Collaborative, Complex and Critical Decision-Support in Evolving Crises





To research and develop innovative middleware to support interaction between sensors, devices, services and people for deployment during physical environment crises to enable:

         A resilient and scalable distributed network infrastructure to support human-to-human interaction (including social networking), machine-to-machine interaction (including automated sensor data acquisition, knowledge mining and decision support) and HMI and support multimedia content exchange.

Flexible distributed middleware services, capable of supporting Tsunami and Drilling scenarios. Success will be measured through the deployment of TRIDEC components in the scenario testbeds for Tsunami and Drilling:


Project acronym: TRIDEC

Project full title: Collaborative, Complex and Critical Decision-Support in Evolving Crises

Grant agreement no.: FP7 258723

Duration: from 1st September 2010 for 36 months

Funding: EU IST FP7 Call 5

Research area: ICT-2009.4.3 Intelligent Information Management

Project Web Site:


QMUL Achievements (to date)

The main achievements are the completion of these WP3 tasks

And contributions to these ones

QMUL Participants

Research Assistants

For participants in other organisations see

Publications (QMUL)

See also this cartoon strip about social-networking during environment crises.

More Information about the TRIDEC Project

TRIDEC is an Integrated Project focusing on new approaches and technologies for intelligent geo-information management in collaborative, complex and critical decision processes in earth management. The key objective in TRIDEC is the design and implementation of a collaboration infrastructure of interoperable services through which intelligent management of dynamically increasing volumes and dimensionality of information and data is efficiently supported thus enabling multiple decision makers to respond quickly via a collaborative decision-support environment.
TRIDEC will establish rapid, on-demand interoperability of inherited legacy applications and tools owned by the project consortium partners and by using collaborative computing make them work together to establish the decision-support enterprise system of services which can critically deliver timely information to decision makers during environmental crisis such as tsunamis or during the drilling process of an exploration well. Environmental crisis and subsurface utilisation are only two examples of the applicability of the proposed research which integrates software services development, computational methods with collaborative technologies.

The main objectives of the TRIDEC IP include:


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