Bringing the MIMOSA OSA-EAI into an object-orientated world

Mathew, Avin D., Bever, Ken, Purser, Michael, & Ma, Lin (2011) Bringing the MIMOSA OSA-EAI into an object-orientated world. In The 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2010), 25-27 October 2010, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld.

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Despite being poised as a standard for data exchange for operation and maintenance data, the database heritage of the MIMOSA OSA-EAI is clearly evident from using a relational model at its core. The XML schema (XSD) definitions, which are used for communication between asset management systems, are based on the MIMOSA common relational information schema (CRIS), a relational model, and consequently, many database concepts permeate the communications layer. The adoption of a relational model leads to several deficiencies, and overlooks advances in object-oriented approach for an upcoming version of the specification, and the common conceptual object model (CCOM) sees a transition to fully utilising object-oriented features for the standard. Unified modelling language (UML) is used as a medium for documentation as well as facilitating XSD code generation. This paper details some of the decisions faced in developing the CCOM and provides a glimpse into the future of asset management and data exchange models.

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ID Code: 49264
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: MIMOSA OSA-EAI, Object-oriented, Relational, Unified Modelling Language (UML), AML Schema (XSD)
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-493-7_49
ISBN: 9780857293015
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2012 21:54
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 21:54

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