Our project partner antwortING was attending as a representative of the project, and could raise some relevant attention and interest for the project in both, the scientific and the end-user community.
Talks to DISASTER papers on ISCRAM, "Solving Interoperability Issues in Cross Border Emergency Operations" and "Interoperability during a Cross-Border Firefighting Operation at the Dutch-German Border" had some very interested and interesting audience. It was mentioned that the chosen scenario as well as the technical approach look promising. In addition, contact was established with the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee Chair, in order to explore further cooperation. The ISCRAMS Open Standards and Interoperability Track chair recommended DISASTER to attend back to the next ISCRAM conference and show the status of DISASTER in 2014.
In the field of semantics, a group from the Disaster 2.0 Project showed their results from collecting existing disaster related ontologies. The conclusion from such an analysis demonstrates the importance of DISASTER in the field of semantics applied to an emergency management context: "No formal ontologies are specifically intended for representing the emergency and disaster domain".