AIS-AIMSG/3-SN No. 6
LEGEND: IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (See SEVOCAB)
ISO: International Organization for Standardization (ISO Concept Database:
ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993. Information technology – Vocabulary – Part 1: Fundamentals
NCOIC: Network Centric Operating Industry Consortium (Involves DoD, industry, others)
SEVOVAB: Software and Systems Engineering Vocabulary (A project of the IEEE Computer Society and
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC7, SEVOCAB includes definitions from international standards. Online:
Source Term/Definition for Amendment 37 Remarks
A representation of aeronautical facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for
Annex 15 communication, interpretation or processing. ACCEPTED
Roadmap Same as Annex 15.
As of 3rd Meeting of
the Ad-hoc Group Accepts the Annex 15 definition
Annex 15 Information resulting from the assembly, analysis and formatting of aeronautical data.
Roadmap Same as Annex 15.
Further study required to
accept and determine
need for a clarification
As of 3rd Meeting of note. Recommend
the Ad-hoc Group Information resulting from the assembly, analysis and processing of aeronautical data. adoption as is.
Aeronautical information management (AIM).
Annex 15 None
The dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information services — safely, economically and
efficiently — through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data in
Roadmap collaboration with all parties.
Rejected in favor of
retaining the definition in
The management of resources and processes for the timely collection, integration, exchange and delivery the Roadmap with a
of accredited, quality-assured aeronautical information and data necessary for the safe, efficient, and minor revision as noted
Offered for 3rd Meeting economic operation of the ATM system. below.
The dynamic, integrated management of aeronautical information services — safely, economically and Retain the definition in
As of 3rd Meeting of efficiently — through the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital aeronautical data and the Roadmap with a
the Ad-hoc Group information. minor revision.
This Roadmap and 3rd Meeting definitions state in part: management of... services "safely, etc." The
purpose is not to have "safe services." An alternative could be: The dynamic, integrated management of
aeronautical information services to ensure the provision and exchange of quality-assured digital
aeronautical data and information necessary for the safe, economic and efficient operation of the ATM
Recommendation system. Recommended
Aeronautical information provided in the form of the elements of the Integrated Aeronautical Information
Package (except NOTAM and PIB), including aeronautical charts, or in the form of suitable electronic
Annex 15 media.
As of 3rd Meeting of Aeronautical information provided in the form of the elements of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Further discussion
the Ad-hoc Group Package including aeronautical charts, or in the form of suitable electronic media. needed
Paper products will be
The definition needs to allow for paper/physical products: Aeronautical information provided in the form of needed before and after
the elements of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, including aeronautical charts the transition to
Recommendation conforming to specification for paper/physical products, or in the form of suitable electronic media. automated provision.
Annex 15 None
A representation of fact, concept, or instruction represented in a formalized form suitable for
As of 3rd Meeting of communication, interpretation or processing either by human and/or by automated systems. Note.
the Ad-hoc Group — This is the lowest level of abstraction, compared to information and knowledge." ACCEPTED
Representation of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner suitable for communication,
ISO interpretation or processing by human or automatic means. (ISO 1213-1:1993. Entry No. 11.1.12)
A reinterpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication,
ISO/IEC interpretation, or processing. (ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993. Entry No. 01.01.02)
A collection of facts in an information system from which conclusions may be drawn and shared in basic
NCOIC form. (NCOIC Lexicon Version 2.0, July 2008)
(1) a representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a manner suitable for communication,
interpretation, or processing by humans or by automatic means (ISO/IEC 24765:2009 Systems and
software engineering vocabulary) (2) collection of values assigned to base measures, derived measures
and/or indicators (ISO/IEC 25000:2005 Software Engineering -- Software product Quality Requirements
and Evaluation (SQuaRE) -- Guide to SQuaRE, 4.9) (ISO/IEC 15939:2007 Systems and software
engineering--Measurement process, 3.4) (3) the representation forms of information dealt with by
information systems and users thereof (ISO/IEC 10746-2:1996 Information technology -- Open
Distributed Processing -- Reference Model: Foundations, 3.2.6) (4) a reinterpretable representation of
information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or communication, or
processing. (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--Vocabulary--Part 1: Fundamental terms,
SEVOVAB 01.01.02) See Also: data type
The term data means groups of information that represent the qualitative or quantitative attributes of a
variable or set of variables. Data (plural of datum, which is seldom used) are typically the results of
measurements and can be the basis of graphs, images, or observations of a set of variables. Data are
often viewed as the lowest level of abstraction from which information and knowledge are derived. Raw
data refers to a collection of numbers, characters, images or other outputs from devices that collect
Dictionary/online information to convert physical quantities into symbols that are unprocessed. (Wikipedia)
One or more files of data so structured that appropriate applications may draw from the files and update
them. Note. —
This primarily refers to data stored electronically and accessed by computer rather than in files of
Annex 15 physical records.
