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Emergency Information Community Group

The aim of the Emergency Information Community Group is to support the development of semantic vocabularies and common frameworks for information interoperability to ensure the meaningful sharing and aggregation of information to assist in emergency, crisis, and humanitarian functions. This Community Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences, scenarios and requirements, and the development of community specifications to drive future formal standardisation.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

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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!