The SAYSO Consortium is composed of 12 partners from 8 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
The SAYSO partners have extensive experience in European collaborations, in particular in the area of Civil Protection. The SAYSO consortium will be coordinated by THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) and will include 3 practitioner‐users ensuring a strong practitioner‐user focus for the project and 9 expert users specialised in the different fields relevant for the project (procurement, standardisation, ICT architecture, human factors, ethics and legal aspects).
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The research group “Computeranwendung und Integration in Konstruktion und Planung” (C.I.K.) at Paderborn University (PBU) is one of the leading German institutes for research on civil safety and security. The C.I.K. follows a human‐centred approach, leads or participates in the requirements analysis, system design and evaluation in all projects, and builds the bridge between civil rescue organisations, transportation service providers, additional end‐user groups and other project partners. The gained expertise is the foundation for ideas, systems and technologies in the context of emergency planning, coordination support, training and decision support. The C.I.K. is an interdisciplinary research group. Today 15 research assistants are working for the C.I.K. bringing in knowledge from the fields of engineering, computer science and mathematics.
PBU is involved in standardisation activities on national, European and international level. Having a deep understanding of the domain of emergency management and a position without economical exploitation intention, in standardisation committees PBU strives to support reasonable evolvement of existing standards as well as establishment of new standards. In SAYSO, PBU will support organisational activities of DIN by preparing submissions for standardisation committees based on specification outcomes of SAYSO and the State-of-the-Art of standardisation in the specific area of civil protection, emergency management, situational awareness and middleware.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch
Warburger Strasse 100, DE-33098 Paderborn, Germany