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International Journal of the Digital Human
International Journal of the Digital Human


Special Issue on: "Digital Human Crowd Modelling and Simulation"

Guest Editors:
ChiKit Au, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Henry Duh, University of Tasmania, Australia

Digital human crowd modelling, in particular crowd dynamics modelling, is important to both be aware of and be well versed in, in many different applications: e.g., architectural design, civil planning and event management. The general principles and theory can be used, for example, to efficiently use and control spaces and traffic flow during both normal and emergency situations. Furthermore, they can also be used to reduce injuries and loss of life, due to unforeseen circumstances.

The goal of this special issue is to present a comprehensive multi-disciplinary view of digital human crowd modelling and simulation, in particular human behaviour and human interaction modelling and simulation. The emphasis of the issue is on high quality modelling and simulation, for different applications, which presents many algorithmic and technical challenges. Manuscripts should contain appropriate and interesting theoretical, experimental, and application self-views and comparative-views of novel digital human crowd models, with associated simulations.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Empirical analyses of crowd dynamics situations
  • Modelling and simulation of crowd transportation and evacuation situations
  • Crowd behaviours, as complex systems
  • Collective behaviours and individualities
  • Inter-agent communication methods
  • Emotional and personality modelling and simulation
  • Facility design for crowd management situations

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 November, 2015