Lazaros Filippidis BSc Hons, MSc

Senior Research Fellow

Mr Lazaros Filippidis is a member of the Fire Safety Engineering Group of the University of Greenwich since 1996.

He is involved in the research and development of the EXODUS evacuation models. He has worked on numerous large scale projects including, the EU funded Framework 5 projects FireExit and VELA, Framework 6 projects AVATARS and NACRE and the Framework 7 project BESECU and SAFEGUARD. He is currently involved in work for the Framework 7 project IDIRA and to a lesser extend for project GETAWAY. For some of these projects he assumed managerial roles.

His work on these projects includes the design and implementation of very large full-scale evacuation experiments for data collection, model development and validation protocols for the aviation, built and maritime industries. His key research interests include adaptive behaviour of people to stimuli such as alarm systems, instruction from others, signage, reaction to fire, etc.

Mr Filippidis has a main role in the annual Principles and Practice of Evacuation Modelling short course that attracts an international audience of professionals working in the fire safety field. As part of his teaching role he is also responsible for the preparation and delivery of short courses in other countries and institutions. The courses cover all aspects of fire safety engineering and human behaviour in emergency and circulation situations.

A paper that Mr Filippidis co-authored has been awarded the Jack Bono Engineering Communications Award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (2007) and a further two that he co-authored have been awarded the Hodgson prize from the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998 and 2002).

Awards

As co-author:

- Bronze award by the Royal Aeronautical Society for a paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical Journal, 2010

- Jack Bono Engineering Communications award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2008

- Hodgson Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society for best paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical 

Journal, 2003

- Hodgson Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society for a paper appearing in the Royal Aeronautical Journal, 1998

As member of the core EXODUS group:

European IST prize by the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technology and Engineering (Euro-CASE) for the development of the EXODUS suite of software, 2003

Queen's Anniversary Prize, 2002

RINA/LR (Royal Institution of Naval Architects/Lloyds Register) Safer Ships Award, 2001

CITIS (Communications & IT in Shipping) Award for Innovation in IT for Ship Operation for the maritimEXODUS software, 2002

British Computer Society Award for IT, 2001

Research / Scholarly interests

Mr Lazaros Filippidis is the author/co-author of many academic publications concerning human evacuation behaviour and related topics. His research interests include:

- Evacuation and circulation behaviour

- Evacuation and circulation modelling

- Collection of human performance data from large scale evacuation trials

- Agent-signage interaction

Recent publications

Article

Veeraswamy, Anand , Galea, Edwin R., Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter J. , Haasanen, Simo , Gazzard, Robert J. , Smith, Thomas E.L. (2017), The simulation of urban-scale evacuation scenarios with application to the Swinley forest fire. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 102 . pp. 178-193 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.07.015).

Galea, Edwin R. , Xie, Hui, Deere, Steven, Cooney, David , Filippidis, Lazaros (2017), Evaluating the effectiveness of an improved active dynamic signage system using full scale evacuation trials. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 908-917 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.022) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E.R. , Xie, H., Deere, S., Cooney, D. , Filippidis, L. (2016), An international survey and full-scale evacuation trial demonstrating the effectiveness of the active dynamic signage system concept. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 41 (5) . pp. 493-513 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2414) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, Edwin R. , Deere, Steven J., Brown, Robert, Filippidis, Lazaros (2014), A validation data-set and suggested validation protocol for ship evacuation models. International Association for Fire Safety Science. In: , , , . International Association for Fire Safety Science, Fire Safety Science, 11 . pp. 1115-1128 ISSN: 1817-4299 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-1115).

Galea, Edwin Richard , Deere, Steven, Brown, Robert, Filippidis, Lazaros (2013), An experimental validation of an evacuation model using data sets generated from two large passenger ships. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). In: , , , . Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), Journal of Ship Research, 13 (3) . pp. 155-170 ISSN: 0022-4502 (Print), 1542-0604 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5957/JOSR.57.3.120037).

Brown, R. , Galea, E.R., Deere, S., Filippidis, L. (2013), Passenger response time data-sets for large passenger ferries and cruise ships derived from sea trials. Royal Institute of Naval Architects. In: , , , . Royal Institute of Naval Architects, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 155 (A1) . pp. 33-48 ISSN: 1479-8751 (Print), (doi: ).

Xie, Hui , Filippidis, Lazaros, Galea, Edwin R., Blackshields, Darren , Lawrence, Peter J. (2011), Experimental analysis of the effectiveness of emergency signage and its implementation in evacuation simulation. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. In: , , , . John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Fire and Materials, 36 (5-6) . pp. 367-382 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.1095).

Galea, E.R. , Sauter, M., Deere, S., Filippidis, L. (2011), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behavior - A Turkish data-set. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 10 . pp. 709-722 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.10-709).

Galea, E.R , Filippidis, L., Wang, Z., Ewer, J. (2010), Fire and evacuation analysis in BWB aircraft configurations: Computer simulations and large-scale evacuation experiment. Royal Aeronautical Society. In: , , , . Royal Aeronautical Society, The Aeronautical Journal, 114 (1154) . pp. 271-277 ISSN: 0001-9240 (Print), (doi: http://aerosociety.com/News/Publications/Aero-Journal/Online/799/Fire-and-evacuation-analysis-in-BWB-aircraft-configurations-computer-simulations-and-largescale-evacuation-experiment).

