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Data Interoperability Solution At STakeholders Emergencies Reaction

Objective

Emergency management becomes more challenging in an international crisis episode because of cultural, linguistic and legal differences between all stakeholders, especially first responders. Misunderstandings between first responders makes decision-making slower and more difficult. However, spread and development of networks and Emergency Management Systems (EMS) has improved emergency responses, becoming more coordinated. Despite improvements made in recent years, EMS have not still solved problems related to cultural, legal and linguistic differences which are the real cause of slower decision-making. In addition, from a technical perspective, the consolidation of current EMS and the limitations of their exchanged data formats offers another problem to be solved in any solution proposed for information interoperability between heterogeneous EMS surrounded by different contexts.
To overcome this problem, a two step solution is proposed: (i) As main objective and foundations of this proposal, the development of a common and modular ontology shared by all the stakeholders offers the best solution to gather all stakeholders knowledge in a unique and flexible data model, taking into account different countries cultural, linguistic and legal issues (ii) Taking advantage of the fact that most legacy Emergency Management Systems are based on Service-Oriented-Architectures (SOA), i.e. they collect information from services offered by other systems (e.g. Geographic Information Systems), the interoperability burden will be addressed by means of transparent SOA mediation algorithms compliant with current data formats and existing solutions.
Taking into account the heterogeneity and diversity of all existing scenarios in crisis episodes, the potential results of this proposed ontology-based interoperability solution will be validated through the design and development of a realistic prototype scenario actively involving both emergency managers and emergency first responders.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias Parcela 30
33428 Llanera Asturias
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 676 600
Administrative Contact
Sergio García Caso (Mr.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KOLN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 400
Address
Gustav-heinemann-ufer 54
50968 Koln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Prof. Dr.Med. Dr.Rer.Nat Alexander Lechleuthner (Dr.)
FUNDACION CTIC CENTRO TECNOLOGICO PARA EL DESARROLLO EN ASTURIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 570
Address
Calle Ada Byron 39 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Campos (Dr.)
DANSK BRAND- OG SIKRINGSTEKNISK INSTITUT FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 337 600
Address
Jernholmen 12
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anders Christoffer Sørensen (Mr.)
AIMTECH CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 221 200
Address
Cedar House, Sandbrook Business Park, Sandbrook Way
OL11 1LQ Rochdale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Fortune (Mr.)
VEILIGHEIDSREGIO KENNEMERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 400 900
Address
Zijlweg 200
2000 GM Haarlem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Femke Woltering (Mr.)
ANTWORTING INGENIEURBURO WEBER SCHUTTE KASER PARTNERSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 700
Address
Alarichstrasse 56
50679 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benedikt Weber (Mr.)