KNOPOFF Damian Alejandro
Further steps in the modeling of behavioural crowd dynamics, good news for safe handling: Comment on "Human behaviours in evacuation crowd dynamics: From modelling to "big data" toward crisis management"
PHYSICS OF LIFE REVIEWS
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2016 vol. 18 p. 35 - 36
The recent review paper  constitutes a valuable contribution on the understanding, modeling and simulation ofcrowd dynamics in extreme situations. It provides a very comprehensive revision about the complexity features ofthe system under consideration, scaling and the consequent justification of the used methods. In particular, macroand microscopic models have so far been used to model crowd dynamics  and authors appropriately explain thatworking at the mesoscale is a good choice to deal with the heterogeneous behaviour of walkers as well as with thedifficulty of their deterministic identification. In this way, methods based on the kinetic theory and statistical dynamicsare employed, more precisely the so-called kinetic theory for active particles . This approach has successfully beenapplied in the modeling of several complex dynamics, with recent applications to learning [2,8] that constitutes thekey to understand communication and is of great importance in social dynamics and behavioral sciences.