Agent-based modelling of pedestrian movements: the questions that need to be asked and answered.

Kerridge, Jon, Hine, Julian and Wigan, Marcus (2001) Agent-based modelling of pedestrian movements: the questions that need to be asked and answered. Environment and Planning B Planning and Design, 28 (3). pp. 327-341. ISSN 0265-8135

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Vulnerable road users have steadily attracted increased importance in transport and planning. The behaviour of pedestrian movements (especially in the areas off but adjacent to roads) requires improved tools to address the issues now being raised. Such behaviour and interactions can now be modelled by using a combination of massively parallel processes simulating individual pedestrians, and a series of behaviours of these simulated pedestrians in the interactions with each other and their environment. The PEDFLOW model has been implemented in the parallel processing language Occam as an agent-based evolutionary system, which allows extensive modelling of detailed pedestrian behaviour with minimal complication. The principles and methodology of its development and application are specified.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0265-8135
Electronic ISSN: 1472-3417
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pedestrian movement; Occam; Parallel processing; PEDFLOW model; Evolutionary computing; Computing;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1884
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2015 10:51

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