A Novel Way of Using Simulations to Support Urban Security Operations

Authors

  • Marcel Kvassay Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
  • Ladislav Hluchý Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
  • Štefan Dlugolinský Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
  • Bernhard Schneider Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, 85077 Manching
  • Holger Bracker Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, 82024 Taufkirchen
  • Aleš Tavčar Department of Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Matjaž Gams Department of Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Marc Contat AIP (TCOIC4) - Advanced Information Processing, Airbus Defence and Space, 78996 Elancourt Cedex
  • Łukasz Dutka Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
  • Dariusz Król Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH & Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
  • Michał Wrzeszcz Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH & Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków
  • Jacek Kitowski Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH & Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków

Keywords:

Agent-based simulation, human behaviour modelling, behaviour cloning, virtual training, mission analysis, security operations, military operations in urban terrain, asymmetric warfare

Abstract

The growing importance of security operations in urban terrain has triggered many attempts to address the perceived gaps in the readiness of security forces for this type of combat. One way to tackle the problem is to employ simulation techniques. Simulations are widely used to support both mission rehearsal and mission analysis, but these two applications tend to be seen as distinctly separate. We argue that integrating them in a unified framework can bring significant benefits for end-users. We perform a structured walk-through of such a unified system, in which a novel approach to integration through the behaviour cloning enabled the system to capture the operational knowledge of security experts, which is often difficult to express verbally. This capability emerged as essential for the operation of the integrated system. We also illustrate how the interplay between the system components for the mission analysis and mission rehearsal is realized.

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Author Biographies

Marcel Kvassay, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Department of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Ladislav Hluchý, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Department of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Štefan Dlugolinský, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Department of Parallel and Distributed Computing

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Published

2016-03-02

How to Cite

Kvassay, M., Hluchý, L., Dlugolinský, Štefan, Schneider, B., Bracker, H., Tavčar, A., Gams, M., Contat, M., Dutka, Łukasz, Król, D., Wrzeszcz, M., & Kitowski, J. (2016). A Novel Way of Using Simulations to Support Urban Security Operations. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 34(6), 1201–1233. Retrieved from http://www.cai.sk/ojs/index.php/cai/article/view/3172

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