Can agent-based modelling and virtual environment technologies be used to create a decision support, response planning and risk assessment system for emergence preparedness?
By using state-of-the-art agent-based modelling and virtual environment technologies, we have built an affordable, flexible and powerful system for decision support, response planning and risk assessment. This system allows the user to explore the spatial-temporal features of the environment and for risk analysis through analyzing different potential scenarios. In this simulation system, we not only easily can create crowds with over 10,000 members. We also allow the user to immerse themselves into the crowds via the virtual environment technologies.