Collective dynamics from bacteria to crowds

We would like to invite you to participate at the

Summer school on "Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Collective Dynamics from Bacteria to Crowds" (July 9-13.2012, Udine, Italy)

The aim of this school is to present, by means of 6 mini-courses, the state-of-the-art of the theoretical (statistical mechanics and mathematics) understanding of collective motions of crowds.

The topics to be discussed include:

• Kinetic models for self-organized collective motion.
• Discrete and continuum dynamics of reacting and interacting individuals.
• Finite-speed propagation models of chemotactic movements.
• Modeling with measures:
(i) Multiscale modeling of pedestrian motions by time-evolving measures;
(ii) Motions and interactions in heterogeneous domains.
• Handling contacts in pedestrian dynamics: On the concept of pressure.

The target audience of this summer school are graduate students, PhD candidates and young faculty members in mathematics, applied theoretical physics and biology, as well as (chemical, transportation, mechanical, ...) engineering having a strong research interest in understanding the multiscale complexity of the collective motion behavior.

For more details, see http://www.cism.it/courses/C1207/