Working Groups

Who creates global standards for data spaces? You do!

Our working groups are IDSA members collaborating on the standards and characteristics for international data spaces. Join us!

IDSA working groups are for members only. Join IDSA to drive change in sovereign data sharing!

Working Group Architecture

The working group Architecture aims to develop a business, security, data & service and software architecture. It’s also responsible for standardizing the main software component, the IDS Connector, as well as embracing existing standards and corresponding initiatives. Finally, the Architecture group is incubating the IDSA Developers Community to help IDSA architecture and technologies mature and foster their acceptance.

Activities of the Working Group

  • Modifying the IDS-RAM so that IDS can be used across industries
  • Verifying the different elements of the reference architecture as the basis for the IDS ecosystem
  • Implementing and testing sprint releases within user companies
  • Standardizing the IDS Connector and other components that will enable IDS to deliver on its value proposition

Who should join?

  • IT Architecture development and analysis experts
  • Colleagues who know about their company’s IT infrastructure, software and systems
  • Experts in developing software, apps or other components

IDS-RAM 4.0 repository on GitHub

The working version of the IDS-RAM 4.0 is available on GitHub. Whether you have a question, want to request a change, or contribute to the text: Just join IDSA on GitHub.

The user-friendly version of the IDS-RAM is accessible in the IDSA Knowledge Base.

Heads of the working group

Andreas Teuscher

SICK AG
Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

Peter Koen

Microsoft
Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

Arian Firouzbakhsh

Arian Firouzbakhsh

IONOS
Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

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Working Group Rulebook

The IDSA Rulebook serves multiple purposes that are instrumental in shaping how sovereign data sharing in data spaces work. At its core, it provides a clear understanding of mandatory rules and optional guidelines, encompassing functional, technical, operational, and legal dimensions for data sharing. This governance framework lays down guidelines for common service functionalities, defining processes, and outlining specific roles and services within data spaces.

Activities of the working group

The IDSA Rulebook working group is responsible for creating and maintaining the IDSA Rulebook, which addresses all relevant aspects of secure, fair, and trustworthy cross-organizational data sharing. This encompasses data spaces within specific sectors as well as across various industries.

The working group takes the lead in discussing mandatory and optional elements within data spaces and continually improves guidelines concerning their development and operation. This is done through close collaboration with other IDSA Working Groups and Task Forces.

Join the working group

Contribute to the development and enhancement of the IDS Rulebook. Your expertise and insights can make a significant impact on creating guidelines that foster innovation, collaboration, and compliance in data spaces.

IDSA Rulebook on GitHub

The working version of the IDSA Rulebook is available on GitHub. Whether you have a question, want to request a change, or contribute to the text: Just join IDSA on GitHub.

The user-friendly version of the IDSA Rulebook accessible in the IDSA Knowledge Base.

Your feedback on the IDSA Rulebook

Your voice counts! Help us to make the IDSA Rulebook better by giving us your feedback. 

Heads of the working group

Marko Turpeinen

1001 lakes | Aalto University
Co-chair of the Working Group Rulebook

Peter Koen

Microsoft
Co-chair of the Working Group Rulebook

Olaf-Gerd Gemein

Orbiter
Co-chair of the Working Group Rulebook

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Working Group Certification

The Working Group Certification creates and maintains the IDS certification process. The IDS Reference Architecture Model (IDS-RAM) outlines essential components and requirements for data spaces, ensuring interoperability and standardization across diverse implementations. IDS-RAM specifies key components like data connectors, data models, and governance guidelines. IDS Certification, as defined in IDS-RAM, ensures compliance with these specifications, safeguarding data sovereignty for all data space participants.

Activities of the Working Group

The Working Group Certification develops certification requirements and strategies. It creates and maintains the IDSA certification process as an important aspect of building trust among participants in data spaces. This includes certifying operational environments and core components, defining roles and developing evaluation methods used during certification.

Who should join?

  • Experts in certification processes
  • Colleagues who know about certification activities in your company
  • Colleagues who are interested in International Data Spaces certification

Head of the working group

Javier Bores

SQS Software Quality Systems
Chair of the Working Group Certification

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WG Certification 

2nd Meeting of the Working Group Certification 2024

June 19, 2024

Working Group Training

The IDSA Working Group Training is dedicated to establishing and upholding a professional certification program that aligns closely with the goals of IDSA and caters to the specific requirements within the IDS framework. Its core objective is to create a robust training initiative that disseminates knowledge and skills effectively, promoting comprehensive understanding and proficient implementation of IDS principles. This program is designed to accommodate various learning styles and levels of expertise, striking a balance between depth and accessibility, while continuously updating to reflect evolving IDS standards, ensuring the success of the overall initiative.

The structure of the Working Group Training adheres closely to the guidelines outlined in the organizational handbook of IDSA, ensuring alignment with these requirements throughout its developmental stages.

Activities of the Working Group

  • Developing and implement a Professional Certification Program about data spaces in variety of aspects: technical, operational, functional and business.
  • Ensuring that the Certification Program aligns with the IDS framework and core documents
  • Creating an IDS Body of Knowledge underpinning the Certification Program and laying down essential information to develop trainings.
  • Compiling, organizing, and documenting essential knowledge and best practices related to the IDS framework.
  • Organizing internal and external Collaboration and Expansion about training in the Association

Heads of the working group

Antoine Garnier

Jesús Alonso-Rodríguez Piedra

Innovalia Association
Chair of the Working Group
Training

Antoine Garnier

Christoph Becker

Enterprise Training Center
Co-chair of the Working Group
Training 

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To be successful in creating truly global, cross-industry data ecosystems in which anyone can participate, IDSA needs the involvement of companies of all sizes and sectors. This means you! We hope you’ll consider joining the effort to drive the data economy of the future.

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