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Name of Group:

SISAI = Statistical Information Systems Architecture and Integration


Contact person / organisation:

Eurostat, Adam Wronski,

Reports to:

ITDG (IT Directors Group)

Subsidiary groups:

None at this time

Objectives of work:

• Provides a forum for exchange of experiences and good practices among information systems architects from national and international statistical organizations.
• Facilitates and encourages implementation of common technical standards, services and recommendations in the field of statistical computing throughout the ESS.
• Analyses requirements within the ESS in the area of IT systems architecture & co-operative work towards formal models, and an infrastructure for technical and business collaboration activities.
• Analyses statistical information systems frameworks in terms of overall architectural principles and makes recommendation for usage in ESS.
• Networks with the relevant ESS and international bodies.
• Technically evaluates software developed within the ESS and proposes development, maintenance and improvement promoting sharable solutions.
• Responds to specific requests of the ITDG.

Frequency of meetings:

Meetings are organized every year, usually once per year, in the spring.

Links to websites / meeting documents:

None so far, as SISAI will meet for the first time in June 2011.

Recent outputs:

None so far, as SISAI will meet for the first time in June 2011.

Adoption of outputs:

None so far, as SISAI will meet for the first time in June 2011.

Main current issues / areas of work:

Covers the activities of the ESS in the area of statistical information systems and their links with related business processes, including moves towards a shared statistical business and information architecture, aiming at further integration of the ESS and use of common tools and services.

Expected future outputs:

• Proliferation of state-of-the-art knowledge and good practices among ESS Members in the area of the Group mandate.
• Reports, guidelines, standards and issues for ITDG consideration, information or approval.
• Group operating rules, meeting minutes meeting documents and presentations.
• Support for the IT & Methodology objectives of the European Statistical Programme in the area of the Group mandate.

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