ebXML Day at XML DevCon 2001
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 18:07:02 -0800
From: Ken North <email@example.com>
Subject: [ANN] Free ebXML classes on April 9 (XML DevCon 2001, New York City)
Persons wishing to attend free ebXML Day classes can pre-register for a
Special Events Pass to XML DevCon Spring 2001. Browse to the conference web
site and click on the Registration tab:
ebXML Day at XML DevCon 2001 (New York City, April 9)
ebXML Day on April 9, 2001 in New York City will educate developers about
three new important specifications produced by the ebXML initiative. ebXML
is a partnership between the United Nations, the Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and over 100 member
organizations. Its purpose is to develop specifications and standards for a
global eBusiness infrastructure.
ebXML Day includes three classes scheduled concurrently with XML DevCon
Spring 2001 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. The class schedule is:
2:00-3:00 pm ebXML Registry & Repository
3:00-4:00 pm B2B Integration with Electronic Trading Partner Agreements
4:00-5:00 pm ebXML Message Service
1. ebXML Message Service
Presented by: Dick Brooks, Group 8760
This session will provide an in-depth overview of the ebXML Message Service.
We will explore the details of the MIME multipart/related packaging
solution, the ebXML Header document and its relationship to required
behaviors of a compliant ebXML Message Service implementation. We will also
explore the business quality messaging characteristics of the ebXML Message
Service; reliable delivery and security.
2. ebXML Registry & Repository
Presented by: Farukh Najmi, Sun Microsystems
The ebXML Registry Specification defines a robust information model for
business registries as well as a specification of the interface and behavior
of ebXML compliant registries. This paper will introduce the audience to the
ebXML Registry specifications and share the experience gained from
implementing an ebXML Registry.
3. Business to Business Integration with Electronic Trading Partner
Presented by: Dr. Martin Sachs, T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM
In business-to-business interactions spanning electronic commerce,
supply-chain management, and other applications, the terms and conditions
describing the interactions between businesses can be expressed as a
contract known as a Trading Partner Agreement (TPA). The TPA includes both
business terms and conditions and the Information Technology specifications
for exchanging information electronically. An ebXML team is defining a
standardized electronic language or Collaboration Protocol Agreement (CPA)
that describes the IT specifications.
A single business can describe its IT capabilities in a Collaboration
Protocol Profile (CPP). Two parties' CPPs can be composed into a CPA that
expresses their common capabilities. From the CPA, configuration information
and code that embodies the IT specifications can be generated automatically
at each trading-partner's site, thus assuring that the two parties are
compatibly configured to do electronic business. The CPA expresses the rules
of interaction between the parties to the CPA while maintaining complete
independence of the internal processes at each party from the other parties.
It represents a long-running conversation that comprises a single unit of
This talk summarizes the needs of inter-business electronic interactions.
Then it describes the basic principles of electronic CPPs and CPAs, followed
by a discussion of the proposed CPP-CPA language. A conceptual run-time
system called the business protocol framework (BPF) provides various tools
and run-time services that support CPA-based interaction and integration
with business applications. The talk concludes with a brief description of
composing a CPA following a party discovery process such as might be used
with information in an ebXML, UDDI, or similar repository.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML)."