Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES)

JRODOS - Decision Support Systems

Decision support systems for emergency management after nuclear or radiological accidents are used in the specific case of a release of radioactive material. Their main task is to provide all the information required to decide on measures to protect the population quickly, continuously, consistently and comprehensively. Users of decision-making systems are the regional, national and international institutions and organisations responsible for emergency management. In Germany, these are the corresponding operational centres of the Federal government and the state governments.

We have been developing the real-time online decision support system JRODOS (Real-time On-line DecisiOn Support) for operational use in emergency response centres of European countries since about 1990. During the 4th Framework Programme of the European Commission, which ended in 1999, about 40 institutions from almost 20 countries of the EU, the CIS republics of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, as well as Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics and Romania were involved in the development of RODOS. The RODOS system in its latest prototype version has been installed in these countries. The ITES working group "Accident Management Systems" at the Karlsruhe Research Center (now KIT) was and is mainly responsible for RTD work and its coordination.

The first operational version PV4.0 of the RODOS system for real-time and on-line use in emergency centers was completed at the end of 2000. Together with our European contract partners, the RODOS system was continuously improved and completed with regard to its contents and functionalities until 2009 within the scope of R&D projects of the EURANOS project of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The work programme was mainly defined by the experiences and wishes of current and future RODOS users. Within the scope of this work the JAVA based version of RODOS was developed (JRODOS), which is the operational version of RODOS since 2010.

Following an initiative of the German Ministry of Environment (BMU), we configured and installed the hardware and software components of the RODOS system for operation at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) at the Central Office of the Federal Government (ZdB) in Neuherberg near Munich. After the setup and test phase in 2001, the operational operation of the RODOS central office is currently running for users of the federal and state governments. With the introduction of the Federal Situation Centre in 2019, JRODOS will be operated by BfS as an integral part of this facility.

The European Commission financed the establishment of the RODOS/JRODOS system in the national emergency response centers of European and non-European countries with funds from the TACIS, PHARE, ECHO and now DEVCO programmes. At present JRODOS is operational in more than 30 countries and installations in another 10 countries are underway.

JRODOS-installations worldwide

European research projects have brought together many users of the system and taken their interests into account in the further development of the system. This network of RODOS users and developers is continued within the RODOS Users Group. This group meets once a year to exchange experiences with the system and to discuss the possible further development of JRODOS.

More detailed information on the status of the JRODOS system with its Europe-wide installation can be found on our homepage https://resy5.iket.kit.edu/RODOS/.
 

Contact
Wolfgang Raskob
KIT - Karlsruher Institut of Technology
Institute for Themal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D- 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Tel: +49 721 608 22480
Fax: +49 721 608 28452
Email: wolfgang.raskob∂kit.edu

 

