Requirements, specifications and piloting of interoperable ecosystem cluster management (22.RP3.0120)

This project will contribute to the development of effective digitalisation data ecosystems by developing and implementing standards-based interoperable interfaces at cross-organisational level, i.e., across value chains or clusters of organisations. A use-case driven methodology will lead to a demonstratable pilot implementation which expands upon existing digital ecosystem architectures and information standards, in particular from the cybersecurity and system of systems management perspective. 

For example, Hydrogen Clusters such as the Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia (H2TCA) established by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) can be conceptualized as a series of interdependent business and energy ecosystems.  As we move towards a digitally transformed future, there must be corresponding industrial digital ecosystems, which twin the production processes in the value chain and the physical Systems of Systems which execute them, as well as the asset lifecycle management processes that are needed to engineer, design, build, operate, maintain, and decommission them. Standards based interoperability based on the Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE) and ISO 18101 is the most practical way to accomplish this without supplier specific constraints.  The OIIE is defined by a set of publicly available, supplier-/vendor-neutral standards and specifications that are maintained by MIMOSA in cooperation with other industry associations, and it is already being used to enable digital transformation and interoperability in FEnEx CRC Projects. This project aligns with and extends those projects, such as the Open Specification for Analytics Interoperability (20.RP3.0048). 

This project will focus on developing, extending, and validating OIIE Specifications and Standards for the purpose of facilitating ecosystem and cluster management, including both inter and intra-enterprise capabilities. The OIIE Specifications and Standards will be based on the requirements, at both the technological and organisational levels, gathered from multiple organisations, and sharable across multiple sectors in cross-cutting fashion.  All work will be validated in the OIIE OGI Pilot managed by MIMOSA and the OIIE Interoperability Lab at UniSA. 

Partners: MIMOSA, The University of South Australia

Project Researchers: Prof Markus Stumptner, Dr Georg Grossman, Dr Nina Evans, Dr Matt Selway

Duration: 1 year