As a member of the International Data Spaces Association, you have various opportunities to actively participate in the association and thus exert a significant influence on the development and characteristics of the IDS. You can participate in the working groups, which deal with the general framework of the IDS and the reference architecture model, as well as become part of the communities, which deal with the special requirements of the different industries.
Actively contribute your expectations with regard to International Data Spaces in the working groups of the International Data Spaces Association. Companies from all sectors jointly formulate their requirements for secure data exchange and digital sovereignty. These are our working groups and their topics:
The International Data Spaces Association started in Germany and has strong roots here. To foster the knowledge transfer we facilitate international hubs that share basic knowledge on the ideas and concepts of the IDS in their countries. If you want to enable trustworthy and secure data exchange based on the IDS in your county get in contact with us via email@example.com.
If your organization or association is interested in joining forces with the IDSA get in contact with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. The IDSA provides a reference architecture for trustworthy and secure data exchange as well as a reference implementation and a growing number of products and solutions for our members. The focus on data sovereignty already extends the Platform Industry 4.0, the International Internet Consortium Reference Architecture, FIWARE and others.
Develop prototypical references in so-called use cases together with scientists. Implementing these use cases makes the work of research on International Data Spaces specific.
Almost 40 Use cases are already being implemented. Moreover, there are around 60 more candidates for use cases. The companies specify the use cases within the International Data Spaces Association themselves. New members can get involved in existing use cases at any time or initiate new use cases.
Fields of activity.
The current use cases deal with the following fields of activities “Transparency in Supply Chains”, “Improving Production and Industry 4.0” and “Support for End-to-End Customer Processes” (e.g. automobility, medical supplies). They must be extended to all industries.
The insights gained during the use cases form the basis for new business models. They are to be made available for small and medium-sized companies in particular.
Creating a formal DIN/ISO standard on data sovereignty
The members of the IDSA work towards a common standard for a “Reference architecture of a security gateway for the exchange of industry data and services”. Therefore, we started a Workshop at the German Standardization Organization DIN. Here we focus on the standardization of the IDS trusted connector together with relevant international standards, e.g. IEC 62443.
In this practice-oriented training for professionals and executives, the basics about data sovereignty and the structure of the IDS architecture with its technologies, basic services and roles are presented.
In this workshop participants will learn about the necessary steps for a successful certification and participation in the IDS and will be able to compare this with their current state of development.