A Solution for Interoperability in Crisis Management

Francisco José Pérez, Marcelo Zambrano, Manuel Esteve, Carlos Palau


To effectively manage a crisis, is necessary the participation of multiple agencies related to protection and public safety, which allow actions in accordance with the demands of environment and requirements of all those affected. Interoperability is the key to comprehensive and comprehensive Crisis Management (CM), that allow to face any type of disaster, at any time or place. For this, it is necessary the permanent exchange of information that enables all the agencies involved, coordinate its operations and collaborate to manage the situation in the best way possible. This article describes the approach to interoperability in CM carried out by Secure European Common Information Space for the Interoperability of First Responders and Police (SECTOR) European Project, which has one of its main objectives, the development of an interoperability platform that allows the agencies involved in the management of a crisis, to achieve a joint, coordinated and collaborative response. The platform has a core, a Common Information Space (CIS), which manage as a single storage entity, all information of the Information Systems (ISs) connected to the platform, regardless of the model of data and computer applications used by each one of them.


interoperability, distributed architectures, command and control, crisis management, data models

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2017.4.2910

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