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Subject: Call for Participation: OASIS Emergency Management Adoption TC
To: OASIS members & interested parties A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee has been proposed by the members of OASIS listed below. The TC name, statement of purpose, scope, list of deliverables, audience, and language specified in the proposal will constitute the TC's official charter. Submissions of technology for consideration by the TC, and the beginning of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting. The eligibility requirements for becoming a participant in the TC at the first meeting are: (a) you must be an employee of an OASIS member organization or an individual member of OASIS, and (b) you must join the Technical Committee, which members may do by using the "Join this TC" button on the TC's public page at [a]. To be considered a voting member at the first meeting, you must: (a) join the Technical Committee at least 7 days prior to the first meeting (24 April); and (b) you must attend the first meeting of the TC, at the time and date fixed below (1 May). Of course, participants also may join the TC at a later time. OASIS and the TC welcomes all interested parties. Non-OASIS members who wish to participate may contact us about joining OASIS [b]. In addition, the public may access the information resources maintained for each TC: a mail list archive, document repository and public comments facility, which will be linked from the TC's public home page at [a]. Please feel free to forward this announcement to any other appropriate lists. OASIS is an open standards organization; we encourage your participation. Regards, Mary --------------------------------------------------- Mary P McRae Director, Technical Committee Administration OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society email: email@example.com web: www.oasis-open.org phone: 1.603.232.9090 [a] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=emergency-adopt [b] See http://www.oasis-open.org/join/ ----- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee 1. Name: OASIS Emergency Management (EM) Adoption Technical Committee 2. Statement of Purpose: The OASIS Emergency Management Adoption TC members will collaborate to provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the Emergency Management OASIS Standards. By raising awareness of the benefits offered by OASIS Emergency Management Standards (CAP and EDXL), the Emergency Management Adoption TC expects to increase the demand for, and availability of, CAP and EDXL conforming products and services, resulting in a greater choice of tools and platforms and an expanded community of EM standards users, suppliers, and consultants. Since EM adoption is strong in the US and growing in the rest of the world, especially the European Union, the Technical Committee will actively solicit participation from non-US members and help to facilitate providing information promoting CAP and EDXL adoption globally. The Emergency Management Adoption TC intends to appoint an individual who is an active, voting member of this TC to serve as a liaison to the OASIS Emergency Management TC, to actively communicate the work of the Emergency Management Adoption TC, and to request the assistance of the Emergency Management TC on technical issues concerning specifications. Through the liaison, the Emergency Management Adoption TC is encouraged to bring issues to the Emergency Management TC concerning user needs in improving specifications. The Emergency Management TC is encouraged to bring issues to the Emergency Management Adoption TC concerning the use cases or user scenarios around proposed changes and enhancements to the specification, as well as suggestions for other adoption-related work. By advancing the adoption of CAP and EDXL, and other OASIS Emergency Management specifications, the Emergency Management Adoption TC will: * Collaborate within the security of the OASIS open process * Maximize message credibility by working on behalf of a vendor-neutral standards consortium * Build on existing market awareness of OASIS as the producer of EM standards * Leverage the combined resources of all participants * Reinforce the benefits of adopting CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM specification, as they are the result of an open, transparent process guided by multiple vendors, communities, and individuals * Openly share content and coordinate program execution with other entities that share a common or similar statement of purpose on a worldwide scope * Actively solicit participation from members outside North America and help to facilitate the provision of information promoting CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM specification adoption globally 3. Scope of Work: OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee activities may extend to any of the following activities: * Provide support for the OASIS Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section website * Review and ensure accuracy of CAP, EDXL and any other OASIS EM specification references in commonly used resources such as Wikipedia * Host educational, vendor-neutral webinars * Organize vendor-neutral workshops and tracks at OASIS events and other conferences * Produce OASIS-branded primers, white papers, and position papers, slide presentations, datasheets, and other collateral materials * Develop best practice guidelines * Establish liaisons, according to the OASIS Liaison Policy, with other organizations who may assist in building awareness of CAP, EDXL and any other OASIS EM specifications, and promoting these OASIS Standards in a variety of user communities * Assist in coordinating promotional efforts of members, leveraging activities wherever beneficial * Assist in coordinating press and analyst relations such as briefings, releases, and announcements with the support of OASIS staff and in accordance with the OASIS Media Relations Policy * Work with other OASIS technical committees to mutually promote related work with standards, best practices and other documentation from those TC's. * Encourage and coordinate volunteer efforts to translate the CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM specifications and other committee documents into other languages * Interface with other OASIS TCs to define how CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM specification can be best integrated with other standards to address specific scenarios * Stage interoperability and/or proof-of-concept demonstrations at industry conferences * Support efforts by other organizations to develop active testing and certification programs for conformance, interoperability and reliability. * Other projects aimed at increasing adoption as identified by Committee Members * Other activities that are considered appropriate to forwarding the goals of the Technical Committee. The OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee will refer suggestions and requests for changes to and clarification of the CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM specifications to the Emergency Management Technical Committee. 