Asset Lifecycle Systems Interoperability hits the roads in Queensland


The Asset Institute has begun work with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to provide standards-based systems interoperability for a subset of QLD TMR asset lifecycle related applications and systems.

QLD TMR included the Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE) and ISO 18101 in an open-market Expression of Interest (EOI) for the provision of an “Asset Data Interoperability Platform” to which an Asset Institute team responded.  The EOI was followed by a competitive Invitation to Offer (ITO) and following a comprehensive evaluation process, the Contract was awarded to the Asset Institute Team, with the Discovery Phase now underway.

This project uses the (OIIE) specifications to enable Systems of Systems to be formed from interoperating Systems and Systems Elements as an emerging alternative to traditional systems integration or proprietary interoperability solutions.  The OIIE is developed and managed by MIMOSA in cooperation with several other industry Standards Developing Organizations who are part of the OpenO&M Initiative.  ISO 18101 is under development by ISO/TC 184/WG 06 “Asset intensive industry interoperability” and is also based on the OIIE.

The project will use standardized OIIE Agile methods, and produce additional OIIE Use Case, Scenario, Event, Primary Component and Adapter documentation.  This will support continuous OIIE improvement, sustainment, and reuse within QTMR, as well as other parts of interdependent QLD, AU, and global critical infrastructure.

The Asset Institute’ team comprises Assetricity led by Alan Johnston; Synengco through services provided by Don Sands and Eddie Cabrero; Pitt and Sherry through Gavin Chadbourn; and the Australian OIIE Interoperability Laboratory at University of South Australia, led by Professor Markus Stumptner, Dr Matt Selway and Dr Karamjit Kaur.

This project will enable:

  • Sharing of digital services between (in-scope) systems where appropriate systems are nominated as the systems of record for relevant asset entity and attribute data.
  • Accessibility to data supporting asset lifecycle engineering and maintenance planning processes.
  • Consolidation of maintenance and reliability analysis, delivery and works management information.


For further information please contact:

Asset Institute – Joe Mathew –

MIMOSA – Alan T. Johnston –

OpenO&M, Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem and OIIE are Trademarks of MIMOSA.