A glossary for research on human crowd dynamics

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Adrian, J., Bode, N., Amos, M., Baratchi, M., Beermann, M., 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., Ntontis, E., Reicher, S., Ronchi, E., Schadschneider, A., Seyfried, A., Shipman, A., Sieben, A., Spearpoint, M., Sullivan, G., Templeton, A., Toschi, F., Yücel, Z., Zanlungo, F., Zuriguel, I., Van der Wal, N., van Schadewijk, F., von Krüchten, C. and Wijermans, N. 2019. A glossary for research on human crowd dynamics. Collective Dynamics. 4, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.17815/CD.2019.19
AuthorsAdrian, J., Bode, N., Amos, M., Baratchi, M., Beermann, M., 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., Ntontis, E., Reicher, S., Ronchi, E., Schadschneider, A., Seyfried, A., Shipman, A., Sieben, A., Spearpoint, M., Sullivan, G., Templeton, A., Toschi, F., Yücel, Z., Zanlungo, F., Zuriguel, I., Van der Wal, N., van Schadewijk, F., von Krüchten, C. and Wijermans, N.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsAgency (collective); agent; behaviour (collective); bottleneck; capacity
Year2019
JournalCollective Dynamics
Journal citation4, pp. 1-13
ISSN2366-8539
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.17815/CD.2019.19
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Deposited20 Mar 2019
Accepted17 Jan 2019
Accepted28 Feb 2019
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Open Access. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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