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Toward intelligent decision support for security staff: evaluation of an interactive resource management system based on a CMDP model
Author(s): Jutta Hild; Jonathan Ott; Elisabeth Peinsipp-Byma
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Paper Abstract

The officer-in-charge deploying the security personnel to protect a large infrastructure meets a complex decision problem if multiple threats have to be handled simultaneously: Limited surveillance resources have to be optimally allocated to the many affected sectors in order to provide the safest threat state for the infrastructure as a whole over time. This contribution presents an interactive resource management system providing decision support for optimally deploying surveillance resources. For this purpose, the user interface displays a risk map of the infrastructure's current threat situation together with a recommendation of the currently optimal resource allocation. Thereby, the resource allocation recommendation is obtained by solving a CMDP model of an infrastructure's global threat situation. An evaluation of the CMDP-based decision support shows that displaying both resource allocation recommendation and risk map enables the participants to handle threat scenarios more cost-saving, and additionally causes less workload and higher acceptance among the participants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8019, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X, 80190A (2 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884270
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Jutta Hild, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)
Jonathan Ott, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Elisabeth Peinsipp-Byma, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8019:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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