Schedules are events that can be used to group doors and trigger events groupwise at certain points of time.

Definition

In general a definition of a valid schedule is composed of two parts:

  • groups: collection of doors
  • and times of events that apply to the different groups.

In detail the following attributes are defined:

  • groups: groups with all doors, which should open or close at the same time.
    • a group has an unique id.
    • member defined by a unique id t_id of the specific door as defined in the geometry file. See geometry.
    • max_agents: sets the maximum number of agents which can pass a transition until it is closed.
  • times: schedule times for every group.
    • reset (default “false”): Instead of opening the transition, the counter of passed pedestrians is reset to 0 and the door opens again at time t.
    • group_id: unique id of the specific group of doors as defined above in groups.
    • closing_time: time after which the doors of the group will be closed after the doors were opened.
    • t: time when the doors of the group will be open again. The door will be closed again at t + closing_time or when max_agents is reached.

Sample

In this example a schedule defining four different groups

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
 <JPScore project="JPS-Project" version="0.6">
    <groups>
        <group id="0">
            <member t_id="0"/>
            <member t_id="2"/>
            <member t_id="4"/>
        </group>
        <group id="1">
            <member t_id="1"/>
            <member t_id="3"/>
            <member t_id="5"/>
        </group>
        <group id="2" max_agents="20">
            <member t_id="7"/>
            <member t_id="9"/>
        </group>
        <group id="3" max_agents="25">
            <member t_id="6"/>
            <member t_id="8"/>
        </group>
    </groups>

    <times>
        <time group_id="0" closing_time="20">
            <t t="30"/>
            <t t="80"/>
        </time>
        <time group_id="1" closing_time="20">
            <t t="35"/>
            <t t="85"/>
        </time>
        <time group_id="2" closing_time="5" reset="true">
            <t t="2"/>
            <t t="50"/>
            <t t="90"/>
        </time>
        <time group_id="3" closing_time="10" reset="true">
            <t t="10"/>
            <t t="60"/>
            <t t="90"/>
        </time>
    </times>
</JPScore>

In this example the doors of group 3 will open at 10, 60 and 90

and closed at 20, 70 and 100.