Achieving Semantic Interoperability in Emergency Management Domain

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Gencturk M., Evci E., Guney A., Kabak Y., Erturkmen G. B. L.

12th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS), Zadar, Croatia, 10 - 12 May 2017, vol.507, pp.279-289 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 507
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-89935-0_23
  • City: Zadar
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-289
  • Keywords: Semantic interoperability, Semantic web, Ontology, Emergency management
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper describes how semantic interoperability can be achieved in emergency management domain where different organizations in different domains should communicate through a number of distinct standards to manage crises and disasters effectively. To achieve this goal, a common ontology is defined as lingua franca and standard content models are mapped one by one to the ontology. Then, information represented in one standard is converted to another according to the mappings and exchanged between parties.