SC²S Colloquium - July 19, 2012

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Date: June 19, 2012
Room: 02.07.023
Time: 2:30 pm, s.t.

Angelika Kneidl: Extending a microscopic pedestrian simulation tool by a steering layer

The talk will be about a microscopic pedestrian simulation tool, which has been developed in collaboration with Siemens AG within the research project REPKA (Regional Evacuation, Planning, Control and Adaptation). This simulation tool serves as a training simulator for security staff handling large events. The main focus of the presentation lies on the steering layer of this simulator, which has been developed over the last three years. The steering layer models navigational behaviors of pedestrians. One of the scientific challenges was the development of an algorithm to automatically construct a sparse visibility graph from a scenario’s topography. Using this graph, various routing algorithms can be applied very efficiently to model human wayfinding behavior. To validate the developed algorithms, an experiment was conducted with students of the TU München. The results of this experiment will be shown and discussed.