New approaches to evacuation modelling for fire safety engineering applications

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This paper presents the findings of the workshop “New approaches to evacuation modelling”, which took place on the 11th of June 2017 in Lund (Sweden)within the Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The workshop gathered international experts in the field of fire evacuation modelling from 19 different countries and was designed to build a dialogue between the fire evacuation modelling world and experts in areas outside of fire safety engineering. The contribution to fire evacuation modelling of five topics within research disciplines outside fire safety engineering (FSE)have been discussed during the workshop, namely 1)Psychology/Human Factors, 2)Sociology, 3)Applied Mathematics, 4)Transportation, 5)Dynamic Simulation and Biomechanics. The benefits of exchanging information between these two groups are highlighted here in light of the topic areas discussed and the feedback received by the evacuation modelling community during the workshop. This included the feasibility of development/application of modelling methods based on fields other than FSE as well as a discussion on their implementation strengths and limitations. Each subject area is here briefly presented and its links to fire evacuation modelling are discussed. The feedback received during the workshop is discussed through a set of insights which might be useful for the future developments of evacuation models for fire safety engineering.


  • Enrico Ronchi
  • Alessandro Corbetta
  • Edwin R. Galea
  • Max Kinateder
  • Erica Kuligowski
  • Denise McGrath
  • Adam Pel
  • Youssef Shiban
  • Peter Thompson
  • Federico Toschi
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • University of Greenwich
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • National Bureau of Standards
  • University College Dublin
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Autodesk Inc
  • Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen (PFH)

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik


Sidor (från-till)197-209
Antal sidor13
TidskriftFire Safety Journal
StatusPublished - 2019
Peer review utfördJa