Decision Fusion provides analysts an environment of interoperable services for situation assessment, impact assessment and decision support, based on information from multiple sensors and databases, e.g., multi-INT sources.
WAYLAND, MA -- - The Open Geospatial Consortium
(OGC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) (
to solicit industry input into the second phase of a Fusion Standards Study.
Phase 2 of the study focuses on Decision Fusion. Input from the RFI will
influence planning for the OGC Web Services, Phase 8 (OWS-8)
Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with other
Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) having standards work relevant
Decision Fusion, as described in the RFI,
provides analysts an environment of interoperable services for situation
assessment, impact assessment and decision support, based on information from
multiple sensors and databases, e.g., multi-INT sources.
The study includes recent advances such as social networking for decision
fusion. Though the focus of the study is on military intelligence
("INT"), decision fusion is equally relevant to business intelligence, urban planning, and
many other domains.
This RFI is based on requirements and
contributions from OGC Member organizations -- in particular the National
Geospatial-intelligence Agency (NGA) -- and industry recommendations from
Phase 1 of the Fusion Standards Study.
The RFI contains a review of requirements and
existing standards for decision fusion in several domains. Responses
to the RFI will be reviewed during a workshop in July 2010.
Responses to the RFI are requested by June 11, 2010.
The RFI includes instructions for how organizations can respond. Please
contact George Percivall at gpercivall@opengeospatialwith any questions.
OGC testbeds, pilot projects and
interoperability experiments are part of OGC's Interoperability Program,
a global, hands-on collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly
develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's
Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release.
The OGC is an international consortium of more than
390 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities
participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial
standards. OpenGIS Standards support interoperable solutions that
"geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower technology developers to make
geospatial information and services accessible and useful with any application
that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at www.opengeospatial.org/.
OGC Calls for Industry Input on Multi-INT Decision Fusion
April 26, 2010