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Being security assumed as a basic right of citizens in the current model of democratic rule of law, optimal resources allocation altogether with budgetary constraints are a key component. In fact optimal resources allocation and budgetary constraints oblige an increasingly careful strategic management, adapted to demographic reality. The SIM4SECURITY project aims to build a technological solution to support decision making regarding security, based on the development of a GIS model and in the implementation of demographic scenarios. This model will allow policy makers, leaders and forces of command units and services in the planning and rational affectation of resources adjusted to local dynamics in crime prevention and crime fighting. To communicate the SIM4SECURITY results and support decision making, a data visualization and storytelling approach was adopted by creating dashboards containing the various dimensions and perspectives of the information were elaborated and are presented. The obtained outcomes show that dashboards are an important visual tool in the decision-making process by providing meaningful insights regarding security and in the location-allocation of security forces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems for Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems
EditorsIsabel Ramos, Rui Quaresma, Paulo Resende da Silva, Tiago Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14850-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14849-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976


  • Crime data
  • Dashboards
  • Demographic data


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