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2008 Joint ATA e-Business Forum and S1000D User Forum

"Working Together"

October, 21-23, 2008
Budapest 

Agenda

 

Monday, October 20

1:00 p.m. -  
5:00 p.m.

Registration                                                                                                                                         

Tuesday, October 21

7:00 a.m. -  
5:00 p.m.

Registration                                                                                                                                         

7:30 a.m. –
8:15 a.m.

Coffee Break – Sponsored by Rolls-Royce                                                                                                                                

8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technology Tutorials                                                                                                                          

8:15 – 9:00 –XML/SGML

Ryan Augsburger, Continental DataGraphics

9:00 – 9:45 – Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Dave Coombs, Carillon Information Security

 

9:45 – 10:15 – Break – Sponsored by Rolls-Royce

 

10:15 – 11:00 –  Introduction to S1000D

Svante Ericsson, Sorman Information

11:00 – 11:45 – Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)

Wayne Gafford, Advanced Distributed Learning

11:45 – 12:30– S1000D Applicability Model

Jeroen van Rotterdam, EMC

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch – Sponsored by Airbus

1:30 p.m. –
5:15 p.m.

General Session                                                                                                                                  

1:30 – 1:45 – Introduction – Working Together

Brad Ballance, Air Transport Association

1:45 – 2:15 – ATA Perspective

Brad Ballance, Air Transport Association

2:15 – 2:45 – ASD Perspective

 Peter Zimmermann, EADS

2:45 – 3:15 – AIA Perspective

Rusty Rentsch, Aerospace Industries Association

 

3:15 – 3:45 – Break – Sponsored by Rolls-Royce

 

3:45 – 4:15 – S1000D Overview

Carl-Johan Wilen, SAAB

4:15 – 4:45 – Industry Requirements for Digital Security                                                                                              

Julien Holstein, Airbus

4:45 – 5:15 – Track Overviews                                                                                      

 ATA e-Business Track – Jon Andresen, Technology Solutions

S1000D Track – Tim Larson, Northwest Airlines

1:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall                                                                                                                                          

6:15 p.m. -
8:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception – Sponsored by SITA                                                                                            

Wednesday, October 22

7:30 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.

Registration                                                                                                                                         

7:30 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Sponsored by GE                                                                                                                                 

7:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall                                                                                                                                          

 

ATA e-Business

 

Track Moderator: Jon Andresen, Technology Solutions

S1000D

Track Moderator:  Tim Larson, Northwest Airlines

8:30 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

ATA e-Business Specification Overview

Paul Conn, Air Transport Association

Ken Jones, Air Transport Association

Peter White, FedEx

What’s new in Issue 4.0?

Ryan Augsburger, Continental DataGraphics

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

S1000D process data module logic engine - How does it work?

Vojtech Toman, EMC

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break – Sponsored by GE

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Product Demonstration

Mark Logic

Product Demonstration

Sogitec Industries

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Using Spec 2000 to Streamline Your Business

Jon Andresen, Technology Solutions

Quality assurance and quality review - Methods and processes for S1000D projects

Mjr Sascha Prohaska, BMLV MSL

Ferry Berendi, Ferry Berendi Consulting

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch – Sponsored by Boeing

1:00 p.m. –
1:45 p.m.

Performance Metrics

Ken Jones, Air Transport Association
Klaus Malone, Airbus

Business Rules overview – Making S1000D work for you

Mike Day, Rolls-Royce

1:45 p.m. –
2:30 p.m.

ATA iSpec2200: A powerful enabler for the Airbus A380 Technical Data

Pierre Granier, Airbus

Business rules in a military environment - Lessons learned in Danish defence
Dr. Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Corena Group

2:30 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.

Break – Sponsored by GE

3:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Product Demonstration

Omega Blue

Product Demonstration

Stilo

3:30 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.

Reliability Data

John Nazareth, Bombardier

Project implementation of S1000D - Lessons learned

Buck Chisolm, Rolls-Royce

4:15 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

Regulatory Documentation

Klaus Malone, Airbus

Use case: Implementation of a S1000D Technical Publications Management System (TPMS) in reality

Mats Annell, SAAB Aerotech

Birgitta Thell, Sigma Solutions

Maria Lundgren, Sigma Solutions

6:15 p.m. -
8:15 p.m.

Forum Reception – Sponsored by SITA

Thursday, October 23

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration                                                                                                                                         

7:30 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.

