SIMULATING PEOPLE MOVEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR
The world is changing. From shopping malls to transport terminals, aircraft to passenger ships the infrastructure of society is having to cope with ever more intense and complex flows of people. Safety is an issue, brought horrifically into focus by the World Trade Centre disaster and recognized in the new regulatory framework in the marine industry are testimony; but so too is the need to design spaces for efficiency and comfort. Traditional prescriptive design guides and regulations are increasingly challenged by these complex demands. Designers and regulators are turning to performance-based analysis and regulations, which have been facilitated by the new generation of people movement models.
The Second International Conference in Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED) to be held in August 2003 on the historic campus of the University of Greenwich in London will set out to address the current state of computer simulation in pedestrian and evacuation dynamics with a focus on the following main themes:
In addressing these themes, it is anticipated that many of the contributed papers will be influenced by issues arising from:
Evacuation of the World Trade Centre complex – The lessons learned
The evacuation of the World Trade Centre complex - the largest in modern times – has sensitised the world to the evacuation issues of high-rise buildings. The conference will provide a venue to explore what can be learned from this disaster and whether models can be used to identify and solve high-rise evacuation issues.
IMO interim guidelines MSC/Circ 1033 – Implications for the maritime architects
The conference will also provide a platform for discussing conformance issues with the IMO interim guidelines on advanced evacuation analysis. These require all advanced analyses to be performed using computer models capable of (i) representing each occupant as an individual; (ii) defining the layout of the ship in detail, (iii) simulating the interaction between the occupants and the layout and (iv) passing eleven prescribed test cases.
As the only international conference dedicated to computer simulation in this fast-developing safety and regulatory field, the three-day event attracts the senior decision-makers from companies, public sector organisations and regulators, as well as the world’s leading academic experts. Over one hundred delegates from twelve countries attended the highly successful first conference in Duisburg, Germany last year (http://www.traffic.uni-duisburg.de/). We expect that interest will have grown significantly for the second conference, particularly in the wake of the September 11th tragedy and since the approval of the IMO interim guidelines.
The Institution of Fire Engineers have awarded the conference 17 hours of CPD
conference is scheduled to run for three days, 20, 21 and 22 August
2003. (Note however that the Welcome Reception will take place in the
- The modelling of pedestrian dynamics and its applications.
- Building evacuation model development, application and the regulatory environment,
- Marine evacuation model development and application and the regulatory environment
- Data collection relating to human performance in emergency and non-emergency situations.
The conference will consist of six invited papers, 21 contributed papers, poster sessions and software demonstration sessions. The papers will appear in bound conference proceedings. The proceedings from the first conference, which were published by Springer, proved to be an invaluable resource for researchers, students and professionals involved in the simulation of human behaviour, movement and evacuation.
Day 1, 20 August: Pedestrian Dynamics and associated Data Collection issues.
19 August – Registration, Poster Set-up and Welcome Reception
15:30 – 19:00: Registration and Poster Set-up
19:00 – 21:00: Welcome Reception
20 August – Pedestrian Dynamics
09:05: Opening talks –
Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich “ON DVD”
Dr David Peace, Head of Fire Research Division, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister “ON DVD”
19:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner
Six invited lectures by eminent international specialists will be presented. Those already agreed to present at the conference include:
Alan Penn of Space Syntax and UCL, London UK - Vision, configuration and simulation of static interaction for design.
Jake Pauls, Consultant USA – Evacuation and Other Movement in Buildings: Some High-Rise Evacuation Models, General Pedestrian Movement Models and Human Performance Data Needs.
Prof David Purser, BRE UK – Behaviour and movement interactions in emergencies and data needs for engineering design.
Richard Goodwin, Lloyd's Register, UK - New IMO regulations regarding safety assessment.
Prof Michael Schreckenberg,
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany - Ship Evacuation Modelling.
Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the themes outlined above to the conference secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). The submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical committee or the committee may solicit and evaluate written reviews of the papers. Papers not accepted for oral presentation may be accepted for poster presentation. Papers accepted for presentation, along with the invited papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Any enquires please contact the conference Chairman or conference secretary.
Detailed instructions for paper preparation will be found below. Follow the link
It is anticipated that eight scheduled sessions will be provided for the formal demonstration of leading software products in the area of pedestrian simulation, building evacuation and ship evacuation. These sessions will provide software producers with an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of their software products and the user community with an opportunity to question the software developers.
