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  4. RachelJudson

    The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework

    Thanks Dan, you make an interesting point. I will take this up with the IMF Pathway team and come back to you. Thanks
  5. DRossiter87

    The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework

    Thank you for this @Tammy Au and @RachelJudson. I'm still currently reading through with the aspiration to submit comments before the August deadline. Some of my comments are grammar/terminology related but there is one I wanted to put here for others to discuss. Under 3.5 (Foundation Data Model) there is a section that asks the question: I was under the impression that "twinning" the make and model as opposed to the specific car would not be a digital twin according to the Gemini principles. Specifically on page 10 it states: If a manufacturer has a digital representation of a car, a potential twin, then surely it has no connection to the physical twin as there is no physical "thing" to connect to. This is largely why I refute the idea that digital twins can be applicable to design and construction as during that period the digital representations created within design authoring tools are also potential twins with no connection to a physical asset/system. I wonder how do we address the digital twins distinguishing feature (connecting to the physical) when there is no physical to connect to?
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  7. David McKee

    Digital twin

    Our internal definition subtly swaps out the term "asset" for "environment" to keep us conscious of things such as ground movements or air quality.
  8. Alexandra Robasto

    DT Talks Series 2 - Final Roundtable

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    The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks. The series will end with a roundtable discussion facilitated by Tom Hughes (DT Hub Delivery Lead) with the presenters forming a panel to discuss the presentations and further explore the topic.
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    This talk will describe a range of applications for digital twins which represent populations and their behaviour at fine geographical scales. Insights from spatial analysis, data science and AI will be advanced in order to support decision-making across multiple inter-connected sectors and subsystems. The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
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    For the UK’s digital twin ecosystem to flourish, key decision-makers must be acutely aware of the commercial incentive structures and narratives that underpin strategic collaboration across different problem domains and time horizons. In this talk, Tom explores some of the key commercial barriers to sustainable, human-centred growth across the UK’s digital twin ecosystem and highlights ongoing work conducted by techUK’s cross-market Digital Twin Working Group (DTWG). The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
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    Neil will introduce the Geospatial Commission's National Underground Asset Register pilot project, focussing on delivering high value use cases, while building in flexibility and interoperability. The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
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    In this short talk we’ll look at what have been the key barriers to entry over the last 20 years for Digital Twins. At Slingshot Simulations we talk about the 3C’s for Digital Twins: connectivity, communication, and collaboration. We’ll take a quick dive into how we use our Simulation-as-a-Service paradigm to facilitate rapid integration of Digital Twins as systems of systems.
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    As digital transformation accelerates across the built environment, Costain is collaborating across the value chain to move towards the Integrated Enterprise, connecting Digital Twins to ask complex What If questions of UK infrastructure. The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
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    Cities are complex places made up of lots of interconnected systems. Currently, policies, strategies and the digital tools that help to define them, struggle to reflect this complexity and interconnectedness. Will digital twins and the ability to federate, help cities to become more holistic in the way they plan infrastructure and services? The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
  15. Why a National Digital Twin? As a digital representation of assets and operations help owners and operators make their workforce safer, improve productivity and reduce costs, we look at how the development of a nation of digital twins can join up and create a national digital twin. How will a national digital twin help society tackle the cross silo challenges of achieving carbon reduction targets, co-ordinate disaster response and improve the wellbing of society as a whole. *** The focus of the 2nd series of digital twin talks is to explore the complex topic associated with the interconnection of digital twins in order to access the compound benefits that this can deliver. It cannot be expected by any solution provider, that “their” digital twin solution is one that can hope to achieve complete market monopoly given the bespoke nature of individual organisations and sectors requirements, histories and aspirations. It is, therefore, imperative that during the creation of these solutions one is considerate of design practices that are conducive in enabling the connection with other solutions [and their needs]. This practice will of course require governance but early reflection on this ambition can ultimately lower the technical hurdles that may emerge in line with potential integration frameworks.
  16. The National Digital Twin Programme hosted a webinar on Monday 8th June 2020 to discuss and answer questions about the recently published Pathway towards an Information Management Framework. We were delighted to receive many questions during the webinar, and hope that those the panel were able to answer helped deepen understanding and expand interest in the Information Management Framework and the National Digital Twin Programme. We have added those, and the questions we couldn't get to in the available time, as topics within this forum, collated by subject. We would like to invite you to add your suggestions and to take part in the discussion on the DT Hub around the development of the National Digital Twin. We will use the discussions here to compliment the Open Consultation being run through the CDBB website on the IMF Pathway.. As Mark Enzer, the Head of the NDT Programme, said in the webinar, we need to continue to build consensus through collaboration, and progress through sharing and learning together. For those who missed the webinar, a video of the webinar is now available and attached below is a transcript of the the event. IMF Pathway Webinar 08062020 Transcript FINAL.pdf
  17. Amy Rowley

