Crowds and Cellular Automata

International Joint Workshop on Crowds and Cellular Automata

Pedestrian and crowd simulation is a consolidated research and application context, in which results that lead to technology transfer (off-the-shelf available commercial tools are daily used by designers and planners) co-exist with open challenges for researchers in different fields and disciplines, to improve model expressiveness (i.e. simplifying the modeling activity or introducing the possibility of representing phenomena that were still not considered) and efficiency of the simulators based on those approaches. Cellular Automata (CA) and discrete modeling approaches represent a well-known research trend within this context, able to produce robust results but also to define innovative lines of work, also influencing different modeling approaches.

Following the line defined by its previous editions (one joint with the Traffic and Cellular Automata workshop, also present within ACRI 2018 as a separate event), the goal of the C&CA 2018 workshop is to bring together difference competencies, contributions and practical experiences related to pedestrian and crowd modeling with CA and discrete modeling approaches. Innovative modeling efforts trying to represent pedestrian and crowd dynamics, applications and practical experiences,

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

  • pedestrian behaviour
  • crowd dynamics
  • applications to design and planning
  • empirical results, experiments, data collection and analysis
  • calibration and validation
  • multi-scale, hybrid models and approaches

Submissions and Publication

Authors are invited to submit papers complying with the Springer-Verlag format and the maximum length of 10 pages. Formatting style files and further guidelines can be found in the relevant ACRI 2018 site page. Submissions will be managed through the Easychair electronic submissions management system. Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series in a section of the ACRI 2018 proceedings. This volume will be available by the time of the workshop. We plan to publish a selection of revised and extended papers presented during the workshop in a special issue of a relevant international journal.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 6, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2018
  • Final versions: June 12, 2018
  • ACRI 2018: September 17-21, 2018

Workshop Chairs

Giuseppe Vizzari, Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence Research Center - University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Jarosław Wąs, AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)

Program Committee

  • Stefania Bandini (University of Milano-Bicocca – Italy)
  • Mohcine Chraibi (Jülich Supercomputing Centre – Jülich, Germany)
  • Luca Crociani (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Ioakeim Georgoudas (Democritus University of Thrace – Greece)
  • Tomasz M. Gwizdalla (University of Lodz - Poland)
  • Hubert Klüpfel (TraffGo GmbH – Duisburg, Germany)
  • Gerta Köster (Munich University of Applied Sciences - Germany)
  • Tobias Kretz (PTV AG – Germany)
  • Shin Morishita (Yokohama National University - Japan)
  • Katsuhiro Nishinari (Tokyo University - Japan)
  • Andreas Schadschneider (University of Cologne - Germany)
  • Armin Seyfried (Jülich Supercomputing Centre – Jülich, Germany)
  • Georgios Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace - Greece)
  • Weiguo Song (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei - China)
  • Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Nagoya University - Japan)
  • Daichi Yanagisawa (Tokyo University - Japan)

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