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Modeling and simulation of complex systems: the case of crowds and pedestrians dynamics and issues on elder people behaviors

Sara Manzoni, Giuseppe Vizzari

Period and location


May 30th - June 24th, 2013


University of Milano-Bicocca

Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication

Viale Sarca 336 U14 - Milano



Topic - Aim organization

The development of new solutions and technologies to support the challenges of the growing complexity of urban mobility and transportation systems requires a new generation of studies and experts facing innovative multidisciplinary issues and, in the same time, focused scientific knowledge on the topic. The study of pedestrians mobility and dynamics and the related development of computer-based systems for the simulation of complex crowds phenomena is an innovative and growing research area. In the last decade, many computational models have been developed in a growing international scientific community, and innovative software platforms implementing these models are attracting public and private institutions to design better services for citizens. 

Moreover, within this complex framework, the focus on vulnerable citizens (e.g., aged people, children, disables) has been partially neglected, due to the lack of knowledge and data about the complex dynamical behavior of these pedestrians and their interaction with transportation urban systems.

The need of a new generation of higher educated experts within this framework requires scientific abilities and open minds on the complex interactions of different disciplines involved in the problem: this is the premise of the design of this PhD Course, allowing the participants to join advanced researches on computational models on crowd and pedestrian dynamical behavior (and the related implementations) with the study of meaningful case-studies and multidisciplinary contributions.

Target audience

Undergraduate, Graduated and PhD Students with background in computer science, service science, and social sciences.



May 30th, 9:30-12:30

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Crowds as Complex System: Course and Topic Introduction

Sara Manzoni – University of Milano-Bicocca


June 3rd, 14:30-17:30 

T023 Hall (ground floor)

Observation, modeling and simulation of the dynamical behavior of crowds

Giuseppe Vizzari – University of Milano-Bicocca


June 4th, 9:30-12:30 

T023 Hall (ground floor)

Operational research perspective: transportation planning

Claudia Archetti – University of Brescia 


June 6th, 9:30-12:30

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Comfort evaluation in interchange space with AI techniques

Sara Manzoni, Fabio Sartori – University of Milano-Bicocca


June 11th, 14:30-17:30 

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Designing sustainable approaches to address the elderly's needs: the case of urban mobility

Ludovico Ciferri – international University of Japan 


June 12th, 14:30-17:30  

T023 Hall (ground floor)

Crowd gaming – game mechanisms for building crowd involvement in an urban space

Malgorzata Karpinska-Krakowiak – University of Lodz (Poland)


June 17th, 9:30-12:30 

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Aged pedestrian simulation: the case of public interchange spaces

Mizar Luca Federici – CROWDYXITY (Milan)


June 18th, 14:30-17:30 

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Elderly perceptions and their cross-‐road behaviors: experimental studies

Viola Cavallo – French Institute of Science and Technology for Transportation, Development, and Networks - (Versailles,



June 24th, 10:30-12:30 

Seminar Hall (1st floor)

Conclusions and project assignment 

Sara Manzoni, Giuseppe Vizzari – University of Milano-Bicocca 

Final Examination

Students will be asked to develop a research report concerning the state of the art of a meaningful aspect of an issue discussed in the course within their research interest.

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