Standards-Specific Ontology (SSOS)

This working group, beginning its work in Fall 2020, will develop and standardize a high-level standards ontology that describes a limited set of core concepts and relationships, beginning with a component to define standards’ lifecycle states. This will facilitate use, create deeper, more consistent discovery/navigation, and set a foundation for other semantic application, such as linked data, in the standards ecosystem.


Committee Roster


Robert Wheeler

Director, Publishing Technologies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Daniel Berger

Senior Manager of Production
American Water Works Association

Greg Saunders

Office of the Asst Sec of Defense for Research & Engineering (OASD-R&E)