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Publications


Case-Based Decision Support for Disaster Management. PhD dissertation.
Möhrle, S.
2020, June 16. KIT Scientific Publishing. doi:10.5445/KSP/1000099369
MCDA stakeholder workshops.
Duranova, T.; van Asselt, E.; Müller, T.; Bohunova, J.; Twenhöfel, C. J. W.; Smetsers, R. C. G. M.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S193–S196. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020032
Agent based model.
Bai, S.; Raskob, W.; Müller, T.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S187–S191. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020031
MCDA handling uncertainties.
Müller, T.; Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S181–S185. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020030
A new European cancer risk assessment tool for application after nuclear accidents.
Walsh, L.; Ulanowski, A.; Kaiser, J. C.; Woda, C.; Raskob, W.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S95–S99. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020018
Education and training activities in the Euratom CONFIDENCE project.
Duranova, T.; Beresford, N. A.; Perko, T.; Raskob, W.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S45–S50. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020011
Confidence: achievements and way forward.
Raskob, W.; Beresford, N. A.; Duranova, T.; Korsakissok, I.; Mathieu, A.; Montero, M.; Müller, T.; Turcanu, C.; Woda, C.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S39–S43. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020010
Uncertainty visualization using maps for nuclear and radiological emergencies.
Nagy, A.; Perko, T.; Müller, T.; Raskob, W.; Benighaus, L.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S197–S203. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020033
CONFIDENCE: project description and main results.
Raskob, W.; Beresford, N. A.; Duranova, T.; Korsakissok, I.; Mathieu, A.; Montero, M.; Müller, T.; Turcanu, C.; Woda, C.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S7–S15. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020008
Editorial: the main results of the European CONFIDENCE project.
Raskob, W.; Duranova, T.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S1–S5. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020007
Energy consumption models in dialysis clinics for agent-based decision support.
Wandler, S.; Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2020. International journal of simulation and process modeling [modelling], 15 (1-2), 170–188. doi:10.1504/IJSPM.2020.106981
Facilitating the decision‐making process after a nuclear accident – case studies in the Netherlands and Slovakia.
Asselt, E. D.; Twenhöfel, C. J. W.; Duranova, T.; Smetsers, R. C. G. M.; Bohunova, J.; Müller, T.
2020. Integrated environmental assessment and management. doi:10.1002/ieam.4375
Source term reconstruction module in JRODOS.
Raskob, W.; Haller, C.; Hasemann, I.; Schichtel, T.; Trybushnyi, D.
2020. 5th NERIS Workshop "Key challenges in the preparedness, response and recovery phase of a nuclear or radiological emergency". Proceedings, 112–118
Agent-based Negotiation Simulation.
Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2020. 5th NERIS Workshop "Key challenges in the preparedness, response and recovery phase of a nuclear or radiological emergency". Proceedings, 53–62
CONFIDENCE dissemination meeting: Summary on the scenario-based workshop.
Duranova, T.; Bedwell, P.; Beresford, N. A.; Bleher, M.; Gering, F.; Geertsema, G.; Hamburger, T.; Kaiser, J. C.; Korsakissok, I.; Leadbetter, S. J.; Montero, M.; Müller, T.; Oughton, D.; Perko, T.; Raskob, W.; Tomas, J.; Turcanu, C.; de Vries, H.; Walsh, L.; Woda, C.
2020. Radioprotection, 55 (HS1), S17–S37. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020009
MCDA-based Genetic Algorithms for Developing Disaster Resilient Designs of Critical Supply Networks.
Ottenburger, S. S.; Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2020. 2019 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Article No.9032982, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICT-DM47966.2019.9032982
Risk bases can complement dose bases for implementing and optimising a radiological protection strategy in urgent and transition emergency phases.
Walsh, L.; Ulanowski, A.; Kaiser, J. C.; Woda, C.; Raskob, W.
2019. Radiation and environmental biophysics, 58 (4), 539–552. doi:10.1007/s00411-019-00809-x
Web-based decision support system for emergency management – System architecture and enhancement possibilities.
Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.; Müller, T.; Munz, E.; Trybushnyi, D.; Raskob, W.
