||The C2DSAS project aims at developing innovative, software-based methods in the area of operational decision support, resource optimization, and in particular re-scheduling for complex decision-making processes in crisis and disruption management situations. In the focus of the project are complex decision-making situations that typically arise when damages of natural disasters or terrorist threats and attacks should be minimized by an optimal co-ordination of available civil and military forces and resources.
In the area of basic research, new methods should be developed that build upon recent results in knowledge-based planning, schedule repair, and intelligent explanations. With respect to economical aspects and the transfer of research results into industrial practice, the project includes a detailed evaluation of technical feasibility of a medium-term implementation of these new concepts within an existing information system of the governmental partners. The psychological and sociological implications of the existence of such an extended IT-support for decision makers, who have to take decisions in crisis situations are addressed in an accompanying study.