Software interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

IEC 61636:2016(E) is an implementation-independent specification for a software interface to information systems containing data pertinent to the diagnosis and maintenance of complex systems consisting of hardware, software, or any combination thereof. These interfaces will support service definitions for creating application programming interfaces (API) for the access, exchange, and analysis of historical diagnostic and maintenance information. This standard is published as a double logo IEC-IEEE standard.

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IEC 61636
Edition 1.0 2016-11
IEEE Std 1636
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)
IEC 61636:2016-11(en) IEEE Std 1636-2013
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IEC 61636
Edition 1.0 2016-11
IEEE Std 1636™
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)
INTERNATIONAL
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IEC 61636:2016
– i – IEEE Std 1636-2013
Contents

1. Overview .................................................................................................................................................... 1

1.1 General ................................................................................................................................................ 1

1.2 Scope ................................................................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................ 3

1.4 Application .......................................................................................................................................... 3

1.5 Conventions used in this document ..................................................................................................... 3

2. Normative references .................................................................................................................................. 3

3. Definitions .................................................................................................................................................. 4

4. Backgrounds ............................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1 Diagnostic maturation .......................................................................................................................... 5

4.2 Relationship to IEEE Std 1232 (AI-ESTATE) .................................................................................... 6

4.3 Relationship to IEEE 1636 (SIMICA) component standards .............................................................. 6

5. Information model ...................................................................................................................................... 6

5.1 SIMICA_MODEL ............................................................................................................................... 7

6. Conformance .............................................................................................................................................20

Annex A (informative) Bibliography ............................................................................................................21

Annex B (informative) Overview of EXPRESS............................................................................................22

B.1 Schema ...............................................................................................................................................22

B.2 Entity ..................................................................................................................................................22

B.3 Attribute .............................................................................................................................................23

B.4 Type definition ...................................................................................................................................24

B.5 Subtypes/supertypes ...........................................................................................................................24

B.6 External schema references ................................................................................................................25

B.7 Uniqueness constraints and WHERE clauses ....................................................................................26

B.8 Functions and procedures ...................................................................................................................27

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IEC 61636:2016
IEEE Std 1636-2013 –– iv – iv –
IEEE Standard for Software Interface
for Maintenance Information Collection
and Analysis (SIMICA)
Sponsor
IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20 on
Test and Diagnosis for Electronic Systems
Approved 19 March 2009
IEEE-SA Standards Board
Approved as a Full-Use Standard 5 December 2013
IEEE-SA Standards Board
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IEC 61636:2016
– v – IEEE Std 1636-2013

Abstract: This document provides an implementation-independent specification for a software

interface to information systems containing data pertinent to the diagnosis and maintenance of

complex systems consisting of hardware, software, or any combination thereof. These interfaces

will support service definitions for creating application programming interfaces (API) for the

access, exchange, and analysis of historical diagnostic and maintenance information. This will

address the pervasive need of organizations to assess the effectiveness of diagnostics for

complex systems throughout the product life cycle. The use of formal information models will

facilitate exchanging historical maintenance information between information systems and

analysis tools. The models will facilitate creating open system software architectures for maturing

system diagnostics.

Keywords: AI-ESTATE, Automated Test Markup Language (ATML), diagnostic maturation,

,((( Maintenance Action Information, maintenance data, Software Interface for

Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA), Test Results and Session Information

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IEC 61636:2016
IEEE Std 1636-2013 – vi –
IEEE Introduction

This introduction is not part of IEEE Std 1636-2009, IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance

Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA).

The requirement for a specification for access and exchange of diagnostic and maintenance product

information has arisen due to a pervasive need for the organizations who deliver complex systems to

monitor the effectiveness of their product health management solutions in their customers’ application

domains. Accordingly, The IEEE SCC20 Diagnostic and Maintenance Control (DMC) subcommittee has

undertaken the task of developing a standard which fulfills this need. It is envisioned that SIMICA will

fulfill this need for all such consumers of diagnostic and maintenance data.
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IEC 61636:2016
IEEE Std 1636-2013 – 1 –
Software Interface
for Maintenance Information Collection
and Analysis (SIMICA)

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1. Overview
1.1 General

This Standard Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA) was

developed by the Diagnostic and Maintenance Control Subcommittee of the IEEE Standards Coordinating

Committee 20 on Test and Diagnosis for Electronic Systems (SCC20) to provide standard, unambiguous

definitions of maintenance information semantics, interrelationships, and access services. This standard

defines a formal conceptual information model to relate maintenance information across concrete

information models. These models are related to the maturation of diagnostic systems and as such are

directly related to IEEE Std 1232™ . However this standard, in conjunction with its component standards,

can also be used independent of AI-ESTATE.
The goals of the 1636 family of standards are summarized here:

 Provide definitions of maintenance concepts and terminology relevant to the maturation of

diagnostic systems.