In addition, a PC laboratory will be provided where software can be demonstrated on a one-to-one basis and users will be given an opportunity to “road test” various software products.
Note: Real Media (low quality) files are streamed from the server (i.e. non downloadable). However, Real Media (good quality) files are downloadable. Please note that the Real Player is required to run the following animations.
Welcome Reception (19th August 2003)
Conference dinner (21st August 2003)
Full fee: £215.00
– After 30th May 2003: £250.00
Held over three days, the conference focused on the main themes of:
Day 1: Pedestrian Dynamics; Pedestrian Performance Data;
Day 2: Marine Evacuation Models; Marine Evacuation Applications and Data Collection;
Day 3: Building Evacuation Models; Building Evacuation Applications and Data Collection.
30 presentations from the conference were recorded (day 1: 11; day 2: 10; day 3: 9) and are available for purchase on DVD (see conference programme on these web pages). The complete collection is available on six DVDs, two DVDs for each day of the conference. Examples of the recorded presentations are available from the FSEG web site at: http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/PED2003/FSEG_presentations/index.html
Please note that the presentations on the DVD require the DIVX codec to play.
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Deadline for submission of full paper: 3rd March 2003.
Notification of acceptance: 1st April 2003.
Final papers due: 5th May 2003.
Early Registration: 30th May 2003.
The venue for the 2003 conference is the magnificent campus of the University of Greenwich in London four miles downriver from Tower Bridge. The main 18th Century buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren form part of what has been described as the finest architectural vista in England, which was recently recognised when Greenwich became a UN World Heritage site. Greenwich is not only the finest collection of 17th and 18th Century buildings in Britain, but also a thriving and bustling town with lively bars and historic pubs. The university’s local, the Trafalgar Tavern, was a favourite of Charles Dickens and successive Cabinets of the British Government. The town has excellent public transport links, including its own station on the Docklands Light Railway, an integral part of the London Underground network and is a short cab ride from City Airport. Directly behind the university are other Greenwich attractions such as The Queens House, The National Maritime Museum, and Greenwich Royal Park.
For two centuries the area occupied by the University of Greenwich was the site of the principal royal palace. Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I were all born there and it was from there that Elizabeth sent the order to behead Mary, Queen of Scots. In 1616 Mary’s son, James I commissioned the court architect Inigo Jones to build the Queen’s house for his wife, Queen Anne. The Great Hall of the house, designed as a perfect cube, includes the first spiral staircase of its kind in Britain.
Christopher Wren was appointed by Queen Mary to develop the site of the original Royal Palace as a hospital for retired and wounded seamen. These magnificent buildings are now home to the University of Greenwich. They include the beautiful Painted Hall where Lord Nelson lay in state after Trafalgar; the Hall’s Painted ceiling by Sir James Thornhill is a masterpiece unmatched outside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. In 1893 Greenwich’s maritime history was extended when the Wren buildings became the Royal Naval College; later the Queen’s house and its wings became the National Maritime Museum.
Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Royal Park has breathtaking views over London and is home to the Royal Observatory, the first official observatory in Britain founded by Charles II and designed by Wren. The observatory’s work was vital to Isaac Newton in studying the laws of gravity and in 1884 the observatory was chosen by the world’s maritime nations as the zero line of longitude, the Prime Meridian, the line that divides the eastern and western hemispheres and the point of reference for the world’s time.
Papers should be prepared as indicated below. Please leave a single line spacing between title and authors and four line spacing between the authors address and the first heading. The first heading should be ABSTRACT. The ABSTRACT should not exceed 150 words. Please leave a single line spacing between each section heading and the following text. References in the text should appear as superscript numbers such as, Sheen1. Figures/tables should have a two line spacing above and below the figure/table. Figures/tables should appear centred on the page.
TITLE [TIMES NEW ROMAN, 18PTS, BOLD], CENTRED]
Authors [Times New Roman, 14pts, bold, centred, speaker underlined]
Address [Times New Roman, 14pts, bold, centred,]
HEADINGS – CAPITALS, BOLD, TIMES NEW ROMAN, 14PTS, LEFT JUSTIFIED, UNNUMBERED
Please provide the text of the paper as MS Word document (*.doc) in editable form (i.e. not Read-Only).
