On 11th of January 2013 the PROCeed product and educational decision-making game “Flood” were presented at the Faculty of Material Processing and Safety Engineering at the Technological University in Czestochowa. The University organizer of the meeting was Mr. Wieslaw Kulma. The meeting was attended, among others, by Vice-Dean for Science Association Marcin Knapiński and Director of the Institute of Modeling and Automation of Plastic Processing Henryk Dyja. The idea of using decision-making games in crisis management was met with positive reaction from the university personnel.
With the beginning of 2013 another project associated with the PROCeed platform has started. The aim is to develop a tool called Training – Analytical Crisis Management Simulator (TASK). The project is funded by the National Centre for Research and Development. The tool will use simulation techniques to present a hypothetical emergency situation, based on computer modeling of the environment, risks, objects of protection, phenomena, behaviour and anti-crisis proceedings. TASK will enable practicing decision-making, problem-solving and analysis of procedures effectivenes in a simulated emergency situation. The project will last two years, until December of 2014.
On 13th of December 2012 the PROCeed platform was presented at the FREESIC workshop entitled “Problems of crisis communications services”. The meeting was held at the Centre for Banking and Finance in Warsaw. The workshop participants discussed: practical issues related to the processes and cultural contextes, financial matters, legal, technical and security issues. Co-operation during crisis situations simulation was also practiced.
On 4th of December 2012 the Conference “Crisis management in the national security system” was held at the Department of National Security, National Academy of Defence in Warsaw. The conference was attended by leading representatives of the Government Security Centre, National Fire Services, Police and other public services and schools associated with the crisis management field. ITTI Ltd. was a, so-called, „brown sponsor” of the conference. During the meeting the PROCeed platform with its applications was broadly presented and FREESIC project activities were promoted.
On 30th of November 2012 PROCeed project was presented to the representatives of the Crisis Management and Safety Departament of the Poznan City Hall. The meeting was attended by Director Hieronim Węclewski, Deputy Director Robert Pękała and Maciej Kubiak.
The 5th edition of the Conference “Crisis Management Systems”, organized on 31st of October 2012, was devoted to modern solutions, addressed towards institutions and services responsible for maintaining security and crisis management. The conference was organized by Multitrain enterprise. During the conference following issues were discussed: communication systems, data security, notification and early warning systems, modern equipment used by the emergency services and activities organization during crisis situations.
XXVIIIth National Symposium on Telecommunications and Computer Networks 2012 was held from 12th to 14th of September 2012 at the Institute of Communications in National Institute for Research. The leitmotif of the Symposium was: „Towards the New Generation Network”. Symposium was held under the auspices of the Committee of Electronics and Telecommunications of Sciences. National Symposium on Telecommunications and Computer Networks is a traditional annual meeting place for the representatives of scientific community, industry and operators working in telecommunications and ICT. At the Symposium working issues of the various centers and companies are presented, as well as the results of national and European projects,. Atmosphere of Symposium especially encourages exchange of experience, discussion, establishing contacts and joint planning of future work.
On 13th of September 2012 ITTI team took part in the 17th edition of the seminar “Crisis Management and Rescue Services – A Review of GIS Applications In Crisis Management And Rescue Services. The Seminar was another opportunity to present the results of our work.
In Gartner 2012 report, which present development of new technologies, gamefication was placed almost at the top of the ranking. This means that games use in education approach the climax of its popularity. In the era of “Y generation”, gaming severely affects learning habits. As a result representatives of “Y generation” actively benefit from modern technology and digital media in every aspect of life, which has to reflect in the way which the learning content is provided.
Application description: High water level of Warta river in its upper reaches forces water discharge increase from a reservoir in Jeziorsko. Warta river overflows, causing flooding in two municipalities of Slupca district. As a result surrounding areas are flooded, roads are unpassable, levees are damaged, supply of electricity is interrupted and death of farm animals may cause outbreak of infectious diseases. District Crisis Management Team undertakes proceedings to overcome the situation and minimize damages. Players impersonate the Mayor of the District, Analytics and Dispatcher. During the game they are asked to solve more than 30 problems by making the right decisions and as a consequence selecting appropriate management options. Features of the training: diversity of end game options, depending on decisions made by the members of the District Crisis Management Centre, flood status visualization on digital, topographic maps, coordinating the use of resources and means of the district (including…