2019. 4th NERIS Workshop (2018), Dublin, Ireland, April 25–27, 2018
Source Term Reconstruction Module in JRODOS.
Raskob, W.; Haller, C.; Hasemann, I.; Schichtel, T.; Trybushnyi, D.
2019. 5th NERIS Workshop (2019), Roskilde, Denmark, April 3–5, 2019
Agent-based Negotiation Simulation.
Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2019. 5th NERIS Workshop (2019), Roskilde, Denmark, April 3–5, 2019
MCDA-based Genetic Algorithms for Developing Disaster Resilient Designs of Critical Supply Networks.
Ottenburger, S.; Bai, S.; Raskob, W.
2019. 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM 2019), Paris, France, December 18–20, 2019
Reusing Strategies for Decision Support in Disaster Management - A Case-based High-level Petri Net Approach.
Möhrle, S.; Raskob, W.
2019. Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Reviews. Ed.: S.Y. Yurish. Vol. 1, 85–115, IFSA Publishing
Radioecology in CONFIDENCE: Dealing with uncertainties relevant for decision making.
Raskob, W.; Almahayni, T.; Beresford, N. A.
2018. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 192, 399–404. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.07.017
Triggering Events and Distributed Responsibilities Capabilities of Web-based Decision Support in Nuclear Emergency Management.
Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.; Müller, T.; Munz, E.; Trybushnyi, D.; Raskob, W.
2018. Fourth NERIS Workshop “Adapting nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response and recovery to a changing world - Proceedings”, 25-27 April 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 122–130, NERIS
Emergency preparedness: advancement and still open gaps in Europe.
Raskob, W.
2018. 5th European IRPA Congress (2018), The Hague, Netherlands, June 4–8, 2018
Web-based decision support system for emergency management. System architecture and enhancement possibilities.
Moehrle, S.; Bai, S.; Mueller, T.; Munz, E.; Trybushnyi, D.; Raskob, W.
2018. 4th NERIS Workshop (2018), Dublin, Ireland, April 25–27, 2018
OPERRA-HARMONE, knowledge database and FDMT regionalization.
Bai, S.; Staudt, C.; Raskob, W.
2018. 4th NERIS Workshop (2018), Dublin, Ireland, April 25–27, 2018
Updated module of radionuclide hydrological dispersion of the decision support system RODOS.
Kivva, S.; Zheleznyak, M.; Boyko, O.; Ievdin, I.; Pylypenko, O.; Mikhalsky, O.; Raskob, W.; Sorokin, M.
2018. EGU General Assembly (2018), Vienna, Austria, April 8–13, 2018
Simulation based strategic decision making in humanitarian supply chain management.
Ottenburger, S.; Bai, S.
2017. 2017 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM), Münster, Germany, 11–13 December 2017, 1–7, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICT-DM.2017.8275683
Simulation based strategic decision making in humanitarian supply chain management.
Ottenburger, S.; Bai, S.
2017. 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM 2017), Münster, December 11-13, 2017
CONFIDENCE: Dealing with Uncertainties Relevant for Decision Making.
Raskob, W.; Beresford, N.
2017. 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017), Albi, France, May 21 - 24, 2017
Nuclear Emergency Response and Big Data Technologies.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.
2017. Workshop on Big Data in Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, Brussels, Belgium, November 6, 2017
Das Entscheidungshilfesystem RODOS zur Online- und Realtime-Unterstützung.
Raskob, W.; Schichtel, T.; Landman, C.
2017. Behördenseminar "Notfallschutz außerhalb der Anlage", Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Köln, 15.-16. März 2017
Modellierung des Radionuklidtransfers in einem europäischen Entscheidungshilfeprogramm.
Staudt, C.; Raskob. W.
2017. 2. Workshop - Helmholtz Cross Program Activity Querschnittsthema Strahlenforschung "Transportprozesse in Mensch und Umwelt", GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, 24.-25.10.2017
Automatic plume episode identification and cloud shine reconstruction method for ambient gamma dose rates during nuclear accidents.
Zhang, X.; Raskob, W.; Landman, C.; Trybushnyi, D.; Haller, C.; Yuan, H.
2017. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 178-179, 36–47. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.07.014
Schmutzige Bomben und ihre möglichen Folgen für die Bevölkerung.
Raskob, W.; Münzberg, T.
2017. Crisis prevention, 1, 41–43
Nuclear and Radiological Preparedness: The Achievements of the European Research Project PREPARE.
Schneider, T.; Gering, F.; Charron, S.; Zhelezniak, M.; Andronopoulos, S.; Heriard-Dubreuil, G.; Camps, J.; Raskob, W.
2017. Radiation protection dosimetry, 173 (1-3), 151–156. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncw318
