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Modeling and simulation of passenger mass violence event derived from irregular flights in the airport terminal

Quan Shao (College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)
Luo Xiong (College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)
Jia Meng (College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)
Han Songchen (College of Civil Aviation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 3 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze and access the extent that emotion contagion (EC) affects the passenger aggressive behavior, and then reveal key factors triggering the passenger mass violence event (MVE) under an irregular flight situation.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents the group behaviors simulation framework based on multi-agent. The EC model is put forward to explore the EC effect among passengers, integrating the influence of intervention measures, power difference and intimacy. Moreover, the authors propose the aggressive behavior decision-making model tailed to the passenger MVE by combining the improved social force model and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system.

Findings

The experiment results show that the method proposed in this paper can simulate the realistic evolution process of passenger MVE .The EC effect among passengers is the catalyst for the quick spreading of MVE. The intervention measures, such as providing food and endorsing service, can effectively prevent from the MVE situation deterioration.

Originality/value

The research of this paper has important practical significance for the evolution analysis of passenger MVE and provides the basis for airport safety management.

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Acknowledgements

The authors thank the reviewers for helping to improve this paper. This work is supported by Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu province (Grant No. BK2012389) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71303110 and 91024024) and Foundation of Graduate Innovation Center in NUAA (Grant No. kfjj20130222) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.

Citation

Shao, Q., Xiong, L., Meng, J. and Songchen, H. (2014), "Modeling and simulation of passenger mass violence event derived from irregular flights in the airport terminal", Kybernetes, Vol. 43 No. 9/10, pp. 1512-1528. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2014-0064

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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