Process and methodology for developing semantic agreements

This report, produced in the context Action 1.1 of the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) Programme, describes the process and methodology for the development of common models and specific data entities that can be used as a basis for interoperability among information systems.


This work is based on and elaborates further the standardisation process and methodology of W3C


More specifically, this report defines:



  • A process through which semantic agreements can be reached among participants in a consensus-building activity.
  • A methodology through which semantic agreements are developed. We can break this down into the following objectives:
    • To define clearly the kind of problems the domain model and the data entities will solve;
    • To make the overall structure and components of the domain model clear;
    • To follow best practice when publishing the semantic agreements.

Related documents

Nature of documentation: Other


Type of document
ISA Open Metadata Licence v1.1
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