Virtual Tawaf: A case study in simulating the behavior of dense, heterogeneous crowds

Sean Curtis, Stephen J. Guy, Basim Zafar, Dinesh Manocha

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Abstract

We present a system to simulate the movement of individual agents in large-scale crowds performing the Tawaf. The Tawaf serves as a unique test case. The crowd consists of a heterogeneous set of pilgrims, varying with respect to physical capacity as well as activity. Furthermore, the density of the crowd reaches very high levels. Our approach uses a finite state machine to specify the behavior of the agents at each time step in conjunction with a geometric, agent-based algorithm to specify how an agent interacts with its local neighbors to generate collision-free trajectories. The overall system can model agents with varying age, gender and behaviors, supporting the heterogeniety observed in the performance of the Tawaf, even at high densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCV Workshops 2011
Pages128-135
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCV Workshops 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Nov 6 2011Nov 13 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCV Workshops 2011
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/6/1111/13/11

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    Curtis, S., Guy, S. J., Zafar, B., & Manocha, D. (2011). Virtual Tawaf: A case study in simulating the behavior of dense, heterogeneous crowds. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCV Workshops 2011 (pp. 128-135). [6130234] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCVW.2011.6130234