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

  • Odd SteenEmail author
  • Andrew Pope
  • Marion Rauner
  • Nicklas Holmberg
  • Simon Woodworth
  • Sheila O’Riordan
  • Helmut Niessner
  • Karen Neville
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 501)


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.


Emergency management Emergency management systems Emergency decision making Emergency decision support systems Emergency management taxonomies 



This project is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement N° 607865.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Odd Steen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrew Pope
    • 2
  • Marion Rauner
    • 3
  • Nicklas Holmberg
    • 1
  • Simon Woodworth
    • 2
  • Sheila O’Riordan
    • 2
  • Helmut Niessner
    • 4
  • Karen Neville
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsLund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.Business Information SystemsUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Department of Innovation and Technology ManagementUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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