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Glossary

3D
Three-dimensional

API
Application Programming Interface

B2B
Business-to-Business

B2C
Business-to-Consumer

B2MML
Business-to-Manufacturing Mark-up Language

BDA
Big Data Analytics

BPD
Business Process Diagram

BPEL
Business Process Execution Language

BPML
Business Process Modelling Language

BPMN
Business Process Modelling and Notation

BOP
Board of Partners. The decision-making body of the vf-OS consortium

CA
Consortium Agreement. This is the contractual agreement which deals with legal aspects between the vf-OS project beneficiaries

CEN
Comité Européen de Normalisation (European Committee for Standardization). This is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries

CMMI
Capability Maturity Model Integration. A process level improvement training and appraisal program

CO
Confidential, only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services) (dissemination level indicator for H2020 deliverables)

CPS
Cyber-Physical Systems

CRM
Customer Relationship Management

CSA
Coordination and Support Action

DOA
Description of Action. Contractual agreement between the project beneficiaries and the European Commission

EC
European Commission. Institution of the European Union responsible with managing the day-to-day business of the EU

EU
European Union

EDA
Event-driven Architecture

EPC
Event-driven Process Chain

EFFRA
European Factories of the Future Research Association

ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning

ESP
External Service Providers

ETL
Extract, Transform, Load

FI-PPP
Future Internet-Public Private Partnership

FoF
Factories of the Future. It brings private and public resources together by launching market-orientated cross-border projects through a progressive research and innovation agenda

FSIGN
Financial Statement Authorised Signatory. Persons who are authorised, on behalf of their organisation to sign financial statements in H2020 projects

G1G1
Get-one-give-one

GA
Grant Agreement. The grant agreement is an EU standard contract defining the basic conditions for the project financing

GE
Generic Enablers

I/O
Input/Output

IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IaaS
Infrastructure as a Service. This refers to the on-demand provisioning of infrastructural resources, usually in terms of virtual machines

ICE (Conference)
International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation

ICT
Information and Communication Technologies

IoE
Internet of Everything

IoT
Internet of Things

IP
Intellectual Property

IPR
Intellectual Property Rights

ITMC
International Technology Management Conference

KPI
Key Performance Indicator

M2M
Machine to Machine Communications

MDA
Model Driven Architecture

MES
Manufacturing Execution System

MOU
Memorandum of Understanding

MLSP
Manufacturing and Logistics Solution Providers

N/A
Not Applicable

NGSI
Next Generation Services Interface

OAK
Open Applications Development Kit

OLAP
On-line Analytics Processing

OS
Operating System

OWL2
Web Ontology Language

PaaS
Platform as a Service. It refers to providing platform layer resources, including operating system support and software development frameworks

PAYG
Pay-as-you-go

PLC
Programmable Logic Controller

PM
Project Manager. The project manager of vf-OS is Stuart Campbell, Information Catalyst for Enterprise (ICE)

PMB
Project Management Board. Permanent body which has the responsibility of keeping the project focused

PO
Project Officer. The representative of the EC who is responsible for monitoring the progress of the project

PP
Restricted to other program participants (including the Commission Services) (dissemination level indicator for H2020 deliverables)

PPR
Project Periodic Report. The reports that need to be generated at the end of each 18 month reporting period

PU
Public (dissemination level indicator for H2020 deliverables)

PWYW
Pay-what-you-want

QMR
Quarterly Management Reports. Compiled to give a periodical overiew of the project's progress. These are based on the monthly entries

R&D
Research and Development

RDF
Resource Description Framework

RDI
Research, Development, and Innovation

RE
Restricted to a group specified by the consortium (including the Commission Services). (dissemination level indicator for H2020 deliverables)

RFID
Radio Frequency IDentification. RFID uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects

RTD
Research and Technical Development. A general term for activities that are performed in connection with technological innovation

SaaS
Software as a Service. It refers to providing on demand applications over the Internet

SA
Situation Awareness

SDK
Software Development Kit

SE
Specific Enablers

SME
Small and Medium Enterprise

SOA
Service-Oriented Architecture

SOTA
State of the Art. The highest level of general development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field achieved at a particular time

STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Data

SWOT
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

TRL
Technical Readiness Levels. A method of estimating technology maturity of critical technology elements of a program during the acquisition phase

TRM
Technology Roadmapping

UI
User Interface

URI
Universal Resource Identifier

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

VRM
Value Roadmapping

WBF
World Batch Forum

WP
Work Package. A group of related tasks within the project. These can be seen as sub-projects within the project

WS
Workshop Sessions