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Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (2010)
Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (2010)

6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics - PED 2012

Next conference

The 7th edition (PED 2014) will be held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands from 22-24 October 2014.


Weidmann, U., U. Kirsch and M. Schreckenberg (2014) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012, Springer, Heidelberg.

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About the Conference

The continuously growing number of events with hundreds to thousands of visitors, the increasing complexity of the built environment - faced with on-going growth of pedestrian movement - and the need to be prepared to handle more and more complex incident scenarios of fire, terrorism, and large-scale community disasters give reason to focus on the understanding of the behaviour of humans as pedestrians and also evacuation dynamics. The aim is to provide answers for policy makers, planners, designers, and emergency management to solve real world problems in this rapidly developing field.

The Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED) conference will address both pedestrian and evacuation dynamics. A better understanding of human behaviour is the key to planning and management of pedestrian flows. A limited view from only one perspective or from one planning discipline respectively seems not to be promising for resolving the problems due to the advancing level of complexity. Furthermore a link is needed from research to practice to become aware of problems on the one hand and methods and tools on the other hand.

The PED conference is the place to present research results, practical experiences, real world problems and to communicate and discuss between/beyond disciplines.

PED 2012 will be the sixth edition of this successful conference series that started in Duisburg, Germany in 2001. Previous conferences had also been held in Greenwich, UK (2003), Vienna, Austria (2005), Wuppertal, Germany (2008) and Gaithersburg, USA (2010).

Confirmed keynote speakers
Marjolein de Jong Universiteit Hasselt "The characteristics and needs of pedestrians with mobility impairments - How to move around comfortably and safely with a reduced ability to walk, see, hear, feel or process information"
Uwe Hanebeck Karlsruhe Institute of Technology "Multimodal Extended Range Telepresence in Pedestrian Simulation"
Paul I. Weinmann ICTS Europe, Amsterdam "Behavior Assessment of Individuals in Crowds - a View from the Perspective of Aviation and Airport Security"
Mehdi Moussaïd Max Planck Institute, Berlin "The modeling of human crowd behavior: Where physics meets cognitive science"
Peter Jenkins Building Design Partnership, Manchester "Shaping the space: turning function into inspiration"
Andrew Hutton Network Rail, London "London Bridge – the significant role ped modelling plays in designing the new station and how to deliver it"
Chris Kemp Buckinghamshire New University "New developments in crowd management, safety and dynamics - Managing risk for safer crowded places"
Evening presentation / Press event
Thomas Brudermann University of Graz "Mass psychology revisited - Insights from Social Psychology, Neuroscience and Simulation"

Conference topics include

Papers and posters presenting recent work on major practical planning projects are also welcome. The projects should involve the latest pedestrian research findings.

Conference delegates / target audience include


6 June 2012

U. Walter
Opening Presentation:
The missing link to practice

P. Jenkins
Shaping the space:
turning function into inspiration
  Parallel sessions  

T. Kretz
The effect of integrating travel time

V. Reuter, B.S. Bergner, G. Köster, M. Seitz, F. Treml, D. Hartmann
On Modeling Groups in Crowds:
Empirical Evidence and Simulation Results Including Large Groups

G. Köster, F. Treml, M. Seitz, W. Klein
Validation of crowd models including social groups

M. D' Orazio, G. Bernardini
An experimental study on the correlation between “attachment to belongings” “pre-movement” time

L. Ulriksen, A.S. Dederichs
Evacuation of day care centres for children 0-6 years:
Simulations using Simulex

M. Kinsey, E. Galea, P. Lawrence
Modelling Evacuation using Escalators:
a London Underground Dataset

C. Appert-Rolland
Experimental Study of Pedestrian Dynamics

L. Bourgois, J-M. Auberlet
Pedestrian Agent Based Model Suited to Heterogeneous Interactions Overseen by Perception

J. Dijkstra
Measuring Individual's Egress Preference in Wayfinding Through Virtual Navigation Experiments
  Parallel sessions  

H. Mayer
Influence of Emissions on Pedestrian Evacuation

C. Rogsch
A Way to Define A Standard For Evacuation Calculations

M. Nasir
Fuzzy Prediction of Pedestrian Steering Behavior with Local Environmental Effects

E. Kirik, A. Malyshev, E. Popel
Fundamental diagram as a model input:
direct movement equation of pedestrian dynamics
F. Zanlungo, Y. Chigodo, T. Ikeda, T. Kanda
Experimental study and modelling of pedestrian space occupation and motion pattern in a real world environment

L. Künzer
Psychological Aspects of German Signal Words in Evacuation Warnings

M. Okaya, T. Takahashi
Effect of guidance information and human    relations among agents on crowd evacuation behavior

M. de Jong
The characteristics and needs of pedestrians with mobility impairments
  Parallel sessions  

M. Schulz
Stochastic transition model for pedestrian dynamics

T. Fujiyama
The Effects of the Design Factors of the Train-Platform Interface on Pedestrian Movements

D. Bauer, J. Gantner,
Including Route Choice Models into Pedestrian Movement Simulation Models

D. Hartmann, J. Mille, A. Pfaffinger, C. Royer
Dynamic Medium Scale Navigation Using Dynamic Floor Fields

P. Townsend
Pedestrian Gap Acceptance in Micro-Simulation Modelling

F. Huth, G. Bärwolff, H. Schwandt
A Macroscopic Multiple Species Pedestrian Flow Model Based on Heuristics Implemented with Finite Volumes

