The architectural roadmap
The emergence of new technologies, standards, alternative data sources and increased user demand has led to the establishment of completely new architectures that provide flexible and scalable solutions for accessing and consuming data. The service interfaces in traditional SDIs (e.g., WMS, WFS, WCS and SOS) are well known and supported by client applications. However, today, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provide an opportunity for developers to easily create value-added products. APIs can hide the complexity of upstream infrastructures and offer a set of well-defined and documented methods for data utilisation and processing across various components. The increased diversity of architectural approaches that we are facing is inevitably impacting SDIs. Whereas in the past data was processed and made available on some sort of centralised server, today depending on the concrete use case, computing can also take place in the network edge (e.g., on sensors devices), fog (e.g., on network gateways), or cloud. This novelty has led to the emergence of data spaces with various complexity that also occur at multiple levels.
This track provides overview of new technologies and their impact in changing traditional SDIs towards data spaces.