|DAY TWO – 6th March 2019|
|9.30-9.45||Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Mark McQuade, Founder, Working With Crowds Ltd
|9.45-10.15||CASE STUDY: Maximising visitor experience through quicker access and reduction of risk
James Nicholson, Senior Operations Manager, Natural History Museum
|10.15-10.45||Improving security and passenger experience using automatic people counting systems and queue management solutions
Acorel is specialized in Automatic People counting solutions for 30 years now in different segments such as Public Transport, Railway, Public and commercial Areas and Airports.
In airports applications, our Counting Solutions are used at Border Control, Security Screening zones and check in areas. Although not purely related to security and safety, Passenger Counting and People Flow Management and Analysis tools can greatly improve them. The precise measurement of the number of passengers waiting at these zones and the corresponding waiting times are key information to manage the resources and efficiently process the passengers, leading to a fulfillment of the high level security requirement needed for modern airports operation. The identification, in real time, of congestion areas is also critical information for people safety in the airport. Two types of technologies are used to get this accurate and very useful information: LIDAR sensors and the 3D stereoscopic cameras.
Bruno Aulagner, Sales Manager, Acorel
|11.15-11.45||Using group psychology to manage mass emergencies
Professor John Drury, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Sussex
|11.45-12.15||Predicting the crowd: How simulation can foster proactivity for safety managers
Pedestrian simulations, when used correctly, have proven themselves invaluable time and time again. However, almost all crowd simulations take place before events and architectural projects. Data is extrapolated from history and variables are influenced by intuition. Now, with vast improvements in technology, events can, as they play out, provide live information that can be exploited by simulators. accu:rate GmbH looks to bridge the gap between the plan and the reality by taking the first steps towards real-time crowd simulation. This will provide safety managers with a prediction of the future state-of-affairs based on the current state-of-affairs. In this way, safety managers need not wait to react, but can anticipate with objective predictions and “proact”.
Alex Platt, Researcher and Software Developer, accu:rate GmbH
|London – A Walking City
Faith Martin, Senior Officer – Walking, Accessibility & Urban Realm, Transport for London
|13.45-14.15||How a neuroscientific understanding of natural navigation can help us design better cities
Professor Kate Jeffrey, Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL
|14.15-15.00||Chairman’s Closing Remarks|