Coffee Break – Sponsored by Boeing                                                                                                                                       

7:30 a.m. -
3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall                                                                                                                                          

 

ATA e-Business

 

Track Moderator: Jon Andresen, Technology Solutions

S1000D

Track Moderator:  Tim Larson, Northwest Airlines

8:30 a.m. –
9:15 a.m.

Automated Identification Technologies

Jon Andresen, Technology Solutions

Michael Scheferhoff, Lufthansa Technik

Boeing 787 S1000D XML Implementation

Mark Eaton, Boeing

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

A RFID Implementation with Reader Interoperability Module

Thanh Hoang, Boeing

Takehisa Matsuda, Fujitsu

Kevin Ung, Boeing

The Reality of Reuse in S1000D - A Practical Guide to Understanding and Getting Reuse Done

Jeff Deskins, InfoTrust Group

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break – Sponsored by Boeing

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Product Demonstration

SITA

Product Demonstration

PTC

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Benefits of Integration across ATA Standards:  An Airline Perspective

Peter White, FedEx

NAVSEA S1000D Implementation Test Bed

Ron Stonecypher, U.S. Navy

Ken Waringa, U.S. Navy

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch – Sponsored by Boeing

1:00 p.m. –
1:45 p.m.

Optimizing the Creation, Management, and Publication of Flight Operations Data

Bruno Pouilleau, Euroscript International

Hung Truong, Boeing

Harmonizing S1000D and SCORM

Wayne Gafford, Advanced Distributed Learning

Sylvia Schwab, Corena

1:45 p.m. –
2:30 p.m.

Mommy, where do airplanes come from? The Curious Life of Engineering Standards

Joe Gollner, Stilo International

2:30 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.

Break – Sponsored by Boeing

3:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Product Demonstration

warp it AG

Product Demonstration

Corena

3:30 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.

Security Convergence - where IT meets the Airplane

Patrick Patterson, Carillon Information Security

Manufacturer abilities in ATA and S1000D standards use for multiple aircraft programs

Michel Rey, Thales Avionics

4:15 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.

TypeX Message Exchange Patterns and Deployment Architectures

Mansour Rezaei Mazinani, SITA

Introduction to Shipdex™ Protocol

Marco Vatteroni, SpecTec Group

 


 

Session Descriptions
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A RFID Implementation with Reader Interoperability Module

With the recent ratification of the ATA Radio Frequency Identification data format standard, called RFID Table of Content (ToC), and the maturity of an ISO/EPCGlobal based RFID tag with high user memory, the commercial aviation industry is ready to adopt and implement RFID solutions to improve operational efficiency.  This presentation describes a prototype implementation that uses the RFID Reader Interoperability Module (RIM).  RFID RIM is the result of a joint development effort between Boeing and Fujitsu to create an abstraction layer that encapsulates reading and writing the RFID ToC and associated data records to the tag. 

ATA e-Business Specification Overview

This session provides a complete overview of ATA e-Business specifications, including

·         Spec 42, Aviation Industry Standards for Digital Information Security

·         Spec 2000, e-Business Specification for Materiels Management

·         iSpec 2200, Information Standards for Aviation Maintenance

·         Spec 2300, Data Exchange Standards for Flight Operations

·         CSDD, Common Support Data Dictionary

·         And more...

ATA iSpec2200: A powerful enabler for the Airbus A380 Technical Data

Technical data used by air carriers to maintain the Airbus A380 makes full use of ATA iSpec2200.  This presentation will review and illustrate ow this specification has been implemented in order to provide efficient service to operators.  Key topics include the benefits of:

·         Full use of SGML DTDs and Technical Requirements

·         Powerful data tagging

·         Use of the ATA Graphics Exchange Standard

Automated Identification Technologies (AIDC, RFID)

This session provides an overview of AIDC technologies and how they are applied in aviation. There will be discussions about different type of part marking technologies, bar-coded shipping labels, asset tracking and how to ensure traceability during an asset’s life. There will be an overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and how they are being implemented in aviation maintenance. The ATA e-Business RFID on Parts Project Team will provide a status report of their activities.

Benefits of Integration across ATA Standards:  An Airline Perspective

One of the important aspects of ATA e-Business specifications is that they continue to evolve and mature in response to both information technology and business demands. From an airline perspective the case can be made that many of the published specifications are at the point where interoperability is now becoming a viable path towards the future of commercial aviation e-Business.  Improved connectivity building on the concept of one standard and one language provides incremental benefits to e-Business interactions as well as internal continuous improvement processes.  This presentation explores one airline’s perspective on where the convergence will be in the future as the ATA e-Business specification family continues to mature.

