January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Crowd Data, Simulation, Modeling, and Management

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center
Majid Sarvi, University of Melbourne, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics

The number of severe incidents involving large pedestrian crowds has increased in recent decades; causes include overcrowded public transport stations in industrialized countries experiencing reurbanization and increased transit use and a greater frequency of large gatherings, whether organized (e.g., sports events) or not (e.g., Facebook parties, political rallies). Tragedies, like the one in Saudi Arabia in 2015, create societal upset and show the need for improved management of large gatherings.

Panel Discussion
Dorine Duives, Delft University of Technology; Vincent Gong, TU Delft; Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University; Winnie Daamen, Delft University of Technology