At the EPOS information day event in Slovenia in May 2018, an initial discussion was held on how to improve further the coordination between TCS IT requirements, expectations and offerings, and the ICS development plan. The idea emerged to have specific use cases defined to test the ICS functionality, and so allow specification of improvements and additions. At the Barcelona event in October, the SCB met and agreed to set up a coordinating group of eight persons: four representatives from TCSs (Francois Robida, Beata Orlecka, Lauro Chiaraluce and Florian Haslinger) and four representatives from WP6&7 (ICS) (Keith Jeffery, Daniele Bailo, Chris Card and Jan Michalek).
It was agreed that the TCS coordinators would obtain suitable use cases from the TCSs which would be stored in GitHub. Both TCS and ICS people could comment on the use cases to ensure understanding. In parallel, the ICS coordinators have been preparing a list of ICS components. This work is at present underway. The idea is to break down each use case into requirements and that the requirements can then be matched against the ICS components that are used to satisfy the requirement. This will result in a matrix of use case requirements against ICS components. At the upcoming workshops, we will check the degree of satisfaction of the requirements and (a) report on success or otherwise; (b) propose improvements to existing components or the need for additional components to be fed into the ICS development plan. Additionally, Amelia Baptie has been involved in this process from the ICS side.
The current workshop schedule is:
|10||20190304-07||User Feedback Group Workshop|
|23||20190603-06||User Feedback Group Workshop|
|40||20190930-1003||External Testing Workshop|
The detailed agendas and logistics for the workshops are currently under discussion.