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Re: FW: EM Standards List

From: <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:30:43 +0700
Message-ID: <c09b00eb0802240130rcca6ab6pc5e4f744718632b9@mail.gmail.com>
To: humanitarian-ict@yahoogroups.com
Cc: public-xg-eiif <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>
hi Don and all

apologies for late intro to this incubator list, been swamped on other

I am an information systems analyst, designer and consultant, with an
interest in open source and online collaboration. I have been studying FOSS
in relation to EM since 2005, and have been keen to see progress in this
area since I realized the lack of compatible data formats is the biggest
stumbling block to information integration/aggregation during emergencies,
and the lack of information architecture is partly responsible for the
weaknesses and lack of adoption of some FOSS software (bla bla bla)
two links referenced below

  I very much look forward to be working on a public recommendation for
future adoption

> My question to this group - how do we incorporate all the practiced,
> recognised, accredited proprietary EM standards into this initiative? -
> Should we be approaching FEMA, EMA, JICA, CFA, MCDEM, IAAI etc. for
> permission to interrogate and use their EM standards, languages and
> systems?
> If so who will undertake this task?

Don I think we already discussed this (somewhere, sometime)
 each  member of the workgroup will elicit the information based on their
proximity (either geographical, or disciplinary) to the information source
This means what each of us can gather whatever standards they consider a
standard to them
or whatever other convention they suggest is considered for
We can periodically review the inputs and decide what to do next

Best, Paola Di Maio

early contributions on this topic on the list below
 some thoughts from last year
opensource.mit.edu/papers/TOWARDS_AN_OPEN_ONTOLOGY_FOR_ER.pdf -


Paola Di Maio
School of IT
Received on Sunday, 24 February 2008 09:30:52 UTC

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