M. Chraibi
A simplified force model and enhancedsteering for a quantitative description ofpedestrian dynamics

M. Campanella, S. Hoogendoorn, W. Daamen
Quantitative and qualitative validation forgeneral use of pedestrian models

T. Korhonen, K. Naveesh Reddy, A.K. Babbar
FDS+Evac Model Validation for Seated Row
Aircraft and Cinema Theatre

U.D. Hanebeck
Multimodal Extended Range Telepresence in Pedestrian Simulation
  Parallel sessions  

M. Plaue
On measuring pedestrian density and flowfields in dense as well as sparse crowds
S. Bonneaud
A Behavioral Dynamics Approach to Modeling Realistic Pedestrian Behavior

S. Burghardt
Fundamental Diagram of Stairs:
Critcal Review and Topographical Measurements

K. Rio, W.H. Warren
A data-driven model of pedestrian following and emergent crowd behavior

C. Rudloff, T. Matyus, S. Seer
Comparison of different Calibration Techniques on Simulated Data

M. Schultz, L. Rößger, H. Fricke, B. Schlag
Group dynamic behavior and psychometric profiles as substantial driver for pedestrian dynamics

T. Brudermann
Mass Psychology Revisited:
Insights from Social Psychology, Neuroscience and Simulation
7 June 2012

P.I. Weinmann
Behavior assessment of individuals in crowds:
A perspective of civil aviation security
  Parallel sessions  

R. Jobanputra
The development and calibration of an agent-
based micro-simulation model for vehicle-
pedestrian interaction

H. Aydt, M.H. Lees, S.J. Turner, W. Cai
Toward simulation-based egress optimization in smart buildings using symbiotic simulation

C. Dobler
Integration of a multi-modal simulation module into a framework for large-scale transport systems simulation
B13 H. Schrom-Feiertag, T. Matyus, M. Brunnhuber
Simulation of Handicapped People Finding their Way through Transport Infrastructures

T. Osaragi, T. Morisawa, T. Oki
Simulation Model of Evacuation Behavior Following a Large-scale Earthquake that Takes into Account Various Attributes of Residents and Transient Occupants

J. Pettré
Velocity-based models for crowd simulation
C14 D.C. Duives, W. Daamen, S.P. Hoogendoorn
Trajectory analysis of crowd movements at a Dutch Music Festival

G. Bärwolff, M. Chen, F. Huth, G. Lämmel, M. Plaue, H. Schwandt
Methods for Modeling and Simulation of Multi-Destination Pedestrian Crowds

M. Moussaïd
The Modelling of Human Crowd Behaviour:
Where physics and cognitive science meet
  Parallel sessions  

A.U. Kemloh
Empirical Study and Modelling of Pedestrians’ Route Choice in a Complex Facility

P. Tofiło, M. Cisek, K. Łącki
The Study on the Effects of the Counter-Flow on the Evacuation of People from Tall Buildings

R. Zinke, G. Hofinger, L. Künzer
Psychological aspects of human dynamics in underground evacuation:
Field experiments

G. Lämmel, M. Plaue
Getting out of the way:
collision avoiding pedestrian models

I. Martinez
Methodology for pedestrian simulation with complex/random routes in public spaces

L. Adiaviakoye
Collection of data stemming from the fine trajectory of the pedestrians

C. Kemp
Managing crowded spaces

D. Manocha
Velocity-space approaches for multi-agent and crowd simulation

M. Shah
Automatic Detection and Tracking of Pedestrains
8 June 2012

A. Hutton
London Bridge Station, The Role of Ped
Pedestrian Modelling and Design Development
  Parallel sessions  

H. Klüpfel
Decision Support (PedGo Guardian)

Q. Li, Z. Fang, Q. Li
Ant colony based evacuation route optimization model for mixed pedestrian-vehicle flows

K.L. Marsh, C.T. Wilkie, P.B. Luh, Z. Zhang, T. Gifford, N. Olderman
Crowd Guidance in Building Emergencies:
Using Virtual Reality Experiments to Confirm Macroscopic Mathematical Modeling of Psychological Variables

S. Curtis, D. Manocha
Pedestrian reasoning using geometric reasoning in velocity space

D. Yanagisawaa, A. Tomoedab, K. Nishinaric
Influence of Rhythm and Velocity Variance on
Pedestrian Flow

T. Chen, L. Pan, G. Zhang
Study of human behavior before evacuation

L. Feng, C. Miller-Hooks
Modeling pedestrian route choice during large public gatherings

A.S. Mordvintsev, V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya, M.H. Lees, P.M.A. Sloot
Simulation of City Evacuation Coupled to Flood Dynamics

