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Subject: Re: [announce] Members Approve Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) 1.1as OASIS Standard

Congratulations David!

Carol Geyer wrote:
> ** Please link to this press release at
> http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-06-19.php **
> Members Approve Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard 
> New standard lays foundation for automated information integration
> Boston, MA, USA; 19 June 2007 -- OASIS, the international standards consortium,
> today announced that its members have approved the Content Assembly Mechanism
> (CAM) version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest
> level of ratification. CAM provides an open, XML-based system for using
> business rules to define, validate, and compose specific business documents
> from generalized schema elements and structures. CAM also provides the
> foundation for creating industry libraries and dictionaries of schema elements
> and business document structures to support business process needs.
> "CAM has been described as a Swiss army knife for XML structures," said David
> Webber, chair of the OASIS Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) Technical
> Committee. "That's because CAM addresses the three issues that are crucial for
> automated information integration. It delivers the capability to design
> transactions consistently, to document their usage clearly, and to drive
> software that can apply rules and test information content correctly."
> CAM can be used wherever manipulation or validation of information content
> structures is required. The most widely used application is the validation of
> content passing through a messaging system, where CAM ensures that the
> information received is compatible with the supported business systems. CAM can
> also direct the creation or processing of transactions in a business process
> engine or be deployed as a Web service to allow trading partners to
> pre-validate XML instances before using them in message exchanges.
> "Before a Web service can exchange XML data between applications, the
> information usually needs to be validated and transformed," explained Patrick
> Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS. "CAM offers a new way to accomplish this by
> using specialized templates that allow contextual business rules to be applied
> to any XML structure. These business rules can be used to validate the
> structure or to transform XML data to fit a specified form."
> The CAM OASIS Standard was developed by representatives of AmberPoint, the U.S.
> National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Sun Microsystems, and
> others. 
> The CAM OASIS Standard and the archives of the CAM Technical Committee work are
> publicly accessible. OASIS hosts the cam-dev mailing list for exchanging
> information on implementing the standard. 
> Additional information
> CAM 1.1 OASIS Standard:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#camv1.1
> OASIS CAM Technical Committee:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/cam/
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/cam/faq.php
> About OASIS
> OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is
> a not-for-profit, international 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. The consortium produces
> open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization
> efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in
> 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600
> organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
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> Press contact:
> Carol Geyer
> OASIS Director of Communications
> carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
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