Text – Times New Roman, 13pts , Fully justified.
Page Numbering –Bottom, centred.
Paper Length – 12 pages inclusive of references, tables, figures and any results.
Paper size – A4 (Height –26.69cm, Width -21.0cm )
Margins – 2.5cm top, bottom, left and right.
Footer -1.27cm, Header- 1.27cm
Table 1: Text – Centred, Bold, Times New Roman, 13pts.
Figure 1: Text – Centred, Bold, Times New Roman, 13pts.
1. Sheen, J., “M.V. Herald of Free Enterprise”, Report of Court No. 8074, Formal Investigation. Dept of Transport, HMSO, London, 1987.
The area available for each presentation is 0.65m wide by 1m high. You may choose to display your information (i.e. text and graphics) on a single large sheet or several small ones which can be fitted on a board using Velcro. Each board will take two presentations, so please display your poster on your chosen half side of the board.
Suggested size for title: not less than 25 point size,
Suggested size for text: not less than 16 point size.
The poster boards will be available for poster set-up from 15:30 to 19:00 on Tuesday 19 August and will be displayed in the circulation area around the lecture theatre of King William Court (3rd floor). As refreshments and lunches will also be taken in this area throughout the conference, there will be ample opportunities for the posters to be seen and discussed.
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Accommodation during the conference will be available at the Cutty Sark Hall of Residence, a newly built complex situated next to the University buildings. Single rooms (only) are offered to delegates at the cost of £35 per night. Breakfast will not be available in the premises, but there are many restaurants and cafes around the Halls. If you wish to reserve accommodation there, please fill in the appropriate part of the registration form and include the cost in your total payment. Note that cheques must be made payable to the University of Greenwich.
Other hotels and bed and breakfast accommodations within the Greenwich area are listed below. They are small and scarce however and early booking is recommended to avoid difficulties. If you wish to make a reservation at any of these hotels, please contact them directly.
The following hotels/bed and breakfast accommodations are all within walking distance of the Maritime Greenwich University Campus. All, except the Ibis, are small guest houses of less than 10 rooms. Accommodation in Greenwich is scarce and it is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Ibis Hotel (5 minutes walk)
Greenwich High Road, London SE10 9JN
Tel. +44 (0)20 8305 1177 – Fax +44 (0)20 8858 7139
En-suite single/double £69.95/room (Monday to
Thursday), 65.00/room (Fri. Sat. Sun.). Breakfast (not included):
£4.75 at the Café Rouge next door to hotel.
Greenwich Parkhouse Hotel
(5 minutes walk)
1 & 2 Nevada Street, London SE10 9JL
Tel. +44 (0)20 8305 1478
Shared bathroom single £33 – double/twin £40.
Continental breakfast included.
The Mitre Inn
(5 minutes walk)
291 Greenwich High Road, London SE10
Tel. +44 (0)20 8293 0037
Fax +44 (0)20 8355 6761
En-suite single £59.50 – double/twin £75.50
English/Continental breakfast included.
Bed and Breakfast
Mrs Wade – 81 Greenwich South Street, London SE10
8NT (15 min. walk)
Tel. +44 (0)20 8293 3121
Single room from £38 – Double room £48
English breakfast included.
5 minutes away by taxi from the Greenwich campus
Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London SE3 0RW
Tel. +44 (0)20 8318 4321
Fax +44 (0)20 8318 4378
En-suite single £80, double £90 (from 1st Jan. 2003)
English breakfast included.
Holiday Inn Express
Bugsby Way, London SE10 0GD
Tel. +44 (0)20 8269 5000
Fax +44 (0)20 8269 5069
£99 per night per room (single/double)
Continental breakfast included
The Holiday Inn Express is about 5-10 minutes away from North Greenwich underground station.
Take underground towards Canary Wharf, change at Canary Wharf and take the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark Station. Total journey about 20 minutes. Alternatively the 188 bus will take you outside the University in about the same time (depending on traffic).
The International Hotel
Marsh Wall, London E14 9SJ
Tel. +44 (0)20 7712 0100
Fax +44 (0)20 7712 0102
£85 for single room, £105 for double
English Breakfast £12.50, Continental breakfast £10.50
The International Hotel is 2-3 minutes away from South Quay DLR Station. There is no change, just stop at Cutty Sark Station. Total journey, approximately 10 minutes.
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