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Interoperability Summit Series 


December 6 & 7, 2001
Orlando, Florida


Day 1: Thursday, December 6

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introduction

 Introduce Summit Series Concept/Agenda

9:15 - 10:00 Participant Introductions
  • HR-XML
  • Object Management Group (OMG)
  • XBRL.org
10:00- 10:30


10:30 - 11:30 Interoperability Opportunities and Obstacles
Patrick Gannon, OASIS
11:30 - 12:30 Model Driven Architecture
Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group
The Object Management Group has moved to a new approach designed to ensure that application architectures last twenty years: the Model Driven Architecture (MDA). MDA enables modeling of applications to allow retargetting to constantly changing application infrastructure.
12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 2:30 Driving XML-based Standards Converence and Interoperability
Dr. Jackson He, Intel Corporation and Chair of the Business Internet Consortium's XML Convergence Workgroup
2:30 - 3:00


3:00 - 5:00 Facilitation: Interoperability Strategies
The goal of this session is for the group to: 
  • Move toward a shared understanding of the major obstacles to standards interoperability; and 
  • Identify and prioritize strategies and tactics for achieving interoperability. 

The expectation is to walk away from the session with a broad, written outline these obstacles and strategies.

Gary O'Neall, an expert facilitator and experienced standards-group participant, will lead the session. Gary honed his facilitation skills during 15 years at Hewlett Packard, where he held a variety of engineering management positions, including General Manager Electronic Commerce.
6:30 Reception at Disney's Living Seas Restaurant followed by the Lumination Show 

Day 2: Friday,  December 7

8:30 - 9:00 Review Agenda/Summarize Day One Results
Gary O'Neall
9:00 - 9:45 MoU Management Group
The purpose of the MoU Management Group is to promote strategy in standardization through encouraging cooperation and by the timely identification of, and recommendation  to resolve, divergences and overlaps in the work of international standards organizations.
9:45 - 10:30 Introduction to HR-XML's Domain Reference Model 
Enrique Kortright, SPAWAR ITC
10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:30 Competencies: HR-XML, OMG, IMS Project
Dan Bork, iXmatch
Competencies are central to HR management, but models conceived by HR-XML's Competencies workgroup and OMG's Special Interest Group could be valuable in supporting the rating, measuring, comparing, or matching any asserted characteristic against one that is demanded
11:30 - 12:00 Customer Perspective on Interoperability
Bob Sutor, IBM
12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:45 Modeling Notations and Methodology
Enrique Kortright, SPAWAR ITC
1:45 - 2:30 Promoting Interoperability through a Standards Registry
Karl Best, OASIS - Director, Technical Operations 
Bob Hager, Director of Publishing, American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Karl Best of OASIS will discuss how such a registry could be created and operated, based on his experience developing the XML.org schema registry; and Bob Hager of ANSI will discuss the work that ANSI has already done with a standards registry, what was learned, and how this might be used as a foundation for future efforts.
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:15 HR-XML's Staffing Industry Data Exchange Standards (SIDES).
Requisitions for temporary staffing typically originate in the purchasing department rather than in the Human Resources department. One of the principal goals of the SIDES initiative is to allow the rich description of human resource requirements within standard e-procurement mechanisms
3:15 - 4:00 Person Identifier Panel
Chaired by Kim Bartkus, Deputy Director, HR-XML Consortium
Person Identifiers are fundamental to almost every HR process and to many other business processes. This session will explore related work by various standards groups.
4:00 - 4:30  Summary and Wrap Up

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