Vadere is 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 visualization and data analysis tools for two-dimensional systems. Several locomotion models are already implemented in the framework. These models 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 it 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 thoroughly tested. It provides implementations of major locomotion models and a psychological layer.