Researchers at University of Southern Mississippi have developed a simulation model for evaluating plans for evacuating stadiums in case of an emergency. In SportEvac, up to 70,000 avatars leave the stadium. Each avatar represents someone attending the event and is programmed to behave as humans actually behave. The intended users are emergency management agencies working with organizations like universities and sports organizations. The development was funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
SNS TourSolver is a vehicle routing application developed to help public health officials plan for the distribution of medication in a public health emergency.
The Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) at CDC will be hosting a webinar on the new version of SNS TourSolver. The webinar will be at 2 PM EDT on June 10, 2010, and should last about 25 minutes.
According to CDC:
The new version has been tailored to reflect the unique distribution requirements of an SNS response, and including dramatic improvements to increase the ease of use.
For more information, contact Rick Pietz at eoj3@CDC.GOV.