• :
  • Group Focus:
  • :
  • :
  • Group Description

    Please note that the Brokering Governance WG has now finished its term under RDA and has delivered its outputs


    The goal is to address the Governance of the brokering framework middleware and interconnect existing international e-infrastructures.


    The Working Group will address the following:


    1. Brokering configuration and strategies;

    2. Brokering governance and agreements;

    3. Publications and transparency;

    4. Community adoption and sustainability.


    Effective middleware governance has the potential to support longer-term development under a variety of funding models, to simplify and standardize access models, and establish a basis for the continued value of brokered systems. 

    To ensure sustainable, stable development and effectiveness in an operational environment of brokering systems reliant on middleware service architectures, an effective model for the governance and reuse of that middleware must be agreed upon.

    We propose to consider and recommend a set of best practices for governing and managing brokering middleware. These practices will work to ensure future interoperability, access, and use to brokering middleware independent or in light of various development and funding models to support long-term planning of brokered, integrated systems. These will be of value not only to interoperability architects and to developers (who can plan integrated systems assuming the continued use and support of brokering middleware) but also to system managers and end users. 


    Work packages

    1. Business Models
    2. (Brokering) Service Agreements
    3. Use-cases

    Use Cases

    • ICSU/WDS (leader: Michael Michael Diepenbroek);
    • Danube Data Infrastructure (Max Craglia);
    • GEO-BON (Wim Hugo);
    • SAION (Bente Lilja Bye).


  • Group Email

  • Group Type: Historical Group
  • Group Status: Completed
  • Co-Chair(s): Stefano Nativi, Max Craglia, Jay Pearlman

Leave a Reply