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Innovation in Crisis Management

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ISBN 9781032189154
February 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
360 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book deals with how to measure innovation in crisis management drawing on data, case studies and lessons learned from different European countries.

The aim of this book is to tackle innovation in crisis management through lessons learned and experiences gained from the implementation of mixed methods through a practitioner driven approach in a large-scale demonstration project (DRIVER+). It explores innovation from the perspective of the end-users by focusing on the needs and problems they are trying to address through a tool (be it an app, a drone, or a training program) and takes a deep dive into what is needed to understand if and to what extent the tool they have in mind can really bring innovation.

This book is a toolkit for readers interested in understanding what needs to be in place to measure innovation: it provides the know-how through examples and best practices. The book will be a valuable source of knowledge for scientistis, practitioners, researchers as well as postgraduate students studying safety, crisis management and innovation.

Table of Contents


Chiara Fonio, Adam Widera, Tomasz Zweglinski

Part 1: Current and new methodological approaches to assess innovation in CM

1. Measuring Innovation: The Current State of the Art

Chiara Fonio, Adam Widera, Funda Atun

2. The Trial Guidance Methodology

Chiara Fonio, Adam Widera

Part 2: Technical infrastructures to assess potentially innovative solutions

3. Testbed Technical Infrastructure

Erik Vullings, Martijn Hendriks, Steven van Campen

4. DRIVER+ Online Knowledge Management and Inference Toolset

Dražen Ignjatović, Georg Neubauer, Denis Havlik, Todor Tagarev

Part 3: Implementation and evaluation of innovative solutions in crisis management

Sub-Chapter 3.1: Trials Perspective

5. The Trial in The Netherlands

Konstanze Lechner, Carsten Dalaff

6. The Trial in Austria: Testing New Technologies for Increasing Situational Awareness and the Management of Spontaneous Volunteers

Camilo Palacio Ramirez

7. New Approach to Selection of Innovative Solutions Tailored to the Practitioners’ Needs

Marcin Smolarkiewicz, Tomasz Zwęgliński, Paweł Ogrodnik

Sub-Chapter 3.2: Simulation as Decision Support

8. Dynamic Flood Modelling in Disaster Response

Tomasz Zwęgliński, Cor-Jan Vermeulen, Marcin Smolarkiewicz, Anna Foks-Ryznar, Karolina Bralewska, Bernard Wiśniewski

9. On the Practitioner-Driven Use and Misuse of Simulation as Decision Support: Lessons from a Mass Evacuation Trial

Adam Widera, Michael Middelhoff, Nicolas Rotering, Claas Caasens, Bernd Hellingrath

Sub-Chapter 3.3: Situation Awareness Approaches

10. Three Dimensional Model and Orthophotomap’s Quality Evaluation towards Facilitating Aerial Reconnaissance of Flood Response Needs

Tomasz Zwęgliński, Marcin Smolarkiewicz

11. A Multimodal Remote Sensing System for Improved Decision Making in Earthquake Response

Elisa Schröter, Gunnar Schwoch, Christian Niermann, Veronika Gstaiger, Nina Merkle

Part 4: Towards a paradigm shift in assessing innovative CM solutions

12. TGM Application in a Horizon Project

Jonathan Hall

13. Applying the Trial Guidance Methodology to Evaluate ResponDrone - A Situation Awareness Platform for First Responders

Max Friedrich, Joonas Lieb, Richard van Oorscho, Alexander Scharnweber

14. STADEM: An Adapted Trial Guidance Methodology (TGM) for Pandemic Management

Michael Middelhoff, Adam Widera, Georg Neubauer, Dražen Ignjatović, Bernd Hellingrath

15. Interoperability and Standardization supporting Preparedness and Response to Disasters

Angelos Amditis, Eleftherios Ouzounoglou, Panagiotis Michalis, Fay Misichroni

16. Conclusions

Chiara Fonio, Adam Widera, Tomasz Zweglinski

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Chiara Fonio is Research Associate at the Vrije Universiteit (VU, Amsterdam), Faculty of Social Sciences, Organization Sciences. She has been working in Academia and European Institutions (Joint Research Centre, European Commission, where the work on the Trial Guidance Methodology was designed and developed). She has extensive experience in European funded projects and authored a number of publications on crisis management and surveillance (inter alia, Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management, co-edited with Kees Boersma, 2017). Her research interests cover disaster governance, crisis management and surveillance studies.

Adam Widera is the managing director of the Competence Center for Crisis Management at the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) hosted by the University of Münster, Germany. After graduating in political science, philosophy and political economy, he pursued his doctorate in information systems. His research areas cover modelling, simulation and performance measurement in humanitarian and disaster relief logistics as well as design and evaluation of information systems for humanitarians. He has published over 50 research papers in international journals and conferences and has been involved in various international research projects.

Tomasz Zwęgliński is Colonel of the Polish State Fire Service working as an academic at the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw with above 20 years of experience. PhD in Security Sciences preceded by Master of Fire Engineering. A qualified expert in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Expertise in crisis and disaster management, CBRN and occupational safety. Manager of research and international civil protection capacity building projects (e.g. in Ukraine). Key research interest focuses on evaluation of disaster management exercises including new solutions. EU Research Executive Agency expert. His recent publications include Exercising in a Radioactive Environment–a Case Study from CBRNE Exercise in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (2019), Cascading Effect as a Contemporary Challenge for Crisis Management (2020), Polish Approach to Sharing Resources Deployable for the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (2021).