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Interoperability Summit Series 

Sponsored by:

HR-XML Consortium OASIS


The Open Group XBRL

Preliminary Program

June 27 & 28, 2002
Orlando, Florida

To view the agenda of the 2001 meeting please click here.  Presentations from the meeting are available and are linked off of their titles.

Day 1: Thursday, June 27
9:00-9:15 Welcome by Program Chair Karl Best, OASIS 
9:15-10:00 Overview of XBRL International, an Interoperability Summit sponsor
Eric Cohen, PWC
XBRL International and its role in interoperability, including background on XBRL International, XBRL's support for interoperability, XBRL GL, the link between transactions and business reporting, XBRL's taxonomies, and a means of reusing XBRL International's content within other organization's standards
10:00-10:45 Report on the Standards Registry Metatadata project
Karl Best, OASIS; Chair of Standards Registry committee
Update and status of the Standards Registry Metadata project (the StdsReg committee), first discussed at the first Interoperability Summit. The goal of the project is to define a common metadata that can be used to describe standards efforts. By providing a means for standards organizations to consistently describe their work other SDOs and potential users can find out about existing standards, which will promote interoperability and collaborative development efforts, as well as adoption of standards.


11:00-11:45 Business case of interoperability in e-business
Victor Pawley, Australia National Office for the Information Economy
The purpose of this paper is to provide some background and context to the recent workshop held by the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) on Interoperability and to outline potential projects developed at the Workshop. These projects are based on common business infrastructure problems that require collective and inclusive solutions. Input is sought from industry (refer to Expressions of Interest on page 3) as NOIE finalises the scope of the projects and puts together project teams to take these issues forward.
11:45-12:30 XML standards for interoperability between court filings and electronic commerce
Dr. Laurence Leff, Western Illinois University
The presentation will discuss proposed XML standards and software which give legal meaning to XML in business-to-business electronic commerce. These provide a smooth interface between these trading partners and either the courts or arbitration agencies. The goal is to find high-level interoperability between XML-enabled Court Filing and the standards being developed by the Legal XML group on one hand and standards for electronic commerce being developed by other groups inside and outside of Oasis.
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Report on interoperability in ISO TC68/SC4 and ANSI X9 financial services
Sandra Dinetz, ISO TC68/SC4 and ANSI X9D
This presentation describes the scope, mission statement and goals, progress to date, next steps, industry liaisons, etc. of the ISO TC68/SC4 15022 XML Working Group 10 Steering Committee and X9D, the securities sub-committee of ANSI's X9 Financial Services Committee.
2:15-3:00 SPML (Service Provisioning Markup Language) and the importance of it within the security infrastructure framework for eBusiness
Gavenraj Sodhi, Business Layers
How does SPML (Service Provisioning Markup Language), currently being developed within OASIS under the PSTC (Provisioning Services Technical Committee), fit as an important component for standardizing and simplifying the interoperability of systems requiring identity information including provisioning systems to resources within the eBusiness environment? This presentation will cover the importance of this standard and how applications, such as eProvision Software by Business Layers, will incorporate SPML and look to other key evolving standards such as SAML (Security Assertions Markup Language), XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup Language), and XKMS (XML Key Management Specification) for interoperability and collaboration to complete the security infrastructure framework the end user has been asking for.
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Interoperability Challenges in the U.S. Deptartment of Defense
Ron Dorman, U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency
DISA recently implemented a major re-organization with a strong focus on interoperability. The former Center For Standards (DoD's Executive Agent for ICT standardization) was combined with the Joint Interoperability Test Center to form the Interoperability Directorate. This presentation will discuss the interoperability challenges that DoD faces (warfighter and business operations), our new approach to data standards ("Market Driven Approach"), and our need to collaborate with the private sector in finding better solutions.
4:00-4:45 SAP's Exchange Infrastructure
Sinisa Zimek, SAP Labs
The Exchange Infrastructure is SAP's Messaging and Collaboration Platform for integration of legacy with new open standard apps which are Java and XML-based. This presentation will discuss the usage of XML-based standards in the exchange infrastructure, putting
stress on real-world challenges from SAP clients as an example to present appropriate standards solutions.
4:45 - 5:30 Interoperable Standards for the Telecom e-Commerce
Jenny Huang, AT&T Labs
The Telecom industry is facing special challenges in developing interoperable e-business infrastructures. As most existing e-commerce approaches have focused on delivery physical goods. Telecom Service providers deliver telecommunications services that place additional requirements on e-commerce solutions such as assurance, SLA agreements, pricing packages and volume discount offers. This presentation will review the Telecom e-commerce challenges and the efforts placed by the TeleManagement Forum (TMF), with other industry groups, to resolve the problems.


