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Integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "iTRACK" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: GIMLEMOEN 25
postcode: 4604

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 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙999˙213 €
 EC max contribution 3˙999˙213 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.7. (Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens)
 Code Call H2020-BES-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2019-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITETET I AGDER NO (KRISTIANSAND) coordinator 693˙381.00
2    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 504˙322.00
4    ARTTIC FR (PARIS) participant 385˙437.00
5    TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD UK (LONDON) participant 334˙125.00
6    SVENSKA HANDELSHOGSKOLAN FI (HELSINKI) participant 305˙028.00
8    Teleplan Globe AS NO (Lysaker) participant 294˙625.00
10    WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IT (Rome) participant 191˙718.00
11    KNOWLEDGE NOW LIMITED UK (SHEFFIELD) participant 188˙775.00
13    TREE TECHNOLOGY SA ES (SIERO) participant 53˙301.00
14    TEKNOVA AS NO (KRISTIANSAND S) participant 0.00


 Project objective

The enduring humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, the unrelenting high levels of violence in Afghanistan and new outbursts of violence in South-Sudan have made 2014 another record-breaking year for acts of violence against humanitarian aid workers. In 2000 41 significant attacks on aid workers were recorded across the globe. By 2014, that number had risen to 190. In this 15-year period, over 3,000 aid workers have been killed, injured or kidnapped. Despite the increasing availability of tracking and monitoring technologies, the number of humanitarian workers that fall victim to attacks continues to rise. Clearly, a novel and innovative approach to tracking and decision-making is needed. Information systems for fleet management, GPS for navigation and location or RFID tags for inventory management are just a few of the technologies that have changed the humanitarian operations. Until now, however, there is no integrated decision support system that provides real-time analyses from the data streams that are generated by these technologies. This lack of integrated real-time information prevents an understanding of potentially threatening situations, increases response times and creates insecure communications, all leading to inadequate protection and hampered efficiency and effectiveness. The aim of better protection and more efficient and effective operations can only be achieved by devel-oping technologies along with the policies for their use. GPS, for example, notwithstanding its capability to provide live tracking of vehicles for recovery, cannot prevent an ambush or kidnapping. Technologies therefore need to go hand in hand with procedures and policies in order to provide useful early warnings to decision-makers on the ground as well as decision support for scheduling, navigation, risk management and coordination. Policies, in other words, provide for the essential guidance on how to use the technologies in the field. This project will develop human-centred technologies that take into ac-count actual real-world practices of humanitarian aid workers, and provide policies for better protection and a more effective and efficient response. Based on principles of Privacy by Design, this project will build the iTRACK system, an integrated intelli-gent real-time tracking and threat identification system to improve protection of responders and assets, and provide information management and logistics services such as real-time information updates and analyses as well as navigation, routing and scheduling. iTRACK will achieve this through an interdiscipli-nary, socio-technical approach, which will draw on the latest advances in sensor development, GIS, secu-rity & privacy, artificial intelligence, information management, risk analysis, and humanitarian logistics.


List of deliverables.
Final Conference Brief Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
iTRACK contact list gap analysis results 2nd period Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Final project report Open Research Data Pilot 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Ethical and privacy monitoring evaluation of the iTRACK exercises Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Results of final comprehensive demonstration Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Simulation scenarios for implementation in T6.3 and T6.4 Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Results of integrated system evaluation Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:47
Training cases Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:47
Scenario generator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Final Demo Design Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Final evaluation tool demonstration Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Policy Handbook Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:47
Computer Simulation Design for augmented reality gaming Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Humanitarian Information Management Policies & Case Brief V2 Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:47
Evaluation methods for integrated system Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Socio-cultural considerations for exploitation of the iTRACK solution Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Report on current practices and Policies Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
iTRACK project website Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-25 10:48:45
iTRACK contact list gap analysis results 1st period Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Board Game Design Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Evaluation method for process and policies Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:46
Humanitarian Logistics Policies & Case Brief Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Project Fact Sheet Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Scenario design requirements Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Report on Marketing & Positioning Recommendations Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
iTRACK impact assessment and recommendations Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Report on SWOT analysis Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Humanitarian Information Management Policies & Case Brief Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Results of platform evaluation with a board-game Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Pilot planning and training protocol report Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
iTRACK Stakeholder engagement and dissemination plan Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45
Market analysis and technology foresight Documents, reports 2020-03-25 10:48:45

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of iTRACK deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Gyöngyi Kovács, David Grant, Hlekiwe Kachali
Securing the delivery of humanitarian aid into conflict zones
published pages: , ISSN: 0953-7287, DOI:
Production Planning and Control 2020-03-25
2017 Haavisto, I, Kovacs, G & Spens, K
Nödhjälpen är den mest flexibla försörjningskedjan
published pages: 44-49, ISSN: 0013-3183, DOI:
Ekonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift 2020-03-25
2017 Schwarz, P., Wang, Y., Lukosch, S., & Lukosch, H
Policy Gaming for Humanitarian Missions.
published pages: 814-823, ISSN: , DOI:
14th ISCRAM Conference 2020-03-25
2018 Graham Heaslip, Gyöngyi Kovács, David B. Grant
Servitization as a competitive difference in humanitarian logistics
published pages: 497-517, ISSN: 2042-6747, DOI: 10.1108/jhlscm-08-2017-0042
Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 8/4 2020-03-25
2017 Kachali, Hlekiwe; Kovács, Gyöngyi and Grant, David
Determining tracking and tracing user requirements in conflict zones
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
July, 2017 2020-03-25
2018 Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad
Automated Scenario Generation for Training of Humanitarian Responders in High-Risk Settings
published pages: , ISSN: 1473-804X, DOI: 10.5013/ijssst.a.19.05.23
International journal of simulation: systems, science & technology 2020-03-25
2017 Dr. Vitaveska Lanfranchi
Machine Learning and Social Media in Crisis Management: Agility vs Ethics
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
21-24 May, 2017 2020-03-25
2017 Nadia Saad Noori, Yan Wang, Tina Comes, Philipp Schwarz, Heide Lukosch
Behind the Scenes of Scenario-Based Training: Understanding Scenario Design and Requirements in High-Risk and Uncertain Environments
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
21-24 May 2017 2020-03-25
2017 Kroener, Inga; Watson, Hayley; Muraszkiewicz, Julia
Agility in crisis management information systems requires an iterative and flexible approach to assessing ethical, legal and social issues
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
21-24 May 2017 2020-03-25
2017 Schwarz, P. (TU Delft Policy Analysis) Wang, Y. (TU Delft Policy Analysis) Lukosch, S.G. (TU Delft System Engineering) Lukosch, H.K. (TU Delft Policy Analysis)
Policy Gaming for Humanitarian Missions
published pages: 814-823, ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Gyöngyi Kovács, Mohammad Moshtari, Hlekiwe Kachali, Pia Polsa
Research Methods in Humanitarian Logistics
published pages: , ISSN: 2042-6747, DOI:
Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management Vol.9 No.2 2020-03-25

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