Crowd analysis: a survey

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Computer Science , Volume 19, Issue 5-6, p.345-357 (2008)

URL:

http://dircweb.king.ac.uk/papers/Zhan_B.2007_842521/V3.pdf

Keywords:

Crowd studies; Crowd dynamics; Socio-dynamics; Crowd simulations; Computer vision

Abstract:

In the year 1999 the world population reached 6 billion, doubling the previous census estimate of 1960. Recently, the United States Census Bureau issued a revised forecast for world population showing a projected growth to 9.4 billion by 2050 (US Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/worldpop.html). Different research disciplines have studied the crowd phenomenon and its dynamics from a social, psychological and computational standpoint respectively. This paper presents a survey on crowd analysis methods employed in computer vision research and discusses perspectives from other research disciplines and how they can contribute to the computer vision approach.