OASIS Emergency Interoperability Member Section activities and updates:
A Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Jump-Start and a CAP Implementation Workshop will be held 22-24 September 2015, in Rome, Italy. These events will be hosted by the Fire Corps Academy of Italy, Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA). Persons interested in emergency alerting are welcome: managers, technical staff, media, etc., including governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and commercial organizations.
IAEM Conference & EMEX Exposition
San Antonio, Texas United States
The IJIS Institute and the Standards Coordinating Council (SCC), Sub-Committee of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee (ISA IPC), will conduct a workshop on Information Sharing and Safeguarding Standards (WIS3). This interactive workshop is intended to
The seventh international Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Workshop will be held 17-18 June 2014, in Sri Lanka. Implementers of CAP and
associated organizations are scheduled to come together for the workshop to discuss common issues and how best to expand adoption of the CAP standard. The use of CAP in Tsunami Early Warning Systems will highlighted. The CAP Workshop is part of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Xth
Anniversary (IOTX) Convention, which is a collection of a number of related industry events. Download the workshop flyer.
We are pleased to announce the results of the recent election for the Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section Steering Committee openings.
Jeff Waters of U.S. Department of Defense, Rex Brooks and Rob Torchon were elected to the EI Member Section Steering Committee. They will begin their two year term during the next Steering Committee meeting on 14 June 2013 with continuing Steering Committee members William Kalin, Donald McGarry, Tom Ferrentino, and Elysa Jones.
Three seats on the OASIS Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section (MS) Steering Committee are open for nominations. All EI MS participants are invited to nominate qualified candidates and/or serve on the Steering Committee.
Since sufficient candidates have not been identified by the nominations closing date; therefore the nomination period will be extended by two weeks until 29 April 2013.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is promoted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and others as the foundation standard for public alerting in societies worldwide. CAP is an OASIS standard adopted as ITU-T Recommendation X.1303. Another in the series of CAP Implementation Workshops will be held at the WMO in Geneva, 23-24 April 2013. Also, on the day following the Workshop, 25 April, WMO is offering "CAP Jump Start" training in the same venue, open to anyone interested.
OASIS plans to organize an “Emergency Standards Round-up” on the exhibit floor of the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Expo (EMEX), held in conjunction with the annual conference of the International Association of Emergency Managers IAEM. This round-up is
designed to provide companies showcasing applications and tools in support of the Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) suite of
standards more visibility during the event.
Participation is open to all confirmed EMEX exhibitors. Participating companies must have products that support specific
The Emergency Alerting Policy Workshop will explore domestic policy and international coordination issues surrounding public alerting. Implementations of the OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard will be featured. Workshop co-hosts include OASIS, Environment Canada, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Public Safety Canada, and the World Meteorological Organization. Registration is filled; however, a waiting list is available and additional delegates will be accommodated should cancellations occur.