Boeing 787 S1000D XML Implementation

Boeing will introduce S1000D V3.0 to Civil Aviation Customers with the 787 entry into service.  With the help of the ATA Civil Aviation Working Group and AIA/ASD/ATA industry committees, the basic framework is now in place.  Implementation has required planning, adjustment and work with all factions from data creation teams, infrastructure and end user/information consumer.  This presentation will explore Boeing’s implementation experiences, including:

·         An update on the 787 program

·         Commercial Aviation Implementation Journey

·         Information Management not Document Management

·         Implementation considerations

·         787 Information types in S1000D

Business rules in a military environment - Lessons learned in Danish defence

Military organizations implementing S1000D on an organizational level face the challenge of often embracing many different projects under “one roof”. This is even more crucial when a military organization is implementing a S1000D environment for the whole organization as is the case for Danish Defence. The challenge is to find out whether separate project settings are sufficient for successful use of the generated technical documentation or whether there is a necessity for certain Business rules decisions on an organizational level.

 

This presentation will provide an overview of lessons learned in Danish MoD while elaborating S1000D Business Rules on an organizational level.

Business Rules overview – Making S1000D work for you

S1000D provides the technical framework for efficient, reliable technical data exchange.  But it’s the application of business rules that enable the unique requirements of each project to be met.  Based on practical experience, this presentation shows what can go wrong if business rules are ill-defined.  It discusses the types of business rules documents you will need when you set up an S1000D project and the types of rules that they contain.  Many business rules can be policed automatically by using business rules checking software, and this presentation demonstrates one such application that is in use in a major defence aerospace project in Europe.  The presentation concludes by outlining the proposed standard framework for the creation and maintenance of business rules that may be given in a future issue of S1000D.

Harmonizing S1000D and SCORM

The international S1000D technical data standards community has recognized the requirement to support DoD training content. During 2007, the S1000D training subcommittee developed key and fundamental proposals to support technical data and training content for the newest edition of S1000D. This presentation will detail how S1000D version 4 supports training, including new learning-oriented information models, a SCORM-oriented aggregation model using native S1000D processing, instructional design codes for use in S1000D-based filenames, and guidelines for preplanning reusable data. The presentation will also present learning content in S1000D and in its SCORM-conformant output. Emphasis will be placed on how the use of S1000D ensures that learning content is in sync with products and systems it supports.  

Introduction to Shipdex™ Protocol

Shipdex™ is the International Business Rules (The Shipdex™ Protocol) developed to standardize the development and the exchange of technical and logistic data within the shipping community, using S1000D.  The reason to develop a common and standardized protocol for exchanging data is that shipping companies were receiving technical manuals from manufacturers in different formats (on paper or on various electronic formats) and with different compositions.  This situation created several problems for end users in terms of information comprehension and usage. Moreover, since most shipping companies utilize Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) software applications to manage and optimize maintenance and material purchase processes, a standard data exchange protocol allowing CMMS database automatic generation was deemed necessary.

 

Key topics include:

·         Why Shipdex

·         What is Shipdex

·         Shipdex Business Rules

·         Results expected by the use of Shipdex

·         Shipdex “next developments”

·         Shipdex organization

Manufacturer abilities in ATA and S1000D standards use for multiple aircraft programs

The purpose of this presentation is to detail the concrete use case of both ATA and S1000D standards application for maintenance documentations production on multiple aircraft programs, examining the problems that one manufacturer encountered and the Tools and Methods solutions that were provided for these challenges.

Mommy, where do airplanes come from? The Curious Life of Engineering Standards

Over many years and many projects, one thing has proven to be consistently true – the real challenge to be overcome in streamlining documentation processes is establishing the true source for all content components. It seems obvious enough but in fact it is a path of inquiry that is rarely pursued to the very end.  These projects have shared a common theme in that they have all sought to fully integrate the corpus of engineering standards, and the processes associated with them, into the fundamental aircraft design baseline and from hence into the manufacturing and maintenance documentation. Included will be applicability to S1000D and iSpec2200 and how legacy and new technologies interoperate.

NAVSEA S1000D Implementation Test Bed

NSWC Panama City Division is NAVSEA’ s test bed for S1000D implementation.  We started looking into S1000D in 2005, and today we have an operational S1000D system in place producing IETMs for Littoral Combat Systems.   This presentation will discuss the implementation process employed from the inception to lifecycle support.  It will also discuss the transformation of legacy data into S1000D with an emphasis on complying with US Navy standards.

