OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

ebxml-iic message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Subject: Re: [ebxml-iic] ebXML IIC TC -- announcement of new chair


My preference would be to hold off on the f-2-f and have it in 
Barcelona.  Many of us will or can be in Barcelona, so it would be a 
cost saving for some of us.  The majority should rule in this matter, 
however, so hopefully others will comment on this.


On Monday, March 11, 2002, at 01:53  PM, Jacques Durand wrote:

> All:
> Thanks to all for your support and trust (such a strong showing could
> almost be as embarrassing as too little... expectations are high!)
> A few announcements and information items, on which your comments are 
> welcome:
> 1. Next week, Monday 3/18, we'll have again a conference call, same 
> time.
> (after that we'll resume bi-weekly.) Agenda will include:
> [f-2-f & Barcelona meetings, COnf testing/test cases and proposed 
> subgroups on this,
> our involvment in OAG testbed, other items?(let me know)]
> 2. Would a f-2-f meeting sometime in second half of April be OK with 
> everyone?
> Any proposal where? (default: San Jose / Fujitsu)
> SOme agenda items for this meeting would be:
> (1) organizational matters, where we are regarding the charter, our 
> objectives.
> (2)to review proposed conformance test cases for MS, (possibly for 
> the testbed architecture design supposed to run them, and technology 
> assumed (tools, mode of use).
> (3) How to cooperate with other groups, support them and leverage their 
> resources/assets/experience:
> NIST, OAG, RosettaNet, other ebXML TCs.
> 3. Update on the  conformance testing, design architecture and use 
> cases:
> the Conformance Testing Task Force (CTTF) is currently defining, for MS:
> (1) a format to define test cases, their input and output, that should 
> be processeable
> (you guessed it: will be in XML...). Includes relevant CPA data.
> (2) sample test case(s) for MS conformance Level 1 (Core)
> (3) overall architecture that will process these definitions, and 
> operational scenarios.
> As I said this morning, we consider the prototyping of this 
> architecture as a necessary
> step to come-up with a valid design of the test cases and their format, 
> even if our charter
> does not mandate this.
> 4. CTTF, what is next:
> We believe a testbed prototype is the best starting point for another 
> entity (NIST?,
> ebXML member company?) to take over the productization of a conformance 
> testbed, which should
> normally aim at a certification tool. A complete testbed, able to run 
> all test cases required
> for conformance, is probably out of reach - and out of charter - for 
> IIC, as Hima noted. 
> But we really want to make sure conformance testing will get interest - 
> and show results - in time:
> MS 2.0x has just been submitted to OASIS, there are already a few 
> freshly baked implementations out,
> undergoing interoperability tests. June/July seems to be a converging 
> milestone here...
> Also, as soon as the format of test cases and their processing schemes 
> are stable,
> we will mobilize more people - IIC and other TCs - to add/review more 
> test cases.
> For this, each ebXML standard could have its CTTF. In each CTTF we 
> would find:
> (a) "subject matter experts (SME)", who know the spec well and would 
> define test cases for it,
> (b) "architects", who know the testbed architecture supposed to run the 
> cases, will check the
> cases format, their processing.
> Given expected similarities in technology/tools/formats, architects 
> could be shared across CTTFs.
> By April 5th, current CTTF should publish Version 1 of a "Conformance 
> Testing Design" document,
> that describes the proposed testing technology and case formats, for 
> your review.
> 5. Implementation Guidelines: in progress, thanks to editor Michael 
> Wang, who came
> up with a substantial draft. We need reviewer. Make sure you 
> communicate to him
> any implementation feedback / advices that can help other 
> implementations interoperate
> with yours! 1-page contributions are perfectly fine. I am especially 
> calling for known
> MS 2.0x implementors  (SterlingCommerce, CycloneCommerce, bTrade, 
> Sybase, XML Global, Fujitsu...)
> 6. Some mailing sub-list(s) will be created on COnformance Testing, so 
> that those interested
> can follow this activity and comment on it. Archive documents as well.
> 7. Jeff Eck is the contact point for XML Europe / ebXML meeting in 
> Barcelona: let him know
> your attendence. (Would those going to Barcelona, still consider going 
> even if we have
> a f-2-f before?)
> Regards,
> jacques Durand
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philippe De Smedt [mailto:pdesmedt@agentisinternational.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 11:27 AM
> To: ebxml-iic@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [ebxml-iic] ebXML IIC TC -- announcement of new chair
> All,
> It is my pleasure to confirm my announcement in this morning's OASIS 
> ebXML
> Implementation, Interoperability, and Conformance Technical Committee 
> (IIC
> TC) conference call that Jacques Durand of Fujitsu has been elected 
> chair of
> the IIC TC. He had 12 votes. There were no opposing candidates.
> I'm sure you'll all agree that with Jacques at the helm, the TC will
> continue to be involved in a number of very impactful activities, and I 
> urge
> you all to participate in them as much as you can. Thank you.
> It's been a pleasure working with all of you during my tenure as chair.
> -Philippe
> Philippe De Smedt
> formerly chair of the ebXML IIC TC
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription
> manager: <http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl>
Matthew MacKenzie
XML Global R&D
PGP Key available upon request.

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Powered by eList eXpress LLC