Routing Pedestrians in Smart City Networks

Leon Rothkrantz*, Mirela Popa, J. Ruzicka

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Most routing devices can be used by pedestrians to find the shortest path to their destination. But in many cases not the shortest path but the fastest path is required. In this paper we discuss a variant of a dynamic routing algorithm based on AntBasedControl algorithm. The algorithm has been deployed in a centralized and decentralized routing system. People on their route use their smart phone to exchange traveling information with the central routing system or with other pedestrians via WIFI ad hoc networks (MANOC). Both systems can be used to route pedestrians from source to destination or to find the exit in shopping malls but also to route pedestrians to shelters and safe areas in case of a crisis. The algorithm and test experiments will be presented in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 SMART CITY SYMPOSIUM PRAGUE (SCSP)
Place of PublicationCzech Republic
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5017-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-5018-9
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2018
Event2018 Smart City Symposium Prague - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 24 May 201825 May 2018


Symposium2018 Smart City Symposium Prague
Abbreviated titleSCSP 2018
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • Ant Based control
  • Dynamic routing
  • WIFI ad hoc networks


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