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|   Call 2012

Resilience Enhancement by Advanced Communication for Team Austria

The main objective of the KIRAS project “Resilience Enhancement by Advanced Communication for Team Austria” (RE-ACTA) is to leverage the person-power of the pre-registered volunteers during all crisis and disaster management phases.

The innovative RE-ACTA crowd tasking approach utilizes the fast growing social and new media community for task execution in crisis and disaster management. It provides modern communication tools like mobile device applications to volunteer groups.

RE-ACTA deals with the design of this crowd tasking process to enable an efficient workflow management between professional organizations and loosely coupled, non-trained volunteers. Moreover, the task assignment takes pre-defined user skills and residence information as well as current position data into account and allows an optimal volunteer selection of the entire crowd. Thus, also legal, privacy and liability aspects have to be discussed upfront. This outcome together with gathered user requirements and community acceptance criteria forms the basis for the crowd tasking process design and the proof-of-concept demonstrator.

Finally, the crowd tasking process will be evaluated in two selected crisis and disaster management scenarios to validate the applicability of the scientific methodology in the real life environment.

Project leader
DI Christoph Ruggenthaler, MSc.
AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Contact: DI Christoph Ruggenthaler, MSc.
Donau City Straße 1/Tech Gate Vienna Wissensch.u.T
1220 Wien
Firmenbuch Nr. 115980i

Project partner
INSET Research & Advisory Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Contact: Dr. Georg Lankmayer
Brucknerstraße 2/2
1040 Wien
Firmenbuch Nr. 244846v

Contact: Dr. Christian Flachberger
Innovationsstraße 1
1100 Wien
Firmenbuch Nr. 72115b

Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsforschung
Contact: Dr. Hilda Tellioglu
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/3
1040 Wien
UID ATU37675002

Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz
Contact: Markus Glanzer, MBA MPA
Wiedner Hauptstraße 32-34
1041 Wien
Vereinsregister Nr. 432857691