Testbed-13 commenced with a Kickoff Workshop in early April, 2017 and culminated with a public Demonstration Event on 12-13 December at the U.S. Geological Survey National Center in Reston, VA, USA.
Sponsorship funding totaled $2.4 million U.S. Dollars and attracted in-kind Participant contributions of $2.7 million. Eleven sponsors from around the globe shared costs and contributed requirements across a range of subject areas. A full list of sponsors can be found on the Testbed 13 overview page.
In total, over 170 individuals from 45 organizations participated in the development of 55 software components that were tested for interoperability. Components with similar interfaces were developed by different organizations and tested by clients - again provided by different organizations - to test and improve the level of interoperability among the software components. Over 75 observers from 40 organizations observed testbed execution, offering helpful expert input and guidance at critical junctures.
All results, lessons learned and recommendations to advance the Testbed-13 work items in future initiatives were captured in Engineering Reports. These documents are freely available on the OGC Website. After testbed conclusion, these reports were reviewed by OGC Standards Program Working Groups (SWGs and DWGs) before being approved for public release by the OGC Technical Committee (TC).
The original Call for Participation can be found here