Workshop (Online): The Digital Transformation of the Evacuation Process in Passenger Ships

Workshop theme: The EU PALAEMON project and the University of the Aegean Information Management Lab | UAegean i4m Lab organized on 24 November 2022, 14:30 - 16:30 CET an online workshop with the participation of speakers from the industry, the research community and the policy-making world to discuss, under the PALAEMON views and acquired experience, the ongoing digital transformation of the evacuation process in the passenger ships.

The objective of the workshop was to explain to the broader community the PALAEMON’s project main outcomes, report on the projects’ objectives and achievements until now, and receive feedback.

During the workshop, researchers from the PALAEMON project, the ISOLA project, the SafePass project, the 5G-TOURS project, the SAFEGUARD project and the SmartSea project presented critical technology needs and design principles for emerging intelligent evacuation management technologies in the maritime domain, while drawing analogies from the design of evacuation management systems in large public infrastructures (airport etc.). The role of ICT, smart situation-awareness, personalized emergency messaging and real-time emergency guidance technologies, to the enhancement of mass evacuation management processes was also highlighted.


Petros Kavassalis, Univ. of the Aegean (UAegean), Dean of the Engineering School, UAegean | i4m Lab, The future of ship emergency systems is automation [presentation]

Philippe Chrobocinski, Airbus - ADS, France

David Gomez Fernandez, ATOS, Spain, The PALAEMON project: ICT Overview [presentation]

Nikos Triantafyllou, UAegean | i4m Lab, Greece and Kyriakos Giannakis, Konnektable, Greece, PALAEMON Smart Evacuation Management platform in vivo [presentation]

Fotis Stefanidis, Univ. of Strathclyde, UK, The SafePass project [presentation]

Nikolaos Dourvas, Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece, The ISOLA project [presentation]

Eleni (Nelly) Giannopoulou, WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece, The 5G-TOURS project - Use case: Emergency airport evacuation [presentation]

Robert Brown, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, An overview of the SAFEGUARD project and main findings [presentation]

Marta Plaza Hernández, USAL, Spain, The SmartSea project: MSc on Smart Maritime & Surveying Systems For Maritime Professional [presentation]

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About PALAEMON: The PALAEMON project aims to enhance the current evacuation systems on passenger ships by developing and introducing a Smart Evacuation Management approach through the combination of cutting edge IT and network technologies. 

PALAEMON web site: 

PALAEMON Smart Evacuation Management: (34) PALAEMON project: Smart Evacuation Management: Overview | LinkedIn

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PALAEMON Workshop Invitation
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