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In Stedd May2009


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Revised overview of 3 InSTEDD tools

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In Stedd May2009

  1. 1. InSTEDD GeoChat Communicate with Everyone
  2. 2. I need a reliable way to get headquarters, responders, and the local community communicating – and quickly. The problem is… ?
  3. 3. InSTEDD GeoChat 1.0 Disaster-ready Group Communications Use SMS text messaging to coordinate with your team on the surface of a map! Keep government agencies, first responders, and the local community in sync Broadcast alerts, form teams, and swarm around critical events as they unfold
  4. 4. GeoChat Integrating mobile field communications with situational awareness
  5. 5. GeoChat integrates your data for enhanced decision support news feeds, sensor data, imagery, infrastructure, incidents, supplies, facilities, requests….
  6. 6. InSTEDD GeoChat: Adaptive Communications Infrastructure
  7. 7. Concept: InSTEDD GeoWatch Real-time mobile community watch service for public safety and disaster preparedness <ul><li>Register your mobile phone and home address </li></ul><ul><li>Alert your neighbors of suspicious activities </li></ul><ul><li>See who is available and reach out to them for help </li></ul><ul><li>Make decisions together and coordinate your response </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected by SMS from anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Link with EMS, police, and local criminal activity mapping </li></ul>
  8. 8. InSTEDD Mesh4X Share Information with Anyone
  9. 9. The data I need to make decisions is trapped in silos Different organizations. Different networks. Different applications. Different formats. Different devices. <ul><li>How can I share what I know with others? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use the data I have access to wherever I am? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I get everyone on the same page quickly? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I keep everyone in sync as the situation changes? </li></ul>? ? ?
  10. 10. Mesh4X 1.0 Adaptive Data Integration “Edge-ware” <ul><li>Fuse diverse applications, data sources, and devices into a seamless “mesh” of free-flowing information </li></ul><ul><li>Share your data selectively and securely with different organizations using different applications </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronize data automatically between databases, spreadsheets, websites, applications, phones, PDAs, and maps </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronize over the Internet, or by SMS text messages </li></ul><ul><li>Open source software based on open data standards </li></ul>A synchronization framework for seamless information sharing A synchronization system for seamless cross-boundary information sharing Mesh4x Framework
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mesh4X – Epi Info™: </li></ul><ul><li>Each epidemiologist collects patient case data, offline, for a given county. </li></ul><ul><li>All three then plug mobile phones into their laptops and click “Synchronize.” </li></ul><ul><li>Now they have each others’ latest data and can see it all on a map! </li></ul>Mesh4X 1.0 CDC creates a health surveillance “data mesh”
  12. 12. Mesh4X 1.0 <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Database, device, application and platform independent </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes anywhere. See the changes everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows secure communications and encrypted data storage to protect privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-politically neutral architecture where no one party controls the only copy of the data </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple, distributed copies of data mean no single point of failure </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to keep working when Internet access is slow, unreliable, or entirely unavailable </li></ul>Mesh4x High-Level Architecture: The Mesh4X – Epi Info™ Prototype
  13. 13. InSTEDD Evolve Make Better Decisions Together
  14. 14. How can I detect the early, faint signals of an impending crisis? ?
  15. 15. EVOLVE Collaborative Event Detection & Decision Support Combine human expertise, machine learning, and visualization. Evolve your understanding.
  16. 16. Evolve 1.0 <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Create collaborative workspaces, invite colleagues, subscribe to data sources you choose to monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Interact securely with your team to sift through the data stream for emerging events </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate items with tags, comments, ratings, links, locations, files, alerts, and other social metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous agents perform data fusion, feature extraction, classification, tagging, geo-coding </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated hypothesis formation, visualization, machine learning </li></ul>
  17. 17. Example: H1N1 Swine Flu Tracking Workspace for WHO
  18. 18. Evolve 1.0 <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Detect emerging critical events sooner </li></ul><ul><li>Combine human and machine expertise </li></ul><ul><li>The system learns from past events – and how you handled them </li></ul><ul><li>Fully extensible open source platform </li></ul>