    Pathway to Value - Webinar 2

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    A BSI hosted webinar that will focus on a refined schedule of horizontal digital twin use cases that reflects areas of shared value as well as the key performance indicators used to measure and manage their respective functions. It does so by building on the previous webinar (slides available here), and your contributions towards developing this refined schedule my commenting on the Useful Use Cases conversation starter (available here). To ensure that these use cases are as valuable as possible , please have a look and post your views before the event. Agenda Welcome Introduction to Theme 3: Pathway to Value Overview of Workshop 1 results Discussion* of horizontal use cases Overview of indicator/metric research Discussion* of indicator/metric research Introduction to the IMF Pathway Discussion* of the IMF Pathway and potential use case relationships Misc. Q&A * It is recommended that attendees read The pathway towards an Information Management Framework, as well as Convo Starter #1 and Convo Start #2 in advance.
  18. Peter El Hajj

    National Digital Twin Timeline

    https://time.graphics/line/306868 This timeline provides a high-level view of key events starting with the BIM Strategy Paper all the way to the creation of the National Digital Twin Programme. What events do you think were critical on this national journey to improve use of information over the whole life cycle of assets? What key events do we need to add to the picture? This timeline is referenced in the summary publication joined to the Pathway towards an information management framework: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/news/approach-delivery-national-digital-twin-united-kingdom
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    To celebrate CDBB’s publication of The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain, Miranda Sharp who led the team that developed the document, will chair a panel of experts to talk about the proposed Pathway and host a Q&A session with the audience on Monday 8th June at 18:30. The Panel Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science University of Southampton Dr Matthew West, Director, Information Junction, named author of the Pathway document Dr James Hetherington, Turing Institute, named author of the Pathway document Mark Enzer, Head of the National Digital Twin Programme Sam Chorlton, DT Hub Lead, National Digital Twin Programme We would be delighted if you could to join us for the webinar and would value your thoughts and questions: Register to attend this free event via Eventbrite; https://webinar-pathway-to-imf.eventbrite.co.uk Questions can be submitted in advance of the meeting to: : enquiries@digitaltwinhub.co.uk The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain sets out the technical approach for the development of an Information Management Framework (IMF) to enable secure, resilient data sharing across the built environment. The publication of the report by CDBB, in partnership with the Construction Innovation Hub, is a critical milestone towards a National Digital Twin. The Pathway can be viewed on the CDBB website: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/news/pathway-towards-IMF Alongside the Pathway document, we have also published its twin, The approach to delivering a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom, outlining the National Digital Twin Programme’s progress to date, while looking ahead to the development of the Information Management Framework, this document should be read alongside the Pathway: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/news/approach-delivery-national-digital-twin-united-kingdom The IMF Pathway document is open for public consultation for three months and we would really value your feedback on it.
  20. Please join us to discuss the published IMF Pathway on Monday, 8th June at 18:30. Miranda Sharp, Commons Lead, National Digital Twin Programme, will lead a panel of experts in a discussion about the IMF pathway followed by an interactive Q&A session with attendees. The panel: Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton James Hetherington, Director of e-Infrastructure, UKRI, named author of the IMF Pathway Matthew West, Director, Information Junction, named author of the IMF Pathway Mark Enzer, Head of the National Digital Twin Programme Sam Chorlton, DT Hub Stream Lead, National Digital Twin Programme Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-the-pathway-towards-an-information-management-framework-tickets-107198852654 Once you have registered you will be contacted with the link for the event. We would welcome your questions for our speakers ahead of the event, please send to; enquiries@digitaltwinhub.co.uk
  21. RachelJudson

