PANEL SESSIONS

Four panel sessions were organised to exchange ideas on current research trends in socio-cultural aspects relevant for ensuring safety and security in modern transport hubs. Keynote speakers, key transport stakekeholders and external experts discussed their view and ideas on crowd modelling, evacuation models, crowd safety, transport and security policy design.

1.  PANEL DISCUSSION ON MULTI-CULTURAL CROWD BEHAVIOURS 

Keynote speaker: Gert Jan Hofstede, Wageningen University

> Crowds across Cultures [PDF presentation]

Panellists: Sabina Giorgi, Deep Blue and Mark Robinson, University of Leeds

Chairman: Michael Minkov, VARNA University of Management


2.  PANEL DISCUSSION ON EMERGENCY CROWD MANAGEMENT

Keynote speaker: Marcel Alternburg, Manchester Metropolitan University

> We do Crowd Science [PDF presentation]

Panellists: Uğur Turhan, Anadolu University & Paul Townsend, Crowd Dynamics

Chairman: Natalie Van Der Wal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


3.  PANEL DISCUSSION ON SIGNALS TO LISTEN WHEN DEALING WITH MASS GATHERING EVENTS (lets Crowd session)

Keynote speaker: Santiago Caceres, LETS-CROWD Project Coordinator, ETRA I+D

> LETSCROWD project overview [PDF presentation]

Panellists: Geert SMET, Local Police VOORKEMPEN; Holger NITSCH, Bavarian Police BayFHVR; Carlo Dambra, PROPRS


4.  PANEL DISCUSSION ON CULTURE, TRANSPORT & SECURITY POLICY DESIGN

Keynote speaker: Jacques Zachmann, Lecturer in European Affairs, Former EC

Panellists: Marie Héléne BONNEAU, Security Division – UIC & Fabio CROCCOLO, Italian Ministry of Transport

Chairman: Carlo Dambra, PROPRS

 

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