AuthorsJ. E. Hannay and Y. Kikke
EditorsZ. Franco, J. J. González and J. H. Canós
TitleStructured crisis training with mixed reality simulations
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)No Simula project
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2019
Conference NameProc. 16th Int'l Conf. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM)
Date Published2019
PublisherInternational Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

We argue that current technology for crisis training does not explicitly cater well enough for managing training objectives and skill building metrics throughout the lifespan of training. We suggest how successful crisis training may be enabled by interoperating next-generation exercise management tools with mixed-reality simulations. We propose an architecture consisting of (1) a front-end in which training objectives, essential skills, corresponding events and metrics can be declared, (2) a back-end consisting of simulations that implement the events and metrics and (3) a middleware which transfers information between the front-end and back-end to enable semi-automatic composition of the simulations and performance analysis. The purpose of this architecture is to facilitate learning through the principles of deliberate practice. We indicate where emerging technologies are necessary to achieve this.

Citation KeyHannay-Kikke-2019