ROADS to Health: Decision Support for Pandemic Management of the Future


ROADS aims at elaborating needs and basics for a technologically supported measure matching in case of a pandemic. A technological concept (tool) will be created that will specify the respective steps in pandemic management in order to adapt measures to the given situation and probable scenarios.

Project description

National and international data, approaches and experiences of the current COVID-19 crisis will be processed in the project in order to work out immediate effects as well as far-reaching impacts in order to be able to assess upcoming scenarios. For this purpose, a technological concept (tool) will be developed, which specifies the respective steps in pandemic management in order to adapt measures to the given situation and probable scenarios. This measure matching as decision support shall be based on the existing framework platform "Portfolio of Solutions" (POS). By means of semi-automated links, the POS platform enables user-friendly, clear dashboard displays for targeted and needs-based analyses, models and decisions.

Benefit of the project

The innovative content of the project is based on the lessons learned from the COVID 19 crisis and results from the combination of practical experience from crisis management, the needs of critical infrastructure, and scientific findings and studies. From this, an action management plan is created, which decision-makers can use to make assessments and prioritizations in specific areas.


The kickoff meeting on 23.01.2023, organized and hosted by AGES, brought together representatives of all partner organizations at the AGES site in Vienna's 22nd district. In an interactive workshop, the overall project as well as individual work steps were discussed in detail, tasks were gone through and responsibilities were secured.

Project details

Project acronym: ROADS

Project management: AGES

Project partners: Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (BMSGPK), Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG), Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung GmbH (JOAFG), Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Pentamap GmbH.

Funding: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) within the framework of the call for proposals KIRAS Cooperative R&D Projects 2021 (project number: FO999899442)

Project duration: 01.2023 to 12.2024

Last updated: 07.03.2023

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