UBITECH has managed to earn the respect of several world-leading organizations through its participation and strong involvement in European, as well as worldwide standardization efforts and initiatives. Our participation in the Technical Committees of a set of standardization efforts has provided us with the opportunity of disseminating our technological know-how and at the same time acquire significant experience and knowledge in specific scientific fields and technological areas.
Collaborating closely with international technology providers and reputable research institutes, UBITECH gains significant insights with regard to the adoption roadmap of new technologies, concepts and standards from the industry, gaining significant competitive advantage in providing breakthrough solutions and technology transfer services for vertical markets. Strongly participating in standardization activities, UBITECH has the opportunity to influence future technological developments, addressing industry needs and requirements.
UBITECH participates at the ISO/TC 307 body (https://www.iso.org/committee/6266604.html) which focuses on the standardization of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. ISO/TC 307, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Technical Committee, has been set up to meet the growing need for standardization in this area by providing internationally agreed ways of working with it to improve security, privacy and facilitate worldwide use of the technology through better interoperability. Target working groups include: (i) ISO/TC 307/JWG 4 on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies and IT Security techniques, (ii) ISO/TC 307/WG 2 on Security, Privacy and Identity Management, and (iii) ISO/TC 307/WG 3 on Smart Contracts and their applications. Particular focus is given on activities on trust anchors for DLT-based Identity Management where UBITECH’s Digital Security and Trusted Computing Research Group is contributing on the definition of trust models and the use of decentralized Roots-of-Trust towards enhanced operational assurance (in DLT-based technologies) and trustworthy on- and off-chain data management schemes.
DIN SPEC 91337
UBITECH has chaired and led the DIN SPEC 91337 technical committee, organized and supported by DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung), i.e. the German Institute for Standardization, that has finally created and published a global standard for managing and controlling the life cycle of an application that is executed in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud provider. The DIN SPEC 91337 is intended to provide a standardized definition of the programming interfaces of the core services offered to service users by PaaS providers, thus maximizing the interoperability of Platform-as-a-Service-Solutions on the one hand and services and tools from third party vendors on the other hand. If adopted by the industry, the DIN SPEC 91337 could be the basis of a new, open and independent Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem. The standard and publishable materials is provided in English and targeting international users. The package comes in two parts: 1. Normative and 2. Informative. Normative part is a written document of 24-30 pages, while the Informative part is the downloadable zip file including standardized APIs. The DIN SPEC brochure can be found here.
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OASIS CAMP Technical Committee
Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas, the R&D Director of UBITECH, is a Member of Technical Committee of OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platforms (Schema CAMP) led by Oracle and Red Hat for the formulation, creation and standardization a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service Management API. Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas has also contributed in the CAMP Schema specification (02-2014). The OASIS CAMP TC advances an interoperable protocol that cloud implementers can use to package and deploy their applications. CAMP defines interfaces for self-service provisioning, monitoring, and control. UBITECH R&D teams foresees to become the one of first companies to develop a reference implementation of the forthcoming CAMP standard recommendation.
ISA ADMS Working Group
UBITECH participates in the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) Working Group of Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme of European Commission. ADMS has proposed and documented a vocabulary to describe interoperability assets making it possible for ICT developers to explore and search for interoperability assets. ADMS allows public administrations, businesses, standardization bodies and academia to describe semantic assets in a common way so that they can be seamlessly cross-queried and exchanged. UBITECH R&D team has contributed a set of semantic assets in ADMS by developing and providing the ADMS XML files of the sixteen (16) Civil Status XML Schemas, which digitize the standardized hardcopy forms (e.g. birth certificates, marriage) of UBITECH customer ICCS-CIEC.
ETSI Industry Specification Group AFI
Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas, the R&D Director of UBITECH, has strongly participated in the formulation and creation of the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Recommendation “Autonomic network engineering for the self-managing Future Internet (AFI)”, ETSI GS AFI 001 (06-2011) and 002 (04-2013). The activities of this group specification has led to the standardization and documentation of a reference model and autonomic network architecture for the self-management of Future Internet. UBITECH R&D team has also proceeded with the development of a reference implementation of this standard recommendation.