Welcome to the OSGi Users' Forum from Spain!
The increasing software dependency is currently raising the interest on managing digital transformation across many sectors through scalable open technologies with the potential to accomodate software intensity growth.
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Digitization & Cyberization
Defining a suitable approach for managing Digital Transformation requires an in depth understanding of Digitization and Cyberization processes as well as strong Software Engineering foundations for addressing the challenge. Digitization entails the representation of a physical entity in terms of bits. Cyberization refers to the process of it becoming part of a Cyber-world.
In general, an universe is a set of worlds, and a world (physical or virtual) can be defined in terms of the rules applying to the interaction among entities. An example are the physical laws that constraint all possible interactions among the physical entities in the worlds of our universe. Civilisations appear as a subset of all possible interaction patterns.
Physical and cyber-entities can be integrated in Cyber-physical Systems (CPS). These combine physical interaction rules with those from the emerging cyber-world.
Internet of Things, Internet of People and Internet of Services - Expanding Digital Universe
A range of service native software technologies have emerged on Internet from its origins. The increasing innovation speed (consequence of the digital nature and exponential laws driving the innovation enablers) is particularly visible during the last years.
Internet of Services is rapidly expanding; initially targeting human customers and currently many other things. High level concepts such as Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of People (IoP) and some other Internet of Xs, overlap with Internet of Services (IoS).
In the figure, we try to clarify the relative positioning among the terms, as well as their evolution, when used within the same context for an out-of-the box analysis.
µ-services & n-services
The µservice term was introduced in the context of OSGi some years ago by Peter Kriens. More recently the same term has been introduced closely linked to Linux Containers. This leads to confusion when both concepts are used together. Due to the different granularity (among other differences) we use micro and nano services when both terms are used together.
The complementarity of µ-services & n-services has been a relevant subject in the exchanges between Spanish development and operation interest groups during the last years.
Development and Operation are targeting two complementary, and everyday closer, engineering domains with their gravity centre in orthogonal technical challenges (optimisation of computing and human development resources). While n-services have been very successful and broadly adopted in major development projects, µ-services provide a more flexible solution for heterogeneous operation environments.
Taking into account their respective scope, both, µ-services & n-services, can be used complementing each other for optimising a DevOps environment.
Services Science and Engineering Conference, JCIS 2018, Call for Papers – March 2018
The XIVth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 17th-19th September in the city of Sevilla Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis developing into one of the great market centres of Hispania. The nearby Roman city of Italica remained as residential city and birthplace of two Roman emperors, Trajan and Hadrian. Its Old Town is the largest of Spanish cities. Areas of interest of the event cover all service relevant topics including business processes, services technologies, engineering and management allowing for on-going work, thoughts, positioning and experiences presentations.
XXVII Spanish R&E Network Event - June 2017
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2017 technical event will take place in the City of Santander, capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria whose port was known as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium during the Roman Empire. From the 13th – 15th of June both working groups and community members will meet at the School of Maritime Engineering of the University of Cantabria.
Services Science and Engineering Conference, JCIS 2017, Call for Papers – January 2017
The XIIIth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 19th-21st July in the city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna, ancient capital of the Canary Islands, first university of the archipelago and World Heritage site by UNESCO. Special interest areas include Services Engineering, Management, Processes and Technologies.
XXVII Spanish R&E Network Event - November 2016
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2016 event took place in the City of Valencia. Founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC, Valencia is an UNESCO World Intangible Heritage Site both by the “Falles” festival and by the “Water Court”, institution to handle water use conflicts with roots in the roman era. The event took place at the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (ETSIAMN) addressing campus networks, efficient resources management and optimization, cloud computing, big data and analytics, education services, corporate applications and speeches focused on key subjects.
Digital Transformation Working Group launched - April 2016
The increasing interest in Cyberization process has led to the launching of a Working Group on Digital Transformation. Martin Treiber, architecture chair in OSIRIS (Egyptian god of a new life) project, that addressed distributed OSGi in the past, will participate as invited researcher.
Services Science and Engineering Conference, JCIS 2016, Call for Papers – April 2016
The XIIth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 14th-16th September in the city of Salamanca, UNESCO World Heritage Site that also hostess the world´s third oldest university in continuous operation.
OSGi and Internet of Things - Jun 2015
First outcomes from Industry IoT Requirements
Security Working Group launched - April 2015
The increasing interest from the users in Security has led to launching an initiative focussed on this topic that will be chaired by Javier Lopez. If you are interested in this topic please do not hesitate contacting us (see bottom of this page).
Services Science and Engineering Conference, JCIS 2015, Call for Papers - February 2015
The XIth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 15th-17th September in the city of Santander, capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria, which was known as "Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium" in the Roman Empire.
Chaired by Juan Manuel Murillo, from the Universitiy of Extremadura, the Service Science and Engineering Conference will allow for traditional submissions and for "Position Statements" targeting experieced researchers. Thoughts and points of view of past, present and future directions of Digital Services will be discussed in the forum. Contributions welcome! (Read more...)
2015 Case Study Announcement- December 2014
Aligned with its objective of sharing experiences on modular and dynamic technologies deployments, OSGi Forum Spain together with Megha (IRIS-Cloud innovation Working Group), have been invited for a joint Science, University and Industry Case Study.
Innnovative Services being incubated in the City of Zaragoza, capital of Aragon, UNESCO World Heritage Site by its aesthetic trend in the Mudéjar architectural style, will drive a reference application case.
Spanish R&E Network Event - November 2014
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2014 event will take place in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cáceres. It will include a session on Models for "Sharing Services among Organisations" chaired by Javier Garcia and an OSGi related speech:
OSGi Community Event - October 2014
The OSGi Community Event 2014 will take place in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 28 to 30 Oct, 2014. Take a look at the Program!
Several OSGi related speaches during September 2014. Hope to see you there!
Richard Hall honor member
The Spanish Users´ Group has its origins in ITEA OSMOSE project, it being one of the outcomes of this R&D collaborative project.
From 2002 the evolution of OSGi technology can be analyzed from a broad perspective. This has led the Spanish Users´ Group to nominate Richard Hall honor member for his dedication and outstanding contribution to the innovation in this technology.
OSGi and Cloud Computing
Released and Running OSGi Specs
OSAmI-Commons innovation achievements
How OSGi can contribute to challenges in areas such as Sustainability, Health, City Services, Smart Home, Tools and Edutainment in collaboration with Megha-Intercloud demonstrated in ITEA OSAmI-Commons project. Read more ....
OSGi Users' Forum from Spain sponsors evAAL 2014
Following last year success the research community will meet again in the 2014 edition for evaluating solutions exploring how the increasing potential of ICT can help for a better life.
About Spanish OSGi Users' Forum
Founded in 2006 the Spanish OSGi Users´ Group addresses the technology from an user perspective. Involving users at different levels (including end users) the forum constitutes a meeting point for exploiting the benefits of modular and dynamic software technology.
The objectives of the Spanish OSGi Group are driven by major application domains such as education, sustainability, health or new city services always focused on the benefits that standarisation and interoperability can bring to the users at different levels.
The User Group supports:
Here you will find information of some of our activities. Don't forget to subscribe to the mailing list to keep up to date.
We work in collaboration with our users for helping them in exploiting the technology. Do not hesitate containg us for anything to improve or helping you.
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