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Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, Arlanda Airport, Stockholm
Date and time
27th April 2016, 10.00-16.30
The workshop aimed at giving an overview on the varying solutions of the national Single Points of Access (SPA) across the NEXT-ITS 2 countries addressing the different Delegated Acts. The chosen philosophies for the SPAs and technical implementations should be highlighted.
Service Providers have been invited to participate and to present their plans regarding the SPA – as users and data providers. Service Providers and the implementing bodies used the possibility to exchange ideas and to discuss their respective expectations.
The presentations were followed by a open workshop during which participants will have the opportunity to discuss open questions in several dedicated groups.
Topics for the open workshop have been:
- Harmonisation of metadata: Usage of the Metadata set standardised during EIP+
- Market opportunities due to SPA: Potential of SPAs – possibilities for business and ITS Service Development
- Set up cooperation between data profiders and SPA operators
- Assessment of compliance: Standardisation of self-declarations of conformance and recommendations concerning random inspections
Almost 40 participants from public and private sector (11 different countries, mainly from Scandinavia) visited the workshop.
The audience was welcomed by Arne Lindeberg, coordinator of the NEXT-ITS 2 project and Louis Hendriks, leader of the SPA activity of the EU EIP project. The morning was dedicated to the SPA operator’s perspective in the Nordic countries. After a brief introduction of the SPA activities in the EU EIP project, two presentations were given about the SPA philosophy in Denmark and Norway. This was followed by presentations about the different technical SPA solutions chosen in Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Tommi Arola, Finnish Transport Safety Agency, presented interesting and comparable developments in the maritime sector, called “Common Information Sharing Environment”.
In the afternoon there were three presentations from service providers and their views on the implementation of SPA’s. Tuomo Eloranta (www.mediamobile.com) stressed the difference between countries concerning content and maturity of the traffic information market. Johanna Tzanidaki (www.tomtom.com) highlighted the need for a harmonised self-assessment and market place systems supplying metadata. Christian Kleine (company.here.com) also stressed the need for metadata and one standard (DATEX II) for data exchange.
Last but not least, the participants could choose between smaller work sessions in the field of ‘harmonization of metadata’, ‘Market opportunities offered by SPA’s’, ‘Cooperation between data providers and SPA operators’ and finally ‘Assessment of compliance’ in order to share and discuss their minds.
From the workshop it can be concluded that the implementation of Single Points of Access in the Scandinavian countries is in full progress.
The following topics still need attention:
- harmonisation of metadata
- harmonisation of self-declaration of compliance
- open data vs. market place of data
- the role of private sector data and service providers
- differences in interpretation of the delegated regulations between the various EU Member States.
Louis Hendriks concluded that there is still a need for exchanging experiences on the implementation of national access points as such. Secondly, there is a need of harmonisation of SPA’s items such as ‘metadata’ and ‘self declaration’. This is precisely the role of the European ITS Platform (EU EIP) to full fill; support and harmonise ITS deployment.
The agenda and all presentations of the workshop can be found here.
Opening and Welcome by Louis Hendriks and Arne Lindeberg.
The workshop participants.
Discussion during the open workshop session.