BDVA’s position paper on “Data Sharing Spaces and Interoperability”!

22/02/24

BDVA is glad to announce the publication of its position paper on “Data Sharing Spaces and Interoperability”. The paper collects inputs and provides insights on how to achieve interoperability in and between data spaces, focused on the importance...

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BDVA is glad to announce the publication of its position paper on “Data Sharing Spaces and Interoperability”.

The paper collects inputs and provides insights on how to achieve interoperability in and between data spaces, focused on the importance of metadata as the way to represent the constraints and permissions associated with data. The document highlights the importance of metadata interoperability, describing its main principles and providing information about the state of the art, achievements and existing gaps. This study is complemented with an analysis of available standards,  and ultimately provides guidance on how to achieve interoperability solutions for the realisation of a functioning and frictionless European-governance data sharing space.

More specifically, the paper:

  • describes a value perspective of interoperability using the wheel (data, governance, people, organisations and technology) described in the BDVA discussion paper on data sharing spaces
  • provides a technical perspective of interoperability addressing the facets (transport,
  • syntactic, semantic, behavioural, policy) described in ISO/IEC 19941
  • elaborates on ecosystem and lifecycle perspectives addressing the various agreement models to reach interoperability
  • provides examples of interoperability solutions, and explains the integration of existing ones
  • provides practical guidelines to achieve meta-data interoperability and recommendations on a possible roadmap

This paper is the result of cooperative work by a group of Big Data Value Association members part of the Task Force on Data Spaces and Task Force on Standards and representatives from collaboration partners.

Explore the publication here!