The objective of this workshop is to provide participants an introduction to agent-based modeling of crowd dynamics. A summary of pedestrian socio-psychological egress behavior will be presented together with an outline of existing modeling techniques and software tools. A detailed description of a simple crowd model that can be implemented using MATLAB will be presented. Participants will learn how to develop a simple yet fully functional simulation and visualization of crowd dynamics. Skeleton Matlab scripts will be available for download from starting July 1st, 2005 but will also be available via PC/MAC compatible USB drives during the workshop.