OASIS Emergency Management Adoption TC

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Supporting widespread implementation of EDXL standards including CAP through education and market awareness

Thomas Ferrentino, tferrentino@verizon.net, Chair
Rex Brooks, rexb@starbourne.com, Chair

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  • 100715: First run of EDXL-101 completed
    Registered: 170+; attended: 104
  • 100601: EM-TC seeks feedbacks from users of emergency response standards

    The Emergency Management TC seeks input from users who have implemented the EDXL-Distribution Element (DE). Use cases, requirements for new elements, enhancement to existing elements, and other suggestions are welcome. This feedback will form the basis for discussion and consensus on possible changes and enhancements to EDXL-Distribution Element.

    The following link will take the reader to a letter from the chair with specific information about what information is being sought and how to submit comments via the normal OASIS comment method.
  • 090514: three subcommittes have been formed (see below)
  • 090501: Inaugural meeting

Participation in the OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Committee is open to all interested parties, including emergency management professionals, solution providers, government agencies, and consultants. Contact member-services@oasis-open.org for more information on joining the Committee.


Governments around the world are mandating the use of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) standards. The OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Committee works to raise awareness and provide education on the best ways to implement CAP and the family of EDXL standards including the Distribution Element (DE), Hospital AVailability Exchange (HAVE), and Resource Management (RM).

The Committee provides a neutral ground where implementers and solution providers can connect, share experiences, and learn how best to deploy implementation programs. The group works closely with the OASIS Emergency Management Committee, where the CAP and EDXL specifications are advanced.

For more information, see the Committee Charter and FAQ.


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

This Committee has not produced technical work yet.

Expository Work Produced by the Committee

  • Overview of EDXL Emergency Standards Video
  • OASIS EDXL Datasheet
  • OASIS EDXL Product Directory
  • EDXL-101:
    • July 15, 2010 original presentation:
      This one-hour briefing on the EDXL suite of standards provides an overview of EDXL and explains how implementation can enhance interoperability and information sharing capabilities in the emergency management and response domains.
      The presentation highlights the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and the Distribution Element (DE), and includes specific implementation examples.
      The webinar also provides an overview of the NIMS Supporting Technology Evaluation Program which reviews EDXL products and publishes reports on the Responder Knowledge Base website.

      The recorded webinar (78.3M WMV file) or slides (1.3M PPT file) are ready for download.

  • WCDM 2010 Conference:
    • June 8, 2010 Poster session - download poster

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS Emergency Adoption Committee, the following information offers useful insights into its work:

Mailing Lists and Comments

emergency-adopt: the list used by Committee members to conduct their work. Committee membership is required to post. Committee members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.

emergency-adopt-comment: a public mail list for providing input to the OASIS Emergency Management Adoption Committee members. Send a comment or view archives.

Additional Information

Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.