The Information Model is a crucial element of the IDS Reference Architecture: It is an agreement shared by the participants and components of the IDS to achieve compatibility and interoperability.
Its purpose is to enable the trusted exchange of “digital resources” within a trusted data ecosystem, while at the same time preserving data sovereignty of data owners.
The Information Model therefore supports the description, publication and identification of the digital ressources. Once the relevant resources are identified, they can be exchanged and consumed via semantically annotated, easily discoverable services.
Apart from those core commodities, the Information Model describes essential constituents of the International Data Spaces, its participants, its infrastructure components, and its processes.
Dr Christoph Lange-Bever, Head of Knowledge Pipelines at Fraunhofer FIT, and Sebastian Steinbuss, IDSA CTO, will explain in detail the structure and mechanisms of the Information Model. They will illustrate, for example, how the “Concern Hexagon” provides the operational framework for the exchange and trade of these digital resources.