Coordination of ARKTRANS and the ShortSeaXML
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Original versionSINTEF Rapport A6714, 33 p. SINTEF, 2008
This report shows the results from the work with coordination of ARKTRANS, the Norwegian framework architecture for multimodal ITS, and the European ShortSea XML implementation project.The work was initialised and financed by The Ministry of Transport and Communications and has been done in cooperation between SINTEF ICT and Norstella.ARKTRANS is managed by ITS Norway on behalf of the Ministry. As the national framework architecture for the transport domain, it should be the basis for national research and development projects within the transport sector. In addition, ARKTRANS is also used in several European projects. The ShortSea XML implementation project was specified without taking ARKTRANS into account, but the a comparison and a coordination of ARKTRANS and ShortSea XML can put the ShortSea XML results into a wider context and verify the usability of ARKTRANS.This report shows that the limited scope of the transport sector addresses by the ShortSea XML project is well covered by ARKTRANS. Some of the functions in ShortSea XML are specified at a lower level than ARKTRANS, but this does not cause any problems with the coordination at the high levels. The current version of ARKTRANS does not include a conceptual information model for freight transport, but the work is related to the TRIM model. No coordination or comparison is done at the information elements level.