Service Oriented Architecture for Net Centric Operations based on Open Source TechnologyThe IONS is a great idea .. all 32 (?) countries which touch the Indian ocean have a lot of common naval issues to deal with. Its wonderful to see India take leadership in setting this up and to see the kind of warm collaboration that appears to be forming. The coolest system was Singapore Navy's Information Fusion Centre (which started very recently) - a full service oriented system that allows regional cooperation and mashing up of all kinds of information sources to give them a complete operational picture.
There were 30+ attendees from 18 countries. Interesting thing to see is whether we can muster up some concrete next steps!