Connectathon: Interoperability Test Events
'A Connectathon provides a unique opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their products in a structured environment with peer vendors. Participants test against multiple vendors using real world scenarios following Integration Profiles specifications.' -- Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
'If you haven't been to the Connectathon this year, do not even start to talk about digitalisation' -- A. Markowetz, Digitisation Expert and Interoperability Advocate
You can find more information on the original 'Conntectathon' interoperability test events in the health sector in the IHE-Europe Whitepaper on Connectathon, which explains in detail what the Connectathon is and how it is done.
The first Connectathon Energy successfully implemented interoperability for the energy sector. Four manufacturers from Germany and Austria visiting the IHE Europe Connectathon from April 16-20 in The Hague (NL) successfully tested reference implementations of a virtual power plant. The open source test platform 'Gazelle' proved to be able to handle complex standards such as IEC 61850, providing a key success factor for the energy transition.
At the 2018 IHE-Europe Connectathon in The Hague/ Netherlands, 350 attendees incl. 70 vendoors tested more than 3.000 transactions in 84 systems in reference to their interoperability, © Tim Nebel
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Read the German press release
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Here are some more impressions of the first Connectathon Energy (16 - 20 April 2018 in The Hague/NL):
IES booth at the 2018 IHE Europe Connectathon in The Hague (NL), © Valerie Reif
IES team at the 2018 IHE Europe Connectathon in The Hague (NL), © Tim Nebel
Georg Koch (Tiani Spirit, Head of Energy & Smart Grids), DI Dr. Angela Berger (Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria, Managing Director) and Dr. Alexander Berler (IHE-Europe, Service Director) are pleased with the results of the 1. Connectathon Energy. (from left to right), © Tim Nebel