The System Wide Information Management (SWIM) concept consists of standards, infrastructure and governance enabling the management of ATM related information and its exchange between qualified parties via interoperable services (ICAO Doc.10039).
SWIM enables seamless information access and interchange between all providers and users of ATM information and services. It takes information management business practices from the ICT sector, such as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the use of open standards and web technologies, and it applies them to ATM.
The SOA approach ensures the availability of interoperable, reusable and user-driven information services. The use of open standards and main-stream web technologies reduces the costs of interoperability and makes the aviation data market more competitive, allowing users to choose a provider without a major impact on their systems.
At EUROCONTROL, we support the development and implementation of SWIM in relation to:
- information services
- information and technical infrastructure
- developing standards and supporting material
- civil-military cooperation