Community Driven Data Integration for Emergency Response
Source: University of California, Irvine
This paper describes the work in progress on an approach and technology for providing integrated data access in situational awareness applications - particularly for disaster and emergency response. The key new aspect of the work is an approach where information aggregation, processing, and integration capabilities are offered as a service to any new application builder. Further, the authors provide a framework for possibly reusing prior information integration knowledge, the development of which demands the major fraction of time and complexity in a new application, in a customized fashion for new application.