A Comprehensive Decision Support System for Enhanced Emergency Decision Management and Training

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Emergency decision makers face a challenge taking rapid and high-risk decisions during an emergency situation, especially when the emergency is cross-border and requires multi-agency cooperation. The emergency decision makers use emergency management (EM) system and sometimes decision support systems (DSS) when responding to a crisis. To date the emergency decision makers have not had access to a system that supports them in all facets of the full EM cycle. This paper describes work in progress designing and building a comprehensive system of systems that intend to be that support for emergency decision makers. The system has successfully demonstrated its value from a technical and user perspective. Future tests will demonstrate if it will enhance decision management in reality-based emergency scenarios.


External organisations
  • University College Cork
  • University of Vienna
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Systems, Social aspects
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-68486-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-68485-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology