Sep 21, 2009 E-FRAME at the World Congress
The E-FRAME project contributed to a number of events during the World Congress.
- On Monday 21 September the E-FRAME project held a half-day workshop at the beginning of the 16th ITS World Congress in Stockholm.
- Both Richard Bossom and Peter Jesty gave presentations to Interactive Sessions.
- Peter Jesty also contributed to the Special INterest Session on "Towards a pan European architecture for cooperative systems: the PRE-DRIVE C2X, COMeSafety and E-FRAME proejcts".
The E-FRAME Workshop
The E-FRAME Project is extending the European ITS Framework (FRAME) Architecture so that it can be used as a planning tool to integrate cooperative systems with new or existing ITS applications and services. Past experience has shown that the way ITS architectures can help to increase the full potential of using ITS is not always fully understood. Thus, the half-day workshop clarified these issues and presented an example of how a particular ITS architecture for cooperative systems has been used.
The Workshop was divided into three sessions, which broadly covered the topics:
- The Business Case or “Why” – This session covered topics such as why ITS architectures are needed, the benefits they provide, the risks of not creating them and their uses, all illustrated by examples. The intention was to show how the creation and use of ITS architectures can be justified in business terms.
- The Technical Case or “How” – This session started with a brief overview of the way that the FRAME Architecture is used to create bespoke ITS architectures and where such architectures fit into the ITS implementation process. It then moved on to the inputs that are needed to create a bespoke ITS architecture, and how the results can be used to support later parts of the ITS implementation process.
- A Case Study from the COOPERS Project – This presentation provided an example of how the FRAME Architecture was used to create the ITS architecture for one of the Cooperative Systems Integrated Projects. It also included some observations on using the Architecture, e.g. how much effort the Project used to create its own architecture, and the benefit to the Project.
A total of 33 people had registered in advance for the workshop. At the end of the workshop they were asked to complete an evaluation form. An analysis of these showed that the general reaction of those present was very favourable towards what they saw and heard.
“Good and relevant presentations
Very experienced presenters
Nice case studies”