Information Modeling with JADN v1.0 published by OpenC2 TC
This Committee Note describes the use of information models (IMs) and contrasts them with other modeling approaches, such as Entity-Relationship models for databases, and knowledge models / ontologies.
OASIS is pleased to announce publication of “Information Modeling with JADN Version 1.0,” a Committee Note from the members of the OASIS Open Command and Control (OpenC2) TC .
Early in its work, the OASIS OpenC2 Technical Committee recognized that the OpenC2 Language needed to be defined in an implementation-independent manner in order to achieve the goals of being “agnostic of underlying products, technologies, transport mechanisms or other aspects of the implementation”. In response, the TC created an information modeling language, JSON Abstract Data Notation (JADN), to support the information modeling needed to define OpenC2 in that manner.
This Committee Note describes the use of IMs, explains how to construct IMs using JADN, and contrasts IMs with other modeling approaches, such as Entity-Relationship models for databases, and knowledge models / ontologies. Information models (IMs) are used to define and generate physical data models, validate information instances, and enable lossless translation across data formats.
JSON Abstract Data Notation (JADN) is a UML-based information modeling language that defines data structure independently of data format. While JADN was created to facilitate the development of OpenC2, it is an independent specification, and can be used for any information modeling application.
This Committee Note is available here:
Information Modeling with JADN Version 1.0
Committee Note 01
19 April 2023
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Members of the OpenC2 TC  approved this Committee Note by a Full Majority vote on 19 April 2023 as documented in the TC minutes , and it is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.
Our congratulations to all the members of the TC.
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 OASIS Open Command and Control (OpenC2) TC
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