A usually large collection of data stored in structured digital format so that appropriate applications may
quickly retrieve and update it.
Roadmap Note. — This primarily refers to digital data (accessed by computers) rather than files of physical records.
Suggested that ISO &
IEEE definitions be
consulted (as provided
A collection of data stored in structured digital format so that appropriate applications may retrieve and below) prior to further
update it. discussion. Recommend
Draft from 3rd Meeting Note. — This primarily refers to digital data (accessed by computers) rather than files of physical records. adoption.
Collection of data objects stored together, in electronic form, according to one schema and made
ISO accessible by computer. (ISO 690-2:1997 Entry No. 3.5)
A collection of data organized according to a conceptual structure describing the characteristics of these
data and the relationships among their corresponding entities, supporting one or more application areas.
ISO/IEC (ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993 Entry No 01.08.05)
An organized body of related information resident in an information system. (NCOIC Lexicon Version 2.0,
NCOIC July 2008)
(1) a collection of interrelated data stored together in one or more computerized files (ISO/IEC
24765:2009 Systems and software engineering vocabulary) (2) a collection of data organized according
to a conceptual structure describing the characteristics of the data and the relationships among their
corresponding entities, supporting one or more application areas (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information
technology--Vocabulary--Part 1: Fundamental terms, 01.08.05) (3) collection of data describing a specific
target area that is used and updated by one or more applications (ISO/IEC 29881:2008 Information
technology--Software and systems engineering--FiSMA 1.1 functional size measurement method, A.5)
SEVOVAB Syn: data base
One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and
query the data. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, each of which contains
Dictionary/online the same set of fields where each field is a certain fixed width. (Free Online Dictionary of Computing)
Annex 15 None
No consensus as to a
definition or if the term is
actually required or
The management of resources and processes for the development and execution of the architectures, research of the ISO
policies, practices and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle throughout the collection, definition and continue
validation, integration, storage, protection, exchange and delivery of accredited, quality-assured and discussion. Recommend
Draft from 3rd Meeting timely data. adoption.
(1) In a data processing system, the functions that provide access to data, performs or monitors the
storage of data, and controls input-output operations. (ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993 Entry No 01.08.02) (2) the
activities of defining, creating, storing, maintaining and providing access to data and associated
ISO/IEC processes in one or more information systems. (ISO/IEC TR 10032:2003 Entry No. 2.26)
(1) in a data processing system, the functions that provide access to data, perform or monitor the storage
of data, and control input-output operations. (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--Vocabulary--
Part 1: Fundamental terms, 01.08.02) (2) the disciplined processes and systems that plan for, acquire,
and provide stewardship for business and technical data, consistent with data requirements, throughout
SEVOVAB the data lifecycle (ISO/IEC 24765:2009 Systems and software engineering vocabulary)
The official definition provided by DAMA or Boucher: "Data Resource Management is the development
and execution of architectures, policies, practices and procedures that properly manage the full data
lifecycle needs of an enterprise.‖ This definition is fairly broad and encompasses a number of professions
which may not have direct technical contact with lower-level aspects of data management, such as
relational database management. Alternatively, the definition provided in the DAMA Data Management
Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) is: "Data management is the development, execution and
supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value
Dictionary/online of data and information assets. (Wikipedia)
Annex 15 Identifiable collection of data (ISO 19101*) ACCEPTED
Roadmap Identifiable collection of related digital data.
Draft from 3rd Meeting Accepted current definition in Annex 15.
ISO/IEC Named collection of data structures for interoperability (ISO/IEC 24727-1:2007 Entry No 3.7)
Only a related definition: data structure-centered design. (1) a software design technique in which the
architecture of a system is derived from analysis of the structure of the data sets with which the system
must deal (ISO/IEC 24765:2009 Systems and software engineering vocabulary) See Also: input-process-
output, modular decomposition, object-oriented design, rapid prototyping, stepwise refinement, structure
SEVOVAB clash, structured design, transaction analysis, transform analysis
1) A data file or collection of interrelated data. The term is used in the mainframe community, whereas file
is used almost everywhere else. (2) A modem in AT&T terminology. (The Free Dictionary by Farlex
Dictionary/online reference taken from the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.)
