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Subject: OASIS Symposium 2007 : Call for Participation

OASIS Symposium:
"eBusiness and Open Standards: Understanding the Facts, Fiction, and Future"
15-17 April 2007

OASIS TC Meetings
18-20 April 2007

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California USA


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Deadline 15 December 2006

Many promises have been made for eBusiness and eGovernment (eB/eG*). Some
portray visions of seamless integration, where enterprises, agencies and
administrations of all sizes exchange business transactions and documents
with little or no human intervention. Working within known models such as
value chains, supply-chains, and collaboration processes, eB/eG is offered
as a panacea for reducing costs, delays and frictions.

Today, we have reached a point where there is enough experience behind us
for a realistic assessment. We're also in a good position to predict which
emerging technologies and standards are likely to shape the future of eB/eG,
and the role new trends in developing and publishing software will play.

. How much has been accomplished and what can we reasonably envision for the
future of eB/eG?
. Do we have a better understanding of the issues?
. Why do some sectors move faster than others?
. What are the intra-company hurdles that need to be overcome before
deploying eB/eG, and is there any help coming on this side?
. Should the messengers be killed (once more) or the failed promises they
made be scaled down?
. To what extent are standards necessary, and where are they most valuable?
. Are we moving toward a fragmentation of technologies and standards or a
. Will new technologies and practices radically modify eB/eG, as we conceive
of it today, or will they merely enable the same models we already know in
different ways?

OASIS invites proposals for talks, panel sessions and tutorials related to
the technology, business practices, and market of eB/eG with a clear focus
on answering these questions. The topics addressed by successful submissions
include but are not limited to:

1. Analysis and Current Status of eB/eG:

. eBusiness and eGovernment: definitions, differences, current practices and
standards, expectations.
. An assessment of current status: penetration of eB/eG by sectors, who is
ahead and who is behind, the obstacles, the business drivers.
. Small and medium businesses: are they different? What are their
requirements and constraints?
. The economics of eB/eG: business cases, cost reduction vs. revenue
generation, global vs. regional markets.
. The standards currently in use: what are their value and shortcomings?
2. Deploying and Operating eB/eG:

. The ecosystem of a successful eB/eG deployment: vendors, user communities,
standard groups, testing and certification.
. The role of standards for eB/eG infrastructures and business domains:
enablers or hindrances, open or proprietary? What are the risks of using
them vs. not using them.
. Migrating or transitioning to eB/eG: human, cost, organizational, and
technical factors.
. Use cases: success stories, notable failures, best practices. What lessons
do we draw from these?
. Achieving and maintaining interoperability: the role of testing, badging
and certification.
. Managing upgrades: dealing with multiple versions (infrastructure,

3. The Major Functional Requirements of an eB/eG Infrastructure: Are They
Fulfilled Today?

. Messaging: functional requirements, quality of service, performance,
context of operation, assumed network environment. Are we there yet in
supporting these? Are current standards aligned with these?
. Repositories: What is their role? Directories vs. document management,
role of meta-data, governance support, etc. How do current standards support
. Business choreographies: How much must be described and enforced? What of
the transactional aspect, contractual aspect, relationship with business
processes? Do current standards address these adequately?
. Business documents and content standards. What support exists for their
management, publishing, validation, and storage?
. Policies, Agreements and SLAs: their management, negotiation, and
standardization. Where do they fit?

4. The New Technology Environment: How Will It Impact eB/eG?

. The rise of open source and what this means for eB/eG: community model,
business model, commoditization of the infrastructure and its ownership,
moving from licensing to support and integration, synergy with open
. SOA: complement, prerequisite or mere distraction on the eB/eG deployment
path? Will it help alleviate the back-end and legacy integration that has
hindered eB/eG deployments? How can SOA infrastructure (repository, service
interfaces, ESB, semantic data mapping...) be leveraged for eB/eG? Will ESBs
move beyond the firewall?
. The new telecommunication environment: How will Next Generation Networks
(NGN) be leveraged? What is the role of SOA in NGN, integrating voice and
multimedia applications as part of eB/eG, exposing and facilitating the
adoption of network services by IT people? Is SOA a business enabler for IMS
(IP Multimedia Subsystem)-based services? What of mixed services environment
(SIP - signaling protocol - and SOAP): end-to-end security, how can SOA
infrastructure be leveraged?
. The next generation of the Web, its meaning for eB/eG: How do we leverage
syndication and Web feeds, taxonomies, semantic tagging and searches,
services on the Web and Web services, and the role of user communities?
. On-demand Software or SaaS: Is this also a new model for eB/eG
applications or is eB/eG an enabler?

* Note: The expression eB/eG should be understood in an inclusive manner,
also applying to non-governmental and non-commercial entities.


The Program Committee invites submissions of proposals for presentations,
panel discussions, and tutorials addressing the eB/eG topics listed above.
Submissions will be judged not only on the quality and originality of the
material. Consideration will also be given for how well they draw valuable
lessons and contribute to a better understanding of the current status and
future prospects of eB/eG and the role and relevance of emerging
technologies. Submissions should relate either to existing eB/eG standards
in some way, or to requirements for such standards.

The Program Committee reserves the right to adapt or restructure proposals
submitted to ensure an interesting and technically compelling program. Below
are a few more details regarding the Symposium presentations:

- Presentations may fall into the "long" category (40 minutes including
questions) or "short" (20 minutes), depending on the points they convey and
the level of detail suitable for a general audience. Authors may express
their wish for a long or
short presentation, although the Program Committee reserves the right to
make the final determination.

- Panel sessions should be 60 minutes in length. Proposals for panels should
include the topic, three to four potential panelists (name and/or role and
affiliation) and proposed format (e.g. Q&A, short presentations).

- Tutorials should be half-day sessions. Tutorial proposals should state
intended audience and learning objectives. They may fall outside the
previous submission topics provided that they are of general interest to the

OASIS will publish online proceedings of the Symposium. Authors should
arrange any necessary releases for publication prior to submitting

Additional submission guidelines may be found on the event web site:


Please send the following information using the online abstract submission
form found at:

. Full contact details of the presenter acting as the primary contact
. Full list of authors and/or additional presenters, if any
. Brief biography for all presenters/authors
. A short characterization of the presentation, e.g. listing one of the four
submission areas it falls into, and optionally the submission items within
the area.
. An extended abstract no less than 1000 words but under 2000 words
outlining the subject, title, and summarizing the key points of your
proposal, panel discussion, or tutorial.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 December 2006.  All submissions
will be acknowledged.


Proposals Due:			15 December 2006
Notification by:			15 January 2007
Final Materials Deadline:	To Be Announced in Confirmation Letter
OASIS Symposium:			15-17 April 2007
OASIS TC Meetings:		18-20 April 2007


The OASIS Technical Advisory Board (TAB) members serve as the Program

. Abbie Barbir, Nortel
. William Barnhill, Booz Allen Hamilton (Symposium Co-Chair)
. Martin Chapman, Oracle
. William Cox, Individual Member
. Jacques Durand, Fujitsu (Symposium Co-Chair)
. Paul Knight, Nortel
. Andy Lee, Changfeng Open Standards Platform Software Alliance
. Hal Lockhart, BEA Systems
. Mary McRae, OASIS
. Pete Wenzel, Sun Microsystems


Note: OASIS members are encouraged to re-send this message to colleagues and
post this information to appropriate mail lists and web sites. Your support
of the Symposium is appreciated.

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