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MSID Highlights 3_01_10

March 2010 Highlight
Manufacturing Systems Integration Division (MSID) Successfully Hosts the 5th Annual Interoperability Summit, March 15-19, 2010

The NIST hosted Interoperability Summit provides a venue for professionals from different disciplines to compare issues and share solutions to manufacturing interoperability problems within their domains. The Summit meetings hosted at the NIST Gaithersburg campus included the 2010 Product Data Exchange using STEP (PDES), Inc. and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Spring Off-site, the Ontology Summit, and the 2D and 3D Content Representation Analysis and Retrieval and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Workshop.

The PDES, Inc. and TAC Spring Off-site, held from March 15th to the 19th brought leading manufacturers, national governmental agencies, software vendors, and research organizations together to collaborate in support of the Digital Enterprise through the development and implementation of information standards to support Model-based Engineering (MBE), Model-based Manufacturing (MBM), and Model-based Sustainment (MBS).

The Ontology Summit, held from March 15th to the 16th, explored strategies to address the need to produce the next generation of competently trained professional Ontologist to meet the increasing need of ontology expertise in governments and scientific and industrial organizations. For more information please visit

The 2D and 3D Workshop, held on March 15th, brought professionals from the various scientific research communities together to present their recent research on bioimaging, image processing and analysis, shape metrology and analysis, metadata and ontology, service-oriented architecture and interoperability tools, benchmarks and evaluation methodologies. For more information please visit

POC: Tina Lee, 301-975-3550
Category: Technology Transfer

Created May 13, 2010, Updated September 21, 2016