Presentation Title

Computer Model of Police Control of Large Event Egress

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

The research presented uses agent-based modelling and simulation to create a model of event attendees leaving an outdoor event. The specific event modeled in the simulation was the Celebration of Lights in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has been known to have over 1.4 million people attending. With this many people attempting to leave an area at the same time, public officials need to plan for the bulk movement of these individuals in order to assure an orderly and timely exit from the event. The crowd modelling software includes crowd agents that are attempting to leave the event, and police agents that both block crowd agent movement and give directions for alternative routes to take. The research compares different deployments and strategies that could be utilized to help with the event egress in a virtual environment that models the Celebration of Lights.

Department

Computing Science

Faculty Advisor

Andrew Park

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Computer Model of Police Control of Large Event Egress

The research presented uses agent-based modelling and simulation to create a model of event attendees leaving an outdoor event. The specific event modeled in the simulation was the Celebration of Lights in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has been known to have over 1.4 million people attending. With this many people attempting to leave an area at the same time, public officials need to plan for the bulk movement of these individuals in order to assure an orderly and timely exit from the event. The crowd modelling software includes crowd agents that are attempting to leave the event, and police agents that both block crowd agent movement and give directions for alternative routes to take. The research compares different deployments and strategies that could be utilized to help with the event egress in a virtual environment that models the Celebration of Lights.