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Building disaster-relief phone apps on the fly

Researchers combine powerful new Web standards with the intuitive, graphical MIT App Inventor to aid relief workers with little programming expertise.

DIG’s focus is research that takes advantage of the standards developed by the W3C. The new app-development tool requires that the data it accesses be formatted according to the resource description framework, or RDF.

Group call agenda

As announced via the mailing list, we will have our first group call on Wednesday, September 25, at 15:00 CET. We will be using Skype for the call; please add carsten-kessler on Skype to participate.

Agenda for the call:

  1. Brainstorm about existing standards (both SemWeb-based and other
    relevant to the field)
  2. Brainstorm about use cases
  3. Options for face to face meetings:
    • ICCM 2013 in Nairobi
    • Organize a workshop at ISCRAM
    • Virtual seminar
  4. Abstract for UNISDR 2015 Global Assessment Report

Talk to you on Wednesday!