Discovery Services Standard (in development)
The Discovery Services Standards is currently in development by the EPCglobal Data Discovery Working Group (DS WG).
What is "Discovery"?
“Discovery” is finding and obtaining all relevant visibility data, of which a party is authorized, when some of that data is under the control of other parties with whom no prior business relationship exists.
Why is it needed?
Discovery is needed to exchange information along broader and different pathways than traditional e-commerce.
What will be the benefits?
- Enable trading partners to discover all of the resources who may have information about things (who has data about EPCx? ) Where is their EPCIS located so I can ask about this data about EPCx?)
- Enable trading partners to exchange data in a secure way with parties that they may not have a prior direct business relationship
- Will ensure each party retains rights of ownership of its visibility data
- Will ensure that queries are authorized and authenticated
If you are an EPCglobal Subscriber and would like to get involved in this development, please file out the opt-in agreement for the Discovery Services Charter by clicking on this link.