6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Intelligence systems
» Software, Data Processing
» Smart Systems
The Risk Management And Decision Support department addresses methods and measures for risk preparation and mitigation, response in crisis situations, and recovery from emergencies. Our prime focus is the development of integrated risk management systems, specifically the support of decision-making by different tools and formal methods. The scope of decisions includes the planning and coordination of resources for fire brigades, the design of novel pieces of equipment for relief services, or the assessment of alternatives in drafting financial legislation.
We develop methods to model, simulate and assess the efficiency and quality of counter measures in case of major emergencies. Prime objective is to improve the planning processes for rescue operations involving several organizations. In a parallel line of research, we investigate the impact of technology augmentations, e.g. guiding information on head-up displays inside protective helmets, and provide simulation-based engineering methods to determine benefits and potential drawbacks as early as possible in the design process.