—Emotions have a considerable effect on human
behaviors and cognitive processes, especially during crisis
situations. Emotion modeling is therefore a key solution to
generate realistic social simulations in crisis situations. In this
context, we intend to model human emotional dynamics and to
study their effect on individual and collective behaviors during
emergency situations. In this paper, we focus on the first part of
this research work which consists in the modeling of emotion
generation in emergency situations. Thus, we provide first a
modeling of the disaster space in a rescue simulation context.
Then, we propose a computational model of the generated
human emotions, basing on the emergency environment. This
model uses the appraisal theories of emotions.
—Appraisal, emergencies, emotional dynamics,
The authors are with the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis (ISG)
and with the Optimization Strategies and Intelligent Information
Engineering Laboratory (SOIE Lab), Le Bardo, 2000, Tunisia (e-mail:
Cite:Mouna Belhaj, Fahem Kebair, and Lamjed Ben Said, "A Computational Model of Emotions for the Simulation of Human Emotional Dynamics in Emergency Situations," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 227-233, 2014.