 

Key topics include:

·       Business rule development

·       Interlacing Legacy Standards with S1000D Requirements

·       Software

·       The learning curve

·       Implementation issues

·       Data Implementation for new Acquisitions

·       Conversion of Legacy Data

Optimizing the Creation, Management, and Publication of Flight Operations Data

How can airlines optimize their flight operations manuals creation, management and publishing within a mixed fleet environment?  Are there differences between the needs of major and regional airlines? What are the improvement drivers and metrics for this process?  This presentation will discuss how two airlines addressed these questions, and will also explore the industry’s progress in standardizing electronic flight operations data through ATA Spec 2300.

Performance Metrics

Spec 2000 has published a series of Industry Performance Metrics definitions with a goal for companies to be able to reference a common methodology for calculating their customers’ and suppliers’ performance. This has not only simplified the “apples-to-apples” comparisons, but also provides for more standardized data allowing for more rapid root-cause analyses and corrective action. This presentation will provide an update on these activities and some stories about how benefits have been achieved through implementation.

Project implementation of S1000D - Lessons learned

This presentation examines the lessons learned during the implementation of an aerospace project using S1000D.  Over two years this project progressed from having no experience with S1000D or XML to final preparation for the delivery of data modules to the customer.  This learning curve also involved the migration in mid-project to an up-issue of S1000D and coping with multiple releases of the business rules (BR). Additional aspects to be explored include the development of schemas, creation and refinement of a business rules checker and providing training for a team of authors.

 Quality assurance and quality review - Methods and processes for S1000D projects

The acceptance and the usability of technical publications are directly dependent on their quality and accuracy. This presentation addresses the available tools within S1000D as well as methods and processes to achieve and review the required quality for S1000D publications.  Key topics include:

·       Dimensions of quality management for technical publications

·       Critical issues for the quality assurance of technical publications

·       Quality management according to S1000D, how can the specification support the user

·       Methods and processes for quality assurance and inspection; business process and workflow modelling

·       Implementation of syntactic and semantic processes for the review of technical publication - experiences and results

Regulatory Documentation

Effective in June 2008, the FAA formally approved the use of Spec 2000 Chapter 16 as a specification for the creation and transmission of electronic 8130-3 documents. Learn how your company can save valuable time and reduce costs by implementing processes using this and other electronic regulatory documents. Learn where the European regulatory authorities are in terms of approving the use of Chapter 16 for the EASA Form One.

Reliability Data

Learn how good reliability data can help improve schedule performance and reduce maintenance costs. Understand how using Spec 2000 Chapter 11 & 13 can facilitate industry-wide data exchange to achieve these reliability improvements.  This presentation will describe the work of the ATA e-Business Program Reliability Interest Group and the common metrics that have been developed for measuring part and airplane reliability.

S1000D Applicability Model

Applicability is a way to define conditional logic inside a technical publication, such as aircraft models or tail numbers. It allows you to define under which conditions specific pieces of information apply or are applicable. These conditions can be relatively simple or very complex.   The S1000D applicability model has progressed significantly allowing for complex logic within the content to fulfill commercial aviation and military use cases.  S1000D also provides structures for processes using the Process Data Module spec where an IETP can interface with equipment or any other external solution to automatically find out which conditions apply.

 

This tutorial describes the S1000D applicability model, explaining the difference between global and inline applicability, showing how data modules interact with the ACT, CCT and PCT data modules.

Security Convergence - where IT meets the Airplane

This presentation will discuss the security challenges that are raised by the introduction of new technologies such as Electronic Flight Bags, Gatelink, Software Data loading, Electronic airworthiness forms, and future communications systems. These solutions are all pushing the aircraft towards technologies that are more often associated with IT Security than aircraft operations, which is a major shift in how we think of the aircraft in the context of airline operations. The presentation will show how identity and access management is more important than ever in a converged world.

S1000D process data module logic engine - How does it work?

The S1000D Process Data Module specification is a standard for interactive processing structures resulting in a sequence of data modules.  A Logic Engine is capable of compiling Process Data Modules and presenting this as an interactive application to the end-user, where the end-user is guided through the process defined in the Process Data Module ensuring that the all steps in a procedure or fault isolation are followed.  This presentation will explain how a Logic Engine works and go into the technical details of a Logic Engine.

The Reality of Reuse in S1000D - A Practical Guide to Understanding and Getting Reuse Done

Every business strives to get the most out of their technical data and must find opportunities to fulfill that requirement through reuse.  S1000D was conceived as a model for improving reuse through topic-oriented modularization of content and enables companies to achieve this lofty goal.

