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Subject: OASIS Interop Demos Showcase ebXML, SAML, UBL, WS-Reliability, and XACML

OASIS Interoperability Demos Showcase ebXML, SAML, UBL, WS-Reliability,
and XACML at XML 2003

Adobe, BEA, Citrix, Cyclone Commerce, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Korean
National Computerization Agency (NCA), NEC, US National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST), Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Vignette, and
Others Demonstrate Interoperability of Standards

Philadelphia, PA, USA; 10 December 2003 -- Companies, users, and
government agencies from around the world collaborated on four separate
interoperability demonstrations of OASIS Standards and specifications at
the XML 2003 conference this week.
In scenarios as varied as epidemic management, weather portal
aggregation, supply chain operations, and messaging, the practical usage
of OASIS Standards was shown.

"These demonstrations provide more evidence that e-business, security
and Web services standards are being deployed to solve real-world
challenges," said James Bryce Clark, OASIS Manager for Technical
Services Development. "The excitment here is not limited to what is
being demonstrated. The types of participants--vendors and end users,
large and small, government agenies--as well as the geographic span they
represent clearly indicates buy-in from all stake-holders."

Demo #1: Achieving Interoperability Using Test Frameworks

NCA, and NIST implemented a real-world ebXML test scenario involving a
supply chain in which a buyer tests an upgrade with their solutions as
well as with their customers' solutions. The enhancements were then
integrated into production operations. The demo also provided access to
services via an ebXML Registry which supported the supply chain

Demo #2: OASIS WS-Reliability Interoperability Demonstration

Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems demonstrated their
independently developed implementations of the OASIS WS-Reliability
specification. WS-Reliability is intended for use in mission critical
applications that require guaranteed delivery, duplicate message
elimination, and/or message ordering within a transaction. These three
fundamental properties of the WS-Reliability specification were
demonstrated utilizing a use case derived from a commercial scenario.
Participants acted as servers and clients while various combinations of
challenges were introduced in the network. Correct operation and
inter-operation of these implementations were demonstrated with varying
degrees of network-induced dropped messages, duplicated messages, and
disordered messages.

Demo #3: Epidemic Management Using OASIS ebXML, UBL and XACML

Adobe, Cyclone Commerce, NIST, Sun Microsytems, and others demonstrated
an end-to-end data transmission process using OASIS Standards for ebXML
Registry, ebXML Messaging, ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and
Agreement (CPP/A), ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS),
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Universal Business Language
(UBL), and eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML). In the
demo, a public health care entity for disease control, uses a registry
to manage epidemiological data. Laboratories, emergency rooms, and
airports send periodic reports on persons that may be carrying
communicable diseases to the registry. The reports are monitored by a
scientist who electronically files a Communicable Disease form declaring
the outbreak of an epidemic. Hospitals nationwide are electronically
notified of the situation. At one such hospital, a software agent
automatically follows a protocol specific to the disease and orders
supplies needed for treatment. The demo concluded with the appropriate
supplies being successfully delivered to the facility.

Demo #4: Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP)

BEA, Citrix, IBM, Oracle, and Vignette showcased a common use case for
WSRP in which a weather site was configured as a portal. Pages on the
site were aggregated by the portal and all of the application components
used to produce the forecasts and other data were implemented as
portlets. These portlets were then reused on other portals via WSRP
rather than requiring the portals to separately install the complete set
of portlets. WSRP was shown to maximize both control and availability
for the weather site while minimizing costs for the remote portal sites.

The OASIS Interoperability Demonstrations were followed by a Town Hall
meeting co-hosted by W3C and OASIS on "The Future of Standards for Web
Services and Service Oriented Architectures." Technical experts from
both organizations provided an overview of current activity in WS/SOA
standards, followed by a public Q&A session regarding future
developments, interoperability and convergence.


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Standards) is a not-for-profit, global consortium that drives the
development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members
themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open
process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite
disparate efforts. OASIS produces worldwide standards for security, Web
services, conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing,
topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces. Founded
in 1993, OASIS has more than 2,500 participants representing over 600
organizations and individual members in 100 countries.

Press contact:

Carol Geyer
Director of Communications
OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org)
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