Sequential multi-nuclide emission rate estimation method based on gamma dose rate measurement for nuclear emergency management.
Zhang, X.; Raskob, W.; Landman, C.; Trybushnyi, D.; Li, Y.
2017. Journal of hazardous materials, 325, 288–300. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.10.072
Innovative integrative tools and platforms. Key results of the PREPARE European Project.
Raskob, W.; Schneider, T.; Gering, F.; Charron, S.; Zheleznyak, M.; Andronopoulos, S.; Heriard-Dubreuil, G.; Camps, J.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 59–61. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016032
Fast and simple method with NPP fence measurements for source term estimation and its integration in JRODOS.
Duran, J.; Duranova, T.; Bohunova, J.; Kovalets, I.; Trybushnyi, D.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 117–119. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016045
Operational procedures of analytical platform.
Montero, M.; Trueba, C.; Duranova, T.; Bohunova, J.; Raskob, W.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 191–193. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016071
Updates of the atmospheric dispersion models inside the Local Scale Model Chain of RODOS regarding particles.
Andronopoulos, S.; Schichtel, T.; Efthimiou, G.; Bartzis, J. G.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 101–103. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016041
Training courses on emergency preparedness, response and recovery: theory, practice and application of newly developed tools.
Turcanu, C.; Crouäil, P.; Duranova, T.; Camps, J.; Schneider, T.; Raskob, W.
2016. Radioprotection, 51, 171–173. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016065
Knowledge database and case-based reasoning.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 185–186. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016069
Technical realization of the analytical platform.
Müller, T. O.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 181–183. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016068
Overview and applicability of the analytical platform.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.; Müller, T.
2016. (T. Duranova, W. Raskob & T. Schneider, Eds.)Radioprotection, 51 (HS2), 179–180. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016067
NERIS: European platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery - Activities and perspectives.
Schneider, T.; Lafage, S.; Bardelay, J.; Duranova, T.; Gallego, E.; Gering, F.; Hardeman, F.; Heriard-Dubreuil, G.; Murith, C.; Oughton, D.; Raskob, W.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS1, S, SI), S5-S8. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016003
An application example for the new ICRP screening tool of JRodos.
Landman, C.; Raskob, W.; Trybushnyi, D.; Ievdin, I.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS1, S, SI), S17-S22. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016005
Creating and running worldwide accident scenarios with JRodos.
Landman, C.; Raskob, W.; Trybushnyi, D.; Ievdin, I.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS1, S, SI), S27-S30. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016007
European model for inhabited areas - ERMIN 2.
Charnock, T.; Landman, C.; Trybushnyi, D.; Ievdin, I.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS1, S, SI), S23-S25. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016006
New functionalities developed in the NERIS-TP project regarding meteorological data used by Decision Support Systems.
Andronopoulos, S.; Ievdin, I.; Kovalets, I.; Anulich, S.; Trybushnyi, D.
2016. Radioprotection, 51 (HS1, S, SI), S13-S16. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2016004
The analytical platform of the PREPARE project.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.; Müller, T.
2016. 14th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), Cape Town, ZA, May 9-13, 2016
Nuclear and radiological preparedness: The achievements of the European research Project PREPARE.
Raskob, W.; Schneider, T.; Gering, F.; Charron, S.; Zhelezniak, M.; Andronopoulos, S.; Heriard-Dubreuil, G.; Camps, J.
2016. 14th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), Cape Town, ZA, May 9-13, 2016
Operational procedures of analytical platform.
Montero, M.; Trueba, C.; Duranova, T.; Bohunova, J.; Raskob, W.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Fast and simple method with NPP fence measurements for source term estimation and its integration in JRODOS.
Duran, J.; Duranova, T.; Bohunova, J.; Kovalets, I.; Trybushnyi, D.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Technical realization of the analytical platform.
