The mission of the WG is to define a data capture architecture consisting of immutable schema bases and interoperable overlays for Internet-scale deployment. The scope of the WG is to define specifications and best practices that bring cohesion to data capture processes and other Semantic Standards throughout the ToIP stack, whether these standards are hosted at the Linux Foundation or external to it. Other WG activities will include creating template Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and additional guidance to utility and service providers regarding implementations in this domain. This WG may also organise Task Forces to escalate the development of certain components if deemed appropriate by the majority of the WG members and in line with the overall mission of the ToIP Foundation.