Crisis Interop Workshop

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Crisis Interop Workshop

  1. 1. Crisis Interop. Workshop on Missing Person Data Chamindra de Silva ISCRAM 2011 May 10th 2011, Portugal
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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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