An Operations and Maintenance Information Open System Alliance


Posted: 04 Jun 17

MIMOSA and the OPC Foundation have announced a joint working group to develop a companion specification for MIMOSA’s CCOM standard and OPC UA.

OPC Foundation is a not-for-profit association dedicated to providing the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. The OPC UA (Unified Architecture) is platform independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors.

Posted: 22 May 17

MIMOSA has formed a Joint Working Group to initiate the work to add RESTful Services (with a RESTful API) to the existing MIMOSA and OpenO&M specifications which are based on SOAP and XML Schema and used as the basis for the Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE). Initial Investigations are evaluating the current Internet Draft specification for JSON Schema as an option to be considered as an alternative for XML Schema. Since unlike much of the internet community MIMOSA is very focused on enabling Standards Based Interoperability for complex Industrial Systems and Systems of

Posted: 20 May 17

MIMOSA announces that it has started the planning process for the 2017 Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE) and Oil and Gas Interoperability (OGI) PoC.  This PoC will continue to build on the prior iterations of the OGI Pilot, adding to the existing OGI Pilot engineering and asset data set, while also extending to more fully cover the full asset life-cycle (adding OEMs and Procurement along with Remove/Replace).  Participants will benefit from mutually beneficial cooperation while developing and demonstrating solutions properly supporting OIIE Use Cases.

Posted: 10 Dec 13

Version 1.0 of the PCA-MIMOSA Reference Architecture Framework has been published by PCA-MIMOSA Joint IT Architecture Special Interest Group. The document is available for download here.

Posted: 26 Sep 12

Transferring P&IDs from three separate engineering design systems to provision O&M systems.


  • Alan Johnston, OpenO&M / MIMOSA
  • Cormac Ryan, WorleyParsons
  • Jim Klein, AVEVA
  • Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
  • Ken Bever, Assetricity
  • Bruce Hyre, IBM
Posted: 03 Jul 12

HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - On June 28, 2012 senior executives from nine leading standards bodies associated with the oil and gas industry hosted the inaugural Standards Leadership Council Forum to encourage collaboration on open standards for the benefit of the upstream industry. Over 125 industry members attended the all-day event at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, hosted by BP, geoLOGIC, Halliburton and Oracle.

Posted: 06 Jun 12

MIMOSA is pleased to announce the public release of V3.2.3 of the MIMOSA Open System Architecture for Enterprise Application Integration (OSA-EAI) specification. MIMOSA thanks all of our member bodies who have contributed to this final version over the past 18 months and have had helped to shape the final version. All MIMOSA specifications are provided under the MIMOSA Intellectual Property Rights Policy.

Posted: 01 Nov 11

MIMOSA, CIEAM, FIATECH and POSC Caesar Association are co-sponsoring and hosting a multi-supplier interoperability demonstration at the Digital Plant 2011 Expo and Conference scheduled for Dec 5-7 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. The demonstration will focus on OpenO&M Use Cases 1 and 10, which define the O&M oriented requirements for Digital Handover and Provisioning of an interoperable owner/operator O&M system of systems environment based on information supplied by the EPC community.

Posted: 08 Sep 11

Our next MIMOSA Technical Committee will be on held on Wednesday, October 5 in the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio -- the same venue as the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management which is running its main sessions on October 2-4. A MIMOSA Board meeting will be held the evening of October 5 with a full MIMOSA annual meeting with annual elections being held on October 6 at the University of Cincinnati Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center

Posted: 01 Aug 11

MIMOSA is going to begin hosting the OpenO&M Owner-Operator Leadership Council. MIMOSA membership is NOT required in order to participate in this forum. The NWRP CIO, Cliff Pedersen has agreed to serve as the acting chair. Those who are interested need to self register on this website and then submit their application to this page.

Posted: 21 Mar 11

OpenO&M/MIMOSA and PCA hosted the OpenO&M/MIMOSA and PCA Forum - Americas 2011. The PCA Forum was hosted by Chevron at Chevron Office, Briar Park office in west Houston, February 22nd through Feb 24th, 2011.

The Forum featured presentations and discussion from both owner/operators and suppliers identifying key business requirements and solutions leveraging open, supplier neutral standards, with a focus on the benefits of using OpenO&M and ISO 15926 in coordinated fashion.

Key themes:

Posted: 28 Jun 09

Engineering Software Reliability Group (ESRG), provider of leading-edge data analysis and remote monitoring technology for the US Navy and commercial industry, today announced that OstiaEdgeTM Central Edition (CE) is compatible with MIMOSA OpenO&M standards. OstiaEdgeTM CE provides onsite and remote engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel the ability to qualify data based on machine state and process condition based rules to assess and report equipment health.

Posted: 24 Oct 06

Matrikon Inc. (TSX: MTK) the world's largest developer of standards-based OPC software, today announced the release of ProcessMonitor™ MIMOSA. With ProcessMonitor MIMOSA, Enterprise Decisions Support Systems (DSS) can access real-time and historical data and disseminate this information for Condition Based Maintenance, Maintenance & Production Planning and other maintenance and operational tactical purposes.

Posted: 15 May 06

MIMOSA standards were inserted as mandated standards in the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Technology Standards Registry (DISR) Baseline Release 06-1.0 on 21 February 2006.

Posted: 18 Apr 06

MIMOSA, the industry trade association providing open information standards for Operations and Maintenance (O&M), is pleased to acknowledge the announcement by Invensys of its new InFusion product line. Invensys, a leading industrial automation supplier and a leader in industrial asset performance management has affirmed its commitment to the OpenO&M initiative by incorporating OpenO&M capabilities, including MIMOSA standards, into the recently introduced InFusion enterprise control system (ECS).

Posted: 23 Mar 06

The creation of the Manufacturing Interoperability Guideline Working Group, a collaborative venture of ISA, MIMOSA, OAGi, OPC, and WBF, was announced today. The Working Group is the next step in the previous announcement by the Open Applications Group and ISA-SP95 to converge their standards for manufacturing interoperability by working to support the OpenO&MTM Initiative. This group will develop an industry guideline that defines generic business process models between the operations management and business layers of the manufacturing support system.

Posted: 05 Oct 04

The OpenO&M™ For Manufacturing Joint Working Group announce a collaborative publication entitled Condition Based Operations For Manufacturing. The paper defines their shared vision for Condition Based Operations (CBO). In manufacturing, CBO enables operational planning and scheduling to be accomplished in conjunction with a forecast of actual availability and capability of assets in the critical path.

Posted: 11 Feb 04

The Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA) SP95 Committee, MIMOSA (An Operations and Maintenance Open Systems Alliance) and OPC Foundation (OPC) held the initial meeting of their Joint Working Group (JWG). The objective is to simplify the development and integration of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) systems, equipment and software enabling practical interoperability with each other and with other enterprise systems. In support of this objective, the JWG will provide coordination for the standards under development by ISA SP95, MIMOSA and OPC.

Posted: 22 Oct 03

The Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA), MIMOSA (An Operations and Maintenance Open Systems Alliance) and OPC Foundation (OPC) announce a significant new collaboration to develop interoperable open solutions spanning from the factory floor through the enterprise.

Posted: 28 Nov 01

The Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) and the OPC Foundation (OPC) announce a significant collaboration to produce Consensus-Based Industrial Standards for Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) Information. Initial efforts will leverage existing eXtensible Markup Language (XML) based specifications previously developed by OPC and MIMOSA respectively.

Posted: 01 Aug 01

The Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) announces a major commitment by the U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Program Management Office (PM-TMDE) to the MIMOSA open, industry-driven specifications for maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) information integration.