Using Simulation for Decision Support: Lessons Learned from FireGrid

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Proc. Conf. on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management ISCRAM'09 (2009)



data acquisition; model-based simulation; high-performance computing; decision support


This paper describes some of the lessons learned from the FireGrid project. It starts with a brief overview of the project. The discussion of the lessons learned that follows is intended for others attempting to develop a similar system, where sensor data is used to steer a super-real time simulation in order to generate predictions that will provide decision support for emergency responders.