Standards Stuff

UN/CEFACT, CEN, OpenGeospatial, iEMSs, Field Device Intergration, FIATECH.

The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) has released V3.0 of its Core Components technical specifications (CCTS). CCs are standardized building blocks for databases, models and data exchange. CCTS v3.0 claims to address cross-industry interoperability. More from


The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has launched an eProcurement framework, a.k.a. Business Interoperability Interface, connecting public and private entities in the EU. The EU’s ‘Manchester Declaration’ states that by 2010 all public institutions must have the capability to carry out 100 % of their procurement electronically. More from links/1001_13.


The Open Geospatial Consortium and the International Environmental Modeling and Software Society (iEMSs) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on environmental modeling standards and software tools. More from and

Invensys Operations Management has joined the Field Device Integration (FDI) project. FDI promises a ‘hardware-independent’ choice for manufacturers. Standard device definition files are provided by instrument vendors as plug-ins to the field device manager framework. More from links/1001_14.


New FIATECH members for 2009 include ExxonMobil, Noumenon Consulting, Petronas and Queensland Energy.

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