I am willing to
Patti Iles Aymond, PhD
Scientist, Research & Development
Plaza Blvd. Suite 501
There is an opportunity
in the coming year where standards and interoperability for
emergency response will be highlighted, the ISCRAM 2013.
Details on the 10th International Conference on Information
Systems for Crisis Response and Management to be held in
Baden-Baden Germany May 12-15 can be found at see http://iscram2013.org/.
During ISCRAM 2011 in
Spain, our TC has supplied a poster but was unable for
anyone to attend to support its presentation. In 2012, Jack
Pagotto of Canada Center for Security Science spoke on MASAS
and we had several members of the TC attend from Canada, the
US as well as our colleagues from GFZ in Potsdam, Germany.
Martin Hammitzsch of GFZ was inspired by the fruitful talks
and common attitude to open standards and interoperability.
To that end, he was able to secure a session for the 2013
conference to address this topic that is near to us all.
I’ve been invited to convene a track in this session
representing open standards along with Sophia Liu of USGS
representing social media and Sara Farmer representing the
Standby Task Force and volunteer communities. We are still
hopeful of a UNOCHA track also representing humanitarian
actors but that chair has not been defined.
How you can get
Paper reviewer: We need 4 reviewers that will read the paper
submittals to the other three tracks in our session to
determine which will be accepted for presentation.
Paper or poster
presentation: The call for
papers can be found at http://www.iscramlive.org/portal/sites/default/files/ISCRAM_CfP.pdf
with all the details you might want for papers and posters.
Deadlines are coming up quick, links to prior events and
other details can be found at http://www.iscramlive.org/portal/iscram-2013-cfp.
Please respond if you
are willing to be a reviewer or if you are considering
providing a paper or poster contribution. I’ll be glad to
help out in any way. This is an excellent opportunity to
highlight the good work done on the EDXL standards and learn
more about what is going on around the world in this
Elysa Jones, Chair