Crisis Interop. Workshop on Missing Person Data Chamindra de Silva ISCRAM 2011 May 10th 2011, Portugal
Workshop Agenda Introduction to Interop Workshop – Chamindra de Silva The Importance of Missing Person data exchange - Tim Schwartz Brief Introduction to PFIF and interop test session - Ka-Ping Yee Brief intro to participating Systems National Library of Medicine People Locator - Greg Miernicki/Glenn Pearson (National Library of Medicine) Sahana Eden - Dominic König (Sahana Eden/AidIQ) Google Person Finder - Ka-Ping Yee (Google Crisis Response) ICRC Family Links Interop testing for PFIF test case scenario 1 starts - Ka-Ping Yee PFIF standards discussion and feedback for next versions
Driving Problem Disaster by definition is that which exceeds the capacity of local emergency services Multiple repositories of information arise rise during disaster due to multiple reasons Unavailability of appropriate systems Trust and relationship with organization Capacity of organization to respond Spontaneously out of frustration on progress Essential systems inter-operate for holistic and better response
Purpose of Interop Standards Objective in Crisis Response Bring about effective information exchange during crisis to prevent siloed repositories that is of less value to response Outcomes if done successfully Better efficiency in finding missing people especially in the critical 72 hours Less time wasted do data re-entry Better collaboration between relief agencies
Why we need crisis interop workshops? There are a lot of emerging standards in the crisis response domain Even when mature, the implementations of the standards can be immature Data exchange standards are not used frequently and only during a crisis event Interop workshops is a preparedness activity that provide a readiness between systems for data exchange during a crisis
Interop Workshops itself wont Resolve intro-organizational legal and trust issues in sharing dataHowever it will Help better encourage relationships and contact points between organizations Help develop and enhance standards when gaps exist
Crisis Information Exchange AreasInformation exchange StandardsProblem AreaPerson Data PFIF, vCARD, EDXL- TEP/TEC, FOAFAlerting CAP, TWML, CWMLHospital Availability EDXL-HAVEGeographic Information GeoRSS, KML, GML,Systems WFS, WMSData Syncronization FeedSync, Tablecast, S3XML
Interop Mechanisms Interop using Open Standard (OS) Interop using Proprietary Standard (PS) Interop through intermediary system using standards (IS) Custom mutually agreed web service (CWS) Database level data exchange (DB)
Approach Focus on one coordination problem Missing Person Data Exchange Decision on Standards to be tested PFIF Prioritized test cases are based on real crisis response scenarios Testing and validation of data exchange Outcome Fixes/hacks to compatibility issues A interop compatibility report
This is the inaugural session... This session will probably have more emphasis on the mechanisms for interop testing crisis data We will be having more session to cover the remaining areas of missing person and other crisis data interop Thanks for your participation and support of this goal!
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