6 - 8 June 2012
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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).
Papers and posters presenting recent work on major practical planning projects are also welcome. The projects should involve the latest pedestrian research findings.
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