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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the UBL OASIS Standard. UBL defines a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices.

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General availability of UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard

Video tutorials on Understanding the Universal Business Language

I have made available (via YouTube) a series of online video tutorials to assist in understanding UBL.

They are listed on the UBL Presentations page. 

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UN/CEFACT Forum

Location: 
Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 
20 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

UN/CEFACT Plenary

Location: 
Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 
16 Feb 2015 - 17 Feb 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

CEN WS/BII Face-to-face

Location: 
Reykjavick, Iceland
Date: 
12 May 2015 - 14 May 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

CEN WS/BII Face-to-face

Location: 
Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 
17 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: UBL NDR and schema generation tools

Crane has made publicly-available the tools that the UBL Schema Generation Task Group uses to create the UBL 2.1 artefacts.  Anyone can use these tools to create their own artefacts that conform to the Naming and Design Rules published by the committee.

This tool coverts one or more binary OpenOffice ODS files into a genericode file:

http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/ubl/index.htm#ods2ublgc

This tool converts a genericode file into a set of XSD schemas:

http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/ubl/index.htm#gc2ublndr

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e-SENS face-to-face

Location: 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 
14 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

UBL 2.1 Enterprise Architect (Sparx) Data Model

For use with Sparx Enterprise Architect modeling tool. This is the source data model from which the UML diagrams included in the UBL 2.1 Unified Modeling Language (UML) Alternative Representation Version 1.0 (http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/UBL-2.1-UML/v1.0/UBL-2.1-UML-v1.0.html) were generated. 

The UBL TC thanks Sparx Systems for its contribution of Enterprise Architect licenses for use in developing UML content models.

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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Working group and plenary meetings

Location: 
Glasgow, Scotland
Date: 
18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Event Type: 
Conference
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