Project Plan and Schedule

The HEIMDALL project is structured in eight work packages (WPs), which are interrelated. The planned activities are structured in four main areas: (i) Management, (ii) Stakeholder Engagement, Demonstrations and Societal Impact, (iii) System Engineering and (iv) Dissemination, Standardisation and Business Plan.

Project Plan
Project Plan

WP1 deals with the overall coordination of the project at strategic, contractual, financial and administrative level.

WP2 is the umbrella activity that develops the overall reference system architecture and ensures the coherence of all elements developed in WPs from 4 to 6 from a system engineering perspective. Close interaction between the activities in WP2 and WP3 will allow to incorporate user requirements and feedback, identified in WP3, into the engineering scope, by means of deriving system and technical requirements within WP2 and accordingly coordinating them with the system engineering WPs (from 4 to 6).

WP3 focuses on two different areas: on one hand, stakeholder and knowledge management, supported by the identification of the use cases and the definition and performance of the demonstration scenarios, and on the other hand, the identification of ethical issues (documented in the corresponding ethical report, in WP 8) and human factors to be considered by the system engineering WPs and the analysis and assessment of societal acceptance of the proposed solutions. The organisation and performance of the HEIMDALL demonstrations is also part of WP3. HEIMDALL will organise three intermediate demonstrations, aligned with the three first system releases, to validate the system with the involved first responders, in the context of AB workshops. Additionally, the final demonstration shall demonstrate the system capabilities in an operational environment.

The system engineering activities (WP4 to WP6) comprise activities devoted to develop the targeted system. WP4 develops the platform core and interfaces. WP5 focuses on the acquisition and pre-processing of data from different sources, used as input to the platform, and develops methods for now-/forecasting considering the addressed scenarios. WP6 further processes the data from WP5 to provide assets for scenario management, data fusion, situation and risk assessment and decision support services.

WP7 focuses on preparing the Business plan for the HEIMDALL platform and services, including market and business analysis, service concept definition, product placement and sustainability, but also essential activities from the impact perspective, such as standardisation and regulation. Furthermore, WP7 develops activities that deal with boosting the advertising of the project outcomes by dissemination, communication and international cooperation. New media are part of the dissemination activities.

Finally, WP8 focuses on the ethical issues which arise from the project development.


The image bellow depicts the HEIMDALL schedule: