Emergent properties in models for pedestrian dynamics


Armando Bazzani (Università di Bologna)
"Emergent properties in models for pedestrian dynamics"

Martedì 26 febbraio 2008, ore 14:00
Aula 2BC/30 (Torre Archimede)

The application of dynamical systems theory to social sciences using the complexity key of lecture, has been recently considered, by various research groups.
Understanding the macroscopic emergent properties of particle systems that perform a cognitive behavior, is one
of the main goal of complexity science. We have studied automata gas models for pedestrian dynamics whose microscopic "particles" have iteractions based on a local vision mechanism and are able to take simple decisions in presence of multiple choices. We discuss the statistical properties of the models and the transitions to self-organized states. The problem of comparison with expemental observations will be illustrated using video films of crowd dynamics during the Venezia Carnival 2007.

Rif. int. F. Fassò