Vadere is an open source framework for the simulation of microscopic pedestrian dynamics. In addition to this core domain, other systems including cars and granular flow can be introduced into the framework. Vadere provides generic model classes and visualisation and data analysis tools for two-dimensional systems. A series of simulation models are already implemented in the framework that are also the basis for scientific publications. Namely the optimal steps model, the gradient navigation model, and the social force model are available for simulation studies.
Vadere has been developed by the research group of Gerta Köster at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Munich University of Applied Sciences but is also used by other institutions. We welcome contributions from anyone, who is interested in extending or improving the software framework.