News: Best Paper Award and Final Stakeholder Meeting

Last week, we, Daniel Formolo and Natalie van der Wal, won the best paper award at the International Conference on Computational Intelligence (ICCCI2017) for our paper “Simulating Collective Evacuations with Social Elements” (download). We are very happy that our peers recognise the need for including socio-cultural factors in evacuation models and our approach. The aim … [Read more…]

Social Identity in Emergency Communication

This morning I was pleased when I read the article “No more ‘Dear ladies and gentlemen’: positive step or nonsense?” in the newspaper. It is about the new wordings in public announcements at Dutch Train Stations. Instead of starting with ‘Dear ladies and gentlemen’, the messages will now start with ‘Dear travellers’. This is great! Why, … [Read more…]