Müller, T. O.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Overview and applicability ot the analytical platform.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.; Müller, T.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Training courses on emergency preparedness, response and recovery: theory, practice and application of newly developed tools.
Turcanu, C.; Crouäil, P.; Duranova, T.; Camps, J.; Schneider, T.; Raskob, W.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Innovative integrative tools and platforms: Key results of the PREPARE European Project.
Raskob, W.; Schneider, T.; Gering, F.; Charron, S.; Zheleznyak, M.; Andronopoulos, S.; Heriard-Dubreuil, G.; Camps, J.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Knowledge database and case-based reasoning.
Raskob, W.; Möhrle, S.; Bai, S.
2016. PREPARE Dissemination Workshop "Innovative integrative tools and platforms", Bratislava, SK, January 20-22, 2016
Understanding resilience: A spatio-temporal vulnerability assessment of a population affected by sudden lack of food.
Münzberg, T.; Wiens, M.; Schultmann, F.
2016. Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations. Ed.: C.W. Zobel, 257–280, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24418-1
Iterative ensemble Kalman filter for atmospheric dispersion in nuclear accidents: An application to Kincaid tracer experiment.
Zhang, X. L.; Su, G. F.; Chen, J. G.; Raskob, W.; Yuan, H. Y.; Huang, Q. Y.
2015. Journal of hazardous materials, 297, 329–339. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.05.035
Structuring and reusing knowledge from historical events for supporting nuclear emergency and remediation management.
Moehrle, S.; Raskob, W.
2015. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 46 (SI), 303–311. doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2015.07.010
The effect of coping capacity depletion on critical infrastructure resilience.
Münzberg, T.; Wiens, M.; Schultman, F.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, NO, May 24-27, 2015. Ed.: L. Palen., ISCRAM
Agent-based modelling to identify possible measures in case of critical infrastructure disruption.
Raskob, W.; Wandler, S.; Deines, E.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015. Ed.: L. Palen, Online
Critical infrastructure resilience: a framework for considering micro and macro observation levels.
Brauner, F.; Wiens, M.; Lechleuthner, A.; Münzberg, T.; Fiedrich, F.; Schultmann, F.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015.Ed.: L. Palen, Palen, L. [Hrsg.] 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015 Proceedings published online, Online
Measuring resilience - the benefits of an empirical study of power outages by media data.
Münzberg, T.; Wiens, M.; Raskob, W.; Schultmann, F.
2015. Security Research Conference : 10th Future Security, Berlin, September 15-17, 2015 Proceedings. Hrsg.: J. Beyerer, 379–387, Fraunhofer Verlag
A transparent approach for prioritising security measures.
Müller, T.; Meng, S.; Raskob, W.; Wiens, M.; Schultmann, F.
2015. Security Research Conference : 10th Future Security, Berlin, September 15-17, 2015. Proceedings. Hrsg.: J. Beyerer, 217–224, Fraunhofer Verlag
Measuring resilience - the benefits of an empirical study of power outages by media data.
Münzberg, T.; Wiens, M.; Raskob, W.; Schultmann, F.
2015. Future Security 2015 : 10th Security Research Conference, Berlin, September 15-17, 2015
A transparent approach for prioritising security measures.
Müller, T.; Meng, S.; Raskob, W.; Wiens, M.; Schultmann, F.
2015. Future Security 2015 : 10th Security Research Conference, Berlin, September 15-17, 2015
How to use decision support systems in a nuclear emergency?.
Raskob, W.
2015. NERIS Workshop 2015, Milano, I, April 27-29, 2015
PREPARE: innovative integrated tools and platforms for radiological emergency preparedness and post-accident response in Europe.
Raskob, W.; Schneider, T.; Gering, F.; Charon, S.; Zhelezniak, M.; Andronopoulos, S.; Heriard-Dubreuil, F.; Camps, J.
2015. Radiation protection dosimetry, 164, 170–174. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncu279
Critical infrastructure resilience: a framework for considering micro and macro observation levels.
Brauner, F.; Wiens, M.; Lechleuthner, A.; Münzberg, T.; Fiedrich, F.; Schultmann, F.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015
The effect of coping capacity depletion on critical infrastructure resilience.
Münzberg, T.; Wiens, M.; Schultman, F.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015
Agent-based modelling to identify possible measures in case of critical infrastructure disruption.
Raskob, W.; Wandler, S.; Deines, E.
2015. 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, N, May 24-27, 2015