Project INDYCO

Successfully completed

On March 31, 2015 the research project INDYCO (Integrated Dynamic Decision Support System Component for Disaster Management Systems) was successfully completed after two and a half years of project duration. INDYCO was funded by Austria (FFG) and Germany (AiF) in the transnational EraSME funding programme with a budget of about 1.5 million €.

The project consortium consisted of eleven partners from Austria and Germany.

Austrian Partners:

  • Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH (R&D, coordinator)
  • FAW – Institute for Application-Oriented Knowledge Processing, JKU Linz (R&D)
  • PRISMA solutions EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH (SME)
  • GeoExpert Research&Planning GmbH (SME)
  • riocom - Ingenieurbüro für Kulturtechnik und Wasserwirtschaft (SME)
  • Upper Austrian Fire Fighting Association (Intermediär)

German Partners:

  • Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (R&D)
  • LIS Leitstellen-Informations-System GmbH (SME)
  • VOMATEC International GmbH (SME)
  • Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH (SME)


From left to right: Dr. Wolfgang Kronsteiner (OÖLFV), Dr. Thomas Ziebermayr (SCCH), Brandrat Ing. Dietmar Lehner (OÖLFV), Dr. Harald Sommer (SIEKER), Arno Tiemeier (LIS), DI Albert Schwingshandl (RIOCOM), Dipl.-Inf. Marina Tropmann-Frick (CAU), Coordinator Dr. Bernhard Freudenthaler (SCCH), DI Gerald Czech (OÖLFV), DI Clemens Liehr (RIOCOM), Dr. Hilda Kosorus (FAW), Dr. Mario Pichler (SCCH), Dr. Diethard Leber (GEOEXPERT), Hubert Reininger (FIELDWORX), Paul Schneider MSc (PRISMA); Copyright: OÖLFV

Decision Support System

In the project, a decision support system for disaster management was developed that 1) can react quickly and dynamically to changing situations during disaster events and 2) supports new disaster cases.

In order to ensure this, a situation assessment component (Continuous Situation Awareness/Assessment (CSA)) was developed, which recognizes "dangerous" situations or situation changes at an early stage and forwards corresponding notifications (warning messages, alarms) to a workflow component. The workflow component can now be used to set measures, allocate resources and assign them to the emergency services via a mobile app.

The following figure shows the situation assessment component:

In order to be able to test the software prototype in a realistic disaster scenario, a demonstration was held at the Upper Austrian Fire Fighting Association on March 17, 2015.

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