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Re: [ontolog-forum] Disaster Management ontology BOF in Delft

To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, renato@xxxxxxxxxxxx, "Alexander Smirnov" <smir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Rex Brooks <rexb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 05:57:20 -0700
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Thanks for posting this to the Ontolog Forum, Paola,

Since I work with Renato regularly in the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM TC), if he attends this conference, he can certainly pass along the views of our TC and the SC I co chair where we toil away  on EDXL-RM and are awaiting the set of specification requirements from our experts group.

This brings up the first topic I would like to see passed along at this conference. EDXL-RM (Resource Messaging is in its 60-day Public Review period. It will still be in the active review period during the conference. The URL for the announcement made to the Ontolog Forum is http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-04/msg00006.html

The announcement includes URLs for the document in several formats and the pubic comment form. The URLs include the zipped package XSD files  and it is especially important to note that all of the imported-cited specifications and examples are included for the convenience of implementers and reviewers.

Last note that Renato can pass along is the fact that the EM TC is undertaking the development of the Emergency Data Exchange Language Reference Information Model (EDXL-RIM) which will include an RDF Schema and an OWL-DL specification in addition to the now-conventional XML Schema, so we are actually moving to the next level for structured information standards in providing an ontology for the abstract reference information model that unifies existing EDXL specifications and can be used for writing the upcoming additions to the EDXL family.

That does not mean that it is not an uphill struggle. TCs are notoriously literal-minded and stay close to the concrete, but getting agreement to make this first step is a milestone in my opinion, and we have been working towards this for quite a while now.


At 4:59 PM +0700 4/27/07, paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Dear all
[apologies for cross posting]

Following the ongoing discussion in this community, and latest thread on w3 list, I have been considering how best to bring the
emergency management ontology to the industry discussion table, (other than starting a war)

Although I have not yet succeeded to have the topic included in the conference agenda ,  peers  attending ISCRAM in Delft  Holland 13-16 next month also consider the discussion important, so I am touching base with a couple of people with the idea of setting up a BOF with the aim to get to know each other and exchange ideas

I am personally not likely to be in the conference (considering my topic of interest has not been included) but I'll try to hang around a couple of days in the neighborhood so that we can get the discussion going, and hopefully have it included in the future official editions of the conference.

I take this chance to invite anyone on this list or colleague, especially those likely to be physically in the region who may want to come out for an emergency drink,  to flag their interest, so that we can keep you posted of our whereabouts

Feel free to forward  Renato's  email below, sent to w3 list

Paola Di Maio

Hi all - a few of us attending the ISCRAM Conference have proposed a
BOF on "Ontologies for Emergency Management"
which is receiving lots of interest from the community and standards

See <
http://esw.w3.org/topic/DisasterManagement > as an example.

If you are interested, the please email me directly and we will
arrange for appropriate logistics at Delft.

Dr Renato Iannella
Principal Scientist
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