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Subject: [announce] BOTs, BOTLs, BIOs et al

Oh dear! What is going on? A few days ago we had BIOs. Now we have BOTs
or BOTLs. I am getting confused by all of these acronyms

I think that there is a distinct possibility of duplicating and
side-tracking effort here. 

I believe we are precisely on the join of BPM and CC activities. In my
book, BPM discovers 'messages', their desirable structure and
information content to serve business processes. CC's repertoire of
ABIEs and BIEs linked to CCs and context is the source of 'information

I believe that we must have a most serious joint activity at, and
before, the Seattle meeting. Neither team can go off inventing on their

Whatever we call them, whatever the acronym, information components are
aggregated up, eventually, into 'parts of messages' and then into
'messages'. And here I am using the term 'message' in its widest sense,
from EDI batch messages to the 'exchanges' in an interactive dialogue. 

So please can we decide which tunnel we are about to dive into, decide
what the objective light at the end of the tunnel is, and go down it


Mike Adcock
Standards & Security Unit
APACS - Association for Payment Clearing Services
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e-mail: michael.adcock@apacs.org.uk

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