BaSiGo Project Successfully Completed

In June 2015, the BMBF-funded project "BaSiGo - Bausteine für die Sicherheit von Großveranstaltungen" ended after a duration of 40 months. Universities, research institutes as well as industry partners and safety authorities were involved in this civil security project

The main motivation for this project was the tragic incident at the 2010 Loveparade in Duisburg, where 21 visitors died and more than 500 people in the crowd were injured. The major collaborative result is a manual, which has just been released to the public ( It will help to plan and implement future large-scale events. The partners have agreed to continuously expand and update the manual in form of a non-profit association.

Within BaSiGo, JSC's department "Civil Security and Traffic" (CST) performed laboratory experiments with a total of about 2,000 participants. In these experiments, densities of up to six people per square metre were realized, where each individual was automatically tracked by a camera system. Additionally, anonymized properties such as age, sex and height can be linked to each participant. Various geometric set-ups were investigated, such as crossings, bottlenecks and bi-directional flows. The first results of the experiments were included in the BaSiGo manual and are currently being prepared for publication in scientific journals. The large amount of data gathered in the experiments will provide the basis for further in-depth analysis in the coming years. The full dataset will be made publicly available thus allowing the whole community to perform independent analyses. Further information on BaSiGo can be found at
(Contact: Prof. Armin Seyfried,

JSC News, 11 August 2015

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