Project description
Calendar -
project events
For partners

Project Publications

  Public Deliverables - COPE Results

COPE Technology Enabled Capability for First Responder
This deliverable contains the main results of the Human factors work carried out in COPE project. The report provides first an overview of the usage centred design approach, the research measures taken and the outputs provided by the human factors group of the project. Then the components of the COPE technology are explained from the point of view of the three main end-user groups, the fire fighters, sector commanders and the incident commanders. The main part of the report deals with the evaluation approach used in assessing the technology during the design process, and with the results of this evaluation.
Deliverable No D2.3 (click to open)

Trials Results and User Feedback
This deliverable describes the results, findings and conclusions of the Final COPE trial held between 22-24 Sept. 2010 at the training site of the Finnish Emergency Services College in Kuopio. The report contains descriptions of the trial set up and the methods used.
Deliverable No D6.6

Report on the Use and Benefits of Wearable Displays, Sensors and Localization Technologies for First Responder Support
This deliverable details the types of wearable sensors and displays that were used by the first responders in the COPE trial as well as their associated functionalities. This document describes the operational tasks for which the first responders were using the equipment. Finally this document details the advantages and disadvantages of the technologies based upon the analysis of user feedback alongside observed operational results.
Deliverable No D5.6.3



  Public Deliverables - COPE Design Process

Use Case Descriptions and a Human Factors Engineering Framework
This report deals with the definition of use cases for COPE. Use cases are design artefacts that represent the future situations of use for which technologies are designed. In COPE use cases are developed stepwise as described in this report. The development process and its steps are outlined in this report. The process proceeds as an interaction between conceptual and empirical work.
Deliverable No D2.1

HF based design inputs to COPE technology
This report describes the notion of Common Operational Picture (COP) as it is used and defined in the project. In addition the results of the first user study in Kuopio are presented and discussed.
Deliverable No D2.2

Model of User operations and concept of operations
This document provides models representing the current systems and structures for incident command. As such it represents the CONOPS of a reference system for the COPE development process. The reference system models are provided as a set of UML diagrams. These diagrams identify operational tasks and the actors involved and their interactions. This document will also be used to motivate changes in the current system and it will be the basis for a human factors analysis and assessment of the proposed set of COPE technologies.
Deliverable No D3.1

End User requirements
Report provides end user requirements that have been derived  from fieldwork with emergency response agencies. The requirements are input into a more detailed technology development process. The document is divided into three parts: An overview of the methodology for fieldwork and deriving the requirements; a discussion of the main area of concern for the COPE project and relevant actors in this area; and finally generic requirements as well as examples for more detailed requirements for selected COPE technology domains.
Deliverable No D3.2

Evaluation Methodology
This deliverable specifies the methodology applied to the evaluation and assessment of the results of the main COPE trials  performed in May and in September 2010. The theoretical approach and the complexity of the trial environment are discussed and the rational for the selected evaluation methodology is given.
Deliverable No D6.1



  Public Deliverables - Dissemination

Final project Workshop
This report contains all the presentations from the COPE dissemination event in PSCE conference in Amsterdam November 30th
Deliverable No D1.3

Cross Project Workshop
The COPE Cross Project Workshop was designed as an information sharing exercise between projects of a similar nature to COPE both previous to COPE and those running concurrently with COPE. The aim of this was, primarily, to learn from the challenges and achievements of the other projects as well as ensure that COPE is not repeating existing research. Secondly, the purpose of this exercise was to pass on the aims and intentions of the COPE project to any other projects currently working in similar areas.
Deliverable No D1.1



  Public Deliverables - Management

Gender Action Plan
This document gives an overview of the gender distribution in the COPE project team and proposed actions to increase the implication of women in their organisations.
Deliverable No D0.2.2




Other COPE Publications

Norros, L., Colford, N., Hutton, R., Liinasuo, M. Grommes, P., & Savioja, P. (2009). Analysis of work demands of multi-agency emergency response activity for developing information support systems. European Conference of Cognitive Ergonomics 2009, Sept 30– Oct 2, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 92-95.

Norros, L., Liinasuo, M. & Hutton R. (2010). Designing Tools for Emergency Operations: New Method of Parallel Augmented Exercise. In: ECCE 2010, Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, W.-P. Brinkman & M. Neerincx (Eds.), 25th-27th August 2010, Delft, The Netherlands. Mediamatica, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, pp. 49-56, ISBN: 978-94-90818-04-3.

Norros, L., Liinasuo, M. & Hutton R. (accepted). Evaluating the promisingness of new technological tools for safety critical work. Interacting with Computers.

Immonen Aapo, Bali Rajeev K, Naguib Raouf N.G., Ilvonen Karita, (2009). ‘Towards a Knowledge-Based Conceptual Model for Post-Crisis Public Health Scenarios’. 4th International Conference Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM) The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) – Philippine Section, Manila, Philippines.

Colford, Nick. (2009). Project COPE Common Operational Picture Exploitation. In Conference Proceedings. BAPCO 2009, Promoting Integrated ICT for Civil Contingency Responders.

Ross, D., & Grommes, P. (2010). COPE: New Research on How to Cope in a Crisis. Emergency Services Ireland, 35(1), p. 12.

Valkonen, P., & Liinasuo, M. (2010). Role playing with fire fighters – Using a worst case scenario and verbal re-enactment in role play. Proceeding of NordiCHI 2010, October 16–20, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland, pp. 805-808. Copyright 2010 ACM ISBN: 978-1-60558-934-3