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2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA) (2012)
Sept. 3, 2012 to Sept. 7, 2012
ISSN: 1529-4188
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2621-6
pp: 5-9
This paper discusses the training aspect of the EMILI Simulation and Training environment (EMILI-SITE), a prototype system aimed at emergency management in critical infrastructures like airports, railway/metro systems, and power grids. As emergency procedures and standards are usually defined in advance, they are an interesting application case for the complex event processing / event-condition-action (CEP/ECA) paradigm. Using the CEP/ECA paradigm and combining events, states and emergency management procedures, a wide range of training scenarios can be defined. Unlike predominant, rather inflexible training practice, based on static pre-planning of emergency scenarios with assumptions being made about the future events, EMILI uses dynamic workflows, enhanced by the simulators of the evolving operational conditions and corresponding on-the-fly responses. Our dynamic workflow can incorporate different event types (fire events, hazard events, technical malfunctions) and locations of their occurrences and by using the simulation tools we can determine evolution of the scenario and suggest adequate reactions. Also, there is a possibility to introduce complications into ongoing scenarios in order to assess student's decision making skills in different time-critical situations.
airports, computer based training, digital simulation, emergency services, workflow management software

V. Janev, V. Mijovic, N. Tomaevic, L. Kraus and S. Vrane, "Dynamic Workflows for Airport Emergency Management Training," 2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications(DEXA), Vienna, Austria Austria, 2012, pp. 5-9.
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