The TIMON consortium is actively working to expand and involve its End Users Board in the project. The TIMON End Users Board serves as a forum to gather stakeholders interested in the TIMON project and comprises of both external participants and representatives of all organisations within the TIMON consortium.
On 11th April 2016, the TIMON End Users Board members were invited to take part in the first of a series of webinars, designed to inform End Users Board members of the latest advances made in TIMON, provide room for discussions and ultimately gather feedback on the best way forward for the TIMON project.
The first webinar focused on the initial work done in TIMON – the gathering of end user needs and identification of system requirements, the creation of the TIMON standard data model, and the various open data sources that will be used in the TIMON apps and services. The webinar also included a section, where the users’ perspective on the TIMON services was analysed. The need to ensure privacy and protection of personal data were emphasized once again as a key requirement to ensure that end users take up the TIMON apps and services. Participants also agreed that to guarantee reliability of the TIMON apps and services, they must provide data that is timely, exact and precise and available in real-time.
TIMON will now continue work on the definition of the standard data set model, data harmonisation and open data sources that TIMON apps and services will make use of. The TIMON core technologies will start to be developed soon. End Users Board members will be informed about this and much more in the next webinar, expected for October 2016.