Annex 15 None
Roadmap Involving or relating to the use of computer technology or digital communications.
however need to review
ISO. IEEE, etc
A description of data as a sequence of discrete values stored or transmitted in automation and definitions (as provided
Draft from 3rd Meeting communication systems. below). Recommend this.
Pertaining to data that consist of digits as well as to processes and functional units that use those data.
ISO/IEC ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993 Entry No 01.02.04
(1) pertaining to data that consists of digits as well as to processes and functional units that use the data
SEVOVAB (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--Vocabulary--Part 1: Fundamental terms, 01.02.04)
A description of data which is stored or transmitted as a sequence of discrete symbols from a finite set,
most commonly this means binary data represented using electronic or electromagnetic signals. (Free
Dictionary/online Online Dictionary of Computing)
Digital Aeronautical Data.
Annex 15 None
No consensus on whether to include or discard the definition recommended to the group: Aeronautical Not required.
Draft from 3rd Meeting data formatted in a manner suitable for transmission and interpretation by automated systems. Recommend delete.
NCOIC No related term.
SEVOVAB No related term.
No term. Related term - digital data. Data in digital form. All data in the computer is in digital form.
Dictionary/online Contrast with analog data. (Computer Desktop Encyclopedia)
Annex 15 None
however need to review
ISO. IEEE, etc
A fact, concept or instruction that is the result of the assembly, analysis and suitable formatting of data. definitions (as provided
Note- It is used by below). Recommend
Draft from 3rd Meeting humans for decision making. adoption.
ISO knowledge concerning such things as facts, concepts, objects, events, ideas (ISO 1087-2:2000 Entry no. 2.1)
〈information processing〉 knowledge concerning objects, such as facts, events, things, processes, or
ideas, including concepts, that within a certain context have a particular meaning (ISO/IEC 2382-
ISO/IEC 1:1993) Also: ISO/IEC 25012:2008 Entry No 4.10
Facts, data, or instructions in any medium or form. Also, the meaning that a human assigns to data by
means of the known conventions used in their representation in information systems or by externally, e.g.,
NCOIC cognitively, applied inference and socialization. (NCOIC Lexicon Version 2.0, July 2008)
(1) knowledge that is exchangeable amongst users about things, facts, concepts, and so on, in a universe
of discourse (ISO/IEC 10746-2:1996 Information technology -- Open Distributed Processing -- Reference
Model: Foundations, 3.2.5) (2) In information processing, knowledge concerning objects, such as facts,
events, things, processes, or ideas, including concepts, that within a certain context has a particular
meaning (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--Vocabulary--Part 1: Fundamental terms ,
01.01.01) Note: Although information will necessarily have a representation form to make it
SEVOVAB communicable, it is the interpretation of this representation (the meaning) that is relevant in the first place.
In general, raw data that (1) has been verified to be accurate and timely, (2) is specific and organized for
a purpose, (3) is presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance, and which (4) leads to
increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty. The value of information lies solely in its ability to
affect a behavior, decision, or outcome. A piece of information is considered valueless if, after receiving it,
things remain unchanged. For the technical meaning of information see information theory. (Business
Annex 15 None.
The processes defined to ensure the collection, utilization and transmission of quality data that are
Roadmap tailored to the needs of each component of the air traffic management system.
however need to review
ISO. IEEE, etc
definitions (as provided
The management of resources and processes for the timely collection, integration, exchange and delivery below). Recommend
Draft from 3rd Meeting of quality-assured data, information and services. adoption.
planning, control and exploitation of information (1) (1.1.3.08) sources within an institution (ISO 5127:2001 Entry
ISO No. 1.2.04)
(1) in an information processing system, the functions of controlling the acquisition, analysis, retention,
retrieval, and distribution of information (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--Vocabulary--Part
SEVOVAB 1: Fundamental terms, 01.08.01)
The planning, budgeting, control and exploitation of the information resources in an organisation. The
term encompasses both the information itself and the related aspects such as personnel, finance,
marketing, organisation and technologies and systems. Information Managers are responsible for the
coordination and integration of a wide range of information handling activities within the organisation.
