After 24 months, the EMILI project successfully passed its fourth milestone. The main results are the following:

  • Semantic technologies in our Superior Operational Management Layer (SOMAL) have been further elaborated in the second year as information backbone for the large amount of heterogeneous information to be processed. The SOMAL Core ontology (developed at Fraunhofer IAIS) has been extended and adapted such as to cope with the requirements posed by the needed simulations (especially for the airport and metro use cases). Accordingly, extensive work done by the use case partners (AIA, PUPIN, SKYTEC) has concentrated on extending and adapting the three SOMAL ontologies needed for the development of the corresponding use cases (power grid, airport and metro use cases).

  • A modelling and processing environment called SMART has been designed and implemented by the EMILI partner Fraunhofer. It supports the modelling of (DURA) rules by taking the developed SOMAL ontologies into account. Moreover, SMART has been implemented in a generic way such as to allow the usage of different domain ontology and even other rule languages. During the lifetime of the EMILI project only DURA will be considered as rule language for modelling in SMART. First testing activities have concentrated on the airport ontology and DURA, in the first 2 months of the third project year we will extend our attention to the metro and power grid ontologies.
  • The complex event processing language DURA aims at an analysis of large amounts of dynamically incoming heterogeneous event data streams and the (semi)-automatic execution of so-called complex actions that trigger suitable reactions with respect to the detected situations. A first version of the DURA engine has been completed by LMU by August 2011.

  • The state space of the emergency management system, linking the SCADA system, SITE, and DURA engine is provided for by MonetDB’s database functionality. Support for streaming events is provided by the Datacell component of MonetDB.

  • The Simulation and Training Environment SITE has been designed collectively as a reference architecture for our three use cases. Each of them uses its own implementation of SITE. Various simulations can be integrated and used to model physical and technical behaviours as part of emergency management.
  • Our three use cases – the airport, the metro, and the power grid use case – were further analysed and modelled. Moreover, first implementations for each of the EMILI use cases have been provided during the second year of the project.

Milestone 4 Deliverables