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Re: Re: Disaster management ontologies?

From: Leonid Ototsky <leo@mgn.ru>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:36:48 +0600
Message-ID: <27360882.20070417223648@mgn.ru>
To: "Azamat Abdoullaev" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>

 Azamat ,
 Suppose it is very important ! As first steps it will be good to
 organize close communications with another communities around . For
 example with the ONTOLOG community which activity is around Upper
 Ontologies - http://ontolog.cim3.net/ .
 They have already a reference to the Stafford Beer community (VSM)
 http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?RelevantEventsOfInterest2007
 (see 9-10 of March). Suppose it will be helpful  for the Semantic-Web
 community to have close communications with VSM community too.!
 http://cybernetics-society.wikispaces.com/

 Best,
 Leonid Otosky - http://ototsky.mgn.ru/it
 -

Вы писали 18 апреля 2007 г., 3:16:07:


> To: Tim Berners-Lee and to whom it may concern,


>  On this life-or-death issue, there is a useful review made by Paola Di
>  Maio: 'An Open Ontology for Open Source Emergency Response System',
> http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/TOWARDS_AN_OPEN_ONTOLOGY_FOR_ER.pdf

>  But more integrative approach to the matter has been proposed by the World
>  Economic Forum Global Risk Network, where  cataclysmic events as disasters
>  and catastrophes fall into an interconnected network of global risks, such
>  as environmental, economic, geopolitical, societal, and technological:
>  www.weforum.org/pdf/CSI/Global_Risks_2007.pdf.

>  IMHO, to integrate human knowledge and understanding on existing and
>  possible risks (hazards, dangers, or perils) of planetary significance, we
>  rather need to pull all the resources for building a Global Risk Management
>  System, driven by a global risk management ontology with predictive causal
> mechanisms. I believe this crucial research project needs a collaborative
> network of research organizations, government institutions, NGOs, 
> think-tanks, international bodies, and advanced IT businesses, led both by
> an ontology luminary and technology celebrity . This trans-national research
> network can start as a Quality Consortium within a FP7 Cooperation program
> in the area of Information and Communication Technologies.

> with respects,
>  Azamat Abdoullaev
> EIS Encyclopedic Intelligent Systems LTD
> http://www.eis.com.cy

>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
>> To: "SW-forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>
>> Cc: "Jim Hendler" <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
>> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 4:01 AM
>> Subject: Disaster management ontologies?
>>
>>
>>>
>>> I had an exciting visit from the students in Sri Lanka who had just
>>> received an award for their open source disaster management system,
>>> Sahana.
>>> http://www.sahana.lk/
>>>
>>> Discussing their system, which has just received a Free Software
>>> Foundation award, I remembered many conversations about the  desirability
>>> for wide interoperability in emergence and disaster  situations.
>>>
>>> I suggested the Sahana folks provide RDF feeds of, for example,  missing
>>> persons, found persons, shelters, relive groups and resources on the
>>> ground, and other things they track.
>>>
>>> I started a wiki page to capture a little of this
>>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/DisasterManagement
>>> which is like all wikis open to additions!
>>>
>>> It is missing, I imagine,  many pointers to government efforts.
>>>
>>> If you know of activity around disaster management technology which
>>> could
>>> possible be involved in or shed light on this, then please mail
>>> ivan@w3.org or add it to the wiki.
>>>
>>> A possible next step would be an Incubator Group (XG) for a diaster
>>> management ontology development.
>>>
>>> Disaster response is much about preparedness. If much relevant data  is
>>> available in RDF, when a disaster strikes, those on the ground and
>>> across
>>> the world will be able to use it to know what best to do to  respond.
>>>
>>> Tim Berners-Lee
>>>
>>>
>> 






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С уважением,
 Leonid                          mailto:leo@mgn.ru
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