A glossary for research on human crowd dynamics
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This article presents a glossary of terms that are frequently used in research on human crowds. This topic is inherently multidisciplinary as it includes work in and across computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology and social science, for example. We do not view the glossary presented here as a collection of ﬁnalised and formal deﬁnitions. Instead, we suggest it is a snapshot of current views and the starting point of an ongoing process that we hope will be useful in providing some guidance on the use of terminology to develop a mutual understanding across disciplines. The glossary was developed collaboratively during a multidisciplinary meeting. We deliberately allow several deﬁnitions of terms, to reﬂect the conﬂuence of disciplines in the ﬁeld. This also reﬂects the fact not all contributors necessarily agree with all deﬁnitions in this glossary.
Consortium for the Physics and Psychology of Human Crowd Dynamics , Adrian , J , Amos , M , Baratchi , M , Beermann , M , Bode , N , Boltes , M , Corbetta , A , Dezecache , G , Drury , J , Fu , Z , Geraerts , R , Gwynne , S , Hofinger , G , Hunt , A , Kanters , T , Kneidl , A , Konya , K , Köster , G , Küpper , M , Michalareas , G , Neville , F , Ntonis , E , Reicher , S , Ronchi , E , Schadschneider , A , Seyfried , A , Shipman , A , Sieben , A , Spearpoint , M , Sullivan , G , Templeton , A , Toschi , F , van der Wal , N , van Schadewijk , F , von Krüchten , C , Wijermans , N , Yücel , Z , Zanlungo , F & Zuriguel , I 2019 , ' A glossary for research on human crowd dynamics ' , Collective Dynamics , vol. 4 , A19 , pp. 1-13 . https://doi.org/10.17815/CD.2019.19
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DescriptionThe workshop organizers acknowledge the financial support received by the Lorentz Center and by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
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