4. List of Deliverables: * First best practice issued within 6 months of formation. * First webinar produced jointly with the Emergency Management Technical Committee and sponsored by OASIS. * Ongoing maintenance of the OASIS Emergency Interoperability (EI) Member Section website. * Additional materials supportive of the above scope. The OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee is an on- going activity with no specific end date for its activities established in advance. 5. IPR Mode: Royalty-Free on limited terms. 6. Anticipated Audience/Users: Anyone involved in the implementation of the CAP, EDXL, and any other EM OASIS Standards in their own organizations, including government agencies, public safety organizations and associations, information-development managers, consultants supporting implementations, and vendors providing tools to support public alerts, emergency management and disaster management. 7. Language in which the TC will conduct business: English. Non-normative information regarding the startup of the TC, which includes: (2)(a) Identification of similar or applicable work that is being done in other OASIS TCs or by other organizations, why there is a need for another effort in this area and how this proposed TC will be different, and what level of liaison will be pursued with these other organizations. The Emergency Management Adoption Technical Committee is closely allied with the Emergency Management TC. The Emergency Management TC is responsible for the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the CAP and EDXL specifications. As such, the Emergency Management TC concentrates on clearly defining and developing the technical content of the specification. It also supports the work of several subcommittees. The Emergency Management Adoption TC concentrates on the promotion of the CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM standards to the global user community, helping to encourage adoption of Emergency Management OASIS Standards in additional industries, additional organizations and additional countries. To this end, the Emergency Management Adoption TC's focus is on building public awareness of the CAP, EDXL, and any other OASIS EM standards, educating potential users in these standards and providing documents that enable broader implementation of these standards. The Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC) is a non-OASIS, not-for-profit organization that has been actively working with the OASIS Emergency Management TC to help in identify user requirements and promoting the work of the OASIS Emergency Management TC. The Emergency Management Adoption TC intends to continue this relationship and will coordinate promotional activities with the EIC as appropriate. The Emergency Management Adoption TC intends to appoint an individual who is an active, voting member of both TCs to serve as a liaison to the Emergency Management TC, to actively communicate the work of the Adoption TC, and to request the assistance of the Emergency Management TC on technical issues concerning the specification. Through the liaison, the Emergency Management Adoption TC may bring issues to the Emergency Management TC concerning user needs in improving the specification. The Emergency Management TC will be encouraged to bring issues to the Emergency Management Adoption TC concerning the use cases or user scenarios around proposed changes and enhancements to the specification, as well as suggestions for other adoption-related work. The Emergency Management Adoption TC will also identify any related efforts in other organizations and establish appropriate liaisons with these organizations as needed. (2)(b) The date, time, and location of the first meeting, whether it will be held in person or by telephone, and who will sponsor this first meeting. 1 May 2009 12:00 pm EST as a teleconference call. The TC will use a free conference service for its teleconferences. (2)(c) The projected on-going meeting schedule for the year following the formation of the TC, or until the projected date of the final deliverable, whichever comes first, and who will be expected to sponsor these meetings. The Emergency Management Adoption TC plans to hold regular bi-weekly conference calls unless increased work requires more frequent calls. The Emergency Management Adoption TC will decide on a future date for a face-to-face meeting, and will coordinate such meetings with the Emergency Management TC. (2)(d) The names, electronic mail addresses, and membership affiliations of at least Minimum Membership who support this proposal and are committed to the Charter and projected meeting schedule. Paul Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org, CellCast Technologies Art Botterell, ABott@so.cccounty.us, Contra Costa County Community Warning System Dean Reese, email@example.com, ESI Acquisition, Inc. Tim Grapes, firstname.lastname@example.org, Evolution Technologies Inc. Lee Tincher, email@example.com, Evolution Technologies Inc. Werner Joerg, Werner.Joerg@ieminc.com, IEM Thomas Ferrentino, firstname.lastname@example.org, Individual Rex Brooks, email@example.com, Individual Tom Merkle, Tom.Merkle@lmco.com, Lockheed Martin Alessandro Triglia, firstname.lastname@example.org, OSS Nokalva James Trawick, JimTrawick@viaRadio.com, viaRadio Corporation Patrick Gannon, email@example.com, Warning Systems, Inc. Elysa Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, Warning Systems, Inc. Jacob Westfall, email@example.com, Individual Howard Ryan, Howard@desktopalert.net, Desk Top Alert (2)(e) The name of the Convener who must be an Eligible Person. Thomas Ferrentino, firstname.lastname@example.org (2)(f) The name of the Member Section with which the TC intends to affiliate, if any. The Emergency Management Adoption TC intends to affiliate with the OASIS Emergency Interoperability Member Section. The Emergency Management Adoption TC will also appoint a TC member to serve on the Emergency Interoperability MS Steering Committee as defined in the Emergency Interoperability MS Rules of Procedure. (2)(g) Optionally, a list of contributions of existing technical work that the proposers anticipate will be made to this TC. None (2)(h) Optionally, a draft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document regarding the planned scope of the TC, for posting on the TC's website. To be provided at a later date. (2)(i) Optionally, a proposed working title and acronym for the specification(s) to be developed by the TC. None.
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