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Re: EM Standards List

From: Carl Reed <creed@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:52:37 -0700
Message-ID: <B283AD0632234A5080BA9631C92DF57E@CarlandSusieOf>
To: "Chamindra de Silva" <chamindra@opensource.lk>, "Gavin Treadgold" <gt@kestrel.co.nz>
Cc: "public-xg-eiif" <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>, "Humanitarian-FOSS" <humanitarian-ict@yahoogroups.com>

I will be adding some information to the wiki.

I know that Renato did mention "categorize". I would like to add that 
without context, providing an unstructured list of possible applicable 
standards for use in the EM community may be confusing. I suggest we think 
of an architecture framework, even at a relatively course level such as the 
seven layers of the IP stack. For example, there are a number of internet 
standards, such as PIDF and location enabled SIP, that will be required by 
law for use as part of the US Next Generation 9-1-1 initiative. These 
standards are designed to work at various levels in the IP stack. Then we 
have OASIS standards, such as CAP and xAL, that would be in the applications 
layer of the stack. Then of course there are numerous OGC standards that 
have high value for use in the EM community.

In addition to some level of reference architecture, process and wiring 
diagrams might also help to show how each standard is related to another 
standard for use in the EM community.

Just some initial thoughts.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chamindra de Silva" <chamindra@opensource.lk>
To: "Gavin Treadgold" <gt@kestrel.co.nz>
Cc: "public-xg-eiif" <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>; "Humanitarian-FOSS" 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: EM Standards List

> Hi Renato,
> I tend to agree with Gavin that we should also capture generic that can be 
> applied in the EM domain. I think it would help to have a simple taxonomy 
> in the WIKI to classify and group such standards and it's relevance and 
> applicability towards various interop requirements.
> Some of the past discussions and initial classification on 
> humanitarian-ICT interop standards was captured on the reliefsource WIKI 
> at:
> http://www.reliefsource.org/foss/index.php/Dev:Interop_Standards
> chamindra
> http://chamindra.googlepages.com
> Gavin Treadgold wrote:
>> Hi Renato,
>> There are also a number of standards, that whilst not explicitly EM 
>> standards, certainly have relevance to the work we are doing. Is it 
>> worthwhile capturing these for reference? In part this is to ensure that 
>> we identify relevant periphery standards, to help define our domain, and 
>> also part education for those that may not be aware of them. I'm thinking 
>> of some of the OGC standards, for example the OASIS Customer Information 
>> Quality standards such as xNAL (Name and Addressing) that have a role to 
>> play in information standards for EM. A number of Governments seem to be 
>> adopting these as all-of-government standards, and this will drive 
>> adoption of these standards for EM applications as well.
>> Cheers Gavin
>> On 2008-02-21, at 1756, Renato Iannella wrote:
>>> Dear all, the list of emergency related information standards has now 
>>> started on our Wiki:
>>>  <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/eiif/wiki/EMInfoStdsReview>
>>> Please feel free to add your own (you must register on the wiki to have 
>>> write access)
>>> or email the details to me...or add it to the TODO list at the end of 
>>> the page.
>>> After we have collected a number, we will then start to 
>>> review/categorise in more detail.
>>> Cheers...  Renato Iannella
Received on Friday, 22 February 2008 16:06:27 UTC

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