Mandate for PCA Industry Information Semantic Architecture Special Interest Group


  • Develop architecture
    • At logical level, with examples of possible implementation architectures
    • Including information access and governance
  • Communicate how ISO15926 and other standards are being used and interlinked
  • Ensure industry relevance


  • Define a ”work process vs. Information Technology Architecture and Information Management Architecture” matrix
    • Spanning Engineering, Production, Operation and Maintenance.
    • Align relevant semantic technologies, models and standards
  • Design architecture supporting use cases:
    • Initially these two usecases: Handover from EPC to owner /operators. and remove / replace operation
    • Subsequently: Application interfacing, to the execution environment
    • Include relevant standards artifacts as part of architecture,
  • Provide documentation
    • Deliver as an update to OLF Reference Architecture for IO G2
  • Provide demonstrator
    • Architecturally relevant demonstrations
    • Provide a small representative model supporting use cases
    • Focus on what is practical, implementable and result-oriented


  • Key parties in the industry
    • Owner/Operators (e.g. Statoil, Woodside, NWU, Total)
    • EPC companies (e.g. Bechtel, Aker Solutions)
    • Standards representatives (e.g. PCA/ISO15926, Open O&M/MIMOSA)
    • Software vendors (e.g. IBM, Bentley, Aveva)
    • System Integrators, Analyst, Consultancies (e.g. IBM, Computas, DNV, Assetricity)
    • Educational institutions (e.g University of Oslo, University of South Australia)
    • Industry associations (e.g OLF)
  • Composition across organization categories
  • Composition across geography
  • Organize in
    • Core Team
    • Extended team
  • Align with Open O&M Operation and Maintenance SIG,
    • ref Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia (DISCUSS)
  • PCA’s staff handles administrative tasks.
  • Reporting to the PCA GM

Way of working

  • Work program to be provided
  • Work format
    • Full team (core team and extended team) meet two times per year
      • At least one face to face in conjunction with other major conference
    • Core team meet more frequently
      • and ahead of full team meetings
    • Ad-hoc working groups/projects may be established when needed
    • Collaboration through virtual and appropriate tools,
      • PCA WIKI
  • Governance
    • Comply with PCA and member general policies and practices, including Intellectual Property policies


The SIG will run until it is terminated as agreed by the Board

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