Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 857–869 | Cite as

Event-cloud platform to support decision-making in emergency management

  • Matthieu Lauras
  • Frédérick Benaben
  • Sébastien Truptil
  • Aurélie Charles


The challenge of this paper is to underline the capability of an Event-Cloud Platform to support efficiently an emergency situation. We chose to focus on a nuclear crisis use case. The proposed approach consists in modeling the business processes of crisis response on the one hand, and in supporting the orchestration and execution of these processes by using an Event-Cloud Platform on the other hand. This paper shows how the use of Event-Cloud techniques can support crisis management stakeholders by automatizing non-value added tasks and by directing decision-makers on what really requires their capabilities of choice. If Event-Cloud technology is a very interesting and topical subject, very few research works have considered this to improve emergency management. This paper tries to fill this gap by considering and applying these technologies on a nuclear crisis use-case.


Emergency management Cloud-computing Complex-event processing Service-oriented architecture Business process modeling Decision-making support 



The PLAY project (Pushing dynamic and ubiquitous interaction between services Leveraged in the Future Internet by ApplYing complex event processing) is being funded by the European Commission under Seventh Framework Program (Grant FP7-258659). The authors would like to thank the project partners for their advices and comments regarding this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthieu Lauras
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frédérick Benaben
    • 1
  • Sébastien Truptil
    • 1
  • Aurélie Charles
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Toulouse – Mines AlbiAlbiFrance
  2. 2.Université Toulouse - Toulouse Business SchoolToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Université Lumière Lyon 2LyonFrance

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