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Re: Welcome - and some perhaps useful info for this activity

From: Carl Reed <creed@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 13:47:26 -0700
Message-ID: <B05F0CDCDF58434B9D59FFD48CF207E0@CarlandSusieOf>
To: "Renato Iannella" <renato@nicta.com.au>, <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>

All -

I am pleased to be able to participate in this activity.

I am the CTO and Executive Director for Standards Development in the Open 
Geospatial Consortium. I have a PhD in GIS from SUNY Buffalo and have been 
an active geospatial professional for almost 35 years.

I have been involved in geospatial standards activities for the last 13 
years. Since 2001, I have been an employee of the OGC. A key role I have in 
the OGC is to collaborate with other standards organizations. These 
collaborations are two way and focus on 1.) Bringing interoperability 
requirements into the OGC standards process and 2.) Working to ensure that 
the encoding a communication of location content is consistent (especially 
from an information model perspective) among and between any and all 
standards that must express a location payload. In this role, I am currently 
actively participating in the IETF (GeoPRIV), OASIS, ISO, and NENA standards 
activities where location content/payloads are required for use in an 
emergency service/disaster management context.

On a related note, the European Community has a very active activity, 
supported by the OGC, titled ORCHESTRA. From the ORCHESTRA website:

ORCHESTRA is designing and implementing the specifications for a service 
oriented spatial data infrastructure for improved interoperability among 
risk management authorities in Europe, which will enable the handling of 
more effective disaster risk reduction strategies and emergency management 
operations. The ORCHESTRA Architecture is open and based on standards. Its 
specifications are contained in a document called the Reference 
Model-ORCHESTRA Architecture (RM-OA) which is open and free of charge, and 
can be downloaded from http://www.eu-orchestra.org/publications.shtml.

Part of this activity has been a focus on semantics and risk management. 
http://www.eu-orchestra.org/docs/20070522-OrchestraPaper-ISESS2007-ApplicationOfSemanticServicesInORCHESTRA.pdf 
is an example.

As to other related work, the IETF GeoPRIV working group has taken a shot at 
some vocabularies for the EM community. 
http://www3.tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-geopriv-location-types-registry-05.txt 
is an example. Currently, I would view such documents as informative as they 
are not internet RFCs.

Looking forward to working with everyone!

Regards

Carl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Renato Iannella" <renato@nicta.com.au>
To: <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:31 PM
Subject: Welcome!


>
> Dear all - welcome to the EIIF XG!
>
> We have an interesting and challenging set of activities ahead for  this 
> year, as described in our Charter [1]
>
> Of the two first activities:
>   1 - review of the state of the art of crisis ontologies/vocabularies
>   2 - interoperability information framework for emergency management
>
> We will start to collect and categorise items for 1) on our Wiki [2].
>
> As is usual in new groups, please also feel free to send an email 
> introducing yourself and what specific goals you have with this XG.
>
> For me, if we can get to the point of understanding the landscape of 
> information standards and vocabularies, with a clear framework to work 
> towards, then we should progress the uptake of informations standards 
> across emergency management.
>
> I should also note that I will also act as liaison with the OASIS 
> Emergency Management Technical Committee (as I am a member there) as  CAP 
> and the EDXL family are an integral part of the standards landscape.
>
>
> Cheers...  Renato Iannella
> NICTA
>
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/eiif/charter-20071203>
> [2] <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/eiif/wiki/>
> 
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2008 21:32:59 GMT

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