 Provide a set of information models that will serve as a basis for unambiguous interpretation and

communication of such data.
Information on references can be found in Clause 2.
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IEC 61636:2016
– 2 – IEEE Std 1636-2013
IEEE Std 1636-2009

IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

 Support the development of a software interface for moving such data between conforming

applications.

This standard specifically describes a set of formal specifications consisting of the logical representation of

the information that is used and generated during related diagnostic and maintenance processes. The

information model contained in this document provides a standard model of the top-level information

concepts that support these processes. Other components of this family of standards will further develop

conceptual decompositions of key elements of these processes down to the elemental data level, where

specific software interfaces can be represented. The relationship of these components to each other is

shown in Figure 1. IEEE Std 1636.1™ defines an information model and XML schema for exchanging test

result and session information. IEEE P1636.2™ defines an information model and XML schema for

exchanging maintenance action information. Precise specification of the semantics of these data elements

will provide the basis for services supporting the unambiguous exchange of information between producers

and consumers of historical diagnosis and maintenance information in a platform-independent manner.

SIMICA exhibits a close relationship to the IEEE Std 1232 through its direct use of Dynamic Context

Model historical records of diagnostic sessions, which is also shown in Figure 1. The intent of this

relationship is to relate diagnostic session information to associated maintenance actions for further

analysis and maturation of diagnostic models and reasoner learning mechanisms.
Figure 1 —Relationship of SIMICA component EXPRESS schemata

This standard family provides a controlled extension mechanism of its software interface components to

allow inclusion of relevant new maintenance information elements currently outside the scope of the

SIMICA specification.

The SIMICA family of standards defines key information specification formats. Implementations that use

only these specification formats will be portable. This does not preclude use of SIMICA interfaces with

non-conformant specification formats; however, such implementations may not be portable.

Software specifications defined in the SIMICA family of standards will support the interchangeability of

information between conformant applications. This will allow a large degree of flexibility in

implementation of information application architectures that support information reuse and realize various

maintenance information services (such as, but not limited to, client-server approaches, service oriented

architectures, etc.).
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IEC 61636:2016
IEEE Std 1636-2013 – 3 –
IEEE Std 1636-2009

IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

1.2 Scope

This standard is an implementation-independent specification for a software interface to information

systems containing data pertinent to the diagnosis and maintenance of complex systems consisting of

hardware, software, or any combination thereof. These interfaces will support service definitions for

creating application programming interfaces (API) for the access, exchange, and analysis of historical

diagnostic and maintenance information. The standard will use the information models of IEEE Std 1232 as

a foundation.
1.3 Purpose

The purpose of this standard is to specify a software interface for access, exchange, and analysis of product

diagnostic and maintenance information. This will address the pervasive need of organizations to assess the

effectiveness of diagnostics for complex systems throughout the product life cycle. The use of formal

information models will facilitate exchanging historical maintenance information between information

systems and analysis tools. The models will facilitate creating open system software architectures for

maturing system diagnostics.
1.4 Application

This standard should be applied in the development of software applications that access or provide

information relevant to the diagnosis and maintenance of systems. In the event of conflict between this

standard and a component standard in the IEEE 1636 family, the component standard shall take

precedence. In the event of conflict between this standard and a related standard such as IEEE Std 1232, the

standard as it applies to the information being produced shall take precedence. In the event of any conflict

between model comments and lexical definitions, lexical definitions shall take precedence.

1.5 Conventions used in this document

Clause 5 presents entity and concept definitions using the EXPRESS language as defined in ISO 10303-

11:1994 and uses the following conventions in their presentation:

All specifications in the EXPRESS language are given in the Courier type font when model elements

are represented outside the scope of the model.

This standard uses the vocabulary and definitions of relevant IEEE standards. In case of conflict of

definitions, the following precedence shall be observed: 1) Clause 3, Definitions; 2) The Authoritative

Dictionary of IEEE Standards Terms [B1] with preference given to versions of those definitions that are

attributed to SCC20 standards.
2. Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document (i.e., they must

be understood and used, so each referenced document is cited in text and its relationship to this document is

explained). For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of

the referenced document (including any amendments or corrigenda) applies.
The numbers in brackets correspond to those of the bibliography in Annex A.
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IEC 61636:2016
– 4 – IEEE Std 1636-2013
IEEE Std 1636-2009

IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

IEEE Std 1232™, IEEE Standard for Artificial Intelligence Exchange and Service Tie to All Test

3, 4
Environments (AI-ESTATE).

IEEE Std 1636.1 -2007, IEEE Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection

and Analysis (SIMICA): Exchanging Test Results and Session Information via the eXtensible Markup

Language (XML).
IEEE P1636.
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