ISO 15745 defines an application integration framework - a set of elements and rules for describing integration models and application interoperability profiles.
ISO 15745-1:2003 defines the generic elements and rules for describing integration models and application interoperability profiles, together with their component profiles - process profiles, information exchange profiles, and resource profiles.
NOTE Parts 2, 3 and 4 of ISO 15745 define the technology specific elements and rules for describing both communication network profiles and the communication related aspects of device profiles based upon particular fieldbus technologies; these parts can be used in conjunction with this part to form an application integration framework for a specific fieldbus technology.
This International Standard is applicable to industrial automation applications such as discrete manufacturing, process automation, electronics assembly, semiconductor fabrication, and wide-area material handling. It may also be applicable to other automation and control applications such as utility automation, agriculture, off-road vehicles, medical and laboratory automation, and public transport systems.