A Framework for TTX Specification and Evaluation

  • A. GiglioEmail author
  • M. Carestia
  • A. D’Ambrogio
  • D. Di Giovanni
  • P. Gaudio
  • A. Malizia
Conference paper


Tabletop exercises (TTXs) are discussion-based, emergency management exercises, involving key personnel discussing hypothetical scenarios in an informal setting. With the aim of identifying strengths and shortfalls, and achieving changes in the approach to a particular situation, TTXs can be productively exploited for gap analysis (i.e., data collected from a TTX allows an effective comparison between actual performance and optimal/expected ones). In order to ease the process of collecting and analyzing meaningful data from TTXs, in this paper the design of a supporting software system is proposed, which is based on previous efforts on the GATE tool (gap analysis for TTX evaluation). The proposed system aims at enhancing modularity, flexibility, usability, and customizability. Moreover, a model-driven framework for TTX simulation is introduced, as a first step toward new opportunities as what-if analysis in an emergency simulation, personnel training through simulation, or even automated scenario generation.


Gap analysis TTX BPMN CBRNe Model transformation MDA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Giglio
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Carestia
    • 2
  • A. D’Ambrogio
    • 3
  • D. Di Giovanni
    • 2
  • P. Gaudio
    • 2
  • A. Malizia
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Innovation and Information EngineeringGuglielmo Marconi UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Enterprise EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Biomedicine and PreventionUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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