Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been one of the main contributing disciplines to the current state of smart technologies that nowadays support space managers to provide safer, more efficient and comfortable environments for our everyday social activities taking place in crowded contexts. Most applications to contexts characterized by specialized crowd dynamics (spontaneous crowd formation, evacuation dynamics, herding and other collective phenomena) provide fruitful opportunities for researchers from multiple subfields of AI. The main aim of the workshop is to enhance the cross fertilisation both among IA research subfields, and between other research fields that are involved in the intrinsically multidisciplinary research area of crowd studies (from physics and urban planning, to fire engineering and psychology).
The workshop participation is open to international contributions but it is primarily expected to host Italian researchers with specializations in several subfields of Artificial Intelligence.
The current literature on crowds studies involving AI techniques, methods and tools is disseminated in a vast range of conferences proceedings, journals and books; from physics and urban planning, to fire engineering and psychology. Following the principles of other international events with the same spirit and aims, the goal of this workshop is to contribute at the regional Italian level.
The workshop focus will be on both application (experimentation) experiences in the Italian context from different disciplines with the opportunity to present their work, introduce their methods and communicate their ideas on AI-based contributions to any of the several tasks and open issues of Crowd studies.
Topics of specific interest for the workshop include (but are not limited to):
The workshop encourages submissions regarding all AI sub-fields presenting research proposals, experimentation, applications or needs related to the crowd studies and application contexts.
DISCo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy