It is assumed that basic concepts of OPC UA information modelling and Weihenstephan Standards are understood in this specification. This specification will use these concepts to describe the Weihenstephan Standards Information Model. For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-3, OPC 10000-4, OPC 10000-5, OPC 10000-7, OPC 10000-100, OPC 30050 as well as the following apply.

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