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Minimum Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs)


Minimal common technical ground conversations.

  • SCORE – OASC webinar https://oascities.org/webinar-open-data-solutions-for-smart-cities/
  • OASC – national groups of cities/municipalities to find basic common technical ground
    • 130 cities, London, Bordeaux next
    • Cities are heterogeneous
    • Standards development organizations are competing
  • OASC exists to create MIMs, provide certification and training
  • DevOps for new types of apps (e.g. IoT, AI, LoRa) across cities
    • Pressure for harmonization – data can be gathered in one place and used in other
  • Architecture of every system/enterprise/organization is complex, the point is to agree on minimal set of interoperability points
  • OASC does not create new standards, it curates (like the Foundation for Public Code does not create code, but stewards it). Links to bigger initiatives
    • Context information management – discovering and structuring data; knowing where to send request for particular data – NGSI-LD is a generic way of structuring information, will be mandated
    • Shared data models
    • Ecosystem Transaction Management
  • Extend to being MIM-compatible – establishing the process for taking up learnings/granular validations from programmes and projects (SynchroniCity, SCORE)
    • Ways to take part: help validate e.g. data models
    • Validation by use
    • Data models – pragmatic way of starting with nuggets for linked data/semantic web
  • Developer-oriented documents, not standards – e.g. technical user experience
  • Moving towards real-time transaction of data – terms and conditions on which we handle the data – auto brokering instead of static open data setup
    • Data needs management – existing marketplaces do exist within the sectors, but there is a need for handling data on dynamic terms and conditions
    • Necessity to have a unified approach that can be implemented within different solutions, also for sharing data internally between units of the organization
  • Language localization challenge – there is infrastructure for handling it (versions). Alternatively – exchanging components inside country boundaries
  • Slides by Martin Brynskov: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q29zcg8zjqctnqb/Brynskov-OASC-MIMs-SCORE-April-2019.pdf?dl=0