At the 9th general meeting held on March 28, 2007, it was decided that the IAA (I Am Alive) Alliance would be dissolved as of March 31, 2007.
With IAA system developers taking the lead, the IAA Alliance has achieved important results so far in a detailed study toward standardization for interoperability, accumulation of knowledge through operations for the actual large-scale disasters, and awareness/promotion activities for the IAA system by conducting information exchange, interoperability and verification tests, and other related activities.
Victim information registration and search systems for disasters have become diversified from small-scale ones which are introduced and operated by one organization such as a corporation or school to large-scale ones like "Disaster Message Board" services operated by cellular phone companies.
The IAA Alliance has conducted activities toward solving the problems for
implementation of interoperability between these diversified systems.
However, there is a limitation as to activities mainly conducted by system
developers alone. Considering victim information registration and search
systems for disasters as a part of a social system, system developers need
to constantly exchange information with system users. In addition to that,
there is a need for active examinations on a new way of utilizing victim
information registration and search systems for disasters.
For these reasons, we reached a conclusion that we have to suspend IAA Alliance activities and seek for new forms of activities.
When a new organization will be established which will act a role as IAA Alliance has been done, we will introduce the activity on this web site.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for our activities. (April 1, 2007)