Standardization body perspective

As a person involved in standardization, you want industrial developments to converge into common practices, definitions and interfaces, eventually solidified in a standard. We all know how much a well-supported standard can help in saving costs and speeding up new product generations.


  • Promote usage and adoption of OSLC
  • Expand OSLC
  • Identify improvement points for OSLC
Modelica association
  • Promote usage and expand FMU
  • Embed FMU in system development lifecycle
CP-SETIS project
  • Promote usage and sustainability of IOS
  • Promote usage of RTP

CRYSTAL promotes interoperability using open standards as this is the only option to define a common language and avoid 1:1 tool interoperability. Using the IOS as a common language, n:n interoperability between tools becomes feasible, even for tools that will arise in the future.

Standardization is therefore essential for the IOS to make the results sustainable beyond the CRYSTAL project. How is CRYSTAL important for the standardization bodies?

Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterOASIS is the standardization body that maintains OSLC. The CRYSTAL project helps to gain critical mass for OSLC in the safety critical systems engineering domains, as important representatives of four domains are involved (automotive, healthcare, aerospace, rail). As the CRYSTAL project lets more and more users and developers experience the advantages of OSLC, the word will go around and OSLC moves towards a well-accepted standard in the system engineering community.

Moreover, CRYSTAL identified new IOS domains and a large range of IOS extensions based on real industry use cases and work flows. Also, real time simulation with FMU was connected to OSLC. Many of these were piloted in implementations. In the process, CRYSTAL identified improvement points for OSLC like link management and query performance. This offers a rich base for the OSLC roadmap in the years to come.

Modelica association is the standardization body that supports FMU as a Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterModelica association project. The CRYSTAL project made many new companies aware and active in using FMU. It was already successfully adopted in automotive and aerospace and is expanded to rail and healthcare. The CRYSTAL contribution to FMU was to provide the traceability and integration in the engineering workflow and lifecycle, by linking FMUs to requirements, verification and architecture using OSLC. This is standardized in the IOS and the related recommended workflow “Simulation management”.

Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterCP-SETIS is the organization that promotes IOS (interoperability specification) results. For CP-SETIS, CRYSTAL and the related Artemis projects CESAR, MBAT, iFEST, EMC2, DANSE, D3COS, HOLIDES are the main source for the IOS and the proof of industrial viability. CRYSTAL also provided the system engineering community with a library of sample and recommended engineering workflows using the IOS. This helps applying the IOS. CP-SETIS publishes the IOS, the IOS compatible tool catalog and the engineering workflow library.