These include the formulation of corporate information policy, design, evaluation and integration of
effective information systems and services, the exploitation of IT for competitive advantage and the
Dictionary/online integration of internal and external information and data. (Free Online Dictionary of Computing)
Annex 15 None.
The capacity for diverse systems and organizations to exchange information by transferring data and
requesting remote services in a manner that requires the client system to have little or no knowledge of
the unique characteristics of the server system. Note. —
This is usually achieved by common understanding of the semantics, the syntax and the protocols for the
Roadmap exchange of data.
Draft from 3rd Meeting Further discussion required and review of ISO, IEEE, etc. definitions (as provided below).
ICAO Manual on Air Within the ATM system, is the ability to transfer information or to effect a functionality across any presented at the 11th Air
Traffic Management discontinuity (perceived or otherwise), in order to enable operations, thereby eliminating the effect of the Navigation Conference
System Requirements discontinuity. (working paper 9)
SESAR The ability of one device or system to work with another.
The capability to communicate, execute programs, or transfer data among various functional units in a
manner that requires the user to have little or no knowledge of the unique characteristics of those units.
ISO/IEC ISO/IEC 2382-1 1993 Entry No 01.01.47
Ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort on the part of
the customer. Interoperability is made possible by the implementation of standards. (IEEE Standards
IEEE Glossary: http://www.ieee.org/education_careers/education/standards/standards_glossary.html)
(1) (NATO and DOD) The ability of systems, units, or forces to provide services to and accept services
from other systems, units, or forces and to use the services so exchanged to enable them to operate
effectively together. (2) (DOD only) The condition achieved among communications-electronics systems
or items of communications-electronics equipment when information or services can be exchanged
directly and satisfactorily between them and/or their users. The degree of interoperability and its
purpose(s) should be defined when referring to interoperability among specific sets of systems,
presumably interconnected with each other through a network. See also the LISI model. (NCOIC Lexicon
NCOIC Version 2.0, July 2008)
(1) the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information
that has been exchanged (ISO/IEC 24765:2009 Systems and software engineering vocabulary) (2) the
ability for two or more ORBs to cooperate to deliver requests to the proper object (ISO/IEC 19500-2:2003
Information technology -- Open Distributed Processing -- Part 2: General Inter-ORB Protocol
(GIOP)/Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP), 3.2.19) (3) the capability to communicate, execute programs,
and transfer data among various functional units in a manner that requires the user to have little or no
knowledge of the unique characteristics of those units. (ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology--
SEVOVAB Vocabulary--Part 1: Fundamental terms, 01.01.47) See Also: compatibility
(1) The ability of software and hardware on multiple machines from multiple vendors to communicate.
(Free Online Dictionary of Computing) (2) A property referring to the ability of diverse systems and
organizations to work together (inter-operate). (Wikipedia) (3) The capability of a product or system --
whose interfaces are fully disclosed -- to interact and function with other products or systems, present or
Dictionary/online yet to come, without any access or implementation restrictions. (Wikipedia)
Data about data (ISO 19115*). Note. —
Annex 15 Data that describes and documents data.
Roadmap A structured description of the content, quality, condition or other characteristics of data.
inclusion of the
Data about data (ISO 19115*). Note. — Roadmap definition as a
Draft from 3rd Meeting A structured description of the content, quality, condition or other characteristics of data. note.)
ISO Data that defines or describes other data (ISO 11179). Data about data (ISO 19115).
Data about data or data elements, possibly including their data descriptions, and data about data
ISO/IEC ownership, access paths, access rights and data volatility. (ISO/IEC 2382-17:1999 Entry No. 17.06.05)
1. Information describing the characteristics of data; data or information about data such as classification,
format, size and keywords. 2. Data that represents models, e.g., a UML model; a CORBA object model
NCOIC expressed in IDL or and a relational database schema expressed using CWM
Data about data. In data processing, metadata is definitional data that provides information about or
documentation of other data managed within an application or environment. (Free Online Dictionary of
System-wide information management (SWIM).
Annex 15 None
A service delivery management infrastructure for the digital exchange of information among the system
components of ATM to support interoperability and collaborative decision making on a system-wide basis.
(Reference Global ATM Concept Doc. 9854, paragraph 2.1.9 a) - services to be delivered by the ATM
service delivery management component will be established on an as-required basis subject to ATM
Initial draft system design. Once established, they will be provided on an on-request basis;)
needed although group
The system wide infrastructure services to facilitate the delivery of data and information across the ATM consensus on this
Draft from 3rd Meeting information domains. definition.
from EUROCONTROL The common and system wide infrastructure services to facilitate the delivery of shared data and
AIM information across the ATM information domains. Consider this as well.
