Prototype Use Case Scenarios – BEST Deliverable D3.1

E. Gringinger, B. Neumayr, C. Fabianek, A. Savulov
Technical Report
TR1806 (May, 2018)
Technical Report, Projekt BEST, Deliverable 3.1
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Abstract (English)

Project BEST is concerned with devising, drafting, designing, developing and deploying the “semantic container” approach for demonstration purposes. The adoption of the “semantic container” approach opens the door for the development of novel operational methods as a result of it offering real possibilities for increased decisional process speed. First, the document lists and describes the background necessary to understand (also for non SESAR members) the area of interest. It gives an overview about relation of SWIM and BEST and how the semantic container extends the SWIM concept. The document gives an overview and explanation of the BEST semantic container approach, its various core technical aspects and how it is supposed to be used in the context of a SWIM enabled environment. A parallel between the SWIM-only and SWIM-and-BEST enabled operational environment is drawn in order to highlight the benefits that the BEST semantic container approach will have to offer in the eventuality of its introduction. The document details use cases, in chapter 3 and chapter 4 supporting the development, configuration and deployment of experimental prototype applications to demonstrate the possibilities semantic technology can offer. It demonstrates the semantic container approach’s feasibility, viability and usefulness as an addition to the already well-studied SWIM concept, to support and enhance the processing of aeronautical and meteorological data, improve its availability and quality and reduce data retrieval and processing cost. Then, the document lists and describes two use cases scenarios derived from use cases to be supported and implemented by the prototype applications in order to achieve the previously stated goal. To help the reader better understand the addressed topics, the document provides explanations on the current operational methods and process as well as description of technical terms and concepts used to define and describe the above-mentioned scenarios and use cases. A brief explanation of currently devised SWIM compliant services is provided as an annex.