    The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework

    The technical report is published alongside a high-level summary, The approach to delivering a National Digital Twin for the United Kingdom, detailing the NDT programme’s approach to leading a cultural shift to reduce the technological, commercial and cultural barriers that prevent effective data sharing. It should be read alongside the Pathway document. The Approach is also available on the CDBB website: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/news/approach-delivery-national-digital-twin-united-kingdom The_approach_to_delivering_a_National_Digital_Twin_for_the_UK.pdf
  22. The Centre for Digital Built Britain’s National Digital Twin programme has launched an open consultation seeking feedback on the proposed approach to the development of an Information Management Framework for the built environment. A new report, The Pathway Towards an Information Management Framework: A Commons for a Digital Built Britain, sets out the technical approach for the development of an Information Management Framework (IMF) to enable secure, resilient data sharing across the built environment. The publication of the report by CDBB, in partnership with the Construction Innovation Hub, is a critical milestone towards a National Digital Twin. On the publication, Mark Enzer, Head of the National Digital Twin Programme said, “I would really like to thank everyone who has come together over the past 18 months to help develop this proposed pathway towards an Information Management Framework. It represents a huge amount of work and exemplifies the collaborative approach that will be needed as we seek to enable an ecosystem of connected digital twins – the National Digital Twin. “The challenge is sizeable, but the promise is huge: better outcomes coming from better decisions based on better connected data. And, working with industry, academia and Government all pulling together we can deliver it. So, I’d urge you to join with us on this journey and help us build consensus on the way forward.” The way that digital twins are connected is important to ensuring security and improving the resilience of assets and systems. The goal of the IMF is to establish a common language by which digital twins of the built and natural environment can communicate securely and effectively to support improved decision taking by those operating, maintaining and using built assets and the services they provide to society. Its development by CDBB was recommended by the National Infrastructure Commission in 2017’s Data for the Public Good report and HM Government’s Construction Sector Deal. As industry leaders, DT Hub members involved in planning, creating and managing the built environment are invited to provide feedback on the report here. The consultation questions are: It has been proposed that the Information Management Framework (IMF) should essentially consist of a Foundation Data Model (FDM), a Reference Data Library (RDL) and an Integration Architecture (IA). Do you agree with this overall framework? In your view, are there any key elements missing from this framework? In your view, is the proposed approach to the IMF consistent with the Gemini Principles? Are there any inconsistencies that should be addressed? Section 3.4 lists the models and protocols that would form part of the IMF. Is there anything that you would like to suggest to improve this list? Section 3.5 describes key concepts of a Foundation Data Model. Is there anything that you would like to suggest to improve this description? Section 3.6 describes key concepts of the Reference Data Library. Is there anything that you would like to suggest to improve this description? Section 3.7 describes key concepts of an Integration Architecture. Is there anything that you would like to suggest to improve this description? Section 4 proposes a pathway for developing the IMF. Do you agree with the proposed overall approach? In your view, are there any key tasks missing from this pathway? Would you suggest any improvements to the order in which the tasks are undertaken to develop the IMF? What do you see as the barriers to connecting digital twins within organisations and between different organisations/sectors? How can these barriers be overcome? In your experience what are the reasons why organisations invest in the creation of digital twins? Why would they invest in connecting digital twins? Do you have any other comments on the proposed approach to developing the information management framework? What opportunities do you see arising in your business from being able to connect Digital Twins and share and integrate data across them? The consultation on the IMF is open until 31 August and responses can be submitted here. Read a summary of the report here. the_pathway_towards_an_imf.pdf
  23. holgerkessler

    Digital twin

    I am missing a consideration of the natural environment that most infrastructure is grounded in - if we fail to connect up with the Geology/Soil/Groundwater/Archaeology/Geotechnics community we will miss a trick and the predictability of city or infrastructure digital twins will be severely impeded.
  24. Michael Mulquin

    Digital twin

    Our draft IEC Smart Cities Systems Committee definition of digital twin is: Digital Twin formal, explicit, computer-readable and computer-executable digital representation of an object or system that allows a computer to understand that object or system Note 1 Digital twins can be made of material objects and systems (house, city, human, electrical distribution system etc.) and of immaterial objects (process, project plan, etc.) Note 2 Digital twins can be primary, when the digital representation is developed before the physical object or system is built to help in the design or construction of that object or system. Or they can be secondary, when they are developed to represent an object or system that already exists in the physical world. Note 3 A digital twin of an existing object or system is created from data gathered from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, with scientific and social-science modelling, machine learning and other advanced analytics applied to replicate the behaviour of that object or system, supporting decision making. Note 4 A digital twin of an existing object or system is more than just a model: it must have a two-way connection with that object or system and should provide dynamic as well as static representations of that object or system. Data needs to flow between the physical twin and the digital, enabling insights and creating the opportunity for positive interventions within the physical twin.
  25. Neil Thomspon

    Digital twin

    Thats a good question, I wonder if we can find people in this space to contribute? I would assume the language is not developed in this space!
  26. holgerkessler

    Digital twin

    I am interested in examples of digital twins of the natural environment (groundwater, soil, geology, ground properties/resources in particular) - do we need to define what those are - would love to hear other people's thoughts
  27. Helena

    DT Talks Video Series (5/5)

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    DT Talks Video Series 5/5 The weekly video will be available from 9:00 on the DT Hub website (www.digitaltwinhub.co.uk) with live discussions from 10:30 – 11:30. This week the DT Talk is titled: Digital Roundtable
  28. Helena

    DT Talks Video Series (4/5)

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    DT Talks Video Series 4/5 The weekly video will be available from 9:00 on the DT Hub website (www.digitaltwinhub.co.uk) with live discussions from 10:30 – 11:30. This week the DT Talk comes from Neil Thompson (CDBB) and is titled: Twinfrastructure, Creating a Common Language
  29. Helena

    DT Talks Video Series (3/5)

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    DT Talks Video Series 3/5 The weekly video will be available from 9:00 on the DT Hub website (www.digitaltwinhub.co.uk) with live discussions from 10:30 – 11:30. This week the DT Talk comes from Mark Birkin (ATI) and is titled: Urban Digital Twins
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