Hagen Engelmann

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The first three days after an earthquake disaster demand good decisions in a very complex environment. Members of emergency operation centres (EOC) have to make decisions with limited information and under high time pressure. But the first 72 hours of disaster response activities are essential to minimize loss of life. Within the interdisciplinary German(More)
The paper deals with the development of advice-giving agents on the WWW. Based on work in the EU project VIP-Advisor, a general dialogue model was developed for advice sessions which formed the basis of the realisation of an advice-giving agent. Its dialogue capability was extended using case-based reasoning (CBR) methods such that the system was not only(More)
The first hours after a disaster are essential to minimizing the loss of life. The chance for survival in the debris of a collapsed building for example decreases considerably after 72 hours. However the available information in the first hours after a disaster is limited, uncertain and dynamically changing. A goal in the development of the Disaster(More)
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