Industry Specification Group (ISG) cross cutting Context Information Management (CIM)

From the digitizing of industrial processes to creating smart services for citizens, it is essential to accurately record data together with its context information (space, time, relations) and to transfer these without misinterpretation to other systems. Single-purpose solutions work well within a known context but are not suitable for multi-system interoperability.

The mission of ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on cross-cutting Context Information Management (ISG CIM) is to make it easier for end-users, information systems, data spaces, IoT platforms and 3rd-party applications to exchange information – with proper formal definitions, between vertical applications – so that these applications get the original meaning.

Our aim is to enable interoperable software implementations for Context Information Management. It is about bridging the gap between abstract standards and concrete implementations, for use cases related to Cities and Territories, but also to Water and Energy, Agrifood,  Industry and Manufacturing.

Our Application Programming Interface Specification/API, named NGSI-LD, aims to enable applications to discover, access, update and manage data and context information from many different sources making it the interface of choice for getting access to Digital Twins data and managing their capabilities.

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