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Subject: OASIS News 9 Sept 2005

9 September 2005

Welcome to OASIS News, a weekly update of announcements, accomplishments, and activities for the international standards consortium.

OASIS FWSI TC Submits Specs for Public Review

The OASIS Framework for Web Services Implementation (FWSI) TC has approved the FWSI Functional Elements Specification v1.0 and FWSI
Web Service Implementation Guidelines v1.0 for public review. All interested parties are encouraged to provide comments on these
documents, designed to define methods and functional components for broad, multi-platform, vendor-neutral cross-industry
implementation of Web services. Comments must be received by 31 Oct.


OASIS UBL TC Forms Procurement and Transportation Subcommittees

The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC has formed two new subcommittees (SC). The OASIS UBL Procurement SC will maintain
definitions of UBL semantics or conceptual models as they relate to the context of procurement, and will be chaired by Mark Leitch
of the UK Office of Government Commerce. The OASIS UBL Transportation SC will maintain definitions of semantics or conceptual models
as they relate to the context of transportation. This SC will be chaired by Tami Kamarudin of CrimsonLogic.


BEA Upgrades to OASIS Foundation Sponsor

OASIS gratefully acknowledges the support of BEA Systems as the Consortium's newest Foundational Sponsor member. Choosing to upgrade
its membership in this way, BEA demonstrates the highest level of commitment to open standards by underwriting the mission of OASIS.
The company also becomes the newest sponsor of The Cover Pages (http://xml.coverpages.org/), widely regarded as the definitive
online resource for XML and related structured information standards. BEA Systems, Inc. (http://www.bea.com) is a world leader in
enterprise infrastructure software, providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services.
BEA joins other OASIS Foundational Sponsors, Innodata Isogen, SAP, and Sun Microsystems.


OASIS to Provide Standards Track at BuilConn Europe

The Consortium will be providing a conference track, "OASIS Standards Driving Growth," at BuilConn Europe 2005 on 9 Nov in
Amersterdam. Chaired by OASIS European Representative, Pim van der Eijk, the track will examine the growth of XML and Web services
standards and associated business opportunities in the context of the building industry. BuilConn helps individuals involved in
building and facility management take an objective and comprehensive view of the buildings industry, understand the technologies and
trends that shape it, and discover the steps required to implement truly intelligent, integrated buildings. There is a 20% discount
for early registration, and OASIS members receive an additional 10% off. Contact barbara.erbes@oasis-open.org for details.


OASIS Welcomes New Staff Member

Peter Roden has joined the OASIS staff to manage the business development activities worldwide. His primary responsibility will be
to grow participation in OASIS technical committees, and he welcomes suggestions and input from all members. Peter spent ten years
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he managed systems development and operations for Project Athena and led the MIT
ECAT initiative, which developed the world's first B2B electronic commerce project. Peter also helped define the Open Buying on the
Internet (OBI) standard and served as the first executive director of the OBI Consortium. He can be reached via email at


12-14 Sept
Enterprise World Management
Bethesda, MD USA
The WSDM OASIS InterOp will be featured.

13-14 Sept
LRC-X Conference
Limerick, Ireland
Patrick Gannon will be the OASIS keynote speaker.

15 Sept
OASIS Webinar: ebXML Registry v3.0 OASIS Standard How to Publish, Manage, Govern, Discover, and Reuse Artifacts for eBusiness, SOA,
and Other Applications http://www.oasis-open.org/events/webinars/webinars.php

22-23 Sept
Standardization and the Law: Developing the Golden Mean for Global Trade Stanford, CA, USA
OASIS members are eligible for a 100 USD discount by using code WO.

17-18 Oct
OASIS Adoption Forum
London, United Kingdom
This event is hosted by OASIS, and there is a discount for registering by 9 Sept.

17-18 Oct
Service Oriented Architecture
Houston, TX, USA
OASIS Director of Development, Andy Moir, will be presenting.
This event is cosponsored by OASIS.

17-19 Oct
Business Process eXcellence Summit
San Diego, CA, USA
This event is cosponsored by OASIS.

18-19 October 2005
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services Best Practices Chicago, IL, USA
Andy Moir will be speaking.
This event is cosponsored by OASIS.

19-21 October 2005
SOA Summit
San Diego, CA, USA
This event is cosponsored by OASIS.

26-28 October 2005
OASIS Open Standards Day Australia
Sydney, Australia
Patrick Gannon will be the keynote speaker.


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