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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(3): 227-233 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.867

A Computational Model of Emotions for the Simulation of Human Emotional Dynamics in Emergency Situations

Mouna Belhaj, Fahem Kebair, and Lamjed Ben Said

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Appraisal, emergencies, emotional dynamics, human behavior.

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.

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