RISER Arduino sensor motes.

Resilient societies require resilient information systems, capable of capturing, collating, and communicating timely and relevant information, even in the extreme and unexpected circumstances surrounding an emergency. The RISER project is improving the resilience of information systems in three main areas:

  • Connecting new data streams, such as automated sensor networks and human user generated content, to existing sources of emergency information;
  • Developing robust system architectures, able to remove bottlenecks and avoid single points of failure; and
  • Supporting human decision making with improved feedback loops and user interfaces to emergency information.

The RISER project is funded by the ARC (Linkage Project LP120200584, 2013-2016) and is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Melbourne, IBM Research Australia, University of California San Diego, Monash University, and the Emergency Management Victoria.