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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 19763-1 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 19763-1:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This is a part of the ISO/IEC19763 (Metamodel framework for interoperability) (MFI) family of standards. As the first part of MFI, this part provides an overview of the whole of MFI. In particular, the purpose, the underlying concepts, the overall architecture and the requirements for the development of other standards within the MFI family are described.
MFI provides a set of normative metamodels to enable the registration of many different types of model. Each of these metamodels is expressed as a UML Class Diagram.
MFI is evolving. Currently, in addition to this part, the MFI family comprises:
- A core model and facilities for the basic mapping of models (Part 10)
- A metamodel for ontology registration (Part 3)
- A metamodel for process model registration (Part 5)
- A metamodel for service model registration (Part 7)
- A metamodel for role and goal model registration (Part 8)
- A Technical Report describing on demand model selection based on RGPS (Role, Goal, Process and Service) (Part 9)
- A metamodel for information model registration (Part 12)
- A metamodel for form design registration (Part 13)
- A metamodel for a registry summary (Part 6)
These parts are described in more detail in Annex A.
The MFI does not specify any physical structure of the registry where model information is to be recorded. MFI metamodels define standard views as models to be used in the registering of model instances in a model registry while actual instance documents could be stored in a model repository.