Simple heuristics and the modelling of crowd behaviours

  title={Simple heuristics and the modelling of crowd behaviours},
  author={Mehdi Moussa{\"i}d and Jonathan D. Nelson},
A crowd of pedestrians is a complex system that exhibits a rich variety of selforganized collective behaviors, such as lane formation, stop-and-go waves, or crowd turbulence. Understanding the mechanisms of crowd dynamics requires establishing a link between the local behavior of pedestrians during interactions, and the global dynamics of the crowd at high density. For this, the elaboration of a model is necessary. In this contribution, we will make a distinction between two kinds of modelling… CONTINUE READING


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