I4CM Berlin 2015

I4CM Berlin 2015

The second International Workshop on Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) took place on 8th and 9th December 2015 at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin. The workshop was part of a series of workshops organised in the framework of the DRIVER project. The first I4CM workshop was held in Marseille on 26 and 27th of May 2015.

The main objective of DRIVER I4CM workshops are to target local practitioners who have an interest in CM research and who possess indispensable operational knowledge to guide crisis management innovation. The I4CM initiative is complementary to the European Commission DG Home´s Community of Users (CoU), where I4CM results will be disseminated at EU level.

The 2nd I4CM workshop was co-hosted by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (INT). The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Alfred Gossner, Member of the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, andAlbrecht Broemme, President of the THW. After the welcome speeches, an introduction to the DRIVER project was provided by project coordinator Fernando Kraus (ATOS).

The two-day workshop was organised in a series of parallel sessions, allowing participants the opportunity to attend the sessions and discuss the topics most interesting and relevant to them. The parallel sessions on the first day focused on the topic of innovative solutions for crisis management, whereas the second day put spotlight on the potential for improvements in crisis management.

The event brought together local practitioners and end-users with indispensable operational knowledge that can guide the future of crisis management research and innovation. In total, over one hundred experts and practitioners from all over Europe attended the 2nd I4CM workshop.

Alongside the formal discussions and presentations during the workshop, participants actively exchanged best practices and discussed lessons learned during several coffee breaks and a social dinner. Participants also had a chance to familiarize themselves with crisis management solutions currently being developed in the framework of several EU-funded research projects. The projects represented at the 2nd I4CM workshop included EmerGent, EPISECC, RECONASS, SALUS, SecInCoRe, SecurePART, SLándáil, and TACTIC. These projects also presented their results at an exhibition.

Please find here below the presentations of the event as well as related documents.

Day 1

Introducing the DRIVER FP7 project

Fernando Kraus, DRIVER Coordinator (ATOS)

Improving civil cociety resilience

Dr. Wolf Engelbach (Fraunhofer IAO) & Christian Kloyber (Austrian Red Cross)

"Command & Control" solutions for responders

Laurent Dubost (Thales) & Carsten Dalaff (DLR)

Competence management and continuing training

Alexander Karapidis (Fraunhofer IAO)

Day 2

Panel discussion: How to better link national requirements and European research to ensure operational uptake?

Dr. Philippe Quevauviller (DG Home, European Commission)

Concepts for the management of unaffiliated volunteers- How to manage support from public in crisis?

Patrick Drews & Jana Mauthner (University of Stuttgart IAT), Christian Kloyber (Austrian Red Cross)

Usability of systems in civil protection: How to identify and trace usability flaws in your organisation?

Johannes Sautter (Fraunhofer IAO), Lars Böspflug (Fraunhofer IAO)

European research results for an improved crisis management o SecurePART project.

Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis (Frankfurt University)

European research results for an improved crisis management. Slándáil project

Khurshid Ahmad (Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Gerhard Heyer (Leipzig University)

European research results for an improved crisis management TACTIC project

Dr. Annemarie Müller (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ)

European research results for an improved crisis management. SecinCoRe & EmerGent projects

Prof. Rainer Koch & Therese Friberg (University of Paderborn)

European research results for an improved crisis management. EPISECC project

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Georg Neubauer (Austrian Institute of Technology AIT)

European research results for an improved crisis management. SALUS project

Wilmuth Müller (Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB)

European research results for an improved crisis management. FORTRESS project

Dr. Leon Hempel & Robert Pelzer (Technical University Berlin)