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A Novel Data Standards Platform using ISO Core Components Technical Specification



Nenad Ivezic, Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Elena Jelisic, Hakju Oh, Simon P. Frechette, Vijay Srinivasan


It is generally observed in inter-organizational communication that present-day data exchange standards are too costly and too complex to develop and use. These problems in data exchange are felt keenly by manufacturing industry with its vast supply chains. In addressing these challenges, a successful attempt was recently made that involves two major developments. The first is the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS), which is an ISO-approved meta-model standard for data exchange standards; CCTS introduces common data types, uniform structure of data models, and data usage semantics. The second is a novel open-source soft-ware tool called Score. Score was developed by NIST researchers as a platform to take advantage of the CCTS for data ex-change standards development. This paper describes the challenges with the traditional data exchange standards, introduces CCTS, and describes the current status of the open source Score platform and Score-enabled industry interactions.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IDETC/CIE Conference
Conference Dates
August 17-20, 2021
Conference Location
Online, MD, US
Conference Title
International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC-CIE 2021)


data exchange, standards, engineering, platform, manufac-turing, supply chain


Ivezic, N. , Kulvatunyou, B. , Jelisic, E. , Oh, H. , Frechette, S. and Srinivasan, V. (2021), A Novel Data Standards Platform using ISO Core Components Technical Specification, Proceedings of the IDETC/CIE Conference, Online, MD, US, [online], (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 1, 2021, Updated December 25, 2022