A simulation plan and control system for exercise managers

You will implement and test a web-based design interface, where exercise managers and trainers can plan crisis response exercises. This front-end will interact with an AI-planning module (developed by us) which aids planners when using the front-end. The planned simulation will run in a simulation platform such as Unity.

Motivation: Today’s crisis response exercises are characterized by unclear learning objectives, no plan for (longitudinal) assessment of skill building and lack of use of learning and skill-building principles.

The industry project “Mixed Reality for Structured Exercises” is therefore developing tool support for structured planning, execution and analysis of simulation-based crisis training, and implementations of planned training sessions in mixed reality simulations. The project is hosted by EON Reality Norway AS eonreality.com/locations/hamar-no/ .

The tool support should enable exercise managers and trainers, who do not know very much (if anything at all), about simulation technology to plan exercises that train desired essential skills.


You will create a web-based simulation planning and control interface, where planners can compose simulation scenarios for crisis response training and monitor outcomes during simulation.

You will investigate ways to do this in the best manner, by testing whether exercise managers (from emergency services and DSB) achieve better awareness of how different plays in a simulated exercise will unfold and of what effects they will have on skill building.

Learning outcome

You will gain timely experience with state-of-the-art front-end technology, AI planning and gaming technology. You will gain research experience and will have the opportunity to produce highly relevant results that the simulation community can use immediately.


You should hav a high level of general programming skills, with an emphasis on front-end-relevant languages, such as JavaScript and JSON. You should be inquisitive, with a desire to make things work, even if it means searching for solutions.


  • Jo Erskine Hannay
  • Audun Stolpe, Norsk Regnesentral, Univeristetet i Oslo, audun.stolpe@nr.no

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