Interdependent Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE)
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded the multi-university five-year Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE), headquartered at Colorado State University, to develop the measurement science to support community resilience assessment. Measurement science is implemented on a platform called Interdependent Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE). On IN-CORE, users can run scientific analyses that model the impact of natural hazards and resiliency against the impact on communities. Initial implementation of IN-CORE, called version 1, adopted the Ergo Platform, a multi-hazard risk assessment platform originally developed by NCSA with MAE center. The platform is built upon the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP), a plug-in based architecture for building standalone applications. With the initial implementation, the CoE identified needs of a modeling environment which is easy for researchers to use and develop their own models and data. In addition, potential need of web applications was identified. In order to meet the needs, IN-CORE version 2 has been designed and developed. Different from version 1, the new implementation is a web-enabled architecture. The platform is built on a Kubernetes cluster with Docker container technology. On the cluster, customized JupyterHub, python library of scientific analyses, web services, and light-weight web applications are implemented. This paper will present the architecture and implementation of IN-CORE version 2. Note that it will be released as an open source project in latter half of 2019.