Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2012

  • Ulrich Weidmann
  • Uwe Kirsch
  • Michael Schreckenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Afshin Dehghan, Haroon Idrees, Amir Roshan Zamir, Mubarak Shah
      Pages 3-19
    3. Nicolas Le Glatin, Isabelle Milford, Andrew Hutton
      Pages 21-37
    4. Mehdi Moussaïd, Jonathan D. Nelson
      Pages 75-90
  3. Experiment and Evacuation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Edwin Richard Galea, Steven Deere, Robert Brown, Lazaros Filippidis
      Pages 109-123
    3. Athanassios Kosmopoulos, Stavros Katsoulis
      Pages 135-141
    4. Mizar Luca Federici, Andrea Gorrini, Lorenza Manenti, Giuseppe Vizzari
      Pages 143-150
    5. Dorine C. Duives, Winnie Daamen, Serge Hoogendoorn
      Pages 151-166
    6. Burkhard Forell, Hubert Klüpfel, Volker Schneider, Sören Schelter
      Pages 189-196
    7. Kerry L. Marsh, Christian T. Wilkie, Peter B. Luh, Zhenxiang Zhang, Timothy Gifford, Neal Olderman
      Pages 197-212

About these proceedings


The 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics conference (PED2012) showcased research on human locomotion. This book presents the proceedings of PED2012.

Humans have walked for eons; our drive to settle the globe began with a walk out of Africa. However, much remains to discover. As the world moves toward sustainability while racing to assess and accommodate climate change, research must provide insight on the physical requirements of walking, the dynamics of pedestrians on the move and more. We must understand, predict and simulate pedestrian behaviour, to avoid dangerous situations, to plan for emergencies, and not least, to make walking more attractive and enjoyable.

PED2012 offered 70 presentations and keynotes and 70 poster presentations covering new and improved mathematical models, describing new insights on pedestrian behaviour in normal and emergency cases and presenting research based on sensors and advanced observation methods. These papers offer a starting point for innovative new research, building a strong foundation for the next conference and for future research.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Weidmann
    • 1
  • Uwe Kirsch
    • 2
  • Michael Schreckenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.und Transportsysteme (IVT)ETH Zürich Institut für VerkehrsplanungZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Pestalozzi & Stäheli Ingenieurbüro Umwelt Mobilität VerkehrBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.und VerkehrUniversität Duisburg-Essen Physik von TransportDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02446-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02447-9
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