6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED 2012)

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


6 - 8 June 2012


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Previous Conferences

PED 2010 - Gaithersburg
PED 2008 - Wuppertal
PED 2005 - Vienna
PED 2003 - Greenwich
PED 2001 - Duisburg


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The 7th edition (PED 2014) will be held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands from Oct 22nd till Oct 24th, 2014.

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

Evening presentation / press event

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:


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