A selection of publications from researchers with the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC), Old Dominion University.

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Submissions from 2018

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The 'New Normal' of Flooding in Portsmouth, Virginia: Perspectives, Experiences, and Adaptive Responses of Residents and Business Owners in Low to Moderate-Income Communities, Donta Council, Michelle Covi, Wie Yusuf, Joshua Behr, Makayla Brown, Old Dominion University Resilience Collaborative, and Virginia Sea Grant

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Forecasting Changes in Religiosity and Existential Security with an Agent-Based Model, Ross J. Gore, Carlos Lemos, F. LeRon Shults, and Wesley J. Wildman

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Temporal and Spatiotemporal Investigation of Tourist Attraction Visit Sentiment on Twitter, Jose J. Padilla, Hamdi Kavak, Christopher J. Lynch, Ross J. Gore, and Saikou Y. Diallo

Submissions from 2017

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Augmenting Bottom-Up Metamodels with Predicates, Ross J. Gore, Saikou Diallo, Christopher Lynch, and Jose Padilla

Submissions from 2016

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Research, Cooperation, a Vision for Combatting Rising Seas, Joshua Behr

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Joshua G. Behr

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Emergency Department Frequent Utilization for Non-Emergent Presentments: Results from a Regional Urban Trauma Center Study, Joshua G. Behr and Rafael Diaz

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Health Service Utilization and Poor Health Reporting in Asthma Patients, Joshua G. Behr, Rafael Diaz, and Muge Akpinar-Elci

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Building Resiliency in Response to Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding: Comprehensive Planning in Hampton Roads, Joshua G. Behr, Rafael Diaz, and Molly Mitchell

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Integrating a Simple Traffic Incident Model for Rapid Evacuation Analysis, Andrew J. Collins, R. Michael Robinson, Peter Foytik, Craig Jordan, and Barry C. Ezell

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Panic That Spreads Sociobehavioral Contagion in Pedestrian Evacuations, Terra Elzie, Erika Frydenlund, Andrew J. Collins, and R. Michael Robinson

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Social Phenomena: From Data Analysis to Models, by Bruno Gonçalves and Nicola Perra. Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2015 (Book Review), Erika Frydenlund

Submissions from 2015

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Framework for Classifying Compliance and Medical Immediacy among Low-Acuity Presentations at an Urban Trauma Center, Joshua G. Behr, Rafael Diaz, Barry Knapp, and Cynthia Kratzke

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Analysis of the Cost of Emergency Managers' Meeting Load: A Hampton Road Case-Study, Andrew J. Collins, David W. Flanagan, and Barry Ezell

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Estimating Cost Adjustments Required to Accomplish Target Savings in Chronic Disease Management Interventions: A Simulation Study, Rafael Diaz, Joshua G. Behr, and Bruce S. Britton

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You Are What You Tweet: Connecting the Geographic Variation in America's Obesity Rate to Twitter Content, Ross J. Gore, Saikou Diallo, and Jose Padilla

Submissions from 2014

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Hurricane Preparedness: Community Vulnerability and Medically Fragile Populations, Joshua G. Behr and Rafael Diaz

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Do Groups Matter? An Agent-based Modeling Approach to Pedestrian Egress, Andrew Collins, Terra Elzie, Erika Frydenlund, and R. Michael Robinson

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Generic Incident Model for Investigating Traffic Incident Impacts on Evacuation Times in Large-Scale Emergencies, Andrew J. Collins, Peter Foytik, Erika Frydenlund, R. Michael Robinson, and Craig A. Jordan

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Toward a Formalism of Modeling and Simulation Using Model Theory, Saikou Y. Diallo, Jose Padilla, Ross Gore, Heber Herencia-Zapana, and Andreas Tolk

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A Hybridized Approach to Validation: The Role of Sociological Research Methods in Pedestrian Modeling, Erika Frydenlund, Terra Elzie, Andrew Collins, and R. Michael Robinson

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Agent-Based Simulation of Mass Shootings: Determining How to Limit the Scale of a Tragedy, Roy Hayes and Reginald Hayes

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Measuring Sense of Presence and User Characteristics to Predict Effective Training in an Online Simulated Virtual Environment, Gianluca De Leo, Leigh A. Diggs, Elena Radici, and Thomas W. Mastaglio

Submissions from 2013

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Researching Storms to Prepare for the Next One, Joshua Behr and Rafael Diaz

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Disparate Health Implications Stemming From the Propensity of Elderly and Medically Fragile Populations to Shelter in Place During Severe Storm Events, Joshua G. Behr and Rafael Diaz

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Special Issue: M&S Optimization Applications in Industry and Engineering, Part 2, Rafael Diaz and Andreas Tolk

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Path Clearance for Emergency Vehicles Through the Use of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, Craig Jordan, Mecit Cetin, and R. Michael Robinson

Submissions from 2012

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Anthropogenic Climate Change and Allergic Diseases, James Blando, Leonard Bielory, Viann Nguyen, Rafael Diaz, and Hueiwang Anna Jeng

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A System Dynamics Model for Simulating Ambulatory Health Care Demands, Rafael Diaz, Joshua G. Behr, and Mandar Tulpule

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Distribution Analysis of Freight Transportation with Gravity Model and Genetic Algorithm, Jun Duanmu, Peter Foytik, Asad Khattak, and R. Michael Robinson

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Identifying Factors that Influence Terrorist Decisions and Target Selection, Barry C. Ezell, Joshua Behr, and Andrew Collins

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Lack of Communication Even When Using Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices: Are We Forgetting About the Three Components of Language, Gianluca De Leo, Margaret Lubas, and Jennifer R. Mitchell

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An Epidemiological Model of Rift Valley Fever with Spatial Dynamics, Tianchan Niu, Holly D. Gaff, Yiannis E. Papelis, and David M. Hartley

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Evacuee Route Choice Decisions in a Dynamic Hurricane Evacuation Context, R. Michael Robinson and Asad Khattak

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Theoretically-Driven Infrastructure for Supporting Health Care Teams Training at a Military Treatment Facility, T. Robert Turner Jr. and V. Andrea Parodi

Submissions from 2011

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Effects of Lateral Ligament Sectioning on the Stability of the Ankle and Subtalar Joint, Stacie I. Ringleb, Ajaya Dhakal, Claude D. Anderson, Sebastian Bawab, and Rajesh Paranjape

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Selection of Source and Use of Traffic Information in Emergency Situations, R. Michael Robinson and Asad Khattak

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Special Issue on Information Dissemination and New Services in P2P Systems, Min Song, Sachin Shetty, Wenbin Jiang, and E. K. Park

Submissions from 2010

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Route Change Decision Making by Hurricane Evacuees Facing Congestion, R. Michael Robinson and Asad Khattak

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The Geometric Growth of M&S Education: Pushing Forward, Pushing Outward, John A. Sokolowski and Catherine M. Banks

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Effects of Training on Physical Performance Wearing Personal Protective Equipment, David P. Swain, James A. Onate, Stacie I. Ringleb, Dayanand N. Naik, and Marlene DeMaio

Submissions from 2009

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A Two-Population Insurgency in Colombia: Quasi-Predator-Prey Models - A Trend Towards Simplicity, John A. Adam, John A. Sokolowski, and Catherine M. Banks

Submissions from 2008

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A Practical Approach to Robotic Design for the DARPA Urban Challenge, Benjamin J. Patz, Yiannis Papelis, Remo Pillat, Gary Stein, and Don Harper