CIECA will publish the first standards in 2022
The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has announced that its first standards release of the year, 2022R1, will be available to members on April 20, 2022.
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As part of the CIECA Technical Series, the organization will host a CIECAST webinar on the 2022R1 on Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST. In addition, an update will be given on the CIECA API Standards Initiative (CAPIS) and the technical tools used, as well as information on the CIECA Simplified Standards Project.
The agenda will be as follows:
- Preview of 2022R1
- API Standards Initiative (CAPIS)
- Custom tools including Stoplight Studio
- CIECA Simplified Standards Project
First, Paulette Reed, CIECA Technical Project Manager, will discuss the latest changes to CIECA standards, which are included in 2022R1. Reed said the goal of 2022R1 was to simplify CIECA’s technical documentation. In addition to spell checking documents, correcting hyperlinks and creating new test instances, a new codelist value for ADAS has been added by the CIECA Emerging Technologies Committee.
Dan Webster, Principal Architect, IT Enterprise, Mitchell International, and CIECA Architecture Committee Chair, will then provide an update on the CAPIS initiative to create JSON standards for the collision industry.
Andy Bober, software engineer at Entegral, and Mike Hastings, product manager at Car-Part.com, will talk about the specific tools used for the project. Both are active members of the CIECA Architecture Committee. Hastings will demonstrate requesting CAPIS vehicle VIN information in Stoplight Studio, and Bober will talk about the custom tools CIECA uses to automate testing and aggregate new CAPIS JSON standards.
Paul Barry, Executive Director of CIECA, will also share information on the CIECA Simplified Standards Project, which aims to provide standards that meet the needs of CIECA members and industry.
“CIECA recognizes that we have a very diverse customer base with wide variations in skills, knowledge and experience,” Barry said. “Today, CIECA standards can be difficult for new users to understand and use. We must make our products accessible to all skill levels and provide products that meet our members’ needs and fill industry gaps.
The CIECA Architecture Committee publishes updated collision industry standards twice a year. Prior to release, the architecture committee will hold a virtual QA meeting on April 4 to review changes to the BMS, codelist, instance documents, and schemas; check that they comply with the architecture guidelines; check spelling; and make sure all changes to the BMS are in the schematic.
To register for the CIECAST webinar on April 28, click here.