OASIS Emergency Management TC
Enabling information exchange to advance incident preparedness and response to emergency situations
Table of Contents
- TC Liaisons
- TC Tools and Approved Publications
- Technical Work Produced by the Committee
- Expository Work Produced by the Committee
- External Resources
- Mailing Lists and Comments
- Additional Information
On 11 August 2015, the Emergency Management TC approved Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep)v1.0 as a Committee Specification Draft/Public Review Draft and arranged for the 60-Day public review.
On 15 October 2015 National Association of State Emergency Medical Service Officials (NASEMSO) signed a resolution calling for Completion and Implementation of a Data Standard for Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP)
On 04 August 2015, the Emergency Management TC approved Emergency Data Exchange Language Tracking of Emergency Patients (EDXL-TEP) 1.1 as a Committee Specification Draft/Public Review Draft and arranged for the 30-Day Public Review.
On 13 January 2015, the Emergency Management TC approved Emergency Data Exchange Language Hospital AValability Exchange (EDXL-HAVE) 2.0 as a Committee Specification Draft/Public Review Draft and arranged for the 60-Day Public Review.
Visit the Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM-TC) Activities page for more current topics.
The EM-TC creates vendor-neutral and platform agnostic standards for organizations and agencies to more easily exchange emergency information. The EM-TC welcomes participation from members of the emergency management and response community, developers and implementers, and members of the public concerned with disaster management and response.
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.
Overview links below are provided for completed OASIS standards only. Non-linked items are works in progress. For most recent versions of all technical work see Technical Work Produced by the Committee
EM-TC standard efforts include:
- 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)
- EM CAP Profiles SC
Designs, develops, and releases XML-based standards and specifications as CAP Profiles based on the CAP Standard.
- EM CAP SC
Provides ongoing maintenance of the CAP standard and related work.
- EM GIS SC
Ensures the proper use and integration of geographic standards in the development of EDXL standards.
- EM HAVE SC
Researches, analyzes, recommends, and organizes currently available information on implementation challenges and comments regarding the EDXL-HAVE standard.
- EM Infrastructure Framework SC
Produces a horizontal intellectual effort predicated on establishing a common set of EM infrastructure standards, regardless of originating industry and/or agency segment. In particular, it provides ongoing maintenance of the EDXL-DE standard and related work.
- EM Messages and Notification SC
Addresses procedures and formats for exchanging new and updated information related to functions including public safety, emergency response and homeland security. In particular, it provides ongoing maintenance of the EDXL-RM and EDXL-SitRep standards and related work.
- EM Reference Information Model SC
Creates the EDXL-RIM specification to provide a high-level, abstract, information model for the family of EDXL specifications. Provides guidance on extensions and constraints (profiles) and maintains Common Types, EDXL-CIQ and EDXL-GSF.
- EM TEP SC
Develops the OASIS EDXL-Tracking of Emergency Patients (EDXL-TEP) messaging standard, which assists emergency responders, coordinators and management in the exchange of emergency patient and EMS tracking information, thus increasing the effectiveness of emergency medical management, patient tracking and care, and family notification.
- EM TEC SC
Develops the OASIS EDXL-Tracking of Emergency Clients (EDXL-TEC) messaging standard to facilitate the tracking of evacuees and other displaced persons during emergencies, disasters, and routine day-to-day incidents, the transport of such emergency clients to shelters, and the repatriation and reunification of emergency clients with their families.
- EM Adoption SC
The former EM Adoption SC has migrated to the OASIS Emergency Management Adoption TC
To ensure that you get the versions that correspond to the published standards, please retrieve them only from the following selection.
- Overview of EDXL Emergency Standards Video
- Wiki for OASIS Emergency Services TC member collaboration
- CAP 1.0 Presentation (7/31/2004)
- CAP Fact Sheet (3/1/2004)
Although not produced by the OASIS Emergency Management TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.
- Canadian CAP Profile
- Common Alerting Protocol References
- OASIS EDXL Standards LinkedIn Group
- EDXL Sharp
- Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
- Customer Information Quality Specifications (CIQ) 3.0 [08 April 2008]
- XML Cover Pages: XML and Emergency Management
- CAP ITU Recommendation X.1303 Video
- EDXL Webinars
- Alerts, Warnings & Response to Emergencies (AWARE) Forum
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- TC Meetings: Regular TC conference calls are held every other Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. EST/EDT
- Subcommittee Meetings: Please see appropriate subcommittee page for specifics.
In The News: press coverage can be found under the press link.
Site last updated: 05/17/2014 -- Content for this OASIS TC web page is maintained by Camille Osterloh & Werner Joerg on behalf of the EM-TC.
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