It is assumed that basic concepts and motivations of OPC UA information modelling from OPC 10000-1 are understood in this document. This document will describe the abstract Application Case Longwall Operation and its constituent Use Cases. These have been developed by a Specialist Working Group and serve as a base for the OPC UA information models of machines and systems taking part in longwall operations.

Note that OPC UA terms and terms defined in this specification are italicized in the specification.