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Subject: OASIS TC Call for Participation: ebSOA TC

A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS Electronic 
Business Service Oriented Architecture Technical Committee (ebSOA TC)
has been proposed by the following members of OASIS: Duane Nickull and 
Matt Mackenzie, Adobe Systems; Joseph Chuisano, Booz Allen Hamilton; 
David Burdett, Commerce One; Dale Moberg, Cyclone Commerce; Steve 
Ross-Talbot, Enigmatic Corporation; Ron Schuldt, Lockheed Martin; Tim 
Mathews, LMI; and Paul Spencer and Ravi Panja, Individual Members.

The proposal for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC Process
(see http://oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml), and is appended to
this message. The TC name, statement of purpose, scope, list of 
deliverables, audience, and language specified in the proposal will 
constitute the TC's charter. The TC Process allows these items to be 
clarified (revised); such clarifications (revisions), as well as 
submissions of technology for consideration by the TC and the beginning 
of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.

As specified by the OASIS TC Process, the requirements for becoming a
member of the TC at the first meeting are that you must 1) be an
employee of an OASIS member organization or an Individual member of
OASIS; 2) notify the TC chair of your intent to participate at least 15
days prior to the first meeting; and 3) attend the first meeting of the
TC. For OASIS members, to register for the TC using the OASIS
collaborative tools, go to the TC's public web page at
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebsoa and click on the button for
"Join This TC" at the top of the page. You may add yourself to the
roster of the TC either as a Prospective Member (if you intend to become
a member of the TC) or an Observer. A notice will automatically be sent
to the TC chair, which fulfills requirement #2 above.

OASIS members may also join the TC after the first meeting. Note that
membership in OASIS TCs is by individual, and not by organization.

Non-OASIS members may read the TC's mail list archive, view the TC's web
page, and send comments to the TC using a web form available on the TC's
web page; click the "Send A Comment" button. The archives of the TC's
mail list and public comments are visible at


Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

The following items will be part of the normative TC charter

a. The name of the TC.

OASIS Electronic Business Service Oriented Architecture Technical Committee.

b. A statement of purpose, including a definition of the problem to be 

Continue work on the ebXML Technical Architecture to bring it from v1.04 
to a more current architecture that takes into account both subsequent 
releases of the ebXML specifications and other Web Services and 
service-oriented architecture works including the work of the W3C Web 
Services Architecture WG. There are no current efforts on the ebXML 
Technical Architecture and that specification (currently in v1.04) needs 
to be updated to reflect changes within several of the other ebXML and 
Web Services specifications. See the "Identification of similar or 
applicable work" section below for a partial list.

  c. The scope of the work of the TC.

The TC will:
-- Assess the subsequent and related works noted herein and the 
implementation experience of the existing ebXML and Web Services 
-- Update the descriptive and normative statements of existing ebXML and 
Web Services specifications in an updated Technical Architecture 
document(s) to reflect the subsequent approved versions, and the other 
developments and implementation experiences described here.
-- Assess the implementability and interoperability of the multiple 
ebXML and Web Services specifications, provide comments and suggestions 
to the TCs managing the individual specifications, and identify gaps or 
future work (if any) needed or desirable for useful complete 
-- Assess the implementability and interoperability of other relevant 
approved e-business and web services standards with one or more existing 
ebXML specifications, provide comments and suggestions (if any) to the 
TCs and other panels managing the relevant individual specifications, 
and (if the TC requests) provide non-normative examples or suggestions 
for useful combinations and extensions of the various specifications.
-- Adhere to the requirements of the ebXML Requirements Specification 
(v1.06) and/or later revisions.
-- Provide an opportunity for each TC that manages an individual ebXML 
and/or Web Service(s) specifications to comment on and correct any 
descriptions or characterizations of those specifications before they 
are incorporated into any work approved by this TC.

The TC will not publish normative public guidance about an existing 
ebXML specification that contradicts the approved text. Suggestions for 
change or extension should be welcome and recorded, but expressed in a 
manner that does not undermine the approved specifications as the 
primary source of ebXML technical guidance.

