Example 5: Using the Reference Model to drive implementations of common services (WP4 practices)
Using a number of examples, we have shown that by using the Reference Model, a ESFRI ENV RI could benefit from:
- A set of ready-to-use terminology with a publicly-accessible reference base, which can be used to describe requirements and architectural features of an infrastructure, and serve as a common language in communication materials; in particular, with an external community without any specific knowledge of the scientific domain being addressed.
- A uniform framework with well-defined subsystems of components specified from different complementary viewpoints (Science, Information and Computation), which promotes structural thinking in constructions of system architectures, and can be used as a research tool for comparison and analysis of heterogeneous infrastructures.
- A knowledge base capturing existing requirements and state-of-the-art design experiences. The information provided can be referred to in various system analysis tasks, to guide design and implementation activities, and to drive the development of common services.
When future resources become available, we will conduct more investigations, including:
- We will assist our users to get hand on the Reference Model and exploit new ways of using it.
- We will assist the development of the common services.
- We will use the Reference Model to bridge ESFRI ENV RIs with external communities (such as, RDA), projects (such as, GEOSS, DataOne, EUDAT and EGI), and standards (such as, INSPIRE, OGC, and the Digital Library Reference Model). These will provide ESFRI ENV RIs an overview of related technologies, and possible solutions for the integrations.
- We also have a plan to experiment with the Reference Model as a guide to train the next generation data scientists.
- ENVRI Reference Model: an Overview. [.ppt]
- Main Processes of the ENVRI Reference Model – Corresponding Viewpoint [.ppt]