TITAN/2 Deliverable 3.1: PROCEEDINGS OF USER GROUP MEETING 1

Abstract

The present report presents the proceedings of the 1st Titan User Group seminar, held in May 97. The seminar was open to organisations involved in Public Transport and its objectives were to inform participants on the work carried out in the Titan 1 and 2 projects. Particular emphasis was put on the reference data model for Public Transport, Transmodel, its status, extensions and future.The main part of the report consists of exhaustive proceedings, complemented by an introduction to the seminar and a first evaluation as a conclusion. Separate appendices provide a comprehensive documentation on the material of presentations.

Executive Summary

The Titan project is focused on the European reference data model, Transmodel. Trial validation of the model in pilot sites, extensions to new domains and refinements of the model, validation and evaluation, promotion and dissemination, and standardisation of Transmodel are the main features of the project.

In this context, a Titan User Group has been set out by the project, in order to collect and provide information, to validate proposed solutions and, generally, to support the taking up of Transmodel in the future.

The report presents the proceedings of the 1st Titan User Group seminar, held in May 97. The seminar was open to organisations involved in Public Transport such as operators, authorities, national or international organisations.

The first part of the report introduces the seminar by explaining the context and the objectives, presenting the programme and the attendance and providing some material details.

The main part of the report consists of exhaustive proceedings, with a section on each of the presentations or discussions. The main subjects raised by the speakers are the following:

- history and context of Transmodel development;

- strategic actions to support Transmodel from national or international organisations;

- standardisation issues;

- experiences of Transmodel use by operators implementing information systems;

- experiences of Transmodel use by suppliers developing software tools;

- economic aspects of Transmodel implementation;

- technical presentation of the methods, the contents and the advantages of Transmodel;

- current development and extensions;

- presentation of the Titan project: pilot site implementations, evaluation;

- future of Transmodel: dissemination, standardisation, maintenance.

The last section provides a first evaluation of the seminar, which is felt as rather successful. A valuable exchange of information took place, wide acceptance and interests for existence and development of Transmodel have been demonstrated, and the taking up of the reference model is likely to increase in the years to come.

Appendices, bound separately, provide a comprehensive documentation on the presented material.

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