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A holistic, scenario-independent, situation-awareness and guidance system for sustaining the Active Evacuation Route for large crowds

Objective

The dynamic capture of situational awareness concerning crowds in specific mass gathering venues and its intelligent enablement into emergency management information systems, using smart communication devices and spaces is critical for achieving rapid, timely guidance and safe evacuation of people out of dangerous areas. Humans could be overwhelmed by fast changes of potentially dangerous incidents occurring at confined environments with mass-gathering. They could fail to make objective decisions to find their way to safety. This condition may lead to mass panic and make emergency management more challenging. In eVACUATE, the intelligent fusion of sensors, geospatial and contextual information, with advanced multi-scale crowd behaviour detection and recognition will be developed. The structured fusion of sensing information with dynamic estimated uncertainties on behaviour predictions will advance eVACUATE crowd dynamic models; and virtual reality simulations of crowds in confined environments. A service oriented Decision-Support System shall be developed to dynamically distribute on-demand evacuation information to emergency management actors as the crisis unfolds. Decision-makers at the command posts, first responders, front-line stewards and volunteers receive real-time situation aware information of updated evacuation strategies using robust and resilient eVACUATE information and communication infrastructure. Smart spaces of electronic, audio and other mobile devices shall be connected to the integrated system to provide safer evacuation routings for people. The eVACUATE system performance and scalability will be validated in four distinct scenarios involving incidents with large crowd at various venues with the requirements of evacuation time reductions and increases of safety and security. These are: 1) Underground stations in Bilbao; 2) Real Sociedad Footbal Stadium in San Sebastian, 3) Athens International Airport and 4) a STX Cruiseship.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

EXODUS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS
Address
Estias 1 & Mesogeion 73-75
11526 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 749 135,16
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Vassiliadis (Mr.)

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 652 266,35
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colin Upstill (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 652 120
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yannis Vassiliou (Prof.)
HKV LIJN IN WATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 283 630,87
Address
Botter 11 29
8232 JN Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Vermeer (Dr.)
TELESTO TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 339 400
Address
Odos Imitou 62
15561 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Drakoulis (Dr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 463 474
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saioa Mondragon (Ms.)
ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 102 680
Address
Odos Spata Attikis
19019 Spata
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos (Mr.)
VITROCISET SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 774 360
Address
Via Tiburtina 1020
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matta Walter (Dr.)
CROWD DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 548 194,10
Address
Camden Mill, Lower Bristol Road
BA2 3DQ Bath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Robertson (Mr.)
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 834 700
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Gomez Pelaez (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 345 710
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Mrs.)
DIGINEXT
France
EU contribution
€ 821 226,25
Address
370 Rue Rene Descartes Les Hauts De La Duranne Immeubles A Et B
13857 Aix En Provence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martine Julien (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 640
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mirella Mantini (Dr.)
CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 117 340
Address
Avenue Antoine Bourdelle
44600 Saint Nazaire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Berseneff (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 000
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Wetzlich (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 720
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arved Carl Hübler (Prof.)
REAL SOCIEDAD DE FUTBOL SAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 300
Address
Anoeta Pasealekua 1
20014 Donostia San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leire Alzelai (Ms.)
METRO BILBAO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 985,18
Address
Calle Navarra 2
48001 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Echeandia (Mr.)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 430
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bertetti (Dr.)