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INSPIRE Validation, Conformance and Interoperability Testing

Clemens Portele, Jens Scheerlinck, Jon Herrmann, Robin Smith and Michael Lutz

(Submission #269)


A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA; ISA Action 1.17) is developing the INSPIRE Test Framework, a reusable open source reference tool for INSPIRE conformance testing, contributing to interoperability testing across the EU. This tool builds upon existing work in Member States and European projects and supports the validation of components in the INSPIRE infrastructure. Test suites for testing the conformance of data, services and metadata against the requirements in the INSPIRE Technical Guidance documents are being developed, too.

Organisations may use the configurable tool and the test suites in their own environment, and they may develop additional test suites for extensions and profiles based on their own requirements.

The presentation will outline the INSPIRE Test Framework and test suites, illustrating the process and challenges faced while developing the conformance and interoperability testing tool. This will include showcasing developments via a practical demo. Topics that will be covered include:

- Design of the INSPIRE Test Framework, including exploring interoperability testing in e-Government (with ISA Action 4.2.6: Interoperability Test Bed);

- Implementing the INSPIRE Test Framework;

- Transformation of the Abstract Test Suites into Executable Test Suites. This work builds upon the MIWP-5 Programme (Maintenance and Implementation Work Programme), which has collected and published requirements for the INSPIRE Test Framework and specified the Abstract Test Suites (publicly available via GitHub).


Topic Area:  [2.2] Technologies and tools required to deliver INSPIRE
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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