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CORA (COmmon Reference Architecture) ESSnet final meeting presentation

CORA (COmmon Reference Architecture) ESSnet final meeting presentation
CORA was funded by Eurostat to start defining an architecture to improve software sharing

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    • CORA ESSNet final results
  • this material is distributed under the Creative Commons "Attribution - Share Alike – 3.0" licence, available at the following website http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    • short history
    • MSIS – 2008/2010: Task Force on Sharing Software, SAB, sessions on “Sharing Software”
    • 2009 Statistical work programme of the Commission : CORA definition
    • ITDG 2008: CORA announcement, countries involved: ch, dk, it, lv, nl, no, se
    • ITDG 2009: CORA presentation and start
    • CORA activities
      four meetings: Kick-off meeting in Luxembourg (October 2009) WPs Leader Meeting in Amsterdam (January 2010) Intermediate Meeting in Rome (March 2010)
      Final Meeting in Luxembourg (today): to present results to Eurostat and to other NSIs
    • WP2 state-of-the-art
      Architectures and software adopted by NSIs Questionnaire designed and distributed to 42 NSIs : response rate 79% - 33 of 42 Questionnaire and attached documents analysis: which dissemination level (no privacy statement) Several tools declared “shared” … usage level? Little usage of statistical business process model Set of requirements definition
    • WP2 state-of-the-art
      (del 2.1) Questionnaire (del 2.2) Requirements for Business Architecture from NSIs: BPM, strategy and tools shared/sharable (del. 2.3) Interesting review of collected documents on BPM , IT organization, architectures and IT strategy (to-be-defined dissemination, delivery to Eurostat)
    • WP3 technical architecture
      Architecture principles:
    • Architecture model must be platform-independent
    • The production of statistics is to be described solely in terms of services calling services (SOA)
    • A service only uses services in the layer directly positioned under its own (layered approach)
    • Layers can be subdivided in terms of functionality (GSBPM)
    • WP3 technical architecture
      Two dimensional approach (del. 3.1): Dim 1 : construction -> layers: figures, time-series, statistic, population, unit, variable, representation Dim 2 : functional -> GSBPM 9 sub-processes Software prototype added to WP3 goals: architecture proof of concept needed -> 2 prototypes developed in different environments (Java and .Net)
    • WP3 technical architecture
      (del 3.2)
    • Common Generic Service Interface defined
    • Implementation guidelines: how to get them to work
    • Projects within Statistics Sweden and Statistics Netherlands described: some form of implementation of ideas developed within CORA.
    • WP3 technical architecture
      (del 3.3)
    • Instruction manual with the simple example of a monthly transport statistic
    • Grid template for ppt and odp
    • WP4: organizational architecture
    • Commercial and Legal Foundations for the Exchange of Software between Statistical Offices (licences, sharing and business models, TCO, help for legal questions)
    • Requirements Checklist for CORA tools
    • Recommendations for CORA tools (tools by defined categories/requirements)
    • WP5: Project Dissemination
    • CORA web site and wiki
    • Software inventory managed by SAB (!!)
    • Training courses (ESTP) on the project products
    • Creative Commons licence for CORA deliverables
    • final remarks +
    • rich results in only 12 months: thank you!
    • importance of work atmosphere (... fun)
    • flexibility: adjustments needed (eg prototype)
    • flexibility: + side-effects unexpected (eg sw inventory)
    • cooperation with other bodies (SAB) and with Eurostat
    • cooperation tools usage: wiki & web
    • final remarks -
    • administrative load too heavy: every project implies too many administrative tasks (we don't have administrative staff)
    • flexibility vs procedures
    • not homogeneous commitment by partners
    • more face-to-face meetings needed
    • future
    • CORE (COmmon Reference Environment) starting: needed coordination with SDMX ESSnet and other bodies (GSBPM, HLG, METIS, other networks, ...)
    • SAB to continue CORA works: software repository management and implementation
    • More exchanges between CORE and Eurostat (and NSIs)
    • Cooperation with OSOR portal: to be developed
    • thank you!