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Digital Twin Consortium launches system interoperability framework

by Sion Geschwindt
Digital Twin Consortium launches system interoperability framework

Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) has launched its Digital Twin System Interoperability Framework.

The framework characterises the multiple facets of system interoperability based on seven key concepts to create complex systems that interoperate at scale and seamlessly with other systems.

The seven key concepts of the DTC Digital Twin System Interoperability Framework are:

  • System-Centric Design – enables collaboration across and within disciplines—mechanical, electronic, and software—creating systems of systems within a domain and across multiple domains.
  • Model-Based Approach – with millions and billions of interconnections implemented daily, designers can codify, standardize, identify, and reuse models in various use cases in the field.
  • Holistic Information Flow – facilitates an understanding of the real world for optimal decision-making, where the “world” can be a building, utility, city, country, or other dynamic environment.
  • State-Based Interactions – the state of an entity (system) encompasses all the entity’s static and dynamic attribute values at a point in time.
  • Federated Repositories – optimal decision-making requires accessing and correlating distributed, heterogeneous information across multiple dimensions of a digital twin, spanning time and lifecycle.
  • Actionable Information – ensures that information exchanged between constituent systems enables effective action.
  • Scalable Mechanisms – ensures interoperability mechanism(s) are inherently scalable from the simplest interoperation of two systems to the interoperability of a dynamic coalition of distributed, autonomous, and heterogeneous systems within a complex and global ecosystem.

Digital Twin Consortium coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology.

It is part of the Object Management Group (OMG), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium.

The full paper can be downloaded here.

Image credit: Wright Studio/Shutterstock

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