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Start month End month WP leader
4 48 ICT

Objectives

To identify common standards - either existing or required new ones - which will enhance the accessibility of information via the interoperability of the systems managed by the partners and the community at large. In the case of new standards this will identify possible routes for standardisation, addressing the cost benefit trade off of the alternatives (see for example international standards versus community standards).

Description of work and role of partners

Task 1310 Analysis of current standards

This task will produce an analysis of standards in use for their digital preservation activities by partners, communities and identification of commonalities and differences.

We will take advantage of our links, funded outside the NoE, to on-going global discipline-specific initiatives such as, in the Earth Observation domain

  • the Group for Earth Observationís Standards and Interoperability Forum (SIF) and in particular to the European branch of it European SIF.
  • Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems - CCSDS which has adopted a reference model for Open Archival Information Systems
  • The ESA HMA project which has standardised via the Open Geospatial Consortium ground segment interfaces, including authorisation services, online data access services
  • The Open Archive Initiative which promotes the interoperability standards for content access
  • The Open Search mass market approach to search sharing and information access In the Industrial domain

Requirements for the preservation of Design and Engineering data resulting from the on-going activities in the SHAMAN project and other European initiatives

Other disciplines represented in the consortium have similar links.

Task 1320 Identification of new standards required

This task will identify areas where common standards would be of benefit. The task will rely on the methodology for interoperability analysis at level of system of systems developed within the GIGAS Support Action with the participation of GEO, GMES initiatives and the INSPIRE directive.

Another discipline-specific study we can take advantage of is based on the High-Energy Physics community which, through the DPHEP initiative , is starting to explore technical issues in data preservation, and aims to define standards for the field where none exist yet .

We have links to similar discipline-specific studies for example in the domains of enhanced publications, compound resources, as well as industrial design and engineering.

A roadmapgap analysis for standardisation for some exemplary areas will also be drafted, including liaison with standardisation bodies and stakeholders, shaping, information sharing and consensus building for the agreement on the roadmap.

Task 1330: Common Standards for Industrial Design and Engineering

An important area where we believe we can have an impact is Engineering. In order to get industrial acceptance preservation systems need to be structured and built that allow exchange of engineering data in heterogeneous organisations with different Product Lifecycle Management systems and services as data source for preservation activities. Common standards and archiving policies are essential for the wide acceptance and interoperability. Existing design and manufacturing standards need to be extended to allow preservation in all stages of the design and release process.

With respect to LOTAR tThis task will analyze standards in use by partners and industry communities and provide manpower to take leadership in managing standardization workgroups at the related association that foster standards with their members. This process is required to come to initial steps of standardization which is the for example a ProSTEP recommendation paper.

This activity includes the analysis of on-going standardisation in the LOTAR consortium performed with participation of industrial consortia partners and in organizations like the ProSTEP iViP organization that represents aerospace, automotive and high-tech industries as well as international PLM and CAD tool vendors; the VDA association (Association of the Automotive industries) and the AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) These organizations are key for recommendations to extend the current ISO standards for 10303 (STEP) and 14721.4 (OAIS) and the CAD interoperability standards in the CAx-IF workgroups as well as to support standardisation of PLM processes in the related PLM-Services group. Outside these European industrial organisations results related to engineering preservation coming out of the SHAMAN project and national projects like the JISC-funded SCARP project will be included.

Concerning LOTAR aA roadmap will be developed for standardisation of long living engineered parts spanning from formats used in PLM applications to formats and processes for long term preservation. We will establishing liaisons with standardization bodies and stakeholders, shaping, information sharing and consensus building for the agreement on the roadmap between industry, vendors and research communities

List of deliverables

  • D13.1 Report about standardisation activities (M48)

Description of deliverables

D13.1) Report about standardisation activities: Contains recognized standardisation gap, potential, roadmap and updated status reports about standardisation activities with yearly updates regarding the harmonization of standards in the domains of L&M Institutions, Publishing, Industry and Science. Intermediate deliverables at M14, 26 and 38 [month 48]


Further revisions in response to feedback from Project Officer 12th/14th December

-- SimonLambert - 2012-10-15

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