6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics - PED 2012

06/06/2021 – 06/08/2021

Zurich, Switzerland

The continuously growing number of events with hundreds to thousands of visitors, the increasing complexity of the built environment - faced with on-going growth of pedestrian movement - and the need to be prepared to handle more and more complex incident scenarios of fire, terrorism, and large-scale community disasters give reason to focus on the understanding of the behaviour of humans as pedestrians and also evacuation dynamics. The aim is to provide answers for policy makers, planners, designers, and emergency management to solve real world problems in this rapidly developing field.

The Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED) conference will address both pedestrian and evacuation dynamics. A better understanding of human behaviour is the key to planning and management of pedestrian flows. A limited view from only one perspective or from one planning discipline respectively seems not to be promising for resolving the problems due to the advancing level of complexity. Furthermore a link is needed from research to practice to become aware of problems on the one hand and methods and tools on the other hand.

The PED conference is the place to present research results, practical experiences, real world problems and to communicate and discuss between/beyond disciplines.


For more information, please contact:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Uwe Kirsch
Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT)
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 15
8093 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 633 65 78
Fax: +41 44 633 10 57
E-Mail: info@ped2012.org