IowaDSS: Collaborative Decision-Support System for Multi-Hazard Mitigation

We have developed a prototype DSS used for a Multi-Hazard Tournament (MHT) organized by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources in the state of Iowa (U.S.A.). The computational environment, referred to as IoWaDSS, provides data insights for problem solving and supports decision-making for the mitigation of multiple hazards. The platform was developed using single-page application while implementing serious gaming concepts to enhance social learning. The platform was built with open source technologies that make the system light-weight, low-cost, and flexible. The objective of this project is to present the IoWaDSS software architecture and its components while illustrating the interfaces used for collaborative planning in the game-like environment.