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Continuous planning of operational processes applied to non-combatant evacuation operations (COPE)

Funder: DSTL

Contact: Dr Radu CalinescuDr Suresh Manandhar

The project develops a machine learning technology for continuous planning of operational processes carried out in uncertain, changing environments. We aim to deliver:

  • an activity planning methodology based on stochastic modelling, natural-language processing and fusion of dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and open-source intelligence
  • a software platform for developing continuous planning solutions using our methodology
  • a demonstrator for continuous planning of eligible-person evacuation routes for non-combatant evacuation operations.

The project addresses planning challenges common to many defence operations by leveraging recent research from DSTL and EPSRC-funded projects at the University.