Working towards the next version of the SWIM Supporting Material
Handbook supporting the EUROCONTROL Specification for SWIM Service Description - Ed (Edition 1.0 (, Edition date: 01/12/2017, Reference nr: EUROCONTROL-SPEC-168)
Role of the handbook
The Specification for SWIM Service Description sets out a number of requirements to be met by a service description. It provides some basic examples to illustrate the requirements. However, the specification does not give much detail on how to best implement satisfy the requirements.
This handbook helps gives guidances to help service description authors to better implement satisfy the requirements.
The guidance contained in the handbook promotes the production creation of better service descriptions. It will lead to greater harmonisation in the implementation of the specification.
- Service description authors
The supporting material is organised by the following grouping
Introducing the specification - context such as role of the specification and of the service description
provides support wtih guidance organised per
provides resources such as template, schema and conformance matrix
Complementing the specification - support going beyond the prescribed description of implemented servicesFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -
Section FAQ lists received questions and tentative answers, often providing an alternative access to the supporting material.
Full table of contents
The SWIM Service Description Handbook is advisory in nature. It is created and maintained by a community of interest and evolves over times as the community identifies new examples and good practices. To become a member of the community, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The handbook includes the requirements found in the Specification for SWIM Service Description. However, it does not replace the specification. Users of the handbook are advised to download the specification using the quick links above.