Open Source Framework for Pedestrian and Crowd Simulation

What is Vadere?

Vadere is a brand name for research activities at the MUCXX in the context of pedestrian dynamics.

It all began with Vadere, an open source framework for the simulation of microscopic pedestrian and crowd 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. Several locomotion 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.

Vadere is a tool for scientists from all disciplines to investigate pedestrian dynamics. Vadere is free, open-source and thorougly tested. It provides implematations of major locomotion models and a psychlogical layer.

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