In no event shall this Technical Committee finalize or approve any 
technical specification if it believes that the use, distribution, or 
implementation of such specification would necessarily require the 
unauthorized infringement of any third party rights known to the 
Technical Committee, and such third party has not agreed to provide 
necessary license rights on perpetual, royalty-free, non-discriminatory 

d. A list of deliverables, with completion dates.

1. An eBusiness Service Oriented Architecture Technical Specification  – 
completion date in eighteen months from formation of this TC, with 
incremental drafts published on a regular basis in advance of completion.
2. A Service Oriented Architecture (including ebXML and Web Services) 
Best Practices Document (first version) – a non prescriptive 
(illustrative) guide to help implement a modern SOA.  Completion date is 
twelve months after the completion of the architecture above.

e. The anticipated audience or users of the work.

All OASIS ebXML and Web Service TCs, non-OASIS ebXML and Web Service 
standards groups and SOA implementers, vendors, eGovernment personnel 
and users are the primary audience. The work should be of interest to 
anyone involved with Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) regardless of 
the standards body under which the work is sanctioned.

f. The language in which the TC will conduct business.

English. The TC may elect to form subcommittees that will produce 
localized documentation of the TC's work in additional languages.

The following is informational only for the purposes of starting the TC, 
and will not be part of the TC's charter.

a. Identification of similar or applicable work that is being done in 
other OASIS TCs or by other organizations, why there is a need for 
another effort in this area and how this proposed TC will be different, 
and what level of liaison will be pursued with these other organizations.

All ebXML and Web Services groups are the primary target of this 
architecture. Liaisons will be decided by team consensus based on needs. 
  It is anticipated that liaisons will be needed for all ebXML and Web 
Services Technical Committees and may be necessary or useful for the 
following organizations (Note: this is a non-exhaustive list)

OASIS ebXML Messaging TC
OASIS ebXML Registry TC
UN/CEFACT teams with ebXML-related work
W3C WS Choreography Working Group
W3C WS Description Working Group
W3C XML Protocol Working Group

b. Optionally, a list of contributions of existing technical work that 
the proposers anticipate will be made to this TC.

The ebXML Technical Architecture v1.04
The ebXML Requirements document v1.06

c. The date and time of the first meeting, whether it will be held in 
person or by phone, and who will sponsor this first meeting.

Date: 29 April 2004
Time: 1-5pm CT
Face to Face at the OASIS Symposium, New Orleans
Meeting Sponsor: OASIS

d. The projected on-going meeting schedule for the year following the 
formation of the TC, or until the projected date of the final 
deliverable, whichever comes first, and who will be expected to sponsor 
these meetings.

Meeting schedule will be monthly conference calls as well as quarterly 
Face to Face meetings pending approval and adoption by the TC.
Sponsor: Adobe Systems Inc. (TBD – pending approval by new TC)

e. The names, electronic mail addresses, and membership affiliations of 
at least three Eligible Persons who support this proposal and are 
committed to the charter and projected meeting schedule.

Duane Nickull, dnickull@adobe.com, Adobe Systems
Matt Mackenzie, mattm@adobe.com, Adobe Systems
Joseph Chuisano, chiusano_joseph@bah.com, Booz Allen Hamilton
David Burdett, david.burdett@commerceone.com, Commerce One
Dale Moberg, dmoberg@cyclonecommerce.com, Cyclone Commerce
Steve Ross-Talbot, steve@enigmatec.net, Enigmatic Corporation
Ron Schuldt, ron.l.schuldt@lmco.com, Lockheed Martin
Tim Mathews, tmathews@lmi.org, LMI
Ravi Panja, rpanja@insyncinfo.com, Individual Member
Paul Spencer, paul.spencer@boynings.co.uk, Individual Member

f. The name and email address of the TC Convener.

Duane Nickull, dnickull@adobe.com

g. The name(s) and email address(es) of the proposed TC chair or co-chairs.

Duane Nickull    dnickull@adobe.com    Proposed Chair

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