Release Notes - Semantic Aspect Meta Model

Version 1.0.0 of the meta model was released in the scope of the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) and was called BAMM Aspect Meta Model (BAMM). Version 2.0.0 was also released as BAMM, then re-released as Eclise Semantic Modeling Framework (ESMF) Semantic Aspect Meta Model (SAMM) 2.0.0.

1. Release 2.0.0

This is the first release in the ESMF. Its structure and content is similar to that of the Legacy BAMM Aspect Meta Model 2.0.0, which is why the version number 2.0.0 is kept. This release changes RDF namespaces and prefix names according to the move from the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) Semantic Data Structuring (SDS) working group BAMM Aspect Meta Model (BAMM) to the Eclipse Semantic Modeling Framework (ESMF) Semantic Aspect Meta Model (SAMM).

  • Meta model URNs are changed from urn:bamm:io.openmanufacturing:<element-type>:<version>#<element-name> to urn:samm:org.eclipse.esmf.samm:<element-type>:<version>#<element-name>.

  • The namespace rules for model elements changed accordingly from bamm to samm in the URN schema.

  • RDF prefixes are renamed from bamm, bamm-c and bamm-e to samm, samm-c and samm-e, respectively.

2. Release 2.0.0 (Legacy: BAMM)

  • Introduce Entity inheritance, the according Meta Model Element bamm:AbstractEntity and bamm:AbstractProperty as well as the bamm:extends attribute to define a hierarchy of Entities. This replaces the concept of refining an entity and the bamm:refines attribute in order to reduce complexity and modeling efforts.

  • Remove the bamm:name attribute to remove redundancy. The "short" name of an element is the local name part of its URI, i.e., the part following the # symbol.

  • The meta model elements Unit, QuantityKinds and their corresponding attributes have been moved from the unit namespace to the bamm namespace. The unit namespace is now solely reserved for the units of the unit catalog itself.

  • The formal description (units.ttl) of the units catalog is now automatically generated from its original source (see Units) and the local adjustments.

  • The localeCode and languageCode attributes have been moved from the bamm namespace to the bamm-c namespace.

  • Shared model elements have been adjusted:

    • The Point3d Entity has been changed to use Abstract Properties for its components;

    • The Time Series Entity has been changed to use an Abstract Property for its value component

  • The attributes bamm:properties, bamm:operations and bamm:events on bamm:Aspect are now optional, i.e., they do not have to be added any more even when they are empty lists.

  • Various issues in the specification (including examples) have been fixed and phrasing has been improved.

3. Release 1.0.0

This is the initial release for the Open Manufacturing Platform.