An Event-Driven Platform for Agility Management of Crisis Response

An Event-Driven Platform for Agility Management of Crisis Response

Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë (Ecole des Mines Albi-Carmaux, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France), Sabine Carbonnel (Ecole des Mines Albi-Carmaux, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France), Frédérick Bénaben (Ecole des Mines Albi-Carmaux, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France) and Hervé Pingaud (Jean-François Champollion University, Albi, France)
DOI: 10.4018/ijiscram.2014040104
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Abstract

This article aims at presenting a whole approach of Information System Interoperability management in a crisis management cell: a Mediation Information System (MIS) may be used to help the crisis cell partners to design, run and manage the workflows of the response to a crisis situation. The architecture of the MIS meets the needs of low coupling between the partners' Information System components and the need of agility for such a platform. It is based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) principles that are combined to the Complex Event Processing (CEP) principles. This should leads on the one hand to an easier orchestration, choreography and real-time monitoring of the workflows' activities, on the other hand to assume on-the-fly automated agility of the crisis response (considering agility as the ability of the processes to remain consistent with the response to the crisis).
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2. Mise Approach Overview

Considering these points, we aim at designing and producing a Mediation Information System (MIS) to support interoperability among partners and to keep the response workflows relevant to the crisis situation, through the Mediation Information System Engineering 2.0 (MISE 2.0) project. This part of this research work is presented in “MISE Design Time” and “MISE Run Time” sections. The first version of the MIS prototype (result of the MISE 1.0 project) was successfully used in the French funded project ISyCri (ISyCri stands for Interoperability of Systems in Crisis situation), whose one objective was to design an IS for several partners who have to solve, or at least to reduce, a crisis into which they are involved.

Another point to deal with during the response phase is the evolutionary character of a crisis situation. Due to this fact, the system shall remain compliant with the possibly changing requirements of the situation. This implies to measure the efficiency of the response, to be able to take into account the changes of the crisis itself or in the crisis cell (i.e. the events happening in the studied ecosystem). In a few words, a continuous response to the crisis is needed.

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