[aaloa promoters] Preparing a Joint announcement with the OpenURC community
karopka at it-science-center.de
Mon Sep 27 08:57:18 CEST 2010
Dear Francesco, all,
I would like to support the proposed operation. I think there will be a
benefit for both initiatives if it is possible to define a common interface.
I also highly recommend to work towards a component based architecture.
This is something what we are trying to stimulate in the FLOSS in health
care area but with limited success due to a missing governing body. In
the AAL arena this role should be filled by AALOA.
Am 27.09.2010 01:07, schrieb Francesco Furfari:
> Dear All,
> I have a question of interest for the temporary governing board of
> AALOA and all the promoters.
> I will call a vote on that, so I kindly ask all the promoters to read
> carefully the content of this message,
> and to post here any doubt about this operation. Below you find also
> my personal comments
> At the AAL Forum, Antonio Kung, Stefano Chessa, me and Jan
> Alexandersson ( Head AAL Competence Center
> DFKI GmbH) had an interesting discussion about a joint announcement
> to publish during the MonAMI workshop
> at the 5th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (*14-16
> Nov*, Passau, Germany)
> You can read the story in the attached message, but for your
> convenience below there is the agreed statement
> (1) As an initiative for the building of an open source
> accessibility framework, OpenURC will focus on features for
> personalised and accessible user interfaces. /This involves
> discovery of devices and targets, and flexible deployment and
> management of adaptors. It will rely on the specification of
> standards for device descriptions and user interface descriptions./
> (2) As an initiative for the building of an open source service
> framework, AALOA will focus on features for ambient awareness, and
> for the flexible deployment and management of assisted living
> services. It will rely on the specification of standards allowing
> services to interact with ambient environments.
> * (3) Integrating each other contribution*
> The two initiatives see a potential for sharing developed features
> and specification so that OpenURC-based platforms can integrate
> AALOA components, and AALOA-based platforms can integrate
> OpenURC-based components.
> * (4) Towards convergence*
> They further agree to undertake a discussion in order to work
> towards a common architecture.
> We decided that the consequent actions of the parties would have been:
> * OpenURC to check (1)
> * AALOA to check (2)
> * All to check (3), (4)
> * OpenURC to prepare a specific press release announcing its
> creation to the press
> * AALOA to prepare a specific press release announcing its
> creation to the press
> * Make a press release for the joint announcement
> * Make sure that AALOA and OpenURC websites will include the 3
> press releases and link to each other
> Thus this mail is to open the discussion about such common action to
> do and any further collaboration with OpenURC community.
> Here a reference about URC
> URC stands for Universal Remote Console Standards (ANSI/INCITS
> 389-2005 through 393-2005).
> ----- *my personal comments*
> At the moment it may sound strange the wording : "AALOA components"
> in (3).
> In AALOA we don't have any reference to a common architecture yet.
> AALOA will grow initially as the aggregation of different projects,
> and a convergence process will be "somehow" created in the long run.
> Nevertheless it is right to say that the purpose of AALOA is to
> compare the diverse solutions available, in this respect URC has to be
> taken into account and we can encourage its evaluation. However we may
> only advertise all the members of such initiative, any adoption or
> integration of URC standards in this moment is let to the autonomous
> decisions of single projects or individuals of AALOA. As member of
> universAAL project, I can only anticipate you that further meetings
> will follow in the next months between universAAL members and OpenURC
> Of course it would advisable that an URC-based project was incubated
> in AALOA, it would increase the visibility of URC to all the member
> joining AALOA. This is something I already suggested to Jan and that
> he will further discuss with URC members .
> Said that, aware of the limit of the announcement, I think it is
> useful to increase visibility of our actions and to confirm that
> AALOA is working as catalyst of interesting initiatives.
> Best regards,
> Promoters mailing list
> Promoters at aaloa.org
Head of ehealth Department
chair EFMI LIFOSS WG
vice chair IMIA OS WG
IT Science Center Rügen gGmbH
18581 Putbus, Germany
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