This presentation will review how XML and S1000D provide solutions for these key challenges faced by many.  Topics include:

·       Understanding reuse as it is defined by the S1000D specification

·       Understanding S1000D as a standard for designing, authoring and publishing modular information

·       Using a top down and practical approach to learning key aspects of reuse and its ability to provide extensibility and avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes

TypeX Message Exchange Patterns and Deployment Architectures

Recent work on a new air transport messaging standard has produced a new XML based messaging protocol called TypeX. TypeX messaging is a lightweight message exchange protocol based on XML and Web Services technologies and compatible with air transport business practices. As the industry moves to XML based business data, the adoption of XML technologies and TypeX for message communications will eventually replace the existing protocols.

The presentation provides a summary of TypeX evolution as standard, an overview of the possible TypeX message exchange patterns and deployment architectures including its use in a single server, as a Web Service or in a SOA environment. Examples are presented using a HTTP transport or a middleware such as MQ.

Use case: Implementation of a S1000D Technical Publications Management System (TPMS) in reality

Implementation of a TPMS raises many challenges. How to configure the TPMS? Which kinds of integrations are needed? What new functionality shall be implemented in the system and in the organisation? And how to take care of legacy data compared to new requests?

 

This presentation will explore how one company addressed these questions and the knowledge they gained during the implementation of the TPMS, the production of technical data according to S1000D and the delivery of technical information to customers.

Using Spec 2000 to Streamline Your Business

See how using the many and varied standards in Spec 2000 can streamline your business processes. Understand the relationship between many of the chapters and how an integrated and visionary implementation approach can both incrementally provide short term value, and bring greater value as more pieces are implemented.

What’s new in Issue 4.0?

Learn about the latest changes in the new release of S1000D, including Applicability, Learn codes, Alert service bulletins, US Army requirements, XML Schema cleanup, and much more.

 

 

 

 

COMPANY/PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS
 (Alpha Order)

 

 

 

Corena

Life*S1000D – An end-to-end technical publication system for managing your S1000D projects – from LSAR to IETMs.

 

Life*S1000D is an easy-to-install and highly configurable off-the-shelf product with a proven track record at many customer sites. This product presentation will provide an overview of the components, functionalities and latest features of Corena’s flagship product.

Mark Logic

Airlines face mounting pressure from regulators to streamline their management and approval process for key documentation such as flight operations.  When agencies mandate new policies, rapid integration of these changes is critical to airline safety and operational efficiency.  This session will describe a major initiative at JetBlue Airways for operations documentation that leverages an XML content platform to deliver topical authoring, workflow, document assembly, and dynamic delivery capabilities.

Omega Blue

SkyWriter is the aerospace industry's only purpose-built authoring tool for authoring and publishing the iSpec 2200 documentation suite of manuals. Fully compliant with Spec and OEM standards; one complete management, quality control, and delivery system designed for OEM, Operator, and Supplier data; no SGML expertise, individual modules, or custom-configuration set-up required; web-based; automated formats; multiple output capabilities. 

PTC

The PTC Product Information Delivery Solutions for A&D enable users to meet the requirements of S1000D, S2000M and SCORM. This solution suite offers the opportunity to reuse and repurpose LSA and product data, improve quality, and reduce the cost of development and delivery of data.

SITA

SITA’s Auto ID Service architecture substantially improves visibility and traceability of aircraft parts throughout their entire lifecycle. The service provides complete access control over lifecycle information whilst ensuring the highest levels of security and authentication. The solution was developed in line with ATA SPEC 2000 as a data processing platform which supports the industry’s efforts to deploy RFID technology and introduce secure electronic documentation.

Sogitec Industries

DocTec Word™ is Sogitec’s solution to implement an S1000D authoring environment built in MSWord. Today, all technical writers use specific XML editors. Given recent MSWord technological evolutions, it is possible though to use MSWord for writing structured data modules. DocTec Word™ thus turns the most popular text editor into an efficient secure S1000D DM editor positively impacting the writing community.

Stilo

The JETView solution provides a streamlined method for publishing online aircraft documentation. The solution is both highly adaptable and highly cost-effective - in a recent project delivering almost immediate ROI. With operating budgets being squeezed, fleet operators can benefit from publishing strategies that constrain technical sophistication in order to simplify the preparation, publishing, deployment, maintenance and use of digital manuals.

warp it AG

Enhance your ERP or SAP R/3 environment to be ATA SPEC2000 XML conformant.   Lower costs using your existing Internet services, increase reliability and message validity using proven industry standards, protocols and importantly, secure communication channels.  Using our software products and our implementation experience we can rapidly and cost-effectively implement SPEC2000 XML.

 

warp it AG 'Proven implementations for the Aerospace Industry'