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SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015

13 Dec , 2015,
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SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015 Winners

SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015 Winners

We are very proud to share that m-click.aero was awarded second finalist in the category ATM services during the SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015 final event last week in Brussels. For the first time in the history of Master Class two prototypes have received equal number of votes, therefore the m-click.aero’s proposal shares second place with FlightAware. Congratulations to EUMETNET and Frequentis AG for the Best-in-Class award this year!

This Master Class was a big success for us considering the fact that our company is not directly involved in the SESAR program. In accordance with our attitude to push the envelope and regularly leave our comfort zone, we have competed with our brand new Aviation Data Validation Platform, a solution for data quality ensurement, which clearly went beyond standard SWIM enabled ATM applications and services.

m-click.aero Team at SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015

m-click.aero Team

Our Aviation Data Validation Platform has numerous unique capabilities. Built on the results of previous activities at Eurocontrol and during the OGC Testbeds 10 and 11, we put a lot of knowledge and technology together and proposed a cloud based aviation validation service aware of SWIM AIRM an ISRM data models and capable to deliver reports regarding aviation document’s SWIM compliance and logical consistency. On this validation platform (deployed either in cloud or on-premises) SWIM users can execute quality checks for any kind of aeronautical data verifying it against standard data models and validation rules. Users can also create custom validations for the most diverse business cases.

Our contribution demonstrates the real benefits when ATM service providers and consumers met up in the SWIM technical infrastructure.


Validation Web Client

The platform is easy to use, performant, reliable and cost-efficient. Even more, our users can take advantage not only from predefined validation schemas but could also define their own application specific business rules and enforce them.

Go to Aviation Data Validation Platform and check how we can assist you in the effort to increase and maintain the quality of aeronautical data.

Free Premium Access to AIXM Validaton Service for SWIM Master Class 2015 Participants

2 Oct , 2015,
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m-click.aero is a very enthusiastic supporter of activities in the field of aeronautical data quality ensurement. Earlier this year, we have launched a test version of the first public web based AIXM Validation Service avaliable as both a web application and a SWIM yellow profile compatible REST service. Now, we are glad to announce that the Premium Access to AIXM Validaton Service will be grant for free for all participants of the SWIM Master Class 2015.

In order to improve the quality of information used during the Master Class, it would be very beneficial if master class participants would test their data sets against the most extensive set of validation rules provided for AIXM 5.1. Don’t forget, the data validation ability is one of the most essential SWIM infrastructure features! Take advantages of SWIM technical infrastructure, use web based validation service for free to ensure highest possible data quality: validator@m-click.aero

16 Sep , 2015,
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As part of ATIEC 2015, our aviation consultant Aleksandar Balaban presented the concept of “Aeronautical Data Validation as a Service”. The FAA annual Air Traffic Information Exchange Conference took place on August 25-27 2015 at Silver Spring, Washington D.C.

The talk began with a snapshot of the SWIM technical infrastructure landscape and the aeronautical data quality: there are different reasons for data validation and several different approaches to implement it. There is also a demand to provide data validation and business rule enforcement functionalities as a costly efficient SWIM enabled service (SaaS).

Aleks then provided an overview of the work done in the previous OGC Testbed 11, the emerging standard in the area of declarative validation, as well as standardised service endpoints that will meet this interest. He then illustrated the way a declarative validation software component might be exposed to consumers using a web service endpoint.

View the presentation “Aeronautical Data Validation as a Service”.

AIXM Validation as a Service at ATIEC 2015

6 Aug , 2015,
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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), will host the 2015 Air Transportation Information Exchange Conference (ATIEC) on August 25-27, 2015 at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. m-click.aero has been invited to present results of collaborative work performed together with Eurocontrol and Interactive Instruments in the OGC Testbed 11 regarding the validation of aeronautical data with focus on AIXM validation as a service.


AIXM Validator Web Interface

The presentation will demonstrate the feasibility of automated, service based validation of aeronautical information represented using AIXM. The validation is based on a set of AIXM business rules that are expressed in structured English, following a profile of the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR). The business rules were mostly automatically converted into a set of Schematron rules. Another component, the rule validation engine, can read these rules and use them to validate AIXM data. The functionality of the validation engine is made available using the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) interface. It can be integrated into information workflows that require the verification/validation of data, and is therefore suited to fulfill such needs for both data providers and users.

Photo on 13-06-14 at 10.03Our speaker at ATIEC 2015 conference, Aleksandar Balaban, is an independent ATM consultant located in Berlin, Germany. He received his Graduate Degree in Computer Technology from the Vienna University of Technology and has been working in the field of aeronautical information systems for almost 8 years. He was collaborating on the design and development of European Aeronautical database (EAD), which has been maintaining and continuously developing on behalf of Eurocontrol. Aleks’s experience ranges from software and data engineering to ATM systems definition and implementation utilising the concept of System Wide Information Management (SWIM). In September 2011 he joined the team participating in Europe’s most ambitious research and development programme, SESAR. As contributor and task leader he was participating in sub projects regarding the system wide information management (SWIM), aeronautical services and Digital NOTAM and Digital Briefing applications. He was also participating in the ongoing work on the OGC PubSub 1.0 project and for m-click.aero in the OGC Testbed 11. Aleksandar can be contacted at aleksandar.balaban (at) m-click.aero