Program Areas

City and Society

We investigate the chances and needs of a digital society regarding resilient information and communications technology


We focus on data analysis, data visualization and data utilization to optimize crisis detection and recovery


We work on maintaining and supporting communication between citizens even if central communication systems fail

Cyber-Physical Systems

We explore the potential of autonomous systems to support humans with emergency response and recovery



We seek to mitigate the impact of crises utilizing resilient infrastructure and smart appliances


We focus on empowering citizens to organize and help each other in any situation

Knowledge Base

We aim to combine and share data about the city to speed up and improve emergency reactions

Smart Digital Situation Control Center

We investigate data gathering and usage targeted to inform helpers during emergencies

Aerial Crisis Networks

We work on upholding communication networks during crises using unmanned vehicles


We investigate Darmstadt's first superblock experiment from a scientific perspective

Research Highlights

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Mission Heinerblock is ready for take-off

From the very beginning, emergenCITY has been thinking about the resilience of digital cities considering...

Oct 18, 2023

Learning from the Disaster – Two Years after the Flood of the Ahr Valley

The next few days will mark the second anniversary of the heavy flood event in...

Jul 12, 2023

Passwordless yet Secure – Best Paper Award at Flagship Conference

With their publication on smartphone authentication, Leon Würsching, Florentin Putz and Steffen Haesler from TU...

May 8, 2023