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Using CIM to Create and Support the Data-Driven Utility
1-3 June, 2016 >> Amsterdam, Netherlands

Using CIM  to Create and Support the Data-Driven Utility

Utilities are now collecting and storing vast amounts of data regarding their operational systems with the goal of using that data to improve reliability, service metrics, customer satisfaction and asset utilization. Many existing legacy systems are isolated and fragmented lacking a unified approach to data management and resulting in barriers to interoperability and integration. Many utilities are adapting a data-driven architecture for enterprise integration based on the IEC CIM standards as the means by they can turn this data into information that can be more easily used improve the utility enterprise’s performance.


What is the CIM and why is it needed?

The Common Information Model (CIM) is an abstract information model that provides data understanding through the identification of the relationships and associations of the data within a utility enterprise. This enhanced data understanding supports the exchange of data models and messages and increases the ability to integrate applications both within the enterprise and with trading partners. These trends go beyond exchange or updates of network models to the exchange of specific dynamic data within transactional messages in a real-time environment. The CIM companion standards provide extensions and specifications that, when used in conjunction with the CIM models, provide a framework for the exchange of static models, transactional messages and full enterprise integration.

Who Should Attend
Utilities, energy companies, RTO/ISOs, vendors, consultants, university researchers and others involved in developing standards-based enterprise information architectures and integration frameworks to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
With the focus on Smart Grid interoperability and distribution applications, vendors with CIM-based products will want to reserve a Vendor Table to demonstrate their products and discuss service offerings.
The meeting is open to all current or potential CIM users – you do not have to be a CIM User Group member to attend. Attendees gain first-hand access to CIM experts and come away with new insights on how to realize the power of CIM-based integration.
The CIMug Meeting will be held on 1-3 June, 2016.
Meeting Location
The Grand Hotel Krasnopolsky
Brunton Avenue
Melbourne VIC 3002
The meeting will start on Tuesday, 25 February with the CIM University - a pre-conference CIM tutorial. The official CIMug plenary meetings will begin on Wednesday, 26 February and run until through Thursday, 27 February, including general sessions with utility case stories, new developments in use of the CIM and much more.



Vendors who would like to sponsor tables can add this as part of their registration.





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