OASIS Emergency Management Adoption TC

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

Rex Brooks, rexb@starbourne.com, Chair

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On 28 January 2019 the OASIS Committee Specification Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Hospital AVailability Exchange (HAVE) Version 2.0 Committee Specification 01 Proposed HL7® Informative Document 13 December 2018 was published. In addition, TC Administrator Chet Ensign posted the document on Linked-In for discussion. This is noteworthy because it is the first Joint Release of OASIS Open and Health Level Seven International.

From 31 October - 1 November 2018, the international CAP Workshop 2018 was held in Hong Kong, China. You can access the agenda and presentations here. You can access the Final Report here.

On 3 April 2018 the HL7 paper Healthcare IT Computable-Interoperability Strategy“Methodology to manage data-quality risk by standardizing data” In accordance with 21st Century Cures Act, TEFCA and USCDI was posted to the Documents repository of the EM Adoption TC.

On 22 March 2018 Best Practices for the Dissemination of Weather Warnings to the Public A Best Practice Statement of the American Meteorological Society(Adopted by the AMS Council 7 January 2018) was posted to the Documents repository of the EM Adoption TC.

Mid March 2018 marked the signing of the 2017 Statement of Understanding (SOU) between OASIS and Health Level Seven (HL7).

On September 22, 2017 the first international EDXL Workshop 2017 was held in Rome. You can access the agenda and presentations here. You can access the Final Report here

On September 20-21, 2017 the international CAP Workshop 2017 was held in Rome. You can access the programme and presentations here. You can access the Final Report here.

The video "Overview of EDXL Emergency Standards" is now available in both English and Italian. You can access the English version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eoV5XwZVO8 and the Italian version at https://vimeo.com/234306686?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220.

Mert Gencturk from SRDC Corp, a spin-off from the Middle East Technical University, Software Research and Development Center (METU-SRDC) discusses his work on the C2-SENSE Project, a project to a develop a profile-based Emergency Interoperability Framework that exposes the functionalities of C2 Systems, Sensor Systems and other emergency/crisis management systems. The framework uses the OASIS CAP, EDXL SitRep, EDXL RM, EDXL HAVE and EDXL TEP standards. C2-SENSE is a joint project of 8 partners from France (SAFRAN), Austria (AIT), Italy (LUTECH, REGOLA, Innova Puglia, Regione Puglia), Turkey (SRDC) and Poland (PIAP). Watch the full presentation here: https://youtu.be/lDwlAYsshN0: 17 July 2017

HL7 and OASIS Announce Joint Publication of Implementation Guide to Advance Emergency and Disaster Response; 20 Sept 2016

On August 23-24, 2016 the international CAP Workshop 2016 was held in Bangkok, Thailand. You can access the presenters and presentations here. You can access the Final Report here.

On September 23-24, 2015 the international CAP Workshop was held in Rome. You can access the presentations here. You can access the Final Report here.

CAP Workshop 2014 Negombo, Sri Lanka

CAP Workshop 2013 Geneva, Switzerland

CAP Workshop 2012 Montreal, Canada

CAP Workshop 2011 Geneva, Switzerland

CAP Workshop 2009 Geneva, Switzerland

CAP Workshop 2008 Geneva, Switzerland

CAP Workshop 2006 Geneva, Switzerland

15 July 2010 First run of EDXL-101 completed
Registered: 170+; attended: 104

14 May 2009 three subcommittes have been formed (see below)

5 January 2009 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

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