The EUROCONTROL ATM Strategy 2000+ defined SWIM as: ―The 'horizontal' support process, whose
aim it is to establish the concepts and mechanisms which combine the forces of all suppliers of shared
ATM information so as to assemble the best possible integrated picture of the past, present and
(planned) future state of the ATM situation, as a basis for improved decision making by all ATM
stakeholders during their strategic, pre-tactical and tactical planning processes, including real-time
operations and post-flight activities.‖ The term SWIM has been interpreted differently over time by various
organisations. In the interest of clarity, in this document SWIM represents the overall concept that is
comprised of Information Management, and the SWIM Infrastructure. (18 EUROCONTROL Strategic
Guidance in Support of the Execution of the European ATM Master Plan, Annex C - ATM Information
EUROCONTROL Management – Glossary)
The ATM operational concept envisages the application of a system-wide information management
concept, where information management solutions will be defined at the overall system level, rather than
individually at each major subsystem (programme/project/process/function) and interface level, as has
ICAO Global Air happened in the past. (Appendix I, Paragraph 11.1) This goal will be achieved by integrating the
Traffic Management capabilities of all suppliers of ATM information in order to assemble and continuously maintain the best
Operational Concept possible integrated picture of the past, present and future (planned) state of the ATM situation. (Appendix
(Doc 9854) I, Paragraph 11.3, in part) Another thought.
A service-oriented environment for implementing and operating NAS software-based systems that
FAA enables information-sharing. (FAA SWIM Governance Policies July 27, 2009 Glossary)
Dictionary/online No specific definition.
definition Service (network function).
An implementation-independent reusable operational function that may be discovered as self-describing
interfaces, and invoked using open standard protocols across networks. Services can be combined and
orchestrated to produce composite services and operations processes, in accordance with predefined
policies, security and service level agreements. (Derived from the Glossary, FAA SWIM Governance
Policies July 27, 2009 with ―network function‖ added to differentiate from the definitions of the ATM
Recommended services.) Too complicated.
Annex 15 None
Draft from 3rd Meeting Not discussed due to time limitations.
ICAO Global Air
Traffic Management The function of information services deals with the exchange and management of information used by the
Operational Concept different processes and services. It will ensure the cohesion and linkage between the seven concept
(Doc 9854) components described above. (Chapter 2, Paragraph 2.9.1)
(1) Results generated by activities at the interface between a supplier and a customer and by supplier
internal activities to meet customer needs. (ISO 5127:2001 Entry 5.5.01) (2) A service comprises one or
more applications; a service is a defined flow (from the service provider) of information meant for either
ISO the general public or a special target group. (ISO/TS 18234-3:2006 Entry No. 3.2)
(1) A logical entity in the system that provides function(s) and interface(s) in support of one or more
applications. The distinction of a service from other objects is that end-user access to it is controlled by a
Service Gateway. (ISO/IEC 13818-6:1998 Entry No. 1.3.17) (2) Software program that provides
responses to requests from other software programs, which are frequently on other remotely connected
ISO/IEC computers. (ISO/IEC 19762-1:2008 Entry No. 01.01.79.) Begin with this.
A function, capability or behavior that is provided by a producer to a consumer. NAF V3 (NCOIC Lexicon
Version 2.0, July 2008) NOTE: See table of further definitions related to service at the end of this
(1) performance of activities, work, or duties associated with a product (ISO/IEC 12207:2008 Systems
and software engineering--Software life cycle processes, 4.40) (ISO/IEC 15939:2007 Systems and
SEVOVAB software engineering--Measurement process, 3.36) See Also: product, result, deliverable
(1) A service is a process that provides a specific system function and often an API. (WestNet Glossary)
(2) An application that provides information and/or functionality to other applications. Services are typically
non-human-interactive applications that run on servers and interact with applications via an interface. A
service may expose a synchronous, programmatic interface (i.e., an API), allowing it to be tightly-coupled
with a consumer, or use asynchronous, message-based communications (e.g., HTTP, XML, and SOAP)
to remain very loosely-coupled with consumers. Services are an essential part of distributed architecture
program design. (Microsoft.NET Glossary - Developer.com) Note: API = Application Program Interface.
