- 14 MarHyperbody presents at RAM/ramfoundation exhibition "T.O.P. UP" opening on the 16th of March 2014
- 08 MarKeynote Lecture by Kas Oosterhuis at the 11th International Convention of Architecture in Budapest
- 28 Febprof. Kas Oosterhuis lectures at MC2014 conference - Grenoble, France
- 27 FebDr. Nimish Biloria appointed as Technical Program Committee member of SEC2014 conference
- 17 FebDr. Nimish Biloria publishes article: Inter-performing morphologies in the Architecture Institute of Korea Magazine
- 07 FebDr.-Ing. Henriette Bier lectures on Robotic Buildings at the Institute of Experimental Architecture, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- 05 FebDr.-Ing. Henriette Bier lectures on Robotics in Architecture at the chair for Building Realisation and Robotics at TUM, Germany
- 04 FebDr.-Ing. Henriette Bier and Ir. Chris Kievid join the Delft Robotics Institute delegation visiting potential Horizon 2020 partners in the Munich area
- 24 JanFinal Review MSc1 Design Studio: 2628CLIMATOR
- 11 JanAchilleas Psyllidis publishes an article in the ATLANTIS Magazine
SocialGlass was the official platform for real-time crowd management and monitoring of visitors flow during SAIL 2015 in Amsterdam - the largest open nautical event in the world.
The SocialGlass group (Dr. Alessandro Bozzon, Dr. Stefano Bocconi, Achilleas Psyllidis, Christiaan Titos Bolivar, Jie Yang) of the Delft Social Data Science Lab teamed up with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), the TU Delft Transport & Planing group, DAT.Mobility, the Municipality of Amsterdam, and the organizers of the SAIL Event 2015 for the development of a real-time dashboard for monitoring pedestrian flows during the event. The dashboard was specifically developed for the purpose of SAIL 2015 and extends the current SocialGlass platform with multiple new features and components.
The pilot study used a combination of various methods of real-time data collection to give an optimum picture of pedestrian flows along the SAIL route and its different areas of interest. The main focus of the study was on how to gain reliable information on pedestrian flows during large-scale public events, such as SAIL, and use this effectively for crowd management. This experiment is a first step towards the development of a real-time monitoring system that can be utilized as a support tool by stakeholders responsible for the smooth running of such large-scale events. The experiment run parallel to the established crowd-management methods used by the municipality and, therefore, had no effect on the tasks of the crowd managers.
Combination of methods and techniques
For the purpose of the experiment, we simultaneously integrated real-time data collected by WiFi sensors, counting cameras, GPS trackers, and various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Sina Weibo). Some of these data mining technologies have already been individually used during large events. However, their simultaneous combination in real-time constitutes a unique example of heterogeneous data integration worldwide. Thus, an innovative system was created that could form the basis of crowd-management systems in the future.
Precise data, available live
The experiment offers insight into the behaviour of visitors to SAIL, the routes people have taken, the amount of time spent at a given location and how the use of the location has progressed. This information is of tremendous value for the organisation of future events. Real-time availability is invaluable when deciding whether measures need to be taken on the basis of the data.
Media Coverage (a selection, in Dutch)
[22.08] Het Parool
[21.08] De Telegraaf
[21.08] Gooi en Eemlander
[21.08] IJmuider Courant