You can apply to our "Call for Presentations and posters".
A limited amount of free housing for speakers is available too.

Deadline: February 28th, 2019.

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Conference aims

Modeling crowds composed of a large number of interacting agents has been an extremely challenging problem for the mathematical community. This led to the development of several key mathematical theories, catching different aspects of crowds, ranging from mean-field limits for interacting particles, to hyperbolic systems for road traffic models, to dynamics on graphs and networks, to stochastic models, and to adapted numerical methods.

The conference aims to gather together different communities working on two connected problems for crowds.

On one side, modeling crowds keeps being a stimulating issue, in particular for understanding the phenomenon of self-organization: how can a set of simple one-to-one interactions between agents produce macroscopic patterns, such as lines, swarms and flocks? Several mathematical communities have proposed different tools for modeling crowds, such as microscopic and macroscopic models, stochastic approaches, mean-field games or conservation laws.

On the other side, the control of crowds is of paramount interest: how can an external control enforce a desired behavior to the crowd? In particular, how to drive a crowd towards an efficient macroscopic pattern, such as lines for egress problems? The control community has proposed a large spectrum of methods, such as control on graphs, numerical methods for optimization of conservation laws, control of the continuity equation.

The two aspects of proper modeling and efficient control are then intimately connected. For this reason, the conference aims to strengthen connections between researchers in modeling and control of crowds.

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How to participate

The conference takes place at CIRM, Marseille, France.
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You can apply to our "Call for Presentations and posters".
A limited amount of free housing for speakers is available too.

Apply here!

Invited speakers

Yves Achdou (Université Paris-Diderot)
Stefania Bandini (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Alethea Barbaro (Case Western Reserve University
Martino Bardi (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California Los Angeles)
Pierre Cardaliaguet (Université Paris-Dauphine)
José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata (Imperial College London)
Winnie Daamen (TU Delft)
Pierre Degond (Imperial College London)
Marco Di Francesco (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila)
Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Institute of Technology) (to be confirmed)
Massimo Fornasier (Technical University of Munich)
Simone Göttlich (University of Mannheim)
Michael Herty (RWTH Aachen University)
Roland Malhamé (Polytechnique Montréal)
Bertrand Maury (Université Paris-Sud)
Sean Meyn (University of Florida)
Angelia Nedich (Arizona State University)
Filippo Santambrogio (Université Paris-Sud)
Andreas Schadschneider (Universität zu Köln)
Armin Seyfried (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Daniela Tonon (Université Paris Dauphine)
Claudia Totzeck (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)

Scientific committee

Peter E. Caines (McGill University)
Paola Goatin (INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée)
Serge Hoogendoorn (TU Delft)
Naomi Leonard (Princeton University)
Emmanuel Trélat (Université Paris 6)

Organizing committee

Alessandro Giua (University of Cagliari)
Morgan Morancey (Aix-Marseille Université)
Benedetto Piccoli (Rutgers University-Camden)
Francesco Rossi (
Università di Padova)
Marie-Thérèse Wolfram (University of Warwick)


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