Multi-agent Simulation of a Real Evacuation Scenario: Kiss Nightclub and the Panic Factor

  • Vinicius SilvaEmail author
  • Marcos Scholl
  • Bruna Correa
  • Diana Adamatti
  • Miguel Zinelli Jr.
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10767)


This paper is based on the evacuation scenario of Kiss Nightclub Tragedy in 2012. Marked by imprudence of the responsible people to the national security standards, the event has resulted in many victims. The simulations were modeled with NetLogo using Multi-Agents approach based on real data of the Nightclub and an ‘ideal’ scenario using security standard NBR 9.077 of ABNT (Brazilian National Regulamentation). The environment was modeled using Kiss blueprint. Panic was modeled using psychology basement of the literature. Results show the importance of follow the security standards imposed by ABNT to give secure evacuations of Brazilian buildings. The conclusion shows how important can be the application of this standard in the control of panic disseminate on emergency scenarios in order to provide effective evacuations.


Evacuation model Kiss nightclub Security standards NBR Tragedy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinicius Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcos Scholl
    • 1
  • Bruna Correa
    • 1
  • Diana Adamatti
    • 1
  • Miguel Zinelli Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Program of Post Gradution in Computational ModellingUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG)Rio GrandeBrazil

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