VELOS - A VR environment for ship applications: Current status and planned extensions

A. I. Ginnis, K. V. Kostas, C. G. Politis, P. D. Kaklis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


Virtual Environment for Life On Ships (VELOS) is a multiuser Virtual Reality (VR) system that supports designers to assess (early in the design process) passenger and crew activities on a ship for both normal and hectic conditions of operations and to improve the ship design accordingly [10]. Realistic simulations of behavioral aspects of crowd in emergency conditions require modeling of panic aspects and social conventions of inter-relations. The present paper provides a description of the enhanced crowd modeling approach employed in VELOS for the performance of ship evacuation assessment and analysis based on the guidelines provided by IMO’s Circular MSC 1238/2007 [20].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Realities - International Dagstuhl Seminar, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSabine Coquillart, Robert van Liere, Guido Brunnett, Libor Váša, Gregory Welch
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319170428
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Dagstuhl Seminar on Virtual Realities, 2013 - Dagstuhl Castle, Germany
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Dagstuhl Seminar on Virtual Realities, 2013
CityDagstuhl Castle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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