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Simulating Crowds in Egress Scenarios

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 1-3
  3. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 5-17
  4. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 19-45
  5. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 47-71
  6. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 73-94
  7. Vinícius J. Cassol, Soraia R. Musse, Cláudio R. Jung, Norman I. Badler
    Pages 95-97
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-107

About this book

Introduction

This book describes from a computer science viewpoint the software, methods of simulating and analysing crowds with a particular focus on the effects of panic in emergency situations.

The power of modern technology impacts on modern life in multiple ways every day. A variety of scientific models and computational tools have been developed to improve human safety and comfort in built environments. In particular, understanding pedestrian behaviours during egress situations is of considerable importance in such contexts. Moreover, some places are built for large numbers of people (such as train stations and airports and high volume special activities such as sporting events). 

Simulating Crowds in Egress Scenarios discusses the use of computational crowd simulation to reproduce and evaluate egress performance in specific scenarios. Several case studies are included, evaluating the work and different analyses, and comparisons of simulation data versus data obtained from real-life experiments are given.

Keywords

Crowd simulation panic situations crowd analysis evacuation scenarios crowd behaviour

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Virtual Humans Simulation LabPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.The Institute of InformaticsFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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