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Workshop on Collecting and Analysing Experimental Data of Pedestrian Dynamics

Analysis of data of pedestrian dynamics for reliable models.

Directly after the foremost conference in the field of pedestrian dynamics, the Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics ’14 (PED 2014) in Delft, we want to invite all interested scientists to a workshop on collecting and analysing experimental data. We want to share our vast experience with everyone who is planning to execute experiments in this field or analyse data of these experiments especially to validate and calibrate mathematical models.

Topics we will address are

  • technical aspects to capture data,
  • automatic extraction of individual trajectories,
  • quantitative evaluation of the trajectories,
  • examples of findings,
  • calibration and validation of models.

The workshop will last one day and will take place on 27 October 2014 at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Jülich, Germany. Jülich is situated in the triangle between Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen and is located 250 km from Delft, Netherlands. You find travel information here. A map with some important locations (hotels, bus stations, train stations, venue) can be found here.

The workshop will be held by members of the division Civil Security and Traffic at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (room: VR-Rotunde, 301) and will cost 80 Euro for expenses.

Preliminary programme:


Registration, Coffee


Welcome, Introduction


Experiments, Technique, Extraction of trajectories


Camera calibration




Demonstration of extraction workflow




Analysis of pedestrian dynamics


Differences in analysis methods, Examples of findings




Calibration and validation of models



For accommodation, beside hotels in Jülich, we recommend hotels in Aachen, because of a direct bus connection (SB11) between Aachen and Jülich, e.g.:

  • Hotel Kaiserhof, Jülich (closer to the venue), train destination station is "Jülich", not "Jülich Forschungszentrum"
  • Hotel ibis budget, Aachen (larger and historical city), near bus station to Jülich, called "Aachen, Bushof" (direct bus connection (SB11))

Please register to the workshop by sending this form to The end of registration is 10 October 2014.

For further information, please contact Maik Boltes (