Bomos2i workshop ii - sustaining government ICT standards


The presentations and minutes of the workshop can be found below.

The day-to-day practice of selecting and maintaining standards for eGovernment solutions was the topic of a workshop organised by the Dutch eGovernment service Logius and the European Commission’s ISA Programme, in Brussels on 23 June.

The workshop focussed on the current application of the Dutch government’s Bomos2i standard approach, developed by Logius.

Speakers included Raph de Rooij, Logius’ specialist on open standards, and Bertrand Grégoire, senior engineer at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology.

The Luxembourg research institute has helped to improve the Bomos2i model, based on their work on e-SENS, one of the EC’s large scale pilot projects. The e-SENS project aims to facilitate access of citizens and businesses to public services across borders.

Over the past years, Logius has been working on the Bomos2i guide, helping public administrations in choosing and maintaining standards that are to be used for their eGovernment solutions. “In 2013, ISA and Logius organised a first workshop to present the Bomos2i approach”, says Susanne Wigard, project manager at the EC’s ISA Programme and a national expert on Interoperability in Public Services. “It is now time to show how this approach is used day-to-day.”

Logius would like other EU Member States to reuse their approach to selecting and maintaining open standards. The Bomos2i requirements include, for example, that such standards be made in open meetings, on the basis of consensus and that intellectual property rights be shared with other software developers.


More information:

Minutes of the workshop

Bomos2i ii - sustaining government ICT standards

Open standards - Bomos2i community

Bomos2i news item
English translation of the Management and Development Model for Open Standards

Expected Participants:

Representatives from Member States institutions active in the field of standardisation and open formats and stakeholders interested in the developing and applicability of open guidelines.

  State: Pending


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09:00 – 09:30 Registration – Welcome   09:30 – 10:00 Introduction - Presentation Susanne Wigard   10:00 – 11:00 Guidelines for web accessibility - Presentation Raph de Rooij  A practical explanation how Web-guidelines are managed and maintained in the Netherlands based on the BoMOS methodology.   11:00 – 11:30 Inquiry form to test BoMOS maturity level - Baseline Form Raph de Rooij  Logius is carrying out several pilots to assess the management organisations of several local profiles on international open standards using an inquiry form. Thus giving a Baseline to what extent criteria for open governance are met.   11:30 – 13:00 e-SENS: Lessons learned - Presentation Bertrand Grégoire  The European project e-SENS used a slightly adjusted version of the BoMOS model to suit the requirements given to governing Building Blocks across Europe. The lessons learned during this process will be presented.   13:00 – 13:45 Break   13:45 – 14:45 CAMSS Marijke Salters, Susanne Wigard   Catalogues of standards and the CAMSS method for the assessment of standards and specifications, in the context of standardisation governance.    Discussion: Could the BoMOS maturity assessment inquiry form be reused by other organisations that deal with standardisation and the selection of standards? Should something like this become part of the CAMSS toolbox?    14:45 Conclusion Susanne Wigard  

The minutes of the workshop can be found here.

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