Book section

Galea, E.R. , Filippidis, L., Wang, Z., Lawrence, P.J. , Ewer, J. (2011), Evacuation analysis of 1000+ seat blended wing body aircraft configuration: computer simulations and full-scale evacuation experiment. Springer USA. In: , , In: Richard D. Peacock, Erica D. Kuligowski, Jason D. Averill (eds.), Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamic. Springer USA, . pp. 149-151 . ISBN: 9781441997241 (Print), 9781441997258 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9725-8_14) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, Edwin R. , Brown, Rob, Filippidis, Lazaros, Deere, Steven (2010), The SAFEGUARD project: collection and preliminary analysis of assembly data for large passenger vessels at sea. Compit'10, 9th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries. In: , , , Compit'10, 9th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industrie. Compit'10, 9th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, . pp. 424-433 . ISBN: 9783892206491 (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Galea, E.R. , Xie, H., Cooney, D., Filippidis, L. (2015), Active dynamic signage system: A full-scale evacuation trial. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire 201. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 303-314 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).

Galea, Edwin R. , Markus, Sauter, Deere, Steven J., Filippidis, Lazaros (2015), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation response behaviour. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 201. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 351-360 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).

Veeraswamy, Anand , Galea, Edwin R., Filippidis, Lazaros, Lawrence, Peter J. , Gazzard, Robert J. (2015), The simulation of urban-scale evacuation scenarios: Swinley forest fire. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 201. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 221-232 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).

Galea, Edwin Richard , Sharp, Gary, Filippidis, Lazaros, Deere, Steven , Sauter, Markus (2013), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour – A UK Data-Set. FSEG. In: , , , Proceedings of the 13th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Interflam 2013 24-26th Jun. FSEG, , 2 . ISBN: 9780955654893 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Brown, R. , Galea, E.R., Deere, S., Filippidis, L. (2012), Passenger response time data-sets for large passenger ferries and cruise ships derived from sea trials and recommendations to IMO to update MSC Circ 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 25-40 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Brown, Robert , Galea, Edwin, Deere, Steven, Filippidis, Lazaros (2012), IMO Information Paper - Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK (First) . pp. 92-96 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Brown, Robert , Galea, Edwin Richard, Deere, Steven, Filippidis, Lazaros (2012), IMO INF Paper Summary - Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 91 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/menu.htm).

Deere, S.J. , Galea, E.R., Filippidis, L., Brown, R. (2012), Data collection methodologies used in the SAFEGUARD project to collect human factors data. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 13-23 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Deere, S., Filippidis, L., Brown, R. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. , Bresnard, N. (2012), The SAFEGUARD validation data-set and recommendations to IMO to update MSC Circ 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 41-60 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Filippidis, L., Deere, S., Brown, R. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. , Besnard, N. (2012), IMO INF Paper Summary - The SAFEGUARD validation data-set and recommendations to IMO to update MSC/Circ.1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 97 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Grandison, A., Blackshields, D., Sharp, G. , Filippidis, L. , Deere, S. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. (2012), The SAFEGUARD fire scenario evacuation benchmark and recommendations to IMO to update MSC circ 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 65-82 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Grandison, A., Blackshields, D., Sharp, G. , Filippidis, L. , Deere, S. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. , Breuillard, A. , Cassez, A. (2012), IMO INF Paper Summary - The SAFEGUARD enhanced scenarios and recommendations to IMO to update MSC Circ 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK . pp. 105 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Grandison, A., Blackshields, D., Sharp, G. , Filippidis, L. , Deere, S. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. , Breuillard, A. , Cassez, A. (2012), IMO Information Paper - The SAFEGUARD enhanced scenarios and recommendations to IMO to update MSC Circ 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK (Third) . pp. 106-110 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Galea, E.R. , Filippidis, L., Deere, S., Brown, R. , Nicholls, I. , Hifi, Y. , Besnard, N. (2012), IMO Information Paper - The SAFEGUARD validation data-set and recommendations to IMO to update MSC/Circ. 1238. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. In: , , , SAFEGUARD Passenger Evacuation Seminar. 30 November 2012. London, UK. Paper. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK (Second) . pp. 98-103 . ISBN: 9781909024083 (doi: ).

Brown, Robert , Galea, Edwin, Deere, Steven, Filippidis, Lazaros (2012), Response time data for large passenger ferries and cruise ships. Interscience Communications Ltd.. In: , , , 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceeding. Interscience Communications Ltd., Greenwich, London, UK . pp. 460-471 . ISBN: 9780955654886 (doi: ).

Galea, Edwin , Sharp, Gary, Sauter, Markus, Deere, Steven , Filippidis, Lazaros (2012), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour: a Polish data-set. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , 5th International Symposium. Human Behaviour in Fire 2012. Symposium Proceeding. Interscience Communications Ltd, Greenwich, London, UK . pp. 62-73 . ISBN: 9780955654886 (doi: ).

Galea, Edwin , Deere, S., Sharp, G., Filippidis, L. , Hulse, L. (2010), Investigating the impact of culture on evacuation behaviour. Interscience Communications. In: , , , Interflam 2010: 12th International Fire Science & Engineering Conferenc. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, London, UK , 1 . pp. 879-892 . ISBN: 9780954121655 (doi: ).

Monograph

Galea, E. , Lawrence, Peter, Gwynne, Steve, Filippidis, Lazaros , Blackshields, Darren , Cooney, David (2015), buildingEXODUS V6.2 Technical Manual and User Guide. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, Greenwich, London, UK (doi: https://fseg.gre.ac.uk/exodus/option.html).

Galea, E.R. , Lawrence, P.J., Gwynne, S., Filippidis, L. , Blackshields, D. , Cooney, D. (2013), buildingEXODUS v6.0. Fire Safety Engineering Group, School of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics. In: , , , . Fire Safety Engineering Group, School of Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Greenwich, London (doi: ).