Recent disasters have shown the need to improve emergency plans and the importance of the communica-Tions while managing the emergency. These communications can be modeled as an information transmis-sion problem in multiplex social networks in which agents interact through multiple interaction channels (layers). Here, we propose a hybrid model combining Agent-Based Modeling (ABM), Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS), Network theory and Monte Carlo Simulation. We explore how the infor-mation spread from agents in an emergency plan taking into account several communication channels. We developed formal and simulation models of information dissemination in such emergency plans. We reuse a model architecture based on ABM, DEVS & Network Theory taking into account the behavior of the nodes in the network and the different transmission mechanisms in the layers. Finally, we execute a scenario to observe the communications using a DEVS network modeling platform powered by VLE.

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Conference 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016
Ruiz-Martin, C. (Cristina), Wainer, G.A, Bouanan, Y. (Youssef), Zacharewicz, G. (Gregory), & Paredes, A.L. (Adolfo López). (2017). A hybrid approach to study communication in emergency plans. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 1376–1387). doi:10.1109/WSC.2016.7822191