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Subject: Minutes of Atlantic UBL TC call 10 September 2014 14:00UTC



Atlantic teleconference:

  G. Ken Holman (convener)
  Ole Madsen

Pacific teleconference attendance:

  Kenneth Bengtsson
  G. Ken Holman (convener)
  Tim McGrath
  Andy Schoka


  Additions to events calendar: http://ubl.xml.org/events
    - UN-NExT Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2014
      September 24-25, 2014 - Bangkok, Thailand
    - 7th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL)
      November 5-7, 2014, Dortmund (Germany)
    - ITS World Congress 2016
      October 10-14, 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
    - UBL Face-to-face (see agenda/minutes item below)

  Review of Pacific call minutes

  Review of Atlantic call minutes

  Membership status review

    - voting status is determined by the following:
      - existing voting members must not miss two consecutive meetings to
        maintain voting status
      - non-voting members must attend two consecutive meetings to obtain
        voting status
    - committee officers (alphabetical):
      - Jon Bosak (secretary)
      - G. Ken Holman (co-chair)
      - Tim McGrath (co-chair)
    - current voting member list (alphabetical):
      - Oriol Bausa
      - Kenneth Bengtsson
      - Peter Borresen
      - Kees Duvekot
      - Martin Forsberg
      - G. Ken Holman
      - Ole Madsen
      - Tim McGrath
      - Andy Schoka
    - members approaching losing voting status:
      - Oriol Bausa
      - Peter Borresen
      - Martin Forsberg
    - what can we do to recruit more volunteers to the TC to share
      in the work?

  JIRA tickets
   - no action needed

  Web site maintenance (committee web site or UBL.xml.org)
   - the question arose regarding how to get email notifications of postings
     made to UBL.xml.org
     - Ken to add instructions to the UBL.xml.org home page
     - Tim to find ways for UBL.xml.org to feed social media

ISO/IEC DIS 19845 Universal Business Language Version 2.1 (UBL v2.1)

 - balloting now closed (stage 40.60 as of this meeting)


 - approved with 11 votes in favour (92% >= required 66%), 1 vote
   against (7% <= allowed 25%) and 22 abstentions (not counted in
   the vote)
 - the next steps are being discussed with OASIS TC administration
   and with JTC 1
 - vote details are not publicly distributed; Ken was advised that
   the simple tally can be documented

Human Interface Subcommittee (HISC) revival

 - work proceeding on Invoice, Order and Forwarding Instructions
 - Ken delayed by client obligations

UBL TC Face-to-face

 - confirmed for December 1, 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden
 - who is planning to attend?
   - please send offline to the chairs a written indication of your
     intention to attend (not a commitment, just an intention for our
     planning purposes)
 - what agenda items do we need?
   - for discussion at next meeting

UBL TC next steps

  - what promotional issues need to be addressed?
  - UBL 2 is an organic thing that can be grown

  - what do we do for implementation support?
  - should we write a companion document of how to use the specification?
  - industry-specific documentation?
  - make it easier to find what is relevant without changing the actual

  - how about another UBL International conference in order to
    promote the release of UBL 2.1?  Can anyone host this conference?
      http://ublconference.com or http://ublconference.org
      - perhaps an event in North America and in Europe in 2014/2015
        - Washington DC, Burlington MA (OASIS)?

  - how about a Twitter feed of UBL adoption and announcements?

  - what subject matter issues need to be addressed?
    - more transportation co-ordination issues
    - communications with transportation regulatory organizations
    - DBE-Core Information Set requirements?

  - what technical issues need to be addressed?
    - are any schema changes needed?
    - suggestion for new requirements for existing documents:
      - customs document alignment
      - tendering document alignment
    - should we have a multitude of smaller documents for process
      purposes, rather than larger documents?

  - what educational materials need to be made available?
    - how about YouTube videos regarding access to the UBL package?


 Next meetings:

   2014-09-17 Cancelled due to anticipated absence of many Atlantic call
              members attending another joint meeting
   2014-09-24 Pacific 00:00UTC/20:00EDT, Atlantic 14:00UTC/16:00CEST/10:00EDT
   2014-10-01 Pacific 00:00UTC/20:00EDT, Atlantic 14:00UTC/16:00CEST/10:00EDT

 Will anyone be requesting a leave of absence in the near future?  For
 privacy reasons, this discussion will be kept off of the minutes.

 TC calendar:

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