MIMOSA The Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE)


“The Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem™ (OIIETM) enables a major paradigm shift from traditional systems integration methods, to standards-based interoperability, in asset intensive industries, including process industries, integrated energy, aerospace and defense and other key critical infrastructure sectors…

“Major parts of the OIIE include standards associated with the OpenO&M Initiative and with ISO 15926. The OIIE uses these existing standards in combination with each other, to meet the identified systems and information interoperability requirements for use cases which are defined and prioritized by the industries which are served” (source: https://www.mimosa.org/open-industrial-interoperability-ecosystem-oiie/).

Problem it aims to solve:

“The OIIE was born from the collective desire of owner/operators to reduce their reliance on expensive, fragile, custom application integration, and move toward an interoperability paradigm that can be employed across a range of targeted industries. Traditionally, organizations in these sectors have been forced to use large scale systems integration methods, if they needed their complex applications and systems to work with each other in an integrated manner. This resulted in solutions which were relatively fragile and inflexible, while also being expensive and difficult to sustain” (source: https://www.mimosa.org/open-industrial-interoperability-ecosystem-oiie/).


“The OIIE is characterized by a solutions architecture framework for developing an enterprise architecture that employs system-of-systems interoperability. The foundation of an interoperability architecture is standards, and the OIIE uses a portfolio approach in leveraging both international and industry standards. … A Use Case-based approach is used to elicit common information exchange requirements from industry. These Use Cases are associated with Interoperability Scenarios that specify the systems involved, event triggers, data content, data formats and exchange mechanisms that are required to meet the industry requirements. While the Use Cases are contextualized within a representative business process, the business process itself is not standardized by the OIIE in recognition that business processes can widely differ across organisations and industries” (source: https://www.mimosa.org/open-industrial-interoperability-ecosystem-oiie/).


“Due to the hard collective work which has been done over many years, the OIIE is now at the point that it can start to be deployed in production environments, even as it continues to be developed, extended and enhanced. MIMOSA collaboratively leads the OIIE effort in conjunction with other industry standards bodies, industry associations, software suppliers, system integrators, EPC contractors and academia” (source: https://www.mimosa.org/open-industrial-interoperability-ecosystem-oiie/).