Meet the XR4DRAMA Consortium (III): Nico Heise and Deutsche Welle (DW)

Deutsche Welle in Berlin (photo by DW) and Nico Heise (photo by Nico Heise)

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our third interview partner is Nico Heise of DW, Germany’s international broadcaster.

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Meet the XR4DRAMA Consortium (II): Sotiris Diplaris and the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH)

4 out 5 team members: Sotiris Diplaris (2nd from the left) with his colleagues Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, and Anastasios Karakostas (from left to right)

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our second interview partner is Dr Sotiris Diplaris of ITI/CERTH, the Information Technology Institute at one of Greece’s (and Europe’s) leading research centres.

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CEM, HCI, SAR? – A Brief Guide to the XR4DRAMA Alphabet Soup

While writing concepts, technical documentations and tweets, we’ve realized that the XR4DRAMA consortium uses a lot of abbreviations and acronyms, many of which aren’t necessarily known to a non-expert audience. And even within the team, nobody has heard of all of them, as it’s almost impossible to be an expert in disaster management and media planning and data processing and computer linguistics and smart clothes and immersive technologies.

So in order to everybody a good overview, we’ve compiled this handy glossary  – which also defines/explains some of the more exotic or difficult terms: 

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Meet The XR4DRAMA Consortium (I): Martina Monego and the Alto Adriatico Water Authority (AAWA)

Martina Monego during a surveying mission in her district (Eastern Alps)

In this series of blog interviews, we further introduce the people and organizations behind XR4DRAMA by asking them about their work and their particular interest in the project. Our first interview partner is Martina Monego of AAWA, an Italian public body dedicated to the management and regulation of the Alpi Orientali (Eastern Alps) hydrographic district.

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Situation Awareness: Classic Levels and New Concepts in XR4DRAMA

At the core of our project, there is always situation awareness (SA). Just in case the term is not familiar yet: SA describes how humans perceive the elements of a given environment within spatial and temporal confinements – and how that perception affects their performance and decision-making in the situation at hand. SA has become particularly important where decision-making happens under time pressure, remotely or among multiple operators, e.g. at a public authority managing natural disasters and sending out first responders – or at a media organization preparing for an outdoor TV production.

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Hello world, this is XR4DRAMA!

19 (out of 27) members of the XR4Drama consortium representing 7 organizations from 4 countries.

We just wanted to let you know that our EU-funded Innovation Action (IA) has been officially kicked off! November 25th and 26th saw us meet online to discuss and organize all the research, development and communication tasks that lie ahead in the next two years. Using XR technology (and lots of data) for a new kind of situational awareness means breaking uncharted territory – but it looks like we’re well prepared.

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