Social Program

A welcome reception will be held at Elisenbrunnen in Aachen in the evening of Tuesday, 24 September 2013 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

The social event starts with a guided tour in Aachen on Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 5:10 pm (treasure chamber) or 6 pm (old town). The meeting point for both tours can be found on the Map Aachen (PDF, 4 MB) .

After the tour, we meet each other for the conference dinner at Ratskeller at 7:30 pm.


The table below gives an overview of the day's schedule in two parallel sessions. (17.09.2013)

The book of abstracts is available here (17.09.2013). The pdf-file is not printable, because you get a hardcopy of the latest version while you register at the conference. An errata of the book of abstracts is availaible here.

The plenary talks last 45 minutes, all other talks last 25 minutes including questions and alteration.


Wednesday, 25.09.

Thursday, 26.09.

Friday, 27.09.


Registration, Reception

Cecile Appert-Rolland

Pedestrian Dynamics:

Experiments and Models

Marc Barthelemy

Evolution of Road Networks


Greeting by Sebastian M. Schmidt,

Member of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich



Jens Krause

Collective Behaviour and Collective Cognition

I. Zuriguel

Clogging in bottlenecks: from vibrated silos to room evacuation

R. Shaebani

Diffusive Transport on Directed Random Networks

A. Singh

How does gravity affect the dense granular system under shear?

S. Klein

Stochastic cargo transport by teams of molecular motors

J. Starke

Equation-Free Analysis of the Collective Behaviour of Microscopic Pedestrian Models

P. Hrabák

Microscopic Traffic-Like Characteristics of Zero-Range Processes, Comparison with Car-Following Models

F. Alonso-Marroquin

Simulation of panic-driven pedestrian dynamics in Madrid Arena

R. Rao

A Review of Cellular Automata Model for Heterogeneous Traffic Conditions






J. Cividini

Generic instability at the crossing of pedestrian flows

M. Treiber

Crowd Flow Modeling of Athletes in Mass

Sports Events - a Macroscopic Approach

S. Hoogendoorn

Pedestrian evacuation optimization

Dynamic programming in continuous space and time


Generalized Network Fundamental Diagram

for pedestrian flows

H. Rehborn

Spatiotemporal traffic pattern recognition

based on probe vehicles

H. Weber

From Random Walker to Vehicular Traffic:

Motion on a Circle

A. Chechina

Different approaches to the multilane traffic simulation

B. S. Kerner

Criticism of generally accepted fundamentals

and methodologies of traffic and transportation


J. Kaupuzs

Correlation Functions and Finite-Size Effects in Granular Media

E. Kirik

On validation discrete-continuous model with bottleneck flow

J. Porzycki

Dynamic data driven simulation of pedestrian movement with automatic validation

T. Kretz

Crowd Research at School: Crossing Flows

L. Ciandrini

Fluctuations and cooperative properties of molecular motors: from theory to experiments

I. von Sivers

Realistic Stride Length Adaptation in the Optimal Steps Model

L. E. O. Sanchez

A simple statistical method for reproducing the highway traffic

S. Belbasi

Controlling of vehicular traffic flow at a intersection via two schemes of traffic lights

N. Bode

Individual-specific risks in crowd evacuations

S. Pathan

Pedestrian Behavior Analysis with Image-Based Method in Crowds

K. Suzuno

Dynamic Structure in Pedestrian Evacuation: Image Processing Approach

D. R. Parisi

Human-Ant Behavior in Evacuation Dynamics

M. Khoshyaran

A bounded acceleration interpretation of capacity drop and traffic hysteresis

Y. Taniguchi

A demonstration experiment of a theory of jam-absorption driving

A. Tordeux

Generic first-order car-following models with stop-and-go waves and exclusion

D. Yanagisawa

Influence of Velocity Variance of a Single Particle on Cellular Automaton Models






T. Kretz

Pedestrian Route Choice by Iterated Equilibrium Search

F. Dietrich

How navigation according to a distance function improves pedestrian motion in ODE-based models

