of measures (e.g., controlling classroom capacity, breaktime scheduling) on physical distance violation risks.

Pedestrian Flow Simulation to Prove Effectiveness of Subway Barriers

In the last few years, there has been an increase in accidents involving pedestrians in the Mexico City subway. A proposed solution is to install physical barriers between platforms and tracks. The research team built an agent-based pedestrian flow simulation model to prove the effectiveness of such barriers.