Dictionary/online (Microsoft.NET Glossary - Developer.com)
NCOIC Further defintions related to "service."
Service A function, capability or behavior that is provided by a producer to a consumer. NAF V3
Service Choreography relates to describing externally observable interactions between services. One
could say that choreography is about multi-party collaboration.
E.g. WS-CDL is a language for describing multi-party contracts and is somewhat like an extension of
WSDL: WSDL describes web services interfaces, WS-CDL describes collaborations between web
Service Choreography services.
The service description is what is advertised to consumers on a fabric to make it discoverable. Each
logical service should have at least one canonical service description. The service description according
to for example OASIS is comprised of three logical parts:
Data Model: The logical expression of a set of information items associated with the
consumption of a service or services;
Policy: Assertions and obligations that service consumers and/or providers must adhere to or
Contract (and/or offer thereof): the syntactic, semantic and logical constraints governing on
Service Description the use of a service.
The Service Interface provides an entry point that consumers use to access the functionality exposed by
a service. The Service Interface is usually network addressable, meaning that it is capable of being
accessed by the consumer over some sort of communication network.
The service interface implements the contract between the consumer and provider. This contract allows
them to exchange information even if they are on different systems. The service interface is responsible
for all of the implementation details needed to perform this communication. Such details include but are
not limited to Network protocol.
Service Interface Service level agreements
An SLA sets the expectations between the consumer and provider. It helps define the relationship
between the two parties. It is the corner stone of how the service provider sets and maintains
commitments to the service consumer. A good SLA addresses five key aspects:
What the provider is promising
How the provider will deliver on those promises.
Who will measure delivery, and how.
Service Level What happens if the provider fails to deliver as promised?
Agreement How the SLA will change over time.
Service Orchestration relates to the execution of specific business processes. One could say that
orchestration is about executable processes.
Service Orchestration E.g. WS-BPEL is a language for defining processes that can be executed on an orchestration engine.
Service-orientation has emerged as a distinct design paradigm that, when applied, fosters the creation of
service-oriented automation logic in the form of services. The service-orientation paradigm is comprised
of a set of common design principles that realize specific design characteristics in support of the strategic
Like previous design paradigms, service-orientation provides a distinct means of achieving a separation
of concerns (SoC). This theory is based on the notion that it is beneficial to break down a large problem
Service Orientation into a series of individual concerns. Service Orientation has a perspective of a provider and a consumer.
Service Oriented Service Oriented Architecture is a type of architecture that is loosely coupled and offer services to support
Architecture the requirements of business processes and users.
Source New Terms/Definitions for Amendment 38 Remarks
Proposed A degree of assurance that a value of a data item meets its required data quality characteristics.
This definition may not be required since its meaning is understood in existing Annex 15 definitions and
SARPS, including: (1) Data quality. A degree or level of confidence that the data provided meets the
requirements of the data user in terms of accuracy, resolution and integrity. (2) Annex 15, paragraph
3.2.6: The order of accuracy for aeronautical data, based upon a 95 per cent confidence level, shall be as
Annex 15 specified in Annex 11, Chapter 2, and Annex 14, Volumes I and II, Chapter 2
Proposed Safety Management.
Coordinated activities to direct and control an organization with regard to safety.
The following existing definition in the ICAO Lexicon should be sufficient: Safety management system.
A systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures,
ICAO Lexicon accountabilities, policies and procedures.
A rule-based validation language used to describe business logic and rules for data models described
This programming language definition may not be appropriate for Annex 15 but could be used in
This definition is in line with the Wikipedia entry: In markup languages, Schematron is a rule-based
validation language for making assertions about the presence or absence of patterns in XML trees. It is a
Wikipedia structural schema language expressed in XML using a small number of elements and XPath
Proposed Security Management.
Coordinated activities to direct and control an organization with regard to security.
There is an existing ICAO definition in the Lexicon: Security management. An ATN systems
ICAO Lexicon management facility for access control, authentication and data integrity.
Harmonization of the definitions would be required. Additionally, this should be considered if ICAO
develops a formal definition for the ―security management system.‖
The purpose of security management is to support the application of security policies by means of
European ATM functions which include the creation, deletion and control of security services and mechanisms, the
definition: distribution of security-relevant information and the reporting of security-related events.
Security Management is a broad field of management related to asset management, physical security
and human resource safety functions. It entails the identification of an organization's information assets
and the development, documentation and implementation of policies, standards, procedures and
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