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Subject: 15-day Public Review for Integrated Collaboration Object Model for Interoperable Collaboration Services V1.0

The OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model for Interoperable Collaboration Services (ICOM) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM) for Interoperable Collaboration Services Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 03
28 March 2012

Specification Overview:
The Integrated Collaboration Object Model (ICOM) for Interoperable Collaboration Services defines a framework for integrating a broad range of domain models for collaboration activities in an integrated and interoperable collaboration environment.
The framework is not intended to prescribe how applications or services conforming to its model implement, store, or transport the data for objects. It is intended as a basis for integrating a broad range of collaboration objects to enable seamless transitions across collaboration activities. This enables applications to maintain a complete thread of conversations across multiple collaboration activities. 

The model integrates a broad range of collaboration activities, by encompassing and improving on a range of models which are part of existing standards and technologies. The model is modular to allow extensibility. The core concepts, metadata concepts, and their relations are included in the Core, while the specific concepts and relations for each area of collaboration activities are defined in separate extension modules. 

The framework lowers the barrier for independent software vendors and open source communities to integrate collaboration services and to create collaboration tools that offer seamless user experience for diverse collaboration activities with minimal context switching. 

TC Description: 
The OASIS ICOM TC works to define a standard for integrated and interoperable enterprise collaboration. 

Public Review Period:
The public review starts 14 May 2012 and ends 29 May 2012. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file [3].

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



XML Schemas:

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model for Interoperable Collaboration Services (ICOM) TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Integrated Collaboration Object Model for Interoperable Collaboration Services V1.0 , we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. 

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Integrated Collaboration Object Model for Interoperable Collaboration Services (ICOM) TC

[2] Public Reviews:
15-day public review, 20 November 2011: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/icom/email/archives/201111/msg00010.html
30-day public review, 19 May 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201105/msg00002.html 

[3] Link to public review DIFF file 

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/icom/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
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