Modeling, Simulation and Visual Analysis of Crowds

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

  • Saad Ali
  • Ko Nishino
  • Dinesh Manocha
  • Mubarak Shah

Part of the The International Series in Video Computing book series (VICO, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Saad Ali, Ko Nishino, Dinesh Manocha, Mubarak Shah
    Pages 1-19
  3. Crowd Simulation and Behavior Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Mohcine Chraibi, Andreas Schadschneider, Armin Seyfried
      Pages 23-41
    3. Jan-Frederik Pietschmann
      Pages 43-65
    4. Maik Boltes, Jun Zhang, Armin Seyfried
      Pages 67-97
    5. Stefania Bandini, Giuseppe Vizzari
      Pages 99-122
    6. Daniel Thalmann, Helena Grillon, Jonathan Maïm, Barbara Yersin
      Pages 123-145
    7. Mubbasir Kapadia, Alexander Shoulson, Funda Durupinar, Norman I. Badler
      Pages 147-180
    8. Sean Curtis, Stephen J. Guy, Basim Zafar, Dinesh Manocha
      Pages 181-209
  4. Visual Analysis of Crowds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Saad Ali, Mubarak Shah
      Pages 213-236
    3. Ko Nishino, Louis Kratz
      Pages 237-265
    4. Avishy Y. Carmi, Lyudmila Mihaylova, François Septier, Sze Kim Pang, Pini Gurfil, Simon J. Godsill
      Pages 325-346
    5. Chen Change Loy, Ke Chen, Shaogang Gong, Tao Xiang
      Pages 347-382
    6. R. Raghavendra, M. Cristani, A. Del Bue, E. Sangineto, V. Murino
      Pages 383-411

About this book


Over the last several years there has been a growing interest in developing computational methodologies for modeling and analyzing movements and behaviors of ‘crowds' of people. This interest spans several scientific areas that includes Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Pedestrian Evacuation Dynamics. Despite the fact that these different scientific fields are trying to model the same physical entity (i.e. a crowd of people), research ideas have evolved independently. As a result each discipline has developed techniques and perspectives that are characteristically their own.

The goal of this book is to provide the readers a comprehensive map towards the common goal of better analyzing and synthesizing the pedestrian movement in dense, heterogeneous crowds. The book is organized into different parts that consolidate various aspects of research towards this common goal, namely the modeling, simulation, and visual analysis of crowds.

Through this book, readers will see the common ideas and vision as well as the different challenges and techniques, that will stimulate novel approaches to fully grasping “crowds."


Computational Approaches for Crowds Cross-Disciplinary Crowd Modeling Crowd Behavior Modeling Crowd Modeling Crowd Simulation Crowd Tracking Pedestrian Evacuation Dynamics Visual Analysis of Crowds

Editors and affiliations

  • Saad Ali
    • 1
  • Ko Nishino
    • 2
  • Dinesh Manocha
    • 3
  • Mubarak Shah
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Vision TechnologiesSRI InternationalPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.Center for Research in Computer VisionUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8482-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8483-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5205
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