Public Review XML Interchange Language for System Dynamics (#XMILE) V1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard ends October 29th

Members of the OASIS XML Interchange Language (XMILE) for System Dynamics TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance XML Interchange Language for System Dynamics (XMILE) Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

XML Interchange Language for System Dynamics (XMILE) Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
29 July 2015

Specification Overview:

This document defines an open XML protocol (XMILE) for the sharing, interoperability, and reuse of System Dynamics models and simulations.

System Dynamics is an interactive environment for simulating the impact of policy on complex ecosystems. The benefits of this standard are:

* System Dynamics models can be re-used with Big Data sets to show how different policies produce different outcomes in complex environments.
* Models can be stored in cloud-based libraries, shared within and between organizations, and used to communicate different outcomes with common vocabulary.
* Model components can be re-used and plugged into other simulations.
* It allows the creation of online repositories modeling many common business decisions.
* It increases acceptance and use of System Dynamics as a discipline.
* It helps ISVs make new tools that help businesses to develop and understand models and simulations.
* It enables vendors to develop standards-based applications for new markets such as mobile and social media.

Three Statements of Use were received from isee systems, transentis management consulting, and SDXchange [3].

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 31 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC and ends 29 October 2015 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

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XML schemas:


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[1] OASIS XML Interchange Language (XMILE) for System Dynamics TC

[2] Approval ballot:

[3] Statements of Use:
- isee systems, inc.:
- transentis management consulting:
- SDXchange project:


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