Language design for rescue agents

Itsuki Noda, Tomoichi Takahashi, Shuji Morita, Tetsuhiko Koto, Satoshi Tadokoro

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We are proposing a model of communication and a specification of a language for civilian agents in RoboCup Rescue Simulation System. Robust information systems are critical infrastructures for rescue activities in huge disasters. In order to simulate (and evaluate) a certain rescue information system, we need to design abstract model of agents’ communication, which is an important factor to affect the performance of the rescue activities. Especially communication among civilians, who are the majority in damaged area, will be the primary information source for rescue agents. In order to build the abstract model, we design “four layers model of communication”, which consists of knowledge, attention, device, and transmission layers. Using the model, we can discuss and implement uncertainty and effectiveness of various communication method including mobile phones, broadcasts, blackboards and so on. Then, we design specification languages for civilian agents behave in the simulated disaster world, which can reflect natural language features like uncertainty and lack of words.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Cities II
Subtitle of host publicationComputational and Sociological Approaches - 2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, Revised Papers
EditorsPeter van den Besselaar, Makoto Tanabe, Toru Ishida, Peter van den Besselaar
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)3540439633, 9783540439639
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, 2001 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2001 Oct 182001 Oct 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, 2001


  • Communication
  • Distributed Simulation
  • Location-based
  • Multi-Agent
  • Rescue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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