Day 2: Friday,  June 28

Chair: Ms. Karen D. Larkowski, Executive Vice President, The Standish Group
The purpose of the second day's program is to explore these initiatives. It is not assumed that there is one best approach to building a broad library of base business documents. Nor is it assumed that only one library will meet all needs. However, clarification of the goals, timelines, and scope connected with the work of these groups would be beneficial for the entire e-business standards community. The Interoperability Summit provides a multi-lateral, neutral venue where this information can be shared and opportunities for convergence and synergies between these groups can be explored.


9:00-9:15 Welcome by Program Co-Chair Karen Larkowski
9:15-10:00 The Universal Business Language (UBL)
Jon Bosak, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and Chair of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee
UBL is an open effort to increase interoperability in electronic commerce by standardizing generic business messages. Its deliverables include an XML library of standard data components; a set of basic business schemas (purchase order, invoice, shipping notice, etc.); and a mechanism for the extension of the basic schemas to operate in specific business contexts. UBL builds on the ebXML initiative to establish a common framework for electronic commerce and uses the OASIS technical committee process to provide a publicly accountable, open, royalty-free forum for the development of the standard schemas. This presentation will explain UBL and describe its current status.
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Distributive ebXML
Jay Ayres, CEO of Global TradeDesk Exchange
Distributive ebXML is a technology to facilitate interoperation where an Organization can share/broadcast their CPP information directly with Trading Partners and prospects directly over broadband or wireless link.

This enables businesses to form a virtual circuit within a region where they can all interoperate with each other doing electronic business using Open Standard UBL Messages.

The potential of this technology is that each company could fill their registry with the CPP data from thousands of other businesses from their local area and all they would need to do is to leave their computer switched on - connected to a Broadband or wireless link. Trials of this technology are already underway in Tampa Florida with further trials set to take place in Malaysia and Singapore in the near future.

11:15-12:00 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee X12 XML Convergence Initiatives
Ralph Berwanger
Ambassador to Standards for bTrade, Inc., Vice Chair of ANSI ASC X12
This presentation addresses solutions to the growing dilemma of multiple XML vocabularies for e-business. The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee X12, composed of a broad range of business domain experts who have been developing business vocabulary for 30+ years, may be part of the answer. ASC X12 members assemble cross-industry resources to amplify the efforts of the XML development groups and they are committed to harmonizing the business vocabulary. They can preserve vertical-specific vocabularies and at the same time accomplish cross-industry integration and leverage existing legacy systems as necessary. More importantly, ASC X12 has defined a working relationship, via its Convergence and Outreach Task Group, that preserves the integrity and independence of those participating.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Modeling Enterprise Collaboration
Cory Casanave, President of Data Access Technologies
The OMG has recently adopted the Enterprise Collaboration Architecture (ECA) as part of the UML for EDOC set of specifications. ECA describes how to model enterprise collaborations with UML and use model driven development to implement collaborative business processes using a variety of middleware technologies.
1:45-2:30 MDA: The One Road to Global Integrated Business Process Management 
Manfred Koethe, 88Solutions Corporation
This presentation will summarize the recent efforts of creating PIMs for the process definition and execution part of Business Process Management. Obviously, EDOC, SPEM and UML-2 play important roles in this game. Mr. Koethe will show how mappings to existing BPM or workflow standards can be derived from the PIMs, how the same mapping technology can be applied to build bridges between existing business process management domains and he will give an outlook to new generations of business process management systems. Finally, he will conclude with the message that this Model Driven Architecture (MDA)-style route is to current understanding the most promising (and probably the only successful) road to achieve Global Integrated Business Process Management.
2:30-3:00 Round Table Discussion
3:00 Program Co-Chair Closing Remarks
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