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Title: Hajj crowd management using CNN-based approach
Authors: Albattah, Waleed
Khel, Muhammad Haris Kaka
Habib, Shabana
Islam, Muhammad
Khan, Sheroz
Abdul Kadir, Kushsairy
Keywords: Crowd management
CNN approach
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher: Tech Science Press
Citation: Albattah, Waleed & Khel, Muhammad & Habib, Shabana & Islam, Muhammad & Khan, Sheroz & Kadir, Kushsairy, (2021), Hajj Crowd Management Using CNN-Based Approach, Computers, Materials & Continua. 66. 2183-2197, doi: 10.32604/cmc.2020.014227.
Abstract: Hajj as the Muslim holy pilgrimage, attracts millions of humans to Mecca every year. According to statists, the pilgrimage has attracted close to 2.5 million pilgrims in 2019, and at its peak, it has attracted over 3 million pilgrims in 2012. It is considered as the world's largest human gathering. Safety makes one of the main concerns with regards to managing the large crowds and ensuring that stampedes and other similar overcrowding accidents are avoided. This paper presents a crowd management system using image classification and an alarm system for managing the millions of crowds during Hajj. The image classification system greatly relies on the appropriate dataset used to train the Convolutional neural network (CNN), which is the deep learning technique that has recently attracted the interest of the research community and industry in varying applications of image classification and speech recognition. The core building block of CNN is is a convolutional layer obtained by the getting CNN trained with patches bearing designated features of the trainee mages. The algorithm is implemented, using the Conv2D layers to activate the CNN as a sequential network. Thus, creating a 2D convolution layer having 64 filters and drop out of 0.5 makes the core of a CNN referred to as a set of KERNELS. The aim is to train the CNN model with mapped image data, and to make it available for use in classifying the crowd as heavily-crowded, crowded, semi-crowded, light crowded, and normal. The utility of these results lies in producing appropriate signals for proving helpful in monitoring the pilgrims. Counting pilgrims from the photos will help the authorities to determine the number of people in certain areas. The results demonstrate the utility of agent-based modeling for Hajj pilgrims. © 2021 Tech Science Press. All rights reserved.
Description: This article is indexed by Scopus
ISSN: 15462218
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