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Subject: Public review for CAP-AU Profile

The OASIS Emergency Management TC [1] members have recently approved a
Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification
for public review:

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
v1.2 Australia (AU) Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
09 December 2011

Specification Overview:

This Profile of the XML-based Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) describes
an interpretation of the OASIS CAP v1.2 standard necessary to meet the
needs of the Australian Government.

TC Description:

The Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) is a broad initiative to
create an integrated framework for a wide range of emergency data
exchange standards to include the Common Alerting Protocol (EDXL-CAP),
Distribution Element (EDXL-DE), Hospital AVailability Exchange
(EDXL-HAVE), Resource Message (EDXL-RM), Reference Information Model
(EDXL-RIM), Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep), and Tracking Emergency
Patients (EDXL-TEP).

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 13 December 2011 and ends 20 January 2012.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from
potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not,
for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its
technical work.


The complete package of the prose specification document and related
files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Emergency
Management TC may be found at the TC's public home page:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of
the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button
labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home, or directly


Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work
of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback
License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same
obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In
connection with this public review of Emergency Data Exchange Language
(EDXL) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v1.2 Australia (AU) Profile
Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2]
applicable especially [3] to the work of this technical committee. All
members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may
create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a
member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on
an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of
any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the
implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may
be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Emergency Management TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/emergency/ipr.php
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Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

Primary: +1 973-378-3472
Mobile: +1 201-341-1393

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