Modelling Public Security Operations – Evaluation of the Holistic Security Ecosystem (HSE) Proof-of-Concept

Modélisation des opérations de sécurité publique – Évaluation de la validation de principe des écosystèmes holistiques de sécurité


  1. Morris, A.
  2. Ross, W.
  3. Ulieru, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN);New Brunswick Univ, Fredericton NB (CAN) Adaptive Risk Management Lab
More so than engineered systems, human factors, and specifically having humans-in-the-loop, can lead to unforeseen behaviours resulting in unexpected organizational failures. In the world of emergency response, these failures may be related not only to response activities, but also to information processing and sharing that consequently undermine the organizational ecosystems’ situational awareness of unfolding events. The TIF project, Modelling Public Security Operations, has the goal of accounting for the human factor by more fully exploring its inherent complexity through experiments and simulations. This work reviews the development of a new capability in this area using computer simulation, as well as the lessons learned from this effort. It represents a detailed proof-of-concept into how human factors can be explored through multi-agent systems. The modelling and simulation challenge remains that more research on human factors must be conducted, including work to support improved validation methods for computer human-factor models.

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Organizations;organizational design;whole of government;comprehensive approach;modelling and simulation;agent-based simulation;groups;group dynamics;decision making;group behaviour;enterprise architecture;business process modelling;human factors
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-CR-2012-026 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2012
Number of Pages
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