Compendium for Collective Sensemaking in Emergency Response

Compendium sits as the sensemaking hub in a visionary demonstration of how semantic web tools could be choreographed for emergency response.

More broadly, it demonstrates very well how we envisage Compendium interoperating with constellations of other services and datasets in a given domain, as data is passed to and read from Compendium in support of collective sensemaking. Related applications demonstrating this capability were the NASA MDRS field trials, and the Co-OPR personnel recovery project.

Check out the screencast and related article…

The Application of Advanced Knowledge Technologies for Emergency Response. Proceedings 4th International Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 07) Conference, Delft, The Netherlands.

“Making sense of the current state of an emergency and of the response to it is vital if appropriate decisions are to be made. This task involves the acquisition, interpretation and management of information. In this paper we present an integrated system that applies recent ideas and technologies from the fields of Artificial Intelligence and semantic web research to support sense- and decision-making at the tactical response level, and demonstrate it with reference to a hypothetical large-scale emergency scenario. We offer no end-user evaluation of this system; rather, we intend that it should serve as a visionary demonstration of the potential of these technologies for emergency response.”

Related Links:
AKTive-Response Screencast
Article: The Application of Advanced Knowledge Technologies for Emergency Response
NASA MDRS field trials
Co-OPR Personnel Recovery Operations

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