WP 1 – Project Management (EXUS S.A)
The goal of this work-package will be to run an effective managerial scheme, build-up/coordinate and support internal information, communication. Organize project infrastructure for information flow, communication, networking of project partners. This WP will aim at the Build-up/support of communication/ information flow to the public and relevant organizations.
WP 2 - Scenarios Definition, User/System Requirements (HKV)
Starting from the crowd’s behaviour and needs first responder needs and the regulatory requirements for a set of specific evacuation, intervention and responder types, the requirements will be derived in order to allow the development of the technical system, infrastructure and services.
WP 3 – Crowd Behaviour Detection and Recognition in Crisis Situation (IT Innovation Centre)
This WP comprises specific activities i) on the definition of models focused on aspects of crowd behaviour and ii) on detection and recognition of crowd behaviour at multiple scale (mico-macro dimension) through the incorporation of innovative computer vision tools and learning methodologies. This WP also incorporates knowledge of crowd psychology and typology which is used as a meta-data model for efficient crowd behaviour detection and recognition.
WP 4 – Advanced Strategic Spatial Evacuation (Crowd Dynamics International)
The WP focuses on developing evacuation strategy with regards to crowd movement and spatial constraints of the venue and scenario. One primary objective of the WP is to undertake such analysis for the chosen pilot demonstration venues and scenarios. Further to this, a methodology will be created so that these techniques can be efficiently applied during set up of the eVACUATE system in any venue for any scenario. Another primary objective for the WP will be to develop a software application that combines crowd modelling and predictive techniques to feedback to the eVACUATE system a prediction on crowd congestion and optimal route selection from a crowd movement and spatial constraint perspective.
WP 5 –3D Interactive Common Operation Picture & Simulation (DIGINEXT)
This WP aims to develop the COPSI subsystem that will be used to display interactive 2D/3D Common Operational Pictures, create simulation scenarios, and control their unfolding. This subsystem will enable the intuitive monitoring of the environment and the situation (real or simulated) and the creation and control of simulation scenarios that can be used to validate the overall platform during the development phase, and to prepare evacuation plans or study “what-if” scenarios, before or during real crises.
WP 6 – Resilient Communications and Adaptive Interfaces (ICCS)
This WP will identify the technologies, techniques and methodologies that will optimally support the needs for communication between the major actors in a crisis i.e. the individuals that need to be evacuated, the responders to the crisis and the facilities in place to coordinate the crisis, considering the particular conditions of a crisis situation such as limited bandwidth, resource prioritization policies, graceful degradation on partial communication infrastructure failures. This WP will review and identify the appropriate interfaces and develop a node architectural communication platform both for the sensors and the people/crowd.
WP 7– Smart Spaces (Tekniker-IK4)
The Smart Spaces are the minimum geographical area where five main agents involved in eVACUATE can be found: 1. The sources of the hazard 2. the people or group of people under hazard 3. the sensor elements 4. signalling elements of the exit routes and 5. the First Responders and Stewards.
WP 8 – Decision Making and Optimal “Situation-aware”evacuation strategy (Vitrociset)
It will implement new algorithms to combine data from different sensors deployed on the crowded\emergency scene in order to support decision making and evacuation planning. Several other partners will contribute towards the development of the necessary back-office infrastructure and applications in order to generate, sustain and disseminate the Optimal “Situation-Aware” evacuation strategy that will ultimately guarantee the Active Evacuation Route.
WP 9 – SAES (Situation Awareness and Evacuation System): Framework design and system Integration (INDRA)
This work-package will follow the WP2 in terms of designing the system and setting up the eVACUATE Framework of technology and operations. Once all single sub-systems have been separately tested and characterized, the overall system will be integrated and tested first in the laboratory, then provided to the end users to perform their own tests on controlled environments closer to the ones faced by the first responders during their routine interventions.
WP 10 - Pilot Demonstrations and Validation (HKV)
The objective of this WP is to test eVACUATE in real conditions. HKV will work in close collaboration with the end-users. In order to guarantee the success of the project, it is primordial to establish a permanent link between developers and users in order to have an optimal configuration for the system. This will be done all along the project and the field tests success will be the results of this fruitful collaborations.
WP 11 – Ethics, Legal and Regulatory Activities (KU LEUVEN)
This WP focuses on legal and ethical aspects which are relevant for the development of eVACUATE. By taking into account ethical aspects the work package intends to support the project partners in performing their research activities in an ethical way. Meeting these ethical standards is also likely to improve the societal acceptance of the research outcomes.
WP 12 - Dissemination/exploitation activities (Vitrociset)
This WP is designed to manage and facilitate the dissemination of project results from the scientific and public understanding point of view as well as investigate the possibilities of further research or actual implementation and exploitation of these results.