The Open Group Conference - San Diego 2011

Enabling Semantic Interoperability Through Next Generation UDEF (joint session with IEEE)

Monday, February 7, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

The Open Group's Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) standard provides a framework for categorizing, naming, and indexing enterprise data elements. The current version of UDEF is based on international data management standard (ISO/IEC 11179) and supports enterprise architecture  frameworks such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), as well as, recent architecture approaches such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing. The UDEF standard is also consistent with the "Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (DIKW)" knowledge hierarchy model and related DIKW-oriented data management standards (e.g. TechAmerica/ANSI GEIA-859-2009 and DMG-1, DAMA Data-Management Book-of-Knowledge). UDEF has also made considerable progress as an emerging international standard for providing element level semantic interoperability. For example, the UDEF standard currently provides multi-language support for 11179 compliant object and property UDEF taxonomies (English, Dutch, and French) with additional language support in progress (Chinese, German, Spanish).

Based on the lessons learned from the development and use of the current version of UDEF, the Semantic Interoperability Working Group (SIWG) within The Open Group has begun to explore how to address next generation semantic interoperability needs across different existing information exchange standards, vocabularies, and web resources (e.g. UCore 2.0, DISA Metadata Registry, Air Force Vocab OneSource). The briefing will primarily focus on initial progress of this SIWG effort.

In addition to highlighting the goals and objectives for a "Next Generation UDEF" capability, the briefing will also highlight the need, benefits, and potential payoff for a variety of applications, such as rapidly deployable sensor-networks, inter-operable unmanned sensor systems, and mobile platforms (e.g. robotics).

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