October 19, 2011

OGC Calls for Sponsors for Major Interoperability Testbed

17 October 2011. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a call for sponsors of the OGC Web Services, Phase 9 (OWS-9) Testbed. The OWS-9 Testbed is run under OGC's Interoperability Program (IP), designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program. 

OWS-9 builds on the outcomes of prior OGC initiatives, more specifically the OWS-8 testbed, which addressed interoperability architectures, enhancements to existing OGC standards, and other candidate standards in four main areas: Aviation, Observation Fusion, Geosynchronization/Geodata Bulk Transfer, and Cross-Community Interoperability. 

OWS-9 will also explore new areas, including but not limited to Compliance Testing, Decision Fusion (including Augmented Reality, Digital Rights Management and Points of Interest), Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) (including Internet of Things concepts), Semantic Mediation in various domains (such as Aviation and Hydrology), and Mass-Market innovations (such as Web Mapping/Tiling innovations, and “app store”-like concepts for geospatial resources). 

Interested organizations are invited to attend a planning meeting on Monday October 31, 2011 10-12:30 EDT in the Washington DC area (remote participation via telecom/webex will also be provided). At this meeting, potential sponsors will review the OGC standards baseline, discuss OWS-8 outcomes, and capture initial OWS-9 requirements and plans. Sponsors of OGC IP initiatives provide requirements, use/business cases and funding towards selected initiatives. 

Participation in this planning meeting does not constitute a commitment to sponsor OWS-9. Sponsor and participant commitment will be part of a subsequent Request for Quotation / Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) process. OGC also welcomes the participation of other Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), as that assures cooperation and sharing among the SDOs and convergence of standards employed by OGC members.

If your organization is interested in this initiative and/or the planning meeting, contact Nadine Alameh at nalameh (at) opengeospatial.org or George Percivall at gpercivall (at) opengeospatial.org.

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 420 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/.

About OGC

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practice; collaborating on agile innovation initiatives; engaging in community meetings, events, and workshops; and more.

OGC’s unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement.

OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future.

Visit ogc.org for more info on our work.

June 1, 2009

OGC Calls for Sponsors for Major Interoperability Testbed

Wayland, MA, June 1, 2009.The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has issued a call for sponsors of the OGC Web Services, Phase 7 (OWS-7) Testbed. OGC also seeks to establish alliances with standards bodies having technology relevant to this initiative.

OWS-7 will develop interoperability specifications in the areas of Sensor Web Enablement, geoprocessing workflows, 3-dimensional information management, events and security architecture, aeronautical information systems, enterprise web services, mass-market geoservices and compliance testing of OGC standards. These “threads” address interoperability issues affecting emergency management and homeland security, defense, Earth observation, transport and logistics, e-commerce and other domains. Interested organizations are invited to a planning meeting on 11 June 2009 in Herndon, Virginia. At this meeting potential sponsors will review the OGC standards baseline, discuss OWS-6 results, and document OWS-7 requirements and plans. Attendance does not constitute a commitment to help sponsor OWS-7. Sponsor and participant commitment will be part of a subsequent Request for Quotation / Call for Participation (RFQ/CFP) process.

Alliances with other Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) are a key element of developing OGC specifications for geospatial applications. Maintaining strategic SDO alliances assures cooperation and sharing among the SDOs and convergence of standards employed by OGC members. Therefore, the OGC is also seeking partnerships with other SDOs to develop sponsorship of the OWS-7 Testbed.

If your organization is interested in this initiative, contact George Percivall at gpercivall@opengeospatial.org or David Arctur at darctur@opengeospatial.org .

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 380 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 http://www.opengeospatial.org/.

About OGC

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practice; collaborating on agile innovation initiatives; engaging in community meetings, events, and workshops; and more.

OGC’s unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement.

OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future.

Visit ogc.org for more info on our work.

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