IDS‑I: Starting the “Industrial Community” within IDSA

IDSA streng­t­hens its com­pe­ten­ces in indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion and stream­li­nes its offers for smart manu­fac­tu­ring eco­sys­tems in the IDS-Indus­tri­al Com­mu­ni­ty (IDS‑I). Indus­tri­al and aca­de­mic mem­bers of the Plat­form Indus­trie 4.0 pro­vi­de the core of this new com­mu­ni­ty, howe­ver, many other natio­nal, Euro­pean and Asi­an part­ners have joi­ned. This new com­mu­ni­ty streng­t­hens the exis­ting coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween IDSA and the Plat­form Indus­trie 4.0 as two com­pe­tence fiel­ds are com­bi­ned: The Platform’s know-how in Indus­trie 4.0 and IDSA‘s expe­ri­en­ces in data sharing eco­sys­tems and data sov­er­eig­n­ty. The IDS‑I com­mu­ni­ty was offi­cial­ly laun­ched at the Fraun­ho­fer IOSB in Karls­ru­he on May 26, 2020.

More than 60 par­ti­ci­pants from all over the world joi­ned the kick-off mee­ting. They pur­sued the objec­ti­ve to mir­ror the deman­ds for data sov­er­eig­n­ty in indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion with the cur­rent IDS con­cepts and tech­no­lo­gies and to dri­ve a road­map for future work wit­hin the IDS‑I Com­mu­ni­ty.

“The huge respon­se was impres­si­ve. Fur­ther­mo­re, the depth of the dis­cus­sion and the endu­ring inte­rest throughout the who­le mee­ting. This was a gre­at kick-start for a vital com­mu­ni­ty – I am loo­king for­ward to see IDS‑I flou­rish”

Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA.

Mis­si­on to enab­le design, set-up and ope­ra­ti­on

IDSA aims to gua­ran­tee data sov­er­eig­n­ty by an open, ven­dor-inde­pen­dent archi­tec­tu­re for a peer-to-peer net­work which pro­vi­des usa­ge con­trol of data from all domains. The IDS‑I is a fur­ther com­mu­ni­ty of the IDSA. It will map and adapt the IDS princi­ples and tech­no­lo­gies to the app­li­ca­ti­on domain of indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion. The­se important acti­vi­ties and even more are sta­ted in the IDS‑I mis­si­on state­ment, which was crea­ted during the Kick-Off Mee­ting.

The mis­si­on com­pri­ses the fol­lowing topics:

  1. To gather requi­re­ments on data sov­er­eig­n­ty incl. data sharing, data usa­ge moni­to­ring and con­trol as well as data pro­ven­an­ce tracking by means of repre­sen­ta­ti­ve use case spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons.
  2. To map the­se requi­re­ments sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly to the stan­dards, capa­bi­li­ties and recom­men­ded tech­no­lo­gies of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) and the Plat­form Indus­trie 4.0 (PI4.0).
  3. To deri­ve pro­files of IDSA/PI4.0 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons that sup­port the requi­re­ments in indus­tri­al busi­ness eco-sys­tems on the basis of stan­dards and by means of com­mon gover­nan­ce models.
  4. To vali­da­te and demons­tra­te the app­li­ca­bi­li­ty of the­se spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons by means of refe­rence test­beds, e.g. the IIC Test­bed Smart Fac­to­ry Web, and/or GAIA‑X use cases.
  5. To con­tri­bu­te to the out­re­ach of the IDS archi­tec­tu­re and spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons to the com­mu­ni­ty of indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion and smart manu­fac­tu­ring.

The mis­si­on of the IDS-Indus­tri­al Com­mu­ni­ty is to enab­le the design, set-up and ope­ra­ti­on of Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces tailo­red to the needs of the app­li­ca­ti­on domain of indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion respec­tively smart manu­fac­tu­ring.

“The widespread adop­ti­on of the IDS‑I mis­si­on state­ment repres­ents the broad and deman­ding spec­trum of expec­ta­ti­ons by the IDS‑I par­ti­ci­pants. The pro­found exper­ti­se and input of the par­ti­ci­pants will ensu­re that the value pro­po­si­ti­on of IDS will be made visi­ble for the indus­tri­al com­mu­ni­ty, howe­ver, inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty with Indus­trie 4.0 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons will remain a key suc­cess fac­tor.”

Dr.-Ing. Tho­mas Uslän­der, Head of Depart­ment Infor­ma­ti­on Manage­ment and Pro­duc­tion Con­trol at Fraun­ho­fer IOSB

Streng­t­he­ning the coope­ra­ti­on

The IDS‑I Com­mu­ni­ty will streng­t­hen the link bet­ween IDSA and the Plat­form Indus­trie 4.0 as well as the Indus­tri­al Inter­net Con­sor­ti­um and for­mal liai­son part­ners in the indus­tri­al sec­tor, such as the Robot Revo­lu­ti­on Initia­ti­ve, the Indus­tri­al Value Chain Initia­ti­ve, the Data Tra­ding Alli­an­ce and the OPC-Foun­da­ti­on.

Andre­as Teu­scher, Chief Infor­ma­ti­on Secu­ri­ty Offi­cer at SICK AG, and Dr.-Ing. Tho­mas Uslän­der, Head of Infor­ma­ti­on Manage­ment and Con­trol Tech­no­lo­gy at Fraun­ho­fer IOSB, are the elec­ted co-chairs of the IDS‑I Com­mu­ni­ty.

“With this com­mu­ni­ty the indus­try gets the oppor­tu­ni­ty to exchan­ge ide­as on exis­ting con­cepts and to deve­lop new ones tailo­red to their needs. I invi­te ever­yo­ne to par­ti­ci­pa­te and make IDS-based solu­ti­ons app­li­ca­ble.”

Andre­as Teu­scher, Chief Infor­ma­ti­on Secu­ri­ty Offi­cer at SICK AG

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