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Effectiveness metrics and cost benefit analysis methodology for machine-to-machine interoperability standards
Author(s): Wolfgang Baer
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Paper Abstract

When to implement a standard and how much benefit would result from its implementation is often a seat of the pants value judgment. We will address lack of cost/benefit metrics for interoperability standards by presenting a generalized model of the interoperability problem which defines the tasks required to implement an NxN matrix of interoperating system types. The model is then used to assess the work load required to achieve interoperability and quantify the extent to which the introduction of standards reduces the work load as a function of delineated standards characteristics. Characteristics such as format, execution, speed, bandwidth, and, must notably knowledge definition mechanisms are delineated. Standards effectiveness in terms of task costs are then estimated as a function of standards characteristics, latent ambiguities, and number interoperating nodes. Use case studies of several standards and guidelines for standards effectiveness evaluation will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7352, Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing, 73520R (19 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818221
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Wolfgang Baer, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7352:
Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing
Stephen Mott; John F. Buford; Gabriel Jakobson, Editor(s)

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