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Members of the TM Forum, Airports Council International, Digital Twin Consortium, and Smart Cities Council are collaborating to align open models and APIs that enable semantic interoperability within a sustainable, event-driven Airport ecosystem. The model is also being applied to smart city initiatives to solve interoperability challenges within highly distributed, heterogeneous information systems.



Open Digital Architecture

TM Forum is an association of member companies, which include 10 of the world’s top 10 network and communications providers and stretch across 180 countries. Its members tap into each other’s collective experiences and abilities to collaboratively solve complex industry-wide challenges, deploy new services, and create technology breakthroughs to accelerate change.

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System Interoperability Framework

Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances digital twin technology in many industries, from aerospace to natural resources. Digital Twin Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG).



Airport Semantic Model

Airports Council International (ACI) has over 600 members operating nearly 2,000 airports globally. The ACI Airport Community Recommended Information Services (ACRIS) Working Group is focused on providing Business-to-Business (B2B) integration solutions for cross-company processes within the global aviation industry.

The ACRIS Semantic Model comprises Airport domain concepts represented by business terms and the relationships between these terms. The model enables semantic interoperability in the Airport ecosystem by minimizing semantic heterogeneity. The ACRIS Semantic Model has been adopted by several European international airports including Heathrow Airport, as well as SFO and Orlando in the U.S.

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Sustainability Framework

The longest-running global smart cities ecosystem, the Smart Cities Council,  was founded in 2012. The Council envisions a world where innovation, technology and data leverage smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. The Smart Cities Council serves as an objective and neutral network for sharing knowledge. As of 2022, the Council has produced eight Smart Cities Weeks, five Readiness Challenges with over 30 winners and 80 Readiness Workshops serving over 50 cities with a total population of half billion. The Council has collected data on over 600 projects through the Readiness Challenge and offer a project platform called Activator.

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