eVACUATE Workplan

eVACUATE is a project that brings together a set of interdisciplinary WPs to yield the final congruent system prototype ready for pilot demonstration.eVACUATE  involves several partners of different nature and expertise and requires a careful planning as well as procedures to achieve its necessarily ambitious objectives. The work is shared in several work packages as shown below: 

WP1

Project Management

WP2

Scenarios Definition, User/System Requirements

WP3

Crowd Behaviour Detection and Recognition in Crisis Situation

WP4

Advanced Strategic Spatial Evacuation

WP5

3D Interactive Common Operation Picture & Simulation

WP6

Resilient Communications and Adaptive Interfaces

WP7

Smart Spaces

WP8

Decision Making and Optimal “Situation-aware” evacuation strategy

WP9

SAES (Situation Awareness and Evacuation System): Framework design and system Integration

WP10

Pilot Demonstrations and Validation

WP11

Ethics, Legal and Regulatory Activities

WP12

Dissemination/exploitation activities

 Apart from the horizontal WPs (WP1, WP11and WP12) running through the entire project, several other WPs interact in terms of tasks, deliverables & milestones, as seen in PERT diagram below.

Pert

The first WP (WP1) of eVACUATE will be responsible for the Project Management activities including reporting and quality management. The definition of the pilot scenarios, covering a broad range of different applications follow in WP2, and then the analysis of user’s requirements in terms of responders and the persons visiting a public area (the ones who will be evacuated under a emergency situation),along with the requirements of the system. Definitions of the scenarios are accomplished in this project at two phases; in the first phase the consortium will define the initial pilot tests while the requirements definitions will follow based on the first results achieved within the proposal. The research and implementation (WPs 3-8) follow, including implementation tasks such as: (i) modelling of the behaviour of the crowd, (ii) detection and recognition of its behaviour from visual cues, (iii) extensive simulations to predict not occurred events, (iv) development of advanced spatial evacuation strategic plans, (v) analysis of resilient communication interfaces, (vi) development of smart spaces environment and (vii)implementation of advanced decision making and situation-awareness schemes. All the research components conducted and the developed algorithms are integrated in WP9. All technical activities of the project will provide their technical developments to the validation WP for the respective validation from the users, of the proposed technologies, allowing for an iteration of the developments. Following that, the technical activities will continue normally, refining the developments according to the real findings of the evaluation and validation activities. Pilot demonstration  and validation activities (WP10) are also executed in two phases and thus continue after the execution of the technical developments. Dissemination activities, exploitation plans, ethical and legal issues along with standardization actions are supported in eVACUATE and included in WPs 11 and WP12 respectively.