Accession Number:

ADA622035

Title:

Workshop on Populations & Crowds: Dynamics, Disruptions and their Computational Models

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Aug 2012-9 Aug 2013

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Populations and crowds appear to share many features in common. Both are aggregates of individuals that display group-level organization in space and time. Both are systems through which cultural information and beliefs, as well as genes and diseases, may propagate. And both are capable of turning from benign to hostile. Despite these many similarities, populations and crowds are often treated separately in theoretical and empirical studies. The different temporal and spatial scales at which people conceive of populations and crowds are at least partially responsible for this conceptual separation the former evolve on time scales of years or more and occupy sometimes vast spatial regions, while the latter may evolve on time scales of minutes to hours and are generally spatially compact phenomena.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE