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UBL 2.1 Public Review Draft 1 - comment period Sep 25, 2010 to Nov 24, 2010

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 09:24:36 -0400
To: UBL-Dev <ubl-dev@lists.oasis-open.org>
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Subject: Fwd: Public Review of UBL v2.1

Fellow UBL-Dev'ers,

I'm not the official spokesperson for the UBL committee, but I know the UBL committee warmly welcomes any and all comments regarding the public review draft of UBL 2.1.  Please use the instructions from OASIS below regarding the release and submitting your comments.


Semantic Representations of the UN/CEFACT CCTS-based Electronic Business Document Artifacts

The purpose of this SET TC deliverable is to provide standard semantic representations of electronic document artifacts based on UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS)  and hence to facilitate the development of tools to support semantic interoperability. The basic idea is to explicate the semantic information that is already given both in the CCTS and the CCTS based document standards in a standard way to make this information available for automated document interoperability tool support.

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Electronic Document Interoperability in eBusiness and eGovernment Applications

This special issue contains articles addressing document interoperability from several different perspectives. The first three articles demonstrate the use of UN/CEFACT CCTS and OASIS UBL specifications.

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A Survey and Analysis of Electronic Business Document Standards

No document standard is sufficient for all purposes because the
requirements significantly differ among businesses, industries, and
geopolitical regions. On the other hand, the ultimate aim of business
document interoperability is to exchange business data among partners
without any prior agreements related to the document syntax and
semantics. Therefore, an important characteristic of a document standard
is its ability to adapt to different contexts, its extensibility, and
its customization. The UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification

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iSURF eDoCreator: e-Business Document Design and Customization Environment


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A Semantic based Solution for the Interoperability of UBL Schemas


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GEFEG Announces EDIFIX 5.0 UBL Reader

GEFEG mbH announced immediate availability of the EDIFIX 5.0 UBL Reader, enabling companies' easy access and view of UBL 0.70, UBL 1.0 Beta Release and UBL 1.0 Final, an OASIS Committee Draft by the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee for public implementation. The UBL Reader is a variant of the scalable product line GEFEG EDIFIX®. EDIFIX has been selected by the OASIS UBL Technical Committee to parse the spreadsheet data models and produce a schema representation adhering to the UBL 1.0 Naming and Design Rules.

Advancing e-Business among Textile and Clothing SMEs in Greece and Hungary using UBL and ebXML

In 2008, the European textile and clothing industry (according to data provided by Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation) was comprised of 160.000 companies that employed a total of 2.350 million employees.
The textile and clothing supply chain in Europe is characterised by a large presence of small and medium size enterprises, with an average number of 16.6 employees per company in the EU of 27. Long term trends of globalization and trade liberalization have challenged the competitiveness of the textile industry in Europe.

RELAX-NG compact schemas for UBL 2.0 and UBL SGTG 2.1 snapshot schemas

This is a package of RELAX-NG compact syntax schemas for editing and validating instances of UBL 2.0 and draft UBL 2.1 schemas.


2 Aug 2010 - 6 Aug 2010
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