This is the trademark of Transformation + Innovation. i had the priviledge to present a few slides during a breakfast presentation on a RESTful WfXML: A User Centric Resource-Oriented Approach to Workflows as they apply to the orchestration of OGC services with some examples taken during the recent South California fires.
A very interesting talk from Dennis Wisnosky, CTO of the DoD Business Mission Area on Agile Architectures…talking about a challenge for DoD!
This current work is sponsored by the OGC (as part of OWS-5) and NASA. It is also getting a lot of attention from the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) as a complementary approach to the existing SOAP-based WfXML API for Workflow Interoperability.
7 - 10 May 2007 Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country Rohnert Park, California.
Here are the PDF slides of the presentation… paper should be available soon too. There was a lot of interest in UAVs and Spacecraft collaboration for WildFire Management.
We know how to mass produce and disseminate data. We can even alert you when it is available based on your subscription.
But We cannot stop there.
With new capabilities such as Hyperspectral imagers from space or UAV’s, we opened up Pandora’s box. There is now an infinite way of looking at a particular scene. Are you interested in Fire, Water, Plume/Clouds, Contaminants, Oil Slicks…?
Are you Red Cross, USCG, Forest Service, USDA, First Responder or even NORTHCOM? This might be for you!
Our next challenge is to customize data products to your requirement and deliver it just-in-time for free (if we can).
This might include tasking a satellite or UAV! This might include using the expertise of scientists from NASA JPL or GSFC or even tap into one of many universities cooperating on this project (UMD, WUSTL, UAH, GMU…)
What is the secret sauce we are working on?
and down the road: BPMN…XPDL 2.0?…but that’s another post.