Modeling Crowd Behavior in a Theater

Enrico Barbierato, Marco Gribaudo, Mauro Iacono, Alexander H. Levis

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To manage emergencies, it is useful to be able to understand how crowds behave in case of incidents.We modeled, by means of Markovian Agents, the behavior of a crowd in a theater to evaluate the effects of a potentially catastrophic situation in a constrained space. The chosen modeling technique showed to be well fit to help and evaluate, given the nature of a space with significant obstacles and densely occupied by people, what kind of actions should be taken in advance to mitigate the damage in case of problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInfQ 2017 – New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics - Venice
Duration: 4 Dec 20174 Dec 2017


WorkshopInfQ 2017 – New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics


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