G. Köster

Avoiding numerical pitfalls in social force


J. van Den Heuvel

Using Bluetooth to estimate the impact of congestion on pedestrian route choice at train stations

V. Knoop

Simulation Model for Traffic using Network Fundamental Diagrams

B. Goni Ros

A model of car-following behavior at sags

I. Neri

Exclusion processes through networks

J. P. Lebacque

Multi-anticipative car-following behaviour: new empirical investigations

N. Ding

Pedestrian Flow Simulation in Staircases during Evacuation Based on Jerk Cellular Automata Model

T. Chen

Simulation of evacuation process considering information flow

M. Davidich

Predictive simulation for real-life rush hour scenarios at a German railway station

T. Matsuoka

Effects of an Obstacle Position for Pedestrian Evacuation: SF Model Approach

C. Marschler

Coarse Analysis of Traffic Jams in a Microscopic Traffic Model

A. Buslaev

Mathematical problems and theorems on saturated flows on chainmail

V. Kurtc

Local stability conditions and calibration procedure for new car-following models used in driving simulators

P. Zhang

Physically bounded solution for a conserved higher-order traffic flow model

A. Tomoeda

Escape Velocity of the Leader in a Queue of Pedestrians

W. Lv

Experimental study on the interaction mechanism of the cross-walking pedestrians

T. Ezaki

Inflow process: a counterpart of evacuation

R. Mahnke

Air Traffic, Boarding and Scaling Exponents

J. P. Lebacque

GSOM traffic flow models with eulerian source terms

S. Tadaki

Critical density of experimental traffic jam

S. Hamdar

Weather and Road Geometry Impact on Driver Behavior: Experimental Set-Up and Data Collection

D. Greenwood

Mobility Modelling in a Process Constrained Environment






G. Vizzari

Empirical Investigation on Pedestrian Crowd Dynamics and Grouping


Experimental Analysis of Two-Dimensional Pedestrian Flow in front of the Bottleneck

J. Ma

Simulation of crowd-quakes with heterogeneous contact force redistribution model

X. Mai

New definition and analysis of spatial-headway in two-dimensional pedestrian flow



Poster Session



Barbeque in Jülich

Social Event in Aachen


Plenary Talks

Jens Krause
Collective Behaviour and Collective Cognition

Many group-living species exhibit complex and coordinated spatio-temporal patterns from the motion of locust swarms and fish schools to bird flocks, ungulate herds and human crowds. The common property of these seemingly unrelated biological phenomena is that of inter-individual interaction, by which individuals can influence the behaviour of others. Individual-based models provide predictions regarding collective processes which we tested in a set of experiments that explore human crowd dynamics and fish schooling behaviour. In particular we designed a robotic fish that can be used to manipulate decision-making processes in live shoals of fish. Finally, I will discuss the phenomenon of swarm intelligence using examples from both humans and animals.

Cecile Appert-Rolland
Pedestrian Dynamics: Experiments and Models

Understanding pedestrian dynamics has become a key issue, not only regarding evacuation safety, but also for the design of buildings or urban equipments, or the animation of movies or games. The dynamics of pedestrians involves various scales, ranging from the detailed stepping behavior to the emergence of large flow structures in crowds. It is a challenge to understand how these scales can be related, and which parameters govern the overall behavior of crowds. In the frame of the PEDIGREE Project [], we have realized some experiments that give access to these various scales. Data analysis has revealed some unexpected features. Besides, these experimental results have inspired several modeling approaches that I will review, ranging from IBM to continuous models.

Marc Barthelemy
Evolution of Road Networks

The road network is a crucial component of urban systems: its growth and evolution reflect how a city changes in time. This network is both embedded in space and evolves in time, and we thus have to face the difficulty of measuring and characterizing its evolution, and to extract useful information. I will illustrate in this talk these various problems and present some recent results on empirical case studies. If time allows, I will also mention various directions for modeling these systems.

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