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Subject: OASIS TC CAll For Participation: CGM Open WebCGM TC

A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS OASIS CGM 
Open WebCGM TC Technical Committee has been proposed by the following 
members of OASIS: Dave Cruikshank, The Boeing Company; Dieter 
Weidenbruck and Benoit Bezaire, ITEDO Software GmbH; Franck Duluc, 
Airbus France; Ulrich Laesche, Ematek GmbH; Don Larson, Larson Sofware 
Technology, Inc; Forrest Carpenter, System Development, Inc; Andrew 
Moorhouse, MOD UK; Kevin O'Kane, Auto-trol Technology; and Gabriella 
Rist, Lofton Henderson, and Bruce Garner, 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/cgmo-webcgm 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 

Further information about the topic of this TC may be found on the Cover
Pages under "Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)" at 

Other information about the work topics and history of this project may 
be found at http://www.cgmopen.org/


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

Name of the TC:

OASIS CGM Open WebCGM TC Technical Committee

Statement of Purpose:

The CGM Open WebCGM TC is chartered to carry out the technical work of 
the OASIS CGM Open Member Section.  That technical work originated with 
the technical agenda of the former CGM Open Consortium Inc, which since 
January 2004 has been reorganized and integrated into OASIS as the OASIS 
CGM Open Member Section.

The purpose of the CGM Open WebCGM TC is to accelerate the further 
adoption, application, and implementation of the Computer Graphics 
Metafile (CGM), the international standard for open interchange of 
structured graphical objects and their associated attributes. The WebCGM 
Profile of CGM was developed by CGM Open and is a current recommendation 
of the W3C. WebCGM is focused on presenting dynamic technical graphics 
in the web environment.

The focus of the TC is to coordinate WebCGM with other CGM application 
areas, further develop the WebCGM profile based on requirements for 
needed features, educate users in the appropriate use of CGM and WebCGM, 
and promote interoperability of CGM and especially WebCGM applications.

At the highest level the problem being addressed by the TC is the 
improved penetration of CGM and WebCGM into their target application 
sectors and the successful implementation of multiple interoperable 
applications in those sectors.


The following is a master list of potential work items that have been 
enumerated for the CGM technical program.  This forms the scope for the 

* WebCGM future development including possible releases of new versions 
of WebCGM
* WebCGM DOM development
* Web-based CGM interoperability reporting and tracking system
* Any additional interoperability topics that are identified by the TC 
in response to the evolution of the markets, target application sectors, 
and CGM/WebCGM implementations.
* Alignment of WebCGM functionality with ATA (and other) graphics 
profile requirements
* Maintenance of product ICS (Implementation Conformance Statement) database
* Definition of semantics of XML companion data associated with WebCGM
* XML encoding of WebCGM
* An education program for users and implementers of CGM and WebCGM 

In addition, the CGM Open WebCGM  TC will maintain relationships with 
other international standards groups involved in CGM and web graphics 

Anything other than the above listed items is considered out of scope 
for the CGM Open WebCGM TC. There will be significant milestones with 
the completion of specifications dealing with WebCGM, as well as with 
the delivery of tools and services for interoperability.

List of Deliverables:

In the CGM community there is general agreement about the prioritization 
of three badly needed, partially finished work items to address the 
short-term requirements.  The following is a list of the three 
highest-priority, most critical items, from the larger set identified in 
the above Scope section:

* WebCGM DOM specification - final design at first F2F meeting with 
formal DOM acceptance six months later
* Interoperability reporting/tracking system - public availability one 
month after first F2F meeting
* Refresh of product ICS database - one month after first F2F meeting

Additional deliverables are anticipated to satisfy the other identified 
scope items described above.  Those deliverables will be defined and 
added to the TC's charter upon completion of the currently defined 

Anticipated Audience:

The anticipated audience for this work are vendors and users of 
web-based technical graphics



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

Similar Work:

The W3C SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) working group has developed a W3C 
recommendation for an XML encoded 2D graphics language for web 
applications.  The intended audience for SVG, according to the W3C, is 
quite different than that of WebCGM. The CGM Open TC will maintain a 
liaison relationship with SVG through common membership and has 
considered a mapping of WebCGM functionality to an SVG subset.

List of Contributions:

The proposers anticipate that at or after the first meeting of the TC 
the customization layer of the Web interface problem reporting and 
tracking system developed by CGM Open Inc., and based on the open source 
Mantis software, will be contributed to the TC by its owners.

First meeting:

Date: 24-27 May 2004
Time: 9:00 AM CET
Type of meeting: f2f
Location: Cologne, Germany
Sponsor: ITEDO

Ongoing Schedule:

There will be monthly telecons hosted by Boeing, and two or three f2f 
meetings per year hosted by TC members on a rotating basis.


Dave Cruikshank, david.w.cruikshank@boeing.com, The Boeing Company
Dieter Weidenbruck, dieter@itedo.com, ITEDO Software GmbH
Lofton Henderson, lofton@rockynet.com, Individual member
Franck Duluc, franck.duluc@airbus.com, Airbus France
Ulrich Laesche, ulrich@ematek.de, Ematek GmbH
Bruce Garner, brucegar@pacbell.net, Individual member
Don Larson, dlarson@cgmlarson.com, Larson Sofware Technology, Inc
Forrest Carpenter, forrest@sdicgm.com, System Development, Inc
Andrew Moorhouse, td2d3@techinfo.mod.uk, MOD UK
Kevin O'Kane, kevoka@AUTO-TROL.com, Auto-trol Technology
Gabriella Rist, Gabriella.Rist@lli.liebherr.com, Individual member
Benoit Bezaire, benoit@itedo.com, ITEDO Software GmbH

TC Convener:

Dave Cruikshank, david.w.cruikshank@boeing.com

Proposed TC Chair:

Dave Cruikshank, david.w.cruikshank@boeing.com

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