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Subject: 30-day Public Review for EDXL Tracking of Emergency Clients (TEC) Client Registry Exchange Version 1.0 - ends August 13th

OASIS members and interested parties; 

The OASIS Emergency Management TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review:

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Tracking of Emergency Clients (TEC) Client Registry Exchange Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
13 June 2014

With the release we are testing a convenience option for submitting comments to the Technical Committee. Please see the details under ‘Public Review Period’ below.


This document describes a message standard for the EDXL Tracking of Emergency Clients (EDXL-TEC) Client Registry Exchange. The purpose of the standard is to provide a standard messaging format for the creation and exchange of client records in and among publicly-accessible registries to assist in tracking and repatriation of displaced individuals during emergencies, disasters, and routine day-to-day incidents. 

This specification is intended as a companion to an EDXL-TEC Client Tracking Exchange messaging standard, whose eventual development is anticipated.

TC Description: 

The Emergency Management TC creates vendor-neutral and platform agnostic standards for organizations and agencies to more easily exchange emergency information. 

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 support operations, logistics, planning and finance.

This draft specification joins the other EM-TC standard efforts including:

- EDXL Common Alerting Protocol (EDXL-CAP)
- EDXL Distribution Element (EDXL-DE)
- EDXL Hospital AVailability Exchange (EDXL-HAVE)
- EDXL Resource Messaging (EDXL-RM)
- EDXL Reference Information Model (EDXL-RIM)
- EDXL Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep)
- EDXL Tracking Emergency Patients (EDXL-TEP)

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 16 July 2014 at 00:00 GMT and ends 13 August 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

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.

With this public review, we are testing a new convenience feature for sending comments to the Technical Committee. The file


contains the HTML version of the draft with a “[comment?]” link next to each section heading. Clicking on this link will launch your email application and begin a message to emergency-comment@lists.oasis-open.org with the specific section number and title in the subject line. (For example, “Public review comment for edxl-tec-registry-v1.0-csprd01: 1.1 References”) Simply enter your comment and click send.

You must be subscribed to the emergency-comment@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list in order to send your comments. Instructions on how to subscribe can be found at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=emergency.

Note that the Table of Contents and other links may not work in this version. Go to the main HTML file for the complete functioning document. 


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative): 



RELAX NG schema:

ZIP distribution file (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose document and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Additional information about the specification and the Emergency Management TC can 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 used by following the instructions on the TC's "Send A Comment" page, or directly at:


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) Tracking of Emergency Clients (TEC) Client Registry Exchange 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
RF on RAND Mode 


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

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