U. Weidmann
PED 2012:
Impressions and Thanks


6-8 June 2012

C. Appert-Rolland, P. Degond, S. Motsch A macroscopic model for bidirectional pedestrian flow
D. Fukuda, T. Seo, K. Yamada, H. Yaginuma, N. Matsuyama
An econometric based pedestrian walking behaviour model implicitly considering strategic or tactical decisions

V. Viswanathan, M. Lees An information processing based model of pre-evacuation behavior for agent based egress simulation

M.L. Federici, A. Gorrini, L. Manenti, G. Vizzari
An innovative scenario for pedestrian data collection:
The observation of an admission test at the University of Milano-Bicocca

T. Rinne, T. Korhonen, P. Grönberg
Bottlenecks in Evacuation Design:
An Experimental Study

B. Forell, H. Klüpfel, S. Schelter, V. Schneider
Comparison of Evacuation Simulation Models:
Simulex, Aseri, buildingExodus and PedGo applied to an Auditorium

G. Wurzer
Early-stage egress simulation for process-driven buildings

R.L. Galiza, L. Ferreira, P. Charles
Estimating PCE-Type Factors for Heterogeneous Pedestrian Traffic Using Simulation

S. Hebben
Evacuation Analyses for Venues:
Systematic Approach and Comparison to Evacuation Trials

S. Göttlich, S. Kühn, J.P. Ohst, S. Ruzika
Evacuation dynamics influenced by spreading hazardous material

P. Gessler
Evacuation Exercises in a TV Studio:
Comparison to Simulation Results

B. Krausz, C. Bauckhage
Integrating lateral swaying of pedestrians into simulations

D. Durst, G. Lämmel, H. Klüpfel
Large-scale Multi-Modal Evacuation Analysis with an Application to Hamburg

K.V. Kostas, A.-A.I. Ginnis, C.G. Politis, P.D. Kaklis
Motions effect for crowd modeling aboard ships

A. Danalet, M. Bierlaire, B. Farooq
Estimating Pedestrian Destinations using Traces from WiFi Infrastructures

C. Jaisung, K. Sangyoup, K. Sunggyu, J. Minsu, K. Yongseok, K. Jinkug
Pedestrian Conflicts, Pedestrian Comfort Levels, and Current Pedestrian Levels of Service

B.R. Werberich, C.O. Pretto, H.B.B. Cybis
Simulation Model for Vehicle and Pedestrian Interaction Considering Road Crossing Activities

H. Klüpfel
Large Events:
Specific Requirements for Evacuation Analysis

H. Klüpfel The Loveparade Disaster:
Causes and Consequences

M. Boltes, A. Seyfried
Tracking People in Crowded Scenes:
Markerless Extraction of Trajectories with Stereo Recordings

A. Kneidl, D. Hartmann, A. Borrmann
Using a hybrid multi-scale model for simulating pedestrian behavior

M. Kaitsuji, A. Hokugo
Venue suitability for large-scael events from the viewpoint of safety measures

S. Münchow, I. Enukidze, S. Sarstedt, T. Thiel-Clemen
A Modular Testbed for Crowd Evacuation Simulation

Information for Authors

The conference proceedings will include written contributions of poster and oral presentations as well as keynote talks. All papers are due 11 May 2012.

Layout guidelines for papers, posters, oral presentations and keynotes

To allow easy editing, all papers should be prepared in MS Word format according to the proceedings layout guidelines. Different MS Word templates are provided by Springer:

Please adhere to the following requirements considering the number of pages for each paper:

The number of pages includes summary, figures and references.

How to submit your paper?

To upload your full paper for the PED 2012 proceedings, please use the following link. You will then be re-directed to the official ETH paper handling system called Evento. After having created your Evento user account and provided your contact information, you will then receive a password by e-mail to access your account. The same account can also be used to register as a delegate.
For the paper upload the file size guideline is 4 MB.

Files for oral presentations

Delegates who give an oral presentation at the conference, should bring their presentation file - preferably MS PowerPoint (or Apple Keynote) plus a PDF version as backup - to the Welcome Reception on June 5th. Delegates who are not able to attend the Welcome Reception, are kindly asked to deliver their files at the registration desk on June 6th from 7:30h to 8:30h. All the presentations are going to be stored on the computers (Mac OS 10.7.4, MS Office 2011, Keynote (iWork '09)) that are exclusively reserved for that purpose. There will be no exchange of delegate's laptops going on between each talk during the parallel sessions. Guideline for length of presentation: 18' talk + 5' questions.

Poster requirements

There are no specific layout requirements for posters except that they must be in portrait format, not landscape.The corresponding short papers (8 pages) must be prepared according to the guidelines mentioned above. Maximum paper size for each poster is A0 format which equals 841mm x 1189 mm or approx. 33" x 47". (Please respect this maximum size because two posters are going to share one movable wall at a time.) Posters can be attached to the wooden walls by using pushpins, starting June 5th at 17:00h and June 6th at 7:30h. Volunteers will be present at the poster exhibition area to help you.

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