This open invitation for participation in EU project Union VMS is addressed to experts with the knowledge, skills and experience of transponder communication and sea-to-shore integration within the framework of VMS. Submissions by June 19 are given priority.
The Union VMS system is designed according to a modular design pattern in order to foster reusability, portability and decoupling. One of the strategic goals for a module is to allow it to be reused in future development efforts.
The focus of this invitation is a specific module called the Exchange module which deals with all incoming and outgoing exchange of position related data. I/O functionality exposed by this Exchange module is represented by plugins.
This invitation focuses on terminal plugins that cater to transponder communication. A terminal plugin is responsible for catering to communication between transponder and shore (Union VMS) and vice versa, if that functionality is supported.
Union VMS is built upon the Java Enterprise Stack.
To be considered, you must:
Applications for consideration should be sent via e-mail to Niclas Andreasson. The application should include your contact information.
Applicants are expected to have read the full description of this open invitation.
Applications submitted by 17:00 CEST on Friday, June 19, 2015 will be considered for the first release of Union VMS.
Applications after this deadline are most welcome, but on-time submissions will be prioritized. Deliverables from an application submitted after the deadline can still be included in the first release if all plugin conditions are met.
Applicants will be contacted and interviewed. Pending successful completion of this process, the selected expert(s) will then be invited to a meeting to produce a detailed plan of delivery.
The experts who are then selected will be granted access to an SVN repository wherein the necessary supporting documentation will be found. Development, build, and testing will be performed according to the detailed plan of delivery.
A number of Member States are actively participating in this project with the intention of adopting the solution in place of a proprietary system.
Throughout the Member States is a wide variety of on-board transponders used; therefore it would be extremely beneficial to the individual Member States and the terminal providers if the necessary plugins are pre-developed as part of this project.
Although the UVMS system will be published under an open source license, plugins provided by an expert can be provided under a free-to-use license.