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AAA: Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting

Access control: 

1) Ability to enforce a policy that identifies permissible actions on a particular resource by a particular subject. 

2) An information architecture that comprises, in terms of software design, a reusable software template, or skeleton, from which key enabling and supporting services can be selected, configured and integrated with application code. (http://www.opengeospatial.org/resources/?page=glossary)

3) A catalogue of toponyms (place names) assigned with geographic references. A gazetteer service retrieves the geometry for one or more features, given their associated well-known feature identifiers (text strings). (http://www.opengeospatial.org/resources/?page=glossary)

4) Viewpoint of the ORCHESTRA Reference Model that specifies the modelling approach of all categories of information the ORCHESTRA Architecture deals with, including their thematic, spatial, temporal characteristics as well as their meta-information. [OGC 07-097; RM-OA 2007]

Age specific survival: In population modelling, age specific survival is the basic information on the amount of time an individual that has reached a stage of life can be expected to spend in each subsequent stage of life as well as overall life expectancy.

Agile management: Iterative method of determining requirements for engineering and information technology development projects. It is used in BioVeL to manage the software development processes.

Annotation: Explanatory information attached to a workflow.

API: Application Programming Interface

Atom: Refers to standards used for web feeds (The Atom Publishing Protocol and the Atom Syndication Format)

Authentication: Concerns the identity of the participants in an exchange. Authentication refers to the means by which one participant can be assured of the identity of other participants. [SOA-RA, 2008]

Authorisation: Concerns the legitimacy of the interaction. Authorisation refers to the means by which an owner of a resource may be assured that the information and actions that are exchanged are either explicitly or implicitly approved. [SOA-RA, 2008]


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News

19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.