Machines should be able to read standards automatically
Today, standards are available only in document form – be it on paper, as a PDF file or in online viewers (HTML). While the industrial sector is becoming increasingly automated, these documents must still largely be imported and checked by people. In a digital world, norms and standards also need to be made available in digital form so that they can be read and applied automatically by machines or other systems (such as CAD). This will mean a clear time advantage with significant savings and improved quality for the industry.
This time the focus is on users
After first examining how the content of standards needs to be prepared to directly support automatic processing and use in the future, IDiS is now focusing on the users of standards in its second white paper. More than 100 user experiences from around the world have been compiled, documented and evaluated to create eleven fundamental application cases. “The new white paper can now help the various groups to record their goals, needs and tasks in a more effective and coordinated way. The future of standards is digital application. Just think, for example, of the All Electric Society, where various sectors need to be digitally interconnected. SMART standards can make it possible to achieve this networking not only based on normative rules but also with digital support,” says Michael Teigeler, Managing Director of DKE.
A plan is now being drawn up to define exactly what needs to happen next. Teigeler and Winterhalter are both convinced that the entire SMART standards system will be enhanced and fleshed out year after year. New requirements will be added, resulting from progressive digitalization and new application scenarios.Jetzt wird ein Plan erstellt, was konkret in der nächsten Zeit passieren muss. Teigeler und Winterhalter sind sich einig, dass sich das gesamte SMART Standards System Jahr für Jahr weiterentwickeln und konkretisieren wird. Es werden neue Anforderungen hinzukommen, die sich aus fortschreitender Digitalisierung und neuen Anwendungsszenarien ergeben.
DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide. Together with industry, scientific institutions, public authorities and civil society as a whole, DIN plays a major role in identifying future areas for standardization. By helping to shape the green and digital transformation, DIN makes an important contribution towards solving current challenges and enables new technologies, products and processes to establish themselves on the market and in society. More than 36,000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector bring their expertise to work on standardization projects managed by DIN. The results of these efforts are market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade, encouraging rationalization, quality assurance and environmental protection as well as improving security and communication.
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