Under the sponsorship of the IJIS Institute and DHS Science and Technology Directorate, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) issued an Request for Quote/Request for Participation on 22 April 2015 for industry and academia to support the Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things pilot (IMIS-IoT). Out of the total number of responses, OGC, with input from IJIS and DHS, selected nine organizations to participate in the development, testing and documentation of sensor based solutions to support the first responder/public safety community.
This week, the IJIS Institute is hosting a kick-off meeting for the IMIS-IoT project at the headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia. The meeting will bring together federal sponsors and participants from industry and academia from a number of countries across the globe.
The overall objectives of the IMIS-IoT pilot are as follows:
· Apply Internet of Things (IoT) principles to sensing capabilities for incident management.
· Test the feasibility of ad hoc sensor deployment and exploitation by first responder groups (e.g., law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and emergency management).
· Prototype a standards-based architecture for sensor-derived situational awareness that is shared across multiple responder organizations.
· Define IoT profiles, specifications and best practices for incident management through a process of broad collaboration among stakeholders, rapid iterative development, and running code.
The project is planned to be completed in February 2016. IJIS is looking forward to this week’s kick-off meeting to get started on the important work of the project.