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

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

Research Highlights

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An Ordinary Crisis – Fiction or a Glimpse into the Future?

Jana trudged across the bone-dry street in her rubber boots and rang the bell. It...

Dec 8, 2022

Warning, but what’s next? – Research for the Crisis

The Warning Day on December 08 attracts public attention throughout Germany. After the disaster of...

Dec 7, 2022

emergenCITY Demonstrators Successfully Presented

In October, the first emergenCITY Demonstrator Fair took place, an in-house fair during which the...

Nov 21, 2022