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Eclipse to the Rescue

Austin Riddle

Making With Eclipse · Extended (50 mins)
Thursday, 13:30, 55 minutes | Bayshore East

Tags: Business And Industry , pc_top_5 , Runtime , Tools , UI / RCP
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Whether training for, or managing large-scale emergencies, collaboration is key. Information management tools that support a Common Operating Picture (COP) allow information to be effectively structured and disseminated to key players. The use of Eclipse Runtime Technologies has allowed us to develop such tools, that we are now turning into frameworks for simulation and information dashboards. RCP, RAP, GEF, Equinox and ECF have empowered us to produce systems that have been highly effective in various training and operational settings.

Come to this talk to find out how:

  • Over 5500 emergency response decision makers from around the country have been trained using Eclipse Technology.
  • Eclipse Technology may be used in the future to prevent and manage the spread of animal disease.
  • Eclipse Technology is used today in bio-surveillance efforts at the national level.
  • Our coastal protection forces used Eclipse Technology in training and loved it.

And of course we will talk about lessons learned and the technical challenges in providing these capabilities.

Austin Riddle earned his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.  His research interests include computer-human interaction, collaborative workspaces and authoring tools, digital libraries, and knowledge formalization, visualization, and retrieval.  He works for the Center for Applied Technology within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the engineering research agency of the State of Texas.  Austin has played a primary role in designing and developing innovative software projects in the domain of emergency response including:

  • Interactive emergency response technologies for ambulance and triage centers.
  • Data management tools for the purpose of pre-hospital intervention effectiveness research.
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) terrorism incident management training simulations.
  • Information dashboard systems for emergency response and bio-surveillance operations, training and analysis.

Austin is a committer on the Eclipse RAP Incubator and does consulting in the wee hours of the night.

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