Starting as just an interest group on the internet, the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) initiative came to professional life with support of EIT ICT Labs and its innovation area Cyber-Physical Systems. Together they worked with other carrier projects to promote an open standard for interoperability in engineering environments. The OSLC initiative is now a member section under the roof of OASIS, as explained in its press release.
It was the OSLC initiative together with the engineering section within Cyber-Physical Systems’ innovation area that selected the specifications of the OSLC Community. EIT ICT Labs made the transition happen by recruiting founding members, defining roles of procedures for the member section and coordinate activities between the Cyber-Physical Systems’ innovation area and the carrier projects.
“Germany is a pioneer in the field of Cyber-physical systems building on its traditional strength in Embedded Systems and related industrial application areas”, states Dr. Udo Bub, Managing Director of EIT ICT Labs Germany GmbH. “We congratulate OASIS with this successful consolidation. It is a milestone that proves the power of innovation in Germany.”
Cyber-physical systems enable the physical world to merge with the virtual world. They enable software applications to directly interact with events, for example to measure and react to changes in blood pressure or peaks in energy consumption. Future cyber-physical systems will contribute to safety, efficiency, comfort and human health, and help solving key societal challenges.
As existing OSLC specifications will transit to the OASIS standards track, development work will continue at open-services.net. Participation in the OSLC community will remain free of charge.
is a non-profit, international consortium that drives the development,
convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.
OASIS - representing over 600 organizations in 100 countries - promotes
industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for software development,
Cloud, M2M and security, among others.
For more information on Cyber-Physical Systems at EIT ICT Labs, visit www.eitictlabs.eu/innovation-areas/cyber-physical-systems.
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