BRIDGE is a collaborative project co-funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. BRIDGE will build a system to support interoperability both technical and social in large-scale emergency management. The ultimate goal of BRIDGE is to increase the safety of citizens by developing technical and organisational solutions that significantly improve crisis and emergency management in the EU Member States. A BRIDGE platform will provide technical support for multi-agency collaboration in large-scale emergency relief efforts. The key to this is to ensure interoperability, harmonization and cooperation among stakeholders on the technical and organisational level. More information is available at http://www.bridgeproject.eu/en.
MIRROR (Reflective Learning at Work) is an Integrated Project funded under the 7th EU Framework Programme. The vision of MIRROR is to empower and motivate employees to learn by reflecting on their work experiences. This will be achieved with applications for individual, social, creative, game-based as well as organizational reflection. One of the scenarios in MIRROR is connected to crowd management and crisis work, with focus on learning from experience as a complement to traditional training. More information is available at: http://www.mirror-project.eu.
SOCIETIES (Self Orchestrating Community ambient Intelligence Spaces) is an Integrated Project in the Thematic Priority ‘Information Society Technologies’ of the 7th EU Framework Programme. The vision of SOCIETIES is to extend the application of pervasive computing beyond the individual to communities of users. The project is developing support for Cooperating Smart Spaces. Disaster management is chosen as one area for the evaluation of the proposed solutions. More information is available at: http://www.ict-societies.eu/
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Monica Divitini is professor of Cooperation Technologies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her research interests lie primarily in the area of CSCW and mobile technology for collaborative learning. She is currently NTNU unit responsible for MIRROR, investigating the usage of technologies for supporting reflection in crisis management.
Babak A. Farshchian is senior researcher at SINTEF ICT, and currently works on ambient intelligence, CSCW, social computing and healthcare. He is also an associate professor at NTNU. He has more than ten years of experience in the ICT, collaboration technologies, and telecommunications. He has participated in various European projects. He initiated and currently leads the open source UbiCollab (Ubiquitous Collaboration) project.
Jacqueline Floch is a senior researcher at SINTEF ICT. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of telecom system engineering and software engineering both as a developer, an architect and a research scientist. Her research interests include service engineering, mobile and pervasive computing and end-user development. She is currently contributing to the Societies project, investigating the application of social and pervasive computing in crisis management. She received a civil engineer degree from Telecom Paris and a Dr. Ing. in Telematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Ragnhild Halvorsrud has a Ph.D . in physics and experience from basic research, computer simulation, and human-computer interaction. She has 10 years of industrial experience focusing on design and development of multi-user simulators, product development, usability, interaction design, service design and analysis of user experience.
Simone Mora is a PhD student at NTNU. Simone is interested in collaboration technologies, pervasive computing and context awareness, HCI. He has worked as researcher for the open source project UbiCollab investigating resource discovery in ubiquitous environments. He is currently associate researcher of EU-FP7 MIRROR. Within the project, he is investigating the usage of digital paper, augmented reality, and tangibles for collaborative reflection. His target groups are emergency workers and nurses.
Michael Stiso has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and a professional background in human-computer interaction, human factors, and usability. He has worked in research, applied, and military settings, focusing on decision support tools to facilitate skill acquisition and situation awareness. He is currently involved in two EU projects concerning large-scale crisis management.