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Socionical: crowd dynamics in emergencies

Ellis, Margaret and Mitleton-Kelly, Eve (2014) Socionical: crowd dynamics in emergencies. In: LSE Research Festival 2014, 2014-05-08. (Submitted)

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Abstract

A four-year EU FP7 project, where sixteen organisations, including LSE, worked to Make Europe Safer in Emergencies. Reviews of Policies and Practice in ‘At Risk’ situations identified the changing priority from terrorism to flooding, structures for handling emergencies and some shortfalls in systems. New modelling and simulation methodologies, live testing, as well as development of the SOCIONICAL Crowd Management App has spectacularly demonstrated the social and economic relevance of our research, including use at the 2012 Olympics and The Lord Mayor’s Show. This has led to continued interest from civil protection authorities all over Europe and the founding of a spinoff company. Major events at the European Parliament and City Hall, London were supported by publication of scientific and policy makers’ documents that have been widely welcomed. When these recommended concepts are used in emergency planning, SOCIONICAL has demonstrated lives can be saved and safer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/lseresearchfestival
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Research centres and groups > LSE Enterprise
Collections > LSE Research Festival 2014
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 13:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57925

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