C2-SENSE making Sense of Emergency Response Frameworks
An article on C2-SENSE was recently published in Impact (Science Impact Ltd), a publication dedicated to fostering open and collaborative science.
In the article, Mrs Caroline Senzier and Dr Denis Havlik talk about their work with the C2-SENSE consortium investigating the key components for implementing an innovative framework to support international emergency response managers and stakeholders.
This piece was produced by Impact to help the project communicate the objectives and work of the project in a more easily understandable and accessible language to a wider audience of stakeholders, enabling widespread dissemination. Impact is a series of high-quality, open access and free to access science reports designed to enable the dissemination of research impact to key stakeholders. The publication features content from the world’s leading research agencies, policy groups, universities and research projects.
Read the article and the full edition of Impacthere.
Pilot and Interoperability Enablement as given by C2-SENSE at ISESS 2017 Conference
C2-SENSE partner AIT attended the ISESS 2017 conference, which took place in Zadar, Croatia on 10-12th May, 2017. ISESS brings together researchers dealing with environmental challenges and trying to provide solutions using forward-looking and leading-edge IT technology. The conference connects researchers and users to overcome a manifold of technology changes and dynamics by using their best knowledge to improve our environment, and therefore the wellbeing of our society.
Two papers were presented, an AIT & SRDC publication giving an overview of the C2-SENSE interoperability and one AIT & INNOVA PUGLIA publicaiton on the pilot that was performed in the project few weeks before the conference.
Refiz Duro from AIT discussed how interoperability is fasciliated on a level that relieves a crisis manager from most burdens related to crisis response (e.g., being available to access sensor data or communicate with other responders). The software components in the C2-SENSE Framework were described, as well as the profiling approach that is necessitated for functioning interoperability at such a demanding level.
Gerald Schimak, also from AIT, presented the plan for the pilot application and expected findings. He also gave an overview of the involved entities in the pilot application scenario and the testing of the system functionality by using predefined micro-scenarios suitable for the pilot region in Apulia.
More information can be found on Publications pages.
Results from the Survey on User Requirements in the domain of Crisis and Disaster Management
The following figures depict the results based on a survey done in the period of 2 months at the beginning of year 2016. A lot of different countries are presented, as can be seen in the first figure below. All figures can be traced back to the questions in the Survey.
There are two types of plots used: bar plot, in which the most significant answers are placed at the top and the least significant at the bottom, and radio chart (a.k.a. spider plot), where a scale of 1 to 5 is used, with 5 being the most important. Levels of importance are given as: Low (1-3), Medium (3.1-4) and High (4.1-5). Click on a figure for a better view.
Countries represented in the survey (46 participants)
Question 1 – Field of expertize of survey participants (there can be more than 1 field occupied by one participant)
Question 2 – Role of participants in crisis management (there can be more than 1 role occupied by one participant)
Question 3 – Issues occurring in a crisis
Question 4 – General statements on a crisis situation. Levels of importance: Low (1-3), Medium (3.1-4) and High (4.1-5)
Question 5 – Importance of alignment and coordination of procedures during a crisis
Question 6 – Importance of data related actions during a crisis event
Question 7 – The listed information is important for management during a crisis event
Question 8 – Importance of including social media into emergency operations regarding the listed functions
Question 9 – Importance of early warning mechanism
Question 10 – Importance of chosen technical features
Question 11 – Importance of security of the system used for collaboration
Question 12 – Importance of emergency management tools’ features during a crisis
The C2-SENSE consortium performed a survey on user requirements by offering a questionnaire and by analysing the answers.
The questionnaire was available on the C2-SENSE web site, and offered in several languages: English, Franch, Italian and Turkish (see here). This allowed also users located outside of Europe to fill in the questionnaire and provide valueable information. The targeted group were people involved or somehow connected to the field of crisis and disaster management. There are 58 responses at the time of writing. Since the C2-SENSE’s goal is to provide a Framework dealing with decision making and data exchange and communicaton during crisis situations, the survey is of crucial importance for achieving this goal.
The results of this survey will be presented soon.
The FP7 project C2-SENSE was presented at the Workshop in Vienna related to H2020: “Protecting Critical Infrastructures and addressing Disaster Resilience in H2020”.
It was presented by Refiz Duro (AIT) to an audience interested in the forthcomming calls. C2-SENSE was one of the three FP7 project presented, after, among others, a presenation by the European Comission’s representative Phillippe Quevauviller.
C2-SENSE focuses on profile-based interoperability among crisis responders (and their tools) in the emergency domain area, and as such is of much interest for crisis managers. Two main subject were presented, due to interest of the audience:
a) the technical background and technologies used in the project
b) the view on the consortium.
The presentation slides of the C2-SENSE talk, and also other participants’ slides are available on FFG’s website.
C2-SENSE Presented at eChallenges e-2015 Conference
SRDC attended the eChallenges e-2015 Conference, which took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 25-26th November, 2015. eChallanges is the twenty-fifth in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments.
In the conference, Mert Gencturk from SRDC presented the paper entitled “Interoperability Profiles for Disaster Management and Maritime Surveillance”, which is written by SRDC and AIT. The paper and presentation were about the interoperability profiles identified in the C2-SENSE project and how they can be used in a real-life business case.
Lutech participates in partnership with Check Point at the “Forum Risk Management in Sanità”, which will held on November, 24th- 27th 2015 at Fiere e Congressi in Arezzo (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani 23-52100 Arezzo).
The 10th edition of Forum, proposes a series of national and international events on technologies and best practices applied to security issue in healthcare field.
It will be a time of sharing and discussion on the most innovative solutions, as well as workshop and expo dedicated to healthcare world.
Lutech & Check Point will contribute to the event with a booth and speech.
The main subject of the presentation was the work currently ongoing in the Work Package 3 – the theme of the Collaboration Environment & Knowledge Layer. In specific, Object of Interests (OOI) that actually are data representing real-life objects (e.g., sensors) were put in context with an emergency situation. The significance of its proper presentation on map was emphasized. This part of the C2-SENSE Framework is very important, since The Collaboration Environment allows emergency managers to do more precise and correct decisions.
The title of the poster is “Disasters, Maps & Data: C2-SENSE – Objects of Interest in Disaster Related Real-Time Situations”, and the poster can be downloaded from our C2-SENSE Publication page.
Lutech, C2-Sense project partner, attended to the 6th edition of IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability (IWEI 2015), held on May, 27-29th 2015 in Nìmes (France).
The IWEI Conference belongs to conferences program organized by IFIP TC5 5.8 Working Group and aims to identify challenges and solutions in Enterprise Interoperability.
Lutech brought its contribution to the workshop: