REFERENCE MODELS FOR A TRANSPORT TELEMATICS SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

In the SATIN studies of the European Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT) program, extensive use has been made of reference models and a lot of time and effort has been put into development of these models. This has resulted in a well-structured result that is expressed in the SATIN documents. Until now, this approach has been reasonably successful and it is acknowledged that it is a feasible development. Remarkably, the ATT approach is quite different from the one adopted by the American (United States and Canada) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program. Here, reference models are not applied and the development of the architecture takes a fully different course. Obviously, this has disadvantages, the main one being that integration of results, for instance in ISO, becomes cumbersome. One of the things that can be criticized in the European approach is that there is no argument presented as to why this course was taken and no supporting theory is developed. This paper tries to bridge the gap between the American and European developments and explains the reasons and backgrounds for the use of reference models. Hence the following questions need to be answered: 1) What is the meaning of an architecture? 2) Why has the SATIN task force adopted the use of reference models in the context of an architecture? 3) What is the theory behind reference models? and 4) What are the advantages and disadvantages of the application of reference models?

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • Giezen, J
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 2186

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  • Accession Number: 00724474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1996 12:00AM